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Sunday, 26 June 2016





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Over twenty people die in West Virginia floods

At least 20 people, including an eight-year-old boy and a toddler, have died in flooding in West Virginia, according to state officials.Heavy storms and flooding have caused widespread damage throughout the state, said Governor Earl Ray Tomblin.


Buenos Aires zoo to close after 140 years

‘Captivity is degrading’

Buenos Aires has announced plans to close down its 140-year-old zoo, arguing that keeping wild animals in captivity and on display is degrading. Mayor Horacio Rodríguez Larreta said that the zoo’s 2,500 animals will be gradually moved to nature reserves in Argentina which can provide a more suitable environment. The 44-acre zoo in the Palermo neighbourhood will become an ecopark when it is reopened later this year.


Italian beaches offer tourists their money back if it rains

Holidaymakers heading to the continent this weekend are perhaps more likely to be worrying about exchange rates after the EU referendum result than the weather.But beach resorts near Venice in north east Italy have seen such miserable weather in June that some are offering tourists their money back if it rains.

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