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Rescuers search for Philippine storm victims as toll rises to 200

MANILA (Reuters) - Rescuers in the Philippines searched on Sunday for survivors of a storm that triggered floods and landslides and killed about 200 people, left scores missing and thousands homeless, most of whom apparently ignored warnings to move to safety.


Zebra crossings are so hazardous in China that police are taking action

Authorities take steps to make it safer for pedestrians to cross the road, with surveillance cameras installed to catch motorists who fail to observe the rules


Congo Republic signs peace accord with 'Ninja' rebels

BRAZZAVILLE (Reuters) - The government of Congo Republic on Saturday agreed a ceasefire with rebels in the southeast region of Pool, halting a 15-year conflict that rights groups say has cost dozens of lives and forced tens of thousands to flee.


Present-ing Christmas gifts

Yuletide cheer is in full throttle at shopping malls, with electronic goods, fashion accessories and beauty products being top picks for gifts among shoppers.


Man high on drugs drives himself into a corner

KUALA LUMPUR: A man who was stopped for a traffic infraction got himself into more trouble after he falsely claimed to be a Datuk and confessed to police that he was using drugs.


From market to doorstep

JOHOR BARU: Working at a vegetable stall was not his first choice career as a university graduate, but Muhammad Azrul Aziz did it anyway to help modernise his parents’ market trade.


More than 100 dead in Philippine mudslides, flooding - officials

MANILA (Reuters) - A tropical storm in the southern Philippines triggered mudslides and flash floods that killed more than 100 people, while dozens are missing, police and disaster officials said on Saturday.


Police evacuate Bonn Christmas market, probe suspicious package

BERLIN (Reuters) - Police brought in experts and an explosives robot to investigate a suspicious package found at the Christmas market in the west German city of Bonn late on Friday.


Iraqi Shi'ite paramilitaries deploy to Syrian border

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi Shi'ite paramilitary groups have deployed to the frontier to back up border guard forces who came under fire from within Syria over the past three days, one of their commanders said on Friday.


Two killed, three injured in Setiu

SETIU: Two youths were killed and three were injured in an accident in Kampung Saujana, at Kilometre 68 of Jalan Kuala Terengganu-Kampung Raja here last night.