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  1. Mommy loves you!': Boy rescued...Read the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Times News

    Panicked zoo visitors watched helplessly and shouted, "Stay calm!" while one woman yelled, "Mommy loves you!" as a 400-pound-plus gorilla loomed over a 4-year-old boy who had fallen into a shallow moat at the Cincinnati Zoo. The boy sat still in the water, looking up at the gorilla as the animal touched the child's hand and back.

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  2. Outrage after gorilla killed at Cincinnati Zoo to save childRead the original story w/Photo

    13 min ago | WBNS

    Animal activists have created online petitions and Facebook pages after a special zoo response team shot and killed the 17-year-old gorilla named Harambe. The four-year-old boy spent a terrifying 10 to 15 minutes alone on Saturday with the adult male gorilla.

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  3. Higher Education Bubble Update, Progressive Autophagy Edition:...Read the original story

    20 min ago | Instapundit.com

    uring this academic year, schools across the country have been roiling with activism that has seemed to shift the meaning of contemporary liberalism without changing its ideals. At Yale, the associate head of a residence balked at the suggestion that ...

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  4. Head of Egypt's journalists union detained over bailRead the original story w/Photo

    22 min ago | KRON 4

    The head of Egypt's journalists union and two of its board members have been questioned by prosecutors over allegations that they spread false news and harbored journalists wanted by authorities, one of the three and their lawyer said on Monday. They were ordered released on a 10,000-pound bail each, but they refused to pay and were consequently detained at a police station in central Cairo, board member Khaled el-Balshy and defense lawyer Sayed Abu Zeid told The Associated Press.

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  5. An undated photo of Harambe.Read the original story w/Photo

    41 min ago | WOODTV.com

    Panicked zoo visitors watched helplessly and shouted, "Stay calm!" while one woman yelled, "Mommy loves you!" as a 400-pound-plus gorilla loomed over a 4-year-old boy who had fallen into a shallow moat at the Cincinnati Zoo. The boy sat still in the water, looking up at the gorilla as the animal touched the child's hand and back.

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  6. Bahrain court more than doubles opposition leader's sentenceRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Erie Times News

    In this Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015 file photo, a Bahraini anti-government protester holds up an image of jailed Shiite opposition leader Sheikh Ali Salman demanding his freedom during a protest in Daih, Bahrain. A Bahraini appeals court has more than doubled the prison term for the country's top Shiite opposition figure who was part of the island nation's 2011 Arab Spring-inspired uprising The Associated Press DUBAI, United Arab Emirates "' A Bahraini appeals court on Monday more than doubled the prison term for the country's top Shiite opposition figure in a ruling that his political bloc blasted as "unacceptable and provocative."

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  7. Backlash grows over killing of rare gorilla at U.S. zooRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | WTVR Richmond

    Shortly after zookeepers shot and killed a rare gorilla to save a boy who had entered its enclosure, many are questioning whether death was the only option. In a statement released Sunday, Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden expressed remorse over the shooting of Harambe, a 17-year-old western lowlands gorilla who was killed Saturday after toying with a four-year-old child.

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  8. EU-Turkey deal 'not working' - BoldriniRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | ANSA.it

    Rome, May 30 - Lower House Speaker Laura Boldrini said Monday an EU-Turkey accord on asylum seekers is not working. There are political and juridical "problems", she told reporters.

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  9. Minsk Court To Consider Aliaksandr Lapitski's AppealRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Charter97

    As it became known to the human rights activists, on June 3, the Minsk city court will consider a private appeal of Aliaksandr Lapitski against the decision of the Frunzenski district court of Minsk on the recognition of Aliaksandr Lapitski guilty of insulting the authorities and the decision to send him on compulsory treatment, the HRC Viasna reports. If the Court does not satisfy the complaint of 80-year-old pensioner, the previously issued decision will come into force, and Aliaksandr Lapitski will be sent to a psychiatric hospital.

