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World 19 Jan 2007 | 12:00 AM

WTO plans threaten sea life - Greenpeace

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Pirates and licenced trawlers are pillaging the world's oceans, while proposals on the table for trade ministers meeting in Switzerland next week could prove the final blow to sea life, Greenpeace said on Friday.

Nation 17 Dec 2006 | 12:00 AM

UNDP rep lauds progress made so far

Malaysia has achieved much success in improving the livelihood of the rural poor and in promoting sustainable use of forest resources, said a UN Development Programme (UNDP) representative in Miri.

World 24 Nov 2006 | 12:00 AM

U.N. drive for ban on ocean bottom trawling fails

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.N. negotiators failed to agree on Thursday on a measure banning a fishing practice known as high-seas bottom trawling that environmentalists say chews up the ocean floor and depletes fish stocks.

World 17 Nov 2006 | 12:00 AM

China culls ducks in latest food safety scare

BEIJING (Reuters) - China has killed more than 5,000 ducks which farmers fed with a dye to make their eggs look redder and fresher, state media said on Friday as the country tackles the latest in a series of food safety scares.

Lifestyle 13 Nov 2006 | 12:00 AM

Protecting intellectual property

Some of organisations dedicated to the development, improvement and protection of intellectual property.

World 24 Oct 2006 | 12:00 AM

North Korea weapons tests reduce food aid, U.N. says

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - North Korea's tests of unconventional weapons have contributed to a reduction of badly needed food aid, with international donors thinking twice about supplying goods, a U.N. envoy said on Monday.

Education 01 Oct 2006 | 12:00 AM

An African guardian angel

In poverty-stricken South Africa, people like Hilda Phetowho try to ease pain and suffering stand out like candlesshining in the dark, writes TAN EE LOO.

World 19 Sep 2006 | 12:00 AM

FEATURE - Eco-paradises in crossfire of water scarcity fight

GENEVA (Reuters) - Delicate wetlands, coasts and wildlife sanctuaries could be ravaged as part of a struggle to stretch the world's water supplies, with the worst damage foreseen in poor countries.

Letters 01 Sep 2006 | 12:00 AM

Love is the answer to solving our problems

Writes Peter LCC

Nation 01 Jul 2006 | 12:00 AM

Poultry exports to Singapore finally resumes

Ducks from Perak and chickens from Selangor have made a return to Singapore now that the suspension on poultry imports from both states has been lifted.