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A Poacher Was Killed By an Elephant & then Eaten by Lions. Double Whammy!

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This is what you call a double whamy! You woke up and set out to go poach (a nice word for stealing) rhino’s only to get yourself trampled on by elephants. The story just does not stop there. A pride of lions then come by seeing you all battered up decided it would be good to gobble you all up. All happened at Kruger National Park, South Africa.

His accomplice poachers were left to break the sad story to the victim’s family. The search party after struggling to find the dead man stumble on a skull that bore some resemblance to his poaching head PLUS a pair of recognizable trousers on thursday.

The managing executive of the park extended his condolences to the family.”Entering Kruger National Park illegally and on foot is not wise,” he said. “It holds many dangers and this incident is evidence of that.”

Kruger National Park has an ongoing problem with poaching and there remains a strong demand for rhino horn in Asian countries.

On Saturday, Hong Kong airport authorities seized the biggest haul of rhino horn in five years, valued at $2.1m (£1.6m). WOW!

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Tunisia: former President Ben Ali confirmed dead

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All time, former Tunisia’s President Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali has died in exile aged 83, his family says.

Ben Ali led the country for 30years and was credited with delivering stability and some economic prosperity.

But he received widespread criticism for suppressing political freedoms and for widespread corruption.

In 2011, he was forced from office following mass street protests. This triggered a wave of similar uprisings across the Arab world.

At least half a dozen countries in the region saw their president fall or conflicts break out in the wake of the former Tunisian leader’s downfall, in what became known as the Arab Spring.

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Pompeo says U.S. supports Saudi Arabia’s right to defend itself: tweet

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United State stand in solidarity with the Saudi Arabia’s “right to defend itself” and said Iran’s behavior would “not be tolerated” in a meeting with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, according to a statement on his official Twitter account on Thursday.

U.S Secretary of State Mike Pompeo condemned the attacks and supported Saudi Arabia’s call for international experts to come to the country to further investigate, Saudi Arabia’s state news agency SPA said in a separate report on the meeting.

In the meeting, Prince Mohammed stressed that the attacks on state oil company Saudi Aramco were aimed at destabilizing the region’s security and damaging the global energy supply and economy,

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