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8 endangered black rhinos die in Kenya after relocation

8 endangered black rhinos die in Kenya after relocation

Technology
Eight critically endangered black rhinos are dead in Kenya after wildlife workers moved them from the capital to a new national park, the government said Friday, calling the toll "unprecedented" in more than a decade of such transfers. Preliminary investigations point to salt poisoning as the rhinos tried to adapt to saltier water in their new home, the Ministry of Tourism and Wildlife said in a statement, describing how the animals likely became dehydrated and drank more salty water in a fatal cycle. The ministry suspended the ongoing move of rhinos and said the surviving ones in the new park were being closely monitored. The loss is "a complete disaster," said prominent Kenyan conservationist Paula Kahumbu of WildlifeDirect. Conservationists in Africa have been working hard to protect ...
The bacteria that left hundreds sick after it was found in well water

The bacteria that left hundreds sick after it was found in well water

Health
After more than 500 people became sick from well water used at a Tennessee resort, many with vomiting and diarrhea, health officials confirmed this week that the culprit was E.coli. The food-borne bacteria is common and some strains are notorious for causing serious gastrointestinal illness. The same kind of bacteria, though possibly a different strain, was blamed in the romaine lettuce-related illnesses earlier this year. Here is more about how some strains of E. coli can make people sick. What is E. coli? The name E. coli, short for Escherichia coli, refers to a large group of bacteria that has different forms. Most strains aren’t harmful and are a normal part of everyone’s body. However, some others can cause diseases, ranging from bladder infections to fatal multi-or...
Richard Bacon placed in medically-induced coma after mystery illness

Richard Bacon placed in medically-induced coma after mystery illness

Entertainment
Twitter RICHARD BACON: The Blue Peter presenter, here last week, is in a medically-induced coma The 42-year-old presenter, who was famously sacked from children's TV show Blue Peter after he was found with drugs, is in a medically induced coma.According to The Sun, Richard is fighting for his life after contracting a mystery illness, which caused him to be hospitalised last week.A source is quoted as telling the publication: "This is an extremely worrying time for everyone who loves him [Richard]."Doctors started treating him for pneumonia, but it soon became apparent that it wasn't working and his condition took a dramatic turn for the worse. "They had no choice but to put him into a medically-induc...
Chelsea and England defender Gary Cahill hints he will retire from international football after World Cup

Chelsea and England defender Gary Cahill hints he will retire from international football after World Cup

Sports
last hurrah The 32-year-old is desperate to play in the third-place play-off against Belgium on Saturday Gary Cahill will hold talks with England manager Gareth Southgate over whether he should end his international career. The Chelsea defender is desperate to face Belgium in the third-place play-off on Saturday because it could be his last game for the Three Lions. Cahill could play his last England match on Saturday Cahill, 32, has lost his place to Harry Maguire and featured just once in Russia. He said: “It is a good conversation for me to have with the manager in the coming month or so. “Any time I get an opportunity to play for England, I want to do that. I can finish my England career knowing that I have played every possib...
1st images emerge of Thai boys in hospital after being rescued from flooded cave

1st images emerge of Thai boys in hospital after being rescued from flooded cave

World
The first video has emerged showing some of the 12 boys receiving treatment in a hospital after surviving more than two weeks inside a partly flooded cave in northern Thailand. The footage, released by Thai officials Wednesday, shows eight of the boys sitting up in their hospital beds, clad in hospital gowns and face masks. They wave to the camera, give the peace sign and press their hands together in prayer to show gratitude. All 12 boys were recently evacuated from Tham Luang Nang Non, Thailand’s longest cave, where they had been trapped inside with their soccer coach since June 23. The extensive search-and-rescue operation, which included more than 1,000 people from various nations, has now switched to a treatment process. The boys and their coach remain quarantined at Chiangr...