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Nation 06 Dec 2003 | 12:00 AM

Mercy team carries on despite risks

Mercy Malaysia always keeps its cars in reverse in the garage and the vehicles have almost full tanks at the end of each day in case things get ugly and the team has to make a quick exit.

AseanPlus News 06 Dec 2003 | 12:00 AM

Arroyo lifts moratorium on death penalty

B>MANILA:/BReacting to public anger over a wave of kidnappings, Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo lifted a moratorium on the death penalty yesterday, opening the way for executions to resume in January.

Nation 05 Dec 2003 | 12:00 AM

Prisoners in their own home

B>HILLA:/BThe war on Iraq terrified Najua Khatan so much that the 16-year-old girl does not want live in her country anymore.

Nation 04 Dec 2003 | 12:00 AM

All buildings ordered to be made disabled-friendly

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi has ordered that all buildings be made disabled-friendly. Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk Seri Ong Ka Ting said Abdullah wanted to ensure that the disabled had convenient and safe access into all buildings as required by law.

Nation 04 Dec 2003 | 12:00 AM

Pride bruised in mosque attack

The people of Adamiyah district are re-building the minaret of their revered Abu Hanifah mosque, which was hit by US marines on April 10. The US offered to pay for the damages but the people, angry by the attack, rejected the offer.

Nation 03 Dec 2003 | 12:00 AM

Gunfire and blasts a way of life

Abu Nuwas Street along the Tigris River is famous for I>mazgouf,/Ian Iraqi specialty of freshly caught fish split and cooked for an hour over charcoal fire.

Nation 02 Dec 2003 | 12:00 AM

Bush visit lifts US soldiers' spirits

President George W. Bush's secret visit to Baghdad on Thursday to celebrate Thanksgiving with US troops has been such a morale booster that they could not stop marvelling about it the whole of Friday.

Nation 27 Nov 2003 | 12:00 AM

Quality will not suffer, says Ka Ting

Applications for certificates of fitness for occupation (CFO) for houses are to be vetted by the one-stop centre and approved by the respective local authority from Monday.

Nation 16 Nov 2003 | 12:00 AM

Life in Iraq showing signs of improvement

Which would you prefer to face when going to Baghdad these days - AK-47 armed looters along a 1,000km highway or Rocket Propelled Grenades (RPGs) trying to shoot down your aircraft?

AseanPlus News 18 Oct 2003 | 12:00 AM

World’s new No. 1 skyscraper

B>TAIPEI:/BThe Taipei 101 office block attained its full height of 508m yesterday, unseating Petronas Twin Towers as the world's tallest building.