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Red Cross Director-General says killing of staff seems impossible

At least six workers for the International Committee for the Red Cross (ICRC) have been killed by the Islamic State (Isis) in northern Afghanistan on 8 February. Reportedly the Red Cross workers were in a convoy carrying supplies to areas hit by avalanches when they were attacked by the gunmen. A search operation has been launched to find two missing Red Cross that have gone missing since the attack. Feb 8, 2017
Three adorable tiger cubs born at Cincinnati Zoo

Three adorable tiger cubs born at Cincinnati Zoo

Three Malayan tiger cubs were born at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden on February 3, and are now being cared for in the zoo’s nursery. First-time mom Cinta’s maternal instincts did not kick in and vets, concerned that the cubs body temperatures would dip too low without the warmth of moms body, made the call to remove them from the den. The cubs will be cared for in the nursery for now. Feb 8, 2017
Man jailed for feeding his hamster LSD and cannabis

Man jailed for feeding his hamster LSD and cannabis

Corey Lee Destrow, 22, of Brock Close, Lancaster and Nchinmunya Ntembe, 22, of Cypress Close, Lancaster have been charged with animal cruelty offences after the video emerged online. Ntembe, admitted five animal cruelty offences, including failing to meet the needs of two dogs. Feb 8, 2017
Colombia begins FARC-style talks with nation’s second-biggest rebel group

Colombia begins FARC-style talks with nation’s second-biggest rebel group

Colombias Marxist National Liberation Army (ELN) rebels began official peace talks with the government on 7 February, in a bid to end their part in a five-decade conflict. The ELN is hoping to get an agreement like that negotiated with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC). The negotiations will cover similar issues such as political participation, disarmament and compensation for victims. Feb 8, 2017