Easter Sunday bomb blasts kill more than 200 in Sri Lanka

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Nine bombings of churches, luxury hotels and other sites on Easter Sunday killed more than 200 people and wounded hundreds more in Sri Lanka's deadliest violence si...

Poll workers journey to reach India's most remote voters

NEW DELHI (AP) — The figures involved in India's general election are staggering: 900 million voters, 83 million first-time voters, 11 million poll workers, nearly 4 million electronic voting machines...

Hong Kong Legislator Urges Tougher Measures to Investigate Wildlife Crime

HONG KONG (WildAid)-With an increasing trend of major wildlife smuggling passing through Hong Kong and last week’s record seizure of rhino horn en route from South Africa to Malaysia, Hong Kong ...

Some ideas for treating a favored newborn like royalty

NEW YORK (AP) — Your sister, best friend or beloved cousin just had her first baby and you'd like to treat your favored newborn to some luxury. But where to begin? Where you live and...

Elephant who couldn't get up hoisted to feet at Colorado zoo

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — An aging elephant at a Colorado zoo is recovering after being hoisted back to her feet with help from firefighters. The Cheyenne Mountain Zoo says a 33...

"Harry Potter" books burned at Catholic parish in Poland

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Priests at a Catholic parish in northern Poland have burned books, including the "Harry Potter" series, and other items that their owners said had evil forces. ...

Rangers free 6 trapped baby elephants in Thailand

BANGKOK (AP) — Rangers at a national park in northeastern Thailand have rescued six baby elephants that were trapped in a mud pit. Park officials say the elephants were unable to cli...

WildAid: Japan Announces Tighter Controls on Domestic Ivory Market

JAPAN (WildAid) - Beginning in July, Japan will require ivory dealers to prove, via carbon dating, that ivory pieces were legally acquired. Until now, owners did not need to provide verifiable proof o...

China sets aside crops for wild elephants to spare farmers

BEIJING (AP) — China plans to grow crops specifically for wild elephants to graze on in an effort to spare the livelihoods of local farmers. The southwestern province of Yunnan will ...

Posthumous Dr. Seuss book coming Sept. 3

NEW YORK (AP) — There is no muse like Dr. Seuss. An unfinished manuscript by the late children's author is the basis for "Dr. Seuss's Horse Museum," coming Sept. 3. Random House Chil...

TV dramas in China could be further spurring endangered pangolin trade

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Demand for byproducts made from one of the most trafficked animals in the world has been piqued in China due to the growing popularity of an originally rather niche intere...

China backs Tanzania prison sentence for 'ivory queen'

BEIJING (AP) — China says it backs Tanzania's sentencing of a Chinese woman labeled the "ivory queen" to 15 years in jail for smuggling elephant tusks. Foreign ministry spokesman Gen...

Chinese ivory trafficker gets 15 years in Tanzanian sentence

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A Tanzanian judge has sentenced a Chinese trafficker who was labeled the "ivory queen" to 15 years in jail after she was convicted of smuggling about 700 elephant tusks. ...

AP Photos: Naked pot-smoking sect grows at Indian Hindu fest

PRAYAGRAJ, India (AP) — At the world's largest pilgrimage in Prayagraj in northern India, tens of millions of Hindu faithful travel to the sacred sangam — the confluence of three holy rivers — to take...

Charley Pride is in the spotlight with upcoming TV specials

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — A roundup of news from the Television Critics Association winter meeting, at which TV networks and streaming services are presenting details on upcoming programs. ...