Aim­ing for closer ties

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A surfer whose leg was bit­ten off by a shark last week in wa­ters off west­ern Aus­tralia has died at a hos­pi­tal from his in­juries. The brother of 29-year-old Ben Ger­ring thanked the “heroes” who brought him to shore af­ter the at­tack and the med­i­cal staff at Royal Perth Hos­pi­tal, where he died. Rick Ger­ring said the hos­pi­tal staff had given them three days with their loved one. “Ob­vi­ously we were al­ways hop­ing for the best out­come, it was al­ways at the back of our minds that this could hap­pen, but they gave us that time to say our good­byes,” he told Aus­tralia’s ABC News. Ben Ger­ring was at­tacked on Tues­day af­ter­noon while pad­dling his surf­board at Fal­con Beach in his home­town of Mandurah, south of Perth. Fel­low surfers pad­dled to him to bring him to shore, wit­nesses said. An in­spec­tion of his dam­aged surf­board showed a white shark was re­spon­si­ble. The Fish­eries Depart­ment trapped and killed a large shark on Wed­nes­day.

US Sec­re­tary of State John Kerry shoots a bow and ar­row as he par­tic­i­pates in a Naadam cer­e­mony, a com­pe­ti­tion that tra­di­tion­ally in­cludes horse rac­ing, wrestling and archery, in Ulaanbaatar, Mon­go­lia, yes­ter­day. Kerry is on a visit to the coun­try to build closer ties.

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