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More than 100 new species found in Mekong region

A Vietnamese crocodile lizard and a Thai turtle found on sale in a local market are among more than 100 new species discovered in the ecologically diverse but threatened Mekong region last year, researchers said Tuesday. The Southeast Asian countries flanking the Mekong river, which snakes down from the Tibetan plateau to the South China Sea, are among the most biodiverse in the world. Each ...

Manang Jeep Accident: 1 Israeli tourist dead, others airlifted to Kathmandu

An Israeli tourist died when a jeep she was travelling in met with an accident at Nasong Rural Municipality in Manang on Sunday evening. The deceased has been identified as 24-year-old Abiyajar Berid. Berid breathed her last on the way to Besishahar for treatment, DSP Padam Bahadur Bista said. Police said that nine persons including two Nepalis were injured in the incident while others are bein...

More Turtle hatchlings dying in extreme heat at Mon Repos
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More turtle hatchlings dying in extreme heat at Mon Repos

Piles of dead turtle hatchlings are lining Queenslands famous Mon Repos beach amid a heatwave which has pushed the sands temperature to a record 75 degrees Celsius. While the majority of hatchlings break free from their nests at night when the sand is cooler, those escaping in the day face overheating. They cant sweat, they cant pant, so theyve got no mechanism for cooling, Department of Env...

Tigers may be gone, but many creatures dwell at Thai temples
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Tigers may be gone, but many creatures dwell at Thai temples

The scandal surrounding Thailands Tiger Temple, where wildlife officers seized 137 big cats this past week, has cast religious sanctuaries for animals in a bad light. Many conservationists and animal rights activists have believed the temples self-appointed mission to shelter tigers is misguided at best and that the tigers were mistreated to ensure their docility. Tiger parts found during the r...

Nicolas Cage agrees to return dinosaur skull

Nicolas Cage has agreed to give back a national treasure from Mongolia. A publicist for the star of the National Treasure adventure films confirmed Tuesday that Cage was the unwitting buyer of a dinosaur skull that federal prosecutors in New York say was stolen. Prosecutors announced last week that they were seeking court approval to take custody of the 32-inch fossil so it could be returned t...

Asian hotel is fed up with 'sex tourism'

n the often licentious Thai capital of Bangkok, one of the most prudish, eccentric and inexpensive places to stay is the draconian, heavily sanitized Atlanta Hotel. At the street entrance, the front door displays a crude introduction in big letters: THE ATLANTA. SEX TOURISTS NOT WELCOME. Inside at the reception desk, House Rules warn: No bar girls. No catamites. If you arent hip to archai...

2 people die, 12 seriously injured in Saptari
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2 people die, 12 seriously injured in Saptari

SAPTARI: Two people died and twelve people are seriously injured in a bus accident at Bhardhah-1 of Saptari district along East-West Highway on Friday early morning. The incident occurred when the bus (Na 5 Pa 1664) heading towards Kakrbhitta from Sindhuli, being escorted by security personnel, turned turtle into the road. The deceased has been identified as nine-year-old Nirjala Basnet of T...

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