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Three puppies in cages

The Canine Connection: Europe’s Illegal Dog Trade

After 13 years together, the death of her dog left a gaping hole in Laura’s life, and she didn’t want another. But she changed her mind after speaking with friends, and early last year she arrived in the city center of Hamburg, Germany, to collect her new puppy.

Some claim the illegal pet trade is Europe’s third biggest illicit economy (Photo: Courtesy of FOUR PAWS, Pogotowie dla Zwierząt)

An Airbus A319 acquired by Myanmar’s military from a domestic airline on the runway in Bangkok in 2014 CREDIT: Alec Wilson/Creative Commons

Hong Kong Firm Cancels Contract with Myanmar Military After OCCRP Investigation

A Hong Kong company has cut ties with Myanmar’s military, which staged a coup last week, terminating its contract to upgrade a commercial airliner to a VIP jet for generals after the deal was exposed in an OCCRP investigation.

An Airbus A319 acquired by Myanmar’s military from a domestic airline on the runway in Bangkok in 2014 CREDIT: Alec Wilson/Creative Commons

Pakistani journalists protest in Islamabad, Pakistan, to condemn the death of a journalist, Monday, Feb. 13, 2017. (AP Photo/B.K. Bangash)

Scared of the Truth: Pakistan’s War on Journalism

With sweat running down his face and his body aching, Saeed Ali Achakzai asked himself whether he really deserved the beating and the kicking, and this cell with no fan and no drinking water, in what felt like 45-degree heat.

Pakistani journalists protest in Islamabad, Pakistan, to condemn the death of a journalist, Monday, Feb. 13, 2017. (AP Photo/B.K. Bangash)