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A Giant Raft of Volcanic Rock From an Underwater Eruption Could Help Revive the Great Barrier Reef

A Giant Raft of Volcanic Rock From an Underwater Eruption Could Help Revive the Great Barrier ReefChunks of rock from an underwater volcano are carrying living organisms



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Jaguar claws Arizona woman who climbed zoo barrier to take selfie

Jaguar claws Arizona woman who climbed zoo barrier to take selfieA jaguar clawed an Arizona woman after she climbed into its enclosure at the Wildlife World Zoo in order to take a selfie.  Mobile phone video of the incident showed at least one gash on the woman's left forearm as she writhed on the ground in pain on Saturday. "I hear this young girl screaming: 'Help, help, help' … and the jaguar has clasped its claws outside the cage around her hand and into her flesh," witness Adam Wilkerson told Fox 10 television. The zoo has said that the animal will not be put down.  Mr Wilkerson's mother distracted the jaguar by pushing a water bottle through the cage, and Mr Wilkerson said he pulled the woman away. Cellphone video later showed the animal chewing on a plastic water bottle. The identity of the woman, in her 30s, was being withheld, said Shawn Gilleland, a spokesman for Rural Metro Fire, the agency that responded to the incident. She was taken to a hospital and treated, then later returned to the zoo to apologize, Gilleland said. "She wanted to take a selfie or a picture of the animal, and she put her arm close enough to the cage that the cat was able to reach her," Gilleland said. The zoo's statement said the female jaguar never left its enclosure, and that the incident was being fully investigated. "We can promise you nothing will happen to our jaguar," the zoo said on Twitter, responding to public concerns the animal might be put down. The barrier surrounds the entire exhibit, creating a buffer of several metres from the enclosure, zoo spokeswoman Kristy Morcom told Fox 10 "There is climbing involved. It's not something that is easily done," Morcom said. "These are wild animals and those barriers are put there for a reason."



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Jaguar claws Arizona woman who climbed zoo barrier to take a selfie

Jaguar claws Arizona woman who climbed zoo barrier to take a selfie(Reuters) – A jaguar clawed an Arizona woman who climbed over a barrier to take a picture at the Wildlife World Zoo near Phoenix, officials said, and the zoo assured animal lovers the big cat would not be put down.



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Graham: Our laws are broken and we need a barrier

Graham: Our laws are broken and we need a barrierNew illegal immigrant numbers intensify border debate; South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham reacts on 'Hannity.'



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Why did Democrats vote for a barrier along the southern border in 2013, but won’t now?

Why did Democrats vote for a barrier along the southern border in 2013, but won’t now?Former U.S. Border Patrol Chief under former President Barack Obama Mark Morgan says that the border wall needs to be built.



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House Democrats vows to vote for a border barrier because that's what her constituents want

House Democrats vows to vote for a border barrier because that's what her constituents wantAre there any signs other Democrats will break from the establishment line? Congresswoman Katie Hill explains her reasons for supporting Trump's physical border barrier



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North, South Korea Open Rail Project Despite Sanctions Barrier

North, South Korea Open Rail Project Despite Sanctions BarrierLong-stalled plans to restore rail links severed by the Korean War were revived in historic summits by North Korea leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in earlier this year. While South Korea said the Security Council granted an exemption to United Nations sanctions Tuesday to allow the ceremony to proceed, additional relief would be needed to start construction. “The result of the North and South Korean railway and road project depends on our nation’s mental strength and will.



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Thousands in Central Park panic after barrier collapse

Thousands in Central Park panic after barrier collapseFearing possible gunshots, it took only the collapse of a police barrier at a politically charged New York music show to send thousands fleeing in panic.



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Four sharks killed after attack on swimmers near Great Barrier Reef

Four sharks killed after attack on swimmers near Great Barrier ReefFour large sharks have been killed in Australia after a woman and a 12-year-old girl were attacked at a popular Great Barrier Reef tourist spot. Both were still in hospital Sunday after being mauled in separate incidents just a day apart last week at the Whitsunday Islands. Drum lines, which use baited hooks to catch the predators, ensnared four tiger sharks, one 3.7 metres (12 feet) long and the others each between two to three metres, a Fisheries Queensland spokesman said Sunday. "While sharks of this size are potentially very dangerous to humans, it is unclear if they were responsible for injuries caused to two swimmers," he said. The latest shark to be caught "has been humanely euthanised and will be taken further out to sea for disposal." The spokesman said it was clear "there are a significant number of active sharks in local waters and people are urged not to swim". The drumlines were to remain in place over the next week. Shark attacks are very rare in the Whitsundays – a collection of spectacular tropical islands at the heart of the Barrier Reef – with the last encounter reported to be eight years ago, according to national broadcaster ABC. The attacks have revived debate about how best to reduce the risk of encounters between sharks and the growing number of people using the ocean for leisure.



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Rooftop footage shows car mowing down cyclists and pedestrians before crashing into Parliament barrier

Rooftop footage shows car mowing down cyclists and pedestrians before crashing into Parliament barrierThis is the moment the suspected Westminster terror attack was captured unfolding on a rooftop camera. A silver Ford Fiesta is seen being driven next to Parliament Square towards Westminster Abbey on Tuesday morning. But, as a group of cyclists stop at a traffic light, the vehicle fails to come to a halt and ploughs into them. As an ambulance passes the car on its right-hand side, it swerves left - crossing oncoming traffic and hitting a number of pedestrians as it mounts a pavement. The car then enters a small road and accelerates to up to 50mph, witnesses said, before crashing into a security barrier. The car, circled, drives past Westminster Abbey As an ambulance passes on its right, the car swerves left After knocking down cyclists, the car mounts a pavement A police officer can be seen jumping another barrier that runs along the side of the road to get away. The driver, a man in his late 20s, was surrounded by police before being arrested on suspicion of terror offences. There was nobody else in the vehicle and no weapons were found, the Metropolitan Police said. Police said he is being held in custody at a south London police station after armed officers swarmed the scene following the suspected terror attack just before 7.40am. It is then seen entering a small road and accelerates A police officer jumps a barrier as the car approaches The vehicle comes to a halt by hitting a barrier Two people were taken to hospital, while a third person with minor injuries was assessed at the scene, the London Ambulance Service (LAS) said. Prime Minister Theresa May said her thoughts were with those injured and thanked the emergency services for their "immediate and courageous" response.



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