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Business 19 Mar 2004 | 12:00 AM

Vivendi posts US$1.4b loss

France's Vivendi Universal reported a worse-than-expected 2003 net loss on Wednesday but turned in an operating profit as the media and communications company slowly emerged from more than two years of turmoil.

Lifestyle 09 Mar 2004 | 12:00 AM

Meet Mrs Seuss

Audrey Stone Geisel carries on the legacy of Ted Geisel, now in its 100th year, writes MICHELLE MORGANTE.

Lifestyle 06 Mar 2004 | 12:00 AM

Escaping Shanghai

Shanghai has a huge amount of centripetal energy. The visitor feels captive to its spell. Just getting out of the place takes an enormous effort. If you do decide to make the escape, here are five suggestions for day and/or overnight getaways.

Lifestyle 04 Mar 2004 | 12:00 AM

The minister speaks

Agriculture Minister Tan Sri Muhyddin Mohd Yassin speaks his mind on various agriculture-related matters.

Lifestyle 04 Mar 2004 | 12:00 AM

A boost for agriculture

Agriculture Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Mohd Yassin talks about his vision and plan of action for the sector which has often taken the back seat during the process of industrialisation.

Health 29 Feb 2004 | 12:00 AM

Eyeing infections


Lifestyle 27 Feb 2004 | 12:00 AM

More of ‘The Chaos’

LAST week, we published part of the poem 'The Chaos' written by Dr Gerard Nolst Trenité (1870-1946), a Dutchman who wrote it to illustrate how impossible English is to pronounce. 'The Chaos', Upward explains, represents 'a virtuoso feat of composition, a mammoth catalogue of about 800 of the most notorious irregularities of traditional English orthography, skilfully versified (if with a few awkward lines) into couplets with alternating feminine and masculine rhymes'.

AseanPlus News 27 Feb 2004 | 12:00 AM

Head of murdered Israeli found in Bangkok canal

A Thai garbage woman cleaning a canal here found a mangled head believed to belong to a woman whose Israeli husband faces capital charges of killing and dismembering her, police said.---------------------------------------------

Other Sport 26 Feb 2004 | 12:00 AM

Bayern’s Lizarazu out for two weeks

Bayern Munich defender Bixente Lizarazu will be out of action for two weeks with a thigh injury sustained in the 1-1 Champions League draw against Real Madrid on Tuesday.

Health 14 Dec 2003 | 12:00 AM

Delivery day

Every labour and delivery is different. However, most follow a general pattern. Hence, the expectant mother has a general idea of the changes that will occur in her body to enable her to deliver the baby.