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Biggest elephant killed in Africa for almost 30 years brings back memories of Cecil the lion

Exclusive: German hunter pays nearly £40,000 to shoot one of the largest elephants ever seen in Zimbabwe, while conservationists and safari guides mourn the loss of ‘magnificent’ animal<p>It is an image that will haunt conservationists: one of Africa’s most majestic creatures lying dead on the ground …

Huddle up: Bears facing 0-4 hole for first time since 2000

The NFL did the Bears few favors when it scheduled the new regime to open the season with three straight opponents that made the playoffs last season. Perhaps the Bears would have started 0-3 regardless of their extensive injury woes, but that's behind them now.<p>This week, a beatable but ascending …

Urban Finds

We've scoured the globe in search of hidden gems to experience around the world. Check out this list of insider finds in the world's great cities.<p><i>From the October 2015 issue of</i> Traveler <i>magazine</i><p>Reasons to Travel Now: 67-84<p><b>67. CAR-FREE SIENA:</b><p>Less flashy than Rome or Florence, always innovative Siena …

Travel

Ukraine still faces threat of Russian military offensive: Poroshenko | Reuters

KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine still faces the threat of a full-scale Russian military attack despite several days of relative calm on the front-lines of the east where government forces confront Russian-backed separatists, President Petro Poroshenko said on Tuesday.<p>Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko …

Russia

The films to watch in autumn 2015: from Everest to Star Wars

Meryl Streep leads the Suffragettes, Bond battles Spectre, Angelina Jolie finds her marriage crumbling – and the Star Wars originals blast back … We preview this season’s must-see films<p>Everest<p>Could it be this year’s Gravity? A 3D adventure-disaster thriller set, not in space, but up a really high …

Angelina Jolie

Germany says it could take 500,000 refugees a year

Germany could take 500,000 refugees each year for “several years”, the country’s vice-chancellor, Sigmar Gabriel, has said, as fresh clashes broke out overnight between police and refugees on the Greek island of Lesbos and thousands of people gathered amid chaotic scenes on the Greek border with …

Donald Tusk

U.S. Resumes Weapons Flow to Egypt

President Obama on Tuesday lifted his nearly two-year ban on shipping American weapons to Egypt, a restriction imposed after its military kicked out …