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Death of rare turtle leaves 3 remaining in the world

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The only known female member of one of the world's rarest turtle species has died at a zoo in southern China, officials said Sunday. The animal was one of four Yangtze giant softshell turtles known to be remaining in the world. The Suzhou zoo, where the female turtle lived, also houses a male Yangtze giant softshell turtle. The other two live in Vietnam, but their genders are unknown. The turtle died Saturday afternoon, the Suzhou city government said in a statement, citing the zoo. It said experts have already used technology to collect the turtle's ovarian tissue for future research. The state-run People's Daily reported that the turtle was over 90 years old and had undergone a fifth attempt at artificial insemination shortly before she died. A medical examination found the turtle to be...
Wikileaks: Document dumps that shook the world

Wikileaks: Document dumps that shook the world

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Wikileaks founder Julian Assange was arrested on Thursday at Ecuador's London embassy, where he had been granted asylum since 2012.The United States alleges that he conspired with Chelsea Manning to access classified information on Department of Defense computers. He could be jailed for up to five years.Since it launched in 2006, Wikileaks has become renowned for publishing thousands of classified documents covering everything from the film industry to national security and wars. The helicopter attack In 2010, Wikileaks published a video from a US military helicopter showing the killing of civilians in Baghdad, Iraq.A voice on the transmission urged the pilots to...
John Barnes sends England warning: ‘It’s harder to win European Championship than the World Cup’

John Barnes sends England warning: ‘It’s harder to win European Championship than the World Cup’

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John Barnes has warned England they will face an even tougher task to end over 50 years of hurt at Euro 2020 than they faced at the World Cup in Russia.Expectation is high after the Three Lions’ run to the World Cup semi-finals last summer, which saw supporters fall in love with their national team again after decades of disappointment. And, with Wembley Stadium confirmed to host both semi-final games AND the final, many are tipping Gareth Southgate’s men as one of the favourites for the title. Raheem Sterling scored a hat-trick in England’s opening qualifier England kicked off their qualification campaign in fine style with a 5-0 victory over the Czech Republic last week, and another victory is expected when they travel to take on Montenegro on Mo...
Warren Gatland as England head coach? Lawrence Dallaglio says Wales boss will be on shortlist to replace Eddie Jones after 2019 World Cup

Warren Gatland as England head coach? Lawrence Dallaglio says Wales boss will be on shortlist to replace Eddie Jones after 2019 World Cup

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gat fight The World Cup winner has told talkSPORT he wouldn't be surprised to see the 55-year-old targeted by the RFU at the end of this year Lawrence Dallaglio expects Warren Gatland to be firmly in the frame to take charge of England after the 2019 World Cup. Eddie Jones, the current England head coach, has a contract until 2021 but Dallaglio does not believe he will stay in the job that long. And the former captain and World Cup winner believes the RFU will have Gatland in their sights, after the New Zealander won his third Grand Slam with Wales on Saturday. Gatland, 55, has confirmed he will end his 12-year stint as Wales boss after the World Cup in Japan later this year and is sure to be a man in demand, given his success with the home nation and in two...