2007 PAN AM GAMES OPENING CEREMONIES IN RIO DE JANEIRO
A man dressed in a Santa Claus suit with a cut out of the games mascot attached to his umbrella arrives at Maracana Stadium for the Opening Ceremonies of the 2007 Pan Am Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on July 13, 2007. (UPI Photo/Heinz Ruckemann)
Officials say they'll test unmanned aerial vehicles at a nature reserve on Russia's Pacific coast this summer to monitor wildlife and crack down on poachers.
A 14,000-year-old engraved reindeer antler is possibly the first piece of early human art ever found, Britain's Natural History Museum says.
An exceptionally well-preserved woolly rhinoceros fossil from 42,000 years ago has revealed Britain was "severely cold" then compared to today, researchers say.
Special brigades of hunters have been formed to reduce the wolf population in Yakutia, Russia, to combat the increased attacks on livestock, officials said.
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Retailers including boutique chain Kitson, based in Los Angeles, said ugly Christmas sweaters have made a comeback as ironic duds for younger generations.
A survey of parents shopping at two British stores found some of the most common Christmas requests among children were a new baby sibling and a father.
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Hong Kong made another strong showing at this year's Santa Winter Games in Gallivare, Sweden, finishing second, organizers say.
A University of Alaska, Fairbanks, biology professor says his research indicates the eight tiny reindeer pulling Santa Claus' sleigh are actually young caribou.