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AseanPlus News 29 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

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.

Nation 27 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

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.

AseanPlus News 24 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

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.

Lifestyle 23 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

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.

Lifestyle 17 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

How a river transforms from pristine to polluted

Sungai Penchala, which meanders through the heart of Petaling Jaya, looks more like a huge monsoon drain than a river. Looking at its murky water laden with all kinds of waste, it is hard to imagine that this river started off as a pristine, gurgling stream up in Bukit Kiara. Special report by HILARY CHIEW.

AseanPlus News 17 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Floods leave 300,000 homeless

B>GUWAHATI (India):/BVillagers scrambled to higher ground or crowded into government buildings after floods in northeast India left about 300,000 people homeless, officials said yesterday.

Nation 13 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Open burning in Sumatra causing haze, says DOE

The hazy condition in parts of Kuala Lumpur, Selangor and Perak Thursday was due to open burning by farmers for cultivation purposes in Sumatra, Department of Environment director-general Rosnani Ibrahim said.

Lifestyle 09 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

All dried out

A fourth year of drought has taken a toll on villages in India, writes SIDDHARTH DARSHAN KUMAR.

AseanPlus News 08 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Light rain expected soon in hot India

B>HYDERABAD:/BLight rain was yesterday forecast for parts of the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh where an intense heat wave has killed 1,317 people in the past three weeks, officials said.

Lifestyle 07 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Penal colony where pirates used to roam

The name of our destination means #8220;old, mysterious and primitive#8221;. Despite the dubious history and name, Ko Tarutao turned out to be a stunning place, a beautiful tropical island with golden sands, green seas and wonderful sunsets.