Doctors have removed a bullet from the heart of a Vietnamese soldier nearly four decades after he was shot by U.S. troops during the Vietnam war, doctors said Monday.
Le Dinh Hung, 60, underwent surgery at a Hanoi hospital on Friday and is recovering quickly, said Dr. Nguyen Sinh Hien, who spent three hours operating on Hung.
"It is the strangest case that I have ever seen,'' Hien said. "Normally a person with a bullet in his heart would die immediately if they didn't have surgery right away.''
Hung said he feels much better now, and the pain in his chest had eased.
"I was very lucky to survive,'' he said from his hospital bed. "People believe in their fate and I do too.''
Eli Lilly and Co., which built its reputation on insulin and the antidepressant Prozac, launched its first prescription medicine for pets on Friday.
The company will market Reconcile, a beef-flavoured chewable tablet that helps treat dogs for separation anxiety, in the United States.
The medicine is supposed to be used in combination with behaviour management training to help dogs that have difficulty being separated from their owners or family members.
Hungary's busiest highway, connecting Budapest with the Austrian capital Vienna, was closed early on Monday after a truck carrying rabbits crashed, letting 5,000 of the animals loose on the road, police said.
The M1 motorway was closed around 40 km (25 miles) west of Budapest and could remain closed for hours while police try to capture the escaped animals, highway police spokeswoman Viktoria Galik said.
Slow and steady might win a race among 11 leatherback turtles tagged with GPS transmitters and engaged in a heated swim contest from Costa Rica to the Galápagos.
Researchers Give Video Games To Primates
ATLANTA -- Zoo Atlanta is using 21st century techniques to study the way orangutans think and learn.
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BOISE, Idaho -- City streets got an unscheduled cleaning as a sudsy citrus-scented foam erupted from manhole covers like geysers.
The bubbles spewed from a three-block stretch on the city's east side Thursday after American Linen accidentally released detergent into the municipal sewer lines. The combination of gravity and churning water whipped the soap into a sudsy foam.
ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. - A gunman robbing a convenience store allowed the clerk to call 911 and apologized after the woman said she might be having a heart attack. But he still took $30 and cigarettes, authorities said.
A mother cat in China has adopted a mouse, letting it join her family of newborns.
The cat was brought into a children's clothing store to catch mice, reports Yanzhao City News.
Ten days ago, the cat gave birth to five kittens.
"She stays in the box all day long, taking care of her babies, but three days ago, my colleague found a small mouse playing with the kittens," said a spokesperson for the store in Shijiazhuang city.
"The cat was protecting the mouse, and would become alert if anyone came too close."
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The Indian government says it will review new appraisal forms requiring female civil servants to reveal details of their menstrual cycles.
GREEN BAY, Wis. - Brown County Sheriff Dennis Kocken didn't have to write himself a ticket. But he says it was the right thing to do.