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Baby elephant rescued by family at zoo

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The Somalis dying to get married

The Somalis dying to get married - BBC News ]]> ]]> More On: Jailed and ransomed in Libya Migrants risk death despite lorry tragedy Teen refugees' art put on display Record 65.6 million people displaced Don't send more migrants, says Rome mayor EU targets countries not taking refugees

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Costa Rica's President Luis Guillermo Solís swallows wasp.

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Britons held in Finland after going to Russia for beer

Image caption The lure of cheaper beer proved too much for the British foursome, local media reports A group of British orienteers have been arrested by authorities in Finland after popping over the Russian border for a spot of alcoholic refreshment.The four unnamed UK citizens had taken part in an orienteering competition in the south of Finland, and "couldn't resist the temptation to cross the frontier for a few quick beers", Finnish state broadcaster YLE reports. The group was held by a passing border patrol, which spotted their car parked near the frontier where they had crossed on foot. "The men were on the Russian side for maybe 15 minutes. Across the border they had drunk several cans of beer," Finnish Border Guards investigator Timo Hakkinen said.Officials say that the four admitted their guilt, and will probably face a fine for their illegal jaunt. They've since been released and allowed...Cans of beer

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Parents in the dog house after 'Scooby Snacks' mix-up

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Ruh-roh! Scooby Snacks were a favourite of the popular cartoon dog Dozens of horrified New Zealand parents are not in their children's good books after accidentally feeding them treats meant for dogs.The Wanganui Chronicle reports that the "Scooby Snack" brand treats - complete with pictures of Scooby Doo - were accidentally placed near the crisps and snacks aisle in a local Pak'nSave supermarket. It appears that customers may have mistaken them for similarly-packaged bone-shaped biscuits featuring the mystery-solving canine.According to the paper, the product packaging states they are a "pet food product only, human-friendly but not recommended", a fact not noticed by many parents until it was too late. Now notices have gone up in local schools advising adults to check lunchboxes.However, the Foodstuffs company, which owns the Pak'nSave chain, insists that the dog treats were not placed near the snacks meant for children,...Scooby Doo

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