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Scientists throw lifeline to world's rarest primate

Paris - Hainan gibbons -- the rarest primates on Earth -- were already teetering on the edge of extinction in 2014 when the most powerful storm to lash China's coast in half a century ravaged their island oasis.

Gibbons use same vocal techniques as soprano opera singers

Kyoto - A Japanese study has discovered that gibbons are able to master some of the same vocal techniques that sopranos use to make beautiful music.

Video of monkey attempting to attack man at zoo goes viral

Memphis - A video of a monkey performing acrobatics has goes viral after it was uploaded to YouTube along with a description that claims the alpha male white cheeked gibbons was attempting to attack a man seen in the the clip through the glass at the Memphis Zoo.

Large community of critically endangered gibbons found in Vietnam

Hanoi - A large population of 455 individuals of the rare Northern white-cheeked gibbons have been discovered in the forests of Vietnam, near the border with Laos. This community amounts to about two-thirds of the members of the species existing in Vietnam.

Urgent action needed immediately to save Gibbons say experts

Kyoto - Crested Gibbons are the world's least known-about apes, and they are also the world's most endangered apes. Renowned Gibbon expert Thomas Geissmann has called for 'urgent action' to save the seven species of Crested Gibbon.

Protesters In Sudan Calling For Teacher's Execution

While Gillian Gibbons the teacher has been sentenced to 15 days in jail of insulting religion, demonstrators in Sudan are protesting that the sentence is not enough. Protesters are seeking her execution.

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