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World 19 Jun 2006 | 12:00 AM

FEATURE - Myanmar minorities fear being dammed and damned

THE SALWEEN RIVER, Myanmar/Thai border (Reuters) - From the ice fields of the Himalayas to the azure waters of the Andaman Sea, the Salween flows undisturbed through some of the most outwardly tranquil territory on earth.

World 07 Jun 2006 | 12:00 AM

U.N. envoy praises release of Myanmar activist

GENEVA (Reuters) - A United Nations rights envoy on Wednesday praised Myanmar for releasing jailed labour activist Su Su Nwei and urged the country to unconditionally release all its remaining prisoners of conscience.

World 17 May 2006 | 12:00 AM

Japan passes bill to fingerprint foreigners

Civic groups and lawyers have said the legislation, approved by parliament's upper house, risks breaching human rights and invading individuals' privacy.

World 16 May 2006 | 12:00 AM

Interpol stung by EU boycott of Belarus meeting

BERLIN (Reuters) - The head of Interpol on Monday criticised as

World 15 May 2006 | 12:00 AM

FEATURE - Archive unlocks secrets of Holocaust bureaucracy

BAD AROLSEN, Germany (Reuters) - The death register from the Mauthausen concentration camp contains rows of neatly printed names. The times of execution are each two minutes apart. The date is April 20, 1942 -- Adolf Hitler's 53rd birthday.

Nation 09 May 2006 | 12:00 AM

No info on Death Railway payment

The Government has no information on the Japanese government agreeing to compensate Malaysians forced to work on the Death Railway during the Second World War.

World 04 May 2006 | 12:00 AM

Cambodia appoints "Killing Fields" trial judges

PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - Cambodia approved on Thursday the domestic and international judges who will try Pol Pot's top surviving henchmen for the 1970s Khmer Rouge genocide, in which an estimated 1.7 million people died.

World 29 Mar 2006 | 12:00 AM

Cambodian PM waves "iron fist" back at U.N. envoy

PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said on Wednesday the United Nations should sack a human rights envoy who suggested he was running the impoverished southeast Asian nation with an iron fist.

Lifestyle 26 Mar 2006 | 12:00 AM

What women want

Women the world over combined forces - and voices - once again on March 8 to bring media and public attention to their struggles and issues. ANTHONY THANASAYAN writes.

Lifestyle 27 Feb 2006 | 12:00 AM

Looking East

The Volkswagen (VW) Group is eager to produce cars forthe Asean region and is still looking for a local partner toproduce the cars with, after talks with Proton failed.