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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.

Lifestyle 25 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Besieged by new species

THE Hawaiian Islands emerged from the ocean fuming and angry, but nature turned gracious and cloaked the steaming volcanic rock with a mantle of splendour.

Lifestyle 23 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

From maid to empress

THE IMPERIAL MIND: The Fascinating and Deeply Strategic Mind of Empress Wu Zetian -- Reviews by SEE YEE AI.

Lifestyle 23 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Hip, hip, hair-ray!

For those who can, growing their facial hair can be an art form. This, of course, is strictly for the boys, or should we say, men? MARTIN VENGADESAN takes us on a hair-raising journey.

Health 23 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Ancient traditions of healing

THE Australian Aborigines, known to be the oldest living humans (dating back at least 160,000 years) have given us many clues to healing and how we could live in the 21st century.

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.

Lifestyle 22 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Bats are our friends

In one village in the Indian state of Maharashtra, bats are welcome for their therapeutic powers.

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>.

Lifestyle 15 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Paradise isle escapade

Bali aka paradise isle, woos us with her idyllic beaches, Zen-inspired spas and surfing Utopia. But when the rain pelts and the wind goes AWOL, don#8217;t pack your bags just yet. LEONG SIOK HUI headed inland to shoot some gut-churning rapids, traipse through a postcard-perfect village and ride piggyback on a Sumatran elephant.

Lifestyle 13 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Keeping track of time

THE calendar and astronomy have always been inextricably intertwined. There is evidence that the need for a calendar existed since before humans stayed in settlements and planted crops but once that happened, a calendar became indispensable for fixing the time of planting and harvesting.