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Nation 10 Jan 2005 | 12:00 AM

Tsunami survivors face uncertain future two weeks after disaster

Two weeks after the tsunami struck countries around the Indian Ocean, thousands of survivors are now slowly returning to their homes without knowing what the future holds for them and whether their friends and relatives are alive.

AseanPlus News 09 Jan 2005 | 12:00 AM

Hope springs amid the ruins

UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan saw the scars that the tsunami left in Sri Lanka yesterday, where lives are in ruins but where hard work and outside help have started to make a difference.

Nation 08 Jan 2005 | 12:00 AM

Mangroves can protect coasts

Mangrove forests and other coastal vegetation can soften the impact of tsunamis, according to a Kuala Lumpur-based conservation group.

AseanPlus News 07 Jan 2005 | 12:00 AM

Japan to share expertise with countries

Japan, which has one of the world's most advanced tsunami warning systems, said yesterday it would work with Indian Ocean nations to alert them better to massive waves of the kind that killed nearly 150,000 people.

AseanPlus News 07 Jan 2005 | 12:00 AM

Devastated city shakes but its people stand firm

Fresh tremors sent the hungry and homeless running for their lives yesterday as the skeleton of this city shook but its people were determined they would survive and rebuild their lives.

AseanPlus News 07 Jan 2005 | 12:00 AM

Conspiracy theorists emerge in full force

Just 11 days after Asia's tsunami catastrophe, conspiracy theorists are out in force, accusing governments of a cover-up, blaming the military for testing top-secret eco-weapons or aliens trying to correct the Earth's 'wobbly' rotation.hr noshade size=1 width=60%>

AseanPlus News 06 Jan 2005 | 12:00 AM

Fishermen dare not return to the sea

Fishermen who saw much of their seasonal fishing village swept away by the Indian Ocean tsunami said yesterday they were too scared to return to sea, fearing a repeat of the deadly disaster.

AseanPlus News 05 Jan 2005 | 12:00 AM

Food and water rushed to victims

An army of aid workers raced yesterday to supply food and water to millions of tsunami victims, and salvage crews unblocked the runway at an Indonesian airport serving as a key hub for relief shipments.

AseanPlus News 05 Jan 2005 | 12:00 AM

Student pins hopes on aid from home and abroad

Wearing a donated red T-shirt, pale green pleated skirt and rubber thongs, Waruni Delpagodage, 18, ponders her future in the refugee camp her destitute family has fled to in the tsunami aftermath.

AseanPlus News 04 Jan 2005 | 12:00 AM

India obstructing aid, say groups

The Indian government's refusal to allow access to the remote Andaman and Nicobar islands is preventing aid from reaching the most desperate survivors of last week's tsunamis, international aid groups said Monday, as the country's death toll was expected to top 15,000.