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Global ban on sending wild elephants to zoos moves step closer

Aug 21, 2019 - 10:59 AM

A large majority of countries vote in Geneva to prohibit the transfer of elephants caught in the wild to so-called captive facilities – a practice animal protection groups have long described as 'cruel'

A herd of elephants raise their trunks on their way to a watering pan supplied with water pumped from boreholes powered by more than 45 diesel-powered generators which run continuosly to ensure a steady supply of water for animals in the arid Hwange National Park on September 6, 2012. The action seems to be working, so far this year around 17 elephants have died in the area due to the extreme heat and lack of water which last year lost 77 elephants due to dehydration. Though the water maybe helping to increase the elephant population this has conversely led to the destruction of the environment. AFP PHOTO/Jekesai Njikizana. / AFP PHOTO / JEKESAI NJIKIZANA

Hong Kong stocks tumble as city hit by protests

Jun 12, 2019 - 10:20 PM

Banks listed on Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index take a hit, with some announcing the closure of branches near protest areas

(L-R) The flags of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, China and Hong Kong are seen flapping in the wind on May 6, 2019. (Photo by Anthony WALLACE / AFP)

Rescue of 200 dogs destined for slaughterhouse begins in South Korea

Feb 14, 2019 - 11:53 AM

About one million dogs are eaten a year in South Korea, often as a summertime delicacy, with the greasy red meat – invariably boiled for tenderness – believed to increase energy

Members of the Humane Society International (HSI) carry dogs in crates for transport at a dog farm during a rescue event, involving the closure of the farm organised by the HSI, in Hongseong on February 13, 2019. This farm is a combined dog meat and puppy mill business with almost 200 dogs and puppies on site. HSI provides a solution to help dog meat farmers give up their business as a growing number of South Koreans oppose the cruelty of the dog meat industry.  Jung Yeon-je / AFP

Taiwanese puppet master fights to save dying art

Nov 18, 2018 - 1:00 PM

Taiwan's 87-year-old glove puppeteer is determined to revive the dying traditional craft, which a handful of youth find as 'cool'

PUPPETEER. This picture taken on October 13, 2018 shows Chen Hsi-huang, an 87-year-old Taiwanese glove puppeteer, demonstrating how to use a puppet during an interview at the Puppetry Art Center in Taipei. Photo by Sam Yeh/AFP/Pool

U.S., PH form anti-transnational crimes unit to battle child abuse

Mar 10, 2018 - 6:39 PM

The Philippine Transnational Criminal Investigation Unit is composed of 22 US-trained Philippine cops

US-TRAINED. The Philippine Transnational Crimes Investigation Unit undergoes a three-week training course in Georgia, USA. Photo from the US Embassy in the Philippines