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Nation 19 Apr 2006 | 12:00 AM

Kids hit by parents’ IC woes

It is a classic case of innocent children suffering because of the mistakes and oversight of their parents.

World 10 Apr 2006 | 12:00 AM

North Korea requests more farm aid from South

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea, which has shunned help from international aid agencies despite battling chronic food shortages, has requested 300,000 tonnes of fertiliser from South Korea for the sowing season, Seoul said on Monday.

World 04 Apr 2006 | 12:00 AM

FEATURE - Aid convoys brave gunmen to reach hungry Somalis

WAJID, Somalia (Reuters) - Just before he begins his perilous drive, Cheikh Ibrahim Khalil says a prayer.

World 03 Apr 2006 | 12:00 AM

FEATURE - World watches as south-east Congo war continues

MITWABA, Congo (Reuters) - When asked why he fled his home and walked miles through the rough bush, Guillaume Muyambo looked up in disbelief.

World 18 Feb 2006 | 12:00 AM

U.S. asks Palestinians to return $50 million in aid

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States has asked the Palestinian Authority to return $50 million in U.S. aid because Washington does not want a Hamas-led government to have the funds, the State Department said on Friday.

World 18 Feb 2006 | 12:00 AM

U.S. asks Palestinians to return $50 million in aid

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States has asked the Palestinian Authority to return $50 million in U.S. aid because Washington does not want a Hamas-led government to have the funds, the State Department said on Friday.

World 17 Feb 2006 | 12:00 AM

Bush requests more war, hurricane emergency money

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President George W. Bush asked Congress on Thursday for $72.4 billion in emergency funds for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, as the pace of spending on the conflicts increased.

World 27 Jan 2006 | 12:00 AM

U.N. pulls 400 staff out of Ivory Coast after riots

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations has pulled nearly 400 civilian staffers out of restive Ivory Coast, fearing fresh unrest when the Security Council slaps sanctions in the next few days on people blocking the peace process, U.N. officials said on Thursday.

Community 11 Jan 2006 | 12:00 AM

Rehab centre in need of food aid

Revitalise Rehabilitation Centre in Cheras needs food aid. Although the residents take up odd jobs, the money earned hardly covers the centre's monthly expenses of RM8,000 to RM10,000, which include the rental and instalment of the van they got at a subsidised price.

Community 10 Jan 2006 | 12:00 AM

Shelter for needy children

B>S/B>ISTERS B. Dina Anne, 12, and Priya Anne, 10, were the picture of happiness as they played a game of ring-around-the-rosy with friends at Shan Children's Home.