I got you babe: Cher aims to free lonely, chained elephant in Pakistan

By Mehreen Zahra-Malik ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – The plight of a lonely elephant in a Pakistani zoo has inspired help from pop icon Cher, who has sent a representative to oversee improvements in his living conditions. Cher first became aware of 29-year-old Kavaan's plight when pictures of the elephant in chains with only a dilapidated shed for shelter and a small, dirty pond to play in spread on social media. Cher sent her representative, Mark Cowne, to Islamabad to check up on Kavaan, who has been kept chained for 27 of his 29 years at the Maraghazar Zoo in Islamabad.

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Police find heroin mill behind NYC candy shop’s secret door

NEW YORK (AP) — Police say they have uncovered a massive heroin-selling operation behind a secret door that was disguised as a shelf at a New York City candy shop.

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2 arrested after allegedly hijacking cigarette van in Limpopo – News24

News24 2 arrested after allegedly hijacking cigarette van in Limpopo News24 Mokopane – Two men have been arrested after they allegedly hijacked a van and stole cigarettes worth R100 000 at Parakisi village, in Limpopo, on Friday. Lieutenant Colonel Moatshe Ngoepe said three suspects allegedly hijacked the van before driving to …

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CBS Exposes Patrick Murphy Lying About Cleaning Up BP Oil Spill – Washington Free Beacon

CBS Exposes Patrick Murphy Lying About Cleaning Up BP Oil Spill Washington Free Beacon Coastal Environmental Services (CES), which was owned by Murphy, had three oil skimming boats which were used in the clean up of the Gulf of Mexico in the wake of the 2010 BP oil spill . CES said that the boats were tested at a highly respected facility … and more »

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Ventura oil spill misses the ocean, but damage on land is unclear – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times Ventura oil spill misses the ocean, but damage on land is unclear Los Angeles Times It marked the latest significant oil spill in California and underscored the hazards of the oil and natural gas industry along the Central Coast, where last year a corroded pipeline spewed 143,000 gallons of crude oil onto Refugio State Beach in Santa … Oil spill releases thousands of gallons of crude in Ventura; company couldn't detect spill due to maintenance 89.3 KPCC The Latest: California Oil Spilled Near Pipeline Valve ABC News Up to 30000 Gallons of Crude Oil Spill From Pipeline in Ventura County NBC Southern California Ventura County Star  – KQED all 133 news articles »

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Union Pacific at Fault for Oil Spill, Feds Say – Courthouse News Service

Union Pacific at Fault for Oil Spill , Feds Say Courthouse News Service PORTLAND, Ore. (CN) — Sixteen oil train cars derailed in the Columbia River Gorge and caused a massive fire because of Union Pacific's maintenance of its tracks, the Federal Railroad Administration said in a preliminary report on Thursday. Union … and more »

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Union Pacific at Fault for Oil Spill, Feds Say – Courthouse News Service

Union Pacific at Fault for Oil Spill , Feds Say Courthouse News Service PORTLAND, Ore. (CN) — Sixteen oil train cars derailed in the Columbia River Gorge and caused a massive fire because of Union Pacific's maintenance of its tracks, the Federal Railroad Administration said in a preliminary report on Thursday. Union … and more »

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