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May 20, 2016 11:55 AM Apple boss to meet Modi and his gold iPhone

When Apple Inc CEO Tim Cook meets Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi this weekend as part of an Asian tour aimed at boosting sales, he will sit down with a man whose penchant for a selfie - often using his gold iPhone - can get him into trouble. MUMBAI: When Apple Inc CEO Tim Cook meets Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi this weekend as part of an Asian 6

May 1, 2016 1:33 AM US$150m ivory message to Kenyan smugglers and poachers (VIDEO)

NAIROBI, May 1 — Eleven giant pyres of tusks went up in smoke yesterday as Kenya torched its vast ivory stockpile in a grand gesture aimed at shocking the world into stopping the slaughter of elephants. Huge white clouds of smoke spiralled into the sky as the flames took hold, fuelled by thousands of litres of diesel and kerosene injected through steel 10

April 30, 2016 9:37 PM Kenya burns ivory in stance against poaching

Kenya is burning more than 105 tonnes of ivory and more than 1350kg of rhino horn in the largest destruction ever undertaken. A mountain of elephant ivory and rhino horn, together with seized wildlife skins, trophies, and rare seized timber such as sandalwood, will be set alight on Saturday by Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta in Nairobi National Park in the presence 8

April 30, 2016 9:34 PM Kenya burns huge ivory stockpile in protest against trade

Uhuru Kenyatta put a flame to the biggest of 11 pyres of ivory tusks and one of rhino horn. It is believed to be the largest stockpile ever destroyed, Overnight torrential rains had threatened to ruin the event and created a mudfield on the ground around the piles inside the Nairobi National Park. Mr Kenyatta said Kenya will push for the total ban on trade 16

April 30, 2016 8:54 PM Kenya Sets Tons of Ivory Aflame in Bid to Stop Elephant Poaching

Plumes of smoke filled the air of a muddy Nairobi National Park as Kenya’s President Kenyatta presided Saturday over the burning of 105 tons of elephant ivory and 1.35 tons of rhino horns to send a message to the world that ivory is worth more on an elephant than it is in the market. The torching of this stockpile made it the largest ivory burn in history 127 1

April 30, 2016 9:45 AM Kenya torches world's biggest ivory bonfire to save elephants

NAIROBI: Eleven giant pyres of tusks will be set on fire Saturday as Kenya torches its vast ivory stockpile in a grand gesture aimed at shocking the world into stopping the slaughter of elephants. Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, who will be the first to light the semi-circle of tusks expected to burn for days in Nairobi's national park, on Friday demanded 8

April 8, 2016 4:23 PM A mix of jade, drugs and rebels in Myanmar

kachin state is home to 1.2m people and some of the country’s most intractable problems The jade tycoon of Myanmar lives behind stone walls and a sophisticated security system. A visitor must be buzzed through a gate into the garden, pass a hunk of jade as big as a compact refrigerator, enter through a sliding screen and glide by the preserved tusks 10

March 14, 2016 3:34 PM Malawi torches ivory haul in fight against elephant poaching

LILONGWE (Reuters) - Malawi on Monday burnt 2.6 tonnes of smuggled ivory confiscated in the northern town of Mzuzu near Tanzania in what was seen as a symbolic gesture in its fight against poaching. Conservationists say China's growing appetite for contraband ivory imports, which are turned into jewels and ornaments, has fuelled a surge in poaching in Africa 6

February 29, 2016 8:40 AM Oscars Review: The Rise and Fall of Host Chris Rock

On Sunday afternoon, all pre-Oscar buzz centered on how Oscar host Chris Rock would handle the "elephant" in the room, a predominantly white nominee base with zero nominations for actors of color, at the 88th Academy Awards. The result: Rock delivered a monologue that skewered the traditional infrastructure of a stagnant 50's era Hollywood. In his opening 1

February 28, 2016 3:46 PM Elephant goes on a rampage during holy festival in India (VIDEO)

KERALA, Feb 28 — An elephant ran amok during a festival in India’s southern Kerala state on Thursday (February 25), attacking nearly 27 vehicles parked near a temple. Five elephants were lined up as part of a ritual at remote Pullapatta village in Palakkad district. One of them started flinging parked vehicles. The elephant managed to break free and went on a rampage 2