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World 01 Jan 2006 | 12:00 AM

Australia on bushfire alert as fire destroys homes

SYDNEY (Reuters) - A large bushfire destroyed five homes in Victoria state as thousands of firefighters remained on high alert throughout southeastern Australia on Sunday in the face of soaring temperatures and hot gusting winds.

Nation 24 Jul 2005 | 12:00 AM

Striking a wrong chord after a fairly smooth start


Nation 23 Jul 2005 | 12:00 AM

All ears for Rafidah’s winding-up speech

Wanita Umno leader Datuk Seri Rafidah Aziz has been making copious notes from her perch on the brightly-lit stage at the Umno General Assembly.

Nation 27 Feb 2005 | 12:00 AM

Skin found in garden leads to python

When D. Devagi and her 11-year-old grandson Puvgendran Nair looked out into the garden of their house in Section 5, Petaling Jaya, they never expected to find the shed skin of a snake. They were even more surprised when they peered into the drain and saw a slithering 4.5m-long python.

Nation 06 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Bushfire shrouds Putrajaya in smoke

Several parts of the federal administrative capital here were covered in smoke after a bushfire broke out along the highway to the KL International Airport (KLIA) in Sepang yesterday.