Elephant Conservationist Fatally Shot in Tanzania

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — A prominent elephant conservationist has been shot and killed in Tanzania. Wayne Lotter had been fighting to end ivory trafficking. The 51-year-old was killed Aug. 16 in the city of Dar es Salaam. According to police, Lotter’s taxi was stopped as it was heading back to his hotel. A man then … Continued

10-Year-Old Rape Victim Gives Birth in India

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — After giving birth, a 10-year-old rape victim and her baby are reportedly healthy. The Indian girl’s pregnancy was first discovered in July when the girl complained of stomach pains. The girl’s uncle allegedly raped her over a period of six to seven months and has been arrested. India’s Supreme Court denied … Continued

Long Lost Ring Found in a Carrot After 13 Years

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — A Canadian woman has found her engagement ring, after more than a decade of believing it was lost. Mary Grams, lost her ring whilst weeding on her family farm, 13 years ago. After days of searching for it she gave up, and without her husband knowing, she bought a cheaper but similar … Continued

2 Killed, 6 Injured in Finnish Stabbing

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — Two people are dead and several more are injured after a violent stabbing in Finland. On Aug. 18, police said a man attacked people with a knife in two central markets in Turku, a city west of Helsinki. A witness told Finnish news outlet YLE, she heard a woman screaming and … Continued

US, Japan Reaffirm ‘Ironclad Commitment’ Amid North Korea Tensions

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — The United States and Japan have vowed to step up defense cooperation to deal with the threat from nuclear-armed North Korea. On Aug. 18, U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Joseph Dunford reaffirmed Washington’s “ironclad commitment” to the security of its close ally, Japan. He also said he reaffirmed Tokyo that … Continued

Poland’s Biggest Forestry Disaster Kills 6

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — Poland’s forestry service says a series of storms that recently hit northern and western Poland have caused the biggest forestry disaster in Polish history. The cities of Torun, Gdansk and Poznan were amongst the worst hit when extreme winds caused tens of thousands of trees to be destroyed. The storms killed six … Continued

Endangered Rhino Back in Nepal After Rescue

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — A two-and-half-year-old rhino is back in its home country of Nepal after a harrowing experience. The endangered one-horned rhino was rescued after flood waters swept her into India. The rhino ended up in the Indian village of Bagah, which is more than 25 miles from her home in Nepal’s Chitwan National … Continued

Cheese Fest Finds Itself in a Meltdown

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — A traveling U.K. festival, simply known as Cheese Fest, left cheese lovers in dis-brie-lief by quickly running out of cheese on its first day in Brighton. The festival that refers to itself as a “spectacular of cheese” left a bad taste in festivalgoers’ mouths Aug. 12. A promotional video on the … Continued

UK Parliament Under Fire for Plans to Silence London’s Big Ben

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — U.K’s parliament is being criticized, after announcing Big Ben will be silenced for four years while renovations take place. The bell, inside the famous clock at the Palace of Westminster, has marked the hour in central London for the last 157 years. But starting Monday, Aug. 21, Big Ben will stop … Continued

Sierra Leone Mudslide Death Toll Rises

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — The death toll continues to rise in the aftermath of landslides in Sierra Leone. Part of a hill collapsed after heavy rains in the capital Freetown on Monday, Aug. 14, burying houses and people beneath streams of mud and water. The government and aid workers have been recovering bodies from affected … Continued