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World 31 Oct 2010 | 12:00 AM

California's high-stakes elections go down to wire

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - It's no coincidence that President Barack Obama and former President Bill Clinton visited California university campuses during the final weeks of the 2010 midterm election.

World 31 Oct 2010 | 12:00 AM

Better monitoring urged for ailing oceans by 2015

OSLO (Reuters) - Ocean scientists urged governments on Sunday to invest billions of dollars by 2015 in a new system to monitor the seas and give alerts of everything from tsunamis to acidification linked to climate change.

World 31 Oct 2010 | 12:00 AM

Nations agree historic deal to save nature

NAGOYA, Japan (Reuters) - Nearly 200 nations agreed on Saturday to a sweeping plan to stem the loss of species by setting new 2020 targets to ensure greater protection of nature and enshrine the benefits it gives mankind.

Lifestyle 01 Nov 2010 | 12:00 AM

Talent Corp out to stem brain drain

A Talent Corporation will soon be set up to spearhead the country's initiative to attract and retain highly skilled human capital.

Lifestyle 01 Nov 2010 | 12:00 AM

Helping skilled returnees assimilate

VARIOUS issues cited as reasons why top brains and talents from Malaysia choose to work abroad include a transparent bureaucratic system, non-discriminatory policies, meritocracy, opportunities for professional development, intellectually stimulating working environment and affordable quality education for children.

World 02 Nov 2010 | 12:00 AM

Q+A - Policy impact of Republican takeover of U.S. Congress

WASHINGTO (Reuters) - The U.S. midterm elections on Tuesday will likely have a profound effect on policy, from climate change legislation to tackling the budget deficit.

World 02 Nov 2010 | 12:00 AM

Democratic power at risk in U.S. elections

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - After a long and bitter campaign, Americans cast their votes on Tuesday in elections that could sweep Democrats from power in Congress and slam the brakes on President Barack Obama's legislative agenda.

World 02 Nov 2010 | 12:00 AM

Democratic power at risk in U.S. elections

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - After a long and bitter campaign, Americans cast their votes on Tuesday in elections that could sweep Democrats from power in Congress and slam the brakes on President Barack Obama's legislative agenda.

Community 03 Nov 2010 | 12:00 AM

Green technology to improve state’s solid waste management

TWO Material Recovery Facilities (MRFs) will be built at the Jelutong and Pulau Burung landfills to improve the state's solid waste management system, Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng said.

Nation 03 Nov 2010 | 12:00 AM

Dragon boat tragedy: Volatile water currents due to full moon, inquest hears

GEORGE TOWN: The water currents off Macallum Street Ghaut where the dragon boat training was conducted was volatile due to the approaching full moon, an inquest heard Wednesday.