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2006-08-23 10:12:38

ROME (Reuters) - The mother of a brown bear shot in Germany last June to the horror of animal lovers has been fitted with a satellite tracking device by Italian authorities so that she can be monitored and kept away from humans.

2006-06-26 05:05:00

BERLIN (Reuters) - A rampaging wild bear, the first seen in Bavaria in more than 170 years, has been shot dead by a hunter, a spokesman for the local authority in the region of Oberbayern said on Monday.

Word of the Day
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.