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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.

Letters

Asean adopts joint stand on killer disease

The week of April 27 to May 3 in review. Compiled by Shantini Suntharajah.

Education

Quake flattens boarding school

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

Lifestyle

Soilving the fly's mystery of flight

Using a robotic insect,highspeed video cameras and a few drops of vinegar,scientists say they have answered a question that has puzzled them fordecades - how flies perform stunning aerial acrobatics when they hover near a dessert tray or a piece of fruit.

Lifestyle

Earth's seismic pulses prove deadly

JUST as a rhythmic tap can set a bell ringing, seismic pulses from an earthquake can make the land shake in deadly sympathetic motion. In 1985 a magnitude 8.1 jolt toppled 400 high-rises and killed 10,000 people in Mexico City.

Lifestyle

Way of the dragon

Piezoelectric effects linked to fault lines may explain the energy and #8216;dragon#8217;s breath#8217; that feng shui masters try to locate, argues Dr ONG HEAN-TATT.

AseanPlus News

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.

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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.

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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.

Nation

Mercy Malaysia launches drive to help quake victims

The Malaysian Medical Relief Society (Mercy Malaysia) has launched its China Humanitarian Relief Fund for victims of Monday's earthquake in Xinjiang.