George Floyd, Breathe, America, Africa, France

Story by Ajda Ender George Floyd I Can't Breathe While the American Police killed George Floyd by committing racist hate crimes, George Floyd told the policeman who killed him that he could not breathe. George Floyd's words I can't breathe became the symbol of the social and psychological war of…

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Read more about the article Horrified Customs Cops Find Whole Roast Antelopes In Luggage
Image shows one of the two roasted antelopes, undated photo. Customs officers found the two animals during luggage check at the Munich airport in Germany. (Hauptzollamt Munchen/Newsflash)

Horrified Customs Cops Find Whole Roast Antelopes In Luggage

Horrified customs officials have seized two roasted whole antelopes from an air passenger's luggage who claimed she needed them for a "snack". The passenger - from Ghana, West Africa - had landed in Munich, Germany, according to reports from 11th October. But as her bags were X-rayed, shocked officials made…

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Read more about the article Real Life Bambi Amazes Zoo Fans
Picture shows Kirk's dik-dik (Madoqua kirkii) with the young, at the park in Valencia, Spain. (BIOPARC Valencia/Newsflash)

Real Life Bambi Amazes Zoo Fans

Tiny antelope newborn comes face to face with its amazed fans in its first public appearance. The dik-dik calf - looking just like Disney's Bambi - wobbles uncertainly on its hooves as it walks around the enclosure with its mother. Other animals at Bioparc Valencia in Spain turn their heads…

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Read more about the article German City Returns Art Looted During British Colonial Times That Is Worth Over EUR 58 Million
Image shows a sculpture with Idah War scenery, undated photo. The city of Hamburg, Germany returned looted art stolen during British colonial times to Nigeria in September 2022. (MARKK/Newsflash)

German City Returns Art Looted During British Colonial Times That Is Worth Over EUR 58 Million

German authorities have returned a total of 179 art pieces to Nigeria after they were stolen during British colonial invasions in the former Kingdom of Benin. The decision to deliver the so-called Benin bronzes back to the African federal republic was made by the Senate of the city of Hamburg,…

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Read more about the article Rare Antelope Defies Naturalists By Olding On At 26
Photo shows a scene from the special birthday organised by a Bioparc Valencia staff for the rockhopper Calypso's 26th birthday in Spain, undated photo. (BIOPARC Valencia/Newsflash)

Rare Antelope Defies Naturalists By Olding On At 26

Europe’s only klipspringer antelope delicately hops and skips its way to its 26th birthday party, colourful cake and friends included. Known as ‘the goat of the rocks’ in Swahili, rock-climbing klipspringers are a type of antelope native to mountains found in eastern and southern Africa. https://youtu.be/6Avs7hRqhK4 BIOPARC Valencia/Newsflash The 26-year-old…

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Read more about the article Boffins Discover New 20-Million-Year-Old Ant Species Encased In Amber
Image shows the extinct ant in the Hereon measuring station at DESY's X-ray light source PETRA III in an undated photo. A German research team from the University of Jena discovered a previously unknown extinct ant in 20 million-years-old amber. (Hammel, Laustroer/Newsflash)

Boffins Discover New 20-Million-Year-Old Ant Species Encased In Amber

Astonished scientists have discovered a previously unknown species of ant after scanning a 20-million-year-old block of amber. Researchers in Germany, France and Poland made the remarkable find after using micro-computed tomography to scan a block of amber from Africa dating to the early Miocene. The remarkably preserved specimen they found…

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Read more about the article Endangered Giant Tortoise Rescued After Being Spotted In Texas City Park
Walter O’Hare, the African Spurred Tortoise (Centrochelys sulcata), being rescued from a park in San Antonio, Texas, USA, undated. He was found walking in the park and rescued by animal control. (@SanAntonioACS/Newsflash)

Endangered Giant Tortoise Rescued After Being Spotted In Texas City Park

An endangered giant tortoise that was found in a city park after apparently getting lost is receiving some well-needed TLC from rescuers at a wildlife centre in Texas. African spurred tortoises(Centrochelys sulcata) — the third-largest species of tortoise in the world — can typically be found on the southern edge…

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Read more about the article Customs Dog Sniffs Out Hundreds Of Endangered Seahorses
Customs dog found 844 dried seahorses weighing a total of around five kilograms at Leipzig-Halle Airport in June 2022. (Hauptzollamt Dresden/Newsflash)

Customs Dog Sniffs Out Hundreds Of Endangered Seahorses

Customs officers found nearly 1,000 endangered seahorses being smuggled through an airport to be used as 'natural viagra' by bogus healers. The dried seahorses had been stashed in a freight package going through Germany's Dresden and Leipzig Airport when they were found by a sniffer dog. The 5-kilogramme (11-lb) package…

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Read more about the article Seven Kilos Of Rhino Horn Found In False Bottom Box
The 16 pieces of rhino horns weighing 6.7 kilos (14.9 lbs) which were attempted to be smuggled in the German city of Dresden. (Zoll/Newsflash)

Seven Kilos Of Rhino Horn Found In False Bottom Box

Customs officers uncovered nearly seven kilos of horn from critically endangered black rhino being trafficked through a German airport. The sickening haul - worth more than GBP 340,000 on the black market - was being sent to Vietnam. Officials at Leipzig Airport found 16 pieces of rhino horn weighing 6.7…

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Read more about the article Black Death Only Spread Because Man Was Too Close To Rats, Says Oxford Study
The Black Rat (Rattus rattus) which is one of the most common of the world’s 56 Rattus species, and is also known as the house, roof or ship rat. It is found throughout Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and the Americas. (division, CSIRO/Newsflash)

Black Death Only Spread Because Man Was Too Close To Rats, Says Oxford Study

The Black Death was only possible because human civilisation had become advanced enough to allow rats to survive and flourish, according to the first study of the ancient genes of the black rat. Rattus rattus, otherwise known as the black, house, ship, or roof rat is one of the most…

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