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U.S. Coast Guard fires on Iranian boat

The U.S. Coast Guard fired at an Iranian fishing dhow in the Persian Gulf after the Iranian boat pointed a machine gun at the American crew, the Navy says.

Woman fights off leopard attack

The fight lasted half an hour and pitted a leopard against a woman armed only with a farm tool in an isolated field in India.

Why we are all in our own bubble

Ever feel like you're living in a bubble? You are. Our whole solar system is, say space scientists, who published work last month corroborating its existence. And, oh, what a bubble it is! 300 light years long. And about a million degrees hot.

Panda faked pregnancy for buns?

A giant panda intended to be the star of the first ever live broadcast of the birth of panda cubs has lost the role -- after it was discovered the bear is not pregnant after all, Chinese state media reported.

The easy way to become king

Don't like the country you live in? Why not create your own, as many people have done. We uncover the parallel world of "micronationalism."

Compensation for Fukushima suicide

Four years after the meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, questions about the lingering physical and mental health toll of the disaster persist.

Japanese MP denies meth charges

A Japanese lawmaker facing drug charges punishable by death has pleaded not guilty in a Chinese court, Chinese state media reports.

Front line in cancer battle

Doctor Lieping Chen has discovered a protein that helps shield cancer from the immune system.

Man who fixed football confesses

Convicted match fixer Wilson Raj Perumal boasts to CNN of fixing World Cup games adding: "I was on the bench and telling players what to do, giving orders to the coach."

Can this woman save us from an asteroid strike?

Nelly Ben Hayoun is on a mission to convince the world -- and especially governments and the United Nations -- to take threats such as potential asteroid strikes more seriously.

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