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Reptile consignment intercepted in South Africa

01/31/2014 9:20am
A large shipment of reptiles smuggled from Madagascar and destined for the exotic pet trade in the United States were confiscated in South Africa, said animal protection activists.

PHOTOS: Boulder nearly wipes out Italian farmhouse

01/31/2014 9:51am
A huge boulder unleashed by a landslide in northern Italy narrowly missed a farmhouse, destroyed a barn and came to a stop in vineyards.

Iowa fish launcher ensures dramatic eagle photos

01/31/2014 1:16pm
The photographers who line up at a Mississippi River lock to snap images of eagles are getting help from a man with a giant slingshot that flings dead fish into the open water.