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Nation 02 Apr 2014 | 6:49 PM

MH370 search: Missing plane dominates Hisham’s day in Hawaii

HONOLULU: "Missing Malaysia Airlines MH370 is like our own plane. We're involved in the search effort as if we're looking for our own," Vietnamese Defence Minister Gen Phung Quang Thanh supposedly said.

World 01 Mar 2015 | 3:35 PM

Activist monk seeks Buddhism overhaul in Thailand over corruption fears

NAKHON PATHOM, Thailand (Reuters) - Phra Buddha Issara is a monk with a mission. From his Buddhist temple near Bangkok he is calling for a radical overhaul of Thai Buddhism, fearing millions of dollars in temple donations and a rapidly modernizing nation are corrupting monks.

World 22 Oct 2015 | 2:55 AM

Colombia looks to attract tourists with peace, currency

BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombia hopes to position itself as a top-tier tourist destination in a bid to attract foreign visitors ahead of a possible peace deal with Marxist rebels, with its affordability bolstered by a weak currency, the head of the country's tourism and export promotion agency said.

World 01 Oct 2015 | 8:30 AM

Rising anger in Thailand's boom-to-bust northeast

KHON KAEN, Thailand (Reuters) - The rural heartland of Thailand's deposed leader Yingluck Shinawatra and her exiled billionaire brother Thaksin is hurting as a result of the military government's economic policies, stirring discontent and the threat of protests.

Community 21 Nov 2011 | 12:00 AM

Resort offers the perfect hideaway for festive season

THE Christmas tradition at Cameron Highlands Resort continued this year with the annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony.

Community 13 Apr 2010 | 12:00 AM

Trailblazers show the way

Avid Hashers and outdoorenthusiasts can look forward to anexciting new challenge - the 'End ofthe World to the Beginning of theWorld' trek. A veteran Hasher shareswith StarMetro readers the details ofthe scenic nature trail which he hashelped to map out.

Nation 29 Jan 2010 | 12:00 AM

More tourists evacuated in Machu Picchu

Skies cleared over the fabled Machu Picchu citadel Thursday, speeding the evacuation of stranded tourists, many of whom were left to eat from communal pots and sleep outdoors after weekend flooding and mudslides cut access to the area.

World 25 Aug 2010 | 12:00 AM

FEATURE - Brazil taps small farmers for biofuels campaign

GETULIO VARGAS, Brazil (Reuters) - With its biofuels business increasingly dominated by giant corporations, Brazil is seeking to extend its biofuels sector to include farmers like Lucas Scariot, who makes around $10,000 per year

Community 23 Dec 2010 | 12:00 AM

Kiara Park now spic-and-span


Community 07 Dec 2010 | 12:00 AM

Park all spruced up

From Liew Khooi Cheng Dr Pola Singh,Friends of Bukit Kiara