{FD} Moscow’s zoo shows off baby Asian elephant to public

Huddling close to his mother, a baby Asian elephant has faced the public for the first time at the Moscow zoo The appearance of Filimon, who already weighs 90 kilograms (198 pounds), is such a rare occasion that Moscow City Hall dispatched a deputy mayor to present the baby elephant to the public.

{FD} Dried lizard penises from India sold as good luck charms

Wildlife investigators from India and Britain say they have uncovered an international fraud in which dried penises of endangered monitor lizards are being sold as a plant root regarded as a good luck charm and used in religious rituals.

{FD} South Africa-born lawyer who defended Mandela dies

The Nelson Mandela Foundation has paid tribute to the late Joel Joffe, a South Africa-born human rights lawyer who defended Mandela during a 1960s trial at which the anti-apartheid leader was sentenced to life in prison.

{FD} Muslims targeted by violence in wake of IS-claimed attacks

The attack on Muslim worshippers outside a London mosque on Monday follows a rising wave of violence and harassment directed against Muslims across Britain and around the world.

{FD} London van attack against Muslims highlights rise in anti-Muslim violence by right-wing extremists

While terror attacks perpetrated by the Islamic State – or those who share the extremist group’s ideology – have received widespread coverage in the media and generated huge amounts of public outcry, the same cannot be said for the violence directed at Muslim communities around the world.

{FD} The Latest: Russia warns US after downing of Syrian jet

The Latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local): 2:40 p.m. Russia's defense ministry says it is suspending coordination with the United States in Syria over so-called "de-confliction zones" after the Americans downed a Syrian government fighter jet.

{FD} The Latest: French president following events in Mali

The Latest on the attack on a resort hotel near Bamako, Mali (all times local): 7:45 p.m. Mali authorities say suspected jihadists launched an attack Sunday on a hotel resort in Mali's capital, taking hostages at a spot popular with foreigners on the weekends.