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Czech zoo burns horns it sawed off rhinos after French attack

A Czech zoo on Tuesday burnt 33 kilos (72 pounds) of rare rhino horns, including some it sawed off its own animals in the wake of a brutal attack on a French zoo. Poachers broke into the Thoiry zoo near Paris in March and killed a critically endangered white rhino, hacking off its horns and putting zoos across the world on high alert. Show More Summary

Scandal-plagued Lula heads Brazil election poll

Brazil's scandal-plagued former leftist president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and a tough-talking rightwing congressman lead voter intentions ahead of next year's presidential elections, a poll said Tuesday. Underlining the turmoil inShow More Summary

Pro-independence Catalan mayors appear before prosecutors

The first of hundreds of Catalan mayors under investigation for helping to stage an independence referendum deemed illegal by Madrid appeared before Spanish prosecutors for questioning on Tuesday but were not charged. The mayors of three...Show More Summary

US will forfeit trust if exits nuclear deal: Rouhani

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani warned Tuesday that the United States would forfeit the trust of the international community if it abandons a nuclear accord with Tehran. "If the United States were not to adhere to the commitments and...Show More Summary

S.Africa model seeks to strip Mrs Mugabe of immunity

The South African glamour model who accuses Zimbabwe's first lady of battering her with an electrical plug launched a legal bid on Tuesday to have Grace Mugabe stripped of her immunity. Gabriella Engels and her lawyers sought to persuade...Show More Summary

Russia accuses US-backed rebels of hindering Syria IS fight

Russia on Tuesday accused US-backed rebels in Syria of targeting regime forces to try to halt their advance against Islamic State jihadists around the city of Deir Ezzor. In a statement the Russian military said it had received reports...Show More Summary

NGO demands Italy release seized migrant rescue boat

A German NGO whose migrant rescue boat was impounded by Italian authorities on suspicion of collusion with people traffickers said Tuesday it had been the victim of a "despicable smear campaign". Humanitarian group Jugend Rettet went...Show More Summary

Nigeria compares Myanmar crisis to Bosnia and Rwanda

Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari urged fellow leaders at the United Nations General Assembly to condemn Myanmar's "ethnic cleansing" of the Rohingya people. Comparing the situation in Myanmar's Rakhine province to the massacres in...Show More Summary

Kenya's chief justice condemns threats against judiciary

Kenya's chief justice on Tuesday hit out at political leaders and their supporters over a wave of threats against his court, which annulled last month's presidential election over widespread irregularities. Scores of supporters of President...Show More Summary

EU to launch cybersecurity 'safety labels'

The European Union unveiled plans Tuesday to step up its response to cyber attacks, including a new intelligence-sharing agency, cyber war games and product safety labels. The proposals by the European Commission, the executive arm of...Show More Summary

Saudi Arabia arrests two rights activists: NGOs

Two prominent Saudi human rights defenders were arrested last weekend, campaigners said Tuesday, amid an ongoing crackdown on dissenters in the kingdom. Abdulaziz al-Shubaily and Issa al-Hamid are both members of the local Civil and Political Rights Association (ACPRA), which Saudi authorities banned and shut down in 2013. Show More Summary

Israel sees benefits in independent Kurdistan: experts

Israel has become the only country to openly support an independent Kurdish state, a result of good ties between Kurds and Jews and expectations it would be a front against Iran and extremism, experts say. Iraq's Kurdish region plans...Show More Summary

Liam Smith obituary

My friend Liam Smith, who has died aged 91, was a historian who powerfully revised accounts of the French second empire (1852-70) and its emperor, Napoleon III, a nephew of Napoleon Bonaparte. A “black legend” of Napoleon III in both...Show More Summary

Tanzanian newspaper suspended for 'insulting president'

An independent Tanzanian newspaper has been suspended for two years, a government spokesman said Tuesday, accusing the publication of sedition and endangering national security. The critical Mwanahalisi newspaper was shut after publishing...Show More Summary

France clears hundreds of migrants from wood near Calais

French authorities evacuated hundreds of migrants from a wood on the northern coast near Calais on Tuesday over fears it could become a magnet for others hoping to head to Britain. Some 350 men, women and children, most of them Iraqi Kurds, had been living for weeks in squalid conditions in the wood on the edge of the town of Grande-Synthe. Show More Summary

Condom ad featuring ex-porn star Sunny Leone stokes anger in India

Indian authorities tore down dozens of billboards Tuesday after a slew of complaints over an advertisement depicting a former porn star promoting condoms ahead of a major Hindu festival. The image of Sunny Leone, a Canadian actress of...Show More Summary

Trump lawyer denies any ties to Russian election meddling

President Donald Trump's personal lawyer Michael Cohen said Tuesday he had no ties to Russian interference in the 2016 election and saw "not a hint" that Trump himself was involved. In a statement before closed-door questioning by the...Show More Summary

Hungary set for fresh anti-Soros blitz

Hungary is set to launch another state "national consultation" about US financier and philanthropist George Soros, the government said Tuesday, six months before expected general elections. The campaign would be to investigate public...Show More Summary

At least 25 dead in South Sudan oil state battle

An outbreak of fighting between government and rebel forces in South Sudan's oil-producing north left at least 25 people dead, a state official said Tuesday. The clash between rebels loyal to exiled former deputy president Riek Machar...Show More Summary

Bangladesh frets about population boom in Rohingya camps

Bangladesh has launched a birth control drive in its overcrowded Rohingya refugee camps, an official said Tuesday, fearing a population boom would worsen the humanitarian crisis unfolding along its border. Family planning teams haveShow More Summary

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