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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — When Carolyn Lloyd and her daughter from North Carolina disappeared while hiking in New Zealand, Lloyd had to summon her survival instincts when her daughter started to “suffer and die slowly” during their days in the wilderness.

“She was fading on me,” said Lloyd, 45. “As a mother, it’s terrifying.”

“I took a tumble on the water and hit my head on the rock pretty bad,” said her daughter, 22-year-old Rachel Lloyd.

Rachel, who graduated from North Carolina State University in December, is in New Zealand studying at Massey University. Her mother was visiting. The duo intended to embark on a one-day hike on Tuesday but they got lost and stranded in a rugged area of Tararua Forest Park.

The pair huddled together for warmth and rationed their supplies as they spent four nights in near freezing temperatures.

“I was speaking with my mom — I was actually [sic] had to go through kind of my dying wishes which was the hardest thing — watching my mom watch me suffer and die slowly,” Rachel said. “My mom was incredible. She carried me on her back for a little while when she could.”

“I was scared to death,” Carolyn said. “I thought they wouldn’t find us.”

But they made two “help” signs and arrows pointing to their location, Jason Diedrichs, director and chief pilot with Amalgamated Helicopters, told ABC News. This photo of one of their “help” signs was first obtained by The New Zealand Herald.

The two were found Saturday and airlifted to a hospital, the New Zealand Herald reported.

Diedrichs said Rachel was very weak and dehydrated as they had very little food over the course of the four days. But the mother and daughter are in good health, The New Zealand Herald reported.

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iStock/Thinkstock(PROVIDENCE, R.I.) — Sunday evening’s Providence, R.I. show will mark the end of an era as it is the final time elephants will appear in the show.

The event will be streamed out to fans via Facebook.

Last March, the company said it was retiring its herd of elephants in 2018, but Stephen Payne, of Feld Entertainment, the company that owns the circus said in January that the date had been moved up to May 2016.

The early retirement comes on the heels of legislation that makes it harder for the company to travel with the elephants. Many cities, such as Asheville, North Carolina, have recently passed laws meant to protect elephants or remove exotic animals, including elephants, from city-owned facilities.

“Animal rights groups are going to say what animal rights groups are going to say,” Payne said.

Despite the criticism the circus has received in the past, Payne says the elephants are treated humanely when they retire. The 11 elephants will retire to the company’s 200-acre Center for Elephant Conservation, located in central Florida.

There, the elephants will “enjoy time in the sun and mingle with their friends,” Payne said. They will also take part in medical research, such as why cancer is much less common in elephants than it is in humans.

“Our company and our family’s commitment to save the majestic Asian elephant will continue through our breeding program, research and conservation efforts at the Center,” said Alana Feld, executive vice president of Feld Entertainment.

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Samir Hussein/WireImage via Getty Images(LONDON) — The Duchess of Cambridge appears on the cover of British Vogue to celebrate the magazine’s 100th anniversary, in a collaboration with the National Portrait Gallery of which Kate is the Charitable Patron.

For the article, which appears in the issue that will hit the news stands June 5, the duchess was photographed by Josh Olins in casual attire to reflect her love of the countryside. She and Prince William have a country home Anmer Hall on the Sandringham estate in Norfolk where they split their time with Kensington Palace raising their children.

The @NPGLondon has collaborated with @BritishVogue on a series of photographic portraits of The Duchess #Vogue100 pic.twitter.com/NCx9eKhyv9

— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) April 30, 2016

“Since 1916, Vogue has been a leading champion of British portraiture,” a spokesperson for The Duchess of Cambridge said. “The Duchess was delighted to play a part in celebrating the centenary of an institution that has given a platform to some of the most renowned photographers in this country’s history.”

“She is incredibly grateful to the team at Vogue and at the National Portrait Gallery for asking her to take part,” Kensington Palace said in a statement. “She would like to thank Josh Olins for being such a pleasure to work with. The Duchess had never taken part in a photography shoot like this before. She hopes that people appreciate the portraits with the sense of relaxed fun with which they were taken.”

