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2 Dog Names that Shocked French Mayor to the Core

PARIS - A mayor in eastern France has refused to sign a license for two dogs named "Itler" and "Iva" who he claims are owned by an official from France's far-right National Front.

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By AFP News    Sep 11, 2014 at 10:36AM
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Can a Monkey Copyright a Selfie?

LONDON, (AFP) - The Wikimedia Foundation insisted Thursday it would not remove from its website a "selfie" taken by a mischievous monkey, despite claims from the British photographer whose camera was used that it breached his copyright.

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By AFP News    Aug 08, 2014 at 11:23AM
 

India Hires Masked Monkey Men to Combat Macaque Menace

NEW DELHI, July 31, 2014 (AFP) - India has hired a group of monkey impersonators to scare the real marauding animals away from parliament and other key buildings in the nation's capital, officials said Thursday.

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By Elizabeth Henry    Aug 01, 2014 at 04:54PM
 

Elephants Sense of Smell 'Superior' to Dogs

WASHINGTON, July 22, 2014 (AFP) - Elephants possess a sense of smell that is likely the strongest ever identified in a single species, according to a study by Japanese scientists out Tuesday.

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By AFP News    Jul 22, 2014 at 05:13PM
 

'Bee-harming' Pesticides Also Hit Bird Populations

PARIS, (AFP) - Already suspected of killing bees, so-called "neonic" pesticides also affect bird populations, possibly by eliminating the insects they feed upon, a Dutch study said on Wednesday.

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By AFP News    Jul 22, 2014 at 05:05PM
 

 
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