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University avarice and moral decay


Exotic fowls a big attraction

The A'Famosa Animal World Safari in Malacca is attracting a large crowd for its collection of exotic fowls.

Pheasant park takes precautions

Oh Huat Suwi and his son Siong Lai get jittery whenever they come across media reports of more countries being affected by the dreaded avian or bird flu.

U.S. engineers build, rattle house in quake test

BUFFALO, N.Y. (Reuters) - Engineers subjected a specially built Buffalo townhouse to a mock earthquake on Thursday in a lab test of a project to build homes that can withstand severe tremors.

Public lecture by world-renowned historian

A world-renowned historian and academic from the United States will give a public lecture on I>The Changing Competitive Context for Research Universities/Ion Jan 12.

What it takes to be competitive

University of Massachusetts Amherst chancellor Prof Dr John V. Lombardi receiving a souvenir from Universiti Malaya vice-chancellor Datuk Rafiah Salim after giving a public lecture on 'The Changing Competitive Context for Research Universities' in Kuala Lumpur on Friday.

Clinton impresses with handling of hostage drama

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic U.S. presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton was impressive in the cool way she handled the drama of a man seizing hostages at one of her campaign offices, some voters and analysts said on Saturday.

USA becomes Food Stamp Nation but is it sustainable?

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Genna Saucedo supervises cashiers at a Wal-Mart in Pico Rivera, California, but her wages aren't enough to feed herself and her 12-year-old son.

Wall Street protest grows as unions swell ranks

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Thousands of anti-Wall Street demonstrators converged on New York's financial district on Wednesday, their ranks swelled by nurses, transit workers and other union members joining the protest over economic inequality and the power of U.S. financial institutions.

Settling in at Wellesley

WITH two United States (US) Secretary of States - Hillary Clinton and Madeleine Albright - as its alumni, Malaysian student Adelene Lai had little doubt that Wellesley College, Massachusetts was the choice institution for her tertiary studies.