HRH was delighted to celebrate 100 years of @BritishVogue – a leading champion of British portraiture since 1916 pic.twitter.com/sJjCaghs2h

— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) April 30, 2016

On the British Vogue cover the coat and shirt are Burberry and the vintage hat is from Beyond Retro. The black and white head shot features coat and shirt by Burberry. In the color shot by the gate, the top is Petit Bateau and trousers are Burberry.

Two of the photographs will be displayed in the “Vogue 100 A Century of Style” exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery and available to view Sunday May 1.

“To be able to publish a photographic shoot with HRH The Duchess of Cambridge has been one of my greatest ambitions for the magazine,” British Vogue Editor-in-Chief Alexandra Shulman said.

The images of The Duchess were shot by British photographer Josh Olins in the Norfolk countryside #Vogue100 pic.twitter.com/iz1rNSf1TH

— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) April 30, 2016

British Vogue scored a coup nearly every magazine editor had hoped for.

“I’m delighted the Duchess agreed to work with us and the National Portrait Gallery, and as a result of this unique collaboration we have a true celebration of our centenary as well as a fitting tribute to a young woman whose interest in both photography and the countryside is well known,” she said.

Kate has been the Patron of the National Portrait gallery since 2012 shortly after she married Prince William. The Duchess of Cambridge will view the photographs on Wednesday at the National Portrait Gallery.

“Josh has captured The Duchess exactly as she is -– full of life, with a great sense of humor, thoughtful and intelligent, and in fact, very beautiful,” said Nicholas Cullinan, the director of the National Portrait Gallery.

“Not only do they reflect her love of the countryside, interest in photography and championing of the National Portrait Gallery as our very committed Patron, but they also encapsulate what Vogue has always done so brilliantly -– to pair the best photographers with the great personalities of the day, in order to reflect broader shifts in culture and society,” Cullinan said. “We had fun in making and choosing these images, and I hope that comes across.”

Catherine is a keen photographer herself and graduated with a degree in History of Art from St Andrews University, where she met and fell in love with William.

She has taken several photographs of her children that have become iconic images of their life.
Kate follows her late mother-in-law, Princess Diana, who appeared in the cover of Vogue four times during her life. Princess Diana was photographed twice by Patrick DeMarchelier and once by Lord Snowden. She was also honored posthumously after her death.

“It’s a privilege to have been chosen to photograph HRH The Duchess of Cambridge for the Centenary issue of British Vogue and an honor that two of those portraits will hang in the National Portrait Gallery in London,” Olins said.

“This was the Duchess’s first sitting for a magazine and she was a joy to work with, a natural,” he said. “I am incredibly grateful to Alexandra Shulman for placing her faith in me for such an important and historic assignment.”

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HRH The Duchess of Cambridge(LONDON) — A series of photos of adorable Princess Charlotte, the second child of Prince William and Kate, were released by Kensington Palace Sunday, a day ahead of her first birthday.

The four new photos were taken by HRH The Duchess of Cambridge in April at their home in Norfolk.

The Duchess took these pictures of her daughter in April at their home in Norfolk. pic.twitter.com/dzPlj1snhN

— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) May 1, 2016

“The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are delighted to be able to share four new photographs of Princess Charlotte,” a Kensington Palace spokesman said in a statement. “The Duke and Duchess are very happy to be able to share these important family moments and hope that everyone enjoys these lovely photos as much as they do.”

Princess Charlotte is shown walking, or nearly walking, in a couple of the photos.

The Duke and Duchess are happy to be able to share these family moments, ahead of their daughter’s first birthday. pic.twitter.com/JziskTyCq4

— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) May 1, 2016

The Duke and Duchess released a similar photograph of their son Prince George when he was walking at the same age.

Princess Kate reflected on her daughter just before the Queens 90th birthday in a documentary by ITN: “The Queen was really thrilled that it was a little girl, and I think as soon as we came back here to Kensington she was one of our first visitors here,” Duchess Kate said. “It’s very special having a new little girl.”

