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Sad mystery of Italy whale deaths

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Biologists are baffled as to why nine whales beached themselves off Italy's southern coast, in what experts say is an highly unusual event.

Only two of the whales managed to escape after they became trapped, five have died and hopes are fading for the remaining two.

Owen Thomas has the details.

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