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Denmark to tag wild wolves after shooting row

[ad_1] Denmark to tag wild wolves after shooting row By News from Elsewhere... ...as found by BBC Monitoring Image copyright University of Copenhagen Image caption Danish scientists filmed wolf cubs in Jutland earlier this year Denmark is to tag its first wild wolf pack in 200 years with GPS trackers, in order to keep tabs on the wolves and protect them from hunters.The government has given Aarhus University permission to
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Aerial photos reveal the stark divide between rich and poor

[ad_1] Aerial images by drone photographer Johnny Miller reveal the dramatic divide between rich and poor in cities in South Africa, Mexico and India. Image copyright Johnny Miller / mediadrumimages.com Image caption Santa Fe, Mexico City. The photos are part of Mr Miller's Unequal Scenes project, which he started in April 2016 to challenge people's acceptance of inequality.The South African-based photographer says: "From the minute you land in Cape Town,
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Nazi guard Palij deported by US to Germany

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption There was anger among residents when it emerged Palij was living in the Queens area of New York City A 95-year-old former Nazi collaborator who served in the notorious SS as a labour camp guard in World War Two has arrived in Germany after a long deportation battle in the US.Jakiw Palij has been stateless since a federal judge revoked his US citizenship in
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Spain’s ‘wolf pack’ sex attackers confronted at Seville pool

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Protesters often used the faces of the "wolf pack" in their banners Members of the infamous "wolf pack" group convicted of sexual abuse in Spain have been forced to flee a swimming pool in Seville.The men were present in a group with others when they were angrily confronted by swimmers.The case involved five men sexually abusing an 18-year-old woman at the San Fermin
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Chief al-Qaeda bomb maker ‘killed in Yemen strike’ – US reports

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption Al-Qaeda has not commented on the reports or published a eulogy for Ibrahim al-Asiri US officials are confident that al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula's suspected chief bomb maker, Ibrahim al-Asiri, has been killed, reports say.US media cited sources as saying they believed the Saudi militant died in a US drone strike in Yemen last year.Asiri is alleged to have been behind the 2009 underwear
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US students topple Confederate soldier statue in North Carolina

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionPolice tussle with protesters before statue falls Student protesters toppled a controversial Confederate monument at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on Monday night.The statue of a Confederate soldier, nicknamed Silent Sam, has been a target of vandalism and protests for decades.Some 250 protesters also argued with a handful of counter-protesters, some in Confederate flag T-shirts, media said.Symbols for
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Arsène Wenger to get honour from Liberia’s George Weah

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption George Weah (left, pictured here in 1993) has said that Arsène Wenger (right) "took care of me like his son" Liberian President George Weah is to award his former football coach, Arsène Wenger, his country's highest honour.President Weah, the only African to have been named World Player of the Year, was signed by Wenger in 1988 when he coached Monaco.Wenger, who stepped down
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Comedian Jon Stewart rescues goats from New York subway tracks

[ad_1] Image copyright Metropolitan Transportation Authority Image caption The grazing goats gave police and train staff the runaround For many New Yorkers, a Monday morning subway commute is an experience they'd be delighted to avoid. But it appears nobody's told the city's goats.Two of the greedy herbivores briefly disrupted the N line from mid-morning on Monday, when they were spotted roaming the tracks in Brooklyn. The pair were apparently captured
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Mortars target Kabul’s diplomatic area during Eid speech

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption Afghan security forces patrolled the area after the rocket attack Militants have fired mortars at the diplomatic quarter of the Afghan capital Kabul during a speech by the president to mark a Muslim holiday.President Ashraf Ghani was speaking live on television to celebrate Eid al-Adha when explosions were heard near the presidential palace.A combat helicopter later fired on a building where militants are believed