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DNA analysis of tusks, dung pinpoints Africa poaching hot spots

Jun 19, 2015

DNA analysis of tusks, dung pinpoints Africa poaching hot spots

A DNA analysis of elephant tusks seized from poachers has revealed two main hotspots for the crime in Africa, a finding that could point law enforcement in the direction of the top criminal networks, a study showed. The examination involved taking genetic samples from ...

Police arrest Charleston shooting suspect

Jun 19, 2015

Police arrest Charleston shooting suspect

U.S. police on Thursday arrested a 21-year-old white gunman suspected of killing nine people in one of the nation’s oldest black churches in Charleston — a shooting rampage being probed as a hate crime. The carnage at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in ...

In Uganda, desire for money, power behind child sacrifices

Jun 18, 2015

In Uganda, desire for money, power behind child sacrifices

Kanani and Sylvia, a brother and sister ages 9 and 8, were grazing the family cattle in rural Uganda when they were approached by a man they vaguely knew. Sperito Bisekwa was angry. He accused the children of allowing their cows to eat his ...

Jun 18, 2015

Cyberattack takes down Canada government websites; Anonymous claims credit

Several Canadian government websites and servers were taken down in a cyberattack on Wednesday, the government said, with the hacking group Anonymous taking responsibility in what it said was retaliation for a new anti-terrorism law passed by Canada’s lawmakers. The general website for government ...

Jun 17, 2015

Morsi, Muslim Brotherhood figures sentenced to death over mass jail break

An Egyptian court sentenced deposed President Mohamed Morsi to death on Tuesday over a mass jail break during the country’s 2011 uprising and issued sweeping punishments against the leadership of Egypt’s oldest Islamic group. The general guide of the Muslim Brotherhood, Mohamed Badie, and ...