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FILE - In this Mar. 30, 2017, file photo, a local vendor grills dog meat on the sidewalk on the outskirts of Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Early this week on Monday, July 6, 2020 in Siem Reap, home of the famous Angkor Wat temple complex, the local government issued a ban on the buying, selling and butchering of dogs for food. (AP Photo/Heng Sinith, File)

Cambodian province famous for Angkor Wat bans dog meat trade

Jul. 8, 2020 9:41 PM EDT

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — The Cambodian province that is home to the famous Angkor Wat temple complex, a major destination for foreign tourists, has outlawed the trade in dog meat, which animal rights activists have said is rife in the area. The authorities in Siem Reap province issued an order Monday...

Wisconsin mink industry warned of outbreak in Europe animals

Jun. 29, 2020 1:28 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin animal health officials are cautioning the state’s mink producers about the dangers of the coronavirus following outbreaks among animals on several farms in Europe, spurring renewed calls from animal rights activists to ban the fur trade. There are no confirmed cases...

This November 2014 photo provided by the Wildlife Trust of India shows a leopard caught in a trap in a forest in Karnataka, India. Authorities in India are concerned a 2020 spike in poaching not only could kill more endangered tigers and leopards but also species these carnivores depend upon to survive. (WTI via AP)

Coronavirus lockdowns increase poaching in Asia, Africa

Jun. 22, 2020 12:27 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — A camera trap photo of an injured tigress and a forensic examination of its carcass revealed why the creature died: a poacher’s wire snare punctured its windpipe and sapped its strength as the wound festered for days. Snares like this one set in southern India's dense forest have...

European Union's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier gives a news conference after Brexit talks, in Brussels, Belgium, Friday, June 5, 2020. (Yves Herman, Pool Photo via AP)

No progress: EU, UK remain far apart in post-Brexit talks

Jun. 5, 2020 11:11 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Another round of trade discussions between the European Union and the U.K. ended Friday — and once again there were no signs of progress ahead of a looming deadline on whether a transition arrangement can be extended. Following four days of video discussions because of the...

A woman sits near her belongings outside a railway station hoping to be able to return to her home state, in Mumbai, India, Tuesday, May 19, 2020. Rural villages across India are seeing an increase in cases with the return of hundreds of thousands of migrant workers who left cities and towns where they were abandoned by their employers after having toiled for years building homes and roads. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)

Asia Today: Hong Kong increasing coronavirus testing

May. 19, 2020 10:32 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Hong Kong’s leader says the city is ramping up testing for the coronavirus, especially for workers at the busy international airport and caregivers at homes for the elderly and disabled. Carrie Lam said Tuesday that tests will be increased from 4,500 to 7,000 daily, with both the...

Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne comments in Penrith, Australia Monday, May 18, 2020. Payne welcomed international support for an independent investigation of the coronavirus: an inquiry that has been condemned by China and blamed for a bilateral trade rift. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)

Australia welcomes virus inquiry but condemns China tariff

May. 18, 2020 6:40 PM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia on Tuesday welcomed international support for an independent coronavirus pandemic investigation as China ratcheted up a bilateral trade rift by placing tariffs on Australian barley. The World Health Organization bowed to calls Monday from most of its member states to...

An opened box of protective masks sits on a pallet at Direct Relief's distribution center in Santa Barbara, Calif., on Wednesday, April 1, 2020.  An Associated Press investigation has found millions of medical masks, gloves, gowns and other supplies being used in hospitals across the country are counterfeits, putting lives at risk.  (Jonathan Ingalls/FRONTLINE/PBS/GRC via AP)

Counterfeit masks reaching frontline health workers in US

May. 13, 2020 11:13 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — On a day when COVID-19 cases soared, healthcare supplies were scarce and an anguished doctor warned he was being sent to war without bullets, a cargo plane landed at the Los Angeles International Airport, supposedly loaded with the ammo doctors and nurses were begging for: some of the...