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Phnom Penh's past and present

What does a visit to Phnom Penh, Cambodia have in common with Iraq? That history can, and often does, repeat itself because we have not learnt its lessons? Yet despite Cambodia's chilling past, ANDREW SIA discovers that the exuberance of its temples, culture, food and people remain.

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Prayers, tears and anxiety in India

Hundreds of Indian Hindus scattered flower petals at sea and sacrificed chickens yesterday to pray for the safe return of those carried away in a tsunami as strong aftershocks hit some areas.

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Agencies struggle to cope with enormity of disaster

Aid agencies struggled yesterday to cope with the enormity of the Asian tsunami disaster which has killed more than 28,000, with the International Red Cross saying it may have to treble its appeal for funds.

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Rush to bury tsunami dead

Relief workers raced yesterday to bury decaying corpses amid fears of disease as the death toll in India from Sunday's tsunami climbed above 9,000 and kept rising.

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Indonesian death toll tops 36,000

A desperate fight for life was under way in Indonesia yesterday as survivors of a gigantic earthquake and killer waves scrabbled for food among mud and corpses while the death toll shot past 36,000.

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Final toll from Thailand's tsunami may reach 6,800

The final death toll from Thailand's tsunami disaster could approach 6,800, Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra suggested yesterday as Western diplomats and Thais scrambled to trace thousands of missing people.

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Millions scavenge for food as toll soars to 123,000

Millions of people on Indian Ocean shores scrambled for food and clean water yesterday, as disease, thirst, hunger and panic threatened survivors of the most devastating tsunami on record.


Tsunami health threats

The immediate impact of last Sunday's events is still reverberating throughout the region. The aftermath of the disaster sees multiple threats to human health.


Stench from mass graves traumatises students

They lost family members, sometimes even whole families, and now students at the Ulee Titi religious school have to endure the stench coming from mass graves.


Lack of direction hampers clean-up efforts

Zainal Abidin threw himself on the ground in front of the Indonesian soldier and challenged him to shoot.