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The last hope for the elephants Can a Chinese law help stop the slaughter in Africa?

It’s no secret where the ivory deals take place in Pemba.Despite a new blanket ban on the ivory trade in China, the closest major city to Mozambique’s largest nature reserve remains a smuggling hotspot for criminal gangs. In shabby three-star ...

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Stop exploiting Africa, share resources, Pope tells Europe

Europe should stop exploiting Africa and invest in ways that benefit the continent more, including by sharing mineral wealth more equitably, Pope Francis said. “We must invest in Africa, but invest in an orderly way and create employment, not go ...

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Mark Beaumont beats 127-year-old Penny Farthing record

Scots cyclist Mark Beaumont rode 21.92 miles (35.3km) in an hour on the vintage-style bike to beat the 127-year-old British record at Herne Hill Velodrome. But the Scottish cyclist was 290 yards short of the world record of 22 miles ...

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Trump puts 25% tariff on Chinese goods

US President Donald Trump is to impose 25% tariffs on $50bn worth of Chinese goods, accusing Beijing of intellectual copyright theft. Tariffs that affect more than 800 products worth $34bn in annual trade are due to come into effect on ...

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Gunmen kill veteran journalist in Kashmir

Shujaat Bukhari was killed outside his office along with his two bodyguards. Bullet marks are seen on the car of Syed Shujaat Bukhari, the editor of Rising Kashmir daily newspaper, after unidentified gunmen attacked him outside his office in Srinagar, ...

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Macedonia and Greece: Deal after 27-year row over a name

Greece has reached a deal on the name of its northern neighbour, which called itself Macedonia at the break-up of the former Yugoslavia. After 27 years of talks – and many protests – they have settled on the name Republic ...

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7,000 Ghanaians to be deported from USA

The United States ambassador to Ghana, Robert P. Jackson has disclosed that 7,000 Ghanaians are in the process of being deported from the United States of America (USA) for various immigration offences. During an address at an Institute of Economic ...

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Trump pulls out of joint G7 statement, calls Trudeau ‘weak’ G7 summit ends in escalation of a row over trade as Trump attacks his Canadian counterpart on Twitter.

The G7 summit in Canada has ended in the escalation of a row over trade with US President Donald Trump withdrawing support for a communique, citing “false statements” by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Trump was on board Air Force ...

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Disputes over trade tariffs, Russia overshadow G7 meeting

Differences over trade tariff disputes and calls to re-admit Russia have overshadowed a summit in Canada attended by leaders from seven of the world’s wealthiest nations. US President Donald Trump left the Group of Seven (G7) meeting earlier than other ...

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Why US suicide rate is on the rise

A new government study released reveals that suicide has been on the rise nationwide since 1999. The figures were released in the week when the deaths of designer Kate Spade and celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain brought the issue to the ...

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