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A BLOODY skull is all that remains of a Rhino poacher who was trampled to death by elephants and eaten by lions at Kruger National Park in South Africa. Police found the man's remains on Thursday, after four other poachers, who escaped, explained that a member of their gang had been killed while they were hunting. The group said they were surprised by an "angry elephant" as they stalked endangered rhino and stamped their friend to death, giving them a chance to run for safety. Kruger Park Rangers immediately set out for the area known as Crocodile Bridge and sent up their airwing helicopter in a bid to find the dead man’s remains before it got dark. KNP ranger Don English led the team out again at first light on Wednesday to recover the body. But with no luck the police officers in the case re-interviewed the captured poachers to try and get more detail as to where the elephant attacked and killed their friend. This sends out a powerful message to poachers that you will not … [Read more...] about Bloody skull all that’s left of Rhino poacher trampled by elephants then eaten by lions at Kruger National Park in South Africa
Imagine a loved one brutally murdered in a foreign country -- allegedly by another American. Correspondent Peter Van Sant and his team have investigated the disturbing 1988 murder of Carolyn Abel, an American teacher in South Korea, and the loophole in U.S. laws at the time that mean the suspected killer may never face trial. A MYSTERY BEGINS For writer and author Nancy Bercaw, flying to South Korea last winter reopened a painful chapter in her life: one of murder, loss and fear. Nancy Bercaw: Not only were we devastated about the loss of Carolyn … We of course wondered, "Who's next?" Peter Van Sant: Back in Seoul. Where should be our first stop? Nancy Bercaw: Well, I think we should go to the school, to ELS, where we all taught. ELS is the English Language School, where Bercaw met fellow teacher Carolyn Abel back in 1988. Nancy Bercaw: This is the school. …And the world was never the same for any of us who were in that building together on December 20th. The events … [Read more...] about Is justice out of reach for an American teacher murdered in South Korea?
Nostalgia PUBLISHED: 11:00 21 December 2018 Steve Russell Steven Hillyard wanted a boa constrictor for Christmas, so his dad got him Sammy Picture: ARCHANT Archant Can you remember what you were watching on Christmas Day years ago? Remember when we had only three channels? Ken Dodd was a Christmas TV star in 1968 Picture: ARCHANT ARCHIVESteven Russell got a Man from U.N.C.L.E. spy briefcase for Christmas 1968, with fake Luger pistol, plastic grenade and invisible-ink pen. These days, it’s socks. (More PC but less fun.) He looks back at Christmas over half a century: how we lived, what we watched, and moreSteven Hillyard asked for a boa constrictor for Christmas, as you do, and his dad got him one for £7. It was named Sammy. Er…don’t they grow to six feet or so?“He’s not really dangerous,” dad John, a diver (honestly) from Dunlin Road in Ipswich, told us in 1968. “Boa constrictors are not poisonous. … [Read more...] about Flashback: Suffolk Christmases in the past
TUOI TRE NEWS – THE NEWS GATEWAY TO VIETNAM Tuoi Tre News, an English-language publication of Tuoi Tre Newspaper, is a go-to news website for international readers, foreigners living in Vietnam, Vietnamese living abroad, entrepreneurs, and the general public – in essence, everyone interested. Tuoi Tre News offers Vietnam news in English with credible, updated information provided by Tuoi Tre Newspaper, which is among the most reputable media houses in Vietnam. … [Read more...] about Politics Consul general announces end of term as Thailand’s National Day observed in Ho Chi Minh City Company dumps black wastewater in south-central Vietnam river