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World 08 Oct 2009 | 12:00 AM

Pacific quakes stir panic but tsunamis tiny

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Undersea earthquakes caused panic in the South Pacific on Thursday, sending islanders fleeing to higher ground on fears of a second devastating tsunami in as many weeks, but a series of waves proved to be tiny and harmless.

World 07 Oct 2009 | 12:00 AM

ANALYSIS - Saudi Arabia fears militants use Yemen, new tactics

RIYADH (Reuters) - A recent attempt to assassinate Saudi Arabia's security chief has raised concerns over new methods of hiding explosives, as well as al Qaeda using Yemen to revive its operations against Saudi Arabia, experts say.

World 07 Oct 2009 | 12:00 AM

ANALYSIS - Saudi Arabia fears militants use Yemen, new tactics

RIYADH (Reuters) - A recent attempt to assassinate Saudi Arabia's security chief has raised concerns over new methods of hiding explosives, as well as al Qaeda using Yemen to revive its operations against Saudi Arabia, experts say.

World 07 Oct 2009 | 12:00 AM

ANALYSIS - Saudi Arabia fears militants use Yemen, new tactics

RIYADH (Reuters) - A recent attempt to assassinate Saudi Arabia's security chief has raised concerns over new methods of hiding explosives, as well as al Qaeda using Yemen to revive its operations against Saudi Arabia, experts say.

World 07 Oct 2009 | 12:00 AM

Indonesia quake survivor says saved by a coffee

PADANG, Indonesia (Reuters) - An Indonesian earthquake survivor described on Wednesday how buying a coffee during a hotel training course he was attending almost certainly saved his life.

Nation 07 Oct 2009 | 12:00 AM

Crewman missing in high seas

MIRI: A crew member on board a 123-tonne vessel has gone missing in the South China Sea after the ship ran into strong winds and high waves some 86km off the shore of Bintulu.

World 06 Oct 2009 | 12:00 AM

Climate change adds to humanitarian risks - aid group

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Natural disasters in Asia over the past week highlight the growing humanitarian impacts of global warming and the urgent need for an ambitious climate pact, a relief and development group said on Tuesday.

World 06 Oct 2009 | 12:00 AM

Thai villagers in bid to halt disappearing coast

BANG KHUN THIEN, Thailand (Reuters) - Some villagers use bamboo fencing. Others plant mangroves. And some do both to fight back against erosion transforming centuries-old communities on the Gulf of Thailand.

Community 06 Oct 2009 | 12:00 AM

State resorts to river taxis on Malacca River

MALACCA: Locals and tourists can beat the weekend traffic snarl in the heart of this historic city by taking the state's newly-inaugurated river taxi on Malacca River.

World 05 Oct 2009 | 12:00 AM

Passenger train derails in Thailand: 5 dead - report

BANGKOK (Reuters) - A passenger train bound for Bangkok derailed in Thailand's Hua Hin coastal resort district in heavy rain early on Monday, killing at least five people and injuring up to 50, local media reports said.