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Second killed lion 'not Cecil's brother'

Second killed lion 'not Cecil's brother'

After the killing of Zimbabwe's best-known lion, a second animal has been poached by a foreigner, a source said, as authorities banned big game hunting outside the park from which Cecil was lured to his death.

Plane debris arrives in France

Plane debris arrives in France

Airplane debris that washed up on the Indian Ocean island of Reunion and may belong to a vanished Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 has arrived in France for investigators to study its origin.

Bin Laden family killed in UK jet crash

Bin Laden family killed in UK jet crash

Three members of former al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden's family were killed when a private jet crashed in southern England, British police say.

Zimbabwe calls for extradition of lion-killer

Zimbabwe calls for extradition of lion-killer

The American dentist who killed Cecil the lion was a "foreign poacher" who paid for an illegal hunt and he should be extradited to Zimbabwe to face justice, environment minister Oppah Muchinguri says.

Plane debris flown to France

Plane debris flown to France

Plane debris which washed up on the Indian Ocean island of Reunion and is thought to belong to the vanished Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 has been flown to France for checks officials hope could provide some insight into the disaster.

Palestinian toddler killed in West Bank

Palestinian toddler killed in West Bank

Suspected Jewish attackers torched a Palestinian home in the occupied West Bank, killing an 18-month-old child and seriously injuring his parents and brother, an act that Israel's prime minister described as terrorism.

Hunting club suspends dentist, makes donations

Hunting club suspends dentist, makes donations

A hunting club that suspended a Minnesota dentist who killed Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe has given money to the campaigns of numerous U.S. politicians, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker John Boehner, a watchdog group's records show.

Lawyers argue life or death for Colorado gunman

Lawyers argue life or death for Colorado gunman

Defense attorneys said the Colorado movie massacre gunman was schizophrenic and they urged jurors on Thursday to spare his life, while prosecutors said James Holmes must not be able to use mental illness as a shield.

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