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AseanPlus News 20 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Rumour on smoking

B>HONG KONG:/BHealth officials are trying to quell a rumour sweeping China and Hong Kong that smoking helps prevent Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome, a news report said yesterday.

AseanPlus News 22 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Infant girl beaten to death

B>HONG KONG:/BA woman in China threw her two-month-old baby girl out of a second floor window, then battered the infant to death with a hammer when she survived the fall, a news report said yesterday.

AseanPlus News 23 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

News briefs

News briefs including from Hong Kong that a struggling teashop owner in China lured customers by placing lonely heart advertisements seeking a lover and then fixing rendezvous in her cafe, a news report said yesterday.

Lifestyle 26 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

It’s hammerhead time!

Layang Layang,an atoll in the middle of the South China Sea, 300km away from Sabah,issynonymous with manta ray and shark sightings and an endless flow of pelagics.As a nature lover, ERIK FEARN recently went there to ponder the irony of how an island,entirely man-made,can boast such amazing marine life.

AseanPlus News 29 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

'Unlucky draws' for duty in SARS wards

B>HONG KONG:/BJunior doctors here are being made to take part in #8220;unlucky draws#8221; to decide who works on SARS wards, a news report said yesterday.

AseanPlus News 29 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

WWII battlefield becomes trade zone

THE site of a major air battle between the famed US Air Force's #8220;Flying Tigers#8221; and the Japanese invaders during World War II is now attracting increasing numbers of investors as China and Asean members begin working to build a free trade area.

AseanPlus News 30 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

23 projects launched in historic Humen town

A HISTORIC town in south China, where the burning of smuggled opium triggered the intrusion of British forces in 1839, launched 23 projects with a total fund of 10bil yuan (RM4.56bil) over the weekend.

Other Sport 07 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Sarawak have learnt the lesson in facing Perlis

It is another trip across the South China Sea for Sarawak and another date with high-riding Perlis at Kangar's Stadium Utama #8211; this time for the FA Cup semi-final first-leg tie on Saturday.

AseanPlus News 09 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Summer fishing ban from June 1

A COMPREHENSIVE summer fishing ban will begin on June 1, closing several key marine areas to trawlers for up to three months.

AseanPlus News 11 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

HK boy who caused panic to face court summons

B>HONG KONG:/BA 14-year-old boy who had caused panic through a posting on his Internet website on April 1 saying Hong Kong would be declared an infected area in view of the SARS outbreak, will face a court summons, a report said yesterday.