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Natalia Molchanova took a recreational dive on Sunday, didn't come back up and is feared dead. Free divers hold their breath until they surface for air, instead of using breathing equipment.Read More

In 19th century Britain, keeping sugar out of tea became a political statement against slavery. The sugar boycott was no easy choice for the radical poet, who hated slavery but loved tea.Read More

Does a Chinese song cross the line between inspiration and imitation? Many commenters online are saying yes.Read More

For some unknown reason, the insects that transmit sleeping sickness in sub-Saharan Africa are attracted to the color blue. So scientists think blue flytraps could help wipe out the disease for good.Read More

More than 200,000 people have been displaced by floods and landslides, with at least 46 deaths reported.Read More

In the developing world, where many people lack bank accounts or credit cards, banks may hesitate to loan them money. But researchers say cellphones can help determine people's creditworthiness.Read More

Malaysian and French investigators meet in Paris to shape the investigation into recovered debris from the missing Malaysian airliner. The wing component found on an island in the Indian Ocean has arrived in France for analysis.Read More

The future of the Iran nuclear deal could hinge on Democrats, who are being pulled in two directions. The Obama administration wants them to back the plan, but Israel and pro-Israel lobbying groups want those lawmakers to oppose the deal. U.S. Rep. Adam Schiff is a Jewish Democrat, and the ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee. He tells Renee Montagne why he recently decided to support the Iran agreement.Read More

Berlin is one of Europe's premiere cities, yet it lacks an airport befitting its status due to years of delays and cost overruns. The new airport was supposed to open in 2012. Now the target is 2017.Read More

Delta said in a statement on Monday that, effective immediately, it "will officially ban shipment of all lion, leopard, elephant, rhinoceros, and buffalo trophies." American followed hours later.Read More


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