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UK prosecutors drop charges against ex-police chief over Hillsborough

LONDON (Reuters) - A former British police chief constable accused of lying over his role in the 1989 Hillsborough football stadium crush that killed 96 fans will no longer face charges after a review of evidence, prosecutors said on Tuesday.

Miri fire department using excavators to snuff out peat fires

MIRI: Bomba Miri are using excavators to dig up smouldering remains of underground peat fires in Kuala Baram district in order to snuff them out.

Harris: I’m more than a pretty face

UP-AND-COMING actor Harris Annuar (pic) feels frustrated when people tend to focus on his good looks instead of his acting skills, reported Utusan Malaysia.

Drones fly to rescue of Amazon wildlife

A hoarse sound abruptly wakes visitors staying at a floating house that serves as a base for environmentalists on the Jaraua river in the Amazon rainforest.

Outgoing Sabah Conservator of Forests one of three investigated by MACC

KOTA KINABALU: Outgoing Sabah Conservator of Forests Datuk Sam Mannan is one of three senior Forestry Department officers being questioned by the Malaysian Anti Corruption Commission (MACC) for suspected abuse of power and corrupt practices.

Huge python caught at village in Baling

ALOR SETAR: A 6.1m-long python was caught by the Malaysia Civil Defence Force (JPAM) in Kampung Kaki Bukit, Baling, after it wandered into the village looking for food.

Douse haze from the source

PETALING JAYA: Malaysia should ask Indonesia to do more to put out fires in Kalimantan and Sumatra which are contributing to the haze that has reached high levels in Sarawak, says a climate expert.

Empty hotels, idle boats - What happens when a Pacific island upsets China

KOROR, Palau (Reuters) - Empty hotel rooms, idle tour boats and shuttered travel agencies reveal widening fissures in the tiny Pacific nation of Palau, which is caught in an escalating diplomatic tug-of-war between China and Taiwan.

It's 'un-Islamic' for PAS govt to favour musang king planters, say orang asli defending their jungle homes

GUA MUSANG: It would be very un-Islamic if the Kelantan PAS government uses a memorandum submitted by ten orang asli village chiefs to justify the demolition of blockades protecting native customary jungle land from musang king durian planters, said community leaders.

Gopeng orang asli group wants Govt to stop hydro dam project

THE orang asli from Kampung Ulu Geruntum in Gopeng are bent on stopping a mini hydro dam project from being built near their village.