Salzburg end Champions League qualifying curse, two earn debuts
RB Salzburg defeated Maccabi Tel Aviv 3-1 on Wednesday to qualify for the Champions League through the play-offs, 5-2 on aggregate, for the first time in more than a dozen attempts.Salzburg made their Champions League group stage debut last season but were qualified directly. Eden Karzev gave them a nervous moment but equalizing Patson Daka's opener but Dominik Szoboszlai's penalty and Daka late on ensured progress.Russia's Krasnodar won 2-1 away to Greek side PAOK for a 4-2 aggregate triumph to reach the groups for the first time while Denmark's Midtjylland did likewise, a late retaken penalt...
Dusun villagers warn of '7-generation curse' if Papar Dam is built
SABAH POLLS | Villagers of the remote Kampung Terian in Ulu Papar, Sabah believe their home, surrounded by lush jungles and accessible only by four-wheel-drive vehicles, to be heaven.However, the way of subsistence living for the 300 Dusun tribal folks is currently under threat as they might be forced to relocate if the Papar Dam, which the previous Warisan government proposed, is built.Caretaker Chief Minister Shafie Apdal had insisted that the dam was necessary to ensure future water supply for the state's capital Kota Kinabalu, while detractors have demanded other alternatives.Recently, vil...
Locusts the latest curse of East Africa weather extremes
Nairobi (AFP) - Billions of locusts swarming through East Africa are the result of extreme weather swings and could prove catastrophic for a region still reeling from drought and deadly floods, experts said Friday.Dense clouds of the ravenous insects have spread from Ethiopia and Somalia into Kenya, in the region's worse infestation in decades.The UN's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) estimated one swarm in Kenya at around 2,400 square kilometres (about 930 square miles) -- an area almost the size of Moscow -- meaning it could contain up to 200 billion locusts, each of which consume the...