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Max Hastings on Churchill’s fighting spirit Financial Times
Antidote du jour. From the BBC:
The saola, an ox-like animal only discovered in 1992, is on the brink of extinction according to biologists. There are only a few dozen left, along the Vietnam-Laos border. Scientists from the International Union for Conservation of Nature say a big reduction in hunting is needed to save them.