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Posted: July 22, 2014 at 3:51 a.m.

16 Iraqis are slain in attacks in 2 cities BAGHDAD -- Attacks overnight in two Iraqi cities killed at least 16 people, officials said Monday as authorities struggle to stop the Sunni militants' offensive that has left huge areas in northern and western Iraq outside government control.

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Rhino poaching so rife, evacuation studied

A mural painted on a suburban wall in Johannesburg, South Africa calls for the halt to rhino poaching, Monday, July 21, 2014. Officials at Kruger park, South Africa's flagship wildlife reserve, are considering a plan to move some rhinos out of the park in an attempt to protect them from poachers. A spokesman said that no decision has been made on the plan adding that the idea would be to "spread the risk" to other reserves because the Kruger park is heavily targeted by poachers, many of whom cross from neighboring Mozambique.

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