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The United States has done it. The Philippines and China too. Even Hong Kong has said it will destroy some of its contraband ivory. But ahead of a conservation conference in London next month where world leaders will descend to seek a solution to wildlife crime, the debate about the future of stockpiles is set to heat up.

The News Matrix: Saturday 19 October 2013

'Immigrant' texts get 140 complaints

The News Matrix: Friday 18 October 2013

Low-paid workers ‘need more help’

The News Matrix: Thursday 17 October 2013

Prison voting ruling is ‘common sense’

The News Matrix: Wednesday 16 October 2013

Pressure on police over ‘Plebgate’ affair

The William Haggas-trained Graphic, ridden by Ryan Moore, wins the mile handicap at York

Great White hope set to soar for O’Brien

Unbeaten juvenile heads into the Middle Park Stakes as the favourite to go on and become a Derby winner

Richard Benyon, Conservative MP

Page 3 Profile: Richard Benyon, Conservative MP

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The News Matrix: Friday 11 October 2013

Public-sector staff paid £3,200 more

Sergei Rumyantsev, 55, at hospital in Borogontsy

Armed only with a small knife and a loyal dog, man beats bear in Siberian forest

Sergei Rumyantsev, 55, stabbed the animal in heart after he was attacked

Indigenous people in the Brazilian Amazon will be trained to shoot in a competitive environment

Olympic scouts comb the Amazon for native archers to compete at 2016 Games

Tribespeople given intensive training at Olympic village to become athletes

Laura Marling has moved to California, but don’t expect a sunnier outlook

Music review: Laura Marling, Usher Hall, Edinburgh

Whether by accident or design, there’s a sense of great aloneness about the Laura Marling live experience. She stands in the centre of the Usher Hall’s large stage, picked out by a spotlight and with only an interchangeable pair of acoustic guitars for comfort. Not even the usual buzzing fly presence of a guitar technician offers some respite. For reasons she “won’t go into”, she no longer travels with one, which means her shows are “pretty much fifteen percent tuning now. It’s all included in the ticket price.” Yet a stylistic aloneness doesn’t mean loneliness, and we’re very conscious of being one of the nearly three thousand-strong capacity crowd here with her, watching and listening intently.

Great getaways: New York and the Caribbean; Arctic adventure; winter Sun in Canary Islands; cruise East

Today, a cruise deals special to mark National Cruise Week, which runs until 29 September, and the Cruise Show, taking place at Birmingham NEC on Sunday (discovercruises.co.uk).

Woolly mammoths became extinct because of climate change – not hunting

DNA research reveals dynamic populations of the giant animals, showing numbers plummeted at the end of the last ice age

Currys graduate job applicant 'humiliated' after being 'made to dance' during interview

Alan Bacon turned up for a group interview as requested but was left ‘incredulous’ when the applicants were expected perform a dance

What a catch: Mississippi hunters celebrate after record-breaking alligator haul

A group of hunters have smashed the Mississippi state record for the largest alligator ever caught.

Think your cat's a killer? Think again

Domestic pets often find themselves blamed for killing local wild life - but there are better explanations to be found, and many cats have lost their hunting appetite

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