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French watchdog group sues Facebook, Twitter and Google

  France's top consumer watchdog filed a lawsuit Tuesday against Facebook, Twitter and Google, accusing them of breaching Internet users' privacy, in the latest crackdown against data-collection policies.

Giraffe bids goodbye to dying Dutch caretaker

Just a forewarning: You're about to cry all over your keyboard. We did when we saw the photo above, which shows a giraffe nuzzling a man through an enclosure window.

Malaysian officials say 'all lives lost' on Flight 370

Authorities say the flight ended in the waters of the south Indian Ocean; with no survivors. All 239 people, lost. News came from a definitive statement by the Malaysian prime minister:

The world's 10 best beaches

Flip-flop weather must be right around the corner. While nearly any sun-soaked stretch of sand sounds perfect just now, some beaches clearly take the sand and surf prerequisites to a higher level.

Sony commissions first original TV series for PlayStation

  Joining streaming television services like Netflix and Amazon, Sony's PlayStation Network has commissioned its first original TV series.

Polish students break world record for largest domino chain

College students in Poland now hold the world record for the largest domino chain. Students from the Czestochowa School of Economics created the chain by arranging 4,998 books like dominoes.

Paris bans cars due to pollution

Mon dieu! The air pollution in Paris has become so bad that the French government has introduced a temporary driving ban.

Japanese engineers create robot guitarist

Quick math question: What has 78 fingers, 22 arms, and no brain? Answer: "Z-Machines," the robot band with a surprisingly human sound.

Rice University students develop life saving infant breathing machine

When Chokonjetsa was born, he weighed just over 2 pounds. His tiny, underdeveloped lungs struggled for each breath.

Sunken art exhibit opens up in the Maldives

Personally, we'd rather not have anything obstructing the incredible views from a Maldives resort. We could stare out the window for months -- especially if those windows are underwater.