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Market for illegal elephant ivory surges in Laos, study says

Johannesburg (AP) — The illegal sale of African ivory in Laos is surging even as neighboring China phases out its own legal ivory market,...

Customs seized 17 million baht worth of African ivory

Customs officials at Suvarnabhumi international airport’s cargo terminal on Sunday arrested a Gambian as he showed up to claim eight crates of uncut stones...

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Liverpool begins Champions League defense at Napoli

Dortmund, Germany (AP) — Defending champion Liverpool and Barcelona open their Champions League campaigns with difficult away games on Tuesday as Europe's top club...

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