Sri Lanka's government terms the complexes it has set up for the hundreds of thousands of Tamils displaced by the just-ended civil war 'welfare villages'.Monday, 25 May, 2009, 12:00am
Subashini Sinnappan, 12, returned home from school in northern Penang state on Monday, tied a blanket around a ceiling fan and hanged herself in a tragedy that has saddened Malaysia and sparked a debate over what one newspaper described as 'the annual battle for As'.24 Nov 2007 - 12:00am
A prominent rights lawyer has publicly applied for a gun permit in gun-shy Malaysia after alleging that policemen angered by his rights campaign are out to get him.
P. Uthayakumar, 42, cited two incidents in support of his application: one where unknown persons pointed a gun in his face and assaulted him and another where his car was smashed with a sledgehammer.20 May 2004 - 12:00am
Two young Hong Kong runaways went on a five-day junk food spree that they funded by re-selling used tin cans and waste paper.
Yip Ka-wai, nine, and Tong Hiu-fat, eight, disappeared nearly two weeks ago, sparking fears they had been kidnapped.7 Mar 1997 - 12:00am
A NUMBER of students have committed suicide while some younger children have become victims of accidents in the home, owing to their parents' negligence or carelessness.17 Apr 1993 - 12:00am