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  10. Shooting of zoo gorilla prompts outrage, blame, sympathyRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | UPI

    The death of an endangered gorilla, shot at Cincinnati's zoo after a child fell into its habitat, has prompted nationwide anger, blame and sympathy. Harambe, a male Western Lowland Gorilla, was killed by the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Gardens' Dangerous Animal Response Team after an unattended boy, 4, slipped away from his mother Sunday and fell into the exhibit's moat .

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  11. Simpson gives support to beesRead the original story

    1 hr ago | Dromore Today

    Congratulations, you're now registered! Let us know what news and updates you want to hear about and we'll send them straight to your inbox. Upper Bann MP David Simpson has added his name to a growing list of MPs who are opposed to lifting of the ban on bee harming pesticides.

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  12. UNESCO Report Details How Climate Change Threatens World Heritage SitesRead the original story

    1 hr ago | Hyperallergic

    The Statue of Liberty is a favorite victim of Hollywood's climate change disaster scenarios. Films including The Day After Tomorrow and AI: Artificial Intelligence depict the greened copper monument destroyed by tsunamis and submerged by rising sea levels.

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  13. Pope Francis chats with social media stars -- and the Hollywood versionRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Religion News Service

    Pope Francis poses for a selfie with a dozen YouTube stars at a May 29, 2016 audience at the Vatican. Photo via L'Osservatore Romano is not for republication.

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  14. Killing of gorilla to save boy at Ohio zoo sparks outrageRead the original story

    2 hrs ago | The Daily Star

    Harambe, a 17-year-old gorilla at the Cincinnati Zoo is pictured in this undated handout photo provided by Cincinnati Zoo. Photo taken from Reuters 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.

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  15. Statue of Liberty, Venice among world heritage sites at risk from climate changeRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Inhabitat

    The Statue of Liberty, Venice, Stonehenge, Galapagos islands and Easter Island are among the 31 natural and cultural world heritage sites in 29 countries that are threatened by climate change , according to a new report . Titled "World Heritage and Tourism in a Changing Climate," the study was launched by UNESCO, the United Nations Environment Program and the Union of Concerned Scientists at the the UN Environmental Assembly in Nairobi, Kenya.

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  16. PETA blames captivity for gorilla's deathRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | ABC2 Maryland

    People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals released a statement Sunday denouncing zoos and zoogoers in light of the death of 17-year-old silverback gorilla Harambe at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Gardens. Harambe was shot and killed after he picked up and dragged a 4-year-old who fell into the gorilla enclosure.

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  17. Report 35% of corals dead or dying on Barrier ReefRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | RTE.ie

    At least 35% of corals in the northern and central regions of Australia's Great Barrier Reef are dead or dying from a mass bleaching event, scientists have said. The assessment was made following months of aerial and underwater surveys after the worst bleaching in recorded history first became evident in March as sea temperatures warm.

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  18. Uganda: Term, Age Limit - Activists Plot Court ActionRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | AllAfrica.com

    Civil society organisations, academicians and other good governance advocates are taking the long and heated political battle over restoration of presidential term limits to the Constitutional court. In a yet-to-be-filed petition, the intending petitioners want the Constitutional court to declare that the removal of presidential term limits in 2005 affected the basic structure of the constitution.

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  19. Saudi Arabia executes Nigerian man, marking 95th execution this yearRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Al Bawaba

    Saudi Arabia on Monday carried out its 95th execution in 2016, putting it on track to top last year's number of capital punishments, Saudi Press Agency reported. Fahd Houssawi, a Nigerian man, was executed for murdering a Saudi police officer.

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  20. Chief Syria opposition negotiator quits over failed peace talksRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | The China Post

    The Syrian opposition's chief negotiator in UN-brokered peace talks has announced his resignation, branding the stalled Geneva negotiations a failure on both the security and humanitarian fronts. "The three rounds of talks were unsuccessful because of the stubbornness of the regime and its continued bombardments and aggressions towards the Syrian people," Mohammed Alloush, a member of the Saudi-backed rebel group Jaish al-Islam , said late Sunday in a statement on Twitter.

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