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California oil spill takes toll on wildlife

California oil spill takes toll on wildlife

More than two dozen marine mammals and nearly 40 birds have been collected dead and alive from along California's oil-fouled coastline near Santa Barbara in the week since a petroleum pipeline ruptured there, wildlife officials say.

Queen to unveil EU referendum plan

Queen to unveil EU referendum plan

The Queen is to set out the British government's plans for a European Union membership referendum as Prime Minister David Cameron faces pressure to explain when it will be held and what changes to the EU he wants.

Danish DJ kills rabbit live on air

Danish DJ kills rabbit live on air

A Danish radio station is defending a show during which the host killed a baby rabbit by hitting it with a bicycle pump, live on the air, saying it was intended to show the hypocrisy of animal lovers.

At least 15 killed in US flooding

At least 15 killed in US flooding

Torrential rains have killed at least 15 people in Texas and Oklahoma, including two in Houston where floods turned streets into rivers and led to about 1000 calls for help in the fourth-most populous US city, officials say.

Cleveland to limit police use of force

Cleveland to limit police use of force

The Cleveland police department in the United States has agreed to train officers to minimise racial bias and the use of excessive force in a deal with the  Department of Justice.

Libyan PM survives 'assassination attempt'

Libyan PM survives 'assassination attempt'

Libya's internationally recognised prime minister, Abdullah al-Thinni, says he has survived an assassination attempt after leaving a session of the anarchic country's elected parliament.

Mafia boss arrested after 30 years on run

Brazilian police have arrested an Italian mafia boss who had been on the run for 30 years and convicted of killing more than 20 people in the 1980s.

Bodies dug out in Malaysian jungle camps

Bodies dug out in Malaysian jungle camps

Malaysian police forensic teams, digging with hoes and shovels, have begun pulling out bodies from shallow graves found in abandoned jungle camps where an inter-governmental body said hundreds of victims of human traffickers may be buried.

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