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Mass burials to begin as Indonesia toll tops 800

Mass graves were being readied Monday for hundreds of victims of an Indonesian quake-tsunami as authorities battled to stave off disease and reach desperate people still trapped under shattered buildings.


Two dead after typhoon batters Japan

Two people have been killed in a powerful typhoon that battered Japan over the weekend, officials said Monday, as the storm's aftermath brought travel chaos to Tokyo's morning commute.


Science, tourism clash on Great Barrier Reef

A row is raging over Australia's warming-damaged Great Barrier Reef, with firms worried that scientists' apocalyptic warnings are scaring visitors out of the water.


Too much screen time, too little horseplay for kids

Only one in 20 kids in the United States meets guidelines on sleep, exercise and screen time, and nearly a third are outside recommendations for all three, according to a study.


On French Indian Ocean island, Europe's migrant crisis bites

They had scattered before the border police even got there, fleeing their corrugated shacks in a densely-populated slum in Petite-Terre, part of France's Indian Ocean archipelago of Mayotte.


Wetlands disappearing three times faster than forests

Wetlands, among the world's most valuable and biodiverse ecosystems, are disappearing at alarming speed amid urbanisation and agriculture shifts, conservationists said Thursday, calling for urgent action to halt the erosion.


Dato’ Lau Bong Wong’s legendary life

Founder of the Malaysian livestock and integrated poultry giant, Leong Hup International Berhad - Dato’ Lau Bong Wong’s legendary life.


'Very strong' typhoon Trami churns towards Japan

A large, very strong typhoon churned towards Japan Friday, with the weather agency warning the storm would rip through the nation over the weekend, bringing violent winds and torrential rain.


Ending decades of doubt, 'biggest bird' dispute put to nest

After more than a century of conflicting evidence, Anglo-French animosity and a H.G. Wells novella involving murder most fowl, scientists said Wednesday they have finally solved the riddle of the world's largest bird.


Woman to be caned for prostitution in Terengganu

A woman is sentenced to six strokes of cane and six months in prison for prostitution in violation of Islamic laws.


 

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