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AseanPlus News 24 Apr 2004 | 12:00 AM

Rail tragedy: North Korea appeals for international help

North Korea said yesterday several hundred people were killed and thousands injured in a train explosion which razed part of a town and appealed for international help to deal with the disaster.

Nation 15 Apr 2004 | 12:00 AM

Suhakam to report on findings of forum

The Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) will send a report to the government recommending ways to curb the trafficking of women and children.

AseanPlus News 14 Apr 2004 | 12:00 AM

Tamil Tigers free child soldiers

Sri Lanka's Tamil Tigers freed more than 100 child soldiers on Tuesday after vanquishing a breakaway rebel faction in weekend clashes that threatened the island's fragile peace bid.

Lifestyle 26 Mar 2004 | 12:00 AM

Troubled family, lonely lives

S. MUSTAFFA reviews Anne Lamott's I>Blue Shoe/I>.

AseanPlus News 22 Mar 2004 | 12:00 AM

Unicef: Tigers recruiting children

B>COLOMBO:/BSri Lanka's Tamil Tigers released 35 child soldiers yesterday, but are still recruiting more under-age fighters than they allow to go free, the United Nations' children's agency said.

Lifestyle 07 Mar 2004 | 12:00 AM

A life-long devotion to batik

Visual art's long-standing association with batik came to the fore at the National Art Gallery exhibition I>Revival: Evoking the Batik Tradition. /IVERONICA SHUNMUGAM speaks to the man behind it all - Datuk Chuah Thean Teng.

Letters 08 Feb 2004 | 12:00 AM

Looking out for the children

The new Unicef representative to Malaysia, Gaye Phillips, is still settling into her new environment, but she is clear on her objective, to continue improving the lives of children, writes WONG LI ZA.

Nation 25 Jan 2004 | 12:00 AM

Unicef rep: Malaysia a good role model

Newly-appointed Unicef representative to Malaysia Gaye Phillips hopes to share Malaysia's achievements in children's health and education with Asia-Pacific countries.

Health 11 Jan 2004 | 12:00 AM

Medicine for worry

An effective coping mechanism against the worries and stresses of life is meditation. TEE SHIAO EEK speaks to a woman who puts all worry warts to shame.

Letters 04 Jan 2004 | 12:00 AM

Using art to bridge disparity

Although children from homes have adequate education opportunities,their social and emotional wellbeing is neglected.WONG LI ZAspeaks to a non-governmental organisation which has developed a framework that it hopes will address the issue.