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The deadly odds of Philippine pigeon racing

Manila: It is a brutal 600km gauntlet during which competitors face searing heat, wild seas, vicious predators, and the threat of kidnapping.

Philippines raises a stink

Manila: The Philippines has recalled its ambassador to Canada, Manila’s foreign minister said, in an escalation of a festering diplomatic row over tonnes of trash shipped to the South-East Asian nation.

Omega lambs and fitbit cows: New Zealand responds to alternative protein threat

WINDWHISTLE, New Zealand (Reuters) - At Dave Harper's family farm in New Zealand's scenic Canterbury region, a painstakingly bred flock of lambs is grazing, not on grass, but on a field of herbs selected to unlock healthy omega-3 fatty acids in the animals' meat.

Folau case as divisive as Kaepernick affair, says Hunt

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - The Israel Folau social media furore has proved as divisive in Australia as Colin Kaepernick's stand against racism in the United States, according to former Wallaby Karmichael Hunt.

Leaders from both sides offer Teachers Day greetings

PETALING JAYA: In conjunction with the annual Teachers Day celebration, social media has been flooded with wishes by politicians from both sides of the divide.

UN confirms Malaysia's withdrawal from Rome Statute, says Wisma Putra

PUTRAJAYA: The United Nations secretary-general has confirmed Malaysia’s withdrawal as a signatory of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC).

Ministry looking into incentives for teachers who furthered education

GEORGE TOWN: The Education Ministry is in discussion with the Public Service Department (JPA) to provide incentives to teachers who have furthered their education, obtaining Masters and PhDs.

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Philippines says envoy recalled over Canada trash row

MANILA (AFP): The Philippines has recalled its ambassador to Canada, Manila's foreign minister said Thursday, in an escalation of a festering diplomatic row over tonnes of trash shipped to the Southeast Asian nation.

This file photo taken on September 9, 2015, shows environmental activists rallying outside the Philippine Senate in Manila to demand that scores of containers filled with household rubbish be shipped back to Canada. -AFP

Indonesia has a grand US$412b plan to rebuild the country

JAKARTA: Indonesia is drafting ambitious plans for more than $400 billion in building projects, from constructing 25 airports to new power plants, as the government seeks to stoke growth in Southeast Asia’s largest economy, according to the country’s planning minister.

China all but confirmed as 2023 Asian Cup hosts after Korea withdraw

(Reuters) - China was all but confirmed as host nation of the next Asian Cup tournament in 2023 after the only other bidders South Korea withdrew from the process.