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Half of the 147 tigers rescued from Thai temple have died

Half of the 147 tigers rescued from Thai temple have diedMore than half the tigers rescued three years ago from a Buddhist temple in Thailand where they served as a popular tourist attraction have died of disease, wildlife officials said Monday. The tigers were vulnerable to illness because of inbreeding, leading to laryngeal paralysis causing respiratory failure, said national parks official Patarapol Maneeorn. The DNA of all 147 confiscated tigers could be traced to six tigers who were the original breeding stock, said Patarapol, head of the department’s Wildlife Health Management Division.



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Scores of tigers rescued from infamous Thai temple have died: media

Scores of tigers rescued from infamous Thai temple have died: mediaMore than half of the tigers that Thai authorities confiscated in 2016 from an infamous Tiger Temple tourist attraction have died from a viral disease because their immune systems were weakened by inbreeding, media reported. The Buddhist temple west of Bangkok was a tourist destination where visitors took selfies with tigers and bottle-fed cubs until authorities removed its nearly 150 tigers in 2016 in response to global pressure over wildlife trafficking.



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California boat fire victims likely died of smoke inhalation

California boat fire victims likely died of smoke inhalationThe 34 people killed when a dive boat caught fire and sank off the California coast likely died from smoke inhalation and may have been dead before flames consumed their bunk area, the local sheriff said on Friday. The disclosure raises questions over whether crew members, who told investigators they tried desperately to rescue the passengers in their below-decks sleeping quarters, were already too late to save them by the time they were alerted to the blaze. Divers have so far recovered the burned remains of 33 victims, Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bill Brown told a news conference.



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A growing number of Americans doubt that Jeffrey Epstein died by suicide. Here's a guide to the conspiracy theories about his death, and why they're not backed by evidence.

A growing number of Americans doubt that Jeffrey Epstein died by suicide. Here's a guide to the conspiracy theories about his death, and why they're not backed by evidence.Authorities have dismissed theories that Jeffrey Epstein was killed in his Manhattan jail cell while awaiting trial on sex-trafficking charges.



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A person reportedly died and 320 passengers and crew had to be evacuated after a cruise ship in Russia caught on fire

A person reportedly died and 320 passengers and crew had to be evacuated after a cruise ship in Russia caught on fireThe ship was reportedly docked in St. Petersburg, Russia, Thursday when the fire began in the cabin of one of the ship's mechanics, Fontanka reported.



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2 days before he died, Jeffrey Epstein signed a new will putting his $577 million in assets in a trust — $18 million more than he told the court he was worth

2 days before he died, Jeffrey Epstein signed a new will putting his $  577 million in assets in a trust — $  18 million more than he told the court he was worthLawyers for Epstein's accusers say they will still take action against his estate even though no beneficiaries were listed on his will.



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Sister of officer who died by suicide Wednesday says NYPD is 'broken'

Sister of officer who died by suicide Wednesday says NYPD is 'broken'The NYPD is well aware of this mental health emergency, as nine of its officers have died by suicide since January. But Eileen Echeverria, whose brother's was the most recent death, said something is "broken" inside the department.



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If an autopsy confirms Jeffrey Epstein died by suicide, it could lead to a legal win for his estate

If an autopsy confirms Jeffrey Epstein died by suicide, it could lead to a legal win for his estateJeffrey Epstein, 66, was found unresponsive on Saturday morning while being held on sex trafficking and conspiracy charges.



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The Latest: Official: Most jailers on OT when Epstein died

The Latest: Official: Most jailers on OT when Epstein diedA Justice Department official says more than half of the staff in the Metropolitan Correctional Center at the time Jeffrey Epstein killed himself was working overtime. The official said 18 staff members working in the jail, and 10 were them on overtime. Two guards who were supposed to be watching Epstein were placed on leave Tuesday.



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FBI raids Jeffery Epstein’s ‘paedophile’ island as Justice Department announces staff shakeup at prison where he died

FBI raids Jeffery Epstein’s ‘paedophile’ island as Justice Department announces staff shakeup at prison where he diedThe FBI has conducted a raid on accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein’s private island, according to reports, as two guards assigned to watch the disgraced financier before his apparent suicide in prison were put on administrative leave. Federal officials were seen spreading across the island of Little St James by US vessels and on golf carts, just two days after the disgraced financier died of an apparent suicide in a New York prison. Epstein was facing new sex trafficking and conspiracy charges over allegations he operated an international child sex trafficking ring. The 66-year-old was set to stand trial next year and was facing 45 years in jail if convicted.Kelly Quinn, who was operating a sailing charter near Epstein’s private island at the time of the raid, told NBC News: “We were just trying to look at pretty fish and swim with turtles and here we are in the middle of an FBI raid.”“This has been something on our radar for years,” she added. “We’re all really curious why it’s happening now.”The property, which sits between the larger St Thomas and St John islands, has been dubbed “paedophile island”. Epstein had been accused of trafficking girls who were as young as 12 to his sprawling facilities on the island.A drone flying over Epstein’s residence managed to record the FBI raid. The recording, which was posted to YouTube, shows agents inside a room seemingly going through belongings. The agents later notice the drone and begin shielding their operations with cardboard boxes placed along the windows. News of the FBI raid came as the US Justice Department announced that the warden for the Metropolitan Correctional Centre in New York – where Epstein was being held when he died – had been temporarily reassigned. At least two guards who were on duty at the time of Epstein’s death on Saturday have also been placed on leave, the department said in a statement. The correctional facilities showed “serious irregularities” at the time of Epstein’s death, attorney general William Barr said, adding that the Justice Department and FBI were continuing with their investigations into the death of the disgraced financier.Donald Trump told reporters he wanted a “full investigation” into Epstein’s death. “That’s what I absolutely am demanding,” he said. “That’s what our attorney general, our great attorney general, is doing. He’s doing a full investigation.”



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