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Thailand's 'spirit houses' believed to bring fortune and protection

Eagle-eyed visitors to Thailand may have noticed these miniature shrines set up in cities across the country. It is a common sight to see locals pausing on a busy Bangkok street to give such doll-hou...

The dying art of papier-mache in Kashmir

His family has been in the business of papier-mache art for well over a century, but for Akhtar Hussain Mir, his trade is gradually disappearing before his eyes. Mir learnt the art at the age of 10 b...

Chinese elephants’ epic expedition nearing an end?

Chinese wildlife protection officials believe a herd of 14 Asian elephants is heading home. The animals have travelled a route spanning more than 1,200 kilometers (800 miles) in southwestern China'...

China’s wandering elephants may finally be heading home

BEIJING (AP) — An elephant herd that fascinated locals and people around the world by making a yearlong journey into urbanized southwest China, raiding farms and even a retirement home for food,...

AP PHOTOS: In Sri Lanka, a dangerous climb for online school

BOHITIYAWA, Sri Lanka (AP) — Getting online school lessons for residents of a remote Sri Lankan village requires a trek through dense bushes sometimes visited by leopards and elephants. ...

One of China's wandering elephants is returned to reserve

BEIJING (AP) — One member of a group of elephants that left a nature reserve and wandered close to cities in China's southwest has been tranquilized and returned to the reserve after leaving the herd....

Man gets year in prison for buying endangered animal parts

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man has been sentenced to a year and a day in federal prison for buying parts of dead endangered animals. Steven Phillip Griffin II, 36, was sentenced la...

Rare poached cacti found in Italy sent home to native Chile

ROME (AP) — Armed with a search warrant, Italy’s police wildlife unit entered the house of a suspected cactus trafficker, finding over 1,000 rare cacti poached from Chile's Atacama Desert in a locked ...

Wandering elephants wreak havoc in China’s Yunnan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A herd of 15 elephants that have been on the road for a year and three months in China’s Yunnan Province has caused a great deal of damage along the way. As of M...

China's wandering elephants on the move again

BEIJING (AP) — China’s famed wandering elephants are on the move again, heading southwest while a male who broke from the herd is still keeping his distance. The group left a wildli...

China: Elephant herd wanders toward city of 7 million

A herd of 15 wild elephants on Wednesday was approaching the city of Kunming, the capital of southwest China's Yunnan province. The group of Asian elephants, which includes three calves, have rep...

Former circus elephants begin to arrive at Florida sanctuary

YULEE, Fla. (AP) — Former circus elephants are starting to arrive at a new wildlife sanctuary in north Florida. The White Oak Conservation Center announced Monday that a dozen female...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Saturday, May 1, the 121st day of 2021. There are 244 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 1, ...

Legal sales of ivory in Tokyo drive illegal exports

A report released today by WildAid and the Japan Tiger and Elephant Fund (JTEF)­ documents ivory businesses in Tokyo targeting Chinese customers, who knowingly operate with the assumption that the...

Boat, snowmobile, camel: Vaccine reaches world's far corners

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — After enduring 40-knot winds and freezing sea spray, jostled health care providers arrived wet and cold on two Maine islands in the North Atlantic late last month to conduct cor...