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bbcnews 27 apr: a new born red ruffed lemur hangs in a net at cologne zoo in germany. contrasting coat colours make the red ruffed lemur one of the most beautiful lemurs. rarely descending from the canopy of madagascar's tropical rainforests, the females leave their litters in tree top nests or stashing locations where they're looked after by other members of the community. sadly, the young are prone to falling out of these nests. big groups of red ruffed lemurs come together in the wet season when fruit is plentiful, and then break up as the season dries and food becomes scarce. they are large for lemurs and very vocal, barking in guttural yaps when their only natural predator, the fossa, comes too close. two black-and-white ruffed lemurs and one red ruffed lemur were born at the zoo on 31 march and 1 april 2017. photo: epa/sascha steinbach #bbcsnapshot #photography #nature #wildlife #zoo #lemur
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The british veterinary association has warned breeding of scottish fold cats should stop because of health fears. the breed has had a surge of popularity after celebrity owners such as taylor swift and ed sheeran posted photos on instagram. the cats, which originated in scotland in the 1960s, are famous for their small floppy ears. #scottishfoldcats #cats #catsofinstagram #taylorswift #edsheeran #designercats #designer #scottishfold #ban #health #breeding #pets #bbcshorts #bbcnews @bbcnews @taylorswift @teddysphotos @catsofinstagram
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27 apr: a ten-month-old baby girl from ivory coast born with four legs and two spines has been successfully separated from a parasitic twin in a complex surgery at a chicago hospital. dominique spent over two months recovering in the united states with a host family. she has now arrived back home and is thriving. #ivorycoast #twin #babies #parasitictwins #health #science #chicago #usa #surgery #bbcshorts #bbcnews @bbcnews
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27 apr: us and south korean forces have held a large-scale military exercise near the border with north korea. tensions on the korean peninsula are rising as north korea has vowed to conduct more missile and nuclear tests and the us says it plans to activate a missile defence system in south korea "within days". the us stations around 28,500 troops in south korea. for more on north and south korea: bbc.in/livefire #northkorea #usa #southkorea #asia #military #weapons #firepower #integratedfirepowerexercise #bbcshorts #bbcnews @bbcnews
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27 apr: while the illegal trade in ivory and rhino horn continues to plague several african countries, a relatively new phenomenon is emerging. demand for donkey skins is on the rise - the gel found in the hides is in much demand in china, where it's used in traditional medicine. by some estimates, the population of donkeys has halved in the past 20 years, and this is having a profound effect on rural communities who depend on the animals for agriculture, transportation and other things. #donkeys #animals #nature #southafrica #johannesburg #africa #bbcshorts #bbcnews @bbcnews
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27 apr: a crab invasion has taken over cuba's bay of pigs. each year after the first spring rains, millions of red, yellow and black land c***s head to the sea, wreaking havoc along the way. the adult c***s march for days from the surrounding forests to the beaches, once there they lay eggs in the waves, the babies hatch at sea and then return to their parents in the forest. #c***s #cuba #bayofpigs #animals #beach #forest #nature #sea #sand #waves #bbcshorts #bbcnews @bbcnews 🦀🦀
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27 apr: scientists in the united states have been able to keep premature lambs alive for weeks using an artificial w**b that looks like a plastic bag. it provides everything the foetus needs to continue growing and maturing, including a nutrient-rich blood supply and a protective sac of amniotic fluid. the research led by the children's hospital of philadelphia is trying to find a better way to support babies who are born too early. read more: bbc.in/womb #artificialwomb #lamb #w**b #science #health #babies #prematurebabies #health #who #bbcshorts #bbcnews @bbcnews
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26 apr: a great white shark is filmed tearing into the carcass of a humpback whale. find out more: bbc.in/sharkattack #greatwhitesharks #greatwhiteshark #sharks #shark #humpback #humpbackwhale #whale #newportbeach #bbcshorts #bbcnews @bbcnews
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26 apr: although president trump's signature to build a wall along the mexican border has run into problems, some residents along the border are desperate for work to start. find out more: bbc.in/trumpwall #buildthewall #usa #trumpwall #teamtrumpbts #usmexicoborder #bbcshorts #bbcnews @bbcnews
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26 apr: guernica is one of the best-known paintings in the world. spanish artist pablo picasso said that his great work means what each person sees in it, but critics and experts have tried to fathom a deeper meaning to each of its elements. on the 80th anniversary of the bombing of the basque town of gernika (guernica in spanish) which inspired the painting, we ask an expert to interpret the great work. according to rosario peiro, head of collections, reina sofia museum, guernica is notable as a departure from earlier military-themed art – it does not celebrate victory, but shows the drama and suffering of a people, a work in which the heroism is human pain and suffering. for more on guernica: bbc.in/guernica #guernica #gernika #spain #basque #basquecountry #spanishcivilwar #art #pablopicasso #picasso #bbcshorts #bbcnews @bbcnews
