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World’s rarest gorillas spotted with babies in Nigeria’s forest

A group of rare species of gorilla which was once thought to be facing extinction has been pictured with babies in Nigeria. Photographs of the Cross River primates were taken in the Mbe mountain range by the Wildlife Conservation Society in May and June. Experts in the field have hailed the sighting as a “positive …

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Serial rapist ‘The Beast of Kavos’ falls 100ft off cliff while fleeing police

A serial rapist who was labelled the Beast of Kavos has fallen off a cliff while trying to escape from police Dimitris Aspiotis, 47, plunged 100ft into a ravine on the Greek holiday island as he tried to evade capture. He was arrested after the emergency services worked for three hours to rescue him – …

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Alligator Rumored to Have Been Hitler’s Pet Dies in Moscow Zoo

An alligator who was rumoured to have been Adolf Hitler’s pet has died at the age of 84. The reptile named Saturn was put on public display in Berlin Zoo after being brought over from the United States in around 1936. It is not known whether he ever met the German dictator but after the …

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Pakistan International Airlines flight crashes, with nearly 100 people on board

A passenger plane carrying dozens of people crashed into a residential area of Pakistan’s largest city, Karachi, early Friday, minutes before it was due to land. Flight PK-8303 from Lahore was about to land in Karachi when it crashed at the Jinnah Garden area near Model Colony in Malir, just a minute before its landing, …

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Mayor lies in coffin and pretends to be Covid-19 victim to avoid arrest after breaking lockdown to go drinking

The mayor of a small town in Peru tried to play dead after being caught by police violating coronavirus lockdown rules while drinking with friends. Jaime Rolando Urbina Torres was pictured lying in an open casket wearing a face mask by officers who came to arrest him on Monday night in the town of Tantará, …

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Wuhan officially bans eating wild animals as Coronavirus drives a crackdown on illegal wildlife trade

Authorities in Wuhan, the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic, have officially banned the eating of all wild animals, it was announced. A notice on the city’s municipal Government website said the ban will come into immediate effect on Wednesday and will last for five years. Cases of the new coronavirus were first recorded in the city late …

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Singapore sentences man to death via Zoom call

A man has been sentenced to death in Singapore via a Zoom video call for his role in a drug deal, in the first case in the city-state where such a decision has been delivered remotely. Punithan Genasan, a 37-year-old Malaysian, received the sentence on Friday for his role in a 2011 heroin transaction, court …

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Chinese man abducted as toddler 32 years ago reunited with parents

A man who was abducted as a toddler 32 years ago was finally reunited with his biological family Monday, with the help of facial recognition technology. Mao Yin was taken from his parents in 1988 when he was two years old while outside of a hotel in the Chinese city of Xi’an, in Shaanxi province. …

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Sailors killed after Iran missile ‘accidentally’ strikes own ship

At least 19 sailors have been killed and 15 wounded after an Iranian missile fired during a training exercise in the Gulf of Oman struck a support vessel near its target, the Iranian army said Monday, amid heightened tensions between Tehran and the US. “On Sunday afternoon, during an exercise by a number of the …

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Six-week-old baby becomes youngest UK victim of coronavirus

A six-week old baby with a pre-existing health condition has become the youngest victim to die of coronavirus in the UK. NHS England said the infant died in hospital on May 3. The oldest victim of the virus was 103, and 22 of the 332 people -aged between 40 and 96, had no known underlying …

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