Famous she-wolf shot outside Yellowstone National Park

A wild she-wolf known as ‘Spitfire’ — or to conservationists and wolf watchers, as 926F — has been shot and killed just outside the protected precinct of Yellowstone National Park in Montana. Yellowstone’s beloved Spitfire, considered a queen of wolves, and a member of the Lamar Canyon pack in the …

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Russia successfully launches rocket after October failure

Russia’s space agency Roscosmos has successfully launched a manned Soyuz rocket carrying astronauts to the International Space Station for the first time since October’s aborted mission. NASA’s Anne McClain, Russia’s Oleg Kononenko, Canada’s David Saint-Jacques were aboard the launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome on Monday as part of Expedition 58. …

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David Attenborough: World leaders must tackle global warming

British broadcaster and environmentalist David Attenborough has urged world leaders, meeting in Poland to agree ways to limit global warming, to get on and tackle “our greatest threat in thousands of years”. Known for countless nature films, Attenborough has gained prominence recently with his Blue Planet II series, which highlighted …

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Lion Air considers cancelling Boeing orders

Indonesia’s Lion Air is reportedly considering cancelling its plane purchases from Boeing amid an investigation into a passenger plane crash that killed 189 people. The airlines co-founder Rusdi Kirana has accused Boeing of trying to deflect attention from recent design changes to the 737 jetliner. The airliner has 190 Boeing …

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MI6 chief warns Russia: ‘Don’t underestimate us’

The head of MI6 warned Russia and other rogue states ‘not to underestimate’ the UK’s ‘determination and capabilities’, as he called for a new era of spying amid emerging threats. Speaking to students at the University of St Andrews, Alex Younger warned of threats from enemies who regard themselves as …

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Gilets jaunes protests: France Yellow vest violence continues in Paris

France’s anti-government protesters have gained new allies with paramedics and students joining the ongoing rallies after a “day of unprecedented violence.” media_cameraProtesters walk by burning cars during clashes with riot police on the sideline of a protest of Yellow vests (Gilets jaunes) against rising oil prices and living costs. Picture: …

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Crowds enjoy night of festive jollity

Goldfielders cheered in the festive season at the Boulder Christmas in the Park event at Loopline Park on Friday night. The annual event included the lighting of the Christmas tree, night markets and carols providing residents with a one-stop festive affair. Event-goers browsed local produce and soaked up the atmosphere …

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