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Education 21 Sep 2003 | 12:00 AM

Iraq’s mammoth task

With Iraq's 8,500 schools set to reopen Oct 1, US and Iraqi education officials are scrambling to revise textbooks, repair classrooms and retrain teachers, reports EDMUND SANDERS.

Other Sport 24 Aug 2003 | 12:00 AM

A tangled web in Italian football

The money has gone down the drain, salaries have not been paid, the courts are stepping in, the clubs are planning a boycott. And Italian football is in a quagmire. And it is fast becoming a joke. At least, Totti would think so.

Education 17 Aug 2003 | 12:00 AM

Kids facing crisis in Myanmar

Myanmar's government is jeopardising the future of an entire generation, with children being denied educational opportunities and basic health care, an international labour union said in a report.

Health 03 Aug 2003 | 12:00 AM

Breastfeeding and globalisation

Protecting,promoting and supporting breastfeeding and optimal complementary feeding for infants and young children are the aims of the global breastfeeding movement.The theme for World Breastfeeding Week 2003 #8211; Breastfeeding in a Globalised World for Peace and Justice #8211; provides an opportunity to consider the obstacles as well as the benefits of globalisation in promoting breastfeeding as a symbol for peace and justice.

Lifestyle 31 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

Baby-friendly hospitals

THE Malaysian Breastfeeding Association (MBA) will assist 11 private hospitals in the country to achieve baby-friendly status by next year, says Siti Norjinah Moin, the association's president.

Nation 28 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

Important for boy to get counselling, say experts

It is very important that the boy convicted of murdering his tuition teacher#8217;s daughter receive counselling while he is in Kajang Prison, said a former Welfare assistant director and a psychiatrist.

Other Sport 20 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

Zamorano quits for good

Chile striker Ivan Zamorano announced his retirement on Friday at a new conference alongside President Ricardo Lagos in the presidential palace.

Other Sport 04 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

Totti has the last laugh!

A book of jokes poking fun at AS Roma and Italy striker Francesco Totti has sold more than 150,000 copies in the first two weeks of its release, taking it to number one in the Italian bestsellers chart.

Other Sport 04 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

Schu goes on a charity drive for UNICEF

World Formula One champion Michael Schumacher switched from motor racing to football on Wednesday but kept his winning ways alongside some of the world's top players in a benefit match organised by Luis Figo.

Nation 28 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Malaysia to produce own vaccines

Malaysia will develop its own vaccines to ensure sufficient supply to protect newborn babies and boost resilience towards endemic diseases, said Health Minister Datuk Chua Jui Meng.