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Lifestyle 16 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

The Earth is on its last legs

Scientists have been telling us for some time that Earth is doomed, that the dying sun will balloon out and embrace the planet in the ultimate global warming #8211; but the incineration is at least seven billion years away, and first, it#8217;s going to get very, very cold.

Business 18 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Economic impact of war on Iraq worries EU

Overshadowed by the European Union's emergency summit on Iraq, finance ministers were assessing Monday what a war would do to their already shaky economies.

Lifestyle 19 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Imperial evolution

THE Japanese monarchy, once shrouded in secrecy and the emperor revered as a living god, searches for a human face to define its modern, mostly symbolic role, writes NATALIE OBIKO PEARSON.

Business 19 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

NEAC: Comprehensive stimulus package to be most significant policy

THE comprehensive stimulus package to be announced by the government next month is likely to be the most significant economic policy announcement for the year, according to the National Economic Action Council (NEAC) executive director Datuk Mustapa Mohamed.

AseanPlus News 19 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Farm workers give up mahjong for winter jobs

FOR peasants in West Sunzhuang Village, in north China's Hebei province who have become expert mahjong players during the slack farming season, this winter has not been one of leisure and idleness as before.

Nation 20 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Need to rework the framework

The Non-Aligned Movement derived its initial strength by buffering Third World countries from being coerced into choosing between the Soviet and American blocs during the Cold War. But now those very founding principles may be obstructing it from charting a new direction, writes WANI MUTHIAH.

Lifestyle 21 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

A cut above the rest

As the media went to town with the news of the infamous Sir Alex Ferguson-David Beckham dressing-room bust-up and pressured the Manchester United boss to apologise, Old Trafford insiders knew that there will only be one outcome #8211; he will never say sorry , reports FOOTBALLCHANNEL.COM.

Nation 21 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Medical labs dispute CAP claim

The Malaysian Association of Private Medical Laboratories (MAPML) has disputed the claim of the Consumer Association of Penang (CAP) that medical tests are highly inaccurate.

AseanPlus News 21 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Sihanouk forced to cancel trip to Beijing

B>PHNOM PENH:/BCambodia's King Norodom Sihanouk said yesterday he had cancelled a trip to Beijing for routine medical tests due to the difficult political climate in the country.

Nation 22 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

EPF payout of at least 4.5%

The Employees' Provident Fund (EPF) is expected to declare a dividend ranging between 4.5% and 4.8% for 2002.