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WATCH: Village rallies to help widowed stork and hatchlings

 Prague, Czech Republic: After a female stork was electrocuted on a power line, the inhabitants of a village in the Czech Republic decided to rally...

US seizes tigers, lions from ‘Tiger King’ park

Washington, United States: The US Justice Department said Thursday that it had seized 68 lions, tigers, and lion-tiger hybrids as well as a jaguar from...

Dog smuggling letters between inmates detained in Panama prison

Panama City, Panama: Weeks after busting a cocaine-toting "narcocat," prison officials in Panama have intercepted a dog caught ferrying letters between inmates, authorities said Monday. The canine...

How donkeys digging wells help life thrive in the desert

Washington, United States: For thousands of years, horses and donkeys have been some of our species' most important partners. A new study published Thursday shows they're...

New bug discovery proves mite of Twitter

Tokyo, Japan: Call it the mite of Twitter: Japanese and Austrian researchers have confirmed a bug they spotted posted in a tweet is a previously...

Hair today, gone tomorrow: why stress makes mice shed

Tokyo, Japan: Stressed mice shed fur because a hormone produced when they are under pressure interrupts normal growth cycles, according to a new study that...

Animals stranded in Suez canal logjam risk dying of starvation

Siliguri, India: Hundreds of animals stranded in the Suez canal logjam risk dying of starvation, as an estimated 20 ships ferrying livestock remain anchored...

Zoo Zoomers: Locked down Czech chimps mingle online

Dvur Králové nad Labem, Czech Republic: Two Czech zoos have installed large screens to let their chimpanzees watch each other via Zoom, an attempt to...

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Swiss unanimously votes for same-sex union referendum

GENEVA — In Switzerland, a controversial same-sex marriage referendum has been resoundingly approved by voters of the conservative, rich Alpine...

New Covid surge overwhelms hospitals in parts of US

WASHINGTON, D.C. — According to one of the country's top health officials, the spike in coronavirus cases in the...

China wants effeminate male celebs to man up

WASHINGTON — Macho men are in and effeminate male performers are out as Beijing expands its crackdown on China's entertainment...

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