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Florida man fighting for his life after chasing monkey

DESTIN, Fla. — A Florida man now living in Bali is fighting for his life after he fell from a roof while chasing a monkey that had stolen his favourite Pittsburgh Steelers cap.
London Zoo fire:  1 aardvark dead, 4 meerkats presumed dead

London Zoo fire: 1 aardvark dead, 4 meerkats presumed dead

LONDON — Firefighters and zookeepers rushed to help as a blaze broke out at the London Zoo on Saturday morning, but they were unable to save an aardvark named Misha and four meerkats.
Conductor Dutoit denies sexual misconduct allegations

Conductor Dutoit denies sexual misconduct allegations

LONDON — Renowned conductor Charles Dutoit on Saturday denied serious accusations of sexual misconduct that have caused major symphonies in Europe, Australia and the United States to suspend relationships with him.
US agrees to send lethal weapons to Ukraine, angering Russia

US agrees to send lethal weapons to Ukraine, angering Russia

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration has approved a plan to provide lethal weapons to Ukraine, a long-awaited move that deepens America's involvement in the military conflict and may further strain relations with Russia.
New year to be a challenge for Republicans in Congress

New year to be a challenge for Republicans in Congress

WASHINGTON — Their tax bill triumph in the rear-view mirror, Republicans running Congress face a 2018 in which they'll need Democratic votes to get almost anything done. And that won't be easy.

Wild truffle grows on Paris rooftop, in scientific mystery

PARIS — Urban scientists and Paris foodies are getting excited about a bizarre discovery atop a hotel near the Eiffel Tower: the first-ever wild truffle growing in the French capital. It's just one 25-gram (0.9-ounce) winter truffle.

DC appeals court denies stay of transgender military ban

WASHINGTON — The White House has lost another attempt to put a hold on a requirement that it allow transgender people to enlist in the military starting on Jan. 1. A decision by the three-judge panel of the U.S.

33 killed as bus falls into river in western India

NEW DELHI — At least 33 people were killed on Saturday after a passenger bus veered off a bridge and plunged into a river in the western Indian state of Rajasthan, police said.