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September 4, 2018 10:19 AM Nearly 100 elephants killed for ivory in Botswana

GABORONE, Botswana: Ninety elephant carcasses have been discovered in Botswana with their tusks hacked off, a charity said Tuesday, in what is believed to be one of Africa's worst mass poaching sprees. Most of the animals killed were large bulls carrying heavy tusks, Elephants Without Borders said. The grim discovery was made over several weeks during 46

September 3, 2018 9:54 AM Sri Lanka probes deaths of wild elephants

COLOMBO: Sri Lankan authorities on Monday began investigating the deaths of wild elephants in the east of the island after pulling seven carcasses out of a marsh, a minister said. Wildlife Minister Palitha Thewarapperuma said six out of the seven animals found in the swamp were young — below the age of 12 — and he suspected that many more may have died there 9

August 30, 2018 12:34 AM Difficult to catch elephant killers: Sabah Wildlife Dept

SANDAKAN: The Sabah Wildlife Department is finding it difficult to catch elephant killers because witnesses fear coming forward despite the offer of a RM120,000 reward. Its director Augustine Tuuga said the reward was for information that could hold up in court. The department was serious about nabbing the culprits but needed the cooperation of the people 12

August 23, 2018 9:02 AM Make Merdeka memorable Merdeka with Starbucks

MAKE this a Merdeka to remember with the 2018 Rico Rinaldi x Starbucks Designer collection. This is the brand's first collaboration with Malaysian designer, Rico Rinaldi and exclusively designed merchandise is available only for a limited time. Designs draw inspiration from three Malaysian endangered animals that represent the elements of nature – the forest 22

August 22, 2018 3:53 AM Muslims celebrate Aidiladha in peace, moderation

KUALA LUMPUR: Muslims in the country celebrated Aidiladha today in peace and moderation in the spirit of sacrifice and gratitude. Aidiladha honours the willingness of Prophet Ibrahim to sacrifice his son as an act of obedience to God 's command. Before the prophet could sacrifice his son, God provided a ram to sacrifice instead. The fine weather in most parts 14

August 7, 2018 10:30 AM Singapore uproar over store selling ivory jewellery

SINGAPORE: A Singapore online store selling ivory jewellery has sparked an uproar, with an animal rights group Tuesday slamming the shop for offering products made from "tortured" elephants. Ivory Lane offers earrings for Sg$160 (RM476) and necklaces for Sg$800 and insists its products are made from ivory that was obtained before 1990 when an international 22

August 5, 2018 2:29 AM Ebola outbreak in DR Congo believed to have killed 33

KINSHASA: A new outbreak of the Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo is believed to have killed 33 people in the east of the country, the health ministry said Saturday. Thirteen Ebola cases have been confirmed since the fresh outbreak was declared on Aug 1 in North Kivu province. While just three of the fatalities have been among the 13 confirmed 17

July 11, 2018 4:02 AM Sunway Lagoon treats orphans to the best day ever

OVER 70 children from Rumah Anak-Anak Yatim Damai, Kuang and their caretakers gathered at the entrance of Sunway Lagoon last Sunday for a fun-filled day at the theme park. Sunway Lagoon organised the event. Although this was not the first time the theme park had played host to underprivileged kids, it was the largest the team has ever organised 14

June 27, 2018 12:36 PM Money, money, money, it’s a rich man’s world

Since Pakatan Harapan formed the new government about 48 days ago, all we hear every day and all hours of the day is money, money, money. It appears that Pakatan Harapan’s government is only about money. RM42 billion this, RM1 trillion that, RM1 billion here, RM42 million there…everything is about money. Press conference after press conference and press 84

May 30, 2018 12:21 PM Portuguese parliament rejects euthanasia bill

LISBON: Portugal's parliament has rejected a bill seeking to legalise voluntary euthanasia and doctor-assisted suicide after a tight vote in the Catholic-majority country. A text proposed by the governing Socialist Party, which sought to set "special conditions" under which euthanasia would be permitted — such as for patients in extreme suffering or with an incurable 17