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Lifetime of devotion

While many 12-year-old boys dream of becoming soldiers or astronauts, one French boy chose to serve God. Today, after 54 years of shepherding his flock and with retirement impending, Reverend Fr Andrew Volle retraces his journey down the road less travelled, BRENDA BENEDICT writes.


Haggis away from home



More than a mythical creature

Shrouded in mystery, and subject of myths, bats may not be everyone#8217;s favourite creature, but farmers know only too well that the mammal is important for pollinating flowers and spreading fruit seeds. Now, scientists have discovered that bats are crucial in the growth of a mangrove tree known to host fireflies.


Grandma killed in Sarawak landslide

A grandmother was killed in a landslide which destroyed her house in Kampung Lanchang Sijo, Serian district, about 65km from Kuching, Tuesday.


Pahang rafting trip set to attract more foreigners

The annual rafting expedition in Pahang is set to become an international event due to growing interest from foreigners.


Two on motorcycle killed in collision

Two friends were killed at 4am yesterday when their motorcycle collided with a truck.


Teenager claims trial to sodomy charge

A 19-year-old teenager claimed trial at a Sessions Court in Seremban Tuesday to a charge of sodomising an 11-year-old boy in Simpang Durian in Jelebu last month.


Paradise isle escapade

Bali aka paradise isle, woos us with her idyllic beaches, Zen-inspired spas and surfing Utopia. But when the rain pelts and the wind goes AWOL, don#8217;t pack your bags just yet. LEONG SIOK HUI headed inland to shoot some gut-churning rapids, traipse through a postcard-perfect village and ride piggyback on a Sumatran elephant.


Bats are our friends

In one village in the Indian state of Maharashtra, bats are welcome for their therapeutic powers.


Knowing the king of fruits

READER Effyza Diana asked: #8220;I like durian but I noticed that whenever I eat durian, I will put on weight. Is durian a healthy food?#8221;