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AseanPlus News 29 Dec 2004 | 12:00 AM

Two remote islands almost wiped out

Rescuers began reaching India's remote Andaman and Nicobar islands yesterday, two days after a devastating tsunami, to find barely a third of the residents on one island still alive.

AseanPlus News 29 Dec 2004 | 12:00 AM

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.

AseanPlus News 28 Dec 2004 | 12:00 AM

Epidemics now gravest threat

Typhoid, diarrhoea and hepatitis epidemics now pose the gravest threat to the tens of thousands who survived the devastating tsunami.

AseanPlus News 28 Dec 2004 | 12:00 AM

Death toll may reach 10,000, says Yusuf

Indonesia's Vice President Yusuf Kalla said yesterday that the death toll from the tsunami that swept across the Indian ocean region could hit 10,000 in one area of the country alone.

AseanPlus News 27 Dec 2004 | 12:00 AM

Swede clings to Phuket hotel pillar

Up to his chest in raging water, Boree Carlsson clung desperately to a pillar in a hotel lobby as a giant tsunami wave pounded Thailand's Phuket island yesterday.

AseanPlus News 27 Dec 2004 | 12:00 AM

Waves swallow entire villages

At least 4,185 people were killed in Indonesia yesterday as the country took the full force of a huge earthquake and tidal waves that swallowed entire coastal villages.

AseanPlus News 25 Dec 2004 | 12:00 AM

Japan lashes out at N. Korea

Japan warned yesterday of a #8220;serious response#8221; to North Korea if it was not more forthcoming on the status of Japanese people it kidnapped during the Cold War.

AseanPlus News 25 Dec 2004 | 12:00 AM

Bam to honour quake victims one year on

A year after one of the worst earthquakes in modern history, residents of the Iranian city of Bam are to pay their final respects today to the 30,000 dead and bring an end to the traditional 12 months of mourning.

Nation 24 Dec 2004 | 12:00 AM

Bus leaving Cameron plunges into ravine, killing 5 passengers

The festive mood came to a tragic end for 21 holidaymakers when their bus plunged into a ravine, killing five passengers and leaving the rest seriously injured, about an hour after they left Cameron Highlands yesterday.

Nation 19 Dec 2004 | 12:00 AM

Worst floods in recent years

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