Hunters chafe at negative views prompted by Cecil the lion's death

Hunters chafe at negative views prompted by Cecil the lion's death

One American bow and arrow hunter who traveled with his wife to a South African wildlife reserve worked as a state trooper for decades. Another hunter went alone after his closest friend, who was going to join him, died shortly before their date of departure from the United States.

Africa's Deadwood: The gold rush is on in Uganda

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Africa's Deadwood: The gold rush is on in Uganda
The hunt for gold takes the men 100 meters (yards) underground, past contraptions of wood and rope rigged to function like pulleys, past hard rock that they attack day and night with demolition hammers. When they emerge at the end of a shift, the miners carry stone samples that will be examined for the dark veins that suggest presence of gold.

Is N. Korean airline world's worst? It may be the quirkiest

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Is N. Korean airline world's worst? It may be the quirkiest
If an Air Koryo passenger ignores its no-photography rule, a flight attendant might take the camera and delete the pictures herself. Crumpling up a newspaper bearing the image of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un can earn travelers a stern lecture, or worse.
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Migrants flood Budapest rail station; no trains to the West

Migrants have flooded in to Budapest's Police Keleti train station as police leave, but the train operator says that there will be no trains going to Western Europe.
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Out of the sunroof, and the office: Glimpses of China parade

Brief looks at China's massive parade Thursday commemorating the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II:
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Tamil leader becomes opposition leader in Parliament

Sri Lanka's Parliament has recognized an ethnic Tamil lawmaker as the opposition leader for the first time in decades in what is seen a positive step toward post civil-war reconciliation with the minority community.
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Pacific bluefin tuna group puts off new moves to save fish

An international body that monitors fisheries in most of the Pacific Ocean has ended a meeting in Japan without agreement on fresh measures to protect the dwindling bluefin tuna.
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Q&A: What to look for with Guatemala's embattled president

A Guatemala judge has ordered President Otto Perez Molina to appear before a judge after Congress withdrew immunity of office this week, moving forward on his possible prosecution in a customs corruption scandal that has sparked massive street protests. A court has barred him from leaving the country during the investigation, though he remains president of the Central American nation.
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Seoul prosecutors seek 15-year term for US envoy attacker

South Korean prosecutors have asked for a 15-year prison term for the man they say slashed the U.S. ambassador during a breakfast forum in March.
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French farmers stage 1,000-strong tractor protest in Paris

Hundreds of tractors are descending on Paris in a boisterous protest by farmers blocking highways in anger over falling French food prices and high taxes.
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Guatemala president ordered detained in corruption probe

A Guatemalan judge issued an order to detain President Otto Perez Molina in a government corruption scandal that has thrown the country into turmoil.
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China pledges to cut 300,000 troops from its massive army

Chinese President Xi Jinping has pledged a reduction of 300,000 troops from China's 2.3 million-member People's Liberation Army, amid rising personnel costs and growing technological capabilities that reduce the need for large numbers of troops.
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Guatemala prosecutor gets judge's order to detain president

Guatemala's attorney general says a judge has granted her request for an order to detain President Otto Perez Molina in connection with a government corruption case that has thrown the country into turmoil.
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China marks Japan WWII defeat, shows rising power in parade

Tanks, missiles and troops in lock-step filed past Beijing's iconic Tiananmen Square in a massive parade Thursday commemorating Japan's World War II defeat 70 years ago and underlining President Xi Jinping's determination to make China the pre-eminent Asian power.
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UNICEF: 40 percent school dropouts in Mideast conflict areas

Forty percent of children from five conflict-scarred Middle Eastern countries are not attending school, the United Nations agency for children said Thursday, warning that losing this generation will lead to more militancy, migration and a dim future for the region.
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Lost Australian sheep yields 42 kilos (93 pounds) of fleece

An overgrown sheep found lost in Australian scrubland was shorn for perhaps the first time on Thursday, yielding 42 kilograms (93 pounds) of wool, the shearer said.
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Mexico Senate ratifies academic as next ambassador to US

Mexican lawmakers have confirmed a U.S.-based Mexican academic as the country's next ambassador to the United States.
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Ex-GOP Sen. Richard Lugar, right, greets Secretary of State John Kerry before Kerry's speech for the Iran nuclear deal Wednesday.

Obama seals Iran deal win as Senate Democrats find 34 votes

Overcoming ferocious opposition, President Barack Obama secured a legacy-defining foreign policy victory Wednesday as Senate Democrats clinched the necessary votes to ensure the Iran nuclear agreement survives in Congress.
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Indonesia extradites ex-police officer sought in US murder

A former Austin, Texas, police officer has been charged with capital murder in the death of his pregnant girlfriend, according to a federal affidavit unsealed Wednesday.
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Suspected US drone strike kills 6 in northwest Pakistan

A suspected U.S. drone strike on a militant hideout in northwestern Pakistan killed six men, Pakistani intelligence officials said Wednesday.
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Colombia to give citizenship to Venezuelans hurt by crisis

Colombia is giving citizenship to dozens of Venezuelans separated from family members as part of President Nicolas Maduro's crackdown on illegal immigration along the border.
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Russia delays new body to assign blame for Syrian attacks

Russia is holding up Security Council approval to establish a new international body to assign blame for chemical attacks in Syria's deadly conflict for the first time.
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Mexico's president acknowledges distrust, fear

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto acknowledged Wednesday that the country's crime, corruption and economic troubles have caused distrust and anger among Mexicans.
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