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World 28 Apr 2009 | 12:00 AM

World battles to curb deadly Mexico flu strain

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - World governments and businesses announced new steps on Tuesday to try to slow the spread of a new strain of swine flu that has killed up to 149 people in Mexico and threatens to become a pandemic.

World 28 Apr 2009 | 12:00 AM

Swine flu cases increase, hurting markets, airlines

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A new swine flu virus that has killed 149 people in Mexico was found further around the world on Tuesday and the specter of a pandemic began to hit air travel.

World 27 Apr 2009 | 12:00 AM

Flu epidemic fear grips world, Mexico cowers

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - The threat of a flu pandemic gripped the world on Monday, as a virus that has killed 103 people in Mexico and shut down chunks of the capital spread to the United States and as far as New Zealand.

World 27 Apr 2009 | 12:00 AM

Global concerns over flu outbreak, over 100 dead

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Governments around the world moved to contain the spread of a possible flu pandemic on Monday, as a virus that has killed 103 people in Mexico spread to the United States and possibly as far as New Zealand.

World 27 Apr 2009 | 12:00 AM

World flu epidemic fear rises, Mexicans take refuge

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Fears of a global swine flu pandemic grew with new infections in the United States and Canada on Sunday, and millions of Mexicans stayed indoors to avoid a virus that has killed 103 people.

World 26 Apr 2009 | 12:00 AM

World on alert as Mexico flu epidemic fear grows

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Governments around the world rushed on Sunday to check the spread of a new type of swine flu that has killed up to 81 people in Mexico and infected around a dozen in the United States.

Community 03 Apr 2009 | 12:00 AM

Popular authors teach pupils how to write exciting stories

TWO award-winning authors. Karen Wallace and Sam Llewellyn, both from Britain, visited the Garden International School recently.

Community 24 Jan 2009 | 12:00 AM

The colour of good fortune

It does not take a genius to guess Lim Ah Geok's favourite colour. 'In Hokkien, we say i>ang ang kong/i(which means 'Red will bring you lots of luck'),' beamed the mother-of-four, who is clearly besotted with this auspicious shade.

Community 03 Dec 2008 | 12:00 AM

Disabled in Subang Jaya voice their woes

The disabled community will have something to look forward next year, Selangor executive councillor Ronnie Liu announced at the recent Dialogue with OKU (people with disablities) that there would be a special welfare programme for the disabled in the state next year.

World 18 Nov 2008 | 12:00 AM

Australia's navy orders 2-month Christmas shutdown

CANBERRA (Reuters) - Australia's navy has been sent on a two-month Christmas vacation, with military chiefs saying on Tuesday the long shutdown would not leave the country unprotected and was the only way to deal with staff shortages.