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Floods wreak havoc in Penang

Torrential rain, which lasted for more than an hour yesterday afternoon, wreaked havoc on parts of the island, including the Penang Turf Club's races.


Agro-eco-adventure tourism

You're in Kuching and have two or three days to play with. You want a bit of everything: some snorkelling, pristine forests, lovely beaches, fresh food and a touch of local culture. I>Semua pun mahu/I>! (Everything also want!) That's your rallying cry as a value-for-money-seeking Malaysian. So where do you go?

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297 die in South Asia floods

B>DHAKA:/BPoisonous snakes, cholera and landslides brought more deaths among the seven million people affected by flooding in South Asia, bringing the toll from six weeks of monsoon rains to 297, relief and government officials said Wednesday.

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Sonar deployed in search for ferry

B>CHANDPUR (Bangladesh):/BBangladesh deployed sonar equipment yesterday to search for a river ferry that was sucked into a whirlpool and sank three days ago, killing more than 400 people.

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Floods worsen in China, S. Asia

Thirteen people have died, thousands of villages are besieged and more than a million residents are stranded in the worst floods since 1991 in China's Huai River valley, officials said yesterday.

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60 die of malaria and encephalitis amid floods

B>GUWAHATI:/BAt least 60 people have died of malaria and encephalitis in India's flood-hit Assam over the past month as fresh rains brought the number of displaced to 70,000, officials said.

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Bangla floods kill 58, maroon 150,000

Heavy rain, mudslides and storms have killed at least 58 people in south-eastern Bangladesh over two weeks, officials said Saturday.


Families live in fear of erosion

More than 75 families living along Pantai Sabak, about 12km from here, are living in fear that their properties might be washed away by the advancing sea by the year#8217;s end.

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Death toll from train derailment in western India climbs to 51

The death toll from a train that derailed when it slammed into a boulder in western India climbed to 51 on Tuesday after rescue workers found more bodies, a railroad spokeswoman said.


India's suicidal young

Along with India#8217;s summer heat comes the annual rash of student suicides after final exams, reports BETH DUFF-BROWN.