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Killing of Cecil the lion triggers probe by U.S. agency - source

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- The killing of Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe by American dentist and trophy hunter Walter Palmer is being investigated by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to see if it was part of a conspiracy to violate U.S. laws against illegal wildlife trading, a source close to the case said.

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White House says will review 'Cecil the Lion' petition 30 Jul 2015

WASHINGTON - The White House said on Thursday that it will review the public petition to extradite the American dentist who allegedly killed "Cecil," a Zimbabwean lion.

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Burundi opposition leader becomes deputy speaker in new parliament 30 Jul 2015

BUJUMBURA - Burundi opposition leader Agathon Rwasa on Thursday took up the position of deputy speaker in parliament after an election which his coalition had boycotted, prompting a political ally to say the move could cause a split in their alliance.

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Leaders of Nigeria and Cameroon try to forge closer effort against Boko Haram 30 Jul 2015

YAOUNDE - The presidents of Nigeria and Cameroon tried to overcome differences in their efforts to crush the Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram in two days of talks but they failed to announce a breakthrough on issues such as the right of cross-border pursuit.

Currents consistent with Reunion debris being from MH370 - experts 30 Jul 2015

SYDNEY/NEW YORK - Vast, rotating currents sweeping the southern Indian Ocean could have deposited wreckage from a missing Malaysia Airlines passenger jet near Africa, thousands of kilometres from where it is thought to have crashed, oceanographers said on Thursday.

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Zimbabwean charged over killing of Cecil the lion 30 Jul 2015

HWANGE, Zimbabwe - A Zimbabwean court on Wednesday charged a professional hunter with failing to prevent an American from unlawfully killing 'Cecil', the southern African country's best-known lion, in a case that has triggered widespread revulsion at trophy hunting. | Video