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Sweden. The Swedish Navy suspects that a Russian submarine entered Swedish territory this past weekend after it recorded “suspected foreign activity underwater” and intercepted a Russian distress radio signal. The recording prompted a widespread search for the submarine, involving hundreds of navy vessels. This latest incident follows a string of allegations from Baltic states that Russia has violated their sovereign territories. Sweden also accused Russia of sending two fighter jets into its airspace in September, and last week, Finland claimed Russian vessels interfered with a Finnish research ship.

Los Angeles Times

Mexico. Sixty-year-old Richard Mileski died last Thursday after his camel sat on him. Mileski owned the camel as part of his wildlife resort in Tulum—a common tourist location along the southern coast of Mexico. Tulum Civil Defense official Alberto Canto reported that the camel kicked and bit Mileski before sitting on and eventually killing him. According to the official, rescuers had to use a rope to lift the camel off of him. Officials are still investigating the cause for the camel’s aggression, but sources close to Mileski claim that he would give his camel a Coca-Cola every day but had forgotten to do so on the day of his death.

New York Times

India. Savji Dholakia, owner of a lucrative diamond trade company in the Gujarat state on the west Indian coast, rewarded his employees for reaching sales targets with $8 million worth of bonuses. He reportedly gave away 491 cars, 525 diamond pieces and 200 apartments to 1,200 of his employees.

“This company is making profits because of you. If you are happy, then we will progress further,” he said to employees in a speech last Monday. “There are many workers who have received cars, who will have to learn driving now.” Hrishikesh Exporters, is one of the most lucrative exporters in Surat and also has offices in the U.S., Belgium and China.

BBC News

Kenya. One of the last remaining northern white rhinos in the world passed away Friday, according to a Kenyan wildlife conservatory. Workers at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy found the rhino, Suni, dead inside his hut. Suni was one of only seven remaining individuals in his rhino species, which has been poached to the brink of extinction. At 34 years old, he was one of the two breeding males still alive. The southern white rhino, a close subspecies, nearly went extinct but conservation efforts have successfully grown the population to 20,000 today. Kenyan conservationists hope the same will happen for the northern white rhino.




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