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Experts expect 'long haul'

B>GUANGZHOU:/BWorld Health Organisation (WHO) disease experts warned they could be in for the #8220;long haul#8221; as they began a probe here yesterday into the origins of an outbreak of deadly pneumonia which has killed more than 80 people around the world.


Of velvety freshness

ةCLAT d#8217; Arpège is the new Lanvin perfume for women.


Disorder in families

Scientists may know much about thalassaemia, but the same cannot be said of the general public, writes MAJORIE CHIEW.

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Malaysia drawn in the 'Group of Death' for Futsal

Malaysia have been drawn in the #8220;Group of Death#8221; after being placed with tough customers Thailand, Iraq, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan in Group D of the Asian Football Confederation's (AFC) Futsal championships scheduled to be held in Japan from July 27 to Aug 5.


Green cheer

LEBANON, a country whose fabled cedar trees have been revered since the sea-faring days of the Phoenicians, will host World Environment Day celebrations on June 5.


Green people

On every World Environment Day on June 5, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) presents the Global 500 award to individuals and groups for outstanding achievement in conservation. Here are this year#8217;s laureates.

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Water the focus of environs day

The United Nations marked world environment day yesterday with a focus on water, saying two billion people were dying for it.


Government moves to woo Mid-East tourists

THE government has embarked on a series of measures to draw back tourists from the Middle East, in the wake of the setback suffered by the local tourism industry as a result of the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) outbreak in China and other countries in the region.


Advertising blitz to battle the SARS effects

The Star's representatives held discussions with a panel on the effects of SARS on tourism.


Tourism setbacks over the years

By the same token therefore,SARS alsobrings fear to the general public.Thus whatSARS and the Asian financial crisis have incommon was the creation of a crisis of confidence.