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Lions reportedly devour suspected poacher in South Africa

Lions reportedly devour suspected poacher in South Africa

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South African police are trying to identify a suspected poacher who was reportedly killed and partially devoured by lions in a private game reserve near the Kruger National Park. The man’s mauled remains, including his head, were reportedly found today alongside a hunting rifle and ammunition. "The process of identifying the deceased has already commenced and it might be made possible by the fact that his head is amongst the remains that were found at the scene,” South African Police Service spokesman Lt. Col. Moatshe Ngoepe told the country’s News24. Ngoepe added: “We are now waiting for a person from the family but we are also utilizing our investigative resources to see if we can successfully identify the deceased." Ngoepe told Agence France-Presse news agency: “It seems the victim
New era for Saudi: Women free to watch football

New era for Saudi: Women free to watch football

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Saudi Arabia is undergoing the most unprecedented changes in its history.Sky News was among the first foreign news media to film one major change being implemented: women being allowed to go to football matches."It means that I am human," secondary school teacher Nora told Sky News at a Riyadh derby game."No other can prevent me from doing what I want."No other decide what I want. I am the one who decide."Many things we take for granted have long been banned in Saudi Arabia.In its ultra conservative society simply letting women watch football is a groundbreaking change, one of many being promised.Among them is the freedom for women to drive.Video:Saudi activist: Change is comingMadeha al Ajroush has been jailed in the past for driving a car in protest.She has spent much of her life campaig...
All 71 people on crashed Russian plane killed

All 71 people on crashed Russian plane killed

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All 71 people travelling on a Russian plane which crashed near Moscow have been killed, according to Russian authorities.The AN-148 aircraft had disappeared from radars within two minutes of taking off from Domodedovo Airport in Moscow.Two bodies have been found at the site, according to an official at Russia's Emergency Situations Ministry.An emergency services source told Tass news agency there are no survivors.Video:Crash debris strewn over snowy areaThe Emergencies Ministry said it had sent crews to the crash site, in Stepanovskoye.Russian media reports the crews could not get to the site by vehicle and had to go by foot.Image:Playback of the domestic flight which was going from Moscow to OrskTass news agency added that Russian authorities have confirmed fragments of the plane have bee...
Israel strikes Syria, downs Iranian drone, as F-16 crashes

Israel strikes Syria, downs Iranian drone, as F-16 crashes

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In its most serious engagement in neighboring Syria since fighting there began in 2011, Israel shot down an infiltrating Iranian drone Saturday and struck Iranian targets deep in Syria before one of its own jets was downed. The sudden escalation offers what could be a harbinger of what lies ahead as the Syrian fighting winds down and an emboldened Iran establishes a military presence that Israel vows it will never accept. Israel has issued several stern warnings of late about the increased Iranian involvement along its border in Syria and Lebanon. The Israeli Cabinet just held a meeting near the Syrian border to highlight the new threats, which it attributes to Iran's growing confidence given the success of the government of Bashar Assad in the Syrian civil war thanks to their support. Is...
North Korea's cheerleaders steal spotlight at Winter Games with synchronized chants

North Korea's cheerleaders steal spotlight at Winter Games with synchronized chants

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Clad in coordinated outfits of red with white and blue accents, North Korea's throng of more than 200 cheerleaders are stealing the spotlight at the 23rd Winter Olympic Games in South Korea as they chant, sway and dance in unison. North and South Korea agreed to form a joint female ice hockey team for the 2018 Winter Olympics and to march together at the opening ceremony under a "Korean Peninsula flag," according to a joint statement from the countries released last month. In addition to sending 22 athletes to compete at the games in Pyeongchang, North Korea also deployed a 229-strong all-female cheering squad to root for both nations. At Saturday's hockey match between Switzerland and the unified Korean team, the North Korean cheerleaders split up into groups and situated themselves in...