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Expensive coughs and cancer-fighting aspirin

Rehena, a garment worker rescued from the rubble of the collapsed Rana Plaza building, waits for a prosthesis operation. REUTERS/Andrew Biraj

Gallery: One year after a deadly collapse

Video and pictures of the garment workers and families still affected by the Rana Plaza collapse in Bangladesh, which killed more than 1,000 people.

 

Equality, coming right up?

Lawyers began arguing their case to end a ban on same-sex marriage in Oregon.

 

Video: Signed, seal-ed, delivered

A Russian team rehabilitates injured seals and returns them to the wild.

 

Aspirin’s role in preventing colon cancer

Scientists have uncovered more about how an over-the-counter pill can help avoid colorectal cancer.

 

Mississippi ups abortion restrictions

A new law makes it illegal to terminate a pregnancy in the southern state after 20 weeks.

 

Allergy expenses nothing to sneeze at

When it comes to managing the seasonal sniffles, the costs add up quickly.

 

Gallery: The rest of us are garbage

People magazine has ranked the 10 most beautiful women in the world. Spoiler alert: They’re all famous actors, models and singers.

Bear necessities and going bare

 

A grizzly bear stands up at St-Felicien Wildlife Zoo in St-Felicien, Quebec September 24, 2008. REUTERS/Mathieu Belanger

A bear hug 

An environmental group is fighting to protect grizzlies in Montana and Idaho, with fewer than 50 remaining in some regions.

 

Gallery: And speaking of baring it all…

Bikini-clad skiers and snowboarders competed (in the freezing cold) for free lift tickets at a Washington resort.

A fight over marbles – and college admissions

 

A U.N. peacekeeper stands guard near the scene where about 200 people were killed during an attack in Bentiu. REUTERS/Emre Rende

Hundreds killed in South Sudan massacre

Rebels hunted down civilians hiding from violence in a crucial oil-producing town.

 

Label it ‘kinda, sorta juice’ 

The Supreme Court squeezed Coca-Cola for answers over one of its pomegranate drinks – which only contains trace amounts of fruit.

Dirty diamonds, dangerous flying and a love story

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford reacts on the podium during his campaign launch party in Toronto, April 17, 2014. REUTERS/Mark Blinch

Gallery: Rob Ford – no joke

The much-lampooned, crack-smoking Toronto mayor is launching his campaign for re-election — for better or worse.

 

Video: Your move, blood diamonds

A designer plans to vacuum smog out of Beijing and use the pollution particles to create jewels.

Bad apples, dirty soil and rocky skies

 

A woman works at a vegetable garden next a canal with polluted waters in Kunshan, Jiangsu province, September 5, 2011. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Forget the smog – check the ground

While China’s hazy skies have attracted concern, soil pollution is a widespread problem as well.

 

One bad apple…

The city of Portland, Oregon flushed away 38 million gallons of drinking water after a man urinated in its reservoir.

Internet drones, designer turtles and dubious Facebookers

 

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Video: Internet access, coming to a drone near you

Google is looking to solar-powered drones to bring wireless access to remote regions.

 

Hey! Quit poking your ex!

Adding “romantic interests” to your Facebook friend list could spell trouble for your current relationship.

 

Video: Sea turtle – on a fin and a prayer 

An endangered sea turtle may be able to breed again thanks to a new prosthetic limb.

Holy Week, Pistorius and a marauding bear

Prosecutor to Pistorius: ‘You armed yourself to kill her’

The prosecutor in the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius ends his five-day cross-examination by insisting that the double amputee track athlete deliberately killed his girlfriend after an argument.

Breakingviews video: China’s WH Group’s latest plans for Smithfield

Not long after acquiring Smithfield, China’s WH Group is lining up a Hong Kong IPO that values the U.S. pork producer at a further premium.

When marauding bears attack

Massive mammal clamps its jaw around Florida woman’s head, tries to drag her off. Woman survives. Watch video.

An eclipse and wedding bills

Turn around! It’s a total eclipse of – the moon

Grab some redeye coffee: a lunar eclipse will be visible from North America beginning at 1:58 a.m. EDT Tuesday.

 

Video: The eye of the (littlest) tigers

The Mini Arctic Man race brings together kids as young as four for heated competition

 

Seeing the light on climate change?

A United Nations report offers dire warnings on global warming.

 

“I dos” after 30? Watch the tab.

Couples tying the knot after their twenties still hear wedding bells – but they also see the wedding bills.

Banksy bucks, robotic needles and a royal race

An installation by British artist Banksy is seen on a wall outside Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York October 31, 2013. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Anti-capitalism, now selling for $8 a share

A new art exchange allows collectors to buy “shares” of works by Banksy and other street artists.

 

Video: Robotic needle eliminates blood clot threat

Scientists have developed a method of sucking dangerous blockages out of the brain, without damaging the surrounding tissue.

Bionic bunnies, frothy flowers and problematic pot

A New York University student celebrates in the Washington Square Park fountain after graduation ceremonies in New York. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Tackling the tidal wave of college costs 

The average amount U.S. families are saving for tuition has risen along with stock prices.

 

Where there’s smoke…

China inspected 25,000 industrial firms to help uncover the nation’s smog epidemic. Unsurprisingly, there were many violations.

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