Painful eye condition caused by beetle on rise in Victoria
- Authorities are warning that a debilitating condition known as Christmas eye is on the rise in Victoria. The painful cornea ulcer is caused by a tiny beetle that gets into the eye. People who've experienced Christmas eye compare the pain to childbirth.
A Ukrainian helicopter crashed into a childcare center in a Kyiv suburb, killing at least 14 people, including the country's minister of the interior, who was aboard the aircraft.
Scientists have unearthed feathered dinosaur fossils and the remains of mega Raptors in Chile's Patagonia region.
Brazilian ultrarunner Fernando Maciel completed a running ascent of Mount Vinson, Antarctica's largest mountain. The 42-year-old overcame temperatures of minus 35 degrees Celsius to scale and descend the nearly 5,000-meter summit.
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