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Photo of butchered rhino wins top award

Photo of butchered rhino wins top award

Science
A shocking image of environmental crime has been declared the top entry in this year's Wildlife Photographer of the Year (WPY) competition. Taken by South African Brent Stirton, the picture shows the slumped form of a black rhino in Hluhluwe Imfolozi Game Reserve.Poachers killed the animal at night, with a silencer, and then dehorned it. Stirton took the photo as part of an investigation into the illegal trade in rhino products. The photographer visited more than 30 such crime scenes in the course of his probe - experiences he said he found depressing."My first child is going to be born in February; I'm 48. And I think I left it such a long time because I kind of lost faith in a lot of the work we see as photojournalists. You lose faith in humanity to some extent." Stirton, who collec...
Man Booker Prize: George Saunders wins for Lincoln in the Bardo

Man Booker Prize: George Saunders wins for Lincoln in the Bardo

Entertainment
George Saunders has won the Man Booker prize for his novel Lincoln in the Bardo - becoming the second US author to take home the £50,000 fiction award.The book tells the story of Abraham Lincoln's grief after the death of his young son, and his visits to his tomb.It is the first full-length novel from Saunders, previously best known for his short stories, and is set in a graveyard, over a single night.Judges praised the "utterly original" work and said it was "deeply moving".Saunders, 58, was one of six authors shortlisted for the prestigious award, alongside British writers Ali Smith and Fiona Mozley, fellow Americans Paul Auster and Emily Fridlund, and British-Pakistani author Mohsin Hamid. The Texas-born author, who lives in New York, has previously won the Folio Prize and Story Prize f
UPI Horse Racing Roundup: La Coronel wins Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup at Keeneland

UPI Horse Racing Roundup: La Coronel wins Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup at Keeneland

Sports
Another international weekend of racing found Redzel victorious in the inaugural Everest Stakes in Australia, Bullards Alley shocking the Canadian International at Woodbine, Deirdre victorious in Japan and La Coronel a gate-to-wire winner in the Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup at Keeneland.Aidan O'Brien went one-for-five on three continents in his quest to tie the late Bobby Frankel's record of training 25 Grade I wins in a calendar year. But the one victory was a grand slam four-bagger.Away we go.WoodbineBullards Alley, at odds of nearly 43-1, showed his heels to nine rivals in the stretch run of Sunday's $ 800,000 (Canadian) Grade I Pattison Canadian International, winning by 10 3/4 lengths. Oscar Nominated and Flamboyant got the minor awards and the best the European contingent could m...
Germany election: Merkel wins fourth term, nationalists rise

Germany election: Merkel wins fourth term, nationalists rise

World
Media playback is unsupported on your deviceGerman Chancellor Angela Merkel has been re-elected for a fourth term while nationalists have made a historic surge in federal elections, exit polls show.Her conservative CDU/CSU bloc has seen its worst result in almost 70 years but will remain the largest in parliament.Its current coalition partner, the social democratic SPD, says it will go into opposition after historic losses.The nationalist AfD has won its first seats and is set to be the third party, a result that sparked some protests.Latest updatesMerkel's hollow victoryDozens of demonstrators have gathered outside the right-wing, anti-Islam party's headquarters in Berlin, some with placards saying "Refugees are welcome".Protests have also been held in Frankfurt and Cologne.What does the ...
UPI Horse Racing Roundup: World Approval wins Woodbine Mile

UPI Horse Racing Roundup: World Approval wins Woodbine Mile

Sports
In an eclectic weekend of Thoroughbred racing: World Approval won the Woodbine Mile, The Tabulator won the first race on the "Road to the Kentucky Derby" and Winx won her 20th straight race.Five races, including four for 2-year-olds, offered Breeders' Cup berths.Sadly, RIP Penny Chenery.Turf MileWorld Approval got the best of some world-class turf runners in Saturday's $ 800,000 (Canadian) Ricoh Woodbine Mile.The race was delayed briefly while a flock of geese was chased off the course near the furlong marker. And, when the gates opened, the 12-horse field raced pretty much as a bunched up flock. World Approval, under John Velazquez, pressed the pace through the first half mile with only about 6 lengths covering the field.Around the turn, World Approval began to assert himself, finally dra...