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March 31, 2017 3:35 AM China shuts some ivory factories, Hong Kong seen as a loophole

HONG KONG: China, the world's largest importer and end user of elephant ivory tusks, is shutting a third of its ivory factories and retail stores on Friday, the first major step ahead of a formal ban on ivory sales by the end of the year. China will shut 67 carving factories and stores with the remaining 105 outlets to be shut before the end of the year, according 14

March 28, 2017 7:23 PM Virginia's 'Dr. Doolittle' gives amputated animals new lease on life

Angel Marie the pony was stepped on by her mother shortly after she was born. Her front legs were so severely damaged, she was too crippled to walk. It was a challenge Derrick Campana, the so-called "Dr. Doolittle" of animal prosthetics, was ready to tackle. Derrick Campana kneels beside Angel Marie, a three-legged mini horse who wears a prosthetic leg made by Campana 18

March 16, 2017 10:21 AM Elephant dung coffee at RM133 per cup? Yes, in Thailand

An elephant camp in Thailand’s Chiang Mai produces exotic kind of coffee from elephant excretion fetching over US$1,000 (RM4,430) per kg or US$30 (RM133) a cup. On the hills of Mae Tang district northern Thailand, a herd of elephants at Mae Tang Elephant Camp, is excreting full-flavoured and smooth coffee. The camp owner, Boontha Chailert, points to the benefits 8

March 12, 2017 5:15 AM Elephant whacks and kills trainer at Japan zoo

A Pakistani elephant caretaker with the elephant known as Kaavan at the Marghazar Zoo in Islamabad, June 30, 2016. — AFP picTOKYO, March 12 — An elephant whacked a trainer with its trunk and killed him at a Japanese zoo today, police said. Wichai Madee from Thailand was washing an Indian elephant with a colleague at Adventure World in the western prefecture 11

February 20, 2017 7:49 PM Does Silicon Valley have a sexism problem?

Taxi-hailing app Uber has promised an "urgent investigation" into claims of workplace sexual harassment, after a female engineer said misogyny was rife at the firm and women were quitting in droves. Susan Fowler, a software engineer, wrote a blog post about a "very, very strange year at Uber". In it, she says her manager tried to have sex with her on her first 13

January 28, 2017 11:02 AM Mel Brooks has led tributes to Sir John Hurt

New York - The 90-year-old filmmaker directed the 77-year-old actor, who has sadly passed away after a long battle with cancer, in the 1980 movie 'Elephant Man', and Brooks says no one else could have played the titular role better than Hurt and hailed him a "magnificent talent". Taking to Twitter on hearing the news of his death, he wrote: "It was terribly 14

January 26, 2017 6:13 PM What would happen if Donald Trump tries to bring back torture?

President Trump has indicated that he is considering a return to the sort of harsh interrogation techniques of "enemy combatants" that have been widely condemned as torture, as well as a return to so-called CIA "black sites". In his first interview since becoming US President, Mr Trump said intelligence officials had told him that "torture absolutely 6

January 15, 2017 7:11 AM The big top comes down: Ringling Bros. circus is closing

ELLENTON, Fla. (AP) — After 146 years, the curtain is coming down on "The Greatest Show on Earth." The owner of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus told The Associated Press that the show will close forever in May. The iconic American spectacle was felled by a variety of factors, company executives say. Declining attendance combined with high operating 15

January 12, 2017 4:49 AM Will Smith and Tom Hanks tipped for Tim Burton’s live-action ‘Dumbo’ film

Will Smith is reportedly in talks to take the lead role in Tim Burton’s live-action take on ‘Dumbo’. — Reuters picLOS ANGELES, Jan 12 — Will Smith and Tom Hanks are circling Tim Burton’s live-action spin on Dumbo. Deadline was the first to report that Smith is Disney’s top choice for the role of the father of the children who form a bond with the big-eared 112

January 8, 2017 4:42 AM Syria truck bomb rips through busy market, dozens dead

Beirut: At least 48 people were killed on Saturday in the Syrian border town of Azaz after a truck bomb ripped through a busy marketplace. Footage from the rebel-held area showed residents running from the blast site, some holding small children, as black smoke and the din of car alarms filled the air. At least 48 people were killed on Saturday in the Syrian 9