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AseanPlus News 23 Feb 2005 | 12:00 AM

Kashmir avalanche death toll rises to 175

India's army warned yesterday of fresh avalanches in Indian Kashmir, where the death toll from massive snow slides hit 175, and urged people living in the most mountainous areas to flee their homes.

AseanPlus News 24 Feb 2005 | 12:00 AM

Sumatra cloaked in haze

Haze from forest and ground fires that blanketed parts of Sumatra yesterday reduced visibility in one of the island's cities to about 300m, a report said.

Nation 25 Feb 2005 | 12:00 AM

Fire in forest reserve contained

The fire at the Raja Muda Musa forest reserve now covers an area of 81sq kilometres. Selangor state executive councillor in charge of environment Datuk Ch'ng Toh Eng said the fire had affected 79sq km on Wednesday from 63sq km on Tuesday.

Nation 26 Feb 2005 | 12:00 AM

Tough going for firefighters

Firemen have been battling the scorching heat and steep terrain to stop the spread of a forest fire in Lubok Merbau, 60km east of Alor Star.

AseanPlus News 26 Feb 2005 | 12:00 AM

Thick fog in HK causes flight delays

Thick fog at the airport here delayed 23 flights and forced 23 arriving planes to divert to the Philippines, Taiwan and other parts of the region Friday morning, the Airport Authority said.

Nation 26 Feb 2005 | 12:00 AM

Air quality alert

The Department of Environment (DOE) is on high alert as air quality in eight locations - mainly in the Klang Valley - plunged to unhealthy levels, worsened by the current drought.

Nation 27 Feb 2005 | 12:00 AM

Cloud seeding may start tomorrow

The Meteorological Services Department hopes to start cloud seeding tomorrow to induce rain at haze-affected areas to help clear the air.

Nation 27 Feb 2005 | 12:00 AM

WWF: Animals among casualties in forest fires

Burrowing animals like pangolins and porcupines and slow-moving animals like tortoises are likely to become casualties of forest fires.

Nation 27 Feb 2005 | 12:00 AM

Samy: Drive slowly and keep lights on

Motorists have been advised to drive slowly and keep their lights on while travelling along the North-South Expressway due to the poor visibility.

Nation 27 Feb 2005 | 12:00 AM

Fires under control, but air quality remains low

The peat swamp and forest fires in the country are under control, with the fires in about 70% of the affected areas already doused, said Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk Seri Ong Ka Ting.