Quick Takes

Meet Bogie, the Filipino Motorcycle Dog
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With a helmet, aviator sunglasses and a custom motorcycle jacket, Bogie, an 11-year-old mixed-breed dog in the Philippines, has captured attention for traveling all around the country on a motorcycle with his owner.  (Reuters)
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Sat, 11/28/2020 - 09:21 PM
India's Modi Visits Key Vaccine Facilities as COVID-19 Cases Surge
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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi toured three of his country's leading vaccine development and manufacturing sites, Saturday, November 28, as coronavirus cases continue to soar. (Reuters)
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Sat, 11/28/2020 - 06:42 PM
Police Charge at Protesters During Anti-Police Demonstration in France
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Police charged at protesters, firing tear gas and stun grenades, during a march against police violence in Paris, Saturday, November 28, after masked protesters launched fireworks at their lines, put up barricades and threw stones. (Reuters)
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Sat, 11/28/2020 - 04:51 PM
Drone Footage Shows Elephants Foraging for Food in Sri Lanka Garbage Dump
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Drone footage from Tuesday, November 24, shows a herd of hungry elephants digging through heaps of trash in eastern Sri Lanka, looking for something to eat. (Reuters)
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Fri, 11/27/2020 - 03:22 PM
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The United Arab Emirates demolished the Abu Dhabi Mina Plaza towers, Friday, November 27, in a 10 second controlled explosion. The Mina Plaza towers were demolished to clear the way for the redevelopment of the port area. Footage of the explosion was taken by Modon Properties, who collapsed the towers inward using “stable non-primary explosives.” (REUTERS)
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Fri, 11/27/2020 - 01:49 PM
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Police in India fired water cannons to disperse angry farmers, Wednesday, November 25, as protests about new legislation rage in northern India. Protesters claim the legislation would allow for the government to stop buying grain at guaranteed prices, leaving farmers at the mercy of private buyers. Thousands of farmers rallied in Punjab and Haryana, with a larger demonstration scheduled for Thursday in New Delhi. Prime Minster Narendra Modi’s government has defended the bil
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Wed, 11/25/2020 - 02:56 PM
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British pianist Paul Barton played piano classics while being mobbed by monkeys while on tour in central Thailand, Saturday, November 21. Barton hoped his music could calm the simians amid a time in which tourists are unable to feed them thanks to the coronavirus. The musician hoped to raise awareness of the macaque’s hunger while also studying their responses to classical music. Barton has also performed for elephants at retirement sanctuaries. (REUTERS)
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Mon, 11/23/2020 - 04:29 PM
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Rescue staff and villagers in southern India hoisted an elephant from a well, Friday, November 20, over the course of 14 hours. A farmer in the Dharmapuri district of Tamil Nadu heard the elephant on Thursday and alerted the local authorities. Concerned villagers dropped banana leaves down the well for the elephant to eat as the rescue attempt began. The elephant was hoisted out of the well and is set to be released in the nearby forest. (REUTERS)
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Fri, 11/20/2020 - 03:44 PM
Flight Delayed: Crane Winter Migration Arrives Late in Israel
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The sun is setting on the lake and thousands of cranes perform a mating dance, bobbing their black and white heads while flapping large grey wings and hopping on long legs. (Reuters)
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Thu, 11/19/2020 - 03:29 PM
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Anti-government protesters clashed with police in Chile’s capital of Santiago, Wednesday, November 18. Protests have been ongoing for a year to call for pension, healthcare and education reform. Chilean protesters took to the streets in droves last month in support of a plan to tear up the country’s constitution in favor of a new charter drafted by citizens. (REUTERS)
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Thu, 11/19/2020 - 01:31 PM
At Least Five Dead in Suicide Bombing at Mogadishu Restaurant
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At least five people died and eight were wounded Tuesday, November 17, after a suicide bomber blew himself up in a restaurant near a police base in Somalia's capital Mogadishu, police said. (Reuters)
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Tue, 11/17/2020 - 03:24 PM
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A large flock of exotic flamingos congregated on the Waters Karakol lake in northern Kazakhstan while on their seasonal migration route, Saturday, November 14. The lake is used annually by the birds as they travel south as the weather gets colder, according to a statement by the Korgalzhyn Nature Reserve Lake Karakol serves as a stopover resting place for dozens of birds and is protected by the country’s department for the environment. (REUTERS)
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Tue, 11/17/2020 - 01:26 PM
France Whales
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Emaciated fin whales wash up dead in Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez, France, Monday, November 16.  
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Mon, 11/16/2020 - 07:33 PM
Thousands of Baby Turtles Released Into Peruvian Amazon River
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Peruvian government officials released about 1,040 baby Taricaya Turtles - of some 850,000 expected to be released this year - into the Nanay River in Peru's Amazon region, Saturday, November 7. (Reuters)
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Tue, 11/10/2020 - 03:08 PM
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President Emmanuel Macron held talks with Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz in Paris, Tuesday, November 10, to discuss counterterrorism measures. (REUTERS)
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Tue, 11/10/2020 - 12:28 PM