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Gorilla killed after boy falls into enclosure

Gorilla killed after boy falls into enclosure

A male gorilla in a US zoo has been killed by keepers after he dragged around a 4-year-old boy who fell into the enclosure, an official said. The child was not seriously hurt.

Migrants saw another ship sink: charity

Migrants saw another ship sink: charity

Migrants rescued from two boats in the Mediterranean this week told humanitarian workers in Italy that they saw another vessel carrying some 400 migrants sink, according to Save the Children.

Children badly hurt in lightning strike

Children badly hurt in lightning strike

Lightning strikes in northern France and southwest Germany on Saturday left nine people seriously hurt, authorities say.

Vintage plane crashes in NY river

Vintage plane crashes in NY river

A body has been recovered after a World War 2-era plane crashed into  New York City's Hudson River off Manhattan,  authorities say.

Heimlich saves woman from choking

Heimlich saves woman from choking

Dr Henry Heimlich, the 96-year-old Cincinnati surgeon credited with inventing a lifesaving technique, used it for the first time this week to save a woman choking on a hamburger.

Big Trump protest in San Diego

Big Trump protest in San Diego

Donald Trump brought his message of walls and deportations to the doorstep of America's busiest border crossing on Friday, greeting supporters in San Diego amid one of the largest protests organised against him.

Race to find EgyptAir black boxes

Race to find EgyptAir black boxes

No new radio signal has been received from an EgyptAir jet since the day it crashed in the Mediterranean last week, sources close to the investigation say.

Call to delay or move Olympics over Zika

Call to delay or move Olympics over Zika

More than 100 health experts have called for the Rio Olympic Games to be postponed or moved because of fears that the event could speed up the spread of the Zika virus around the world.

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