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26 apr: california has erupted with a "super bloom" of wildflowers, transforming landscapes into paintings. the colourful phenomenon follows years of drought and even be seen from space. videos courtesy of @nat.lee and carla d gilbert. images via planet labs and photos getty images. #california #wildflowers #flowers #flowerstagram #phenomenon #landscapes #beautiful #colours #mountains #drought #weather #space #bbcshorts #bbcnews @bbcnews
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26 apr: a new fitness craze from germany, combining traditional yoga poses while drinking bottles of beer, is gaining popularity in asia. 🍻🍺see also: bbc.in/beeryoga#beer #yoga #beeryoga #germany #thailand #australia #fitness #health #bbcshorts #bbcnews @bbcnews
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26 apr: ilhan omar made history last year by becoming the first somali-american legislator in the us. just days earlier, donald trump had accused the somali community in her home state of minnesota, home to the largest somali community in the us, of spreading extremism. ms omar has been telling the bbc why being a woman and a muslim are such important aspects of her story. read more: bbc.in/somalilawmaker #somalia #usa #ilhanomar #minnesota #law #donaldtrump #bbcshorts #bbcnews @bbcnews
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25 apr: nanammal is 98 years old and an expert yoga instructor from the southern indian state of tamil nadu. but it's not just her - her entire family are yoga practitioners, including her children and grandchildren. watch more: bbc.in/yogagran #granny #grandmother #yoga #india #tamilnadu #health #bbcshorts #bbcnews @bbcnews
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25 apr: a huge robbery in paraguay has sparked gun battles in the city of ciudad del este and in neighbouring brazil. the gang blew up the vaults of a security firm stealing up to $40m (£31m; €37m) in what paraguayan officials are calling "the robbery of the century". they set fire to cars and attacked a local police station to create a diversion in a bid to get away across the border. brazilian police exchanged gunfire with members of the gang in a two-hour shootout. a police officer and three gang members were killed, but the majority of the gang escaped. a security operation is under way both sides of the border to catch them. for more on this story go to:bbc.in/paraguayrobbery #paraguay #brazil #robbery #robbers #bbcnews #bbcshorts @bbcnews
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25 apr: a truck in south east china has overturned, splattering 1.5 tonnes of live fish across a highway. #china #fish #road #slippery #food #bbcshorts #bbcnews @bbcnews
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25 apr: could plastic roads help save the planet? a british start-up uses local waste plastic to build roads, and two english councils have already started building roads this way. this approach could potentially solve two world problems: the poor quality of roads we drive on and the waste plastic epidemic seen in the world today. find out more: bbc.in/plasticroads #roads #transport #environment #bbcworldhacks #bbcshorts #bbcnews @bbcnews
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25 apr: with only three of their kind left, the race against time is intensifying to save the northern white rhino species. the last remaining male is the equivalent of one hundred years old, and the final two females have proven to be infertile. scientists and conservationists are now hoping artificial reproductive techniques, which have never been performed on rhinos, will save the species. but it’s not going to come cheap. for more on white rhino conservation: bbc.in/whiterhino #rhino #whiterhino #northernwhiterhino #animals #kenya #africa #nature #conservation #bbcshorts #bbcnews @bbcnews
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bbcnews Celebrating the achievement of pioneeering women 25 apr: peggy whitson has broken the record for most days in space by a us astronaut. dr whitson already holds records for the most spacewalks carried out by a woman astronaut and is the first woman to command the international space station (iss) twice. now she's beaten the record previously set by jeff williams, who had a total of 534 days in space. at 57, she is also the oldest woman to have gone to space. dr whitson already holds the record for longest time spent in space by a woman. born in iowa, she has an advanced degree in biochemistry and worked for nasa in several prominent medical science and research positions, before being selected as an astronaut candidate in 1996. she first went into space in 2002 and became the first woman to command the iss in 2007. the oldest person to go into space is john glenn, who was also the first american to orbit earth in 1962. he went back into space in 1998 aged 77. he died last year at the age of 95. photo: rex/shutterstock #pioneeringwomen #recordbreaker #astronaut #space #nasa @bbcnews
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bbcnews 25 apr: a venezuelan opposition activist isits in front of a burning barricade during a demonstration against president nicolas maduro in caracas. the latest violence raised the death toll to 24 in three weeks of protests. public defender tarek saab said several others were seriously injured and "between life and death". the latest protests were sparked by the decision of the supreme court to take over the powers of the opposition-dominated national assembly. the court's reversal of the ruling was not enough to stop a wave of demonstrations, with opposition supporters calling for immediate elections. on monday a man was shot dead in a pro-government demonstration in the city of merida. two other men - one in merida and another in the nearby town of barinas - also died, though it is not clear what side of the protests they were on. merida state governor henrique capriles, one of venezuela's main opposition leaders, tweeted that "paramilitary groups" were responsible for the killings. photo: ronaldo schemidt/afp #bbcsnapshot =photojournalism #protest #demonstration #caracas #venezuela
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