Kenya to burn huge pile of ivory tusks to protest poaching

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya is set to burn 105 tons of elephant ivory and more than 1 ton of rhino horn, believed to be the largest stockpile ever destroyed, in a dramatic statement against the trade in ivory and products from endangered species.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

TV pundit who claimed CIA ties pleads guilty to fraud

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Former cable news pundit Wayne Simmons admits he's a fraud. And he admits he's a felon. But despite all evidence to the contrary, he remains adamant that he was a CIA man.

  • Written by MATTHEW BARAKAT, Associated Press

Air strikes on Aleppo amid calm in other parts of Syria

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian government warplanes and helicopter gunships launched new airstrikes Saturday on insurgent-held neighborhoods in the northern city of Aleppo. The fresh violence comes as the International Committee of the Red Cross warned that the intensification of fighting brings millions of people closer to a humanitarian disaster.

  • Written by BASSEM MROUE, Associated Press

Iraqi protesters breach Green Zone, storm parliament

BAGHDAD (AP) — Hundreds of protesters climbed over the blast walls surrounding Baghdad's highly-fortified Green Zone for the first time on Saturday and stormed into parliament, carrying Iraqi flags and chanting against the government.

  • Written by SUSANNAH GEORGE, Associated Press