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Nation 20 Feb 2006 | 12:00 AM

Malaysian team assessing situation on Leyte island

The 65-member team from Malaysia has arrived in the Philippines island of Leyte to help in search and rescue efforts to uncover victims of the massive landslide, which buried an entire village, there.

World 19 Feb 2006 | 12:00 AM

Mass burials begin in Philippine landslide tragedy

GUINSAUGON, Philippines (Reuters) - Philippine villagers began to bury their dead in a mass grave on Sunday as rescuers pulled only corpses from an entombed community of 1,800 crushed under metres of mud by a landslide.

Nation 19 Feb 2006 | 12:00 AM

Boy drowns during fishing trip

A fishing outing for eight boys turned into a nightmare when one of them drowned while trying to cross the river in Kahang, 35km from here.

World 19 Feb 2006 | 12:00 AM

Mass burials begin in Philippine landslide tragedy

GUINSAUGON, Philippines (Reuters) - Philippine villagers began to bury their dead in a mass grave on Sunday as rescuers pulled only corpses from an entombed community of 1,800 crushed under metres of mud by a landslide.

Community 08 Feb 2006 | 12:00 AM

Rough waters hamper rescue op

B>ALOR STAR:/BThe search and rescue operation to locate an angler who was missing after his boat capsized near Pulau Payar has been hampered by rough waters.

Nation 08 Feb 2006 | 12:00 AM

Mum, newborn and toddler killed in fatal dumpsite crash

A mother and her two daughters, a two-month-old and a two-year-old, died when rubbish from a 40m-high dumpsite came crashing onto their home during a storm at Kampung Sundang Bukit some 15km from here on Monday.

Community 06 Feb 2006 | 12:00 AM

Ensure beach safety, urges Pahang Sultan

Lifeguards should be stationed at recreational sites such as the popular beaches of Balok and Teluk Cempedak.

Nation 05 Feb 2006 | 12:00 AM

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World 04 Feb 2006 | 12:00 AM

Hundreds missing after Egyptian ferry sinks

SAFAGA, Egypt (Reuters) - Three hundred people were rescued after a ferry carrying 1,300 passengers sank overnight in the Red Sea, but hope was fading on Friday of finding other survivors.

World 04 Feb 2006 | 12:00 AM

290 rescued from Egyptian ferry - company official

CAIRO (Reuters) - Rescue teams have saved 290 survivors from among the nearly 1,400 passengers and crew aboard an Egyptian ferry which sank in the Red Sea overnight, a senior executive of the shipping company said on Friday.