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AseanPlus News 08 Jul 2017 | 1:21 AM

Japan floods death toll rises to 15

Tokyo (AFP) - The death toll from heavy rains and flooding in southern Japan has risen to 15, media reported Saturday, as rescuers continued work to bring out isolated survivors.

World 13 Jun 2017 | 6:54 PM

Hong Kong wastes away as rival Asian cities clean up

HONG KONG (Reuters) - From syringes and television sets strewn on its beaches to brimming landfills, Hong Kong is struggling to keep pace with a growing waste problem in one of the world's most densely populated cities.

World 01 Feb 2017 | 10:12 PM

Blue-collar bathers revel at alternative to Rio beach scene

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - In a city best known for fashionable beaches and world-class surf, bathers at one local watering hole take pride in the exact opposite – the no-fuss atmosphere of a giant, artificial pond.

Nation 13 Jan 2017 | 7:09 AM

Make clean environment a clear right in the Constitution, says CJ

PUTRAJAYA: Chief Justice Tun Arifin Zakaria would like the Federal Constitution amended to expressly include a right to a clean and healthy environment.

Education 06 Nov 2016 | 12:00 AM

Green schools a growing trend

Some schools in Singapore are creating gardens on their premises as such plots offer learning opportunities and a chance for students to get close to nature.

Nation 05 Oct 2016 | 12:00 AM

Hidden getaways bag the prizes

KUALA LUMPUR: A host of local hidden getaway gems was unearthed in Round 4 of The Star’s 45@45 Giveaways, with participants sharing little-known escapes, events and foodie finds.

World 05 Sep 2016 | 8:23 PM

Obama to address lethal legacy of secret war in Laos

XIENG KHOUANG, Laos (Reuters) - Yianyang Bounxieng remembers playing with bombs as a child growing up in Xieng Khouang, a verdant and mountainous province of Laos, and the area most heavily bombed by U.S. Air Force planes during the war in neighbouring Vietnam.

World 10 Aug 2016 | 10:15 PM

Venezuelans flood Brazil border in 36-hour grocery run

PACARAIMA, Brazil (Reuters) - Government employee Jose Lara this month used some vacation days to take a long scenic bus ride through the verdant plateaus and sweeping savannas of southern Venezuela, but the trip was anything but a holiday.

World 08 Aug 2016 | 9:14 PM

In Thailand, bruised opposition seeks solace in 2017 vote prospects

KHON KAEN, Thailand (Reuters) - In Thailand's rural heartland, supporters of former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra say they will focus on winning an election next year, even though they would have to govern on military terms if they win.

World 17 Jun 2016 | 12:12 AM

Kids, teachers ditch school as crisis engulfs Venezuela

LA FRIA, Venezuela (Reuters) - Mariangel Caceres' teachers, whose salaries do not buy enough food to live on, stopped showing up for classes early this year.