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MELBOURNE/SYDNEY (Reuters) - When mining giant Rio Tinto blew up two ancient caves in Western Australia's iron-ore rich Pilbara with state approval, the destruction was met with anger from indigenous landowners for whom the sites were of deep cultural and sacred importance.
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Aboriginal and human rights groups on Thursday called for miner Rio Tinto Ltd to be stripped of its status as a human rights leader following its destruction of an Aboriginal sacred site showing evidence of 46,000 years of human habitation.
JAKARTA (Xinhua): The Executive Board of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco) at the 209th session in Paris on Tuesday (July 7) declared the Toba Caldera in Indonesia's province of North Sumatra as a global geopark, according to the Foreign Ministry here on Wednesday.
TAIPEI, July 6 (Bernama): A warning system developed to monitor volcanic activity in northern Taiwan and guide disaster prevention measures will be launched by the end of this year, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said Monday.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Researchers diving into dark submerged caves on Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula have found evidence of an ambitious mining operation starting 12,000 years ago and lasting two millennia for red ochre, an earth mineral pigment prized by prehistoric peoples.
Most of British Columbia's old-growth forests of big trees live only on maps, and what's left on the ground is fast disappearing.
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MELAKA: Melaka Chief Minister Datuk Sulaiman Md Ali reminisces his childhood about "Chinese ketupat" as Melakans celebrate Duanwu Jie, also known as the Dragon Boat Festival.