Anti-poaching rangers in South Africa’s national parks are struggling to tackle the rising number of rhino killings.

Footage filmed in Kruger National Park shows the full extent to the growing problem, which has seen baby rhinos left without mothers and rangers shot at by poachers who hunt the animals for their horns

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South African scientists have announced the world’s first successful penis transplant, helping a 21-year-old who suffered an amputation following a botched traditional circumcision three years ago.

Professor Andre van der Merwe, head of Stellenbosch University’s Division of Urology, announced details of the “ground-breaking” operation at Tygerberg Hospital in Bellville, Cape Town.

The nine-hour operation, which involved the attachment of a penis taken from a donor who had died, was carried out in December.

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The stepmother of photojournalist Luke Somers, killed in a rescue bid in Yemen, has said there were secret negotiations for his release and an offer to pay a ransom.

Penny Bearman told the BBC the family had not known of the talks, which she said had taken place in April.

She did not say who was involved in the negotiations or who offered a ransom.

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Craig Rex, who claims to be a 7th-generation descendant of another well-known English monarch, King George III stated that the legitimacy of the present British Royal family raises some questions due to the latest DNA tests.

LONDON, December 5 (Sputnik) — New DNA analysis of the remains of one of England’s most well-known monarchs, King Richard III, has led to fresh questions over the legitimacy of the present British Royal family, the House of Windsor.

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Popular Rwandan musician Kizito Mihigo has admitted he had contact with an exiled opposition group at the start of his trial on terrorism charges.

But he has denied involvement in a plot to kill President Paul Kagame along with his three other co-accused.

In text messages with a member of the South Africa-based Rwanda National Congress (RNC) he said he had discussed the peaceful removal of the government.

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