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July 10, 2016 9:51 AM Three statues of Hindu deities found vandalised at temple in Penang

A view of the entrance to the Sri Muneeswarar Temple at Jalan Tengku Kudin, Gelugor, Penang. — Picture courtesy of Google Street ViewGEORGE TOWN, July 10 — Three statues of Hindu deities were found vandalised at the Sri Muneiswaran Temple in Jalan Tengku Kudin early today. Northeast District police chief ACP Mior Faridalatrash Wahid said vandals damaged 4

June 9, 2016 12:49 AM Likely ancestor of mystery ‘hobbit’ found

PARIS: Half-sized humans who lived 700,000 years ago were almost certainly the ancestors of enigmatic “hobbits” whose fossils were found on the same Indonesian isle in 2013, scientists stunned by their own discovery reported Wednesday. Two studies, published in Nature, fill a huge gap in our understanding of these diminutive people, whose tortuous evolutionary 70

June 5, 2016 6:34 AM No orders on men who allegedly insulted TMJ

The Tunku Mahkota Johor has reminded police not to arrest anyone who commented against him. KUALA LUMPUR: There have been no orders from the prosecutor on whether to press charges against two men who allegedly insulted Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim, the Tengku Mahkota Johor, on social media. Lawyer Faiz Fadzli Noor said there have been no directions to charge 103

June 5, 2016 12:39 AM Prioritising wildlife trafficking in Asia

THIS year’s World Environment Day puts the spotlight on the illegal trade in wildlife. The problem has particular significance in Asia, which is the destination for most of the ivory taken from 20,000 to 25,000 elephants, and the horns of more than 1,200 rhinos killed in Africa every year. Demand in the region is driven by fast-growing middle and upper 63

June 5, 2016 12:39 AM Thailand has to tame the controversial ‘Tiger Temple’

THE discovery of 40 dead tiger cubs at Wat Pha Luang Ta Bua, the so-called “Tiger Temple” in Kanchanaburi, holds the potential for outrage if an acceptable explanation is not quickly forthcoming. Long a popular attraction for foreign tourists keen to see an animal once fairly common in Thailand’s jungle areas, the temple has also been the target of animal-rights 6

June 3, 2016 2:45 PM United Nations News Centre

with breaking news from the UN News Service 3 June 2016 – Following the discovery earlier this week of 70 dead tiger cubs, as well as tiger skins, talismans and other wildlife parts, in a Buddhist temple in Thailand, two United Nations agencies have said those circumstances represent only a “tiny proportion” of the extent of an illegal trade in wildlife 4

June 1, 2016 2:49 PM Watch Arnold Schwarzenegger get charged by an elephant in South Africa! (VIDEO)

The short video clip shows a large elephant menacing the open game viewing vehicle.JOHANNESBURG, June 1 — Hollywood action hero Arnold Schwarzenegger has admitted that “some of us had to change our pants” after an elephant charged a vehicle he was in while on safari in South Africa. Schwarzenegger posted a video of the charge on Twitter and Instagram 17

May 31, 2016 12:40 AM Baby elephant rescued from drain in Sri Lanka

A baby elephant has been rescued after it became trapped in a drain in southern Sri Lanka.  COLOMBO: Rescuers pulled an elephant calf to safety after it got trapped in a drain in Sri Lanka's southern port city of Hambantota, a region where hundreds of wild elephants roam freely. Port workers teamed up with wildlife officials on Sunday (May 29) to break 7

May 27, 2016 2:15 PM China looms large at G7 despite not being invited

Over the years, China has come up with many names for it, none of them very flattering. The rich man's club, a gathering of debtors, a group with dwindling influence that is on the way to becoming obsolete, a Cold War relic. Around the time leaders from the Group of Seven (G7) – Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the US and Britain – meet at the annual 9

May 27, 2016 3:22 AM Man who allegedly criticised Johor royalty to be released

PETALING JAYA: The man who allegedly criticised the Johor royalty on social media will be released after an application to extend his remand was denied on Friday. Non-governmental body Suara Rakyat Malaysia (Suaram) said 29-year-old Muhamad Masyhur Abdullah would be released from police custody before midnight Friday. Johor Baru magistrate's court assistant 5