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A promotional signboard for a pet cafe that features otters is displayed at the Harajuku district in Tokyo on August 21, 2019. Social media are fuelling a burgeoning appetite for acquiring wild otters and other endangered animals as pets,…
Otters top a list of endangered animals being pushed toward extinction by social media-fueled trade
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August 22, 2019
A Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) interceptor is launched during a successful intercept test, in this undated handout photo provided by the U.S. Department of Defense.
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Russia called for the meeting, complaining Washington wants to ‘flex their muscles,’ while the US maintains Moscow ‘deliberately violated’ the treaty
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August 22, 2019
FILE - Giraffes and zebras congregate under the shade of a tree in the afternoon in Mikumi National Park, Tanzania, March 20, 2018.
An international conference on endangered species has agreed to protect giraffes for the first time, drawing praise from conservationists and scowls from some sub-Saharan African nations
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August 22, 2019
Italian Interior Minister and Deputy-Premier Matteo Salvini addresses the Senate in Rome, Aug. 13, 2019.
Italy's center-left Democratic Party and the country's quirky anti-establishment Five Star Movement are exploring whether to form a coalition government
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August 22, 2019
Rescued migrants rest aboard the Ocean Viking ship in the Mediterranean Sea, Aug. 21, 2019, in this still image taken from a social media video. (MSF via Reuters)
French President Emmanuel Macron and Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis agreed to push for more solidarity in the European Union over the migrant crisis
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August 22, 2019
The migrant rescue ship Ocean Viking, run by two French charities, floats in the distance, as it waits in international waters between Malta and southern Italy for access to a port in this handout picture taken between Aug. 9 and 12, 2019.
Norwegian-flagged Ocean Viking, carrying 356 migrants, including more than 100 minors, mainly from Sudan, has been stranded at sea awaiting port access for nearly two weeks
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August 22, 2019
Activists campaigning for a global arms trade treaty hold placards during a protest in New Delhi, India, Sept. 13, 2006.
The conference leader advocates a new standard for evaluating arms sales that includes stronger consideration of gender
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August 22, 2019