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Uncertainty hangs over Tak Bai

An air of uncertainty hung over this Thai border town Tuesday following a violent protest a day earlier which left 84 people dead.

Thai troops 'overreacted'

An Islamic leader Tuesday accused Thai troops of overreacting in Monday's crackdown on rioters that left six people dead in Thailand's Muslim-majority south, and warned that the military's actions would result in more violence.

Farmer held over 'mysterious' death of his hunting buddy

A farmer, who had allegedly tried to hoodwink the police into believing that his hunting buddy was killed mysteriously, has been arrested for murder.

Doc: Most Muslims still fear to donate organs

I>BERITA HARIAN /I>highlighted a report about the low percentage of Muslims donating their organs despite a ruling by National Fatwa Council since 1973 on the obligation to do so.

6,000 made homeless as floods hit South Asia

Floods killed eight people in Bangladesh, where an overflowing river swamped dozens of villages and left about 6,000 people homeless, while a family drowned in India as monsoon rains swept across South Asia, officials and news reports said yesterday.

Taiwan cops release report on shooting

Taiwanese police yesterday released a report on the mysterious election-eve shooting that slightly injured President Chen Shui-bian, but it failed to quash popular conspiracy theories that the incident was staged to sway the vote.

Israeli troops kill four-year-old girl in latest Rafah bloodshed

Israeli soldiers shot dead a four-year-old Palestinian girl on Saturday in the latest bloodshed in the Rafah refugee camp, Palestinian medics and witnesses said.

Businessman gunned down by two at point-blank range

A prominent businessman died after being shot at point-blank range in front of his house in Taman Punca Emas early on Wednesday.

Protesters refuse to leave

About 1,000 Taiwan protesters contesting President Chen Shui-bian's election victory after a mysterious assassination bid and the discovery of many spoiled ballots vowed yesterday to stay at his palace until a recount.

Razor-thin win for Chen

B>TAIPEI:/BPresident Chen Shui-bian narrowly won re-election yesterday, a day after being shot in an assassination attempt, but a referendum he had championed on beefing up defences against China failed because not enough voters took part.