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Dozens hurt in Taiwan protest

B>TAIPEI:/BSeveral hundred angry Taiwanese clashed yesterday with police in the southern township of Yuanchang during a protest against the disposal of garbage suspected to have been tainted by the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) virus, officers said.

Overheating fears grip China

China#8217;s stunning 9.9% gross domestic product (GDP) growth in the first quarter has sparked debate in state media about whether the economy is overheating and if the government should do anything about it.

Wah, Bush very terror-lah

Readers respond to our Teh Tarik columnist, Andrew Sia, who wrote a I>khau /I>piece on how some Malaysian Chinese, especially the #8220;English-educated#8221; ones, seemed to be more supportive of the American-led #8220;liberation#8221; of Iraq.

Israel in swoop on West Bank city

B>TULKARM (West Bank):/BIsraeli troops rounded up at least 1,000 Palestinians in the West Bank city of Tulkarm yesterday in a fresh sweep for wanted militants after a suicide bomber from the region struck a nearby Israeli town.

Israel detains 2,000 in raid

B>TULKAREM (West Bank): /B>Israeli troops rounded up around 2,000 Palestinians here yesterday in a fresh crackdown on suspected militants, local witnesses said.

Celcom wins order to stop firm

The High Court granted Celcom (M) Bhd an order yesterday to stop winding-up proceedings against it pending the disposal of an appeal involving the firm and a service provider.

Jumbo pain

There is uproar among nature lovers in India as a captured elephant dies in despair under cruel ancient methods of subduing wild pachyderms, reports MYRA MACDONALD.

Bushed and isolated as rift widens

By Tan Kah Peng

Refer issue to board instead of court, Ong told

MCA Youth leaders have urged their national chairman Datuk Ong Tee Keat to respect the party and its constitution instead of #8220;behaving like a loose cannon#8221;.

Vehicle sales this year to match last year's

BARRING major surprises in the government's automotive policy statement or detailed plans for the sector's entry into the Asean free trade area (Afta) in 2005, total vehicle sales this year should match if not marginally outstrip last year's 435,000 units, according to industry observers.