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Dolphins Stabbed To Death In Colombia

ATLANTICO — Authorities in this northern Colombia beach community were investigating the suspicious deaths of two dolphins, whose corpses were washed ashore and appeared to have been stabbed repeatedly, Bogota daily El Espectador reports.

The mammals' remains were found in the district of Playa Mendoza in the Atlántico department. They may have been killed after getting caught in a mesh or trammel net. An Environmental Police officer, Edwin Vega, told Colombia's Caracol radio that the dolphins had been "stabbed more than 12 times."

Vega said when dolphins are caught in fishing nets, fishermen must "do everything possible so they survive. There is jail for this type of murder." The dolphins, he added, had entered local fishing waters in what was currently their mating season, and the trammel nets the fishermen may have used "are forbidden in this part of the Atlantic."

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Europe should welcome the exodus of conscientious objectors from Russia. But the conditions vary across the continent, and there needs to be some security precautions.

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BERLIN — Russia's President Vladimir Putin is currently suffering his greatest defeat in the battle for terrain, but also public opinion.

The Kremlin may spread as much propaganda as it likes, but the pictures of kilometer-long lines of cars at the borders and thousands of young men fleeing abroad to avoid the draft with hastily packed bags show clearly what the Russian population thinks of Moscow's war of aggression.

In this sense, one can only hope that the stream will continue to flow for a long time.

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