Global efforts to stop ivory traffickers still falling short

Sep 24, 2016

Global efforts to stop ivory traffickers still falling short

Poaching syndicates were able to move large shipments of African elephant ivory last year despite global calls to dismantle the trafficking networks that often collude with corrupt government officials, conservationists said Saturday at an international wildlife meeting. The illegal ivory trade “has remained fairly ...

Politics take center stage at Emmys alongside winners

Sep 19, 2016

Politics take center stage at Emmys alongside winners

The race for the White House took center stage at the Emmy Awards on Sunday with plenty of jabs at Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, who was compared to Adolf Hitler, and a shout out to Hillary Clinton. Julia Louis-Dreyfus, who won her fifth ...

Sep 17, 2016

Abu Sayyaf extremists free Norwegian hostage in Philippines

Ransom-seeking Abu Sayyaf extremists on Saturday freed a Norwegian man kidnapped a year ago in the southern Philippines along with two Canadians who were later beheaded and a Filipino woman who has been released, officials said. Kjartan Sekkingstad was freed in Patikul town in ...

Two killed, 25 injured in protests in Indian Kashmir

Sep 10, 2016

Two killed, 25 injured in protests in Indian Kashmir

Two people died and at least 25 others were injured Saturday as government forces fired tear gas and clashed with protesters demanding freedom from Indian control in Kashmir. A police officer said a young man was killed when police and paramilitary soldiers tried to ...

Sep 10, 2016

Work starts on two new Iran nuclear reactors

Russian and Iranian firms began work on Saturday on two additional reactors at Iran’s nuclear power plant on the Gulf coast at Bushehr, the project manager said. The plant has been a bone of contention with Iran’s Gulf Arab neighbors, even after a deal ...

Philippines' Duterte says 'not a fan' of US, plots own course

Sep 10, 2016

Philippines' Duterte says 'not a fan' of US, plots own course

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, saying he was “not a fan” of the United States, vowed Saturday to steer an independent course for the key Asian ally and refrain from confronting territorial rival China. The incendiary leader made the comments after a controversial first foreign ...

Sep 3, 2016

Bomb blast hits train in southern Thailand, killing one

Police say a bomb has exploded and hit a train in southern Thailand, killing one railroad worker and injuring another. Police Capt. Pramoj Juichuay says the bomb was placed on the tracks and exploded when the train passed over it as it was passing ...