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China monitoring animals to predict earthquakes
Earthquake
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Earthquake
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China monitoring animals to predict earthquakes

AFP - July 6, 2015

BEIJING, China -- Chinese government researchers are using chickens, fish and toads to try to predict earthquakes, media reported. The seismological bureau in the eastern city of…

Man throws religious icons into Costa Rica’s Poás Volcano
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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Man throws religious icons into Costa Rica’s Poás Volcano

Zach Dyer - July 3, 2015

Most people visit Costa Rica's volcanoes to admire their beauty, but one man apparently had a different idea. The news website CRHoy.com posted a video Thursday reportedly…

Costa Rica gets presidential piglet
Business
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Business
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Costa Rica gets presidential piglet

Zach Dyer - July 1, 2015

It might have been a white elephant for some, but Costa Rican President Luis Guillermo Solís has adopted a piglet given to him during a protest on…

3 arrested after rustling pigs into a car
Crime
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Crime
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3 arrested after rustling pigs into a car

Zach Dyer - March 30, 2015

It seems that there is no limit to what livestock thieves can fit in the trunk of a car. Police arrested three suspected hog rustlers who managed…

Costa Rica police rescue mule hidden in car’s trunk
Crime
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Crime
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Costa Rica police rescue mule hidden in car’s trunk

L. Arias - March 19, 2015

National Police officers conducting routine inspections near Costa Rica’s northern border were shocked to find a mule hidden inside a car’s trunk. Officers from the Public Security Ministry…

World tallest and shortest men meet on Guinness Records Day
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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World tallest and shortest men meet on Guinness Records Day

Robin Millard | AFP - November 13, 2014

LONDON – The world's tallest and shortest men came face to shin on Thursday to celebrate the 10th annual Guinness World Records Day, as people across the globe…

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