A new report says Mexico has abandoned protection of loggerhead sea turtles

A new report says Mexico has abandoned protection of loggerhead sea turtles

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican government has largely abandoned protection and enforcement measures for loggerhead sea turtles, leading to a spike in the number of turtles being caught up and killed in fishing nets, according to a report released Monday.The findings were announced by the Commission for Environmental Cooperation, which functions as part of

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Myanmar’s figurehead vice president, a rare holdover from Suu Kyi’s civilian government, steps down

Myanmar’s figurehead vice president, a rare holdover from Suu Kyi’s civilian government, steps down

BANGKOK (AP) — Myanmar’s Vice President Henry Van Thio, who served in the elected government of Aung San Suu Kyi and then continued in the position after the military ousted her to seize power in 2021, is stepping down for unspecified health reasons, state media said Monday.State television MRTV announced on Monday night that 65-year-old

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Satellite photos suggest Iran air defense radar struck in Isfahan during apparent Israeli attack

Satellite photos suggest Iran air defense radar struck in Isfahan during apparent Israeli attack

JERUSALEM (AP) — Satellite photos taken Monday suggest an apparent Israeli retaliatory strike targeting Iran’s central city of Isfahan hit a radar system for a Russian-made air defense battery, contradicting repeated denials by officials in Tehran of any damage in the assault. The strike on an S-300 radar in what appears to have been a

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Jury deliberating in Iraq Abu Ghraib prison abuse civil case; contractor casts blame on Army

Jury deliberating in Iraq Abu Ghraib prison abuse civil case; contractor casts blame on Army

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A lawyer for the military contractor being sued by three survivors of the notorious Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq told jurors Monday that the plaintiffs are suing the wrong people.“If you believe they were abused … tell them to make their claim against the U.S. government,” said John O’Connor, defense attorney

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Chinese generosity in lead-up to cleared doping tests reflects its growing influence on WADA

Chinese generosity in lead-up to cleared doping tests reflects its growing influence on WADA

In the two years before the World Anti-Doping Agency signed off on clearing 23 Chinese swimmers of intentionally taking performance enhancers, that country’s government contributed nearly $2 million above its yearly requirements to WADA programs, including one designed to strengthen the agency’s investigations and intelligence unit.The Associated Press obtained confidential minutes from meetings of the

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Review of UN agency helping Palestinian refugees found Israel did not express concern about staff

Review of UN agency helping Palestinian refugees found Israel did not express concern about staff

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — An independent review of the neutrality of the U.N. agency helping Palestinian refugees found that Israel never expressed concern about anyone on the staff lists it has received annually since 2011. The review was carried out after Israel alleged that a dozen employees of the agency known as UNRWA had participated

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