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Gazette reserve land for orang asli, Ku Li tells Kelantan government

KUALA LUMPUR: The Kelantan state government should consider gazetting reserve land for the orang asli, says Gua Musang MP Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah.

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"Superfood" craze makes big business of Africa's baobab

Mangoule, SENEGAL, (Reuters) - Taerou Dieuhiou has been shinning barefoot up baobab trees in Senegal's southern Casamance region to collect the oblong fruit since he was 15.

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Govt officials and loggers cut deals to ‘rape’ Sabah forests

KOTA KINABALU: Task force investigators are beginning to uncover an unholy alliance between government officials and loggers cutting deals to “rape” Sabah’s forests.

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MACC raids logging firms believed involved in shady deals

EXCLUSIVE: Graft-busters have begun moving against Sabah’s powerful timber cartels, conducting simultaneous raids on three logging companies in Sandakan and Tawau. The Sabah Forestry Department headquarters was also raided.

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Portugal goes on high alert for fires as temperature soars

LISBON (Reuters) - Portugal went on high alert on Thursday as temperatures threaten to beat record levels in coming days, prompting the government to warn of a high risk of forest fires in the first test of the country's readiness after the worst fires in history last year.

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WWF: We can learn forest management from the Penans

KUCHING: Stories from the Penan community living within the Kuba’an-Puak area in northern Sarawak are important for developing sustainable forest management.

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Now the taxman wants to investigate dubious logging deals in Sabah

KOTA KINABALU: The anti-graft agency’s investigation of shady logging deals in Sabah has piqued the interest of the taxman.

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Southern Europe issues heat warnings; German dry spell unearths WW2 munitions

ROME (Reuters) - Mediterranean countries issued severe weather warnings on Thursday, as a heatwave pushed temperatures above 40 Celsius (104 Fahrenheit) in Europe and falling water levels exposed World War Two munitions along the banks of a river in Germany.

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Europe sizzles as heatwave intensifies across continent

LISBON (Reuters) - Temperatures in Spain and Portugal soared to near record highs on Friday as part of Europe's heatwave and governments put emergency services on alert for forest fires.

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Greek civil protection minister resigns after killer wildfire

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greek Civil Protection Minister Nikos Toskas resigned on Friday in the wake of a wildfire last month that killed 88 people and led to widespread criticism of the government for its handling of the disaster.