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The fatal shooting of two men is just one more episode in America's summer of gun sprees
Aggrieved diplomats in Paris to raise issue with US ambassador
'In bali, my favourite restaurant serves only duck, which you eat with your hands'
Danny Boyle, the artistic director of the opening ceremony for the London 2012 Olympics, has sent a hand-written letter to animal rights campaigners pledging that no harm will come to the animals used in the making of his show.
The hawk that patrols Wimbledon to deter pigeons has been stolen, police said.
From the end of this week, Britain's minister for wildlife is sending men to destroy the nests of wild buzzards by blasting them with shotguns.
He is meant to be the Government's wildlife champion. So why is Richard Benyon backing a plan to destroy the nests of protected birds of prey in the interests of pheasant shooters?
Warming climate may have enticed first pair of the Continental herons to mate in Britain
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Six years ago their kind was feared extinct, but 18 newborn ducklings from the world's most endangered duck species – the Madagascar pochard – met the public for the first time yesterday.
Smug Tweeters. Gurning Techno stilt loons. Naked am-dram mums. Bewildered teens. Key parts of any festival, says Nick Moore
Goldfinches are now found in almost five times as many gardens as they were 16 years ago, latest figures from the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) show.