31 May 2016

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Outrage mounts over gorilla killing at Ohio zoo (38)
GINNY MCCABE CINCINNATI - Reuters Animal lovers mobilized on Monday as outrage mounted over the Cincinnati Zoo's killing of a gorilla to rescue a 4-year-old boy who fell into the animal's enclosure. More than 200,000 people had signed online petitions on Change.org protesting the shooting of Harambe, the Western lowland gorilla, whose species is listed as endangered.
Over 20 dead in multiple bombings across Baghdad (2)
Photo by: Reuters People inspect a damaged house after a suicide bomb blast in Baghdad's Sadr City, Iraq, May 30, 2016. Two suicide attacks, a car bomb also left at least 50 people injured More than 20 people were killed and at least 50 were wounded in three bombings, including two suicide attacks, in Baghdad on Monday, said police and medical sources.
Ex-Chad president sentenced to life in prison for crimes against humanity (4)
30/05 13:51 CET | updated xx mn ago | updated at xx 1464610086 1464609077 Former Chad President Hissene Habre has been found guilty of crimes against humanity for ordering the killing and torture of thousands of political opponents during his rule from 1982-1990. He was sentenced by the Special African Chamber in Senegal to life in prison.
Japan scrambles over possible N Korea missile launch (3)
TOKYO, 1 hours, 49 minutes ago Japan on Monday put its military on alert for a possible North Korean ballistic missile launch, ordering naval destroyers and anti-ballistic missile Patriot batteries to be ready to shoot down any projectile heading for Japan, state broadcaster NHK said. A spokesman for the Japan's Ministry of Defence in Tokyo declined to say whether such an order has been issued.
Australian woman presumed dead after crocodile attack (3)
Ed Adamczyk CAIRNS, Australia, May 30 (UPI) -- CAIRNS, Australia, May 30 (UPI) -- A woman is presumed dead and a friend was hospitalized after a crocodile attack at an Australian beach, authorities reported Monday. The two women were swimming late Sunday night in waist-deep water at Thornton Beach, a remote part of Daintree National Park in northeast Australia's Queensland state, when the attack occurred.
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