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Australian wildlife authorities have been hunting the monster saltwater crocodile for eight years

Australia monster croc caught after eight-year hunt

By Agence France-Presse An elusive monster saltwater crocodile weighing 600 kilograms (1,328 pounds) has finally been caught after an eight-year hunt in Australia, officials said…

Biogeochemistry lab manager Janet Hope from the ANU research school of earth sciences holds a vial of coloured porphyrins (pink coloured liquid), believed to be some of the oldest pigments in the world. Photograph: Lannon Harley/Australian National University/Manila Bulletin

Scientists discover world’s oldest colors in Africa

By the Philippine News Agency WASHINGTON -- Scientists have discovered the oldest colors in the geological record, 1.1 billion-year-old pigments extracted from rocks deep beneath the…


China chili fest gets off to scorching start

By Agence France-Presse An annual chili pepper festival kicked off Monday in central China's spice-loving Hunan province with a chili-eating contest in which the winner…

(Photo courtesy of Cedjie Aquino)

Filipino teacher part of Thai cave rescue

By Katherine Marajas Christoffer 'Cedjie' John Aquino, an English teacher and a rock climbing instructor, took his part as he was one of those volunteers tasked…

(photo from AP)

Real-life ‘Spiderman’ joins Paris Fire Brigade

After rescuing a toddler dangling from a balcony last May, Mamoudou Gassama a.k.a. “Spiderman” has recently started his voluntary civic service roles at the Paris…