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Woman has arm bitten off in Hawaii shark attack

A German woman had her right arm bitten off after being attacked by a shark while swimming in Hawaii, authorities said. The 20-year-old woman was snorkeling in murky waters approximately 50 yards offshore at a beach on Maui island on Wednesday when the horror unfolded, Maui County officials said in…

French man killed by shark on his honeymoon

A French honeymooner was attacked and killed by a shark on Wednesday while he was surfing not far from the beach on the French Indian Ocean island of Reunion, authorities said. The 36-year-old was in the sea off the popular beach of Brisants de Saint-Gilles when a shark charged at…

Climate change cited as shark attacks ‘double’

Sharks killed twice as many swimmers and surfers last year than in 2010, with the increase due largely to a growth in tourism and changing shark patterns due to global warming. There were 12 deaths in 46 shark attacks in 2011, a mortality rate of more than 25 percent compared to an average…

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