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Iraq's Christians - Nowhere to Run? — Latest update : 2014-07-30 The world's been getting distressing tales of slaughter and destruction from Iraq in recent weeks. This time it is one of the world's oldest Christian communities that's being targeted. Ancient monasteries and churches have been razed to the ground, and tens of thousands of Iraqis have been forced to flee their ancestral homes.

Rats on the rampage at Louvre museum gardens — Experts estimate that there are two rats for every person in Paris and most of them, it seems, have taken up residence in one of the city's favourite tourist spots - the Tuileries gardens outside the Louvre museum.