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Hong Kong declares wild boars fair game after animal attacks

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong authorities have had enough of wild boars. An increasing number of attacks by the animals, including one that bit a police officer last week, triggered an...

Italy: Far-right eyes major cities in municipal elections

Italians in almost 1,200 municipalities across the country, including the major cities Rome, Milan, Naples, Turin and Bologna, headed to the polls on Sunday for the two-day local elections. Two far-r...

Basta! Romans say enough to invasion of wild boars in city

ROME (AP) — Rome has been invaded by Gauls, Visigoths and vandals over the centuries, but the Eternal City is now grappling with a rampaging force of an entirely different sort: rubbish-seeking wild b...

Wild boar bites off hunter's finger in southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A hunter lost a finger and suffered lacerations to his head, torso, and limbs when he was attacked by a wild boar in a mountainous area of southern Taiwan. On Aug. 18, ...

Indigenous hunter mistakes Vietnamese man for wild boar in central Taiwan shooting

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese Indigenous hunter claims that he mistook a Vietnamese migrant worker for a wild boar before he fatally shot him while hunting for wild game in central Taiwan. ...

Neck rubs, tapped phones: Merkel has history with US leaders

BERLIN (AP) — Neck rubs, pricy dinners, allegations of phone tapping, awkward handshake moments. Angela Merkel has just about seen it all when it comes to U.S. presidents. ...

World Organisation of Animal Health (OIE) Confirms: Belgium has regained its ASF-free status

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM - Media OutReach - 29 December 2020 - On 21 December 2020, the World Organisation of Animal Health (OIE) confirmed the ASF-free status in all suidae of Belgium, which had been remove...

Odd became normal: sports’ masked road trip to the unknown

Take your pick. Maybe it was a Big East Tournament basketball game that broke for halftime and never returned. Or the cardboard cutouts of spectators that replaced flesh-and blood fa...

Formosan black bear freed from trap in Taiwan orchard

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Formosan black bear that walked into a trap set up to catch wild boar and monkeys was freed after intervention by veterinarians, reports said Thursday (Oct. 1). A far...

Germany confirms 1st case of swine fever on its territory

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's agriculture minister says the country's first case of African swine fever has been confirmed in a wild boar cadaver found in the eastern state of Brandenburg, near the Polish b...

German nudist chases down boar who snatched his laptop

BERLIN (AP) — A German nudist had the last laugh after giving chase to a wild boar that had run off with a bag containing his laptop. Pictures posted on social media show the naked m...

Mets say Cespedes absent from ballpark, no reason given

ATLANTA (AP) — New York Mets slugger Yoenis Céspedes was not with the team for Sunday’s game at Atlanta and the club said it hadn’t been able to locate him. “As of...

Céspedes homers as DH in return, Mets edge Braves 1-0

NEW YORK (AP) — Yoenis Céspedes came back with a bang, taking immediate advantage of the new designated hitter rule in the National League by launching a home run that sent Jacob deGrom and the New Yo...

Céspedes says he'll be ready to start season with Mets

NEW YORK (AP) — Yoenis Céspedes is sure he'll be ready to start the pandemic-delayed season with the New York Mets. Out of the lineup for almost two years, the 34-year-old slugger sa...

Mets optimistic about Céspedes when baseball returns

NEW YORK (AP) — When baseball comes back next month, Yoenis Céspedes might finally be ready to return, too. Sidelined for nearly two years by injuries and then the coronavirus pandem...