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Poachers poison 14 elephants in Zimbabwe national parks

Parks and wildlife authority says cyanide used to kill three animals in Matusadona, and 11 in Hwange, with tusks cut off in some cases<p>Fourteen elephants have been poisoned by cyanide in Zimbabwe, two years after poachers killed more than 200 elephants by poisoning, the National Parks and Wildlife …

Wildlife

Rock fences that may prevent derailment not used in Vermont

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Special fences protect railroad tracks from rock slides in some parts of the country, but the head of Amtrak said Tuesday it's unclear if the mechanisms could have prevented a derailment that injured seven people in Vermont.<p>The fences are installed in known rock-slide areas …

Trains

Russia deliberately targeting CIA-backed rebels in Syria, says US

American officials claim Russia bombing of US-backed Syrian rebels intentional as Nato warns over incursions into Turkish airspace<p>Russia is deliberately bombing CIA-backed rebels in Syria, US officials have claimed for the first time, as Nato warned that two incursions by Russian jets into Turkish …

Workers attack Air France managers, forcing them to flee

French prosecutors say six people have been arrested in connection with an Air France union meeting brawl that left two executives shirtless.<p>During a meeting a week ago about fiercely contested job cuts at the money-losing airline, union activists assaulted the managers, including the airline's …

North Africa

Did Katie Price just break the number one parenting rule on This Morning?

(Picture: ITV)<p><b>The cardinal rule for all parents is to never publicly acknowledge which of your children is your favourite, but it seemed to Twitter</b> …

New Portuguese minority government brings political tension

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Stormy political times likely lay ahead for Portugal after a general election delivered a minority government.<p>Minority governments struggle to survive in the bickering atmosphere of Portuguese politics, and only one has ever completed its four-year term. Their average life …

Europe

Boy killed in West Bank in clashes with Israeli troops

Abdel Rahman Shadi died after being hit by bullet during violence between Palestinians and Israeli military<p>Israeli soldiers have killed a 13-year-old Palestinian boy during clashes in Bethlehem, the second Palestinian youth to die in 24 hours amid continuing violence across the occupied West Bank …

Israel

Brother of Indian man murdered for eating beef calls for calm

This is not the time for politics, says brother of Mohammed Akhlaq, beaten to death by mob who believed he had eaten meat from sacred animal<p>The brother of a man murdered by a mob in India because they thought he had been eating beef has appealed for calm as tensions continue to mount in the …

India

El Faro, Cargo Ship Carrying 28 Americans, Believed to Have Sunk

A cargo ship missing since Thursday with 33 crew members on board was believed to have sunk 15,000 feet in the teeth of Hurricane Joaquin, which began strengthening and moving closer to its path almost as soon as it set to sea.<p>The search was continuing, Coast Guard Capt. Mike Fedor said. One …

Rowing

The startup framework to validate your idea before you spend $1

“If your startup failed, it’s because it didn’t solve a tier 1 problem for a large enough audience — here’s how to never make that mistake …

Product Management

This investment banking veteran found midas touch in Indian ecommerce

For 27 years, Falguni Nayar worked hard to become one of the most successful investment bankers. And it paid off. After graduating from the Indian …

eCommerce

What does a VC look for in a startup?

The most intriguing question for early-stage entrepreneurs is most often, “What does a VC look for?” Two of the most common responses from VCs are …

Venture Capital

Seoul: North Korea releases detained South Korean student

South Korea's government says a South Korean student from New York University has been released by North Korea after about six months of detention.<p>Seoul's Unification Ministry said Monday that North Korea repatriated Won Moon Joo, 21, at the border village of Panmunjom. Joo had been arrested for …

North Korea

Isis blows up Arch of Triumph in 2,000-year-old city of Palmyra

Monument described as ‘jewel in the collection’ of Unesco-listed Syrian city is destroyed and follows the razing of other statues and temples<p>Islamic State militants have destroyed the Arch of Triumph in the ancient city of Palmyra, a monument that dates back to the Roman empire, Syria’s chief of …

Palmyra

Three dead as Peruvian farmers and police clash at $7.4bn Chinese mine

As well as the deaths 17 were injured, three critically, when officers reportedly shot at protesters after they entered the Las Bambas copper mining project<p>At least three people were shot and killed and 17 wounded in a clash between police and highlands farmers protesting a $7.4bn Chinese-owned …

Farming

Don’t build a startup, build a business instead

Everybody and their dog seems to want to build a startup, but guess how many of those actually get to delivering a finished product and turning a …

Nasa scientists find evidence of flowing water on Mars

Liquid water runs down canyons and crater walls over the summer months on Mars, according to researchers who say the discovery raises the chances of being home to some form of life.<p>The trickles leave long, dark stains on the Martian terrain that can reach hundreds of metres downhill in the warmer …

Astronomy

New York prison worker who helped in escape receives seven-year sentence

After providing tools to Richard Matt and David Sweat, who escaped in June, Joyce Mitchell made plea deal: ‘If I could take it all back, I would’<p>A sobbing former prison worker who helped two murderers escape from a maximum-security lockup said she regretted her “horrible mistake” as she was …

Crime

Obama, Putin clash over differences on Syria's future

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.S. President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin sharply disagreed Monday over the chaos in Syria, with Obama urging a political transition to replace the Syrian president but Putin warning it would be a mistake to abandon the current government.<p>After dueling …

Russia

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Travel

Catalan separatists win election and claim it as yes vote for breakaway

Spain set for political crisis as regional government election result spurs coalition on with plans for independence<p>Separatists took control of Catalonia’s regional government in an election result that could plunge Spain into one of its deepest political crises of recent years, by forcing Madrid …

Europe

Not Your Typical Travelogue: A Photographer’s Train-Hopping Adventures

The first time Swampy hopped a freight train, he was 18. He was traveling north of his native California when he ran into a train-hopping friend in Portland, Oregon, who suggested they hitch a ride back down south. He was broke, so the idea was appealing. “It was pouring, and we were hiding under …

Menagerie’s fresh premise is wasted on one-note characters and a shallow plot

The opening pages of <i>Menagerie</i> hold so much promise that it seems impossible it’ll turn into a bad book, but it does. Rachel Vincent introduces a …

Maldives president escapes explosion on speedboat

Boat carrying Yameen Abdul Gayoom involved in unexplained explosion, which is reported to have injured his wife and a bodyguard<p>The president of the Maldives appeared to have escaped unscathed from an explosion on his speedboat as he returned to the luxury tourist destination from the hhajj …

Boating
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