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World 17 Oct 2006 | 12:00 AM

Brazil tells foreigners stay out of Amazon

BRASILIA, Brazil (Reuters) - Brazil on Tuesday rejected foreign proposals to buy and preserve land in the endangered Amazon, just weeks before its negotiators were due to present their own rainforest protection plan at global climate talks.

Lifestyle 06 Mar 2006 | 12:00 AM

Hollywood honchos take a turn at comic books

By almost any measure, writing for comic books is a big step down for authors who are enjoying success in TV, films or fiction. But try telling that to the big-name scribes who are taking the plunge into the pulpy world of muscle-bound superheroes. They all think they've died and gone to heaven.

Travel 11 Dec 2005 | 12:00 AM

Ayubowan, visitor!

Early Arab traders called Sri Lanka Serendib. This is the word that gave rise to 'serendipity', which means 'the faculty of making happy and unexpected discoveries by accident'. Those traders knew what they were about when they named this island off the tip of India. After long journeys on its rural roads, IZATUN SHARI makes some pleasant discoveries of her own.

Lifestyle 07 Aug 2005 | 12:00 AM

Iron man on ice

What makes a man leave the comfort and safety of his home to spend two years traversing the Arctic Circle alone? Whydoes South African explorer Mike Horn think nothing of walking paths that have ledothers to their death? MARTIN VENGADESAN talks to this record-breaking adventurerabout testing the limits of human endurance.

Business 13 Jun 2005 | 12:00 AM

Learning from top 25 leaders

AN ancient Arab saying goes like this: 'The ordinary man learns from his own experiences, the wise learns from others' experiences, while the fool learns from nobody's experience.' In recalling this wise saying, I cannot help but appreciate 'Lasting Leadership - What you can learn from the top 25 business people of our times', originally compiled by Wharton School Publishing, and released this year by Pearson Education, writes Khoo Kheng-Hor in a book review..

Lifestyle 11 Jun 2005 | 12:00 AM

Clever choices in travelling

For today's savvy tourists, responsible travelling is the way to go - give back to the local communities, protect the environment and choose the 'right'' resort while having a great vacation. Thanks to a KL-based conservation group, Malaysian travel operators are warming up to the idea. StarWeekend takes a look at what responsibletourism is all about.

Lifestyle 10 Jun 2005 | 12:00 AM

Sound Bites: Music Reviews

Contains Shakira, Jaguares, Ringo Starr, Missy Higgins, Coldplay, The White Stripes, Kelly Osbourne, Blue Highway

Lifestyle 12 Dec 2004 | 12:00 AM

Ways with lavender

Lifestyle 12 Dec 2004 | 12:00 AM

Timeless tamales


Lifestyle 14 Oct 2004 | 12:00 AM

Post-Ford YSL

For his womenswear debut at Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche, Stefano Pilati on Sunday tried to capture the spirit of the French couturier, while Alber Elbaz delivered an ethereal summer line for Lanvin.