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Outrage at boy's parents after gorilla shot

Outrage at boy's parents after gorilla shot

The killing of a gorilla at the Cincinnati Zoo after a 4-year-old boy tumbled into the ape's enclosure triggered outrage and questions about safety, but zoo officials called the decision to use lethal force a tough but necessary choice.

At least 700 migrants dead at sea this week

At least 700 migrants dead at sea this week

At least 700 migrants may have died at sea this past week in the busiest week of migrant crossings from Libya towards Italy this year, Medecins San Frontieres and the UN Refugee agency said.

Rio police scour slums for gang rape suspects

Rio police scour slums for gang rape suspects

Rio de Janeiro police swarmed two slums searching for suspects in the alleged gang rape of a 16-year-old Brazilian girl who said more than 30 men assaulted her, a case that shocked the nation set to host the Olympics in August.

French govt, union deadlocked amid wave of unrest

French govt, union deadlocked amid wave of unrest

The French government and CGT union dug in their heels amid a wave of strikes and angry street protests against labour reforms, but there were fresh phone contacts between the two sides.

Shark attacks tipped to increase

Shark attacks tipped to increase

As the summer beach season opens in the United States, at least one expert is predicting an increase in shark attacks around the world this year that will surpass last year's record number.

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.

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