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Lowest birth rate in years likely

IT IS clear now that Singapore is headed for its lowest birth rate in 26 years, unless there was a massive baby boom last month and this month.

Shooter Ricky bags skeet gold, then takes a shot at critics

THE bet was on Nurul Hudda Baharin and company to add another gold medal to the Malaysian tally at the Hanoi Shooting Range Thursday. But it was Ricky Teh who served up a pleasant surprise #8211; gunning down the men#8217;s individual skeet gold medal to give the team a winning end to their campaign in the Vietnam Games.

Roslin crashes out of competition, Mew Choo upsets top seed to enter final

MEN'S singles defending champion Mohd Roslin Hashim was dethroned but Wong Mew Choo upset top seed Li Li of Singapore to reach the women's final in the badminton competition at the Tan Binh Hall in Ho Chi Minh City Thursday.

Slip proves costly for wushu's Poh Soon

WORLD Championships silver medallist Oh Poh Soon had a disastrous start to his SEA Games campaign Thursday. He lost the qiangshu (spear) title in an unfortunate way at the Hanoi Gymnasium.

Shooters rebound, young gymnasts shine but Harris’ men go tumbling

THE Malaysian shooters put the nightmare of their equipment delay behind them to end a three-day goal drought and the rhythmic gymnasts, all debutants, lived out a golden dream.

Celtic need only a draw at Lyons to make the last 16

Arsenal need to beat Lokomotiv Moscow today to be sure of reaching the knockout stage of the Champions League while a draw in Lyon would be enough to send Celtic into the last 16.

Roslin seeks redemption

PRIDE is at stake and a wounded Roslin Hashim will be out to redeem himself in the individual men's singles badminton competition, which begins today at the Tan Binh Sports Hall in Ho Chi Minh City.

Experience won the day for diver Mun Yee

EXPERIENCE won the day for Malaysian diver Leong Mun Yee in the defence of her 10-metre platform individual title at the National Aquatic Centre in Hanoi Monday.

Australia unveils bumper mini budget ahead of 2004 election

B>CANBERRA:/BAustralia's conservative government unveiled a bumper mini budget yesterday,with a robust economy producing a larger-than-forecast war chest to fund tax cuts and other spending before next year's general election.

Nazmizan pulls off stunning 100m win

Malaysia's Nazmizan Mohammad stole the thunder on the third day of the Games with a spectacular victory in the 100m dash.