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Protesters rally outside the River Bluff Dental clinic against the killing of a famous lion in Zimbabwe, in Bloomington, MinnesotaZimbabwe is calling for a U.S. dentist to be extradited for killing a beloved lion.


2015-07-31 06:01:42 -0600

China's Vice Premier Liu Yandong, second left, is greeted by Wang Anshun, left, Beijing mayor and president of the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games Bid, as other members of the delegation from Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics candidate city react after Beijing was elected to host the 2022 Olympic Winter Games at IOC meeting in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Friday, July 31, 2015. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian, Pool)KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Beijing was selected Friday to host the 2022 Winter Olympics, defeating the bid from Almaty in a surprisingly close vote to become the first city awarded both the winter and summer games.


2015-07-31 05:45:59 -0600

Johnny Begue, a member of a local shore cleaning association, displays the remains of a suitcase found along with a piece of plane wreckage on July 30, 2015 in Saint-Andre, La ReunionMalaysian authorities confirmed Friday that plane wreckage washed up on an Indian Ocean island was from a Boeing 777, meaning the part is almost certainly from missing flight MH370. The debris, part of a plane wing, could provide the first tangible clue towards unlocking the mystery surrounding the doomed Malaysia Airlines plane, which disappeared without trace in March last year with 239 people on board. This could be the convincing evidence that MH370 went down in the Indian Ocean," Malaysia's deputy transport minister Abdul Aziz Kaprawi told AFP.


2015-07-30 18:37:48 -0600