The Duke and Duchess are delighted to share new photographs of Princess Charlotte. pic.twitter.com/Hvnk7FYEFC

— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) May 1, 2016

She added, “I feel very, very lucky that George has got a little sister.”

Prince William expressed his sentiments about his growing family shortly after Princess Charlotte’s birth. “It has been fantastic and she has been a little joy of heaven,” he said. “But at the same time, it is more responsibility, looking after two little ones, especially when George is around. He’s a little monkey.”

We hope that everyone enjoys these lovely photos as much as we do. pic.twitter.com/PqZnnQyX9h

— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) May 1, 2016

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Embassy of Venezuela in Ecuador(NEW YORK) — Nearly two weeks after a 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck Ecuador, killing at least 654 people, a Venezuelan rescue crew pulled a 72-year-old man from the rubble of a building.

Manuel Vasquez was discovered by Venezuelan rescuers in the fishing town of Jaramijo on Friday while doing building inspections after they heard him making noises from underneath the the rubble of a partially collapsed building, according to a statement released Saturday by the Venezuelan embassy in Quito.

Vasquez, who had been trapped in the building since the April 16 earthquake, was dehydrated and disoriented, and was suffering from kidney failure and a urinary tract infection. The embassy said he also lost several toes.

He remains hospitalized.

Ecuadorian Vice President Jorge Glas called the seismic event “the strongest quake we have faced in decades,” adding it was the strongest quake registered in the country since 1979.

The nation’s armed forces and police were mobilized to keep public order, and Red Cross Ecuador had said more than 1,200 volunteers had taken part in rescue efforts, evacuation and first aid operations. Ecuador’s Risk Management agency said 10,000 armed forces personnel were deployed to help people in the coastal areas.

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LIONEL BONAVENTURE/AFP/Getty Images)(ATLANTA) — A social media app is now the center of a lawsuit after a teen driver’s car crash left another driver with severe injuries.

Christal McGee is accused of trying to capture her alleged 100 mile-per-hour speed for a Snapchat post while gunning her father’s Mercedes C230 in Atlanta last December. McGee, who was 18 at the time, crashed into another driver, Wentworth Maynard, whose lawyers say suffered permanent brain damage because of the incident.

Maynard’s lawyers are not only suing McGee for negligence, they are also suing Snapchat for allegedly encouraging McGee to drive at high speed.

In a statement to ABC News, Snapchat said, “We actively discourage our community from using the speed filter while driving, including by displaying a ‘Do NOT Snap and Drive’ warning message in the app itself.”

After the crash, McGee snapped a photo taken in an ambulance after she crashed where she’s seen in a head brace with the caption, “Lucky to be alive.”

According to ABC News affiliate WSB-TV, two passengers in McGee’s car say she was on the app before the crash. Heather McCarty told WSB-TV, “She said, ”Well I’m just gonna hit 100, and then I’m gonna slow down.'”

A third passenger claims McGee was not on Snapchat.

Since the crash, Snapchat has added a warning on its filter telling users not to speed. It appears the first time the user uses the app, and then every time they go at least 15 miles per hour.

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iStock/Thinkstock(LAMPEDUSA, Italy) — More than 80 refugees are feared missing after their boat sank off the coast of Libya.

An Italian merchant ship was able to rescue 26 survivors after the Italian coast guard received a satellite phone call Friday. The inflatable dinghy was found taking on water in rough waves of up to 7 feet, according to BBC.

The International Organization for Migration said testimonies gathered from asylum seekers indicated that 84 people were missing.

A spokesperson for the Italian coast guard told BBC similar dinghies used were usually full, carrying 100-120 people.

The rescued refugees were brought to Lampedusa, an Italian island south of Sicily, on Saturday.

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David Fazekas/ABC News(SHORELINE, Wash.) — For over 40 years, some of music’s most iconic figures have stepped into Robert Lang’s one-of-a-kind subterranean recording studio, seeking its unique acoustics for their music.

“This is the place where Kurt Cobain and Nirvana did their last recording,” Lang said. “Then, of course, the Foo Fighters, Peter Frampton, Heart and Soundgarden. I recorded some great stuff here.”

