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Monday April 19th, 2021 day edition

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The man was fleeing from park rangers when he came across a herd of elephants.

A suspected poacher was killed by a herd of breeding elephants that he encountered while fleeing from park rangers, according to South African officials.

Three people attempted to run away after they were spotted by rangers at the Kruger National Park, one of Africa's largest game reserves, on Saturday, South African National Parks officials said.

After one of the suspects was captured, he told park rangers the group had run into a herd of elephants, adding that he was not sure if his alleged accomplice had managed to escape, officials said.

Rangers later discovered the man "badly trampled" and dead from his injuries.

Investigators say they are still searching for the third suspect, who continued to flee after he suffered an injury to the eye.

The men are suspected of attempting to poach rhinos, according to officials. »

Navalny's life is Putin's 'personal' responsibility, say Russian politicians

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"The state of health of political prisoner Alexey Navalny threatens his life," said the letter, signed by 11 politicians representing several regional parliaments, as they demanded an independent doctor is immediately allowed to visit Navalny.

CNN is unable to independently verify the state of Navalny's health.

"We regard what is happening in relation to Navalny as an attempt on the life of a politician, committed out of personal and political hatred," the letter, which is open for Russian citizens to sign, said. »

‘No one was driving the car’: 2 men dead after fiery Tesla crash in Spring, officials say

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Harris County Precinct 4 Constable Mark Herman told KPRC 2 that the investigation showed “no one was driving” the fully-electric 2019 Tesla when the accident happened.

There was a person in the passenger seat of the front of the car and in the rear passenger seat of the car.

At one point, Herman said, deputies had to call Tesla to ask them how to put out the fire in the battery. »

New research provides insight into the tactics women use when competitively flirting against other women

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“I have other research investigating flirting tactics and their perceived effectiveness, as well as other research investigating how men and women signal potential mates nonverbally in mate relevant contexts.

So, I have a strong interest in flirtation,” said study author T. Joel Wade, the Presidential Professor of Psychology at Bucknell University.

The five most effective actions were: touching him, initiating eye contact, hugging him, giggling at his jokes, and butting in. »

When Carl Burgos tried to sue for the Human Torch

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io9 has a lengthy excerpt that goes right to the heart of the glory days of Lee and Kirby.

Burgos was also at that time pursuing legal action against Marvel Comics over the Human Torch copyright.

I took as many of the comics as I could carry back to my room, like they were some treasure. »