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Zimbabwe: How 55 elephants starved to death in two months

At least 55 elephants have starved to death in the past two months in Zimbabwe's biggest national park as a serious drought forces animals to stray into nearby communities in search of food and water, authorities said on Monday.

"The problem is real, the situation is dire," said National Parks and Wildlife Management Authority spokesman Tinashe Farawo. Other animals such as lions at Hwange National Park have been affected.

Evra pans Arsenal after Sheffield United defeat: They were babies 10 years ago and they still are

The right-hand man of Gambia's former president Yahya Jammeh on Monday admitted being "partially responsible" for the arrest, torture and execution of suspected political opponents during the leader's 22-year reign.

"I am perhaps responsible... for putting Jammeh there," former army captain Edward Singhateh told the country's Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations Commission (TRRC).

"So, anything that has happened, I feel partially responsible, and for that I'm deeply remorseful."

Inter survive late comeback to edge seven-goal thriller at Sassuolo

Romelu Lukaku and Lautaro Martinez scored two goals each as Inter Milan survived a late fightback to beat Sassuolo 4-3 at the Mapei Stadium on Sunday.
Martinez struck inside two minutes before Domenico Berardi equalised, but Lukaku gave Inter breathing space with a powerful strike and a penalty before half time.
Martinez stretched his side’s lead to 4-1 from the penalty spot after the break, but Sassuolo hit back through Filip Djuricic and Jeremie Boga strikes.

Woman to spend 20 years in jail for sexually abusing boy, 11, getting pregnant with his child

A Florida nanny has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for sexually abusing an 11-year-old boy, later giving birth to his child, PEOPLE confirms.
Marissa Mowry was 22 years old when she was hired to watch the child in January 2014. She soon began to have sexual contact with him. According to court testimony, Mowry repeatedly sexually abused him without using protection.
In the fall of 2014, she gave birth to the victim’s child, the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Man who raped daughter over two decades, fathered six children with her jailed for 40 years

A man has been jailed for 40 years after raping his own daughter and fathering “at least” six children with her.
Swansea Crown Court heard how the defendant controlled the life of his victim for more than two decades, before going on to rape one of the children he had with his daughter.

How 320 rats chased woman out of home

A woman living in a van in San Diego with her pet rats has agreed to give them up – all 320 of them.
Vanessa Hodges Black’s van was overrun with rodents and was discovered by the authorities earlier this month.
After several complaints, San Diego Humane Society officers showed and “realised right away the situation was significant,” said Captain Danee Cook.
Authorities in the California city found the rats had clawed into upholstery, burrowed into the seats and gnawed the engine wiring, the San Diego Union-Tribune reported.

Sex-trafficking victim, 15, takes own life after being rescued

A Texas teenager’s life was tragically cut short after she died by suicide just two years after she was rescued from a sex trafficking ring. She was 15.
The family of Leticia “Letty” Serrano says the young girl just couldn’t recover from the time she spent drugged up in captivity by the man who kidnapped her, her loved ones told local outlet ABC13.
Letty was sold to sex traffickers at just 13 years old, according to the outlet.
While Letty’s family was able to rescue her after finding her near Moody Park in Houston, she was never the same.

Nicki Minaj: I can wait to have kids, but I'm practicing three times a night!!

Nicki Minaj is preparing to say "I do" with fiance Kenneth Petty, but the rapper says she is rushing to have children but she is practicing the process of making them...A LOT.

Minaj spoke to ET at the launch of her new fashion line, Fendi Prints On, and she gave details of her upcoming wedding and relationship.
Three Times?!!
Nicki discussed how she has been thinking about starting a family, but admitted it will be a little while before she pulls the trigger. But there is a silver lining...

Nigerian phone repairer stabbed to death in South Africa

A forty-one-year-old Nigerian man has been stabbed to death in South Africa’s KwaZulu Natal Province following an altercation over cell phone repairs.

Mr. Ikenna Innocent Otugo who ran a cellphone repair shop in Empangeni, near Durban was from Egbengwu Village, Nimo in Anambra State.

According to one of the Nigerian Community Leaders in the Area, Mr. Boniface Chilo, a female customer who was unhappy about the service she got allegedly returned with two men who attacked the deceased during an altercation.

EU, UK reach Brexit deal

The president of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, said Thursday that Brussels had come to an agreement with Britain on a Brexit withdrawal agreement to be presented to EU leaders.

“Where there is a will, there is a deal — we have one! It’s a fair and balanced agreement for the EU and the UK and it is testament to our commitment to find solutions,” Juncker tweeted.

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