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‘Harakiri’ over chicken flu

A Japanese poultry farmer caught up in a bird flu scandal has committed suicide along with his wife, police said yesterday, as concern mounted that the disease may be spreading after dead crows infected with the avian flu virus were found near his farm.


CPO prices may remain volatile

Forecasting Price Trends: A weekly column by G.M. Teoh on Crude Palm Oil, Soyoil, Cocoa and Cash Tin.


Thoughtful island tale

The Crow and a Convict#8217;s Odyssey - review by ERNIE YAP


Magical romance

Compiled by SHARIL DEWA


Society: Close wild bird markets to curb disease

The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) has called for the closure of Asia's wild bird markets to further reduce the spread of the avian flu.

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Pig link adds to bird flu worries

The human toll in Asia's bird flu crisis rose to 18 yesterday with a death in Vietnam, and a UN official said preliminary tests indicated pigs might have the virus that has infected tens of millions of chickens across the region.


An informed public can help fight bird flu

By Wong Chun Wai

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Ig Nobel winner sees no humour in study

Although Nobel Prizes eluded Japanese scientists this year, a 62-year-old professor won a spoof Nobel for his study on why a bronze statue in his city fails to attract pigeons.


Stinky love affair

SOMETIME in the not-too-distant future, my memory will probably deteriorate to such an extent that if I catch sight of myself in mirror, I'd probably gaze at my saggy features, and say: 'Who are you? And what the heck are you doing in my bedroom?'


A sylvan hideaway

Work stress, chock-a-block traffic, grating din and raucous crowd define city life. Living amid nature at Mawai Eco Camp in Johor, LEONG SIOK HUI finds her 'ideal' ecotourism model and regains her sanity.