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MIRI: Ferocious winds lashed the entire coastal belt of Sarawak from Wednesday (Sept 16) night until early Thursday (Sept 17) morning.
KOLKATA/DHAKA (Reuters) - A powerful cyclone pounded eastern India and Bangladesh on Wednesday, killing at least 14 people and destroying thousands of homes, officials said, leaving authorities struggling to mount relief efforts amid a surging coronavirus outbreak.
DhHAKA: Dozens of Rohingya refugees stranded at sea for weeks have been relocated to a controversial flood-prone island in the Bay of Bengal, Bangladesh officials said on Monday (May 4).
COX'S BAZAAR: Dozens of Rohingya refugees believed to have come from two boats stranded at sea for weeks as they tried to reach Malaysia landed on the Bangladesh coast on Sunday morning, Rohingya community leaders said.
LAHAD DATU (Bernama): A special meeting is expected to be held to consider a proposal by the Eastern Sabah Security Command (Esscom) to do away with the dusk-to-dawn curfew off the Sabah east coast.
COLOMBO (Reuters) - Sri Lanka's tourism industry, badly hurt by Easter day bombings, is showing signs of gradual recovery, industry executives say, although a national election later this year is likely to weigh on holiday season arrivals.
NEMMELI, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Shankar Tilakvathy, 45, has lived all her life by the sea. Sorting, drying and selling fish is the only livelihood she has ever known.
KUCHING: Sarawak needs to set up more palm oil refineries to boost capacity as the uptake of crude palm oil (CPO) from mills would be sharply reduced once the Wilmar International Ltd-owned refinery in Bintulu stops buying CPO produced from oil palm estates on peat swamp land and forest areas from 2015 onwards.
MADRID (Reuters) - Firefighters tamed a wildfire on Saturday that had threatened villages north of the upmarket beach resort of Marbella in Spain's southern Costa del Sol, allowing about 4,000 people who had been evacuated to return to their homes and hotels.