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Dozens of dogs stabbed and clubbed to death in Chinese village amid rabies fears

“Dozens of dogs have been clubbed, beaten and stabbed to death in a Chinese village as part of a government-backed “slaughter” following concerns over rabies” writes Neil Connor for telegraph.co.uk. Village officials began culling the local unregistered dogs last week after they became concerned of a possible rabies outbreak when several people were bitten by “mad dogs”. However, some officials noted that there is an incubation period for the disease, which can be fatal to humans if they are bitten by an infected animal. Source: telegraph.co.uk Share This:

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Four people treated for possible rabies after being bitten by raccoon in Georgetown

“Four people have been treated for potential rabies after they were bitten by a raccoon in Georgetown, officials said” reports washingtonpost.com. The treatment is effective for those who have been bitten, Lalley said.Those who were bitten by the raccoon were treated as a precaution with vaccinations and an antibody at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, according to Marianne Worley, a spokeswoman. Source: washingtonpost.com Share This:

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Sydney beaches reopen after first shark attack in Botany Bay in 25 years

“Randwick City Council on Sunday morning reopened Little Congwong, Congwong, Frenchmans and Yarra beaches at La Perouse following the shark attack on Friday evening” writes Australian Associated Press for theguardian.com. Botany Bay beaches that were closed after a woman was bitten by what experts suspect was a juvenile great white shark have reopened after the attack.Anna Shurapey, 55, survived the first shark attack in Botany Bay in at least 25 years after she was bitten on the leg about 7pm Friday, prompting the Randwick City Council to close nearby beaches…

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Australian man dies after trying to save dog from poisonous snake

“A 24-year-old man in Australia died after being bitten on his finger by a snake while trying to protect his dog, which had the reptile in its mouth” writes Jonathan Pearlman for telegraph.co.uk. The man was reportedly bitten and then rushed to his mother, saying: “Mum, look what bit me”.He was bitten by a native brown snake, the deadliest in Australia.The man was bitten in the rural town of Tamworth, north-west of Sydney, and died within an hour in hospital despite being administered with antivenom. Source: telegraph.co.uk Share This:

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Trump may get bitten by his own abuse of the pardon power

“In addition, state criminal prosecutions can certainly attach to much of the behavior that may be at issue” reports washingtonpost.com. Arizona prosecutors so far aren’t proceeding with any state law prosecutions, but it’s not impossible to imagine state indictments for assault, false imprisonment, etc.In the Russia scandal, a presidential pardon won’t prevent the Russia lawsuit (complete with discovery including depositions) from going forward.To begin with, a pardon only gets one off the hook for federal criminal matters.On Wednesday, we reported on two surprising developments relating to the pardon of ex-sheriff…

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FTSE 100 slips, with banks bitten after Fed rate-hike debate

“Rate debate: Bank shares fell on the ramped-up talk about a U.S. hike looking less imminent” writes Markets Reporter for marketwatch.com. The FTSE 100 UKX, -0.13%  was off 0.1% at 7,426.03, with financial shares losing the most, while basic material shares put in the strongest performance.Many U.K. banks have operations in the U.S. and higher interest rates can help bolster net interest margin for lenders.The session got underway as traders grappled with the prospect that the Federal Reserve may not raise interest rates again this year. Source: marketwatch.com Share This:

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Help protect yourself against biting bugs this summer

“Even if you’re not going abroad, there are still a whole host of biting insects in the UK with 34 different species of mosquito in the UK, amongst other biting bugs (3)” writes Pharmacist Mother for huffingtonpost.co.uk. Biting bugs need to be taken seriously when it comes to trips abroad, with mosquitoes from more far-flung, exotic locations being responsible for passing on mosquito-borne diseases such as malaria, dengue fever and Zika virus. Source: huffingtonpost.co.uk Share This:

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Bengaluru Techie Who Jumped In A Lake To Save Dogs, Got His Arm Bitten Off By Crocodile

“As Dandwate’s left arm below the elbow was fully damaged in the attack, he will have to use a prosthetic arm in place of the natural forearm,” reiterated Chandy” reports huffingtonpost.in. “As the crocodile has bitten off and chewed Mudit Dandwate’s left forearm in a freak mishap, we will fit a prosthetic arm to the left shoulder joint over the next two months,” Hosmat Hospital Director Thomas Chandy told IANS here. Source: huffingtonpost.in Share This:

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