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Cheetah has eight cubs

ST. LOUIS—A cheetah named “Bingwa” at the St. Louis Zoo is a proud mother—eight times over.

The zoo announced yesterday that the four-year-old cheetah gave birth Nov. 26 to eight cubs (three male and five female).

It's the largest litter of cheetah cubs ever delivered at the zoo.

The average litter size is three-four cubs.

S. Korea offers to talk with North on Olympics co-operation

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — South Korea on Tuesday offered high-level talks with rival North Korea to find ways to co-operate on next month’s Winter Olympics in the South. Seoul’s quick proposal after a rare rapprochement overture from Pyongyang a day earlier offers the possibility of better ties after a year that saw a nuclear standoff increase fear of war on the Korean Peninsula.

Former child soldiers help Uganda’s rebel abductees heal

GULU, Uganda — A brutal rebellion by the Lord’s Resistance Army brought years of suffering to northern Uganda. Tens of thousands of children were abducted, their childhoods lost and communities broken.

Now that the fighting is over, a group of former child soldiers is helping some heal through music therapy.

Trump to unveil ‘America First’ national security strategy

WASHINGTON — Prioritizing national sovereignty over alliances, President Donald Trump is poised to outline a new national security strategy that envisions nations in a perpetual state of competition, reverses Obama-era warnings on climate change, and de-emphasizes multinational agreements that have dominated the United States’ foreign policy since the Cold War.