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South Africa gangs ‘threaten’ rare sea snail existence

South Africa gangs ‘threaten’ rare sea snail existence

Image copyright AFP Image caption Conservationists have called for the species of abalone known as Haliotis midae should be give special protection Poachers linked to South African drug gangs are threatening the existence of a species of abalone, a sea snail that is highly prized by restaurants in China, a new report says. Stocks of […]

Colombia cocaine production acreage at 'record level'

Colombia cocaine production acreage at 'record level'

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Coca cultivation in Colombia has surged in recent years, and the US government has urged the country to eradicate production of the plant. Colombian cocaine production hit record levels in 2017, according to newly released UN statistics. The UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) said the acreage under […]

US 'ready to restart negotiations' with North Korea

US 'ready to restart negotiations' with North Korea

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionNorth Korea’s agreed to shut one of the country’s main missile launch sites. Laura Bicker considers what might happen next. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says he is ready to restart negotiations with Pyongyang, with the aim of denuclearising North Korea “by 2021”. Discussions between the […]

Poor Toad: How Stormy Daniels ruined Mario Kart

Poor Toad: How Stormy Daniels ruined Mario Kart

Image copyright Getty Images/Nintendo Image caption Stormy Daniels used Toad from the Mario series to describe something about President Trump He’s the lovable mushroom-headed character from the Super Mario games. But thanks to excerpts from porn star Stormy Daniels’ tell-all book, Toad has become associated with US President Donald Trump. In it, she compares Trump’s […]

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Jellyfish robots to watch over endangered coral reefs

Jellyfish robots to watch over endangered coral reefs

Image copyright Florida Atlantic University Image caption The robotic jellyfish propel themselves with rubber tentacles A fleet of robotic jellyfish has been designed to monitor delicate ecosystems, including coral reefs. The underwater drones were invented by engineers at Florida Atlantic University and are driven by rings of hydraulic tentacles. The robots can squeeze through tight […]

Alexandre Benalla: Former Macron aide quizzed by French senate

Alexandre Benalla: Former Macron aide quizzed by French senate

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionStudent activist Taha Bouhafs filmed a woman and a man being beaten on 1 May A former top aide to the French President who was caught on camera beating protesters has defended himself before the French Senate. Alexandre Benalla acted in a security role for President Emmanuel […]

North Korea’s Kim Jong-un agrees to shut missile site

North Korea’s Kim Jong-un agrees to shut missile site

Media captionNorth Korea’s agreed to shut one of the country’s main missile launch sites. Laura Bicker considers what might happen next. North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has agreed to shut one of the country’s main missile testing and launch sites. He signed a pledge to permanently close the Tongchang-ri facility, after talks in Pyongyang with […]

Nawaz Sharif: Ex-PM and daughter released from Pakistan prison

Nawaz Sharif: Ex-PM and daughter released from Pakistan prison

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Nawaz Sharif was jailed alongside his daughter in July Pakistan’s former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has been released from prison, two months after he began a 10-year jail sentence for corruption. The release came hours after a court suspended the sentences of Sharif and his daughter Maryam, who were jailed […]

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