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Rubbish-collecting crows a star attraction at French theme park

FRANCE: Visitors to a theme park in western France this week have a new attraction to enjoy: six crows that have been specially trained to pick up cigarette ends and rubbish. The birds have been in action since Monday at the Puy du Fou park, picking up litter on the site that features shows and rides themed around different periods...

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Rescued Thai cave boys to leave hospital Thursday

Twelve young footballers and their coach rescued from a Thai cave will be released from hospital on Thursday, health officals said, offering pychological support and urging the group to avoid media interviews despite huge interest in their against-the-odds survival story. The group, called the "Wild Boars" after their football academy, went into the Tham Luang cave in northern Thailand on...

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Florida man with no arms charged with stabbing man with scissors

A 46-year-old homeless man with no arms was arrested in Miami Beach, Florida, for stabbing another man with a pair of scissors using his feet, police said on Wednesday. Florida native Jonathan Crenshaw stabbed a 22-year-old Chicago man twice with the scissors before running away, according to the Miami Beach Police Department report on Crenshaw’s arrest early on Tuesday. Crenshaw,...

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Stands restored, Buddha of Swat holds on after dynamited by Taliban in 2007

MINGORA: The Buddha of Swat, carved on a cliff in the seventh century, was dynamited by the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan in 2007. Now it has been restored, a powerful symbol of tolerance in the traumatised valley. The figure, depicted in a lotus position at the base of a granite cliff in Swat, was severely damaged by the TTP in an echo...

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Australia monster croc caught after eight-year hunt

SYDNEY: An elusive monster saltwater crocodile weighing 600 kilograms (1,328 pounds) has finally been caught after an eight-year hunt in Australia, officials said on Tuesday. The 4.7-metre (15.4-foot) beast was found in a trap downstream from the northern outback town of Katherine after first being spotted in 2010. Authorities had tried in vain for years to bag the croc, which...

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First successful mechanical heart transplant at NICVD Pakistan

KARACHI: Pakistan's first successful mechanical heart transplant took place at the National Institute of Cardio Vascular Diseases (NICVD) on Monday. Achieving this medical milestone, the doctors transplanted the mechanical heart into 62-year-old patient Nafeesa Memon. Nafeesa’s heart was only 15 percent functional before the surgery. Dr Pervez Chaudhry led the transplant team members, while the team also included American doctors....

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Treacherous Thai cave rescue bid enters day two

A treacherous rescue bid to free a youth football team trapped in a flooded Thai cave entered its second day Monday, with nine of the "Wild Boars" still inside after elite divers guided four out. Looming rain was one of the main enemies of the operation, threatening to flood the cave complex in mountainous northern Thailand, although a bewildering array...

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World’s largest passenger plane Emirates A380 lands at New Islamabad Airport

Web Desk: World’s largest passenger plane Emirates’ special one-off A380 flight landed in Islamabad on Sunday with celebrities, officials, diplomats and journalists on board. Arrival of the airline’s iconic double-decker special flight EK2524/EK2525 to Islamabad also made history in Pakistan’s aviation as it was the first A380 to have ever landed in Pakistan. Today's highlight in aviation world from capital...

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Abdul Sattar Eidhi 2nd death anniversary being observed today

KARACHI: Celebrated humanitarian and Edhi Foundation Chairman Abdul Sattar Edhi 2nd Death anniversary is being observed today, who passed away at the age of 88 in Karachi on 8 July, 2016. “He wished to be buried in the same clothes he used to wear. He also wanted to donate his body parts, but only his cornea can be donated as rest...

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London Mayor approves giant ‘Trump Baby’ citing people’s ‘right to peaceful protest’

LONDON: Mayor of London Sadiq Khan will allow protesters to fly a blimp over the parliament portraying Donald Trump as an orange, snarling baby during the US president’s upcoming visit, his office said on Thursday, citing "the right to peaceful protest". According to an email response from Khan's press office to Geo.tv's request for comment, a spokesperson said: “The Mayor...

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A night in Mandela’s prison cell — yours for $300,000

For rich corporate executives, fine food, expensive wine and five-star hotels come as standard. But one discerning top boss with a spare $300,000 will give up creature comforts for a night in the cramped prison cell that was Nelson Mandela's home for 18 years. That is according to organisers of the annual CEO sleepout, an initiative which raises money for...

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Shortage of vets spells misery for Karachi zoo animals

KARACHI: A white African lioness stares blankly at the spectators crowded outside her small, steel-barred cage, her extraordinary coat dotted with numerous spots, the result of a fungal skin disease that has marred her once pristine fur. The ailment is curable — or, rather, it should be. But at the Karachi Zoological Garden there are not enough vets to give...

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UK healthcare worker arrested for ‘murdering’ eight babies

LONDON: British police on Tuesday arrested a female healthcare worker suspected of murdering eight babies and attempting to murder six more after an investigation into deaths at a neo-natal hospital unit. The investigation into The Countess of Chester Hospital in the northwestern English city of Chester began last year and is focusing on the deaths of 17 babies between March...

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Thai boys’ cave ordeal not over after being found alive on 10th day

CHIANG RAI: Twelve boys and their football coach found alive after ten days trapped deep inside a flooded cave will have to bear their ordeal for longer while rescuers work out how to bring them safely out, the governor of Chiang Rai province sad on Tuesday. Divers struggled through narrow passages and murky waters to discover the boys late on...

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US teachers quietly train to carry guns into school

When Donald Trump proposed arming teachers to deter school shooters, the overwhelming response from educators was horror. Yet teachers in Colorado are taking action to carry concealed guns to school. The non-profit group FASTER, set up after 20 small children were killed in 2012 at Sandy Hook Elementary School, has trained more than 1,300 US school staff, mostly in Ohio,...

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UNESCO lists Korean mountain Buddhist temples as World Heritage sites

Seven ancient Korean mountain temples, which typify the way Buddhism in the country has merged with indigenous beliefs and styles, were listed as UNESCO World Heritage sites on Saturday. The seven mountain temples -- Seonamsa, Daeheungsa, Beopjusa, Magoksa, Tongdosa, Bongjeongsa, Buseoksa -- were all established during the Three Kingdoms period that lasted until the 7th century AD. UNESCO made the...

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Indian capital’s summer of discontent: anger, killings over water

Through the long summer months in India's capital, tens of thousands of people have cut back on daily showers and laundry because of a shortage of water that has led to fighting in some areas in which three people have been killed. Monsoon rains forecast for this week in Delhi will signal an end to the summer, but India faces...

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