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Moderate quake rattles southern Mexico

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A moderate earthquake of magnitude 5.7 shook the hilly southern Mexican state of Chiapas on Thursday, but no injuries or serious damage were reported.


Eco-conscious palm oil

Oil palm companies are subjecting themselves to scrutiny to meet consumer demand for eco-friendly palm oil.


RTM needs to change

From DR UMI KHATTAB, Visiting Associate Professor University of Malaya and Lecturer, University of Melbourne of Australia


Australian police rule out sweep after child rape horror

CANBERRA (Reuters) - Australian police on Thursday ruled out a widespread operation to stamp out child sexual assault in Aboriginal townships despite the gang rape of a 10-year-old girl in a remote community that shocked the nation.


Village reps to discuss preserving traditional knowledge

Representatives from 15 villages throughout Sarawak in the island of Borneo will participate in a two-day seminar starting Tuesday to discuss the documentation of their traditional knowledge on using natural resources for medicinal and other noshade size=1 width=50%>


Hitting the right notes

In its second year, Wild Asia's Responsible Tourism Awards once again recognises tourism operators who protect nature, empower the locals, respect the cultures and inspire others to follow suit.


Australia's PM-elect Rudd vows better global ties

BRISBANE (Reuters) - Incoming Labor Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, a Mandarin-speaking former diplomat, has pledged closer Australian ties with overseas allies and unity at home after ending 11 years of conservative rule under John Howard.


Australia's new PM Rudd acts swiftly on climate

BRISBANE (Reuters) - Australia's new prime minister, Kevin Rudd, made climate change his top priority on Sunday, seeking advice on ratifying the Kyoto pact and telling Indonesia he will go to December's UN climate summit in Bali.


Eye on the future

Villagers in Sarawak get help to replant depleted forests.


Make it truly free

Education has once again received a sizeable portion under the national budget. What do people have to say?