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Mosquitos from East Asia spreading throughout Europe could be vector for viruses - study

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An invasive species of mosquito from East Asia is slowly spreading throughout Italy and could serve as a vector for viruses, according to a new scientific report.

An article in the Parasites & Vectors scientific journal last week claimed to have evidence that the concerning mosquitos, known as Aedes koreicus, have been expanding toward southwest Italy since being discovered in the north in 2011.

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Child apparently killed in attack by family dog in Creek County, Oklahoma

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A child who died Wednesday night was apparently attacked by a family dog, the Creek County Sheriff's Office said Thursday.

Details about the child, such as age, were not provided.

The Sheriff's Office said it got a call around 7:20 p.m. about a missing child south of Kiefer. After deputies got there, a family member found the child on the property, and the child was pronounced dead soon after.

The dog is being held at an animal control facility.

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Lighting kills 11 cows simultaneously in Cambodia

The dead cows in the barn.
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The dead cows in the barn.
At least 11 cows were killed by lightning at the same time.

The incident is said to have happened at about 09:30 October 20, in a rice field in Boeung Tim village, Ta Pon commune, Sangke district, Battambang province.

The cows were killed by lightning as their owners chased them to graze together the fields while others while others were killed while tied up in the barn.

There was heavy thunderstorm in the early hours of Wednesday in some districts in Battambang province.


Pensioner mauled to death by 2 dogs in Italy

An American Staffordshire dog (file photo)
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An American Staffordshire dog (file photo)
An elderly woman was mauled to death in a savage dog attack after her carer allegedly left her to wander off.

The carer in Italy is facing jail after she failed to notice that an 89-year-old woman she was supposed to be looking after had wandered out of her bed into a neighbour's garden.

Tragically, the woman was killed by two American Staffordshire Terriers in a vicious dog attack.

The carer only realised what had happened when police called about the attack on Carmen Gorzanelli, 89, in the town of Sassuolo in the province of Modena in Italy on October 12.

The news site Rai reported that the incident occurred after Carmen left her house alone and wandered around her neighbourhood before going into a garden just a few metres from her own house. It is believed that the elderly victim mixed up the two entrances.


Woman killed in pit bull attack in Grant County, Indiana

Officials say a Grant County woman has died after she was severely injured by a dog bite.

The coroner reports that Kathleen Bertram, 69, was in the living room of a home in the 300 block of High Street in Matthews, holding her 3-year-old granddaughter.

Someone in another room heard screams.

According to Coroner Stephen Dorsey: "At that moment the pit-bull then attacked Kathleen, biting down on her neck."


6-month-old baby killed after being attacked by family dog in Kodak, Tennessee

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An infant in the Kodak community of Sevier County died Sunday night in an attack by the family dog.

Sevier County Sheriff's Office deputies were called at about 6:15 p.m. to a home on Apache Lane after the large dog attacked the 6-month-old, police said.

Someone else in the home was hurt trying to protect the child, police said.

The child was pronounced dead at the scene.

The dog was aggressive to emergency responders as well and was put down on site.

The Sevier County Sheriff's Office is investigating.

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Woman found dead believed from crocodile attack in Malaysia

The Sabah Fire and Rescue Department operations centre, in a statement, said it received an emergency call about a victim being attacked by a crocodile in Kalabakan

The Sabah Fire and Rescue Department operations centre, in a statement, said it received an emergency call about a victim being attacked by a crocodile in Kalabakan
A woman was found dead in Kampung Serudung Laut, near here, today, believed due to a crocodile attack.

The body of Fosanih Nansel, 22, was found at 8am by the villagers who were searching for her, after the woman was reported missing in a nearby river since yesterday.

The Sabah Fire and Rescue Department operations centre, in a statement, said it received an emergency call via MERS 999 at 8.19pm about the victim being attacked by a crocodile.

"From the information provided by the family, a search and rescue operation was carried out today. The victim was found by residents about 300 metres from the location where she reportedly was attacked by the reptile," the statement said.

According to the statement, the victim's body was handed over to the police for further action and the operation ended at 10.27am.

Source: Bernama

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Oldest footprints of pre-humans identified in Crete

Six million year old fossilized footprints on the island show the human foot had begun to develop.
Footprint in Crete

The oldest known footprints of pre-humans were found on the Mediterranean island of Crete and are at least six million years old, says an international team of researchers from Germany, Sweden, Greece, Egypt and England, led by Tübingen scientists Uwe Kirscher and Madelaine Böhme of the Senckenberg Center for Human Evolution and Palaeo-environment at the University of Tübingen. Their study has been published in the journal Scientific Reports.

The footprints from fossilized beach sediments were found near the west Cretan village of Trachilos and published in 2017. Using geophysical and micropaleontological methods, researchers have now dated them to 6.05 million years before the present day, making them the oldest direct evidence of a human-like foot used for walking. "The tracks are almost 2.5 million years older than the tracks attributed to Australopithecus afarensis (Lucy) from Laetoli in Tanzania," Uwe Kirscher says. This puts the Trachilos footprints at the same age as the fossils of the upright-walking Orrorin tugenensis from Kenya. Finds connected with this biped include femurs, but there are no foot bones or footprints.

The dating of the Cretan footprints therefore sheds new light on the early evolution of human perambulation more than six million years ago. "The oldest human foot used for upright walking had a ball, with a strong parallel big toe, and successively shorter side toes," Per Ahlberg, professor at Uppsala University and co-author of the study, explains. "The foot had a shorter sole than Australopithecus. An arch was not yet pronounced and the heel was narrower."

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Body of teen dragged away by crocodile found in Gujarat, India

Body of a 15-year-old boy, who was dragged away by a crocodile in Dhadhar river in Karjan taluka on October 6, was found in a decomposed state in Padra taluka on Friday.

The body of the boy identified as Vijay Mali was found around 5km downstream at Sadad village in the river by the locals. Police said that the body was found in a badly decomposed state with the head and one leg missing.

However, the identity was verified by the injury marks and the clothes on Mali's body. The body was sent to the health centre in Padra for postmortem examination and a case of accidental death was registered at Padra police station.

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Police investigate suspected wolf attack in western Finland

A grey wolf seen in a file photo.
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A grey wolf seen in a file photo.
Police in Southern Ostrobothnia are investigating a report that a person walking a dog near Lauhanvuori national park was bitten on the hand by a wolf on Saturday night.

"This matter was reported to the police over the weekend," Ostrobothnian Police Department's Communications Manager Mikael Appel confirmed to Yle.

The report to police detailed how the owner and dog were walking in the area when the dog became agitated - growling and trying to free itself from the leash. The owner spotted the figure of an animal just in front of them, and the animal then attacked the man, who lifted up his hand in order to defend himself.