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February 6, 2018 1:20 PM AirAsia X launches service to India’s Jaipur

A man rides his elephant carrying tourists to visit the Amber fort in Jaipur, capital of India's desert state of Rajasthan, November 5, 2014. — Reuters picNEW DELHI, Feb 6 — AirAsia X has launched its direct flights from Kuala Lumpur to Jaipur, the capital of India’s Rajasthan state, with the inaugural flight landing at Jaipur International Airport yesterday 76

February 2, 2018 1:54 AM Man trampled by an elephant

GERIK: A man was seriously injured after he was trampled by an elephant at Km19, of the Gerik-Jeli East-West Highway (JRTB), near a memorial monument at the highway this evening. Gerik police chief Supt Ismail Che Isa said in the incident around 4.30pm, the victim, M. Paramanazan, 69, who came from Sungai Siput Utara Perak suffered fractures to his left arm and rib, injuries 29

December 29, 2017 9:14 AM China ban on ivory sales begins Sunday, aims to curb elephant poaching

The ban on all ivory sales has already led to an 80 per cent decline in seizures of illegal ivory entering China as well as a 65 per cent decline in raw ivory prices, said conservation group WildAid. — AFP picHONG KONG, Dec 29 ― A ban on ivory sales in China, the world's largest importer and end user of elephant tusks, takes effect on Sunday with wildlife 42

October 15, 2017 11:08 AM 'World's most useless airport' finally opens

JAMESTOWN: One of humanity's most isolated outposts joined the 21st century on Saturday when the British island of St Helena, home to "the world's most useless airport", welcomed its first commercial flight. The 4,500 people living here, a British colony since 1658 – most famous as the windswept outpost where French emperor Napoleon Bonaparte breathed 21

October 12, 2017 2:22 AM ‘Unity Kolam’ an international labour of love

KUALA LUMPUR: The elephant, peacock and lotus have taken centre stage at Pavilion Kuala Lumpur for the Festival of Lights this year. As part of its decor, coloured rice grains have been transformed into three intricate kolam – the elephant to represent power, lotus which symbolises creativity, wealth and health, and the peacock which captures beauty 19

October 3, 2017 3:49 PM Two more held over turtle poaching in Sabah

Sabah Wildlife Department director Augustine Tuuga (pictured) reported that two more people had been arrested in connection with the multiple slaughter of protected turtles on Sabah’s east coast. ― Picture courtesy of Sabah Wildlife DepartmentKOTA KINABALU, Oct 3 — Two more people have been arrested in connection with the multiple slaughter of protected 13

October 2, 2017 4:19 PM Turtle-poaching in Sabah islands: Man remanded

Sabah Wildlife Department looking for 60 year old’s accomplice on islands in Semporna waters. KOTA KINABALU: Investigations into the suspected turtle-poaching activity on Pulau Bum Bum have led to the arrest of a male suspect, aged 60, in Kg Pantau-Pantau today. Sabah Wildlife Department director Augustine Tuuga, in a statement, said they had obtained 25

September 15, 2017 6:55 AM Body of British journalist killed by crocodile found in Sri Lanka

COLOMBO: Sri Lankan police on Friday (Sep 15) found the body of a 24-year-old British journalist, Paul McClean, who is suspected to have been killed by a crocodile. Divers found McClean's corpse in the mud of a lagoon in the coastal village of Panama, 360 kilometres east of the capital Colombo by road, a police spokesman said. "There were six or seven 12

September 6, 2017 2:04 PM Pope visits Colombia seeking to heal divides

The slogan of the Pope's visit to Colombia is: "Let's take the first step." It is a five-day trip that will focus on reconciliation - an obvious theme given last year's peace deal that ended half a century of conflict between the government and the leftist Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (Farc). "Taking the first step means recognising the suffering 116

September 6, 2017 6:50 AM Borneo eco film festival to showcase 18 films from around the world

KOTA KINABALU: The seventh edition of the Borneo Eco Film Festival (BEFF) will be screening 18 films from around the world in Sabah on Sept 22-24 at Suria Sabah Shopping Mall here. BEFF Director Melissa Leong said among the participating countries, besides Malaysia, are United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Turkey, Myanmar, The Netherlands and Singapore 140