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July 6, 2017 1:08 PM Hong Kong seizes RM40 million worth of ivory from Malaysia

The 7,200kg of ivory, believed to have come from 720 elephants, is its biggest seizure in 30 years. HONG KONG: Authorities in Hong Kong this week made their largest haul of contraband ivory in more than 30 years. The ivory was discovered in a 40-foot container from Malaysia declared to hold frozen fish, beneath which officers found the tusks. “The 1,000 boxes 15

June 29, 2017 10:34 AM The Couch to discuss the state of Malaysia's elephants on Friday

A baby elephant was killed by an oncoming vehicle on the Gerik-Jeli Highway which cuts through elephant roaming areas, and this is the latest in a long line of similar cases. "In the past 100 years, elephants have dwindled down to worrying numbers," said Lim Teck Wyn, a PhD candidate on Human-Elephant Conflict at the University of Nottingham Malaysia 39

June 13, 2017 4:59 AM Panama Establishes Ties With China, Further Isolating Taiwan

TAIPEI, Taiwan — Panama has severed diplomatic relations with Taiwan in favor of recognizing China, the latest in a series of developments adding to the island’s isolation on the world stage. Only 19 countries and the Vatican now recognize Taiwan, officially known as the Republic of China. Many of those countries are in Central America, including Guatemala 13

May 15, 2017 6:26 AM Smuggled tortoises worth RM1.3 million seized at KLIA

The golden-domed ploughshare tortoise is native to Madagascar and due to poaching is the most endangered tortoise on the planet. SEPANG: Malaysian customs today foiled an attempt to smuggle hundreds of the world’s most endangered tortoises into the country from Madagascar, a senior official said Monday. The 330 ploughshare and radiated tortoises seized 19

May 7, 2017 6:36 PM Macron banks on de Gaulle's 'majority amplifier' to govern

PARIS (Reuters) - Unknown just three years ago, and with a party only 12 months old, Emmanuel Macron has seized the presidency against all the odds. His challenge now is to govern. To do that he must build a parliamentary majority that supports his election pledges in June legislative elections, when France's two established parties will put their huge machines 12

April 9, 2017 12:48 PM Rare one-horned rhino killed by poachers in Nepal

Kathmandu (AFP) - Poachers have shot dead a one-horned rhinoceros at a national wildlife park in Nepal, officials said Sunday, spotlighting the threat faced by the rare animals. Officials on Saturday found the male rhino with its horn gouged out in Chitwan National Park, the country's biggest rhino conservation area. "We performed a post-mortem and found 12

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

February 27, 2017 12:05 AM Ibrahimovic’s double hands United League Cup win

Manchester United's Zlatan Ibrahimovic applauds fans after winning the League Cup final at Wembley, London February 27, 2017. ― Reuters picLONDON, Feb 27 ― Manchester United's Zlatan Ibrahimovic proved his hunger for silverware has not diminished with age as the Swede's double earned a 3-2 win over Southampton in an absorbing League Cup final at Wembley 7

February 26, 2017 8:46 PM United's Ibrahimovic strikes twice to win League Cup

LONDON (Reuters) - Manchester United's Zlatan Ibrahimovic proved his hunger for silverware has not diminished with age as the Swede's double earned a 3-2 win over Southampton in an absorbing League Cup final at Wembley on Sunday. After a stirring Saints fightback revived memories of their shock 1976 FA Cup final victory over United and with extra time looming 10

January 11, 2017 1:10 PM Can a joint US-Russian research team protect Alaska's polar bears?

A 2000 treaty committed the two nations to study and conserve their polar bears. Even as political tensions rise, climate change and other pressures make their work more necessary than ever. January 11, 2017 —American perceptions of Russia may have soured in recent weeks, as evidence mounts that President Vladimir Putin intervened to tip November’s US presidential 61