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Lions reportedly devour suspected poacher in South Africa

Lions reportedly devour suspected poacher in South Africa

World
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
Flies more germ-laden than suspected

Flies more germ-laden than suspected

Science
Scientists have discovered that flies carry more diseases than suspected. The house fly and the blowfly together harbour more than 600 different bacteria, according to a DNA analysis.Many are linked with human infections, including stomach bugs, blood poisoning and pneumonia.Flies can spread bacteria from place-to-place on their legs, feet and wings, experiments show. In fact, every step taken by a fly can transfer live bacteria, researchers said.''People had some notion that there were pathogens that were carried by flies but had no idea of the extent to which this is true and the extent to which they are transferred," Prof Donald Bryant of Penn State University, a co-researcher on the study, told BBC News.OutbreaksDNA sequencing techniques were used to study the collection of microbes fo...
Australian drug gang suspected of using drone to monitor police

Australian drug gang suspected of using drone to monitor police

World
June 30 (UPI) -- Police are increasingly using drones to monitor criminal suspects, but in Australia, the criminals are suspected of using drones to monitor the police.An international drug gang consisting of four Australians, one Briton and two Canadians were arrested by Australian police for smuggling in three large bags of cocaine from Panama with a estimated street value of $ 30 million, police said.The men were arrested in different locations during the course of several police raids around Melbourne and were subsequently charged with drug trafficking and money laundering.In addition to the $ 30 million in cocaine, police found cash worth approximately $ 446,000 in U.S. dollars.The suspected drug traffickers appeared to have worked hard to avoid getting caught and went so far as to us...
Suspected suicide bomber shot at Brussels railway station

Suspected suicide bomber shot at Brussels railway station

World
Media playback is unsupported on your deviceBelgian soldiers have shot a man suspected of being a would-be suicide bomber at Brussels Central Station, officials say.He was shot after reportedly setting off a small explosion and no-one else is believed to have been injured. Prosecutors say they are treating the incident as a terrorist attack.In March 2016, 32 people were killed and at least 300 injured in attacks on Brussels claimed by the Islamic State (IS) group.According to Belgian newspaper La Libre, quoting prosecutors, the man who was shot was wearing a rucksack and a bomb belt.He detonated a device when he attracted the attention of soldiers in the station, the paper says. Several Belgian media outlets quote witnesses as saying the man shouted "Allahu Akbar" ("God is great" in Ara...