Indonesia probes killing of Borneo orangutan Feb 09, 2018 0 137 12345 JAKARTA A critically endangered Borneo orangutan shot to death in Indonesia took 130 pellets from an air rifle, in addition to cuts and bruises, an official of a wildlife group said on Thursday.Indonesia has vast swathes of palm or coffee plantations growing on deforested land, and the year's second such killing is the latest in a series officials often blame on plantation workers and farmers who encounter wildlife on their property."It had been blinded,"said Ramadhani, a habitat protection manager with the Center for Orangutan Protection, which made an X-ray examination of the dead animal."We found 74 air rifle pellets lodged just in its head,"added Ramadhani."One hundred and thirty pellets are the largest number in the history of conflicts between orangutans and humans that have occurred in Indonesia,"the charity said on its website. (AFP) POST A COMMENT RELATED ARTICLES Philippine leader rejects ICC probe linked to drug war Feb 09, 2018 0 166 Rescuers brave aftershocks to pull bodies from tilting Taiwan tower Feb 09, 2018 0 168 Philippines says Canada helicopters 'not for attack' Feb 09, 2018 0 823 Philippines' Duterte orders halt on new casinos to prevent oversupply REUTERS MANILA Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered a halt on the entry and creation of new casinos to prevent an oversupply in one of Asia's fastest-growing gambling markets, the country's .. Philippine bank threatens counter-suit over world's biggest cyber-heist AFP MANILA THE Philippine bank used by hackers to transfer money in the world's biggest cyber heist warned of tit-for-tat legal action on Thursday, after Bangladeshi officials said they would sue the lender. .. Death-row Indonesian kingpin ran drug ring from prison: police JAKARTA A jailed Indonesian drug lord facing execution ran a meth-and-ecstasy ring from behind bars, police said on Thursday, as officials announced his narcotics network had been smashed. A dozen people were arrested .. Cambodia court grants bail to seven foreigners held over dance party PHNOM PENH A Cambodian court has granted bail to seven of 10 foreigners charged with producing pornography related to dancing at a party, a court spokesman said on Thursday. The 10 were arrested on Jan. 25, along with 77 .. Thai PM says law applies to tycoon accused of poaching BANGKOK A Thai tycoon charged with poaching a leopard in a national park will not escape justice despite his wealth, the country's junta leader vowed on Thursday, as public outcry rages over impunity for the ..