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Burkini bans in France have sales of full-body swimsuit soaring, says designer

Burkini bans in France have boosted sales and interest in the full-body Islamic swimsuit, particularly from non-Muslim women, the Australian credited with creating the design says.<p>The burkini has created controversy in France, with bans in 15 towns in the south-east and tension after deadly …

Justin Trudeau

New badger culling trials given go ahead across England

<b>Badger culls are to be carried out in five new areas of England in a bid to control bovine TB, the BBC has learnt.</b><p>Shooting of badgers will begin in early September in South Devon, North Devon, North Cornwall, West Dorset, and South Herefordshire, the BBC understands.<p>Culling is part of the …

Wildlife

Cincinnati zoo deletes Twitter and Facebook accounts over Harambe jokes

Cincinnati zoo has deactivated its social accounts after it asked the public to stop making memes about Harambe the gorilla.<p>The animal was shot dead this year after a three-year-old child climbed into his enclosure. Since then, Harambe has turned into a source of humorous content online.<p>Jokes about …

Social Media

Indian man says 'spiritual powers' made him swallow knives

An Indian police officer who spent two months swallowing knives and had 40 of them surgically removed has said “spiritual powers” made him do it.<p>The man underwent a successful five-hour operation to remove the knives from his stomach in the northern city of Amritsar after complaining to doctors of …

Knives

FBI Investigating Virginia Stabbings After Police Say Attacker Yelled 'Allah Akbar'

The FBI is investigating a stabbing in Virginia on Saturday, after Roanoke County police said witnesses heard the attacker yell “Allah Akbar” while …

Storms devastate monarch butterflies' forest habitat in Mexico

Rain cold and high winds destroy 133 acres of trees west of Mexico City March storms killed 7% of monarchs and added to habit loss by tree-felling<p>Storms earlier this year blew down more than a hundred acres of forests where migrating monarch butterflies spend the winter in central Mexico, killing …

Biodiversity

Japan condemns North Korea's submarine missile launch as 'unforgivable'

Japan’s prime minister, Shinzo Abe, has denounced North Korea’s latest missile launch as an “unforgivable” threat to regional stability after the isolated state successfully test-fired a missile from a submarine on Wednesday morning.<p>US Strategic Command said the missile, believed to be a KN-11, had …

North Korea

Lun Lun the giant panda is expecting

<b>(CNN) —</b> Panda-monium: It's twins, again!<p>Giant panda Lun Lun, who has been at the Atlanta zoo since 1999, is going to be a mom for the sixth and seventh time.<p>An ultrasound conducted by the zoo's veterinary team Monday shows the presence of two fetuses, according to Rachel Davis, Zoo Atlanta director …

Giant Pandas

N.Y. police regularly violated rules on probing Muslim groups: watchdog | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The New York City Police Department routinely violated court-mandated rules on handling investigations of political activity, particularly Muslim groups or individuals, the department’s watchdog said in a report released on Tuesday.<p>A woman wearing a headscarf walks past a New …

Al-Qaeda

HIV effort let down by test shortages, says WHO

<b>A shortage of HIV testing could undermine global efforts to diagnose and treat people with the infection, warn experts from the World Health Organization.</b><p>They looked at responses to annual surveys that the WHO had sent to 127 countries between 2012 and 2014 asking about capacity and usage of blood …

Disease

Seoul: North Korea fires submarine-launched missile

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A North Korean ballistic missile fired from a submarine Wednesday flew about 500 kilometers (310 miles) in the longest …

North Korea

Israel’s tactic for deterring Hamas attacks is a dangerous bet

For weeks, the question has been asked: Is there going to be another war in Gaza?<p>It certainly looked that way: Israel's new Defence Minister, Avigdor Lieberman, has been outspoken about dealing a final blow to Hamas, the Palestinian resistance movement that controls the besieged Gaza Strip. And …

Hijab approved as uniform option by Scotland Police

The hijab has become an optional part of the Police Scotland uniform as the force works to encourage Muslim women to join the service.<p>Previously, officers could wear the religious headscarf with approval but it is now formally part of the force uniform.<p>Police Scotland said it is working to make the …

