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Will it be Korea or Corea in Athens?

B>SEOUL:/BIf things go very smoothly, South and North Korea may field a joint 'Corean' team in the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens. But changing the national title will be much harder than marching together behind a single flag. Also, no one can predict how relations between the two sides will develop during the year ahead.

Dog day afternoons on the sea

Days spent lazing in the sun, comfortably cooled by a sea breeze, nights spent cosily tucked under blankets after a delicious seafood dinner ? a stay on board a fishing platform in the South China Sea was evidently not a hardship assignment for MENG YEW CHOONG.

Details about a diarist

Claire Tomalin's biography of Samuel Pepys, the great diarist of mid-17th century England, has already carried off the Whitbread book of the year and biography of the year awards. So it is no surprise to discover that the book is a racy, ripping yarn of a read set against the turbulent middle years of England's most dramatic century.

Get students to love Maths, teachers told

Teachers must be innovative when teaching Mathematics to help students overcome their fear of the subject, Education director-general Datuk Abdul Rafie Mahat said.

'Shares or property' debate


Hands-on journalism school

Missouri's J-school (or journalism school) is perhaps the hotspot for the latest in journalism education as it places a strong emphasis on #8220;practising journalism#8221;.

Study why people joined force

From DR COLLIN ABRAHAM, Kuala Lumpur.

Government must remain vigilant of shadow groups

THOUSANDS of Malaysians are said to be involved in the dubious scheme. Some RM64mil is understood to have been made, selling military ranks to these people.

Lesson on how precious and fragile life is

Ose is principal of the Hamanogo Elementary School with 723 students in Chigasaki, some 50km southwest of Tokyo. Being an educator for 35 years and to the last, he decided to show the process of his life fading away after he found he had an advanced cancer in September 1999, challenging the social tendency to avoid exposing children to death and grief.

School-based assessment to cover more subjects

The Education Ministry will expand its school-based assessment concept in stages to cover other subjects in primary and secondary schools, said minister Tan Sri Musa Mohamad.