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Australian Man Earns Bravery Award For Pulling Shark Off Victim

Australia man earns bravery award

An Australian man received a bravery award Monday for pulling a 12-foot great white shark off a victim amidst a cloud of blood. Trevor Burns, 50, earned the Star of Courage for rescuing Elyse Frankcom, 19, off the southwestern coastal town of Rockingham, according to the Associated Press. In 2010, Frankcom was a guide showing… Read more »

Celebrated African Author Chinua Achebe Dies At 82

Chinua Achebe dies

Nigerian novelist and poet Chinua Achebe has died. Penguin, Achebe’s publisher, confirmed his death at the age of 82 on Friday. Beyond confirmation of his death, Penguin did not release any other details. A spokeswoman said that the family would release a statement sometime today. Achebe was a Nigerian novelist and poet, best known for… Read more »

Royal Baby Gets A Nickname: Our Little Grape

Pregnant Kate Middleton Not Too Sick To Hit Swiss Ski Resort

Kate Middleton and Prince William haven’t decided on a royal baby name yet but they have started using a nickname: Little Grape. According to Yahoo News, the happy couple arrived at the nickname after Kate was told that the fetus was about the size of a “little grape” when she was nine weeks pregnant. Kate… Read more »

Black Death Skeletons Unearthed In London

Black Death Skeletons Unearthed

Thirteen Black Death skeletons were unearthed in London, archaeologists announced on Friday. The skeletons were dug up by workers on the £15 billion Crossrail project. While only 13 skeletons have been dug up so far, up to 50,000 people may be buried at the site in Charterhouse Square. The area was mentioned as a plague… Read more »

Shark Hero Who Saved Toddlers Sacked Because He Was On Sick Leave

Shark Hero Who Saved Toddlers Sacked Because He Was On Sick Leave

A British tourist who wrestled a shark away from toddlers on an Australian beach has been sacked after returning home because he was on sick leave. Paul Marshallsea, a 62-year-old charity worker from Wales, was hailed as hero back in January when he grabbed hold of the shark’s tail as it swam towards toddlers playing… Read more »

Two US Soldiers Killed By Afghan Police Officer


An Afghan police officer killed two US soldiers and two fellow Afghan police officers in a surprise attack Monday morning. The shooter died in the resulting firefight. An Afghan police officer stood up in the back of a police pickup truck with a machine gun and opened fire upon US special forces and Afghan policemen… Read more »