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March 4, 2019

Helicopter crash in Kenya kills four Americans, police say

omersukrugoksu/iStock(LONDON) -- Four Americans were killed Sunday night when their helicopter crashed on a remote island in northern Kenya, authorities said. Their Kenyan pilot also was killed. The helicopter went down around 8 p.m. local time at Central Island National Park, which sits on a small volcanic island in the middle of Lake Turkana, according to a statement from Kenya's National Police Service. The chopper was one of two that had landed on the island earlier in the day at Lobol..
March 4, 2019

Over 1,500 exotic turtles, tortoises found at Philippines airport in luggage

Bureau of Customs NAIA/Facebook(LONDON) -- Over 1,500 exotic turtles and tortoises that were being smuggled into the Philippines' main airport were intercepted by authorities on Sunday, Philippine customs said. The 1,529 animals, all of which were found to be alive after four abandoned suitcases containing the animals were discovered, were believed to be worth around $86,000 (4.5 million pesos), the Bureau of Customs at Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) in Manila said in a statemen..
March 4, 2019

29 deported parents return to US, hope to reunite with their separated children

ABC News(SAN ANTONIO) -- This story is a part of an ongoing ABC News project called Borderline, documenting immigration at the US-Mexico border. At a San Antonio airport one day last May, Jesus, an immigrant from Honduras, waited for his 6-year-old son, Ariel, from whom he had been separated days earlier when the pair was apprehended by U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents after crossing the Rio Grande. Jesus, 31, was waiting for a reunion that would never happen. “I cried inconsolably,”..
March 3, 2019

U.S. ends annual Spring military exercises with South Korea

Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Seeking to give diplomatic efforts to denuclearize North Korea more of a chance, the U.S. and South Korea have decided to stop holding the large-scale annual spring exercises that have irritated North Korea in the past. Instead, replacing them with smaller-scale exercises intended to maintain the readiness of U.S. and South Korean troops on the Korean Peninsula. The move was announced following a phone call on Saturday between acting Defense Secretary ..