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China quake toll rises to 34,000
Beijing, May 19 (Xinhua) The toll in last week's devastating earthquake in China rose to 34,073 Monday, relief headquarters of the State Council said.

Monday, May 19, 2008 4:55:27 PM

Malaysia's Mahathir quits ruling party
Kuala Lumpur, May 19 (IANS) Malaysia's former prime minister Mahathir Mohamad quit the ruling party Monday in a move political observers said could undermine the beleaguered government of his successor Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.

Monday, May 19, 2008 4:49:52 PM

'My passport was revoked', insists Hindraf leader
Kuala Lumpur, May 19 (IANS) Malaysian Indian leader P. Waytha Murthy claims that the government has revoked his passport despite it being valid till 2010.

Monday, May 19, 2008 3:20:58 PM

China landslides kill 200 relief workers
Beijing, May 19 (Xinhua) At least 200 relief workers have been killed in landslides caused by aftershocks in the past three days in China's quake-hit southwestern province of Sichuan, the country's transport ministry said Monday.

Monday, May 19, 2008 2:45:56 PM

Why do you want fourth wife, asks Malaysian judge
Kuala Lumpur, May 19 (IANS) A Malaysian judge has blocked the wedding of an odd-job worker, scheduled for Friday, asking him why he wants to have a fourth wife and prove that he can afford it.

Monday, May 19, 2008 2:45:17 PM

Malaysian 'thief' turns out to be lover
Kuala Lumpur, May 19 (IANS) A youth who 'broke into a house' was arrested by police, not for theft, but for sleeping with the house owner's daughter.

Monday, May 19, 2008 2:22:43 PM

New 'human zoo' opens on Thailand's seaboard
Bangkok, May 19 (DPA) Thai provincial officials have allowed a new 'human zoo' featuring 'long-necked' or 'giraffe' women to open in Sattahip near Bangkok despite mounting international criticism of the exploitative tourism practice, media reports said Monday.

Monday, May 19, 2008 2:04:28 PM

Hong Kong joins China in three-day mourning
Hong Kong, May 19 (DPA) Hong Kong Monday joined China in declaring three days of official mourning for the victims of the earthquake which shook Sichuan province killing thousands last week.

Monday, May 19, 2008 1:31:44 PM

Eight dead, six hurt in shooting spree in Philippines
Manila, May 19 (DPA) Eight people were killed and six injured Monday in a shooting spree by an unidentified gunman in a farming village outside the Philippine capital, the police said.

Monday, May 19, 2008 1:09:08 PM

Typhoon Halong kills 12, displaces 34,000 in Philippines
Manila, May 19 (DPA) Twelve people were killed and more than 34,000 displaced after Typhoon Halong hit the Philippines, the Civil Defence Office said Monday.

Monday, May 19, 2008 1:06:46 PM

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