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Five-year-old boy hit by lightning after touching tap during Gold Coast storm

A young boy has been taken to hospital and several people in a unit block have been assessed by paramedics after separate lightning strikes on homes on the Gold Coast. The five-year-old suffered burns to his hands and back around 4.45pm on Wednesday at a house at Tallai, said Gavin Fuller …

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Bird flu warning: keepers told to keep poultry inside

All bird keepers, from poultry farmers to families with a few chickens, have been ordered to house their animals for a month to protect the UK from a virulent outbreak of avian flu on mainland Europe. The government chief vet, Nigel Gibbens, has declared a “prevention zone” for England that …

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Aceh earthquake: 54 dead and dozens feared trapped in Indonesia

At least 54 people died and dozens were feared trapped in collapsed buildings after a powerful earthquake struck off Indonesia’s Sumatra island at dawn. Search and rescue teams in Aceh province, an area previously devastated by a massive quake and tsunami on Dec. 26, 2004, used tractors to shift the …

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Fisherman seriously injured by shark he had caught himself

A fisherman has been seriously injured after he was bitten by a shark he had caught off the Australian coast. Paramedics said the victim, aged in his 70s, was in a boat alone off Queenscliff, in Victoria, when he was attacked by the 1.5m (5ft) shark. The man was reportedly …

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How Smart Can Dogs Be? Watch This


Watch this video and see how smart and funny dogs could possibly be. They are intelligent beautiful creatures.

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Japan earthquake: 6.6 magnitude quake hits western Japan


An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.6 struck Tottori and other areas of western Japan on Friday afternoon, the Japan Meteorological Agency said, causing power outage and damage to some houses. No tsunami warning was issued. The 2:07 p.m. quake registered lower 6 on the Japanese seismic intensity scale …

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