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AseanPlus News 11 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Quake shakes Taiwan

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.

Nation 01 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Govt maintains GDP forecast

AseanPlus News 31 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Playing pachinko costs Japanese official his job

B>TOKYO:/BA senior Japanese local government official resigned yesterday after admitting to playing pinball instead of helping to deal with a powerful earthquake in the area, Kyodo news agency said.

AseanPlus News 28 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Japan spared earthquake devastation

B>SENDAI (Japan):/BThe two earthquakes struck within days of each other, unleashing roughly the same devastating power. The killer quake in Algeria left thousands dead. Its counterpart in Japan left hardly a scratch.

AseanPlus News 27 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Strong earthquake shakes north-eastern Japan

B>TOKYO:/BA powerful earthquake rocked north-eastern Japan yesterday, knocking out power, causing a landslide and disrupting road and rail traffic. Buildings swayed in Tokyo, hundreds of kilometers away.

AseanPlus News 12 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Two strong earthquakes rock parts of Indonesia

Two strong undersea earthquakes rocked parts of eastern and western Indonesia Monday but there were no reports of casualties, the Meteorology and Geophysics Agency said.

Education 04 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Quake flattens boarding school

RESCUE workers launching a frantic search for students buried under what remains of a school building in Bingol, Turkey.

AseanPlus News 17 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Quake in Tokyo likely to kill 10,000

B>TOKYO:/BMore than 10,000 people would die if a massive earthquake were to hit Tokyo, the government has estimated according to a news report yesterday.

AseanPlus News 11 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Xinjiang quake victims properly settled

ALL THE people displaced by a strong earthquake in Xinjiang have been properly settled, and none died of cold or hunger, chairman Ismail Tiliwaldi of the northwestern Uygur autonomous region said on Sunday.

AseanPlus News 03 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Country grateful for offers to help quake victims

THE Chinese Foreign Ministry's spokesman Kong Quan said China was very grateful for the humanitarian aid offered by the international community to victims of its earthquake-hit Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region in the westernmost part of the country.