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Camel cloning — big business

Beauty pageants, races spur high demand DUBAI, United Arab Emirates: Cloning is in high demand in the competitive world of camel beauty pageants, leaving scientists at a Dubai clinic working round the clock to produce carbon-copy beasts. Not every animal is...

Indonesia court finds president negligent over pollution in landmark case

JAKARTA, Indonesia: In a landmark victory for Indonesian environment campaigners, a court on Thursday ordered President Joko Widodo to clean up Jakarta's notorious air pollution, ruling that the leader and other top officials had been negligent in protecting citizens. The...

Desert camel carvings dated to around 7,000 years ago

PARIS, France: Life-sized carvings of camels and horses hewn into rock faces in Saudi Arabia could be around 7,000 years old, according to new research that suggests they are significantly older than previously thought.  The 21 reliefs, which were only...

Covid Swaps For Orangutans

Vets wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) as they collect a swab sample from an orangutan for Covid-19 coronavirus testing at the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre in Sandakan on the Malaysian island of Borneo. Photo: AFP  

Japanese giant wants soy sauce to be the ‘ketchup of India’

MUMBAI, India: Every dish tastes better with a dash of soy sauce, even dessert: that's the ambitious pitch of Japanese food giant Kikkoman, hoping to persuade Indians to use it in curries, sweets and everything in between. Convincing 1.3 billion...

Thousands ‘hug’ Spain’s dying Mar Menor lagoon

MADRID, Spain: Tens of thousands of people formed a human chain around Spain's crisis-hit Mar Menor lagoon on Saturday in a show of mourning after tonnes of dead fish washed ashore, organisers and officials said.  One of Europe's largest saltwater...

In Norway, peeing toward Russia will get you fined

OSLO, Norway: A new sign posted at Norway's river border with Russia reminds tourists feeling nature's call that it's against the law to pee in the direction of Russia — on pain of a hefty fine. Written in English in...

Brunei reports first virus deaths in over a year

KUALA LUMPUR: Brunei reported two coronavirus deaths Tuesday, the first fatalities from Covid-19 in the Southeast Asian nation in over a year as it battles a fresh outbreak. An 85-year-old woman and a 69-year-old man, both Bruneians, died after contracting...

Bitcoin jumps above $50,000 for first time since May

LONDON: Bitcoin rose back above $50,000 on Monday for the first time in three months after supportive news from payments giant PayPal and cryptocurrency platform Coinbase. The world's most popular virtual unit jumped to $50,440 during Asian trade, before easing...

‘Always there’: the AI chatbot comforting China’s lonely millions

BEIJING: After a painful break-up from a cheating ex, Beijing-based human resources manager Melissa was introduced to someone new by a friend late last year.  He replies to her messages at all hours of the day, tells jokes to cheer...

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Camel cloning — big business

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