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A worker stands below the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS), a general-purpose detector at the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN) Large Hadron Collider (LHC), during maintenance works on July 19, 2013 in Meyrin, near Geneva | AFP FILE | MANILA BULLETIN

Scientists unveil doubly-charmed new particle

By Agence France-Presse European scientists said Thursday they have discovered a new subatomic particle containing a never-before-seen combination of quarks -- the most basic building…



This undated recent photograph shows 73-year-old Rohaya binti Kiagus Muhammad Jakfar (right) sitting with her 15-year-old teenage husband Selamet Riyadi (left) in Baturaja, South Sumatra province. (AFP / MANILA BULLETIN)

Indonesian teenage boy weds 73-year-old bride

By Agence France-Presse A teenage boy has married his 73-year-old lover in a remote village on Indonesia's Sumatra, officials said, after the unconventional couple threatened…

A 14-day-old pygmy hippopotamus, native to the forests and swamps of West Africa, is presented to the press at the Buin Zoo, in Buin, about 50km south of Santiago, on July 5, 2017. (AFP PHOTO / Martin BERNETTI / MANILA BULLETIN)

Check it out: a baby pygmy hippo

By Agence France-Presse Talk about a cute critter: a hippo small enough to fit in a pet cage. Unveiled to the press Wednesday at a…

Joey Chestnut wins the Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest, marking his 10th victory in the event, Tuesday, July 4, 2017, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. He downed 72 hot dogs and buns in 10 minutes. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

Activists protesting hot dog contest released

By Associated Press A handful of animal rights activists who were taken into police custody as they tried to unfold a banner at the annual…