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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."

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Macron, Draghi and Scholz assessing the damage near Kyiv

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Which of today's world leaders provides the full support Ukraine truly needs? Who plays into Putin's hands? Who's caught in the middle, and lacks the courage to choose sides?

With an overdue visit to Kyiv Thursday by three of Europe’s top leaders, Emmanuel Macron of France, Olaf Scholz of Germany and Mario Draghi of Italy, those questions were whispered far from the photo ops. The question of the solidity of its alliances are life-and-death for Kyiv, facing a much stronger military in an existential war against Russia.

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Ukraine has so far received about 10% of the military aid it needs from Western partners to counter Russian aggression, Deputy Defense Minister Anna Malyar said Tuesday during a television fundraising drive.

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