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AseanPlus News 05 Mar 2004 | 12:00 AM Premium

Conflicting reports of split in Tamil Tiger group

Sri Lanka's peace process was thrown into further confusion yesterday with conflicting reports about a split in the Tamil Tiger rebel group.

AseanPlus News 03 Mar 2004 | 12:00 AM Premium

Lankan monks make unity pledge

Red-robed monks launched their campaign yesterday for Sri Lanka's approaching elections with offerings to Buddha and a pledge to keep the country united in the face of demands to devolve powers to Tamil Tiger rebels.

Lifestyle 03 Mar 2004 | 12:00 AM Premium

Teeter-tottering in tiny shoes

Feet binding will always be a part of Chinese history, thus it is important that we understand the reasons and significance behind this strange cultural act. I>StarTwo/Itakes a tour of Muzium Negara's I>The Allure of the Bound Feet/Iexhibit

Letters 29 Feb 2004 | 12:00 AM Premium

No more wild guesses on number of tigers

B>DHAKA:/BBetter late than never. After a lot of demands from conservationists, wildlife experts embarked on the first ever comprehensive census of Royal Bengal Tigers inhabiting the world's biggest mangrove forest.

AseanPlus News 26 Feb 2004 | 12:00 AM Premium

Violent start to Sri Lankan polls campaign

Sri Lanka's election campaign got off to a violent start with at least 40 activists wounded in clashes, police said yesterday as Tiger rebels warned against preventing minority Tamils from voting.

AseanPlus News 21 Feb 2004 | 12:00 AM Premium

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.

Lifestyle 16 Feb 2004 | 12:00 AM Premium

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.

Letters 15 Feb 2004 | 12:00 AM Premium

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.

Nation 12 Feb 2004 | 12:00 AM Premium

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.

Lifestyle 11 Feb 2004 | 12:00 AM Premium

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.