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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.

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.

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