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Tuesday: Wildlife population plummets, ISIS Yazidi women, best roundabout, and more...

We could have stopped it, but we didn't -- and now, the World Wildlife Fund says more than half the world's wildlife has died off over the past 40 years...As the West attacks ISIS in northern Iraq, the fate of thousands of women and children captured last month by the militant group remains unclear...and after a lot of ups and downs,...
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We could have stopped it, but we didn't -- and now, the World Wildlife Fund says more than half the world's wildlife has died off over the past 40 years...As the West attacks ISIS in northern Iraq, the fate of thousands of women and children captured last month by the militant group remains unclear...and after a lot of ups and downs, and a dizzying array of candidates, UK officials name the country's best circular road of the year.

Part One

Wildlife population plummets: World Wildlife Fund
A new World Wildlife Fund report reveals that wildlife populations have fallen by more than half in the past 40 years. And that's raising concerns for the damage we humans have done, and what we can do to make amends for the future.

Hong Kong: Victor Gao
A former translator for Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping says that protesters in Hong Kong will be punished if they don't obey orders, and clear the streets.

Best roundabout
A roundabout ion Tewkesbury, England, is voted Britain's Roundabout of the Year for 2014.

Part Two

Bill Bennett Alzheimer's
At the announcement of a multi-million-dollar contribution to Alzheimer's research, the family of Bill Bennett reveals the former BC Premier is suffering from the disease.

ISIS: Yazidi women
To the Yazidi population of northern Iraq, ISIS isn't an imminent threat -- it's a direct and immediate threat. Especially for thousands of women and children who've been held captive for weeks.

Part Three

Ebola: UNICEF
The Ebola epidemic in west Africa has left thousands of children orphaned. Those orphans obviously need special care -- but instead, they're being abandoned.

Treaty Four medal
A rare, historic First Nations Treaty Four medal is back in Saskatchewan, thanks to one couple that leaped into action, and dug into their personal savings.

Da Vinci: Lady with an Ermine
A high-tech analysis of a Leonardo Da Vinci painting "Lady with an Ermine" shows that it originally depicted a lady without an ermine.

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