Did fall from tree kill famous human ancestor Lucy?

Did fall from tree kill famous human ancestor Lucy?

The famous human ancestor known as Lucy walked the Earth, but it was her tree climbing that might have led to her demise, a new study suggests.

Pope Francis chats in person with Facebook CEO Zuckerberg

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Pope Francis chats in person with Facebook CEO Zuckerberg
Pope Francis has met with Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Zuckerberg's wife, Priscilla Chan, at the Vatican.

Syrian family makes 10,000 war refugees to come to U.S.

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Syrian family makes 10,000 war refugees to come to U.S.
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Senior Greek traffic policeman attacked after Athens protest

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Twice-ousted Haitian leader Jean-Bertrand Aristide has made a rare public appearance at a street rally to support the candidate of the political faction he founded decades ago.
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Italian quake survivors rebelled in anger Monday over the government's plan to hold a state funeral for their loved ones in an airport hangar in a distant town and let them watch it on screens in their emergency tent camp.
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Raw: Pope meets Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg

Pope Francis met with Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Zuckerberg's wife, Priscilla Chan, at the Vatican on Monday.
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Oil wells south of Mosul burn days after key town retaken

The skies above this small northern Iraqi town are black with smoke and ash rains down from around a half dozen oil wells that Islamic State group fighters set ablaze as Iraqi troops moved in to retake Qayara last week.
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Pennsylvania firm launches Zika vaccine trial in Puerto Rico

A Pennsylvania drug company has launched a clinical trial of a Zika vaccine in Puerto Rico, the part of the U.S. hardest hit by the mosquito-borne virus.
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London police arrest 240 at Notting Hill Carnival

London police have made about 240 arrests at the Notting Hill Carnival as thousands of revelers turned out for one of Europe's largest street parties.
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World Vision calls for fair trial for arrested Gaza employee

The international charity World Vision is calling for a "fair and transparent" trial for a Gaza employee arrested by Israel for allegedly funneling money to Hamas.
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Lithuania town marks 75th anniversary of massacre of Jews

Lithuania's president has joined hundreds of people marking the 75th anniversary of the massacre of about 2,000 Jews by Nazi occupiers and their Lithuanian collaborators in the town of Moletai.
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Militants kill 3 Tunisian soldiers in patrol attack

Tunisia's defense ministry says that three soldiers have been killed in an explosion after a patrol hit anti-tank mines near the Algerian border.
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Hunger grips thousands of new South Sudan refugees in Uganda

South Sudanese refugees have greeted a visit by the U.N. refugee chief to their camp in Uganda with demands for better food.
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UN says Israelis, Palestinians both imperil 2-state solution

The United Nation's Mideast envoy says the political leaders on both sides of the Israeli Palestinian conflict continue to shy away from the steps needed for peace, further eroding the prospect of a two-state solution.
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Swiss fighter plane goes missing in central Swiss Alps

The Swiss Defense Department says an air force fighter jet has gone missing in the Alps of central Switzerland.
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'Game of Thrones' star Carice van Houten gives birth to son

Carice van Houten, the Dutch actress who plays the red priestess Melisandre in the hit HBO series "Game of Thrones," has given birth to a baby boy.
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North Korea vows to respond to UN condemnation as a 'power'

North Korea is calling a U.N. Security Council statement strongly condemning its four latest ballistic missile launches "a hostile act" perpetrated by the United States and is vowing to respond "as a full-fledged military power."
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French official: Calais border deal with UK must be changed

The leader of the French region that includes the Channel port of Calais said Monday he wants a new system for handling asylum-seekers trying to reach Britain from France.
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Iceland's Met Office: 2 earthquakes rock our largest volcano

Iceland's Meteorological Office says two earthquakes have rocked the caldera of Katla, one of the country's largest volcanos. The quakes measured magnitude 4.2 and magnitude 4.5.
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15 Philippine troops killed in clash with Abu Sayyaf rebels

Philippine officials say 15 army soldiers have been killed in a clash with Abu Sayyaf extremists in a major offensive in the south.