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Record Number of Stranded Seal Pups in Northern California
Environment  (tags: wildlife, suffering, protection, environment, seal, stranded, alarming, destruction, climatechange, habitatdestruction, oceans )

- 3 days ago -
Marine mammal experts say another species of marine wildlife has begun turning up, emaciated and weak, in record numbers on the California coast in what has been a series of alarming signs of oceanic distress.
Kyoto Hidden Stories / Christian Missionary Bell Survives at Temple
Offbeat  (tags: interesting, culture, Japan, temple, christianity, bell, Edo Period )

- 6 days ago -
On the bell are the letters "IHS," initials that stand for "Iesus Hominum Salvator" in Latin, which means "Jesus the Savior of Men," and the design shows the seal of the Society of Jesus.
Researchers Find Chimpanzee Family Caring for Disabled Infant Chimp
Animals  (tags: wildlife, chimpanzees, disabled, care, discovery )

- 15 days ago -
Japanese researchers, in a world first, discovered a wild infant chimpanzee with a congenital disorder, and confirmed that its mother and older sister provided special care for it, they have announced.
Indonesia's Aceh to Start Caning Gays Caught Having Sex
World  (tags: violence, asia, humanrights, Ache, Indonesia, Sharia law, gay rights )

- 34 days ago -
Gay people caught having sex in Indonesia's staunchly Islamic Aceh province will from Friday be punished by 100 strokes of the cane, an official said, despite criticism of the "inhumane" law.
Netanyahu Causes Uproar By Linking Palestinians to Holocaust
World  (tags: politics, israel, palestine, Benjamin Netanyahu, holocaust )

- 35 days ago -
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sparked uproar in Israel on Wednesday for suggesting that a World War II-era Palestinian leader convinced the Nazis to adopt their Final Solution to exterminate European Jews.
Fans Gather to Celebrate 'Hunky' Gorilla's Birthday
Offbeat  (tags: wildlife, unusual, interesting, gorilla, handsome )

- 35 days ago -
"He is more handsome than my husband," said Yukiko Ando, 35, who was visiting the zoo with her husband. "I want my husband to learn from Shabani about kindness."
1st Fukushima Worker Diagnosed With Radiation-Linked Cancer
Health & Wellness  (tags: risks, warning, health, fukushima, radioactive, cancer, environment, government, dishonesty )

- 35 days ago -
A former Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant worker has been diagnosed with radiation-linked cancer, Japanese officials said Tuesday, and an expert said the first confirmed case since the 2011 accident could be just the "tip of the iceberg".
German Mayoral Candidate Wounded in Knife Attack
World  (tags: crime, europe, violence, germany, stabbed )

- 38 days ago -
Henriette Reker was stabbed in the neck at a campaign stand set up by Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats at a market. Her condition was stable, police chief Wolfgang Albers said.
Commemorative Plate for Late Japanese Diplomat Unveiled at Russian Hotel
Offbeat  (tags: war, humanrights, Chiune Sugihara, japanese diplomat, Jews, lithuania )

- 41 days ago -
A plaque commemorating a former Japanese diplomat who saved thousands of Jews during World War II by issuing them visas in Lithuania was unveiled at a hotel here on Oct. 14.
Disguised as Stone-Throwers, Infiltrators Open Fire on Palestinians
World  (tags: violence, conflict, israel, middle-east, palestine )

- 49 days ago -
In a matter of seconds, the men wearing scarves over their faces and throwing stones along with a group of Palestinians pulled out their pistols, opened fire and blew their cover.
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