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Lioness kills father of her cubs at Indianapolis zoo
A lioness has killed the father of her three offspring, suffocating her mate by locking her jaws onto his neck at the Indianapolis Zoo in an attack not fully understood by zoo staff.

Hurricane Willa nears Category 5 strength off Mexico's southwest coast
Hurricane Willa, approaching rare category 5 strength, approached Mexico's southwestern coast, where it is expected to make landfall late Tuesday, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said on Monday.

China's Shandong halts 41 coal mines after accident
Authorities in eastern China's Shandong province ordered 41 coal mines to halt production for security checks, state-run Xinhua news agency reported on Monday, after an accident at a mine in the province killed three people.

Two endangered black rhinos die months after relocation to Chad
Two of six critically endangered black rhinos relocated to Chad in May have died, Zakouma National Park's management said, undermining efforts to restore their population in Chad after a nearly 50-year absence.

Hurricane Willa strengthens to Category 4 storm off Mexico's Pacific coast
Hurricane Willa gained dangerous strength early on Monday as it churned toward Mexico's Pacific coast, an area frequented by tourists, with torrential rain and major flooding in the offing, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said.

Zambia revives plan to cull 2,000 hippos over next five years
Zambia has revived plans it suspended two years ago after protests by animal rights activists for the controlled slaughter of up to 2,000 hippos over the next five years, its tourism minister said on Monday.

China regions accused of faking pollution compliance in new probe
Four more Chinese regions have been accused of faking efforts to rectify environmental problems and paying only lip service to the country's war on pollution, according to reports published by the environment ministry on Monday.

Belgian reactors shutdown a test run for nuclear-free future
Belgium's energy production is plunging as its nuclear reactors are taken offline for repairs, with the power shortfall this winter seen as a test of the country's ability to cope when the reactors are phased out from 2022.

Quake of magnitude 6.7 strikes off Canada's British Columbia: USGS
An earthquake of magnitude 6.7 struck off the Canadian province of British Columbia on Monday, the United States Geological Survey said.

Australia backs hydrogen project to store renewable energy
The Australian government said on Monday it would provide half the funding for the country's biggest trial to produce hydrogen using solar and wind energy, which could then be used as a back-up for gas supplies.


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