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Nation 10 Aug 2006 | 12:00 AM

Support from three Indian youth groups

Three youth organisations in India have pledged their support for Barisan Nasional Youth's international public awareness campaign against Israel's cruelty in Lebanon and Palestine.

World 16 Jul 2006 | 12:00 AM

Muted 88th birthday marks Mandela's twilight

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Nelson Mandela, whose calls for political justice and racial reconciliation once shook the world, is a fading presence.

World 27 Jun 2006 | 12:00 AM

Anti-graft politician becomes Vietnam president

HANOI (Reuters) - A Vietnamese politician with a reputation for fighting corruption became the communist-run country's new president on Tuesday as part of a changing of the guard to a group of younger leaders.

AseanPlus News 17 May 2006 | 12:00 AM

‘Okay to pick our own bishops’

A LEADING Chinese Catholic has defended independent selection and ordination of bishops as the only right path for spreading the gospel in China.

World 16 May 2006 | 12:00 AM

Vietnam PM Khai says to retire, nominates deputy

HANOI (Reuters) - Prime Minister Phan Van Khai, the first Vietnam premier to have visited the United States since the end of the Vietnam war in 1975, said on Tuesday he was retiring.

World 14 Apr 2006 | 12:00 AM

Changing Vietnam media wage war against graft

HANOI (Reuters) - Bold headlines and mugshots of a cabinet minister quitting in a corruption scandal, readers criticising leaders and a government refusal to release a

World 26 Feb 2006 | 12:00 AM

FEATURE - Ahead of poll, South Africans plead for toilets

EZENZELENI, South Africa (Reuters) - Aaron Lephotho tries to ignore the taunts hurled at him by residents as he lumbers towards a tanker truck shouldering a bucket brimming with human waste.

World 26 Feb 2006 | 12:00 AM

FEATURE - Ahead of poll, South Africans plead for toilets

EZENZELENI, South Africa (Reuters) - Aaron Lephotho tries to ignore the taunts hurled at him by residents as he lumbers towards a tanker truck shouldering a bucket brimming with human waste.

World 03 Feb 2006 | 12:00 AM

Too busy exercising, Mandela skips parliament party

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Nelson Mandela was too busy with his new exercise regime to attend Friday's parliamentary opening ceremonies, at which he is usually a regular fixture, his office said.

Nation 11 Jan 2006 | 12:00 AM

Do not give bribes, Christians urged

Christians have been asked to refrain from giving bribes when dealing with local authorities, a Christian group said.