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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 ..
March 1, 2019

Otto Warmbier’s family speaks out against Trump’s defense of Kim Jong Un in son’s death

Vietnam News Agency/Handout/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The parents of Otto Warmbier, the 22-year-old student who died after 18 months of imprisonment in North Korea, spoke out Friday against President Donald Trump's defense of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in their son's death. "We have been respectful during this summit process. Now we must speak out. Kim and his evil regime are responsible for the death of our son Otto. Kim and his evil regime are responsible for unimaginable cruelt..