Florida Teen Survives 'Brain-Eating' Amoeba Infection

A Florida teenager has beaten the odds, surviving an infection by a rare amoeba that kills nearly all of its victims.<p>Sebastian DeLeon, 16, was on vacation in Orlando when he started feeling sick.<p>He had a headache on Friday that got worse by Saturday. His parents took him to a local hospital, where …

Sinusitis

Stanley Majors Charged With Murder And Hate Crimes In Killing Of Khalid Jabara

Police say he terrorized his neighbors for years because of their ancestry.<p>An Oklahoma man was charged with murder and hate crimes Tuesday after police said he terrorized his Arab-American neighbors for years and finally shot 37-year-old Khalid Jabara to death.<p>Stanley Vernon Majors, 61, who was …

Crime

Thousands of fish have washed up dead in New Jersey

Hundreds of thousands of fish became trapped close to the shore in New Jersey and died due to a lack of oxygen, the BBC reports.<p>The fish, which are …

Margaret Thatcher held secret Saudi arms talks, archives show

<b>Margaret Thatcher held secret talks with Saudi rulers in 1985, leading up to the UK's largest arms deal, newly released official documents show.</b><p>The then prime minister met King Fahd five months before the first instalment of the £40bn Al-Yamamah deal was agreed to sell Tornados and other …

United Kingdom

San Diego Zoo's beloved elephant Ranchipur euthanized at age 50

The San Diego Zoo lost one of its elder statesmen Tuesday. Ranchipur, the zoo's 50-year-old Asian elephant, was euthanized after his health suddenly took a turn for the worse.<p>The elderly mammal, who was the fourth-oldest male elephant in the Western Hemisphere, had been under veterinary care for …

San Diego Zoo

Extreme weather killed millions of monarch butterflies

Extreme weather in Mexico this year has killed an estimated 7 percent of the monarch butterfly population. The long-term survival of the butterfly …

Woman forced to remove burkini on Nice beach by armed officers

French police made a woman remove her burkini on a Nice beach on Tuesday while another was fined in the resort of Cannes for wearing leggings, a tunic and a headscarf.<p>The cases have fuelled the debate over the Islamic swimsuit ban, which has been implemented by a number of towns around France in …

Human Rights

Turkey Special Ops Backed by U.S. Fighter Jets Attack ISIS in Northern Syria: Officials

Turkish special forces units and jets supported by warplanes from the U.S.-led coalition launched an operation in northern Syria on Wednesday to wipe out ISIS militants along the border, officials said.<p>The operation was launched just hours ahead of a planned visit to Turkey by Vice President Joe …

Middle East

Trump raises money, rallies support in Austin

AUSTIN — With his signature bombast against illegal immigration, crime and terrorism, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump rallied a crowd of thousands Tuesday night on the outskirts of Texas’ capital city.<p>Many parked cars a mile or more away and their occupants made the trek into a …

Donald Trump

French officers force woman to remove 'burkini' in Nice

Photographs have emerged of French police officers as they made a woman remove her "burkini" on a beach in Nice. The ban on the full-body swimsuits …

Giant Pearl Kept Under a Fisherman's Bed for Ten Years Could Be the World's Largest

What may be the world’s largest natural pearl was given to authorities last week after serving as a Filipino fisherman’s good luck charm for more …

Frenchman in Australia kills British backpacker and injures man while 'shouting Allahu Akbar'

A British tourist killed at a hostel in Australia by a Frenchman yelling “Allahu akbar” has been named as Mia Ayliffe-Chung.<p>The 21-year-old studied psychology and childcare before travelling to Surfers Paradise, in the state of Queensland, and working as a nightclub waitress.<p>Police arrested a …

Trump Intensifies Attacks on Clinton Foundation

AUSTIN, Texas — Donald Trump ratcheted up his attacks on the Clinton Foundation at a rally Tuesday night, claiming she and former President Bill Clinton set up a "business to profit from public office."<p>"It is impossible to figure out where the Clinton Foundation ends and the State Department …

Government