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AseanPlus News 06 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Afghan whooping cough spreads

B>KABUL:/BThe United Nations said yesterday it was airlifting and driving medical supplies to remote mountain villages in north-eastern Afghanistan as a whooping cough epidemic spread and threatened the lives of 40,000 children.

Nation 09 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Pahang to subsidise cost of blood tests

Pahang will subsidise the cost of rapid blood tests, which could reduce the time taken to detect dengue symptoms.

Nation 16 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Demolition works on flats to start soon

Work to demolish the 17 blocks of flats in Indera Mahkota here, which have become a breeding ground for aedes mosquitoes and a favourite haunt for drug addicts, is expected to begin in two weeks.

AseanPlus News 24 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

North Korean media step up rhetoric against US

B>SEOUL:/BContinued American #8220;aggression#8221; will lead to war on the Korean peninsula, Pyongyang's news media said yesterday as it stepped up the rhetoric against the United States.

Nation 28 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Chua: Kit Siang barking up wrong tree about dengue

Health Minister Datuk Chua Jui Meng said DAP chairman Lim Kit Siang was barking up the wrong tree when the opposition leader asked him to step down over the issue of rising dengue cases.

AseanPlus News 28 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

More rockets follow massive Israeli raid

B>GAZA CITY:/BPalestinian militants fired more rockets into southern Israel on Sunday after 12 people were killed in the deepest Israeli raid into this city since the Palestinian Authority was created in 1994, just 48 hours ahead of Israel#8217;s elections.

Nation 07 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Parents, pregnant woman airlifted from floods

An unidentified businessman chartered a helicopter to airlift his elderly parents, who were among some 3,000 villagers stranded in the floods in Bau on Wednesday.

AseanPlus News 12 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Virus outbreak kills five in southern China

An unidentified virus that causes pneumonia has killed five people and left some 300 hospitalised in southern China while rumours of a surging death toll have prompted frightened residents to stock up on antibiotics, officials said yesterday.

Nation 15 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

M'sians travelling abroad advised to get flu shots

Malaysians travelling overseas, especially children, the elderly and those with chronic ailments, have been advised to get influenza vaccinations or flu shots two weeks before their departure.

Nation 19 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Minister: War in Iraq won't hit fuel prices

The outbreak of war in Iraq will not affect fuel prices, Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said in Shah Alam Tuesday.