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AseanPlus News 13 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Pets training as rescue dogs

SUPER-DOGS they are not, but Ronnie, Rascal and Piper could one day be saving lives.

Nation 05 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Fire leaves 3,000 homeless

At least 3,000 people were made homeless when a fire that started late Monday night destroyed some 500 houses at two seaside villages built on stilts in the east coast Semporna district.

AseanPlus News 19 May 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

24 dead after torrential rains in southern China

B>BEIJING:/BTwenty-four people were confirmed dead and 30 others were missing as torrential rains pummelled China's Guangdong and Hunan provinces, inundating cropland and triggering landslides, state press reported yesterday.

AseanPlus News 21 May 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Floods and drought Yangtze overflows, Yellow River dries up

SOUTHERN and central China were hit by severe floods over the weekend, while the region along the Yellow River is facing the most severe water shortage since 1949.

AseanPlus News 30 May 2004 | 12:00 AM Premium

Many killed and missing as cyclone hits Myanmar

Myanmar's state-run media reported for the first time that a deadly cyclone slammed the country's southwest coast 10 days earlier, which according to UN estimates killed at least 140 people and left 18,000 homeless.

Nation 16 Jul 2004 | 12:00 AM Premium

No sign of missing copter with seven on board

A massive air and ground search operation involving 1,000 people and six aircraft for a missing helicopter with Assistant State Minister in the Chief Minister's Department Dr Judson Tagal and six others on board has proven fruitless for the fourth day running.

Nation 25 Jul 2004 | 12:00 AM Premium

Mediums lend ‘supernatural powers’ to mission

Authorities handling the search and rescue of seven people who went missing on board a Bell helicopter have given the go-ahead to use the services of those who claim to have 'supernatural powers' as the mission enters its 13th day.

Nation 11 Dec 2004 | 12:00 AM Premium

Helicopter on rescue mission crashes into sea

A US Coast Guard helicopter which was trying to rescue crew members from a disabled freighter - the Malaysian-flagged I>Selendang Ayu/I-I/I>crashed in the Bering Sea, Alaska, in rough conditions on Thursday.

Nation 12 Dec 2004 | 12:00 AM Premium

Crewmen of wrecked freighter yet to be found

The six missing crewmen of the Malaysian-flagged freighter I>Selendang Ayu/Iare still missing, two days after the helicopter rescuing them from their struggling ship crashed in a winter storm in the Bering Sea, near Alaska.

AseanPlus News 31 Dec 2004 | 12:00 AM Premium

Final toll from Thailand's tsunami may reach 6,800

The final death toll from Thailand's tsunami disaster could approach 6,800, Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra suggested yesterday as Western diplomats and Thais scrambled to trace thousands of missing people.