It is a Saturday and nearly noon in Bidor, Malaysia, a small rural town about 160 km north of the nations capital, Kuala Lumpur. The coffee shops are filling up with people, mostly rubber and oil palm farmers, many of whom roar into town in new Toyota and Ford pickup trucks
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Bullets and rocks fly as truckers try to block new taxes It started out as a nationwide protest against higher fuel taxes and highway-user fees for trucks. But within hours, violence eclipsed the issues
In a shaded, peaceful residential district near Central High School in Little Rock, Ark., nine Negro children quietly laid out their best clothes for the next morning. It was the eve of school integration in Little Rock.
When gunfire breaks out in Tripoli, it pushes a city on edge into paroxysms of speculation and rumor. The gunfire was heard in the early hours of Thursday, and went on in staccato bursts for a little more than an hour
Flooding and resulting landslides killed 137 people Thursday and Friday in this nation’s northern provinces, including Baguio City, Benguet Province and Mountain Province, the Office of Civil Defense in Cordillera said Friday. Another 43 people were missing and 45 were injured, it said
If last year’s Olympics were China’s flashy coming-out party, the massive military parade commemorating 60 years of communist rule on Oct. 1 marks a more serious side to the People’s Republic’s rise
The incessant banging on the door finally roused Ted Jackson from a deep sleep. He hustled out of bed and rushed to the door
A woman walked slowly toward the door of the abortion clinic when a nearby protester screamed, "Don’t kill your baby!" But the shouts on this day were drowned out by women’s rights groups who gathered at the Abortion & Contraception Clinic of Nebraska in Bellevue, just south of Omaha. “Welcome! Welcome! This clinic stays open,” abortion supporters chanted in unison, their voices rising every time anti-abortion activists tried to shout at patients arriving at the clinic.
We arrived in Urumqi late Monday night from Beijing. It was a scramble to get a taxi from the airport because there were many passengers and fewer taxi operators than usual. The driver of the original taxi we’d booked could not come out of the city, he said, because many of the areas were blockaded