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HONG KONG (Reuters) - A powerful typhoon slammed into south China on Thursday killing two children and forcing the evacuation of more than 630,000 people, Xinhua news agency said, while Vietnam was searching for 99 fishermen missing at sea.
The Sultan of Pahang Sultan Ahmad Shah told residential schools to put in measures to ensure the safety of students. On Monday, an unsupervised 14-year-old girl drowned after she fell into Sungai Semantan near Kampung Tanjung Lalang.
Two boys who were reported missing while they were looking for firewood in a forest in Kampung Sibulung near here on Monday, have been found safe and sound.
The German Shepherds are what are known as crime dogs, used for stopping criminals from escaping, and also tracking.
In this day and age of disasters, both natural and man-made, and the threat of terrorism, dogs have become more than just man's best friend, and are increasingly important in saving lives. Search-and-rescue dogs have a crucial role in detecting human survivors as well as weapons and explosives that could potentially harm innocent people. ALLAN KOAY talks to a dog trainer, the Fire Department and the K-9 Unit of the police force, to find out more about these canine heroes.