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Killer whale mother finally lets dead newborn calf go, after 17 days

Image copyright Ken Balcomb, Center for Whale Research Image caption Whale J35 is seen here earlier supporting her dead calf A killer whale has stopped carrying her dead newborn calf after at least 17 days, during which she covered 1,000 miles (1,600km), scientists say. The whale “vigorously chased a school of salmon with her pod-mates […]

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Egypt: Defrocked monk charged with killing Coptic bishop

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Egypt’s Christian minority are mostly members of the Coptic Orthodox Church Prosecutors in Egypt have charged a defrocked monk with the murder of a Coptic Christian Bishop at a desert monastery. Bishop Epiphanius, 64, was found dead in a pool of blood at Saint Macarius Monastery in Wadi Natroun, […]

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Taliban attack on Afghan city of Ghazni enters third day

Image copyright Reuters Image caption A soldier keeps watch on the Ghazni road A Taliban attack on the Afghan city of Ghazni has entered its third day – with intense fighting and conflicting claims over who controls the strategic city. Mohammad Sharif Yaftali, the Afghan army’s chief-of-staff, said Ghazni was not under threat of falling […]

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Arms depot in Syria’s Idlib province kills 39 – monitor

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Rescuers used bulldozers to remove the rubble and free trapped people At least 39 people – including 12 children – have been killed in a blast that brought down a building in Syria’s mainly rebel-held north-western province of Idlib, reports say. The building in the Sarmada town is said […]