News tagged with southeast asia

Haze returns to Indonesia as fires rage

Fires cloaked parts of Indonesia's Sumatra in thick smog Tuesday, forcing the cancellation of flights, two months after blazes on the island sparked Southeast Asia's worst haze crisis for years.

dateAug 27, 2013 in Environment
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NASA image: Agricultural fires in Africa

The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA's Terra satellite detected dozens of fires burning in central Africa on June 03, 2013. The fires are outlined in red. Most of the fires burn ...

dateJun 03, 2013 in Earth Sciences
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Asian gecko threatened by medicine trade

Activists warned Thursday that wild populations of Southeast Asia's striking Tokay Gecko were in danger of being over-hunted for use in traditional medicine in China and other countries.

dateApr 11, 2013 in Ecology
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Chinese buy paper iPads for ancestor worship

Paper replicas of Apple's iPad and iPhone are selling like hot cakes in China this year as millions prepare to honour their ancestors in an age-old annual festival that has taken on a modern twist.

dateMar 28, 2012 in Other
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SingTel-owned US mobile ad firm looks to Asia

The chief executive of Amobee, the US mobile advertising start-up recently acquired by Singapore Telecom (SingTel), said Wednesday the company is set to aggressively expand its Asian operations.

dateApr 25, 2012 in Business
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Malaysian Buddhists hold apple ritual for Jobs

A Buddhist temple on Malaysia's island resort of Penang has held a religious ritual in which mourners bit an apple to hasten Apple visionary Steve Jobs' reincarnation, a report said Tuesday.

dateOct 18, 2011 in Other
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