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Oil climbs on cyber attack; metals shine on demand hopes

Oil prices climbed Monday after a vital US pipeline was put out of action by a cyber attack, while iron ore and copper hit historic peaks on demand optimism as economies reopen. Iron ore forged new highs above $220 a tonne, while copper struck an all-time peak at $10,747.50 per tonne -- having already hit records last week.

Aung San Suu Kyi to appear in court May 24, lawyer says

A judge on Monday ordered Myanmar's deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi to appear in person in court for the first time on May 24, her lawyer said, after weeks of delays in her case. During the latest hearing Monday, a judge ordered for her cases to be heard with her present in a special courtroom near her residence.

What a buzz: saving Malaysia's bees, one nest at a time

Placing his bare hands into a swarm of thousands of bees, a Malaysian man uses his fingers to gently guide some of them into a rattan basket. Wearing a short-sleeved shirt, trousers and sandals, Ooi -- whose day job is as a software developer -- was relaxed as he scooped up the bees with his hands into the basket.

Bolivian wine-growers banking on 'distinctive' altitude flavor

At almost 2,000-meters above sea level, Bolivian wine-growers are continuing a centuries-old tradition started by Jesuit missionaries in a bid to capture a niche market with their unique product. - 'Smooth and strong' - Bolivian wine production is mostly concentrated between 21 and 23 degrees latitude at 1,600 to 2,000 meters altitude.