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A deer sits inside its enclosure at the New Hope Centre, an animal refuge near Amman, on August 25, 2016. Photo: AFP
Eagles are seen inside their enclosure at the New Hope Centre, an animal refuge near Amman, on August 25, 2016, upon their arrival after being evacuated from Khan Yunis Zoo. Photo: AFP
Porcupines sit inside its enclosure at the New Hope Centre, an animal refuge near Amman, on August 25, 2016. Photo: AFP
A turtle feeds inside its enclosure at the New Hope Centre, an animal refuge near Amman, on August 25, 2016. Photo: AFP
Laziz, Gaza's last tiger from the Khan Yunis zoo, waits in a cage at the OR Tambo international airport in Johannesburg, on August 25, 2016, before to be transported to the Big Cat Sanctuary Lionsrock in South Africa. Photo: AFP
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2346171_Gaza zoo animals arrive to start new life in Jordan
Gaza zoo animals arrive to start new life in Jordan

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Need a kidney? You can buy one in Iran

Need a kidney? You can buy one in Iran

TEHRAN — The whirling hum of a dialysis machine could have been the soundtrack to the rest of Mrs Zahra Hajikarimi’s life, but for an unusual programme in Iran that allows...

Iranians hunt Pokemon despite ban

Iranians hunt Pokemon despite ban

TEHRAN — Iran was quick to ban global gaming craze Pokemon Go, but as with many of the Islamic republic’s internet controls, tech-savvy youths have carried on regardless.