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Indianapolis zoo lioness kills father of her three cubs

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption Lioness Zuri had lived with Nyack for eight years and the zoo said the two had never shown aggression before A lioness has killed the father of her three cubs in their pen at a zoo in the US, officials say.Zuri, 12, attacked 10-year-old Nyack and staff at Indianapolis Zoo could not separate the pair. He died of suffocation.The pair had lived in the
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Jamal Khashoggi death: Saudi Arabia say journalist was murdered

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionJamal Khashoggi: What we know about the journalist's disappearance and death Saudi Arabia says that journalist Jamal Khashoggi was murdered, blaming rogue agents for a killing that has sparked an international outcry.Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir told Fox News the act was a "tremendous mistake" and denied the influential crown prince ordered the operation.Saudi Arabia has been under pressure to explain what
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French teen charged for pointing fake gun at teacher

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP Image caption Education Minister Jean-Michel Blanquer addresses the media over the incident A French teenager has been charged with aggravated violence after video footage showed him pointing a fake gun at his teacher in the Parisian suburb of Creteil, prosecutors said on Sunday.The incident was filmed and uploaded on to social media on Thursday by one of his high-school classmates.The 15-year-old said it was "a joke",
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Yosemite: Photographer searches for Taft Point proposal couple

[ad_1] Image copyright Matthew Dippel A freelance photographer in the US has seen his online search to find a mystery couple go viral... but has still not located the pair.Matthew Dippel captured the moment on 6 October in Yosemite National Park while waiting to take a photograph of his friend Josh.He usually works in a bar in Grand Rapids, Michigan, but was visiting Yosemite on a road-trip from Seattle down
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Russia nuclear treaty: Gorbachev warns Trump plan will undermine disarmament

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters and EPA Image caption Mr Gorbachev has questioned the sense of withdrawing from the INF Former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev says US President Trump's plan to withdraw from a key Cold War nuclear weapons treaty is a reversal of efforts to achieve nuclear disarmament. Mr Gorbachev - who signed the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty with President Reagan in 1987 - questioned the plan's intelligence.Mr Trump
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Migrant caravan on the move from Mexico-Guatemala border

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionCaravan migrants illegally cross into Mexico Thousands of people travelling across Central America en masse to the US have resumed their journey to enter the country from southern Mexico.Early on Sunday, a large group started walking northwards from the city of Ciudad Hidalgo. The Mexican authorities had attempted to stop them at a border bridge between Mexico and Guatemala. But some
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Jordan seeks to end Israel land lease

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP Image caption PM Netanyahu (L) said he wanted to renew the lease after King Abdullah said he would end it Jordan says it plans to end a lease of two areas of land to Israel that was agreed in annexes to the 1994 peace treaty between the two countries.The areas are Naharayim in the north and Tzofar in the south, known as Baqura and Ghamr in
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Pipes, monks and glaciers: Climbing Everest, 1920s-style

[ad_1] Image copyright RGS-IBG/Salto-Ulbeek Image caption A member of the expedition relaxes with his pipe British mountaineer George Mallory took his last breath on the imperious slopes of Everest in 1924.But three years before that, he made history as part of the first British reconnaissance expedition to the world's highest peak.Led by soldier and explorer Charles Howard-Bury, this was the first group of Westerners to set foot on Everest.Mallory and
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Jamal Khashoggi death: Saudis’ explanation challenged

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionJamal Khashoggi: What we know about the journalist's disappearance and death Saudi Arabia is facing growing demands for more answers over the death of writer Jamal Khashoggi.The UK's Brexit minister was the latest to call the explanation Mr Khashoggi had died after a "fist fight" in the consulate in Istanbul "not credible".US President Donald Trump has said he is "not satisfied",