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Exploitation bigger threat to wildlife than climate: Study

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The main driver of wildlife extinction is not climate change but humanity’s rapacious harvesting of species for food and trophies, along with our ever-expanding agricultural footprint, said researcher

Dwindling prey bad news for big cats

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A file photo of tiger named Jai lying in a pool of water at the Umred Karhandla Wildlife Sanctuary near Nagpur, Maharashtra. (Photo: AFP)

Threat to big cats and wolves as prey dwindles in numbers

The world’s top land carnivores such as tigers, lions and jaguars are coming under threat as their prey dwindles in number, according to the first global study of feeding patterns.

Final decision on Russian participation likely today

A final decision on the number of Russian athletes allowed to compete in the Rio Olympics could be reached as early as Tuesday, according to Russian sports minister Vitaly Mutko.

Nikita director Luc Besson fined for plagiarism

Luc Besson

French filmmaker Luc Besson has been ordered to pay Hollywood’s self-styled “Master of Horror” John Carpenter nearly half-a-million dollars for plagiarising his classic 1981 movie Escape from New York

France open to ban on foreign funds to mosques: Manuel Valls

France’s Prime Minister Manuel Valls

France’s Prime Minister said on Friday he was “open” to a temporary ban on foreign financing for mosque building, after a spate of attacks in the country claimed by jihadists.

France aims to ease religious fears

Priest Jacques Hamel

French President Francois Hollande on Wednesday sought to head off religious tensions and defuse criticism over security failings after jihadists killed an elderly Catholic priest in his church.

France: 2 attackers, 1 hostage killed in Normandy church attack

Police officers speak to a driver as they close off a road during a hostage situation in Normandy, France. (Photo: AP)

Interior Ministry spokesperson said that President Francois Hollande is en route to the town of Saint-Etienne-en-Rouvray.

Fina bars seven Russian swimmers from Olympics

Swimming’s world governing body on Monday moved swiftly to ban seven Russians from competing at next month’s Rio Olympics in the fall-out from Russia’s rampant state-run doping.

IMF chief to face trial in Bernard Tapie case

International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde

France’s highest appeals court ruled on Friday that International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde must stand trial for her role in a 400 million euros ($440 million) state payout in 2008 to busi

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With Prime Minister Narendra Modi launching a massive counter offensive against Pakistan’s intensified propaganda war on Kashmir, by throwing into stark relief the human rights violations in the Shia-