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AseanPlus News 03 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Dateline Lion City: News in brief from Singapore

News briefs from Singapore including: Shoppers ignore sales tax increase; Shelter told to remove diesel tank and leave; Over 900 start year by queuing for free food

Letters 05 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Caught by a cold snap

b>By Wong Sai Wan/b>

Nation 08 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Sisters killed in pre-dawn blaze

A pregnant woman could only watch helplessly as her two children were burnt to death in a pre-dawn blaze that swept through a cluster of over 50 houses at the Noordin Street Ghaut foreshore Tuesday.

Nation 09 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Cops do not rule out arson in foreshore fire probe

Police have not ruled out arson as the cause of the pre-dawn fire which killed two sisters and injured another family of four at the Noordin Street Ghaut foreshore area on Tuesday.

Nation 10 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Kit Siang injures finger, loses cellphone to robbers

DAP chairman Lim Kit Siang received four stitches on his left index finger after he fought with two men who robbed him of a cellular telephone at about midnight yesterday.

AseanPlus News 11 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

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.

Lifestyle 13 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Fighting with words

RITA Gomez Biddulph was not one to let difficult situations prevent her from reaching her dreams. Overcoming financial obstacles, she worked her way to an amazing career as a journalist for Reuters and then lawyer for the UK Government. ELIZABETH TAI met her in London recently.

Lifestyle 13 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Help in the nick of time

WHETHER it is a road accident, a fire, a landslide or any other calamity, these men will be there in the thick of action, driven by a common goal: to rescue the wounded. In an emergency, every second counts and it is often a race against time as they battle overwhelming odds to save precious lives.

AseanPlus News 14 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

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.

AseanPlus News 18 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Kobe killer quake remembered

B>TOKYO: /B>Japan yesterday marked the anniversary of the 1995 earthquake that struck Kobe, western Japan, killing 6,433 people and injuring some 43,700.