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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.

Community 09 Oct 2009 | 12:00 AM

Logging activities to be stopped

THE Selangor state government will no longer issue permits for logging on government land starting Jan 1 next year.

Nation 09 Oct 2009 | 12:00 AM

Philippine mudslides, floods kill estimated 100 (Update)

Dozens of landslides in the rain-soaked mountains of the northern Philippines killed an estimated 100 people, as a lingering storm and excess water from dams turned a portion of one province into 'one big river,' officials said Friday.

Community 09 Oct 2009 | 12:00 AM

Theme park for Klebang

MALACCA: Plans are underway to develop a RM50mil theme park in Klebang early next year in conjunction with the arrival of the replica of Admiral Zheng He's treasure ship from China in 2011.

Nation 08 Oct 2009 | 12:00 AM

Small tsunami forms in Pacific, warnings cancelled (Update 2)

Three powerful earthquakes rocked the South Pacific near the Vanuatu archipelago Thursday, generating a small tsunami just over a week after another, massive wave killed 178 people in the Samoas and Tonga.hr noshade size=1 width=50%>

Nation 08 Oct 2009 | 12:00 AM

Powerful typhoon slams into Japan

A powerful typhoon slammed into Japan on Thursday, causing widespread damage and flooding as it swept across the country. One man died and several were reported injured from the storm.

World 08 Oct 2009 | 12:00 AM

Pacific quakes stir panic but tsunamis tiny

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Undersea earthquakes caused panic in the South Pacific on Thursday, sending islanders fleeing to higher ground on fears of a second devastating tsunami in as many weeks, but a series of waves proved to be tiny and harmless.