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Nation 11 Oct 2005 | 12:00 AM

24-hour processing of visas

Visa applications are now being processed at the Pakistan High Commission, Kuala Lumpur, on a 24-hour basis in view of the emergency situation caused by the earthquake in northern Pakistan.hr noshade size=-1 width=50%>

Nation 10 Oct 2005 | 12:00 AM

Engineer toys with homemade robots

Toys they are not. Robots created from scrap metal, plastic and electronic components, are more than playthings to engineer Lourdes Mohan.

Community 07 Oct 2005 | 12:00 AM

New headquarters for Sarawak Civil Defence

The Civil Defence Department in Sarawak will get a new headquarters and permanent training centre in Petra Jaya, Kuching, next year.

Community 01 Oct 2005 | 12:00 AM

Drill to prepare for earthquake disaster

In preparation for the possibility of an earthquake disaster, rescue teams from Singapore, Brunei and Malaysia participated in the first Asean regional disaster emergency response exercise (Ardex '05) on Monday at a construction site in Seri Kembangan.

World 29 Sep 2005 | 12:00 AM

Pentagon approves full-rate V-22 production

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Five years after 23 U.S. Marines were killed in flight tests, the Pentagon on Wednesday approved full-rate production of the V-22 tiltrotor aircraft, built by Textron Inc. unit Bell Helicopter and Boeing Co..

Nation 22 Sep 2005 | 12:00 AM

Two elderly men lost in forest reserve rescued

Two men went missing for nearly 10 hours after they went into a forest reserve near Pengkalan Hulu on Tuesday.

Nation 20 Sep 2005 | 12:00 AM

Strong waves hamper search for cook

The search for a 19-year-old cook who went missing while swimming at Tanjung Aru beach intensified but strong waves hindered search and rescue efforts.

World 19 Sep 2005 | 12:00 AM

Katrina survivor found as officials clash

NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - Rescue workers combing hard-hit New Orleans neighborhoods found a survivor on Sunday who had camped out in his home since Hurricane Katrina, while officials clashed over when residents should return to the devastated city.

Nation 19 Sep 2005 | 12:00 AM

Quake simulation in Malaysia tests Asean disaster preparedness

In a scene simulating a devastating earthquake, rescue workers and officials of Malaysia, Brunei and Singapore sprang into action Monday to carry out their first-ever regional disaster response exercise.

World 18 Sep 2005 | 12:00 AM

Signs of life flicker in New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - Signs of life flickered in New Orleans' French Quarter and central business district for the first time since Hurricane Katrina, as merchants on Saturday returned to abandoned shops and restaurants that on normal weekends would be teeming with people.