Bird flu kills more than 250 pelicans in Mauritania, says ministry

In response to the outbreak, the authorities have closed the park and suspended all tourism activities in the area


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Several women who helped recruit teenage age girls and young women for Jeffrey Epstein claim he took advantage while they were struggling for money or estranged from family.
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Is America ready for its own Eurovision? Things could get messy
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Wife receives devastating news just months after husband's brain tumour scare
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Arsenal have already signed David Luiz's replacement ahead of next season
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NHS vaccine site inundated with Brits desperately trying to book a jab
The Prime Minister said on Friday evening that second doses of vaccines will be accelerated for the over-50s and the clinically vulnerable across the country
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Egyptian doctor, 36, who tried to board flight at Heathrow using forged certificates avoids jail
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Torres asked if Man City hat-trick boosts Champions League final hopes
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Mississippi justices toss voter-backed marijuana initiative
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Up to five visitors to be allowed per resident in care homes from Monday
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AMANDA PLATELL: Harry suggests he suffered so much at the hands of his family that he does not want to inflict similar anguish upon his own children.
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Cause of death of baby whose father was arrested after TV appeal is revealed
Baby killed by blunt force trauma found in rural grave hours after parents take part in emotional press conference
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Johnson gambles on the vaccines to win out against the Indian variant
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GOP congressman let his son live in Capitol basement for weeks, lawsuit alleges
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