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Famous dugong dies after eating plastic

Image copyright AFP Image caption Mariam the dugong died from an infection caused by bit of plastic in her stomach An orphaned dugong, made famous after it was rescued earlier this year in Thailand, has died. The animal named Mariam died on Saturday from an infection that was exacerbated by bits of plastic lining her […]

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Operation Banner: Military veterans attending parade

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWhat was it like being in the security services during the Troubles? Hundreds of ex-Army personnel and the Royal Irish Regiment are taking part in a parade commemorating the start of Operation Banner. The parade is taking place in Lisburn, and veterans are laying wreaths at three […]

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Rapist on the run from HMP Leyhill open prison

Image copyright Avon and Somerset Police / Google Image caption Daniel Thompson failed to appear at roll call on Friday afternoon at HMP Leyhill A convicted rapist has escaped from an open prison in South Gloucestershire. Daniel Thompson failed to appear at roll call at 16:45 BST on Friday at HMP Leyhill, Avon and Somerset […]