Read more about the article Colombian Cops Bust 21 Suspects And Seize Over 1k Exotic Animals Worth USD 1m
Some of the 1,004 animals of wild and exotic fauna recovered by police in Bogota, Medellin and Magangue, Colombia, in April, 2022. (Policia Nacional de Colombia/Newsflash)

Colombian Cops Bust 21 Suspects And Seize Over 1k Exotic Animals Worth USD 1m

The Colombian authorities have arrested 21 people and seized over 1,000 exotic animals with a black market value of over USD 1 million during raids across the country. In a statement obtained by Newsflash, the Colombian Government said on 11th April: "The National Police, in coordination with the Attorney General's…

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Read more about the article Podgy Middle-Agers Have Higher Risk of Dementia Says Study
University of Leipzig biologist and sub-project leader in the Collaborative Research Center 1052 "Mechanisms of Obesity" Dr Veronica Witte who investigates obesity causes, prevention and therapy in Germany. (Kerstin Flake/Newsflash)

Podgy Middle-Agers Have Higher Risk of Dementia Says Study

Overweight middle-aged people have a higher risk of suffering from dementia at an advanced age, a German study shows. PD Dr Veronica Witte, 41, is a biologist at Leipzig University. She heads the university's special Mechanisms of Adiposity research group, in which medical experts from different departments are working on…

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Read more about the article Flower Bouquet Made Up Of 2,000 Diamonds And Gifted By Empress To Hubby To Go On Show On Valentines Day
Details of the gemstone bouquet, a gift of love from Maria Theresa to her husband, Emperor Franz I Stephan of Lorraine, located at Natural History Museum Vienna, Austria. (NHM Vienna-Alice Schumacher/Newsflash)

Flower Bouquet Made Up Of 2,000 Diamonds And Gifted By Empress To Hubby To Go On Show On Valentines Day

This bouquet of 'flowers' made up of over 2,000 diamonds and other jewels that was gifted by Empress Maria Theresa to the Holy Roman Emperor is set to go on display as a one-off, must-see event on Valentine's Day. The Natural History Museum (NHM) in the Austrian capital Vienna said…

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Read more about the article Experts Bid To Restore Seven Nazi Enigma Machines From World War II Recovered From Bottom Of The Sea
Seven Enigma Machines recovered from Baltic Sea in 2020, to be exhibited In Museum Of Archaeology after restoration. (Newsflash)

Experts Bid To Restore Seven Nazi Enigma Machines From World War II Recovered From Bottom Of The Sea

An expert in Germany is working hard to restore seven Nazi enigma machines from World War II that were recovered by chance in the bottom of the sea, but it could take four years before they go on display. Corinna Mayer, 42, is an expert restorer and she has prescribed…

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Read more about the article Fundraiser To Buy Fridges To Keep Pregnant Female Bats Trapped In Skyscraper
The bats which were rescued from a skyscraper by animal rights activists in Austria. (Tierschutz Austria/Newsflash)

Fundraiser To Buy Fridges To Keep Pregnant Female Bats Trapped In Skyscraper

An Austrian animal charity has had to buy special fridges to keep starving bats in hibernation and stop pregnant females from giving birth after hundreds of them were trapped in the roof of a skyscraper. Hundreds of the rare, carnivorous greater noctule bats (Nyctalus lasiopterus) had travelled to Austria from…

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Read more about the article US Zoo Vaccinating Gorillas and Orangutans Against COVID With Special Animal Vaccine
An illustrative photo of a Western Lowland Gorilla. (Audubon Nature Institute, Franklin Park Zoo/Newsflash)

US Zoo Vaccinating Gorillas and Orangutans Against COVID With Special Animal Vaccine

A Louisiana zoo has begun vaccinating its gorillas and orangutans against COVID-19 using a shot developed specifically for animals. Audubon Zoo located in New Orleans in the US state of Louisiana released a press statement on Tuesday, 12th October, detailing its plan to vaccinate gorillas and orangutans at the zoo…

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Read more about the article Dad Picks Up Beaming Daughter From Nursery In Special Husky-Drawn Carriage
A dad made a cart pulled by his huskies to pick up his daughter in Xiangyang, China.

Dad Picks Up Beaming Daughter From Nursery In Special Husky-Drawn Carriage

This is the moment a proud Chinese dad picks up his excited young daughter from nursery school in her very own carriage pulled by the family’s beloved huskies. The dad, name not disclosed, then also painted his daughter’s carriage pink and added a roof as well as fairy lights after…

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Read more about the article Not So Slow Turtles Whizz Around On Special Little Skateboards
Turtle skateboarding in Yangjiang, China.

Not So Slow Turtles Whizz Around On Special Little Skateboards

A pet owner has created nifty little skateboards for his pet turtles to whizz around on. Turtle owner Mr Ke, who comes from the city of Yangjiang in the south-eastern Chinese province of Guangdong, said he enjoys skateboarding and raising pets, including five turtles, and decided to integrate the two.…

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Read more about the article 2 Venezuelan Journalists Killed In Special Forces Raid
Andres Eloy Nieves Zacarias

2 Venezuelan Journalists Killed In Special Forces Raid

Venezuelan authorities have ordered the arrest of six policemen who were part of a controversial special tactical unit which the United Nations suspects has carried our extrajudicial killings after two journalists were allegedly murdered in a raid. The arrest warrants came from the Penal Court in the Venezuelan state of…

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Read more about the article Special Needs Kids Can Hug Teacher Using Curtain
Johnel Cronjé who has been a teacher for 34 years and made a plastic sheet for hugs with her special needs pupils

Special Needs Kids Can Hug Teacher Using Curtain

A caring teacher forced to keep social distancing from special needs kids in her class has created a "hugging curtain" so that they do not have to miss out on getting a cuddle. Johnel Cronje has been a teacher for the last 34 years and currently works in the city…

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