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Coyote survives 35km 'embedded' in auto grille after being run over

Coyote survives 35km 'embedded' in auto grille after being run over

Wile E. Coyote may be accustomed to vehicular chaos , but it was one of his cousins in the Great White North that took a wild ride last week. Freed and with minimal injuries, the coyote was given a clean bill of health by a provincial veterinarian and released by wildlife officials near the fotohills of the Rockies, around 100km east of where his vehicle journey commenced.


2024, 2028 Olympic Games: Paris, Los Angeles win hosting rights

2024, 2028 Olympic Games: Paris, Los Angeles win hosting rights

Macron said after the International Olympic Committee (IOC) vote in Lima that rubber-stamped the historic double award of the 2024 Games to Paris and the 2028 Olympics in Los Angeles that "the whole country must get behind" the event. "LA is a city where the Games are not a barrier to making progress; we know that they are an accelerating force to re-envisioning a better city and a better world in the days ahead as we welcome you back to the City of Angels".


Greece: Crews cleaning up pollution from sunken tanker ship

Greece: Crews cleaning up pollution from sunken tanker ship

Late on Wednesday, however, the ministry's general secretary, Dionysis Kalamatianos, raised the possibility that oil was still leaking from the vessel, telling Skai TV that efforts to seal it were "almost complete". The tanker's captain and chief engineer were charged with negligence and released pending trial. An operation is under way to drain the fuel remaining on board.


Record number of terror arrests in year to June

Record number of terror arrests in year to June

About one-third of those arrested were charged, including 105 people who were accused of terrorism, while 50 percent of suspects were released without charge. Around half (189) of those held were released without charge, while others were released on bail (54), faced "alternative action" (11) and two cases were pending at the time the statistics were compiled.


German, Chinese leaders agree on need to tighten N. Korea sanctions

German, Chinese leaders agree on need to tighten N. Korea sanctions

US President Donald Trump said Thursday that military action against a defiant North Korea after its recent powerful nuclear test was "not inevitable", though he again did not rule it out. China said it had lodged another stern protest over the THAAD deployment on Thursday. The North's Foreign Ministry spokesman said the United States was "going frantic" to manipulate the Security Council over Pyongyang's nuclear test, which it said was part of "legitimate self-defensive measures".


World's Oldest Captive Panda Basi Dies in China

World's Oldest Captive Panda Basi Dies in China

Born in the wild in 1980, Basi was discovered by villagers after falling into an icy river in the western province of Sichuan at age 4 and sent to the breeding center in Fuzhou. The female panda died of multiple illnesses, including liver cirrhosis and renal failure, director of the centre, Chen Yucun, said, according to China's Xinhua news agency.