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AseanPlus News 14 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

'Hero' top 'grossing 'movie in 'China after 'one month

Star director Zhang Yimou#8217;s martial arts epic I>Hero/Iabout China#8217;s legendary first emperor has become the highest grossing Chinese film after just a month in theatres, its distributor said yesterday.

AseanPlus News 25 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Tokyo ignores claim of birth of cloned Japanese baby

B>TOKYO:/B>The Japanese government yesterday shrugged off an announcement by a controversial sect of the birth of a cloned baby in Japan where cloning is banned.

AseanPlus News 28 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Mixed views on author's theory

HIS book, I>1421: The Year China Discovered America/I>, may be selling briskly in the United States, but his extraordinary theory that Chinese explorers reached the New World decades before Christopher Columbus is proving a tougher sell to academics #8211; even here in China.

AseanPlus News 21 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Thieves plunder tombs of Loulan

THE tombs of Loulan, an ancient kingdom located along the famous Silk Road about 2,000 years ago, have been robbed, according to Wednesday's I>Guangming Daily/I>.

Nation 23 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Ancient city torn apart

The city of Jenin in the West Bank can trace its history back to over 4,000 years of civilisation, but thanks to the latest Israel invasions starting last April, it is now a crippled town shorn of all basic amenities like proper sewage system, water pipes, electricity supply and roads.

Nation 25 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

West rapped for wanting to dominate the world

Malaysia took the stage as the new chairman of the Non-Aligned Movement Monday amid blazing colours and dances and against a backdrop of a looming war in the Middle East.

Nation 04 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

030303 a very special day for couples

One hundred and thirty-eight couples took their marital vows here yesterday -the 3rd day of the 3rd month of the third year in the millennium, a date that has a special significance for the Chinese.

AseanPlus News 06 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

War to start by April 8, say top Thai astrologers

B>BANGKOK: /B>After thumbing charts and calculating planetary positions, Thailand's top mystics have settled on April 8 as the last possible date for the launch of a US-led war on Iraq.

Nation 06 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Site found to date back 40,000 years

A Paleolithic Age settlement at Bukit Bunuh in Lenggong, Perak, has been confirmed to date back 40,000 years and not between 20,000 and 30,000 years as previously estimated.

Nation 17 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Musical show for Easter at stadium

As war and strange new diseases plague today's world, the meaning of Easter to commemorate God's love for mankind seems all the more important and urgent.