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Red faces as Russia’s Kalashnikov monument shows Nazi gun

Workers in Moscow on Friday erased the illustration of a gun from a freshly-inaugurated monument of Mikhail Kalashnikov, inventor of the legendary AK-47 assault rifle, after it was found that the drawing was of a Nazi weapon.

Quake scares tourists from Mexico City’s trendy heart

Tourism to Mexico City was dealt a harsh blow by this week’s deadly quake, scaring off visitors and resulting in thousands of hotel cancellations in a central zone that is normally the buzzing, trendy heart of the city.

Africa poaching now a war, task force warns

The fight against poaching must be treated as a war, Africa’s leading anti-poaching coalition said Thursday, as it called for the illicit wildlife trade to be monitored like global conflicts.

China hits back at S&P’s ‘mistaken’ credit downgrade

China on Friday lashed out at the decision by Standard & Poor’s to downgrade the country’s credit rating, calling the warning against ballooning debt “mistaken” and based on “cliches” about its economy.
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