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AseanPlus News 21 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Floods and drought Yangtze overflows, Yellow River dries up

SOUTHERN and central China were hit by severe floods over the weekend, while the region along the Yellow River is facing the most severe water shortage since 1949.

AseanPlus News 14 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Asian news in brief

Asian news in brief including from Hong Kong that a husband who flew into a jealous rage after he was replaced in his wife's affections by her pet Pekinese has been jailed, a news report said yesterday.

AseanPlus News 13 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Killer gives head to cops

B>HONG KONG:/BA killer walked into a police station in China holding his mother-in-law's severed head, a news report said yesterday.

AseanPlus News 11 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

HK boy who caused panic to face court summons

B>HONG KONG:/BA 14-year-old boy who had caused panic through a posting on his Internet website on April 1 saying Hong Kong would be declared an infected area in view of the SARS outbreak, will face a court summons, a report said yesterday.

AseanPlus News 09 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Summer fishing ban from June 1

A COMPREHENSIVE summer fishing ban will begin on June 1, closing several key marine areas to trawlers for up to three months.

AseanPlus News 30 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

23 projects launched in historic Humen town

A HISTORIC town in south China, where the burning of smuggled opium triggered the intrusion of British forces in 1839, launched 23 projects with a total fund of 10bil yuan (RM4.56bil) over the weekend.

AseanPlus News 29 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

'Unlucky draws' for duty in SARS wards

B>HONG KONG:/BJunior doctors here are being made to take part in #8220;unlucky draws#8221; to decide who works on SARS wards, a news report said yesterday.

AseanPlus News 29 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

WWII battlefield becomes trade zone

THE site of a major air battle between the famed US Air Force's #8220;Flying Tigers#8221; and the Japanese invaders during World War II is now attracting increasing numbers of investors as China and Asean members begin working to build a free trade area.

AseanPlus News 23 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

News briefs

News briefs including from Hong Kong that a struggling teashop owner in China lured customers by placing lonely heart advertisements seeking a lover and then fixing rendezvous in her cafe, a news report said yesterday.

AseanPlus News 22 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Infant girl beaten to death

B>HONG KONG:/BA woman in China threw her two-month-old baby girl out of a second floor window, then battered the infant to death with a hammer when she survived the fall, a news report said yesterday.