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PITT TOWN, Australia (Reuters) - Australia was set on Monday to evacuate thousands more people from suburbs in Sydney's west, battered by the worst flooding in 60 years, with torrential rains expected to continue for another day or two.
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Heavy rains along Australia's east coast over the weekend have brought the worst flooding in half a century in some areas, authorities said on Sunday, forcing thousands to evacuate and damaging hundreds of houses.
China has factories secured against vandalism in Myanmar but how can it protect itself from anti-China sentiment?
32 Chinese-invested factories in Yangon were damaged, two Chinese workers were wounded and property damage amounted to US$37.8 million: state mediaBeijing is right to be cautious about anti-Chinese sentiment which could extend beyond Myanmar, says academic
ADEN (Reuters) - A fire last week that killed more than 40 African migrants in an overcrowded detention centre in Yemen's capital Sanaa was started after Houthi forces fired projectiles during a skirmish with detainees, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Tuesday.
Here's a look at the news highlights from Asean countries in the Star-AseanPlus section for Tuesday (March 16)
State firm source says they were given the instructions after attacks on Chinese-owned factories in Yangon on SundaySituation is tense and almost all Chinese projects have stopped, sources say
YANGON, March 15, Global Times - A total of 32 Chinese-invested factories have been vandalized in attacks in Yangon, Myanmar, with property losses reaching 240 million yuan ($36.89 million), the Chinese Embassy in Myanmar told the Global Times on Monday, after perpetrators in Yangon smashed, looted and burnt Chinese factories on Sunday.
COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Icelanders are yearning for some undisturbed shut-eye after tremors from tens of thousands of earthquakes have rattled their sleep for weeks in what scientists call an unprecedented seismic event, which might well end in a spectacular volcanic eruption.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Mudslides that tore through a Southern California canyon on Wednesday, unleashed by heavy winter rains, trapped four people in their homes and badly damaged houses and cars in a community already scarred by December wildfires.
RIKUZENTAKATA (Japan): When the tide finally receded, the world had changed after the 2011 tsunami. Trucks and houses had been swept aside like children’s toys, leaving the living to comb through a wasteland of mud and debris for their dead. Ten years on, the living are still searching, their grief never subsiding.