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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.

From back seat, Canadian boy turns mother in for drunk driving

A young Canadian boy called police to alert them that his mother was illegally driving under the influence of alcohol with him in the vehicle, police said Friday.

LOOK: Baby goat born with human-like features

ILOCOS NORTE - A goat with human-like features was born in Barangay Saud in Badoc, Ilocos Norte Thursday afternoon.

Woman expects iPhone, gets baking soda

CAGAYAN DE ORO - A woman was disappointed after receiving two boxes of baking soda instead of an expensive mobile phone from a package delivered by the Philippine Postal Corporation (Philpost) to her home in Cagayan de Oro City.