Caregivers at an orangutan sanctuary on the southeastern Asian island of Borneo are working hard to save the animals from extinction.
Indonesia is seeking to curb Chinese influence over its fishing waters in the South China Sea with help from Japan. Yet, at the same time, Tokyo must ensure the plans do not endanger its own rapprochement with Beijing.
With only 30 to 80 remaining around the world, the death of a 25-year-old female Sumatran rhino means the animal has become extinct in Malaysia. Decades of poaching had left the animals critically endangered.
The world's largest palm oil producer has called the EU "discriminatory" over its plan to phase out biofuels. Europe is concerned about the environmental destruction and human rights violations practiced by the industry.
Severe flooding in and around the Indonesian capital, Jakarta, has killed dozens and displaced tens of thousands. With the relentless rainfall, and many people reported missing, the death toll is expected to rise.
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