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Nortel to focus on small and medium-sized businesses this year

NORTEL Networks Malaysia Sdn Bhd, a telecommunications equipment and solutions company, will focus on the small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) as part of its global marketing and channel initiatives this year.

Drought to hit Sarawak in May

A drought, estimated to last at least two months, is expected to hit Sarawak and nearby regions in May and June, said Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri Dr George Chan Hong Nam.

No holding out for a draw, says Perlis coach Norizan

It would have been acceptable if Perlis decide to hold back the punches in the FA Cup second-round first-leg match against defending champions Penang in Batu Kawan tonight.

The Scud fails to explode as Fish drowns in showdown

Top seed Lleyton Hewitt defeated fellow Australian Mark Philippoussis 6-4, 6-4 on Sunday to win the Scottsdale Classic title for the second time.

Bollywood needs new ideas

The good news is that Bollywood's biggest icon, Amitabh Bachchan, has shorn his trademark goatee. Now you will see the lanky legend playing a super cop minus the beard.

Yellow River at lowest level in 50 years

THE upper reaches of the Yellow River, China's second longest river, is at its lowest level in 50 years due to sustained drought and decreasing rain and snow.

Tan Fook-Wan Wah win Selangor Open title

Former national number one Choong Tan Fook-Lee Wan Wah are back on the winning track in the local circuit, ending a two-year drought by winning the Selangor Open badminton men's doubles title Sunday.

For the common people

As a king without a kingdom, the Maharawal of Jaisalmer in India now plays the role of a people#8217;s man, writes TERRY FRIEL.

Eyeing peace and prosperity for Afghans

Used to treating eye disorders in refugee camps, Dr Abdullah Abdullah is continuing his work of vision on the world stage as Afghanistan's Foreign Minister, writes PAUL GABRIEL.

Australia holds rates as drought hits growth

Australia kept interest rates on hold yesterday against a backdrop of global uncertainty and slowing growth as farmers fight the continent#8217;s worse drought in a century and sluggish export markets.