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AseanPlus News 01 Dec 2016 | 12:00 AM

Outcry over Duterte’s death threats to human rights groups

MANILA: Human rights campaigners expressed shock and defiance after Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte threatened to kill them for hindering his bloody war on drugs.

World 22 Jan 2016 | 1:19 AM

Predicting planets: The highs and lows

PARIS: In the mid-19th century, astronomers hypothesised an extra planet in our solar system, orbiting between the Sun and Mercury.

Environment 13 Aug 2013 | 12:00 AM

Killing one to save the other

Thousands of barred owls to be sacrificed to save the northern spotted owl.

World 14 Apr 2014 | 10:20 PM

Slovakia, Ukraine to discuss reverse gas flow on Tuesday

PRAGUE (Reuters) - Slovakia and Ukraine will hold talks on Tuesday on the conditions for reversing the flow of natural gas to Ukraine, the Slovak Economy Ministry said on Monday.

World 14 Nov 2011 | 12:00 AM

Gloves off as Egypt's election race heats up

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptians are facing a blizzard of posters and TV adverts seeking their votes in the first free parliamentary election in decades but some campaigners are turning to tricks like tearing down rival posters in a race where every vote counts.

Nation 22 Jul 2009 | 12:00 AM

Dept: No hunting of sambar and barking deer for two years

PETALING JAYA: The hunting of sambar and barking deer will be stopped for two years, in a move to safeguard their numbers and ultimately, that of the Malayan tiger.

Nation 04 Apr 2011 | 12:00 AM

It’s raining sops in Tamil Nadu

Promises of more and better health and educational institutions, roads and regular water and electricity supply make sense, but four grams of gold to every married woman is competitive populism gone amok.

World 12 Dec 2012 | 12:00 AM

Sudan has carried out little of Darfur peace deal - U.S. official

KHARTOUM (Reuters) - A peace deal for Sudan's Darfur region has been hindered by a lack of funding, the failure to disarm militias, attacks on peacekeepers and other problems nearly a year and a half after it was signed, a U.S. official said on Wednesday.