Mob in Indonesia slaughters 300 crocodiles in revenge killing

    (CNN)Nearly 300 crocodiles were slaughtered in revenge killings by a mob in Indonesia over the weekend. The incident happened shortly after the funeral of a man in his 40s who himself was killed by a crocodile in the Indonesian state of West Papua. The man was on a crocodile farm, probably looking for grass to feed his livestock, when he was attacked by one of the animals Friday, according to a statement from the head of Indonesia's Natural Resources Conservation Agency in West Papua, Basar Manullang, Reuters reported.

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    Why do we still love leopard print?

    In a black and white photo from the 1950s, singer and actress Eartha Kitt is seen dressed in head-to-toe leopard print. She looks defiant and self-assured, while, next to her, a cheetah sits nonchalantly on a leash. It is an iconic photo. It is also one of the images that, three decades ago, inspired burlesque dancer Jo Weldon to start researching the story and legacy of leopard print. Her findings have been brought together in a new book, "Fierce: The History of Leopard Print," in which Weldon charts the origins, evolution and changing status of one of fashion's most ubiquitous patterns. "Kitt was a starting point, as I was deeply fascinated by her as a child," Weldon said in a phone interview.

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    'Africans and Muslims' win the World Cup

    A comment heralding the multicultural French World Cup winners has provoked an online debate about racism and immigration. Shortly after France beat Croatia on Sunday, Khaled Beydoun an American author on Islamophobia, called for "justice" for the diverse team. The post has been retweeted more than 163,000 times and gained 370,000 likes since being posted on Sunday following France's 4-2 victory. The French team is being recognised as one of the most multicultural teams in the competition - 15 out of the 23 players in the national squad can trace their heritage back to Africa, mainly from French colonies. You may also like: Many people on social media were keen to point out that despite their

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    Iran after the Trump-Putin summit in Helsinki

    The Middle East situation on the ground is significantly different in comparison to a short while ago. There were times when Iran sought to become the leading hegemon in the region. With Tehran’s honeymoon coming to an end after eight years of Obama at the helm in Washington, the regime is finding itself severely marginalized. There are also analysts saying the days of Iran’s clerics in power are numbered, especially with protests spreading throughout the country.

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    Ofcom: Love Island not in breach of rules

    Media watchdog Ofcom will not investigate more than 2,600 complaints about the treatment of Love Island contestant Dani Dyer. The complaints related to a scene where Dyer was shown a misleading video of boyfriend Jack Fincham after his ex-girlfriend was brought into his villa. An Ofcom spokesperson said they "understood" Dyer's distress was upsetting for viewers. But it considered "viewers are likely to expect emotionally charged scenes." The spokesperson said that the viewers' concerns were "carefully considered" and that the audience was aware "scenes... have been engineered to test contestants' relationships." Dyer, who has been paired up with Fincham since the beginning of the series, burst

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    Iran's supreme leader calls for government to be backed in face of US sanctions

    Iran’s supreme leader on Sunday called on state bodies to support the government of President Hassan Rouhani in fighting looming US economic sanctions, saying America’s “conspiracy” could be defeated, according to his official website. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei used a speech to members of Rouhani’s cabinet to call for support for the government and action against alleged financial crime to ease popular concerns fueled by US President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from world powers’ 2015 deal with Iran on its nuclear program. The likely return of US economic sanctions has triggered a rapid fall of Iran’s currency and protests by bazaar traders usually loyal to the Islamist rulers, and a public

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    Muslims in China's 'Little Mecca' fear eradication of Islam

    Green-domed mosques still dominate the skyline of China’s “Little Mecca”, but they have undergone a profound change - no longer do boys flit through their stone courtyards en route to classes and prayers. In what locals told AFP they fear is a deliberate move to eradicate Islam, the atheist ruling Communist Party has banned minors under 16 from religious activity or study in Linxia, a deeply Islamic region in western China that had offered a haven of comparative religious freedom for the ethnic Hui Muslims there. China governs Xinjiang, another majority Muslim region in its far west, with an iron fist to weed out what it calls “religious extremism” and “separatism” in the wake of deadly unrest,