Wild elephant rampage in Indian village caught on video

A wild elephant went on a rampage in a village in India’s eastern West Bengal state on Wednesday, damaging around 100 structures, villagers said. Video taken in the village of Ektiasal showed the beast wandering around and knocking over flimsy huts. The elephant strayed into the village early in the morning and woke up villagers with its roaring. “The elephant […]

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North Korean Food Imports Down

Despite long-running drought, overall food situation appears similar to previous years. North Korea’s spending on imports of cereals decreased again in August, after recovering slightly the previous month, data from Chinese government figures show. Cereals – which include rice imports – decreased along with nearly every other food as classified by trade groups, and continued a downward trend that contrasts […]

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Anti-Semitic Themed Carnival Float in Spain

Anti-Semitic Themed Carnival Float in Spain

At a carnival that took place in Spain, participants portrayed anti-Semitic Nazis and Jewish concentration camp prisoners while dancing next to a float sensationalizing a crematorium. The Israeli Embassy in Madrid protested the anti-Semitic display at the annual carnival procession in Campo de Criptana, a town situated about 80 miles southeast of the capital. “We condemn the vile and repugnant […]

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Chile’s Raging Wildfires

Conguillfo, Chile Wildfires are raging out of control in some of Chile’s oldest protected forests. Hundreds of acres of old growth have been destroyed in Conguillfo National Park, which is known for its centuries-old “monkey puzzle” trees. This is a “massive environmental catastrophe,” said Luis Mariano Rendonl of environmental group Accion Ecologica. Chile is in its eighth year of severe […]

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