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World 12 Oct 2009 | 12:00 AM

FEATURE - Dutch ban frees eels, angers fishermen

NUMANSDORP, Netherlands (Reuters) - When Aart van der Waal chose 20 years ago to fish for eel rather than join the legal profession, he didn't expect to be told someday to make a choice between making a living and breaking the law.

World 12 Oct 2009 | 12:00 AM

Philippines searches for abducted Irish missionary

MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine security forces combed coastal areas on the southern island of Mindanao on Monday to locate gunmen holding an Irish Catholic missionary as church leaders appealed to the kidnappers to free the ailing priest.

World 11 Oct 2009 | 12:00 AM

Freshwater species suffer most as extinctions rise

OSLO (Reuters) - Creatures and plants living in rivers and lakes are the most threatened on Earth because their ecosystems are collapsing, scientists said on Sunday.

World 10 Oct 2009 | 12:00 AM

Landslides, floods kill 184 in Philippines

MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo mobilised troops on Saturday to clear roads of debris and mud in mountainous northern provinces isolated by landslides and floods that left 184 dead after a week of heavy rains.

World 10 Oct 2009 | 12:00 AM

Landslides, floods kill over 150 in northern Philippines

MANILA (Reuters) - Rescue workers pulled out more bodies from a small mountain village buried under mud in the northern Philippines on Saturday, as the death toll from landslides and floods triggered by heavy rains rose to 153, disaster officials said.

World 10 Oct 2009 | 12:00 AM

Landslides, floods kill 184 in Philippines

MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo mobilised troops on Saturday to clear roads of debris and mud in mountainous northern provinces isolated by landslides and floods that left 184 dead after a week of heavy rains.

World 09 Oct 2009 | 12:00 AM

Floods in N. Philippines, thousands stranded

MANILA (Reuters) - High water released from dams after heavy rains triggered floods and landslides in the northern part of the main Philipine island of Luzon, with officials on Friday saying 94 people had died in the past week.

World 09 Oct 2009 | 12:00 AM

Rain, floods in N. Philippines kill over 100

MANILA (Reuters) - A week of relentless rains in the northern Philippines have put dozens of towns and villages under water, with more than 100 people drowned or killed by landslides, officials said on Friday.

Nation 09 Oct 2009 | 12:00 AM

Hawksbill turtles returning to nest in Malacca, study finds

ALOR GAJAH: A study to track hawksbill turtles in waters off the west coast of the peninsula has revealed that the critically-endangered species is returning to Malacca to nest.

World 09 Oct 2009 | 12:00 AM

Rain, floods in N. Philippines kill over 100

MANILA (Reuters) - Rescue workers dug out more than 120 bodies from under tonnes of mud and debris in northern Philippines on Friday as dozens of landslides buried villages after a week of relentless rains, officials said.