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21 September 2017 4:24 PM Frogs in Minnesota, across U.S. dying from disease

Scientists studied 247 frog die-offs in 43 states from 1999 through 2015 and found that severe Perkinsea infections, or SPI, caused 21 major mortality events in 10 states total. Those included mass die-offs at locations in Minnesota, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi and New Hampshire where in some cases up to 95 percent of the tadpoles died from the disease 3

15 September 2017 2:47 AM Council refutes dog stomping allegation

Invercargill City Council is defending the use of a captive bolt gun to euthanise a dog in the city's pound. Invercargill City Council is defending using a captive bolt gun to euthanise a dog in the city's pound. Animal welfare group Paw Justice alleges an impounded dog was shot with a captive bolt gun and then an animal control officer stomped on its head. Council 5

11 September 2017 10:00 PM The injured shark found washed up on a Sydney beach to be returned to sea

An injured juvenile great white shark found washed up on a Sydney beach is expected to be returned to the ocean after spending the night in an aquarium. The 1.5m-long shark, nicknamed "Fluffy", was found thrashing around on the shore of Manly beach about midday on Monday, prompting some onlookers to unsuccessfully drag it back out to sea. The shark 16

11 September 2017 12:40 AM The Latest: 3rd construction crane falls to Irma’s winds

A third construction crane has toppled in Florida in the powerful winds of Hurricane Irma. Officials say it happened at a project on Fort Lauderdale beach during the storm Sunday. Officials with developer The Related Group told the Sun-Sentinel the crane collapse caused no injuries and did not appear to damage anything else. Two other cranes toppled 6

10 September 2017 9:51 AM Four people killed as eye of Irma SLAMS into Florida: Deadly category 4 hurricane lashes the Keys with 130mph winds leaving a MILLION without power before heading to the southwest coast

Hurricane Irma has now made landfall on Florida, slamming into Key West, bringing sustained winds of 130mph, as well as rain and threats of tornadoes in what is expected to be one of the worst storms to hit the area in living memory. The state thought it had escaped the worst case scenario as the storm moved into land and was downgraded to Category 3 - but late Saturday 5

8 September 2017 8:26 AM Dogs treated better: dead man's mum

The mother of a man who died days after being left at a bus shelter by Christchurch Hospital staff says she is "disgusted" by what happened. The mother of an alcoholic man who died two days afters being dumped at a bus stop by Christchurch Hospital staff says animals are treated better. In a report released on Thursday, Coroner Michael Robb criticised 3

1 September 2017 10:49 PM Three arrested at Nelson poison drop protest

Three people were arrested on Saturday as tempers flared at a protest against a controversial poison drop near Nelson. Protestors and neighbouring farmers were furious as helicopters took to the air to drop the poison, aimed at eradicating predators from the Brook-Waimarama sanctuary. It's the first of three planned drops using brodifacoum poison, which 3

28 August 2017 2:32 AM Rescuers pluck hundreds from rising floodwaters in Houston

Harvey sent devastating floods pouring into the nation's fourth-largest city Sunday as rising water chased thousands of people to rooftops or higher ground and overwhelmed rescuers who could not keep up with the constant calls for help. The incessant rain covered much of Houston in turbid, gray-green water and turned streets into rivers navigable only by boat. In a rescue 4

27 August 2017 9:26 PM The Latest: Army Corps to open dams to stem Houston flooding

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to begin releasing water into Buffalo Bayou from two flood-control dams on the western outskirts of the city. Wilford Martinez, right, is rescued from his flooded car by Harris County Sheriff's Department Richard Wagner along Interstate 610 in floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey on Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017, in Houston 2

24 August 2017 6:44 PM Mayweather Versus McGregor: Who’s Worse?

Boxing , like all sports, is addictive because it is so unsatisfying. In a boxing film, you can be assured of a narrative arc, building to a meaningful ending: a victory—or, more often, a moral victory, assuring viewers that the world makes sense, even when it doesn’t seem to. But in boxing itself no such resolution is assured. For every thrilling upset 5