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Nation 07 Feb 2007 | 12:00 AM

Arid period sparks alert for peat and bush fires

Malaysia is on high alert for peat and bush fires in view of the prolonged dry period until next month.

Nation 05 Feb 2007 | 12:00 AM

Dearer gourds and pumpkins

The bottle gourd and pumpkin will cost more this Chinese New Year because of decreased supply following extreme weather conditions.

Nation 26 Jan 2007 | 12:00 AM

After floods, now dry spell

After a rainy spell which saw several southern states experiencing extremely heavy rain, the people must now brace for extreme hot weather and possible drought due to the El-Nino phenomenon.

Community 01 Jan 2007 | 12:00 AM

Creativity pays off for St Xavier

The band was a favourite for the title as it stood out among the other competing bands with the creativity in its performance which included special formations.

Community 25 Dec 2006 | 12:00 AM

Reducing crank call from kids

The Selangor Fire and rescue Services (SFRS) department has learnt to deal with crank calls from children. Its director Amer Yusof said same persons often make those calls to the emergency number 994.

Nation 16 Aug 2006 | 12:00 AM

Unhealthy air quality in five areas

The air quality in four areas in Sarawak and one in Selangor deteriorated yesterday, with the air pollutant index (API) showing unhealthy levels of over 100.

Nation 14 Aug 2006 | 12:00 AM

Siok Choo in first convo as guest after missing own 31 years ago

The hot weather and food back home were so irresistible for Tan Siok Choo that she decided to skip her convocation ceremony in Britain 31 years ago.

World 07 Aug 2006 | 12:00 AM

FEATURE - In warmer world, even Inuit buy air conditioners

OSLO (Reuters) - With signs that the world is warming, even Inuit peoples of the far north are ordering air conditioning.

World 30 Jul 2006 | 12:00 AM

California heat wave subsides, ocean air moves in

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - California's deadly heat wave has eased after more than two consecutive weeks of triple-digit temperatures across much of the state, the National Weather Service said on Saturday.

World 27 Jul 2006 | 12:00 AM

Number of French heatwave victims rises to 64

PARIS (Reuters) - The number of deaths as a result of a heatwave in France has risen to 64, most of them elderly people, officials said on Thursday.