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Lifestyle 09 Nov 2008 | 12:00 AM Premium

Island murder

A fascinating title by Nisioisin-i>sensei/i>, i>Zaregoto /i>is a mystery novel with a twist.

Travel 01 Apr 2008 | 12:00 AM Premium

Still seductive

Readers of all ages are still enthralled by Genji.

Lifestyle 15 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Writers with a dirty past

Do the pseudonyms Harriet Daimler and Marcus van Heller ring a bell? If yes, spank yourself. In 1950s Paris, a group of penniless authors took to writing risque novels to pay the bills. Now their books are collectors#8217; items. JOHN PRESTON, an aficionado, unravels their story.

World 17 Feb 2010 | 12:00 AM Premium

EXCLUSIVE - Catholic scholars urge pope to slow Pius sainthood

ROME (Reuters) - Top Catholic scholars have written an unusual and impassioned private letter to Pope Benedict urging him to slow down the sainthood procedure for wartime Pope Pius XII, accused of turning a blind eye to the Holocaust.

World 17 Feb 2010 | 12:00 AM Premium

EXCLUSIVE - Catholic scholars urge pope to slow Pius sainthood

ROME (Reuters) - Top Catholic scholars have written an unusual and impassioned private letter to Pope Benedict urging him to slow down the sainthood procedure for wartime Pope Pius XII, accused of turning a blind eye to the Holocaust.

World 10 Aug 2009 | 12:00 AM Premium

'Muslim Camp' draws UK teens to combat extremism

COVENTRY, England, (Reuters) - Like any rousing Islamic preacher, Muhammed Tahir ul-Qadri's voice rises to a shout and his index finger jabs as he hammers home a point.

Nation 08 Feb 2004 | 12:00 AM Premium

MP to focus on youths and women

Women and youths #8211; the two most influential voter groups who make up the majority of population across Asia #8211; are expected to be the focus of Singapore MP Irene Ng Hek Hoong#8217;s talk at the Asia News Network#8217;s I>Agenda Asia/Iconference in Kuala Lumpur on Tuesday.

Nation 05 Feb 2004 | 12:00 AM Premium

PM to give keynote address at ANN talks

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi will deliver a keynote address at the Agenda Asia conference organised by Asia News Network (ANN) at Shangri-la Hotel on Tuesday.

Nation 09 Feb 2004 | 12:00 AM Premium

Exploring issues facing Asia

Asia had a rough ride last year, shaken by the US-led war in Iraq and the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) which crippled worldwide air travel and precipitated an economic slowdown.

Education 24 Apr 2005 | 12:00 AM Premium

Interesting talk on the importance of English

TO highlight the increasing importance of the English language and its diverse roles in the world, Sunway University College (SUC) recently organised a talk entitled I>The Function of English Today/I>.