Image copyright Reuters Image caption Colombian military say left-wing rebels and criminal gangs are both involved in the drug trade Security forces in Colombia have carried out a huge operation to destroy 104 cocaine production laboratories in the south-eastern jungle. Officials say the raids are part of a new strategy to target producers and traffickers rat
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New Zealand has set a goal of eradicating all non-native predators within 35 years in order to protect the country's indigenous wildlife. The clock is ticking for stoats, rats and possums, as Prime Minister John Key wants "every single part" of New Zealand to be free of the creatures by 2050, the New Zealand Herald reports. Mr Key says the animals kill 25 million native birds each year, and getting rid of them will be "the most ambitious conservation project attempted anywhere in the world"…
Image copyright EPA Image caption The sailors were released in Kenya over the weekend A group of sailors who were held hostage by Somali pirates for nearly five years survived in part by eating rats, one survivor has told the BBC. Filipino sailor Arnel Balbero s
Image copyright Reuters South Africa has avoided losing its investment grade credit rating from Standard & Poor’s, but the agency has maintained its negative outlook. S&P held the country’s sovereign debt rating at BBB- but warned about the consequences of low economic growth. It had been feared the agency would cut South Africa to so-called “junk status”, making it more expensive to borrow. The rand extend
Image copyright Disney/Pixar Image caption Remy the Parisian rat in the film Ratatouille is safe – he is fictional, after all Paris city hall is temporarily closing the French capital's parks as part of a drive to reduce the rat population. Five parks
Image copyright AFP Japan has delayed plans to raise the country’s sales tax to 10% from the current 8%. The tax increase was supposed to take place next year, but now Prime Minister Shinzo Abe wants to delay it to late 2019. Mr Abe says he wants to speed up his “Abenomics” policy, which aims to reverse more than a decade of deflation and stimulate demand in the economy. The sales tax was first introduced in 1989 at a rat
America is reeling as details of an apparent Islamic terrorist attack at the Ohio State University campus are still breaking. However, while everyone is trying to figure out who the attacker is and if they were affiliated with ISIS, one student shocked the nation when she revealed what the military members in her classroom did as soon as the killing began.