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Rare brown bear dies in Italy capture operation

Rare brown bear dies in Italy capture operation

Science
A national park in central Italy is investigating the death of a rare brown bear during an operation to capture it. Biologists at the park in the Apennine mountains had trapped the animal to fit him with a radio collar so they could track his movements. But the male Marsican bear began to struggle to breathe as he was being sedated and died shortly afterwards, despite efforts to revive him. Wildlife officials have described the loss of the animal as "very serious". "This is a subspecies in danger of extinction that now counts only 50 individuals or little more," said WWF Italia, as it called for a review of capture procedures.You may also be interested in:The bear was captured in a tube trap on Wednesday night, as part of an authorised operation at the Abruzzo, Lazio and Molise nature rese...
Time 100: Millie Bobby Brown is youngest person ever on list

Time 100: Millie Bobby Brown is youngest person ever on list

Entertainment
Millie Bobby Brown has been named as one of the world's 100 most influential people by Time magazine.The 14-year-old Stranger Things actress joins Prince Harry, Meghan Markle and rapper Cardi B on the 2018 list.She is the youngest person to be included in Time's top 100, which is published every year.Brown rose to fame with her role as the character Eleven in the hugely popular science fiction TV show. She starred in the first series when she was 12.Other famous figures who made the Time magazine list include singers Rihanna, Kesha and Shawn Mendes as well as US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.Tennis player Roger Federer, actress Nicole Kidman and Scottish Tory leader Ruth Davidson also feature among the 100 along with Mayor of London Sadiq Khan.Writing an apprec...
Chicago Bears add WR Marlon Brown to roster

Chicago Bears add WR Marlon Brown to roster

Sports
Wide receiver Marlon Brown has reached an agreement on a contract with the Chicago Bears, Brown's agents at Universal Sports Management announced via Twitter Thursday. Brown participated in this week's Bears minicamp as a tryout player, and he performed well enough to get a contract. He has not played in a regular-season game since 2015. The Baltimore Ravens signed Brown as an undrafted free agent in 2013 and he caught 49 passes for 524 yards and seven touchdowns in his rookie season. He spent the next two seasons with Baltimore, catching 38 passes for 367 yards. He suffered a back injury in Week 11 of the 2015 season and spent the rest of the season on injured reserve. Brown signed a one-year contract with the Denver Broncos in July 2016 but was waived a month later due to another back in...
Chris Brown caught putting his hands around woman's neck

Chris Brown caught putting his hands around woman's neck

Entertainment
TMZ/MEGASPOTTED: Chris was pictured placing his hands around a woman's neckThe Freaky Friday singer was seen placing his hands around the brunette's neck while in Miami.However, Rihanna's ex has taken to his Chris Brown Instagram page to insist the incident was just horseplay between himself and a pal.The photo saw the topless star, who was wearing an orange baseball cap, put his hands around the female's throat as she leaned backwards and had her hand over his.Meanwhile, another brunette in a red and leopard print dress seemed as though she was trying to intervene.INSTAGRAM/CHRIS BROWNSPEAKING OUT: The Freaky Friday singer said there is no need to defend himself “There is no need to even defend myself on the matter” Chris Brown The incident comes nine years after
Famous birthdays for Feb. 19: Benicio Del Toro, Millie Bobby Brown

Famous birthdays for Feb. 19: Benicio Del Toro, Millie Bobby Brown

Entertainment
Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Those born on this date are under the sign of Pisces.They include Polish astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus in 1473-- Romanian sculptor Constantin Brancusi in 1876-- Actor Merle Oberon in 1911-- Novelist Carson McCullers in 1917-- Actor Lee Marvin in 1924-- Television/movie director John Frankenheimer in 1930-- Singer William "Smokey" Robinson in 1940 (age 78) File Photo by Leigh Vogel/UPI -- Singer Lou Christie in 1943 (age 75)-- Author Amy Tan in 1952 (age 66)-- Former Argentine President Cristina Fernandez in 1953 (age 65)-- Actor Jeff Daniels in 1955 (age 63) File Photo by John Angelillo/UPI -- Britain's Prince Andrew in 1960 (age 58)-- Singer Seal, born Henry Olusegun Adeola Samuel, in 1963 (age 55)-- Actor Justine Bateman in 1966 (age 52)-- ...