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World 13 Jun 2016 | 8:15 PM

Egypt builds new homes to replace crumbling slums

CAIRO (Reuters) - Bayada Mohamed has left her old slum on a crumbling cliffside and moved into a new flat in a Cairo residential complex, making her among the first to benefit from a government plan to rehouse residents of Egypt's most dangerous slums.

Nation 23 Jun 2016 | 12:00 AM

Boulders and loose earth a likely problem when La Nina hits

It seems the hills are alive – but that’s not good news. Giant boulders along many hillslopes around the country have been loosened, with vegetation around them dying during the El Nino season. With the coming wet season, the rains could send these rocks and loose earth hurtling down to the roads, endangering motorists.

Nation 09 Nov 2016 | 3:50 AM

Pearl Hill rockslide being cleared three days later

GEORGE TOWN: About 10 mid-sized boulders, earth and sand crashed down from a hill slope onto the road in Pearl Hill, an upscale neighbourhood in Tanjung Bungah, on Monday.

Community 10 Nov 2016 | 12:00 AM

Residents fear Monday’s landslides just tip of iceberg

MONDAY’S floods had also brought down about 10 mid-sized boulders, earth and sand from a sheer hill onto the road in Pearl Hill, an upscale neighbourhood in Tanjung Bungah, Penang.

Community 02 Feb 2017 | 12:00 AM

Close shave with danger

A MANAGER’S decision to park his second car further away from the usual spot at the apartment block where he stays in Bandar Baru Air Itam, Penang, saved his vehicle from being damaged in a rockslide incident.

World 21 Jun 2017 | 3:35 PM

Child, three adults feared dead in flooded Greenland village

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Three adults and a child are presumed dead after waves swamped a remote coastal village in northwestern Greenland over the weekend, police said.

World 28 Sep 2017 | 9:11 AM

Yosemite rock fall kills at least one person, hurts another

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - At least one person was killed and another hurt on Wednesday when a rockslide from the famed El Capitan granite monolith in Yosemite National Park in California rained boulders onto a popular hiking trail, a park spokesman said.

Metro News 21 Nov 2017 | 12:00 AM

Bukit Bandaraya folk fear more rockslides may occur

RUBBLE that came down the slope along Jalan Medang Tanduk in hilly Bukit Bandaraya last Saturday has residents fearing that it may be just the tip of the iceberg.

Metro News 06 Dec 2017 | 12:00 AM

Another case of encroachment

SIX years have passed and Gunung Panjang, the limestone hill that overlooks the Panorama Tambun Perdana (The Dales) residential area on Jalan Tambun, is once again under threat.

Metro News 14 Dec 2017 | 12:00 AM

‘No to hillslope development‘

SEVERAL environmental non-governmental organisations (NGOs) have come forward to support the residents of Panorama Tambun Perdana (The Dales) in their protest against the land clearing activities spotted at Gunung Panjang, near the residential area.