Poachers kill 3 rangers, soldier, in Congo

A spokesperson for African Parks says poachers have killed three rangers and a Congolese soldier in the Garamba national park.


Egypt to restore King Tut mask

2015-10-09 19:19

Egypt's antiquities ministry says the restoration of King Tutankhamun's golden mask will begin on Saturday, more than a year after the beard was accidentally broken off.

Johnson & Johnson starts Ebola vaccine trial in Sierra Leone

2015-10-09 15:23

Johnson & Johnson has begun clinical trials for an Ebola vaccine in Sierra Leone. The vaccine regimen is part of a new study being conducted in Sierra Leone's Kambia district.

California agency approves expansion of SeaWorld whale tanks

2015-10-09 14:12

A California agency has approved a $100m expansion of the tanks SeaWorld uses to hold killer whales in the San Diego – but it has also banned the park from breeding captive orcas.

Nasa unveils missing pieces in journey to Mars

2015-10-09 13:23

Nasa has outlined the many challenges that remain before humans can set foot on Mars, calling the problems "solvable" but setting no firm date for an astronaut mission to the Red Planet.

Watch this baby hippo toy with a sleepy croc and get away with it

2015-10-09 12:05

Like all small boys, George the hippo loves teasing his friend. There's just one thing: his friend is a crocodile.

Blue skies, frozen water detected on Pluto

2015-10-09 08:10

Pluto has blue skies and patches of frozen water, according to the latest data out Thursday from Nasa's unmanned New Horizons probe, which made a historic flyby of the dwarf planet in July.

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Ecuador volcano spews giant ash column

2015-10-08 22:24

Ecuador's Cotopaxi volcano, which began erupting in August after being dormant for 138 years, has coughed up a two-kilometre-high column of ash.

Low water levels a boon for Zim dino hunters

2015-10-08 21:42

The recent drop of water levels in Lake Kariba in Zimbabwe may not be good for power generation, but might allow for the discovery of more fossils, according to the owner of a safari camp.

Scientists discover why elephants rarely get cancer

2015-10-08 19:38

Despite their big size, elephants rarely get cancer, and scientists says they have discovered the secret to the creatures' special protection. It's in the genes.

Japan typhoon - thousands evacuated

2015-10-08 17:32

Thousands of residents in northern Japan are ordered to evacuate as a powerful typhoon bore down on the island of Hokkaido.

After giraffe, Danish children to watch lion dissection

2015-10-08 14:18

A Danish zoo says it would dissect a lion in front of children, undeterred by the international outrage that hit a Copenhagen zoo that last year did the same to a giraffe.

Oldest-known fetal horse fossil is 48-million-years old

2015-10-08 10:24

A 48-million-year-old fossil of a pregnant horse and fetus is the oldest of its kind known to science and contains unusually well-preserved evidence of tissue from the womb, researchers say.

IMF Chief: We're cooked if we fail on climate change

2015-10-08 08:51

International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde says the world is “cooked if we fail to urgently address climate change”.

Police confiscate shoes after Zim elephants poisoned

2015-10-07 22:36

Police investigating the poisoning of 11 elephants in Hwange confiscated all shoes from the homes of five suspects in an effort to see whether they were involved, the state wildlife authority has said.

Surgery possible for dogs with cleft palates

2015-10-07 21:31

Dogs, like people, can be born with cleft palates. Some die from pneumonia or malnourishment. Some with the defect, which is basically a hole in the mouth, are euthanised.

Elephant electrocuted in India

2015-10-07 19:36

An elephant has been electrocuted in northeastern India after a tree fell on a power line.

Zimbabwe elephant poisoning - 5 arrested

2015-10-07 17:28

Zimbabwe parks official:s have arrested five for killing 11 elephants with cyanide at Hwange park.

King cobra captured after terrorising US town

2015-10-08 22:24

A dangerous king cobra that panicked a Florida community has been recaptured, found under a household drying more than a month after escaping, authorities say.

Indonesia asks for foreign help to extinguish forest fires

2015-10-08 18:38

Indonesian President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo says the government has asked other countries for help in extinguishing forest fires that have caused widespread haze in Southeast Asia.

22 poachers killed, 900 held in Zimbabwe this year

2015-10-08 17:32

At least 22 poachers were killed and 900 others were arrested this year in Zimbabwe, as the country moved to combat the problem of poaching, the Minister of Environment, Water and Climate Change has reportedly said.

Corals reefs suffering from severe underwater heat wave

2015-10-08 08:00

Corals reefs are suffering a severe underwater heat wave this year for the third time on record, including a mysterious warm patch in the Pacific known as 'The Blob', scientists say.

Scientists formulate bird family tree

2015-10-07 22:36

They come in many shapes, sizes and hues, from Cuba's tiny bee hummingbird to the flightless ostrich of Africa's plains, Antarctica's emperor penguin and the Southern Ocean's majestic wandering albatross...

Zimbabwe game rangers arrested

2015-10-07 20:37

Three staff members at Zimbabwe's biggest game park have been arrested on suspicion of stealing ivory.

Israeli team ahead in privateer moon race

2015-10-07 18:36

An Israeli team competing in a race to the moon sponsored by Google has signed a with California-based SpaceX for a rocket launch, putting it at the front of the pack.

UN's climate science panel gets South Korean boss

2015-10-07 14:22

South Korean climate economist Hoesung Lee has been elected to head the UN’s climate science panel, replacing Rajendra Pachauri of India, who quit in February over allegations of sexual harassment.


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