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Monkey kills 12-day-old baby

NEW DELHI: A monkey has snatched a 12-day-old Indian boy from his mother and killed him, police said. “A group of monkeys entered the victim’s house and one of the monkeys snatched the baby from his mother who was breastfeeding him, and ran away with the baby,” said Ajay Kaushal, officer in charge of the Sikandra police station. “The monkey bit the infant’s head and left the baby when people chased it with sticks and threw stones at it.” The bleeding infant was rushed to hospital but declared dead on arrival. The…

Monkey snatches selfie-snapping visitor’s mobile

JAKARTA: A visitor to a scenic Indonesian coastline recorded a moment when monkey stole a cellphone from a tourist trying to take a selfie. The video, filmed earlier this month in Uluwatu, Bali, shows a woman standing next to a railing by the coast and attempting to take a selfie. A monkey sneaks up next to the woman and grabs the phone out of her hands. The woman calls out for help, but the monkey scampers away with the stolen phone. "A tourist was taking a selfie, and a monkey crept up behind her and snatched her…

Baby ‘snatched by monkey’ found dead

NEW DELHI: Indian police say a 16-day-old baby boy believed to have been snatched by a monkey has been found drowned in a well. The infant was sleeping under a mosquito net at his home in the eastern state of Odisha on Friday when he was taken by a rhesus macaque, a species with a reddish-pink face common across India. "The mother is saying that she saw a monkey take away her child. She raised an alarm but the monkey quickly leaped over the roof and vanished out of sight," police sub-inspector S.M. Baral told AFP.…

VIDEO: Monkey with a ‘human face’ creates social media storm

BEIJING: A video of a black-capped capuchin at a zoo in China is going viral because of the animal’s human-like facial features and expressions. The 18-year-old monkey, as the reports say, has a perpetual look of confusion and shock on its face and the general consensus seems to be that it resembles the human face. The latest video is creating abuzz on the internet and is widely being shared. Just a few days ago, picture of a domestic dog breed Shih-poo was trending on social media leaving people dazed because…

German carmakers under fire for diesel tests on humans, monkeys

BERLIN: German carmakers came under fire Monday following revelations they helped finance experiments that saw humans and monkeys exposed to toxic diesel fumes that have been linked to asthma, lung diseases and heart attacks. The disclosures sparked widespread outrage, led by Chancellor Angela Merkel who strongly condemned the latest controversy to engulf the nation's powerful but scandal-tainted auto industry "These tests on monkeys or even humans are in no way ethically justified," said Merkel's spokesman Steffen…

Meet first monkey clones produced by method that made Dolly

The first primate clones made by somatic cell nuclear transfer (SCNT) technology are two genetically-identical long-tailed macaques born recently at the Institute of Neuroscience of Chinese Academy of Sciences in Shanghai. The newborns have been named Zhong Zhong and Hua Hua—born six and eight weeks ago, respectively—after the Chinese adjective 'Zhōnghuá,' which means Chinese people.  The technical milestone, presented on January 24 in the journal Cell, makes it a realistic possibility for labs to conduct research…

Selfie-snapping monkey named ‘Person of the Year’

JAKARTA: An Indonesian monkey who shot to fame after it snapped a grinning selfie, and sparked a landmark US copyright case, was named "Person of the Year" on Wednesday by the animal rights group that took on the simian's cause. The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) said it was honouring Naruto, a crested black macaque with a goofy-looking grin, to recognise that "he is someone, not something". In 2011, the monkey pressed the shutter button while staring down the lens of a camera set up British nature…

VIDEO: Monkey caught stealing, drinking petrol from bikes in India

PANIPAT: A group of bikers in an Indian city were raged that their bikes were repeatedly being drained of petrol, until they found a real culprit – and it’s a monkey. The monkey was spotted not only stealing the petrol but also drinking it like beverage. A video, which has surfaced on social media, features a monkey tugging on a bike pipe and drinking from it. It all started some bikers in Insaar Bazar, Panipat found the petrol tanks empty. To catch who the culprit was, they decided to keep a watch. To their…

No more monkey business: lawsuit over macaque’s ‘selfie’ is settled

A novel U.S. legal battle over who owned a famous smiling “selfie” taken by a critically endangered monkey six years ago - the animal who snapped the picture or the nature photographer who owned the camera - has been settled out of court. Attorneys for Naruto, a rare crested macaque, and for David Slater, a British photographer, announced that Slater has agreed to donate 25 percent of the photograph’s future revenue to charitable groups that protect Naruto and other members of his species in Indonesia. The two sides…