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Rhino poaching in South Africa fell by half in the first six months of 2020, in part because a coronavirus lockdown made it harder to get around The number of South African rhinos killed by poachers fell by half in the first six months of the year, but 166 were slaughtered nonetheless, the environment minister…

Police had launched a manhunt after dozens of inmates fled across the main entrance and roof of the prison [File: Waldo Swiegers/Bloomberg] All 68 prisoners that escaped from a jail near Cape Town have been recaptured following a large-scale manhunt, a spokesman for the South African justice ministry has said.  The prisoners, who were awaiting…

SEOUL—South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Thursday warned North Korea against conducting any armed attack on Seoul following several weeks of rising tensions that have dragged inter-Korean relations to their lowest point in years. Mr. Moon’s stern remarks were unusually strong for a president who has dedicated the last three years to improving relations with…