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NEW DELHI(AFP) - Oscar-winning director Ang Lee's new epic "Life of Pi" showcases the relationship between a teenager indian boy and a Bengal tiger. But in reality, the predators are under increasing threat from human.
Poaching remains a tremendous danger for the remaining feline population, with rising demand for tiger parts from East Asia, especially China where tiger bone is used in traditional medicines, experts say.
Rising man-animal conflict is also one of the leading causes of deline tiger numbers.
Animal rights group PETA is hoping to use the popularity of the film to focus people's attention on the real-life plight of Bengal tiger.
- Nov 19 Mon 2012 00:44
Barack Obama isn't just the leader of the free world -- he also appears capable of wiping the legendary "not impressed" scowl from Olympian McKayla Maroney's mug.
Maroney (in the white dress) and her U.S. women's gymnastics teammates met Obama on Thursday, and the White House shared the above photo on Twitter that evening.
- Nov 17 Sat 2012 13:39
The Gulf on fire: Kuwait firework show enters Guinnness World Records
Some people have money to burn, and Kuwait has proved that by letting off $15 million worth of fireworks to mark the country’s 50th Anniversary. The display has now entered the record books.
"I am happy to verify that with 77,282 fireworks, a new Guinness world record has been set tonight", a Guinness World Records representative announced in Kuwait at the end of the show.
- Oct 28 Sun 2012 15:21
Recently, Queen Elizabeth II was watched by a global audience as she appeared to first meet James Bond in Buckingham Palace, and then to leap out of a helicopter. It was , some said, the eighty year old's first acting role.
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