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Intruder dies in chimney after homeowner lights fire

A suspected burglar who attempted to enter a California home through the chimney died on Saturday after the homeowner lit a fire without realizing anyone was inside, police said.

Aussie police rush to scene of killing, find dead spider

SYDNEY, Australia - Piercing screaming and shouts of "I'm going to kill you" prompted Australian police to rush to a Sydney home at 2am, only to find an embarrassed man and a large spider.

S. Korea professor jailed for force-feeding student feces

SEOUL, South Korea - A South Korean court on Thursday jailed a university professor for 12 years for forcing a student to eat human faeces and drink urine during a two-year period of physical and psychological assault. 

Loneliness increases risk of early death, says new study

Loneliness can increase the risk of premature death by 14 percent in older adults, according to a study published Monday that posits a physiological basis for the phenomenon.

Australian Phuc Dat Bich 'honored' after name goes viral

AUSTRALIA - Australian man Phuc Dat Bich, who became an Internet sensation after complaining his Facebook page kept being shut down, says he is honored his name has made people laugh.

Dog shoots hunter in France

MESPLEDE, France - A hunter suffered gunshot wounds after his dog accidentally fired his rifle on Monday near a small town in southwestern France's Basque Country, officials said.

No need to unfriend: Facebook tests tools for ex-lovers

Facebook began testing tools that curtail how much ex-partners see of one another and their posts at the social network

LOOK: Massive diamond found in Botswana

A 1,111 carat diamond has been discovered at a mine in Botswana, said to be the biggest find in more than a century, according to the mine company.

PANOORIN: APEC 'jeepney' na may videoke

Mayroong espesyal na sasakyan para sa mga mamamahayag na nagko-cover ng APEC. 

Indonesia sorry over HIV sneezing link posters

JAKARTA - Indonesia's health ministry has apologized after a printing error led to posters being put up claiming that HIV can be transmitted through mosquito bites, swimming and sneezing, an official said Wednesday.