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17 April 2014
Last updated at 16:33 BST
Male orangutan found with air gun metal pellets embedded in his body in Indonesia is looked over by a vet.
A 14-year-old male orangutan found with air gun metal pellets embedded in his body in Indonesia is looked over by a vet. The animal was rescued by the country's ministry of forestry personnel. 200 have been rescued over the past few years.
People in the Americas, including in Uruguay (pictured), have been treated to a rare show of a "blood moon" as the Earth's shadow fell across the Moon. The Moon appeared to change colour from orange to blood red during a total lunar eclipse.
Banksy is believed to be behind a piece of street art depicting three shadowy figures eavesdropping - three miles from the Government listening post GCHQ.
The crew of the International Space Station (ISS) have posted, what is reportedly, the first Instagram picture from space.
David Hasselhoff is a 12ft life-like replica statue of himself to raise money for charity.
A 24-hour cupcake vending machine has opened in New York. The ATM, which has been created by Sprinkles bakery, holds up to 800 cakes which cost $4.25 (£2.50).
Baby gorilla Jengo relaxes in his enclosure at the zoo in Leipzig, Germany. The baby gorilla was born on 2 December 2013.
Twin polar bears have been photographed for the first time since their birth on 9 December at Munich Zoo in Germany.
A newborn baby hippopotamus rests next to its mother at Chapultepec Zoo in Mexico City. The animal, born on 24 February, is the first hippo born at the zoo in the last 16 years.
Sydney was hit by a severe storm on Wednesday as huge clouds rolled in over Sydney Harbour bringing lightning and heavy rain.
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