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Palm oil bounces as investors hunt for bargains

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 27 (Reuters) - Malaysian palm oil futures bounced on Tuesday as bargain hunters resurfaced after the market neared a one year low the previous day on concerns that developed countries were pushing the world into a recession.

Rare crab re-appears in Malacca

MALACCA: The re-appearance of a rare species of crab along the shores here has caused a stir among the people, especially Christians, due to a cross-like mark on its shell.

Syrian forces kill 4 defecting soldiers - activists

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Four Syrian soldiers were shot dead on Monday as they tried to escape a military camp and troops sealed off towns in a continuing crackdown on opponents of President Bashar al-Assad, activists said.

Seven dead after Typhoon Nesat pounds Philippines

MANILA (Reuters) - Typhoon Nesat crossed the Philippines' main island late on Tuesday, leaving behind at least seven dead after it lashed crop-growing provinces and brought the capital to a near standstill as it flooded roads and villages and cut power supplies.

Nestle to plant seedlings under reforestation project

SANDAKAN: Nestle (Malaysia) Bhd will plant forest seedlings up to 150 kilometres on both sides of the Kinabatangan river under a reforestation project that will create a landscape where people, nature and agriculture co-exist harmoniously in their need for water.

Bosses of illegals to know next week

PUTRAJAYA: Employers who had hired illegal workers outside the sectors approved under the Government's 6P legalisation programme will know by next week if their appeal will be considered.

Set apart for aquaculture

KOTA KINABALU: Several thousand hectares of coastal lands and seas will soon be gazetted as aquaculture industrial zones to enable the sustainable management of aquaculture development.

Seven dead as Typhoon Nesat pounds the Philippines

MANILA (Reuters): Typhoon Nesat pounded the Philippines' main island on Tuesday, lashing crop-growing provinces and bringing the capital to a near standstill as it flooded roads, cut power supplies and closed financial markets, government offices, transport and schools.

Seven dead after Typhoon Nesat pounds Philippines

MANILA (Reuters) - Typhoon Nesat crossed the Philippines' main island late on Tuesday, leaving behind at least seven dead after it lashed crop-growing provinces and brought the capital to a near standstill as it flooded roads and villages and cut power supplies.

Peace of mind for fishermen

INSHORE fishermen in Tanjung Bungah, Penang, now have more reasons to smile as they have been allocated individual storerooms in a new complex to place their fishing equipment.