Record 3.2 tonnes of rare African ivory found at Cambodian port hidden amongst marble Cambodian customs officials executed their largest seizure of ivory ever on Saturday, adding to the country’s reputation as a passageway for smugglers.

Cambodia seized more than 3.2 tonnes of elephant tusks hidden in a storage container sent from Mozambique, a customs official said on December 16, marking the country’s largest ivory bust. (Photo by BAN CHORK / AFP)BAN CHORK/AFP/Getty Images Mícheál Ó Scannáil December 16 2018 9:40 AM 0 Comments Record 3.2 tonnes of rare African ivory […]

Breaking Magnitude 6.1 earthquake strikes 1,000 km off Australian city of Perth A magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck around 1,000 km north-northwest of the Australian city of Perth, the U.S. Geological Survey reported on Sunday.

Stock photo: Australian flag December 16 2018 2:53 PM 0 Comments Magnitude 6.1 earthquake strikes 1,000 km off Australian city of Perth Independent.ie A magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck around 1,000 km north-northwest of the Australian city of Perth, the U.S. Geological Survey reported on Sunday. https://www.independent.ie/world-news/asia-pacific/magnitude-6-1-earthquake-strikes-1000-km-off-australian-city-of-perth-37630999.html https://www.independent.ie/world-news/article37630998.ece/074e0/AUTOCROP/h342/PANews_P-cfd7e448-d890-4e14-8609-0eaf4832a6db_I1.jpg Email A magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck around 1,000 […]

Asia-PacificBreaking Restaurant explosion leaves more than 40 injured in Japan More than 40 people have been injured in an explosion at a restaurant in Sapporo, northern Japan.

(stock photo) Independent.ie NewsdeskTwitterEmail December 16 2018 3:22 PM 0 Comments Restaurant explosion leaves more than 40 injured in Japan Independent.ie More than 40 people have been injured in an explosion at a restaurant in Sapporo, northern Japan. https://www.independent.ie/world-news/asia-pacific/restaurant-explosion-leaves-more-than-40-injured-in-japan-37631037.html https://www.independent.ie/incoming/article37547888.ece/edfb5/AUTOCROP/h342/STOCK%20Breaking%20News%20Image.png Email More than 40 people have been injured in an explosion at a restaurant in […]

Second Canadian is detained by China amid Huawei arrest row A second Canadian citizen has been detained in China, heightening fears that Beijing is retaliating against Ottawa for the arrest of Chinese telecoms executive Meng Wanzhou.

No-show: Michael Spavor had been due in Seoul but failed to show after being detained. AP photo Nicola Smith in Beijing December 14 2018 2:30 AM 0 Comments Second Canadian is detained by China amid Huawei arrest row Independent.ie A second Canadian citizen has been detained in China, heightening fears that Beijing is retaliating against […]

Asia-PacificRecord 3.2 tonnes of rare African ivory found at Cambodian port hidden amongst marble Cambodian customs officials executed their largest seizure of ivory ever on Saturday, adding to the country’s reputation as a passageway for smugglers.

Cambodia seized more than 3.2 tonnes of elephant tusks hidden in a storage container sent from Mozambique, a customs official said on December 16, marking the country’s largest ivory bust. (Photo by BAN CHORK / AFP)BAN CHORK/AFP/Getty Images Mícheál Ó Scannáil December 16 2018 9:40 AM 0 Comments Record 3.2 tonnes of rare African ivory […]

Accountability needed for ‘horrendous persecution’ of Rohingya Muslims in… Asia-Pacific

UN secretary general Antonio Guterres August 28 2018 11:09 PM 0 Comments Accountability needed for ‘horrendous persecution’ of Rohingya Muslims in Burma – UN Independent.ie UN secretary-general Antonio Guterres has called for accountability for the “horrendous persecution” of Rohingya Muslims in Burma. https://www.independent.ie/world-news/asia-pacific/accountability-needed-for-horrendous-persecution-of-rohingya-muslims-in-burma-un-37262259.html https://www.independent.ie/world-news/article36258485.ece/893db/AUTOCROP/h342/PANews_P-91c054a4-fcfd-4672-a3e5-f90eb4260011_I1.jpg Email UN secretary-general Antonio Guterres has called for accountability for the […]

Missing ex-Interpol chief ‘under probe for bribery’ – says China ministry Asia-Pacific

Grace Meng, the wife of missing Interpol president Meng Hongwei, has spoken of her fears (John Leicester/AP) Interpol president Meng Hongwei is under investigation in China (Andrew Matthews/PA) Tony Munroe and Stella Qiu October 8 2018 7:19 AM 0 Comments Missing ex-Interpol chief ‘under probe for bribery’ – says China ministry Independent.ie Missing former Interpol […]

British schoolgirls and teacher sexually assaulted at gunpoint British schoolgirls and their teacher were reportedly sexually assaulted at gunpoint on a visit to Ghana.

British schoolgirls and their teacher were reportedly sexually assaulted at gunpoint on a visit to Ghana. Dean Gray December 11 2018 2:30 AM 0 Comments British schoolgirls and teacher sexually assaulted at gunpoint Independent.ie British schoolgirls and their teacher were reportedly sexually assaulted at gunpoint on a visit to Ghana. https://www.independent.ie/world-news/africa/british-schoolgirls-and-teacher-sexually-assaulted-at-gunpoint-37614743.html https://www.independent.ie/world-news/article34465368.ece/40ced/AUTOCROP/h342/PANews_P-98f0e477-2651-4999-ac72-c0b9082f4a41_I1.jpg Email British schoolgirls […]

AfricaHealer ‘tired’ of eating humans jailed for life A man who told police officers that he was “tired” of eating human flesh has been sentenced to life in prison for killing a woman in South Africa for her body parts.

Stock Image Zamira Rahim December 14 2018 2:30 AM 0 Comments Healer ‘tired’ of eating humans jailed for life Independent.ie A man who told police officers that he was “tired” of eating human flesh has been sentenced to life in prison for killing a woman in South Africa for her body parts. https://www.independent.ie/world-news/africa/healer-tired-of-eating-humans-jailed-for-life-37625498.html https://www.independent.ie/world-news/article37625453.ece/3d27d/AUTOCROP/h342/PANews_P-98839b46-e5d5-4256-bc0b-f323caf9e8a2_I1.jpg Email […]

Huawei exec bailed ahead of extradition fight The Chinese executive accused of violating US sanctions against Iran has been granted bail while she awaits an extradition hearing to the US following her arrest in Canada.

Meng Wanzhou, Huawei Technologies’s chief financial officer. Photo: Reuters Olivia Feld December 13 2018 2:30 AM 0 Comments Huawei exec bailed ahead of extradition fight Independent.ie The Chinese executive accused of violating US sanctions against Iran has been granted bail while she awaits an extradition hearing to the US following her arrest in Canada. https://www.independent.ie/world-news/asia-pacific/huawei-exec-bailed-ahead-of-extradition-fight-37622052.html […]