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Cats kill one million birds a day in Australia

Cats kill one million birds a day in Australia

Better sort out a collar and bell for your pet moggie - Aussie researchers have found millions of native birds are killed each year by the ordinary house cat. Everyone knows that cats kill birds, but this study shows that, at a national level, the amount of predation is staggering. This included 71 threatened bird species.


France offers to mediate between Iraq and the KRG

France offers to mediate between Iraq and the KRG

Israel has so far been the only country that supported the Kurdish referendum as its Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in mid-September that " while Israel is opposed to any kind of terrorism, it supports the legitimate means of the Kurdish people to obtain their own state ".


Amid Chaos In Las Vegas, Police Dispatches Reveal An Evolving Response

Amid Chaos In Las Vegas, Police Dispatches Reveal An Evolving Response

Paddock wired $100,000 to the Philippines days before the shooting, said a US official who was not authorized to speak publicly because of the continuing investigation. They found 23 weapons in his room, 12 of which were modified with a bump-stock that allowed them to fire at near-automatic speeds, according to the New York Times .


Federal Judge Officially Tosses Case Against Joe Arpaio

Federal Judge Officially Tosses Case Against Joe Arpaio

A federal judge in Arizona has dismissed the guilty verdict in the contempt case against former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio while reserving judgment on whether all former rulings in the case should be vacated. Back on July 31, Arpaio was found guilty of criminal contempt for "flagrant disregard" of another federal judge's order to stop profiling Latinos in his signature, nightmarish immigration patrols.


Islamic State claims Las Vegas shooting

Islamic State claims Las Vegas shooting

USA president Donald Trump said he did not know whether Stephen Paddock , the gunman behind the deadliest gun attack in modern U.S. history, was linked to the Islamic State group. It turned out to be a botched robbery by a heavily indebted Filipino gambling addict. The Associated Press reported the IS claim, but noted the group provided no evidence of a link.