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Sunday, June 11, 2017

Ten Things: Did You Know...?

The secret trade in baby chimps
The secret trade in baby chimps/BBC.

News nuggets picked from the press.

  1. Saudi football chiefs have apologised after their national team elected not to take part in a minute's silence for victims of the London Bridge attack.
  2. US special forces are helping the Philippine military retake the southern city of Marawi from IS-linked militants, the Philippine army says.
  3. A US congressman who "body slammed" a "liberal" journalist from a UK paper is intending to plead guilty to assault.
  4. A woman who was raped by the film director Roman Polanski when she was 13 years old has asked a Los Angeles court to end the case against him.
  5. Believed to be Britain's youngest double murderers, at age 14 Kim Edwards and her boyfriend Lucas Markham brutally stabbed her mother and younger sister to death, had sex afterwards and watched the vampire-themed teen romance Twilight films.
  6. A 12-year-old girl in Mississippi had a rare bonding experience with her new baby brother - delivering him herself.
  7. Infant chimpanzees are in huge demand as pets in homes and commercial zoos in the Gulf states and China.
  8. Known to millions for his martial arts prowess, Jackie Chan is also an accomplished singer who has released more than 20 albums in five different languages.
  9. The result of the UK election, with the ruling Conservatives unexpectedly losing their overall majority, has sent shockwaves across Europe and beyond, while female representation in British politics has been taken to a new high.
  10. Northern Ireland is the only part of the UK where same-sex marriage is not legal.

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