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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 Sports Matrix: Tuesday 22 January 2013

Wenger considers move for Wanyama

It’s anniversary time for Everest, because 2013 marks 60 years since Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay first climbed the world’s highest mountain

Travel in 2013: Holidays for the intrepid

One of the world's great explorers, David Livingstone, was born 200 years ago in March.

Lionel Messi

It's official: Lionel Messi DOESN'T hold the goal scoring record

Fifa refuse to ratify Lionel Messi's goalscoring record amid challenges from Brazil and Zambia

Lionel Messi told he must score another 22 goals this year to break record

Zambian FA claim record belongs to Godfrey Chitalu who scored 107 goals in a calendar year

Lynne Featherstone, Liberal Democrat MP for Hornsey and Wood Green and Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for International Development

Lynne Featherstone: Fighting for the rights of women - all over the world

Charlotte Philby meets the Lib Dem minister on a mission to end abuse

Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure

Yaya Toure heads African Footballer of the Year contenders

Last year's winner Yaya Toure heads a list of candidates for the African Footballer of the Year award, which will be announced next month, the Confederation of African Football has said.

Protesters gathered outside Vedanta's AGM in London yesterday

Mining giant's AGM under siege over rights abuses

Institutional investors in Vedanta echoed concerns of environmental activists outside

Olympic teams fail to bring doctors to treat their athletes

Some Olympic and Paralympic teams are not bringing any doctors to treat their athletes should anything go wrong during the Games.

Travel Agenda: Revere Hotel; World Shakespeare Festival; Amante beach club; Bukhara pop-up restaurant

Tomorrow: Check into the new Revere Hotel in Boston which opened this week, with 356 room and suites, a bistro-style restaurant and, later this month, the Emerald Lounge cocktail bar (reverehotel.com).

Dancing at Kawaza village

This African encounter is up close and personal

Robin Pope Safaris pioneered responsible tourism in Zambia via a unique partnership with the community. Sue Watt is impressed with the results

Didier Drogba – Chelsea
33-year-old Drogba has struggled to strike a partnership with Fernando Torres, while his previous partner in crime Nicholas Anelka has agreed a move to China. The Ivorian has also been linked to China as well as Russia, though a move to the continent may be more realistic. With some improved performances of late he may still be of use at Stamford Bridge, particularly in the latter stages of the Champions League.

Nicolas Anelka hints Didier Drogba could join him in China

Didier Drogba could join Nicolas Anelka at Shanghai Shenhua, his former Chelsea team mate said today.

Zambia celebrate with the trophy

African Cup of Nations: Zambia find redemption in Libreville

Zambia 0 Ivory Coast 0; after extra time; Zambia win 8-7 on penalties

African Cup of Nations: Third place is Sow sweet for happy Mali

Midfielder Samba Sow was dancing in front of his team-mates in jubilation after his Mali side secured an unexpected 2-0 victory over 10-man Ghana in the third-place match at the African Cup of Nations on Saturday. It was the country's best finish at the tournament since it lost the 1972 final.

Sport on TV: Out of Africa comes a Bellamy – Craig, of course, not David

Is there really nothing else going on in the world? The 'Arry and Fabio show led all the news bulletins, then you tune in for the highlights of the African Cup of Nations semi-finals (ITV4, Wednesday) and they're talking about England too. Never mind about Zambia's glorious Copper Bullets, who's going to be next in our tabloids' firing line?

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