Monkeys killed in UK safari park blaze Jan 03, 2018 0 36 12345 AFPLondonA British safari park's entire troop of 13 Patas monkeys was killed in a fire that ripped through their shelter on Tuesday.Woburn Safari Park in Bedfordshire, southern England, said staff were left"devastated" by the blaze, which broke out in the early hours of the morning.The inferno was spotted by security guards. When firefighters arrived, they found the outbuilding housing the monkeys was"well alight and its roof had fallen in", Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service said."The building was 90 percent damaged by the fire."We have concluded that it is likely that the fire started accidentally in a generator."The monkeys share the African Forest drive-through enclosure but no other animals are thought to have been affected. The monkeys were housed at night during the winter months.According to website UK Zoos, only one other place in Britain -- Colchester Zoo -- has Patas monkeys, which are found in west and central Africa.The fire comes less than two weeks after a blaze at London Zoo killed an aardvark, while four meerkats are also thought to have perished.The fire broke out in the animal adventure section, destroying the cafe, shop and around half of the adjacent petting zoo. POST A COMMENT RELATED ARTICLES German far-right lawmaker faces police complaint over hate tweet Jan 03, 2018 0 403 France vows crackdown after New Year attack on police Jan 03, 2018 0 48 German conservatives call for age tests of minors seeking asylum Jan 03, 2018 0 37 France to instal phones in prison cells in bold shift afp Paris France plans to instal landline phones in prison cells across the country in an ambitious bid to improve rehabilitation rates -- and cut down on rampant cellphone trafficking behind bars. The justice ministry .. Moldovan court suspends president's powers over minister refusal Chisinau The Moldovan constitutional court temporarily suspended the powers of President Igor Dodon on Tuesday following his refusal to approve the appointment of several pro-Europe ministers. Dodon repeatedly .. Police probe Berlin knife attacker for Islamist motive Berlin Police said Tuesday they were unable to rule out an Islamist background after a"deranged" Syrian knifeman was arrested over an attack in one of Berlin's underground stations. Witnesses said the .. French President Macron to visit China next week Beijing French President Emmanuel Macron will visit China for 3 days starting Jan 8, the Chinese foreign ministry said Tuesday, after the young leader declared the need for a stronger Europe to"face China". This will be .. Bulgaria president vetoes anti-corruption law REUTERS SOFIA President Rumen Radev on Tuesday vetoed anti-graft legislation passed by Bulgaria's parliament, saying the bill failed to offer the means to effectively investigate corruption networks. Radev .. Britain wants financial services included in EU trade deal: Davis REUTERS LONDON Britain wants to include financial services in a trade deal with the European Union which covers a full sweep of economic areas, Brexit minister David Davis said on Tuesday. Davis said that any deal that ..