SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The biting satirical musical that mocks Mormons received a rousing reception Tuesday in its first-ever showing in the heart of Mormonlandia, kicking off a sold-out, two-week run at a Salt Lake City theater.
By Ayman al-Warfalli BENGHAZI, Libya (Reuters) - Nine Libyan soldiers were killed in the eastern city of Benghazi on Tuesday by a suicide bomber and in ensuing clashes between troops and Islamist fighters, medics and military sources said. Forces loyal to Libya's internationally recognised government have been fighting Islamist groups in the country's second-largest city since last year, part of a wider struggle since Muammar Gaddafi was overthrown and killed in 2011. A suicide bomber rammed a car laden with explosives into a group of soldiers during a street battle in the city centre near Benghazi's Mediterranean port, killing three soldiers and wounding eleven, medics said.
Wildlife officials on Tuesday accused an American hunter of killing Cecil, one of the oldest and most famous lions in Zimbabwe, without a permit after paying $50,000 to two people who lured the beast to its death. The lion was lured out of Hwange National Park using a bait and was shot by Walter James Palmer, Johnny Rodrigues, chairman of Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force (ZCTF), told reporters. LionAid, a conservation group, said Cecil was wounded with a bow and arrow, and not shot dead until 40 hours later.