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Nation 06 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Bushfire shrouds Putrajaya in smoke

Several parts of the federal administrative capital here were covered in smoke after a bushfire broke out along the highway to the KL International Airport (KLIA) in Sepang yesterday.

Nation 27 Feb 2005 | 12:00 AM

Skin found in garden leads to python

When D. Devagi and her 11-year-old grandson Puvgendran Nair looked out into the garden of their house in Section 5, Petaling Jaya, they never expected to find the shed skin of a snake. They were even more surprised when they peered into the drain and saw a slithering 4.5m-long python.

Nation 23 Jul 2005 | 12:00 AM

All ears for Rafidah’s winding-up speech

Wanita Umno leader Datuk Seri Rafidah Aziz has been making copious notes from her perch on the brightly-lit stage at the Umno General Assembly.

Nation 24 Jul 2005 | 12:00 AM

Striking a wrong chord after a fairly smooth start


World 01 Jan 2006 | 12:00 AM

Australian bushfires destroy homes, temperatures soar

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Raging bushfires destroyed several homes and threatened others north of Sydney on Sunday as scorching temperatures and hot, dry winds fanned fires across southeastern Australia.

World 01 Jan 2006 | 12:00 AM

Australia on bushfire alert as fire destroys homes

SYDNEY (Reuters) - A large bushfire destroyed five homes in Victoria state as thousands of firefighters remained on high alert throughout southeastern Australia on Sunday in the face of soaring temperatures and hot gusting winds.

World 27 Jan 2006 | 12:00 AM

Storms bring little relief from Australia bushfires

CANBERRA (Reuters) - Thunderstorms sweeping across the bushfire-ravaged Australian state of Victoria dampened some of the deadly fires with patchy rain, but lightning sparked a new blaze and threatens to wreak more havoc in the coming days.

World 02 Mar 2006 | 12:00 AM

India, U.S. seal nuclear deal amid anti-Bush allies

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India and the United States sealed a landmark civilian nuclear cooperation pact on Thursday, the centrepiece of President George W. Bush's first visit to the world's largest democracy.

Nation 11 Mar 2006 | 12:00 AM

Aerial surveillance to nab bushfire culprits

Aerial surveillance is being carried out in northern Sarawak after the Department of Environment received complaints of bushfires caused by open burning.

World 25 Nov 2006 | 12:00 AM

Australia bushfire lines drawn around Jurassic pines

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian firefighters battling bush blazes ringing Sydney are taking special action to protect stands of historic Wollemi pines which are among the earth's oldest plants, dating back 150 million years to dinosaur times.