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Vietnamese rhino horn smuggler nabbed in South Africa

The man was caught by customs officers in possession of about $466,000 worth of rhino horn.

S.African drug smuggler delays potential death sentence in Vietnam with psychiatric test request

The alleged cocaine trafficker claims he has schizophrenia in the face of Vietnam's tough drug laws.

Fossils may be earliest known multicellular life - study

Fossils could be  the earliest known specimens of the branch of life to which humans belong.
April 25, 2017 | 08:13 am GMT+7

South Africa's top court lifts ban on domestic sales in rhino horn

Critics are concerned that domestic rhino horn buyers could illicitly supply markets in Vietnam and China.
April 06, 2017 | 08:10 pm GMT+7

Elephants are insomniacs, sleeping just 2 hours a night

Elephants sleep standing or lying down, influenced by temperature and humidity rather than sunrise or sunset.
March 02, 2017 | 09:24 am GMT+7

South Africa says domestic rhino horn trade on ice, takes issue to top court

South Africa's department of environmental affairs said on Wednesday an on-again-off-again moratorium on domestic trade in rhino horn had been reinstated after it appealed to the ...
June 09, 2016 | 07:54 pm GMT+7

Chinese fishermen detained in South Africa

Some 100 Chinese fishermen are in South African custody after fisheries officials discovered 600 tons of squid in their possession.
May 25, 2016 | 02:40 pm GMT+7