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By Ade Rina and Tomi Soetjipto JAKARTA (Reuters) - Heavy rains and an international firefighting effort on Indonesia's Sumatra have extinguished most forest fires that had spewed choking haze over parts of the island and neighboring Malaysia, officials said on Monday.
By Bazuki Muhammad and Muklis Ali SUBANG, Malaysia/JAKARTA (Reuters) - Malaysia sent a team of 100 firemen to neighboring Indonesia on Monday to help douse forest fires that have blanketed the region in noxious haze.
By Bazuki Muhammad and Ade Rina PORT KLANG, Malaysia/JAKARTA (Reuters) - Malaysians prayed for rain on Friday and a quick end to the country's worst pollution crisis in eight years as residents choked on acrid forest-fire smoke blowing in from neighboring Indonesia.
By Achmad Sukarsono and Jerry Norton JAKARTA (Reuters) - If rhetoric could douse fires, the haze that haunts Southeast Asia, endangering health, travel and tourism, would have disappeared in the late 1990s.
- The act of burning, scorching, or heating to dryness; the state or being thus heated or dried.
- In medicine, cauterization.