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When Disaster Strikes, the Zoo Must Go On

When terrorists flew two airliners into the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, a small team of animal nutritionists in Ohio jumped into action. Every flight in the country had been grounded, which meant the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium’s weekly shipments of animal food would be delayed indefinitely. Fish for the penguins could be supplied from the zoo’s freezers, and leaves for the langurs (a genus of large Old World monkeys found throughout Southeast Asia) could be sourced locally. But what about the koalas? Koalas, as you may know, subsist almost…

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China must 'pressure' North Korea over weapons tests – May

Media playback is unsupported on your device Theresa May has said China must do more to help end North Korea’s “illegal and provocative” weapons testing. On a visit to Japan, the prime minister welcomed UN condemnation of Pyongyang and said the UK was looking at ways of exerting further pressure on the North Korean regime, including from China. Mrs May is also aiming to allay Japan’s concerns over Brexit and drum up trade. She said Japanese firms continued to make “important” investments in the UK as EU withdrawal was being…

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Stuart Pearce says Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain must leave Arsenal so he doesn’t end up like Theo Walcott

Chelsea have reportedly agreed a fee with Arsenal to sign Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, and Stuart Pearce told talkSPORT the 24-year-old should leave north London for the sake of his career. England international Oxlade-Chamberlain turned down the chance to extend his contract at the Emirates Stadium last week, rejecting a deal which would have seen him earn around £180,000 a week. He has made it clear he wishes to leave Arsenal, six years after signing for the Gunners from Southampton for £15m, and Chelsea have jumped to the front of the queue…

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Simon Jordan tells talkSPORT: Liverpool must achieve something or Jurgen Klopp will come under pressure

Jurgen Klopp will celebrate his three year anniversary as Liverpool manager in October Monday, August 28, 2017 Liverpool need to start ‘achieving something of significance’ otherwise manager Jurgen Klopp will come under pressure. That is according to former Crystal Palace chairman Simon Jordan, speaking to talkSPORT on Monday evening. The Reds have made a blistering start to the 2017/18 season, winning two of three Premier League matches and powering past Hoffenheim to qualify for the Champions League group stages. They have reportedly agreed a deal to sign prime target Naby…

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Six sick stars who said the show must go on

What do you do when you’re booked to play at a show but you’re sick and would rather be tucked up in bed? Well, if you’re Lorde, you turn up to the VMAs in a half-cocktail dress, half-sweat pants combo and perform an interpretive dance instead. Simple. The New Zealander said she had to be hooked up to an IV drip, referring to herself as a “cute lil propped-up corpse”. Her flu explains why she wasn’t singing, which is a shame given MTV said her rehearsal was “epic”. But as…

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Calories in popular foods must be cut, say health officials

Targets are to be set to reduce calories in pizzas, burgers and ready meals as part of the government’s drive to tackle child obesity in England. Health officials believe the move is needed as people are consuming 200 to 300 calories too many each day. It could see the size of products reduced or ingredients changed in food and drinks bought in supermarkets, takeaways and restaurants. The targets are expected to be set by Public Health England within a year. They will be voluntary, although officials at the government advisory…

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Brexit transition must end by 2022, says Hammond

Chancellor Philip Hammond has said any “transitional deal” in the immediate period after Brexit must end by the time of the next general election. He said there must be “business as usual, life as normal” for Britons as the UK exits the EU. “Many things would look similar” the day after Brexit – on 29 March 2019 – as the UK moved gradually towards a new relationship with the EU, he said. But he added the transition must end by June 2022, before the next election. The UK is due…

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