Vietnam seizes third illegal ivory shipment in a month

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 1 month(s) ago 2 related news

Vietnam customs officials have seized nearly one tonne of ivory hidden in a timber shipment from Kenya, an official said Thursday, the third major illegal haul of precious tusks in less than a month.

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HCMC police seize over one tons of smuggled ivory

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SaiGon GP English 1 month(s) ago 2 related news

Ho Chi Minh City police from the department of smuggling prevention (C74) under the Ministry of Public Security discovered about 700 kilograms of ivory (photo) hidden in two containers, which were declared as carrying wood, at the Cat Lai Port in district 2 on October 26.

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Abducted fishermen back home

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Báo Đầu Tư English 1 month(s) ago 1 duplicate news

Three Vietnamese fishermen held hostage by Somali pirates for more than four years returned home to a tumultuous reception in Hà Nội yesterday.

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Tears, relief as Somali pirate hostages land in Kenya

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Báo Dân Trí English 1 month(s) ago

A group of 26 hostages freed from nearly five years in the hands of Somali pirates touched down in Kenya on Sunday, with both tears and smiles marking the end of their ordeal.

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U.N. gathering rejects southern African bids to trade ivory, rhino horn

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Báo Dân Trí English 2 month(s) ago

Namibia and Zimbabwe failed on Monday to convince a U.N. body that they should be allowed to export elephant ivory, while Swaziland lost a bid to sell rhino horn - moves they all argued would protect the animals rather than endanger them.

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Japan PM pledges to invest $30 bn in Africa by 2018

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Báo Dân Trí English 3 month(s) ago 1 related news

Japan will pour $30 billion (27 billion euros) in investment into Africa by 2018, including $10 billion in infrastructure development, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Saturday at a summit in Nairobi.

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1.9 tons of stimulant leaves khat from Africa seized in Ho Chi Minh City

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1.9 tons of stimulant leaves khat from Africa seized in Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City customs in June seized nearly 1.9 tons of plant-based drug khat disguised as tea or herbs in parcels from Africa.

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U.S. national security adviser sees few immediate Brexit concerns

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Báo Thanh Niên English 5 month(s) ago

U.S. national security adviser sees few immediate Brexit concerns

U.S. National Security Adviser Susan Rice said on Sunday that there are "relatively few" immediate security concerns stemming from Britain's vote to leave the European Union, but the United States will work to ensure continued U.S.-UK cooperation on counter-terrorism and other security issues.

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Kenya-based refugees running for Rio

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Báo Thanh Niên English 6 month(s) ago

A group of athletes who will compete in the Rio Olympic Games as the refugee Olympic team are hitting the roads to train in Kenya's Rift Valley ahead of the August Games.

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Police confiscate khat leaf haul

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Police confiscate khat leaf haul

Police in HCM City have confiscated 1.2 tonnes of khat leaves imported from Africa and one case re-exported to the US. The leaves, which contain the stimulant cathinone, are banned in Việt Nam.

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IOC to target Russia, Mexico and Kenya in doping tests

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Báo Thanh Niên English 6 month(s) ago

IOC to target Russia, Mexico and Kenya in pre-Olympic drugs testing due to the countries' track records as it looks to root out cheats ahead of this year's Rio de Janeiro Games.

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At least 10 dead in militant attack on Mogadishu hotel

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At least 10 dead in militant attack on Mogadishu hotel

At least 10 people, including two lawmakers, were killed in a car bomb and gun attack on Wednesday on a top hotel in Somalia's capital Mogadishu claimed by the Al-Qaeda-linked Shabaab group, medical and security sources said.

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Baby girl pulled out alive three days after Kenya building collapse: Red Cross

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Báo Thanh Niên English 7 month(s) ago

Baby girl pulled out alive three days after Kenya building collapse: Red Cross

Rescue workers pulled out a one-year-old girl from the rubble of a building in Kenya's capital on Tuesday morning more than 72 hours after it collapsed following heavy rain, the Kenya Red Cross said.

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Taiwan says Kenyan police used tear gas to put Taiwanese on plane to China

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Báo Thanh Niên English 8 month(s) ago

Taiwan says Kenyan police used tear gas to put Taiwanese on plane to China

Kenyan police broke through a police station wall and threw tear gas to force a second group of Taiwanese on to a plane bound for China on Tuesday, Taiwan's foreign ministry said, in a bizarre diplomatic row in which Taiwan has accused China of abduction.

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Kenya's canine cops sniff out illegal ivory

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Báo Thanh Niên English 10 month(s) ago

Kenya's canine cops sniff out illegal ivory

Burrowing deep into a huge pile of jumbled luggage, Dick the dog wags his tail, pawing at a small green rucksack: inside is the hand-sized tip of an elephant's tusk.

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