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India sees surge in exotic wildlife smuggling

Last month, West Bengal's forest officials rescued three kangaroos in the forests of Jalpaiguri district and recovered the carcass of another. Though the rescued kangaroos were finally sent to th...

UAE dismantles plane of gunrunner Russia wants for Americans

UMM AL-QUWAIN, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The hulking, Soviet-era cargo plane has sat for decades under the blazing sun in a remote corner of the United Arab Emirates, its four jet engines silent aft...

Detention hearing waived in plot to kill George W. Bush

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Iraqi man behind bars following his arrest on a charge of plotting to assassinate former President George W. Bush has waived his right to a detention hearing and will remain b...

Envoy: Iran nuclear deal looks 'tenuous' but worth seeking

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States' top negotiator for Iran nuclear talks made the case to lawmakers Wednesday for sticking with what may be a last try for a deal reimposing limits on Iran’s nuclear ...

Brittney Griner's wife tells ABC she wants WNBA star home

Brittney Griner's wife, Cherelle, wants President Joe Biden to secure her partner's release, doing whatever is necessary to get the WNBA star home from Russia where she has been detained for more than...

Feds: Ohio man plotted visit to Texas to kill George W. Bush

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Iraqi man who came to the United States two years ago and applied for asylum hatched a plot to assassinate former President George W. Bush in retaliation for casualties agains...

Big cross-border tunnel found linking Tijuana, San Diego

SAN DIEGO (AP) — U.S. authorities on Monday announced the discovery of a major drug smuggling tunnel — running about the length of a six football fields — from Mexico to a warehouse in an industrial a...

Detention of WNBA's Griner in Moscow extended by 1 month

MOSCOW (AP) — WNBA star Brittney Griner had her pre-trial detention in Russia extended by one month Friday, her lawyer said. Alexander Boykov told The Associated Press he thinks the ...

EXPLAINER: WNBA star Brittney Griner's detention in Russia

As WNBA star and two-time U.S. Olympic gold medalist Brittney Griner approaches the three-month mark of her detention in Russia, she has no clear prospect of release. The Phoenix Mer...

Taiwan High Court upholds 10-year sentence for officer convicted of embezzling 900 masks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan High Court on Wednesday (May 11) upheld a lower court’s 10-year sentence for a former lieutenant colonel convicted of stealing 900 masks in 2020. In Fe...

US sanctions alleged IS child trafficking financiers

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. announced Monday that it is sanctioning five people accused of fundraising for the Islamic State group and using the funds to help traffic children to serve as fighters for ...

British Virgin Islands premier accused of smuggling cocaine

MIAMI (AP) — The premier of the British Virgin Islands appeared in federal court in Miami on Friday after his arrest on cocaine-smuggling charges, while Britain’s governor of the Caribbean territory a...

Lebanon army says thwarts fresh migrant trafficking attempt

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon's military on Friday said it has detained five people in the northern city of Tripoli as they prepared to smuggle 85 migrants by boat to Europe. The announcemen...

British Virgin Islands premier arrested on US drug charges

MIAMI (AP) — The premier of the British Virgin Islands and the director of the Caribbean territory’s ports were arrested Thursday on drug smuggling charges in South Florida, federal authorities said. ...

Malaysian man due to be hanged gets reprieve

Malaysia's Court of Appeal on Thursday, has allowed a stay of execution of a Malaysian man who was due to be hanged on Friday. Thirty-six-year-old Datchinamurthy Kataiah was to be the second deat...