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Foreign Briefing: Child trafficking in Jamaica

Plus the Naked Rambler, Dennis Rodman and more.

March 10, 2013

1.Government authorities in Jamaica say they have uncovered a ring involved in trafficking Jamaican children to another Caribbean country. It was unknown how many children were involved.

2.After the meteor explosion last month over Chelyabinsk, Russia, officials hope to develop the area as a tourist attraction. A local travel agency is already booking summer trips for Japanese tourists.

3.The Naked Rambler, a Brit who has twice walked the length of the country while wearing no clothes, was in jail again after he was caught in public in Southampton, England, wearing only boots, socks and a knapsack.

4.Former basketball star Dennis Rodman has a new fan: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. The two bonded during Rodman's visit to the Hermit Kingdom and watched a game of hoops with Kim, whom Rodman called "awesome."

5.FBI and Scotland Yard investigators traveled to Libya this month to gather evidence in the 1988 bombing of a Pan Am airliner over Lockerbie, Scotland, that killed 270 people. Libya paid $2.7 billion to the victims' families a decade ago. A Libyan intelligence officer, the only person convicted in the case, died last year.

6.The U.S. State Department has renewed its warning on the Philippines, citing the island of Mindanao and the Sulu Archipelago as particular threats because of "terrorist and insurgent activities."

Sources: Associated Press, U.S. State Department

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