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Scientists find bird flu in cats

The deadly H5N1 strain of bird flu has been detected in a leopard, a tiger and two domestic cats in the first confirmed cases of the disease in the cat family, researchers said yesterday.


Joan of arches

Someone who became better known only after her death in October last year, McDonald's heiress Joan B. Kroc shunned fame as she gave away fortunes and transformed lives. HELEN O'NEILL writes.


Rosy gets on with the job

Despite the political mayhem brewing in her coutry, Sri Lankan High Commissioner Rosy Senanayake remains resolute in continuing her job here, writes Paul Gabriel.


No worries on Lankan House dissolution, says diplomat

Malaysians should not be nervous about investing in or visiting Sri Lanka because of Saturday#8217;s parliament dissolution as it was a normal process prior to elections, assured Sri Lankan High Commissioner to Malaysia Rosy Senanayake.

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Change of diet for Beijing zoo animals

SOME of Beijing Zoo's animals are suffering menu changes because of the bird flu epidemic rampant in Asia.


Ongoing wildlife trade woes

UNCONTROLLED wildlife trade can cause Asia to lose much of its unique biodiversity, said experts of the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) on Sunday.


Nature loses out

Malaysia enjoys an enviable position as one of the 12 megadiversity centres in the world, but the sobering news is that we take second place after Ecuador for having the most number of threatened plants. Despite numerous conservation efforts, many endangered species of flora and fauna have slipped nearer to the brink of extinction. How did we arrive at this sorry state? TAN CHENG LI delves into the issues at hand.

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Lankan peace bid suffers new blow

B>COLOMBO:/BSri Lanka's stalled peace process with Tamil Tiger rebels suffered another setback after President Chandrika Kumaratunga called for snap elections, Tamil legislators and political analysts said Sunday.


In her people's service

The glitter of being crowned the first Mrs World in 1984 may have dimmed, but Bernadine Rose Senanayake is still a sought-after public figure. Having devoted much of her professional life to promoting Sri Lanka, she is currently the Sri Lankan High Commissioner to Malaysia, a role she embraces with gusto.


Achieving Vision 2020 through religious values

This week article is by NOR AZARUDDIN HUSNI Hj NURUDDIN, Senior Fellow/Director, Consultation and Training Centre.