Day

August 26, 2015
Mexican authorities have put eight lions, two lynxes, a puma and a coyote aboard two military planes for a special trip to a Colorado wildlife sanctuary after the animals were found mistreated or abandoned. Wednesday’s flight aboard two Mexican Navy aircraft was the second instalment in an airlift that will eventually take about two dozen...
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They’re known as man’s best friend; but dogs could soon also be their greatest ally in the fight against prostate cancer. Britain’s National Health Service recently approved a trial for dogs capable of sniffing out prostate cancer in the hope that it could show up inaccuracies in the current PSA (prostate specific antigen) test. It’s...
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In a move likely to upset Israel’s government, the Palestinians are seeking to raise their flag, along with the Vatican flag, at U.N. headquarters – just in time for Pope Francis’ visit next month. Supporters of the idea hope the U.N. General Assembly will adopt a resolution on the flag-raising shortly before the pope arrives....
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Mexcian filmmakers are making a 3D animation movie that introduces to a younger generation the life of a Polish monk who laid down his life for a stranger at Auschwitz death camp and was later canonized by the Roman Catholic Church. “Max & Me” recounts the story of the Franciscan monk Maksymilian Kolbe but in...
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In the early hours of morning high winds and rain brought damage around the city of Puerto Vallarta. Downed trees and power lines were reported around the city along with other damages that civil protections were handling, including a car fire reportedly started by lightening in the area of Col. Versailles CFE began restoring power...
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A television reporter and cameraman were shot to death on the air during a live broadcast Wednesday morning from a shopping center in Virginia. Jeffrey A. Marks, general manager of WDBJ-TV, identified the two killed as Alison Parker and Adam Ward and called the shooting “a terrible crime against two fine journalists.” Video shows Parker...
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Illegal logging more than tripled in the monarch butterfly’s wintering grounds In central Mexico, reversing several years of steady improvements, investigators announced Tuesday. Almost all of the loss occurred in just one rural hamlet in the state of Michoacan. Loggers cut down 47 acres (19 hectares) of trees in San Felipe de los Alzati since...
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