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China to keep closer eye on endangered dolphins under epic bridge

GUANGZHOU (Xinhua) - As the world’s longest sea bridge is ready to open in China, the attention is not only fixated on the project’s...

China on the way to revive majesty of Asian elephants

KUNMING (Xinhua) - A dozen of wild Asian elephants went on a parade and enjoyed a special fruit feast at the Asian Elephant Breeding...

Cows help rehabilitate prisoners in Sweden

MARIESTAD, Sweden (AFP) - It’s barely 6am and Alfred is already busy milking cows. But when his chores on the farm are done, he will...

Devastating toxic algae bloom plagues Florida’s Gulf Coast

LONGBOAT KEY, Florida (AP) - Tonnes of dead fish. A smell so awful you gag with one inhale. Empty beaches, empty roads, empty restaurants. A...

Committee picks design for Sandy Hook victims memorial

|     Pat Eaton-Robb     | HARTFORD, Connecticut (AP) - A committee in Newtown, Connecticut, has chosen a design for a permanent memorial to honour the pupils...

Millions in limbo as nativist anger roils Indian state

MAYONG, India (AP) - The rice farmer doesn’t know how it happened. Abdul Mannan just knows a mistake was made somewhere. But what can...

Charlottesville anniversary: Few arrests, peaceful protests

WASHINGTON (AP) - Thousands of people wanting to send a message that racism isn’t welcome in the United States gathered in a park outside...

Threat from on high: Race on to bolster drone defences

PARIS (AFP) - From hand-held copters that zoom around the living room to high-speed craft offering the sensation of flying over the countryside, drones...

Spokane sheds its sleepy city image

SPOKANE, Washington (AP) - Ramsey and Amy Pruchnic lived in the Seattle area for five years before deciding they wanted to escape the Puget...

French police on Mont Blanc duty try to keep climbers in...

SAINT-GERVAIS les Bains, France (AFP) - Standing outside their yellow hut on a ridge 3,200 metres above sea level, two French gendarmes peer through...

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