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Sophia Jones

A Syrian Student's Harrowing Journey Smuggled Through Eight Countries In Search Of Asylum | Sophia Jones | Posted 10.14.2014 | World

ISTANBUL -- On a warm summer day in June last year, 21-year-old Soultan headed to his university campus in Damascus, where his classmates were being r...

Sleepless on 5th Avenue - iPhone 6 Buyers Appear to Be Trafficked Low-Wage Workers from New York's Chinatown

Heather White | Posted 09.22.2014 | Politics
Heather White

It was surprising that more than 90% of the people in line for the new iPhone in New York, wearing warm jackets and sitting in portable chairs, were Chinese. They weren't Chinese tourists or Chinese-Americans, but the workers you often see doing the lowest-wage jobs in Chinatown.

The UN Strikes Back at ISIL's Black Economy

Luay Al Khatteeb | Posted 10.22.2014 | Politics
Luay Al Khatteeb

The UN Security Council dramatically escalated the conflict with al Qaeda splinter groups by passing UN Resolution 2170. This UN Security Council is the latest in a series of draconian UN Resolutions against terror groups pursuant to its responsibility of forgotten obligations.

37 Tons of David Victorson: A Tale of Ballsy Redemption

The Fix | Posted 09.22.2014 | Crime
The Fix

"In a time of universal deceit," George Orwell once said, "telling the truth is a revolutionary act." That maxim certainly applies to David Victorson's book, 37 Tons.

Appraising Ivory Is an Antiquated Idea

John F. Calvelli | Posted 09.06.2014 | Green
John F. Calvelli

Ivory and the trinkets made from it are in high demand globally. So much so that despite restrictions on illegal poaching and trafficking, elephants are still being killed at a tremendous rate of 35,000 per year.

On Our First Ever World Wildlife Day, Let's Put an End to Illegal Wildlife Trafficking

John Kerry | Posted 05.03.2014 | Green
John Kerry

You can do your part too. Do not buy suspicious goods. Do not buy ivory -- even small trinkets or jewelry. Turn down the offer to buy that tiger skin rug. Reject the shark fin soup. We can make a difference for ourselves, and for generations to come.

Tunisia's Donor Assistance Glossed Over Sectors Related to Economy

Mehrunisa Qayyum | Posted 04.26.2014 | Politics
Mehrunisa Qayyum

With Tunisia's new technocratic government taking office as caretaker, economic reform remains one of the legacy challenges since Ennahda won power in 2011.

Ex-AirTran Worker Sentenced For Attempted Smuggling

AP | Posted 01.25.2014 | Crime

ATLANTA (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a former AirTran employee has been sentenced for trying to carry a machine gun and cocaine onto a commercial ...

Sister of Border Agency Leader Pleads Guilty to Human Smuggling Charge

Andrew Becker | Posted 09.18.2014 | Crime
Andrew Becker

Tammy Leigh Stephens, 52, of Phoenix, admitted in U.S. District Court in Tucson to aiding and abetting an illegal entry.

Man Accused In Uranium Deal Had Fake Passport

AP | Posted 08.29.2013 | Crime

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone -- Sierra Leone says a man who has been charged in the U.S. with brokering a uranium deal intended for Iran is in fact not a ci...

Border Agents To be Sentenced For Smuggling

AP | JULIE WATSON | Posted 09.19.2014 | Latino Voices

A federal judge on Friday sentenced two former Border Patrol agents to at least 30 years in prison for running a ring that smuggled more than 500 ille...

FORCE OF HABIT: Fake Nuns Hid 4 Pounds Of Cocaine In Hats

AP | Posted 05.08.2013 | Weird News

BOGOTA, Colombia -- The nuns' habits didn't seem to be habitual garb for three young women so Colombian police asked them to step aside when they arri...

WHAT A PAL: Man Serves Prison Time For Convicted Friend

AP | LOUISE NORDSTROM | Posted 09.30.2012 | Weird News

STOCKHOLM -- A man convicted of smuggling in Sweden outwitted his jailers by sneaking in a friend to serve most of his yearlong sentence, prison offic...

Two Men Arrested For Swallowing $80,000

AP | Posted 11.14.2012 | Money

BOGOTA, Colombia -- Colombian police on Friday said they had arrested two men at an airport in Medellin after discovering they were smuggling $80,000 ...

A Romney Story From the Revolution

Chris Weigant | Posted 09.04.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The name "Romney" has historical significance in Massachusetts, but the story goes back a lot further than just a recent ex-governor. In fact, a "Romney" played a significant part in the American Revolution -- on the British side.

Man Allegedly Smuggled More Than $1 Million Worth Of Fake Cigarettes

AP | Posted 09.01.2012 | Business

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — A Chinese national pleaded not guilty Monday to charges that he smuggled more than $1 million worth of fake Marlboro cigarett...

Report: Man Smuggled Guns Into Haiti Via Dog Food

Posted 01.23.2014 | Miami

Federal agents arrested dozens of cocaine smugglers, including two Miami International Airport employees, in a massive crackdown on illegal traffickin...

Smuggling Cartel May Be Behind Burned Bodies Found In Desert

AP | AMANDA LEE MYERS | Posted 08.04.2012 | Crime

PHOENIX — In the desert within 35 miles of one of the nation's largest cities and about 70 miles north of the U.S.-Mexico border, Arizona author...

Foreign Leader Joins Battle Over Dinosaur Skeleton

Posted 05.24.2012 | Science

By: Wynne Parry, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 05/24/2012 08:12 AM EDT on LiveScience A fossilized dinosaur that was once at the top of i...

U.S. and Rwanda Caught With Diplomatic Pants Down in Congo

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.05.2012 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

Diplomacy is one thing; enabling is another. It seems Rwanda and the United States have been caught with their diplomatic pants down. Congolese and i...

Borders Were Made To Be Crossed

Rebecca Tinsley | Posted 06.30.2012 | Travel
Rebecca Tinsley

Cuidad del Este is a bustling city on the Paraguayan side of the Rio Parana. It forms the triple frontier with Brazil and Argentina, but it couldn't be more different from its orderly neighbors.

Soon Your Cigarettes May Be Traced

Reuters | Posted 06.04.2012 | Business

* WHO accord would set up track and tracing system for cigarettes * Smuggling robs states of up to $50 bln in lost taxes annually ...

UN Implicates Obama Donor in Congo Gold Smuggling Scheme

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 09.18.2014 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

The United Nations' accusations against Kase Lawal and CAMAC deserve a complete investigation. Congressional hearings might be a good place to begin.

John Rudolf

Alleged Mastermind Of Human Smuggling Ring Charged In N.Y. | John Rudolf | Posted 01.23.2014 | Crime

NEW YORK -- The reputed mastermind of a migrant smuggling ring that allegedly smuggled hundreds of undocumented immigrants from Eastern Europe into th...

'Massive' Smuggling Ring Dismantled In Arizona

AP | AMANDA LEE MYERS | Posted 12.31.2011 | Latino Voices

PHOENIX — Arizona authorities have disrupted a Mexican drug cartel's distribution network, arresting dozens of smugglers in dismantling a ring r...