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A government official releases a rescued baby pangolin into the Sumatran forest in July 2012 after Indonesian police intercepted 85 endangered pangolins.

Taste For Rare, Wild Pangolin Is Driving The Mammal To Extinction

Traditional Chinese medicine holds that the scales of a pangolin, a small ant-eating mammal, are "cool" and "salty." Eating those scales, the TCM thinking goes, may help expel wind, reduce swelling and boost lactation. But pangolin scales also seem to induce something far less beneficial: rapacity.

Aundrea Simmons stands next to her minivan with cases of bottled water she bought after Toledo warned residents not to use its water Saturday.

Algae Toxins Prompt Toledo To Ban Its Drinking Water

The National Guard is making water deliveries in Toledo, Ohio, where officials say the tap water isn't safe to drink even if it's been boiled. Gov. John Kasich has declared an emergency in the area, as officials await tests on levels of toxins that can cause flu-like symptoms and liver damage.

Google's Noto font as it displays for Devanagari script, used to write Hindi.

Can Google Build A Typeface To Support Every Written Language?

Google has taken on its fair share of ambitious projects — digitizing millions and millions of books, mapping the whole world, pioneering self-driving cars. It's a company that doesn't shy away from grand plans.

But one recent effort, despite its rather lofty scope, has escaped much notice. The company is working on a font that aims to include "all the world's languages" — every written language on Earth.

Rescuers carry an injured child on a stretcher after a 6.1 magnitude earthquake hit the area in southwest China's Yunnan province. The quake reportedly collapsed thousands of buildings when it struck Sunday afternoon.

'It's So Terrible': Quake Reportedly Kills Hundreds In Southwest China

This post was updated at 5 p.m. ET.

A 6.1-magnitude earthquake hit Yunnan Province Sunday afternoon, leveling buildings and rippling roads near the city of Zhaotong. News media in China are saying at least 367 people died in the quake, which struck in an area with old and vulnerable buildings.

The death toll in this catastrophe has been sharply rising Sunday, after initial reports that around 26 people had died. We'll update this post as needed.

What You Need To Know About The War In Gaza

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A health worker vaccinates a child during a polio campaign in Bannu, Pakistan, June 25. The Taliban threaten to kill vaccinators and parents that immunize their kids.

Helping Children, Despite Death Threats: A Vaccinator Explains

When my translator and I arrive in a crowded, dusty neighborhood in Karachi, Fatima Noor is waiting in a full black burka. But she pretends not to see us.

She turns down the alley and disappears. We follow her into a neighborhood, where the buildings are so close together that Noor's burka brushes the walls.

Finally she slips into the entryway of a building, and with a sigh of relief, she pulls back her head scarf.

Afghanistan Officials To Audit Votes From June Election

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Sierra Leone, Struggling With Ebola, Passes On Africa Summit

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Obama Moves To Overhaul VA With Compromise Measure

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What The Week's Primaries Mean For Politics

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