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What's in a name?

IN modern China, the age-old habit of changing one#8217;s name to change one#8217;s luck still persists, writes CINDY SUI.

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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.


Tremor felt in several areas, no damage reported

A tremor hit several areas in the Klang Valley, Kedah, Penang and Kelantan when an earthquake measuring 6.0 on the Richter scale struck North Sumatra at 10.59am yesterday.


A whole lot of shaking going on

The lives of office workers and residents of Bangkok skyscrapers will never be the same again. Not only do they have to keep a watch on the possibility of commercial aircraft heading toward their buildings Sept 11 style, but they also have to worry about earthquakes.

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Quake in western China kills at least 94 people

A powerful earthquake struck China's remote west Monday, killing at least 94 people and collapsing houses, a disaster official said.

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China quake leaves 257 dead

B>BEIJING:/BAt least 257 people were killed and more than 1,000 injured yesterday when an earthquake measuring 6.8 on the Richter scale ripped through a remote area in northwest China, flattening hundreds of buildings, including schools.

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Rescuers comb rubble to find quake survivors

B>URUMQI (China):/BRescue workers with search dogs combed the rubble of flattened villages in near freezing weather in northwest China on Tuesday, in hopes of finding survivors from an earthquake that killed at least 265 people.


Mercy Malaysia launches drive to help quake victims

The Malaysian Medical Relief Society (Mercy Malaysia) has launched its China Humanitarian Relief Fund for victims of Monday's earthquake in Xinjiang.

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Relatives rush to bury quake victims

B>QIONGKUERQIAKE (China):/BGrieving relatives yesterday buried victims of the earthquake that devastated northwest China as rescuers began a massive clear-up and aftershocks brought new terror to traumatised survivors.

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Country grateful for offers to help quake victims

THE Chinese Foreign Ministry's spokesman Kong Quan said China was very grateful for the humanitarian aid offered by the international community to victims of its earthquake-hit Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region in the westernmost part of the country.