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Rangers trying to reunite baby elephant with mother

KOTA KINABALU: Wildlife Rescue Unit (WRU) rangers are trying to reunite a baby Borneo pygmy elephant, which strayed into a plantation in Tawau, with its mother.


'Aphrodisiac' beavers good for food, says Polish minister

WARSAW (Reuters) - Beavers could be a good source of food, Poland's agriculture minister said on Friday, after he outraged animal rights activists by joking the aphrodisiac qualities of the rodents' tails could encourage Poles to eat them.


Mosque a unique tourist attraction

KOTA BARU: The unique architecture and design of Ar-Rahman Mosque in Kampung Pulau Gajah, Sabak has become a new attraction for tourists.


Nature lovers, conservationists concerned over pitcher plant lemang

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): Lemang periuk kera, or pitcher plant lemang, is becoming increasingly popular and will definitely be a sought-after delicacy during Aidilfitri celebration next week as it is said to be much tastier than bamboo-cooked lemang.


Malaysia and Indonesia will work together to save the Sumatran rhino

SHAH ALAM (Bernama): The governments of Malaysia and Indonesia will both work together to ensure the success of the Sumatran rhino breeding programme in order to save the species in Sabah.


Scores injured in blasts at Russian military plant

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Seventy-nine people were injured when several blasts at the explosives plant Kristall shook the central Russian town of Dzerzhinsk on Saturday, the Russian health ministry said.

One Man's Meat

Aussie PM and his Sabah link

The Sandakan Death March is Australia’s lost World War II history that should not be forgotten.


Brazil plan to revamp Amazon Fund irks Norway, Germany - sources

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil's right-wing government has run into resistance from key donors Norway and Germany over its plans to change management of the billion-dollar Amazon Fund aimed at reducing deforestation, people familiar with the matter say.


Mahrez makes Algeria Nations Cup squad but Delort misses out

(Reuters) - Algeria have named Manchester City attacking midfielder Riyad Mahrez in their 23-man squad for the Africa Cup of Nations finals in Egypt, but there was no place for Montpellier forward Andy Delort.


Congo's Ebola epidemic inflicts heavy toll on children

BUTEMBO, Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) - Eight-year-old Kennedy Muhindo was running a high fever and racked by stomach pain and diarrhoea.