London Zoo’s tiger cub, first born at zoo in 17 years, drowns
15 (UPI) — The British government said Tuesday it was reaching out to the Iranian people through social media to get around a diplomatic blockade. “Since the closure of our embassy in 2011, the U.K. has remained keen to stay in touch with Iranians,” the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office said in a statement Tuesday. “Our social media channels have helped us to maintain contact online.” The FCO said it had three separate social media platforms set up to engage directly with Iranians. British Foreign Minister William Hague spoke last week by phone with his Iranian counterpart, Javad Zarif. Hague said both sides agreed to appoint non-resident charge d’affaires and work toward establishing formal diplomatic ties. The British Embassy in Tehran closed in November 2011 following an attack the British government said was the work of “government-sponsored militias.” The Iranian Embassy in London closed as well. The British government said diplomatic ties were intact but at the lowest level necessary to maintain diplomatic relations. “We are always looking for ways to develop our social media presence across a range of channels to continue an open conversation with Iranians in the U.K. and elsewhere,” the FCO said. 2013 United Press International, Inc.
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David Belmar, man with knife, arrested outside London’s Buckingham Palace, UK police say
The animal was born to five-year-old first-time-mom Melati just three weeks ago, and its arrival was greeted with huge excitement and celebration at the zoo, where experts were “over-the-moon” about the birth. But on Saturday, keepers raised the alarm when they could no longer see the young tiger on cameras inside its den; a search of the enclosure revealed the animal’s body. It is thought Melati carried the cub out into the paddock area of the zoo’s “Tiger Territory,” where it fell into the pond and drowned. Animals weighing in at London Zoo Wanted: Female for last surviving fish Taking stock of animals at the London Zoo “We’re heartbroken by what’s happened,” said London Zoo’s Malcolm Fitzpatrick. Melati is said to be a very nervous tiger who prefers routine, and experts at the zoo had opted to allow her full access to the whole enclosure fearing that any changes to her environment might cause her to injure or abandon her cub. “At the time we thought it was in the best interests of Melati and her cub to allow her continued access to the full enclosure as normal,” Fitzpatrick said. “We didn’t want to put her on edge by changing her surroundings or routines, in case she abandoned or attacked the cub.” London Zoo is to carry out a full review of the circumstances which led to the cub’s death. “We would do anything to turn back the clock, and nobody could be more upset about what’s happened than the keepers who work with the tigers every day,” said Fitzpatrick. They are devoted to those tigers and are distraught.” The zoo had kept Melati’s pregnancy a secret for about 105 days before her cub was born on September 22. Hidden cameras were installed in her enclosure to keep watch over her throughout, and the speedy birth, which lasted just six minutes, was also caught on video.
London turns to social media to engage Iran
14, 2013. / AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis (CBS/AP) LONDON – David Belmar, a 44-year-old man in possession of a knife, was arrested after he tried to dart through a gate at Buckingham Palace in London on Monday, police said. The palace said Queen Elizabeth II was not in residence. Breaches of royal security are rare, but just a month ago police arrested two men over a suspected break-in at the palace. Police said Monday Belmar was apprehended as he tried to run through security at a palace gate that serves both pedestrians and vehicles. They searched him and found a knife. They arrested him and he was later charged with trespassing on a protected site and possession of a bladed/pointed article. The man is currently in custody at a London police station, the force added, stressing that the man was apprehended “immediately.” He is scheduled to appear in court Tuesday. That was not the case in September’s embarrassing breach, when an intruder was discovered prowling around the palace after scaling a fence, and an alleged accomplice was also arrested. That was judged one of the most serious incidents since Michael Fagan managed to sneak into the queen’s private chambers in 1982. 1