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Monday April 1st, 2019 evening edition

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(CNN) The carcass of a pregnant sperm whale that washed up in Sardinia, Italy, last week had 22 kilograms (49 pounds) of plastic in its stomach, and was carrying a dead fetus, the country's environment minister and a marine life non-profit organization said.

Luca Bittau, president of the SeaMe group, told CNN the beached mammal's remains contained "garbage bags ... fishing nets, lines, tubes, the bag of a washing machine liquid still identifiable, with brand and barcode ... and other objects no longer identifiable.".

"She was pregnant and had almost certainly aborted before (she) beached," he said.

"The fetus was in an advanced state of composition.".

The whale had 22 kilograms (49 pounds) of plastic in its stomach.

The dead animal, which was eight meters (26 feet) long, washed up on a beach in the Sardinian tourist hotspot of Porto Cervo.

Bittau said the cause of death would be known after histological and toxicological examinations carried out by veterinarians in Padua, northern Italy. »

Rapper Nipsey Hussle killed in shooting outside his L.A. store

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LOS ANGELES — The Grammy-nominated rapper Nipsey Hussle was killed in a shooting outside his clothing store in Los Angeles on Sunday afternoon.

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti's Crisis Response Team confirmed the news on Sunday night, saying, "Today we lost a great musician, Nipsey Hussle."

Hussle was shot multiple times in the parking lot at Marathon Clothing in South Los Angeles at about 3:25 p.m. and pronounced dead at a hospital,police sources said. »

Intellectually humble people tend to possess more knowledge, study finds

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The new findings also provide some insights into the particular traits that could explain the link between intellectual humility and knowledge acquisition.

“This research was motivated out of a desire to understand the potential value of intellectual humility.

“It would be beneficial to continue studying how intellectual humility relates to learning with the use of experimental research designs. »

China warned other countries not to attend UN meeting on Xinjiang human rights violations – NGO

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A letter obtained by NGO Human Rights Watch from Chinese ambassador Yu Jianhua cautioned delegates against joining the meeting in Geneva, Switzerland.

Yu dismissed the allegations of human rights violations as “groundless” and criticised the event as interference in Beijing’s internal affairs.

“For years China has worked behind the scenes to weaken UN human rights mechanisms,” said John Fisher, Geneva director at Human Rights Watch. »