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US firms buying timber from illegal PNG logging: NGO

Port Moresby - American consumers may be fuelling logging linked to illegal land grabs in Papua New Guinea which have devastated local communities and the world's third largest tropical rain forest, Global Witness said Tuesday.

Illegal timber was used to build world's biggest sailing yacht

A shipyard in Germany used illegally-logged timber from Myanmar when it was building a super-yacht for a Russian billionaire.

China ire as Myanmar jails scores for illegal logging

Beijing on Thursday hit out at long jail sentences handed to more than 150 Chinese nationals for illegal logging in Myanmar, in the latest tremor to shake relations between the neighbours.

Chicago police seize enough explosives to level a city block

Chicago - It took 81 detonations to destroy the large quantity of explosive chemicals, gunpowder and fuses Cook County Sheriff deputies seized from a trailer in a gated mobile home community. Police speculate they were being used to make illegal fireworks.

Cargo ship spills 1,700 tonnes of timber in English Channel

Over 1,700 tonnes of timber is floating in the English Channel off Kent after a Russian cargo ship shed part of its load in rough seas. The timber may be washed up on the coast at Dungeness at some time on Wednesday.

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