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Pangolins are under state protection in China, where some believe the animal's scales have medicinal qualities, despite no scientific evidence to support the claim. (ROYAL MALAYSIAN CUSTOMS/AFP / MANILA BULLETIN)

China seizes 12 tons of endangered pangolin scales

By Agence France-Presse Nearly 12 tonnes of smuggled pangolin scales have been confiscated by Chinese officials -- the country's largest-ever seizure of the endangered mammal's prized…

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Italy finally makes torture illegal

By Agence France-Presse Italian lawmakers on Wednesday finally passed a bill making torture a crime under national law, after years of parliamentary back-and-forth. Rome signed…