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AseanPlus News 13 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Pets training as rescue dogs

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

AseanPlus News 19 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Firemen recall hellish scene

B>DAEGU (South Korea ):/BPark Chang-shik charged down the smoke-clogged subway stairs in the hope of finding survivors. Instead, he found a scene of death: bodies of victims choked as they fled for safety and the ash-white bones of those who perished in the flames.

Nation 21 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

3R trio to kick-start Women’s Day

The bubbly trio of the infotainment programme 3R will present this year's theme - I>Find Out, Speak Up and Take Action!/I- in conjunction with the International Women's Day 2003 to be held at Kuching, Sarawak, on March 8.

AseanPlus News 24 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Four killed, nine missing after boat sinks off of Indonesia

An explosion sparked a fire that sank a crowded passenger boat in Indonesia on Monday, killing four people and leaving nine others missing, police said.

AseanPlus News 25 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

58 believed still missing after boat sinks off Indonesia

Rescuers on Tuesday were searching for up to 58 people after an explosion sparked a fire that sank a crowded passenger boat in Indonesia, killing at least eight people, a maritime police official said.

AseanPlus News 26 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

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.

AseanPlus News 27 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

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.

AseanPlus News 03 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Human error blamed for crash

B>TAIPEI:/BHuman error caused a train to derail halfway up a mountain in Taiwan, a prosecutor in charge of the investigation said yesterday, in an accident that killed 17 passengers and injured 173.

AseanPlus News 03 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

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.

AseanPlus News 06 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

No combat role in Philippines for US soldiers

B>MANILA:/BThe Philippines will not allow US troops to go into combat against Muslim rebels, President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo said yesterday, a day after a bomb at a southern airport killed 21 people, including an American.