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Taiwan implements complete ban on killing animals at state-run shelters

According to reports by Chinese-language media outlets, Taiwan is set to ban state-run animal shelters from putting down animals next year. The new measure, which is widely acknowledged to be a challenge given the amount of stray animals in the country, will save the lives of thousands of dogs and cats once it comes into effect in February 2017.…
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Frog resembling ‘Kermit the Frog’ discovered in Costa Rican cave

Scientists at the Costa Rican Amphibian Research Center have made an amazing discovery - a frog that bears an uncanny resemblance to the most famous of all frogs, Kermit. Costa Rica was already well known for being home to a diverse range of frogs, but the recent discovery of Hyalinobatrachium dianae has caused a stir with many people pointing out…
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Singapore police investigate viral video of school boy fight

Police in Singapore have announced they will investigate a viral video that appears to show a gang of young men fighting with a boy in a stairwell. Local media has reported that one of the boys in the video was wearing an item of uniform from a local secondary school. The school in question admitted that some of its students were involved, with…
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Queensland man ‘attacked by goat’ recovering in hospital

Police on the Gold Coast were called to an incident involving a man and ‘an aggressive goat’ at a rural property at Tallai. It was reported by local news that a neighbor of the man heard the goat’s attack and reported the incident to the authorities, who quickly responded to the scene. Upon arrival, it was discovered that the culprit was an…
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