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Florida town closes beaches after two shark bites reported within minutes of each other

Florida town closes beaches after two shark bites reported within minutes of each otherSeveral Florida beaches have been closed after two people were reportedly bitten by sharks within a few minutes of each other. The City of Fernandina Beach announced the water would be off limits on Friday after officials responded to two reported attacks within the space of five minutes. Tia Walker, who witnessed the first incident, said she had been in the water for just five minutes when she heard another swimmer screaming.


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Eritrea president hails unity with Ethiopia on historic visit

Eritrea president hails unity with Ethiopia on historic visitEritrean President Isaias Afwerki pledged to resolve his country's dispute with Ethiopia on Saturday in a historic visit to Addis Ababa aimed at cementing peace less than a week after the nations declared an end to two decades of conflict. Isaias arrived in the Ethiopian capital just five days after Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed visited Eritrea as part of a dizzying peace process aimed at ending years of violence and animosity between the neighbours who were once part of the same nation.


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Egypt uncovers mummy burial site near Great Pyramids

Egypt uncovers mummy burial site near Great PyramidsEgyptian archaeologists revealed on Saturday the details of an ancient burial shaft and a mummification workshop that were discovered 30 meters underground, near the Saqqara necropolis south of Cairo. Archaeologists are hoping the mummification workshop will provide fresh insight into the chemical make-up of the oils used by ancient Egyptians to mummify their dead. Hundreds of small stone statues, jars, and vessels used in the mummification process were all found inside the burial chambers and excavated.


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Outrage as Iceland fishermen kill rare whale

Outrage as Iceland fishermen kill rare whaleIs it a blue whale or not? The slaughter in Iceland of what is claimed was a member of the endangered species has triggered outrage and left experts puzzled about its true identity. "There has not been a blue whale harpooned by anyone for the last 50 years until this one," Sea Shepherd, an international non-profit marine conservation movement, said in a statement on Wednesday.


Read more: https://www.yahoo.com/news/outrage-iceland-fishermen-kill-rare-whale-140603187.html

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