B>NANGO (Japan):/BThousands of people returned home from shelters in northern Japan yesterday as aftershocks dwindled following Saturday's three strong earthquakes that injured more than 420 people and damaged hundreds of houses.
B>BEIJING:/BOne million people affected by a major earthquake in southwest China's Yunnan province are in desperate need of food and supplies, but rescuers have been forced to travel by horseback due to badly damaged roads, officials said yesterday.
Relief workers trying to reach mountain villages devastated by an earthquake in China's southwest used horses Wednesday after landslides blocked roads. The official death toll stood at 16 and was expected to rise.
B>TAIPEI/B>: An earthquake measuring 6.5 on the Richter scale rattled Taiwan yesterday #8211; the second strong tremor to hit the island in two days #8211; but there were no immediate reports of casualties or damage, officials said.