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WATCH | Meet 'le blob' Paris zoo's new star attraction

2019-10-17 17:49

The Paris zoo's latest attraction is a brainless, eyeless, single-celled organism with no limbs or stomach but more than 700 genders.

Sharp air travel tax hike of 74% expected to encourage more rail travel in Europe

2019-10-17 10:15

Draft laws on new green taxes and subsidies, including much harsher charges on short-haul flights, will get the German governments approval this week.

Clean-up, rescue efforts as typhoon toll nears 70 in Japan

2019-10-15 14:18

Rescuers in Japan worked into a third day in an increasingly desperate search for survivors of a powerful typhoon that killed nearly 70 people and caused widespread destruction.

WATCH | Owl killings spur moral debate

2019-10-15 10:31

In a last-ditch effort to save spotted owls, federal officials are killing hundreds of barred owls in the hopes they can stave off their spotted cousins' potential extinction. WATCH NOW.

 
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WHALING OUT:   Villagers and maritime officers check on whales stranded on Kolo Udju beach on the coast of Menia Village, East Nusa Tenggara, where at least 17 whales were found stranded. (Yuven, AFP)

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SEE | Four-metre king cobra wrestled from sewer in Thailand

2019-10-15 11:24

A feisty 4m king cobra was pulled from a sewer in southern Thailand in an hour-long operation, a rescue foundation says, describing the reptile as one of the largest they had ever captured.

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WATCH | The future of travel is electric, but can South Africa keep up?

2019-10-11 11:50

The Vineyard Hotel in Cape Town launched new charging stations for electric cars, as part of a 9-day road trip with green cars from Johannesburg to the Mother City organised by Generation.e.

WATCH | Poo-lieve it or not: Recycling human waste in Nairobi is cleaning up the slums

2019-10-11 11:09

"When I started, there was poop in bags everywhere," said Ricky Ojwang, skillfully navigating a rubbish-strewn canal in Mukuru, a Nairobi slum where he's worked to improve sanitation since 2012.

If you're travelling to the UK: Climate protesters vow to 'occupy' London airport

2019-10-10 08:34

Climate protesters from Extinction Rebellion vowed on Wednesday to "occupy and shut down" a London airport that connects to the British capital's global financial hub.

Climate protesters vow to 'occupy' London airport

2019-10-09 17:15

Climate protesters from Extinction Rebellion have vowed to "occupy and shut down" a London airport that connects to the British capital's global financial hub.

WATCH | Search for survivors continue as Typhoon Hagibis kills 43 in Japan

2019-10-14 10:40

Tens of thousands of rescue workers were searching for survivors of powerful Typhoon Hagibis, two days after the storm slammed into Japan, killing at least 43 people.

Tens of thousands evacuated as California wildfires spread

2019-10-12 09:20

Much of California was on high alert as wind-driven wildfires tore through the state's south, forcing the evacuation of tens of thousands of people and destroying multiple structures and homes.

WATCH | Japan braces for powerful typhoon, RWC games cancelled

2019-10-11 15:52

Japan braces for a powerful typhoon barrelling towards Tokyo that has already forced the cancellation of two Rugby World Cup matches, disrupted the Suzuka Grand Prix and grounded flights.

WATCH | 'Space is hard' - Musk on SpaceX, NASA mission delay

2019-10-11 10:53

SpaceX could launch US astronauts to the International Space Station as early as next year if tests on the company's long-delayed Crew Dragon capsule prove conclusive, NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine says.

Mystery oil spills blot more than 130 Brazilian beaches

2019-10-10 11:25

The source of large blots of oil staining more than 130 beaches in northeastern Brazil remained a mystery despite President Jair Bolsonaro's assertions they came from outside the country and were possibly the work of criminals.

WATCH | How do you weigh a living whale? With a drone...

2019-10-10 06:32

How do you weigh a living whale? Researchers from Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies (AIAS) and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) devised a way to accurately estimate the weight of free-living whales using only aerial images taken by drones.

Botswana rhinos risk wipeout as poaching rises

2019-10-09 15:00

Nine Botswana rhinos have been poached since April, the government say, an unprecedented rate of one per month that could see rhinos wiped out in the southern African country by 2021.

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