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Halloween Delight: Fright Night Lights

Halloween Delight: Fright Night Lights

Every year, about this time, Brandon Bullis and his family from Virginia in the US create a spook-tacular Halloween light show on their house. The Edwards Landing Lights, as they h ...

Adorable Panda Kindergarten Opening Ceremony

Adorable Panda Kindergarten Opening Ceremony

Is there anything cuter than a panda? A baby panda! And what's even cuter than a baby panda? FIFTEEN baby pandas! Last weekend, fifteen pandas cubs were inducted into the Chengdu R ...

Pumpkin: It’s a… Raccoon’s Life?

Pumpkin: It’s a… Raccoon’s Life?

Pumpkin the raccoon has become something of a celebrity, a beloved star of Instagram. Last year, when she was just a month old, she fell out of a tree and into Rosie Kemp’s back ga ...

Girl, 5, Happily Donates Stem Cells to Save Twin’s Life

Girl, 5, Happily Donates Stem Cells to Save Twin’s Life

Brotherly and sisterly love. It's a wonderful thing to behold, especially in young children - and it even has the power to save your life. Bradley and his sister Charlotte - or Cha ...

Syrian Refugee Family Overwhelmed by Generosity

Syrian Refugee Family Overwhelmed by Generosity

Gissur Simonarson is an activist from Iceland residing in Oslo, Norway and the founder of Conflict News. Thanks to a picture he shared on social media, a family from Syria can get ...

The Girl Who Just Keeps Giving Back

The Girl Who Just Keeps Giving Back

Olivia Allen is only 10 years old and if you ask her what she is going to be when she grows up, the list includes everything from fashion designer to mathematician and actress to n ...

Barber Cuts Kids’ Hair for Free as They Read to Him

Barber Cuts Kids’ Hair for Free as They Read to Him

If you can encourage kids to read, then you're all right by us. And with children all over the world getting ready to go back to school, Courtney Holmes in Dubuque in Iowa has come ...

Anon Donor Pays for Girl’s Life-Changing Operation

We all want our children to grow up to be happy and healthy, and we will do anything we can to make sure that happens. But there are some things beyond our control. Take Kaitlin Nguyen from California, for example. She is only three years old, but she was born with a lymphatic malformation in her face. There is a lump in one of her cheeks, next to her mouth, which makes it difficult for her to do certain th ...

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Nations Make Climate Pledges to the UN

The US is the latest nation to make a pledge for tackling climate change, making a formal offer to the United Nations. Altogether there are to be 196 of what are being called Intended Nationally Distributed Contributions. The wealthiest nations were given the informal deadline of March 31 to make their pledges, though some have failed to submit in time. This early date was set to make sure the submissions w ...

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Tsunami Survivors Reunited with Their Lost Memories

Imagine for a moment that you have a single photo album with all of your most precious memories frozen in time in that one book. Now think about losing that album, with no possible hope of ever getting it back. While this might sound quite bleak, this is what it would have been like for some of the survivors of the survivors of the Tōhoku tsunami in March 2011. Except for them, it wasn't just one photo albu ...

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A Little Girl’s Gifts from her Feathered Friends

Watching and feeding the birds is one of the wonderful things about having a garden, but that in itself is pleasure enough. But imagine if the birds reciprocated? Crows in particular often bond with the humans that feed them, and that's how it is for eight-year-old Gabi Mann from Seattle in the US, who often receives presents of her own from her feathered friends. She holds a collection of tiny gifts bestow ...

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50-Years-Lost Chilean Plane – Found by Mountaineering Team

Let's set the scene... It's April 3, 1961, and a passenger plane carrying 24 people is reported missing. Amongst its passengers, the aircraft had the coach and eight players from now-extinct Chilean football club, the Green Cross. There were also three referees aboard the plane. A week after the crash, rescuers found the tail end of the aircraft and some human remains, but the recovery effort was abandoned ...

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Can’t Find Love Online? Try These Scientifically Proven Tips!

Some people can spend weeks, even months, on dating sites, trying to find their one true love. But somehow, they get passed by. Why? According to research published in the BMJ: Evidence Based Medicine, there are little ways you can enhance your profile and self-image across to potential partners - all while just being yourself. (Which, let's be honest, is what we should be doing anyway... ) The study was le ...

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US Scientists Urge to Seek Contact with Alien Life

Scientists at the SETI Institute have said at a conference in the US that it is time for us to start actively seeking contact with alien life. The SETI, Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence, has been in operation for more than 30 years, use radio telescopes to listen for signals from outer space. So far, there hasn't been anything, but that doesn't mean there isn't anything there, according to the inst ...

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Grecia to Get a 3D-Printed Prosthetic Beak

Here at Daily Diamond, we love the stories about animals being given a new lease of life with prosthetics. You might remember us telling you about Dudley the duck getting a new leg after losing his in a fight with some chickens. So, we couldn't wait to share this heart-wrenching-turned-heart-warming story with you about Grecia, the toucan. Grecia is named after the area he was found in, in Costa Rica, rescu ...

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Tattooing a Fresh Start

Chris Baker of Chicago in the US has been covering up or removing tattoos for free. But Chris is not a rich man, and these are not inexpensive things to carry out, so why would someone do it free of charge? Chris and his family moved from LA to Chicago around eight years ago. When they first arrived, Chris went through a tough time trying to work out what to do with his life. Needing some sort of guidance, ...

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170 Orphans Find Home with Tibetan Monk

In April, 2010, an earthquake shook an autonomous region of China called Yushu. More than 15,000 people were missing, injured, or had died after it had passed. After the earthquake, children across Yushu now found themselves orphans, their homes and families torn apart by the earthquake. 33 of these children found themselves in the care of Lama Lobsang, a Tibetan Buddhist monk. He took in the children as a ...

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