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Brave Teacher Rescues Toddler from Burning Car

As further proof that teachers don’t get paid nearly enough, a heroic elementary school teacher recently rescued a toddler from a SUV that had caught fire in the pickup lane at Cameron Ranch Elementary School in Carmichael, CA.

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Costa Allegra Cruise Ship Suffers Disaster Near Africa

In the Arabian Sea, the Italian coast guard is reporting that the Costa Allegra, an Italian cruise ship, is adrift near the Seychelles islands after a fire broke out and caused the motors to stop working. They say the passengers are safe, but the ship cannot travel anywhere.

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Americans Among the Missing on Sinking Italian Cruise Ship [PICTURES, VIDEO]

At least two Americans are among the estimated 16 people missing after a cruise ship hit a reef on Friday night and capsized off the west coast of Italy with 4,200 passengers and crew aboard.

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Prince William to the Rescue! Sailors Saved by Lt. William Wales

The dashing Prince William added to his allure on Sunday when he was part of a four-man team that rescued a pair of Russian sailors whose cargo ship sank in the Irish Sea off the coast of North Wales.

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Wilson Ramos Rescued in Police Raid on His Kidnappers in Venezuela

After 51 hours in captivity, Washington Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos was rescued on Friday after being kidnapped from his home in Venezuela. Investigators quickly found the car used to abduct Ramos, and the house used to prepare for the kidnapping. From there, they zoned in on a cabin in the mountains where they suspected Ramos was being held.

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Construction Worker Moons Queen Elizabeth With Inappropriate Flag Placement

Not many people can say the Queen of England has seen their bare backside, but Liam Warriner of Australia can.

During the monarch’s recent visit to Brisbane, her motorcade was treated to a “full moon” when Warriner dropped trou and ran about 50 yards alongside the cars with an Australian flag wedged between his buttocks.

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Nobel Peace Prize Awarded to Three Women’s Rights Activists [VIDEO]

On Friday, the Norwegian Nobel Committee awarded its annual $1.5 million Peace Prize to three champions of women’s rights in Africa and the Middle East — a woman who stood up to Yemen’s autocratic regime, Africa’s first democratically elected female president, and a Liberian campaigner against rape.

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Amanda Knox Thanks Family After She Returns to the US [VIDEO]

Amanda Knox, who recently saw her murder conviction in Italy overturned and was freed after four years in prison, returned home to Seattle on Tuesday night.

At a news conference held at Sea-Tac Airport after her arrival, she tearfully expressed gratitude to her supporters, saying, “My family’s the most important thing to me so I just want to go and be with them, so, thank you for being there for me.” She also said, “Thank you to everyone who’s believed in me, who’s defended me, who’s supported my family.”

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Amanda Knox Freed After Italian Court Overturns Murder Verdict [VIDEO]

Amanda Knox, the American woman convicted of murder by an Italian court in 2009, has been freed after an appeals court overturned the decision on Monday. Her co-defendant and former boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito, was cleared as well.

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Amanda Knox Conviction Thrown Out

An Italian jury has thrown out the previous conviction of murder for Amanda Knox. Knox, and her boyfriend, had been convicted of murdering her former roommate. She is to be freed immediately.

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