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Agencies struggle to cope with enormity of disaster

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.

Prayers, tears and anxiety in India

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.

Phnom Penh's past and present

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.

A thousand hills from the window of a daladala

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.

In danger of Madrid-like attack


Wat an adventure

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.

Saddam rained curses, says Iraqi council member

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.

Non-Iraqis must pay for crimes, too


Non-Iraqis must pay for crimes, too


Cultured for death

IN the years since Jonestown, mass deaths linked to religious cults have occurred all over the world. This, by the way, is hardly a new phenomenon.