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Trump delays new policy on importing elephant parts

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Washington, Nov 18 (AP) - President Donald Trump said Friday he's delaying a new policy allowing the body parts of African elephants shot for sport to be imported until he can review "all conservation facts."
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Thursday it would allow such importation, arguing that encouraging wealthy big-game hunters to kill the threatened species would help raise money for conservation programs.
Animal rights advocates and environmental groups criticized the decision...
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China sending envoy to N Korea following Trump visit

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Following President Donald Trump's visit to Beijing, China said Wednesday that it would send a high-level special envoy to North Korea amid an extended chill in relations between the neighbors over Pyongyang's nuclear weapons and missile programs.
Song Tao, the head of China's ruling Communist...
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Gunman targets people at random in California town, kills 4

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Rancho Tehama Reserve, Nov 15 (AP) - A gunman driving stolen vehicles and choosing his targets at random opened fire "without provocation" in a tiny, rural Northern California town Tuesday, killing four people and wounding at least 10 others, including a student at an elementary school, before...
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Zimbabwe army says ‘this is not a takeover’, Mugabe safe

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Harare, Nov 15 (AP) - In an extraordinary statement after long hours of unrest, Zimbabwe's army early Wednesday sought to reassure the country that "this is not a military takeover" and that while President Robert Mugabe was safe and sound, the military was targeting "criminals around him" who...
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Trump in Asia A break from the past but uncertain results

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President Donald Trump declared his first Asian tour "tremendously successful" as he hopped on a plane bound for Washington. But when he landed at the White House late Tuesday he arrived with few concrete accom-plishments in hand.
As he jetted across the region, to five nations, six cities and...
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