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As lifeguards approached to pull a
drowning Brazilian teenager from the
water, she suffered a second, fatal
misfortune---a shark attack.
Bruni Gobbi, 18, and a cousin were on
the verge of drowning at Boa Viagem
beach in the northeastern Brazil city of
Recife on Monday, according to the local
government's social defence secretariat.
Lifeguards responded immediately to
try to save them, and in the midst of
the rescue, a shark attacked Gobbi's left
leg, the secretariat said.
Rescuers managed to move her to
shore, and then to a hospital, but she
died later that night, CNN affiliate Globo
"The rescuers came in a matter of
five minutes, but to us it felt like five
years," Gobbi's cousin, Daniele Gobbi,
told Globo TV.
Bruna Gobbi became the first woman
to die from a shark attack in the coastal
state of Pernambuco since record-
keeping began in 1992, O Globo
"We knew there were risks of an
attack, but I didn't think that it would
happen in the shallow (water), but in
the deep," the cousin said. (CNN)
Shark kills drowning teen
Highness has a name.
Britain s new prince
has been named George
Alexander Louis, royal
officials said yesterday,
ending speculation over
what moniker Prince
William and his wife,
Kate, would pick for their
Kensington Palace said
royals are "delighted to
announce" their son s
name, adding that the
two-day-old baby and
third-in-line to the
throne will be known as
"His Royal Highness
Prince George of Cam-
Noble names are
steeped in history, which
explains why thousands
of bets rolled in to British
bookmakers for the name
George, the name of six
previous British kings.
The moniker evokes the
steadfastness of the
queen s father, George VI,
who rallied the nation
during World War II.
Meaning farmer or
earth worker, George was
the 12th most popular
name for boys born in
England and Wales in
2011. St George, a fourth-
century Christian martyr,
is the patron saint of
Kate, Duchess of
Cambridge holds the
Prince of Cambridge,
Tuesday. AP PHOTO
RIO DE JANIERO---The
papal visit is now clas-
sified as the highest level
of security after an inci-
dent involving his
The Pope s visit has
been raised to "high risk"
from "medium risk" after
his car got stuck in a
crowd of enthusiastic fol-
lowers on Monday, a
Brazilian Federal official
The source says the
problem in part stemmed
from the Pope himself
instructing drivers not to
avoid the crowds.
After the pope arrived
in Brazil on Monday he
got into a silver hatch-
back Fiat for the drive
from the airport to
downtown Rio. Trans-
portation officials in Rio
said there were a variety
of routes the pontiff s
motorcade could have
taken. The route they
chose ended up pinning
the pope s vehicle
between a bus and a
crush of well wishers
who were reaching into
the car to touch the pope.
Security officials in Rio
huddled for much of the
day on Tuesday sorting
out how to resolve the
incident. Federal author-
ities are now taking a
larger role in the overall
security of the pope dur-
ing his time in Brazil.
More reinforcements are
coming from Rio.
Hundreds of thou-
sands of pilgrims from
around the globe have
come to Rio de Janiero
for World Youth Day, a
week long festival held
every two years.
The Vatican told
reporters Tuesday night
that 500,000 people
came to Copacabana
beach for the opening
ceremony and Mass.
Crowds stretched down
the beach more than a
half a mile from the main
Pope Benedict is in very poor physical condition
and may not have long to live, reports say.
"Benedict is in a very bad way," said Paloma
Gomez Borrero, a veteran Vatican correspondent
for Spain s Telecinco television network who met
the former pope recently. "We won t have him
with us much longer."
Benedict is now living in a monastery in the
Vatican near where he once reigned. But he is
fading fast say friends.
Cardinal Joachim Meisner, the Archbishop of
Cologne, Germany, and a close personal friend
visited the former pope recently.
"I was shocked at how thin he had become,"
Meisner said at the time. "Mentally, he is quite fit,
his old self. But he had halved in size."
Vatican officials have admitted Benedict has
become weaker but have denied he is dying.
Gregory XII, the last pope who resigned in 1415,
did not live long enough to see his successor cho-
"He is in our prayers every day," said Maria
Paoloa Santo Stefano, part of a community of
Sisters of Mercy nuns based in Rome. "Pope John
Paul suffered in public, and Benedict chose to suffer
in private. But that does not make his mission less
important and less brave." ---IrishCentral
NEW DELHI---The headmistress of the Indian
school that authorities say served toxic lunches,
killing 23 students, was arrested yesterday, police
Meena Kumari, 36, was taken into custody on
her way to a court where she had gone to surrender
herself, police Superintendent Sujeet Kumar told
Authorities had been working to track down
Kumari, who had been at large since the July 16
The whereabouts of her husband, who is not
named as an accused person in the case, are still
not known, Kumar added. Police want to question
him in connection with the case.
Pesticides have been found in the food and oil
used in the school lunch that sickened 25 others
in northern India s Bihar state, police said.
Forensic scientists found monocrotophos, an
organophosphorus compound used as an insecticide,
"in the samples of oil from the container, food
remains on the platter and mixture of rice with
vegetables in an aluminum utensil," Assistant Direc-
tor General Ravinder Kumar told reporters in Patna.
Monocrotophos, which is used for agricultural
purposes, is toxic to humans. (CNN)
to 'high risk' for
pontiff in Brazil
Pope Francis kisses a child as he arrives in his popemobile to the Aparecida
Basilica in Aparecida, Brazil, yesterday. AP PHOTO
XVI is very ill say
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