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China authorities destroy more than 660 tons of smuggled ivory in crackdown on illegal trade

China authorities destroy more than 660 tons of smuggled ivory in crackdown on illegal trade

Chinese authorities have destroyed 662 tons of ivory that was seized after being smuggled in the country, as part of a crackdown on the illegal trade.…

Muhammadu Buhari, first Nigerian to oust president at polls, offers hope to nation in crisis

Muhammadu Buhari, first Nigerian to oust president at polls, offers hope to nation in crisis

Muhammadu Buhari takes over a nation in crisis with an Islamic uprising that has made 1.5 million people homeless and coffers emptied by massive corruption.…

Russia’s army of online "trolls" at front line of campaign to shape opinion at home, in West

Russia’s army of online "trolls" at front line of campaign to shape opinion at home, in West

Deep inside a four-story marble building in St. Petersburg, hundreds of workers tap away at computers on the front lines of an information war, say those who have been inside.…

Young crocodiles born in Sweden to be released in parents’ former swampy home in Cuba

Young crocodiles born in Sweden to be released in parents’ former swampy home in Cuba

Ten young female crocodiles born in Sweden are to be released in their parents’ former swampy home in Cuba after being returned to the Caribbean island.…

UK prime minister embarks on trip to key EU states to build support for reform

UK prime minister embarks on trip to key EU states to build support for reform

Prime Minister David Cameron is setting off Thursday on a whirlwind visit to four European capitals, pressing his case that Britain needs to renegotiate its relationship with the 27 other…

Analysis: Growing sense that airstrikes alone will not dislodge the Islamic State group

Analysis: Growing sense that airstrikes alone will not dislodge the Islamic State group

It is the modern era’s military strategy of choice: overwhelming air power delivering precision-guided punishment backed by intelligence on the ground, with minimal exposure for soldiers of the striking side.…

Yemen fighters backing exiled government take southern city

Yemen fighters backing exiled government take southern city

Fighters backing Yemen’s exiled government captured a key city on the road to the port city of Aden, officials said Tuesday, the pro-government forces’ first significant victory since a Saudi-led…

Death toll in Mexico tornado rises to 14, search continues for missing family of 4

Death toll in Mexico tornado rises to 14, search continues for missing family of 4

The body of a baby carried away by a tornado was found Tuesday in the northern Mexico border city of Ciudad Acuna as the death toll from the sudden, devastating…

Teen in ‘PlayStation’ terrorism case gets two-year sentence

Teen in ‘PlayStation’ terrorism case gets two-year sentence

A 14-year-old Austrian teen was sentenced to two years in jail Tuesday after pleading guilty to terrorism charges. …

Indonesian police kill 2 suspected terrorists, arrest 7 others in series of raids

Indonesian police kill 2 suspected terrorists, arrest 7 others in series of raids

Indonesian police say they have killed two suspects and arrested seven others in raids on a jihadist organization with possible links to the Islamic State group.…