Kenya destroys 15 tons of ivory taken from poachers

Mar 4, 2015

Kenya destroys 15 tons of ivory taken from poachers

Kenya’s president set fire to 15 tons of elephant tusks during World Wildlife Day Tuesday to discourage poaching and trade in ivory. Twenty-five years since ivory trade was banned, new demand from emerging markets threatens Africa’s elephants and rhinos, President Uhuru Kenyatta said at ...

Iraq jihadis slow Tikrit advance with bombs and snipers

Mar 4, 2015

Iraq jihadis slow Tikrit advance with bombs and snipers

Iraqi forces closed in on Tikrit Tuesday, their progress slowed by jihadi snipers and booby traps, on the second day of Baghdad’s largest operation yet against the Islamic State group. The government has mobilized a 30,000-strong force for the push to retake Tikrit made ...

Ex-CIA chief Petraeus to plead guilty, admits giving mistress secrets

Mar 4, 2015

Ex-CIA chief Petraeus to plead guilty, admits giving mistress secrets

Former CIA Director David Petraeus has agreed to plead guilty to mishandling classified information, with the retired four-star general admitting to giving eight “black books” full of such data to a military mistress who was writing his biography. Petraeus, 62, will plead guilty to ...

Agents target industry helping Chinese women have U.S. babies

Mar 4, 2015

Agents target industry helping Chinese women have U.S. babies

Federal agents searched more than a dozen homes Tuesday in a crackdown on so-called maternity tourism operators who arrange for pregnant Chinese women to give birth in the U.S., where their babies automatically become American citizens. The crackdown on three alleged maternity tourism rings ...

Villarrica volcano erupts in southern Chile; thousands flee

Mar 4, 2015

Villarrica volcano erupts in southern Chile; thousands flee

One of South America’s most active volcanoes erupted early Tuesday in southern Chile, spewing heavy smoke into the air as lava surged down its slopes, prompting authorities to evacuate thousands of people. The Villarrica volcano erupted around 3 a.m. local time, according to the ...