Tiny Critically Endangered Gorilla Baby Born In New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A tiny baby gorilla has been born at the zoo in New Orleans. Keepers don’t yet know the sex of the critically endangered western lowland gorilla born Friday to 13-year-old Tumani and father Okpara, Audubon Zoo spokeswoman Katie Smith said in an email. “Tumani is demonstrating excellent mothering behaviors and the entire troop is doing exceptionally well,” Smith said. She said keepers first saw the baby during their morning check Friday. Gorilla babies weigh about 4 …

Several killed as two-storey restaurant collapses in China

At least 17 people have been killed after a two-storey restaurant in China collapsed during a gathering on Saturday morning, the country’s state media said. The official Xinhua News Agency said 28 others were injured in the accident, with 21 among them reported to be in a serious condition. The restaurant was located in Shanxi province’s Xiangfen county, about 630km (400 miles) southwest of capital Beijing. Hundreds of rescue workers, wearing hardhats and face masks, searched for trapped people in …

White Supremacists Were ‘On A Hunting Spree’ In Kenosha, Says Local Lawmaker

A Wisconsin lawmaker has accused armed vigilantes in Kenosha of organizing a “hunting spree” against protesters with little interference from local police. “I literally witnessed firsthand a massive amount of organized white supremacists driving around in pickup trucks, targeting protesters,” Democratic state Rep. David Bowen of Milwaukee said in an interview Thursday on “Democracy Now.” “They were there not there to try to defend businesses,” added Bowen, who was at the protest Tuesday night when two demonstrators were fatally shot. …

U.N. Secretary-General Warns U.S.-China Tensions Risk Dividing World Into ‘2 Blocks’

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said Tuesday that the relationship between the U.S. and China “has never been as dysfunctional as it is today” and warned that escalating tensions between the two powers risk dividing the world into “two blocks.” “These divides, namely the economic divide, risks to create two blocks, with two dominant currencies, with the two sets of trade rules, two different internets, two strategies in artificial intelligence and then, inevitably, two geo-strategic and military strategies,” he said …