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FILE—Indonesian troops on parade in Jakarta last year (AFP/Romeo Gacad) | mb.com.ph

Indonesia backs down in Australia military row

By Agence France-Presse Indonesia appeared to back down Thursday, January 5 from a decision to suspend all military cooperation with Australia in a row over…

FILE - In this file photo taken Friday, Sept. 30, 2016, an elephant walks through the bush at the Southern African Wildlife College on the edge of Kruger National Park in South Africa. The Chinese government said in a statement released on Friday Dec. 30, 2016, it will shut down its official ivory trade at the end of 2017 in a move designed to curb the mass slaughter of African elephants.(AP Photo/Denis Farrell, FILE) | mb.com.ph

Seeking cash, Zimbabwe sells 35 elephants to China

By Associated Press Zimbabwe’s wildlife agency said Thursday it has sold 35 elephants to China to ease overpopulation and raise funds for conservation, amid criticism…