Robert Lang Studios is nestled deep inside a hillside in Shoreline, Washington, just 15 minutes north of Seattle. Lang bought the little cottage house, with a small double-cement garage on the hill, with the purpose of opening a recording studio.

“We’re built on about 8,500-square feet here, it’s basically 10-feet below the backyard ground,” Lang said. “I’ve done a lot of this in here myself. Never had plans for anything down here. I just started digging, going to the property lines as much as I could get. At first I was doing all the excavation with a conveyor belt, with my great friends that believed in my vision here. I would…trade their labor time for studio time. It was musicians that were helping me with a shovel. It’s just something here that makes the chemistry right. This room sounds amazing for what it does.”

Robert Lang Studios opened for business in 1974, recording the local high school’s jazz band, which featured a young prodigy on saxophone.

“I started recording Franklin High School jazz lab, which was very well known for a fellow by the name of Kenny Gorelick, who is Kenny G,” Lang said. “We were recording him when he was 15 years old with the jazz lab. I did a lot of funk bands and some blues bands from south Seattle. I had a really super good knack for engineering and working with a lot of people here.”

As Seattle’s music scene began growing in the 1990s, so did business for Lang, as bands like Soundgarden and Nirvana heard about Lang’s unique underground setup.

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“I got a call from Soundgarden. They came in, looked at the room, and were just basically, ‘God, we’d love to record ‘Super Unknown’ here doing our drum tracks,’” Lang said. “Quickly after that, I had Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic in here wanting to use my room for the last Nirvana song. Then from there it just started snowballing.”

Business today is not quite as robust as it was back in the ‘90s. Record labels, hit hard by the struggling music industry, are not spending the big bucks for a recording studio like they used to in previous years.

“Everybody now can make records in their homes, their basements, their closets,” Lang said. “A studio like this suffers a little bit because the big budget for the studios aren’t the way they were back in the early 90s, mid 90s, late 90s. I was in a foreclosure here a few years back.”

Lang has slowly transitioned his recording studio into an academy where aspiring recording engineers can go and learn.

“We’ve branched from the recording into education which is now paying the bills,” Lang said. “It’s the history of this studio that really enlightens the young adults to want to come here and want to take my education program. In 10, 20 years, I see this being more of an academy, an education academy.”

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ABC News(WICHITA, Kan.) — Charles and David Koch are among the richest men in the world, amassing a multi-billion dollar empire and running the largest privately held company in America while largely staying out of the public eye.

When ABC News met Charles Koch at his company’s headquarters in Wichita, Kansas, last week, he opened up to offer a rare glimpse into his personal story and the values that have informed his business career and political activities.

Koch, the author of the book “Good Profit,” talked through a framed letter in his office left for him by his father, which outlined the approach he and his brothers should take when managing the family fortune left to them.

Koch reflected on how the letter has guided him in his business, and in a rare admission, Koch admitted his father would be “horrified” at the resulting feud that split most of his siblings apart.

Watch the ABC News digital original video above to hear Koch’s story in his own words.

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Haydar Hadi/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images(BAGHDAD) — Tensions were high in Iraq Saturday after anti-government protesters, chanting anti-government slogans and carrying Iraqi flags, climbed over blast walls surrounding Baghdad’s highly-fortified Green Zone for the first time ever.

A state of emergency was declared when the supporters of influential Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr broke through the area, home to most ministries and foreign embassies including the U.S. embassy.

In a television appearance, al-Sadr accused Iraqi politicians of blocking efforts for reform, many of which have been proposed by Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi who took office in 2014.

The protesters stormed Iraq’s parliament after a parliament session was postponed because it failed to reach a quorum on Saturday. Al-Abadi was expected to introduce several new ministers who were non-partisan technocrats to help tackle corruption.

Iraqi President Fuad Masum called on protesters to evacuate the building and said politicians needed to implement the new cabinet and fight corruption.

According to BBC, protesters settled outside parliament as dusk fell Saturday.

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