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A male orangutan waits at a feeding station at Camp Leakey in Tanjung Puting National Park in Central Kalimantan province, Indonesia. Deforestation is the primary threat to the orangutan, a species of great ape known for its intelligence. The United Nations predicts that orangutans will be virtually eliminated in the wild within two decades if current deforestation trends continue. 

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A Palestinian protester gets ready to throw a Molotov cocktail during small clashes with Israeli forces following the funerals of Robin Zayed, Younis Jahjouh and Jihad Aslan at Qalandiya Refugee Camp near the West Bank city of Ramallah on August 26, 2013. 

Israeli troops shot dead three Palestinians during an early morning raid in a West Bank refugee camp on Monday, hours before negotiators met for another round of peace talks, Palestinian sources said. An Israeli police spokesman said a clash erupted when border police carrying out an arrest raid were confronted by Palestinians who threw firebombs and rocks at them.

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), which provides aid to Palestinian refugees, said one of its employees, a 34-year-old father of four, was among the dead. “Credible reports say that (Robeen Zayed) was on his way to work and was not engaged in any violent activity. He was shot in the chest,” said UNRWA spokesman Christopher Gunness. 

Violence in the West Bank has worsened since the beginning of 2013. With Monday’s deaths, Israeli forces have killed 14 Palestinians there this year, most of them in clashes, compared with three killed in the same period in 2012, according to United Nations figures.

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