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What the devil?

MY EDITOR wanted me to write about the banning of the movie Daredevil but having written about censorship two weeks ago, I prefer not to repeat myself.

Zimbabwe: Revitalise NAM

The revitalisation of the Non-Aligned Movement must still top the agenda during the KL summit despite the impending war in Iraq, an African envoy said.

‘Address HIV/AIDS issue’, urges ambassador

With 3,000 of its citizens dying from HIV/ AIDS related diseases weekly, Zimbabwe feels that the issue should be confronted by NAM members and be included in the KL Declaration.

Africa’s biggest problems take a back seat

SEVERAL African states have expressed their reluctance to use the 13th Non-Aligned Movement Summit here as a platform to present two of the biggest problems currently plaguing the continent - AIDS and famine - preferring instead to allow the impending war on Iraq and the Palestinian crisis to take precedence.

Iraq, drought will weigh on Aussie budget

Australia's finance minister, Treasurer Peter Costello, warned Monday that a crippling drought and Australia's commitment to a possible war in Iraq would weigh heavily on the budget.

Malaysia grabs world team bowling titles

The Malaysian men and women bowlers turned world beaters when they turned on awesome performances on the last day for a historical sweep of both titles in the Fifth World Tenpin Team Cup tournament at Odense Bowling Hall in Denmark yesterday.

Double strike by Sinclair

West Ham United midfielder Trevor Sinclair scored twice and goalkeeper David James made several fine saves to secure a priceless 2-1 victory at fellow relegation strugglers West Bromwich Albion yesterday.

Battle scars

THE three most recent conflicts that involved the United States and Europe caused environmental disasters on a grand scale, PAUL BROWN reports.

Nature reserve to protect river sources

CHINA plans to set up a huge nature reserve in a bid to protect the sources of its three major rivers, the Yangtze and Yellow rivers, and the Lancang River, officials said in Xining, capital of north-western Qinghai province.

Jubilo grab their second Super Cup

Brazilian forward Rodrigo Gral struck twice as J-League champions Jubilo Iwata beat Kyoto Purple Sanga 3-0 to win their second Japanese Super Cup yesterday, emphatically ending a poor run of pre-season results.