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Pygmy elephant with tusks growing downwards. ©Sen Nathan
Elephant with 'sabre-tooth' tusks found in Malaysia

A rare pygmy elephant with tusks growing downwards instead of up to give it a look like a sabre-toothed tiger has been found in Malaysia.

Elephant with 'sabre-tooth' tusks found in Malaysia
Japan agrees to lease military aircraft to Philippines
Japan agrees to lease military aircraft to Philippines

Japan will lease military aircraft to the Philippines to counter Beijing's increasing regional influence

Japan agrees to lease military aircraft to Philippines
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Kazakhstan to introduce visa free entry for developed countries

Kazakhstan plans to simplify visa procedures for 34 OECD countries, the United Arab Emirates, Malaysia, Singapore and Monaco.

Kazakhstan to introduce visa free entry for developed countries
Obama meets refugees as bitter Syria debate rages
Obama meets refugees as bitter Syria debate rages

US President Barack Obama said the world must offer haven to refugees, as he visited a Malaysian centre for displaced children amid a bitter and racially tinged US debate over the Syria exodus.

Obama meets refugees as bitter Syria debate rages
Iran appoints first woman ambassador since revolution
Iran appoints first woman ambassador since revolution

Iran has appointed its first woman ambassador since the 1979 Islamic revolution, naming foreign ministry spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham to head its embassy in Malaysia.

Iran appoints first woman ambassador since revolution
Malaysia becoming 'police state' as govt battles scandal: HRW
Malaysia becoming 'police state' as govt battles scandal: HRW

Malaysia increasingly resembles a "police state" as the government uses repressive laws to silence critics including those demanding the prime minister answer corruption allegations.

Malaysia becoming 'police state' as govt battles scandal: HRW
Malaysia again shuts schools due to Indonesia smoke haze
Malaysia again shuts schools due to Indonesia smoke haze

Malaysia closed schools in several states and the capital Kuala Lumpur due to choking smoke from Indonesian slash-and-burn farming that has smothered much of Southeast Asia in smog for weeks.

Malaysia again shuts schools due to Indonesia smoke haze
Malaysian premier vows to help Indonesia combat haze
Malaysian premier vows to help Indonesia combat haze

Visiting Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak pledged to help Indonesia fight forest fires blanketing Southeast Asia in haze as foreign aircraft joined operations to douse the blazes.

Malaysian premier vows to help Indonesia combat haze
Malaysian PM urges Indonesia to act on smoke-belching fires

Malaysia's premier has urged Indonesia to act against those responsible for raging fires that have blanketed Southeast Asia in smog for weeks, as Malaysian schools closed again over health concerns.

Malaysian PM urges Indonesia to act on smoke-belching fires
Indonesia forest fires could become worst on record: NASA
Indonesia forest fires could become worst on record: NASA

The forest fires blanketing Southeast Asia in choking haze are on track to become among the worst on record, NASA has warned.

Indonesia forest fires could become worst on record: NASA
Indonesia water-bombs forest fires to fight haze
Indonesia water-bombs forest fires to fight haze

Helicopters water-bombed raging forest fires that have cloaked parts of Indonesia in thick haze and pushed air quality to unhealthy levels in neighbouring Singapore and Malaysia.

Indonesia water-bombs forest fires to fight haze
France confirms wing part found on Reunion is from MH370
France confirms wing part found on Reunion is from MH370

French prosecutors confirmed Thursday that a wing part found on a remote Indian Ocean island was from ill-fated Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.

France confirms wing part found on Reunion is from MH370
Malaysia PM urged to come clean on scandal at anti-graft meeting
Malaysia PM urged to come clean on scandal at anti-graft meeting

A global anti-corruption conference opened in Malaysia with a demand for the country's Prime Minister Najib Razak to come clean on a raging financial scandal.

Malaysia PM urged to come clean on scandal at anti-graft meeting
Pressure on Malaysian PM mounts as ex-leader backs protests
Pressure on Malaysian PM mounts as ex-leader backs protests

Pressure mounted on Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak as influential former leader Mahathir Mohamad threw his weight behind mass protests.

Pressure on Malaysian PM mounts as ex-leader backs protests
Malaysians gather in capital to demand reform, PM's ouster
Malaysians gather in capital to demand reform, PM's ouster

Malaysians gather in capital to demand reform, PM's ouster
Malaysia PM criticises upcoming demonstration
Malaysia PM criticises upcoming demonstration

Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak criticised organisers of a weekend protest demanding his ouster, saying the timing and venue of the demonstration would clash with independence day parade rehearsals.

Malaysia PM criticises upcoming demonstration
France hunts for more MH370 debris off Reunion island
France hunts for more MH370 debris off Reunion island

France launched a hunt for more wreckage from the ill-fated MH370 plane off Reunion island on Friday in a fresh effort to shed light on one of aviation's biggest mysteries.

France hunts for more MH370 debris off Reunion island
China MH370 families march to Malaysia embassy, demand Reunion trip
China MH370 families march to Malaysia embassy, demand Reunion trip

Chinese relatives of passengers aboard missing flight MH370 marched to Malaysia's embassy in Beijing, some demanding to be taken to Reunion island where suspected wreckage from the plane was found.

China MH370 families march to Malaysia embassy, demand Reunion trip
Kerry urges Malaysia to do more on human-trafficking
Kerry urges Malaysia to do more on human-trafficking

Secretary of State John Kerry told Malaysia's leader his government should do more to stop people-trafficking, a US official said, a week after Washington controversially praised the country's efforts.

Kerry urges Malaysia to do more on human-trafficking
MH370 investigators meet in France ahead of wing analysis
MH370 investigators meet in France ahead of wing analysis

Malaysian aviation experts met French officials to coordinate the investigation into missing flight MH370, days after the discovery of a washed-up plane part offered fresh hopes of solving the mystery.

MH370 investigators meet in France ahead of wing analysis