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Shells kill 7 in Tripoli neighbourhood as Haftar's two-week siege rages

Shells kill 7 in Tripoli neighbourhood as Haftar's two-week siege rages

Shells slammed into a densely-populated district of Tripoli overnight, piling misery on civilians from a two-week assault by commander Khalifa Haftar's forces to take Libya's capital from an internationally-backed government.

Rare tortoises rescued from dealers in Madagascar

Rare tortoises rescued from dealers in Madagascar

The radiated tortoises were so dry that some of them had to be soaked in water for weeks, said Susie Bartlett, from the Wildlife Conservation Society, based in New York's Bronx Zoo.

5Pointz to ponder

5Pointz to ponder

The building complex has been torn down, but the images that once covered its walls are at the heart of a legal battle that asks whether graffiti, or temporary “aerosol art,” should be recognised as art worthy of protection under US federal law, writes Nina Agrawal