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Asian news in brief

Asian news in brief including from Hong Kong that the authorities rushed to wrap up trees and sculptures in the tourist district of Tsim Sha Tsui Tuesday as part of attempts to foil vandalism during New Year's Eve celebrations.

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30 more die in Bangladesh cold spell

Thirty more people have died in unusually cold weather in Bangladesh, taking the toll to 160 in more than a week, press reports said Tuesday.

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Just too cold for 646 in South Asia

B>DHAKA/B>: Homeless people scrambled for handouts of warm clothing and blankets as the death toll from a three-week cold spell in Bangladesh and India reached 646, officials and news reports said yesterday.

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Cold spell in S. Asia claims more lives

B>DHAKA:/BAs fierce winds swept in from the Himalayas, the death toll from a month-long cold spell rose to at least 986 people in northern India, Nepal and Bangladesh, officials said yesterday.

Other Sport

Bangladesh, Maldives score surprise wins

Hosts Bangladesh and the Maldives on Saturday stormed into the final of the South Asian Football Federation Championship with surprise wins over tough rivals in two semi-finals at the Bangabandhu National Stadium in Dhaka.

Nation

Four cyclists to spread AIDS message

After being emptied of their pockets at gunpoint in Bangladesh, four men from India have not been deterred to carry out what they had set out to do #8211; spread the message about the dangers of AIDS and the need for world peace, by cycling around the globe.

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Bangladesh takes back 213 stranded immigrants

B>CALCUTTA (India): /B>Bangladesh yesterday defused a row with India by taking back 213 migrants stranded at their common border, Indian officials said.

Lifestyle

Portrait of an artist and teacher

Budding artists, unlike tomorrow#8217;s scientists, are often left untended until someone like respected artist-art educator Choong Kam Kow comes along. He tells VERONICA SHUNMUGAM of the long path of learning and discovery he took to become an artist and teacher.

Other Sport

Six teams are in the running for title at half-way mark

The battle for the Malaysian Junior Hockey League (MJHL) Division One title is still wide open as the competition enters its half-way mark.

Other Sport

Sports School go tops with big win

Sports School Juniors, who form the national Under-16 side who will compete in the Asian Hockey Federation (AHF) Under-16 tournament in Dhaka from Saturday, scored a thumping 6-1 win over Sultan Abu Bakar College (English College) for their seventh win in as many matches in Division Two of the MHF-Milo-NSC-Admiral Junior Hockey League competition.