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Indonesia says confirmed bird flu deaths at four

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia's Health Ministry said on Tuesday testing had confirmed that a man who died in September was positive for bird flu, raising the number of deaths from the virus in the country to four.


China reports bird flu -UN

BEIJING (Reuters) - China has reported a fresh outbreak of bird flu as fears grow across the world of an impending pandemic, a senior U.N. official said on Tuesday.


Enough meat and eggs for double celebration

B>T/B>HERE will be adequate supply of chicken, beef, mutton, buffalo meat and eggs during the coming Hari Raya and Deepavali celebrations.


Fourth bird flu victim in Indonesia, disease spreads

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia confirmed on Tuesday that a fourth person in the country had died of bird flu, while China said hundreds of farm geese had died, the latest outbreak of a disease that seems to defy efforts to halt its spread.


Wildlife feeding on trash in river

Each day, receding tides expose the huge amount of trash that ends up in the estuary of Sungai Buloh. Unfortunately, it is at this foul site in Bagan Sungai Buloh, a village near Kuala Selangor, that all kinds of wildlife, including that of an endangered species, forage for food.


PM pays last respects

Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, who is in mourning for his wife, paid his last respects to the late Toh Kim Eng, mother of MCA president Datuk Seri Ong Ka Ting.


Mating problems

Captive breeding and reintroduction into the wild appears to be the only option left for milky storks.


Dying breed

Once found in abundance along the West Coast of the peninsula, wild milky storks may become extinct very soon. Today there are not more than 10 of these waterbirds in the Matang Forest Reserve in Perak, the final stronghold for the species.


Tough act to replicate

The success of the milky stork captive breeding programme at Zoo Negara has yet to be replicated elsewhere. Though keen to share its milky storks for breeding purposes, past experience has made Zoo Negara wary of whom it gives the birds to. Here's why...


Vietnam may ban blood pudding over bird flu - media

The state anti-bird flu committee discussed rules on poultry raising, slaughtering and trading on Monday, including a proposed ban on the sale of the traditional dish, made from the raw blood of ducks or geese, the Quan Doi Nhan Dan newspaper said.