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Protesters leave stuffed toys outside dentist's practice

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Protesters have left stuffed animal toys outside the dental practice owned by the US hunter who killed Cecil the lion.

The River Duff Dental Practice in Bloomington, Minneapolis has been forced to close following the backlash against Walter Palmer.

Two men are due to appear in court in Zimbabwe charged with poaching offences over Cecil's death.

There are mounting calls to prosecute Palmer who claims he thought the hunt had been organised legally.

Farage: Use Army to check Dover vehicles for migrants

The Ukip leader said police and border agencies were overburdened. Credit: PA

Nigel Farage has said Britain should consider calling in the Army to help check vehicles for migrants at Dover.

The Ukip leader also said the situation around Calais is "virtually lawless" and hit out at French authorities for not doing enough to clamp down on the problem.

In an interview with LBC, Mr Farage said using the Army was justified in a civil emergency to help the "overburdened" police and border agencies.

He told LBC: "If in a crisis to make sure we have actually got the manpower to check lorries coming in, to stop people illegally coming to Britain, if in those circumstances we can use the Army or any other forces then why not?"


Girl's body found in Australia is not Madeleine McCann

Madeleine McCann went missing in Portugal in 2007 aged three. Credit: PA

A little girl's body found in a suitcase in Australia is not missing Madeleine McCann.

Police confirmed she had been "totally excluded" as a potential victim along with 42 other missing children.

The decomposed body is that of a fair-haired girl aged between two and four, who was killed at another location in at least 2007.

Blonde Madeleine was three years old when she went missing from the family's holiday apartment in Portugal's Algarve on May 3 2007.

South Australia Police Detective Superintendent Des Bray said: "I can confirm that Madeleine McCann has been totally excluded as a potential victim and UK police have been advised."

Turkish airstrikes on Kurdish targets in northern Iraq

Turkish air strikes hit six Kurdish militant targets in Turkey and northern Iraq overnight, a statement from the prime minister's office said.

Turkish authorities have also detained a total of 1,302 people in 39 provinces as part of a crackdown targeting members of Islamic State, the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) and illegal leftist groups, the statement said.

Eurotunnel services disrupted amid Calais migrant crisis

Eurotunnel services are running on a disrupted timetable as the migrant crisis continues to cause chaos in Calais.

The operator said passengers hoping to travel from the UK to France were facing delays of up to an hour on Wednesday morning.

Two to appear in court over Cecil the lion killing

Cecil the lion was a popular attraction for tourists. Credit: EBU

Two men are due to appear in court today over the killing of Cecil, Zimbabwe's most famous lion.

Hunter Theo Bronkhurst and private game park owner Honest Ndlovu are charged with poaching offences.

US dentist Walter Palmer wounded Cecil with a bow and arrow but the 13-year-old lion with not shot dead for another 40 hours.

He claims to his knowledge Bronkhurst and Ndlovu had organised the trip legally and said he had not been contacted by Zimbabwean authorities.

But Ndlovu was not allocated a lion on his hunting quota for this year, according to Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority.

If convicted, Bronkhurst and Ndlovu will be required to pay $20,000 in compensation and the court may impose an additional jail term.

Zimbabwe issues annual permits allowing foreign hunters to kill wildlife saying this allows it to raise money for conservation.


US dentist who shot Cecil 'is not even a human being'

Angry animal lovers claim the US dentist who shot Cecil the lion is "not even a human being".

Christopher Flugge said: "If you're going to do something like that, be a man and actually go out in the wild where the animal has a chance to get some revenge against you.

"Any hunter that's worth a damn will probably find it incredibly disrespectful and repulsive. He's not even a human being as far as I'm concerned."

Jean Flugge added: "It upsets me that people can be so stupid to take a life like that, whether it's human or not."

Hunting in Africa must be stopped, say campaigners

Animal campaigners have called for an immediate stop to hunting in Africa after one of it's most famous lions Cecil was shot dead.

Dr Pieter Kat, Trustee of charity LionAid, told ITV News: "Unfortunately Cecil is not the first lion to die in this fashion. He is not even the 101st lion to die in this fashion.

"What we need to do is determine how many lions are left in Africa. We at LionAid say there's 15,000, but that's still probably way over the top.

"Until and unless we have a proper lion count, we just cannot afford to take off any more lions, whether the hunters call it sustainable or trophy hunting. We must put a stop to this immediately."

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