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Study indicates as great white shark disappears, living fossil moves in
Study indicates as great white shark disappears, living fossil moves in

On Wednesday, scientists from the University of Miami and Apex Shark Expeditions published a study in Scientific Reports, an on-line journal, documenting the disappearance of the great white shark (Carcharodon carcharias) from a specific area off the coast of South Africa. As the whites disappeared, a Jurassic-era predator called the sevengill shark (Notorhynchus cepedianus) moved in.

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Hotel fire kills at least seventeen in Karol Bagh, New Delhi
Hotel fire kills at least seventeen in Karol Bagh, New Delhi

The Hotel Arpit Palace in the Karol Bagh area of the Indian capital, New Delhi, caught fire on Tuesday morning. At least seventeen people died and 35 were rescued, according to officials, some of whom were hospitalised.

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German migrant rescue charity renames ship after drowned Syrian toddler
German migrant rescue charity renames ship after drowned Syrian toddler

German migrant marine rescue charity Sea-Eye on Sunday renamed their ship after Alan Kurdi, a three-year-old Syrian child who drowned offshore of Turkey. Relatives of the boy attended the renaming ceremony on the Spanish island of Majorca.

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Fire kills nine, injures dozens in Chittagong, Bangladesh slum
Fire kills nine, injures dozens in Chittagong, Bangladesh slum

A fire on Sunday morning destroyed at least 200 makeshift homes in a slum in Chittagong, a port city in Bangladesh. Officials said it killed nine people and injured at least 50 more.

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Francis D'Souza, former Deputy Chief Minister of Goa, dies aged 64
Francis D'Souza, former Deputy Chief Minister of Goa, dies aged 64

On Thursday, Francis D'Souza, previously the Deputy Chief Minister of the state of Goa, India, died. He had been suffering from cancer. He was 64 years old.

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