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AseanPlus News 16 May 2004 | 12:00 AM

‘Tackle birth dearth through incentives’

GIVE families the right incentives to help them overcome their reluctance to have more children by footing the bill for their education or risk turning Singaporeans into an endangered species.

Letters 23 Jan 2005 | 12:00 AM

Helping hand for the strugglers

The economy recovered powerfully last year but tens of thousands of Singaporeans are not celebrating. They are still struggling in the wake of the state's worst downturn in 40 years.

World 20 Jul 2007 | 12:00 AM

INTERVIEW - No swift return for Palestinians to battered camp

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Many of the 32,000 Palestinian refugees who have fled fighting between the Lebanese army and Islamist militants will need temporary homes while their devastated camp is rebuilt, a U.N. official said on Friday.

World 20 Jul 2007 | 12:00 AM

INTERVIEW - No swift return for Palestinians to battered camp

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Many of the 32,000 Palestinian refugees who have fled fighting between the Lebanese army and Islamist militants will need temporary homes while their devastated camp is rebuilt, a U.N. official said on Friday.

World 29 Aug 2007 | 12:00 AM

Fire-stricken Greek hamlet fumes at state

FRIXA, Greece (Reuters) - Surveying the fire-ravaged olive groves that surround Frixa, George Kostopoulos wondered whether the Greek state had forgotten about the tiny village that he and other locals had been left alone to defend.

World 29 Aug 2007 | 12:00 AM

Fire-stricken Greek hamlet fumes at state

FRIXA, Greece (Reuters) - Surveying the fire-ravaged olive groves that surround Frixa, George Kostopoulos wondered whether the Greek state had forgotten about the tiny village that he and other locals had been left alone to defend.

World 30 Aug 2007 | 12:00 AM

Fires die down as Greeks protest weak response

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greek firefighters started to get to grips with countrywide forest fires on Wednesday after six devastating days, but warned that a coming heatwave could reignite the flames that have killed at least 63 people.

World 30 Aug 2007 | 12:00 AM

Firefighters gain upper hand over Greek fires

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greek firefighters started to get to grips with countrywide forest fires on Wednesday after six devastating days, but warned that a coming heatwave could reignite the flames that have killed at least 63 people.

World 26 Oct 2007 | 12:00 AM

Ex-Philippine President Estrada home to hero's welcome

MANILA (Reuters) - Joseph Estrada, jailed former leader of the Philippines, came home to a hero's welcome on Friday as President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo faced criticism for pardoning the playboy movie star.

World 26 Oct 2007 | 12:00 AM

Ex-Philippine President Estrada home to hero's welcome

MANILA (Reuters) - Joseph Estrada, jailed former leader of the Philippines, came home to a hero's welcome on Friday as President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo faced criticism for pardoning the playboy movie star.