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A desperate fight for life was under way in Indonesia yesterday as survivors of a gigantic earthquake and killer waves scrabbled for food among mud and corpses while the death toll shot past 36,000.
Aid agencies struggled yesterday to cope with the enormity of the Asian tsunami disaster which has killed more than 28,000, with the International Red Cross saying it may have to treble its appeal for funds.
Hundreds of Indian Hindus scattered flower petals at sea and sacrificed chickens yesterday to pray for the safe return of those carried away in a tsunami as strong aftershocks hit some areas.
What does a visit to Phnom Penh, Cambodia have in common with Iraq? That history can, and often does, repeat itself because we have not learnt its lessons? Yet despite Cambodia's chilling past, ANDREW SIA discovers that the exuberance of its temples, culture, food and people remain.
It was in this month in 1994 that two communities clashed inbloody slaughter that resulted in almost one million people being killed. NASTASYA TAY, who worked briefly with a United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda inDecember last year, recounts her journey through a country haunted by death.
By JEFFREY FRANCIS
OUR ordeal ... er... adventure to Siem Reap in Cambodia started with a test of drivingskills the minute we crossed from Thailand into the border town of Poipet. DOUGLAS CHOONG TAT FAN has the story.
B>CAIRO:/BIraqi Governing Council member Mouafaq al-Rubayi claimed that former Iraqi president Saddam Hussein swore at him and three other IGC members when met on Sunday, the London-based I>al-Hayat /I>newspaper reported yesterday.