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El Salvador: fireballs battle with the devil

Locals in the town of Nejapa in El Salvador have gathered, to hurl fireballs at one another in honour of a huge volcanic eruption in 1922 which forced all of the residents to abandon the…

Locals in the town of Nejapa in El Salvador have gathered, to hurl fireballs at one another in honour of a huge volcanic eruption in 1922 which forced all of the residents to abandon the…

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Dream "selfie cruise" ends in jail for Canadian women

To their friends and followers on social media it seemed like a dream come true, a round-the-world luxury cruise taking in sights that you normally only see in holiday…

To their friends and followers on social media it seemed like a dream come true, a round-the-world luxury cruise taking in sights that you normally only see in holiday…

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Italian police seize hundreds of rifles bound for Belgium

Italian border police have confiscated almost eight hundred shotguns from a Dutch truck, which was travelling from Turkey to Belgium. The vehicle was

Italian border police have confiscated almost eight hundred shotguns from a Dutch truck, which was travelling from Turkey to Belgium. The vehicle was

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Hidden among tea leaves: 3.1 tonnes of African ivory discovered

Customs officials in Thailand have seized 3.1 tonnes of African elephant ivory, worth over 5 million euros. Some 511 pieces, originating from

Customs officials in Thailand have seized 3.1 tonnes of African elephant ivory, worth over 5 million euros. Some 511 pieces, originating from

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Smuggled shipment of cigarettes stopped at Polish border

WATCH: Customs officers in Poland have intercepted a huge illegal shipment of cigarettes. Over 185 thousand packs where found hidden in a slab of

WATCH: Customs officers in Poland have intercepted a huge illegal shipment of cigarettes. Over 185 thousand packs where found hidden in a slab of

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Ivory seized at Bangkok Airport

Thai officials have seized ivory worth more than 500,000 US dollars at Bangkok’s main airport. Beads and elephant tusks weighing over 100 kilos

Thai officials have seized ivory worth more than 500,000 US dollars at Bangkok’s main airport. Beads and elephant tusks weighing over 100 kilos

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US customs blocks Palestinian Oscar nominee

In a sign of the times even Oscar-nominees find it difficult to make it through US customs these days. Documentary filmmaker Emad Burnat and his

In a sign of the times even Oscar-nominees find it difficult to make it through US customs these days. Documentary filmmaker Emad Burnat and his

Europe

No quick fix to relations at EU-Russia summit

The thorny issues of energy supplies, human rights and immigration are high on the agenda at a two-day EU-Russia summit in Brussels. Since their

The thorny issues of energy supplies, human rights and immigration are high on the agenda at a two-day EU-Russia summit in Brussels. Since their

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Ethnic Serbs in north Kosovo protest over new customs duties

Police have stopped a group of ethnic Serbs from northern Kosovo from blocking a border crossing with Serbia. The businessmen are protesting the

Police have stopped a group of ethnic Serbs from northern Kosovo from blocking a border crossing with Serbia. The businessmen are protesting the

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Restrictions on goods when travelling around Europe

In this edition of U-talk the question comes from François in Paris: “I plan to travel from France to Lithuania by car. Are there any restrictions on

In this edition of U-talk the question comes from François in Paris: “I plan to travel from France to Lithuania by car. Are there any restrictions on

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EU fights against fakes

Last year EU customs authorities seized about 118 million suspected counterfeit and pirated products. What are they, where do they come from and how

Last year EU customs authorities seized about 118 million suspected counterfeit and pirated products. What are they, where do they come from and how

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Mexico fires its customs force

Mexico has fired 700 of its customs officers at airports and land crossings in a bid to stamp out corruption. A new workforce is now being drafted

Mexico has fired 700 of its customs officers at airports and land crossings in a bid to stamp out corruption. A new workforce is now being drafted