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Education 20 Jul 2008 | 12:00 AM

Enriching experience

A 16-year-old writer invited to the 2008 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award sums up the memorable trip.

Community 12 Apr 2008 | 12:00 AM

Issue that’s hotter than chillies

THE airstrip in Sungai Batu Pahat in Kangar at one time made visitors drool because it was located close to the sweet I>harumanis/Imango orchards.

World 08 Mar 2008 | 12:00 AM

Tribes parade pride in Philippines festival

MALAYBALAY CITY, Philippines (Reuters Life!) - The hill tribes of Bukidnon in the southern Philippines dance to their own beat.

AseanPlus News 06 Mar 2008 | 12:00 AM

Jungle likely to be hideout

IF FUGITIVE Mas Selamat Kastari is holed up in one of Singapore's sprawling forests, chances are he can hold out almost indefinitely, according to survival experts.

World 01 Jan 2008 | 12:00 AM

China wartime aircraft plant to open as resort

BEIJING (Reuters) - China is to create a tourist resort in a giant cave used by the former Nationalist government as a secret aircraft factory during World War Two, the official Xinhua news agency said on Tuesday.

Community 13 Nov 2007 | 12:00 AM

Horses stand tall in city centre

FIVE horses, which recently galloped into the city, have taken up residence in the Golden Triangle.

World 24 Sep 2007 | 12:00 AM

Singapore's "magic monkey" trees inspire cult,cynics

SINGAPORE (Reuters Life!) - Buddha sat for years under one to find enlightenment, and scientist Isaac Newton had his epiphany in another's shade. But for many Singaporeans, trees are useful for a more prosaic quest -- lucky lottery numbers.

World 30 Aug 2007 | 12:00 AM

Firefighters gain upper hand over Greek fires

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greek firefighters started to get to grips with countrywide forest fires on Wednesday after six devastating days, but warned that a coming heatwave could reignite the flames that have killed at least 63 people.

World 30 Aug 2007 | 12:00 AM

Fires die down as Greeks protest weak response

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greek firefighters started to get to grips with countrywide forest fires on Wednesday after six devastating days, but warned that a coming heatwave could reignite the flames that have killed at least 63 people.

World 19 Aug 2007 | 12:00 AM

Dangerous Hurricane Dean threatens Jamaica

KINGSTON (Reuters) - Jamaica urged people to leave low-lying areas and head to evacuation centers on Sunday as powerful Hurricane Dean bore down on the island, after killing at least four people on its path through the Caribbean.