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Lifestyle

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.

Letters

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.

Business

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.

Other Sport

Misbun takes centrestage at 2002 awards

Badminton singles head coach Misbun Sidek has earned his due recognition when he was named as winner of the national men's Coach of the Year award for 2002 Wednesday night.

Business

Favourable OECD report boosts Aussie to 3-year high

The Australian dollar powered through 61 US cents to a three-year high yesterday after the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) praised Canberra for its sound management that made Australia one of the world#039;s best performing economies.

Business

Australia's current account gap swells to record level

Australia's current account deficit stretched to a record 11.6 billion Australian dollars (US$7 billion) from the impact of the drought, slow global growth and a high demand for imports, official figures showed Monday.

Other Sport

Jubilo grab their second Super Cup

Brazilian forward Rodrigo Gral struck twice as J-League champions Jubilo Iwata beat Kyoto Purple Sanga 3-0 to win their second Japanese Super Cup yesterday, emphatically ending a poor run of pre-season results.

AseanPlus News

Nature reserve to protect river sources

CHINA plans to set up a huge nature reserve in a bid to protect the sources of its three major rivers, the Yangtze and Yellow rivers, and the Lancang River, officials said in Xining, capital of north-western Qinghai province.

Lifestyle

Battle scars

THE three most recent conflicts that involved the United States and Europe caused environmental disasters on a grand scale, PAUL BROWN reports.

Other Sport

Double strike by Sinclair

West Ham United midfielder Trevor Sinclair scored twice and goalkeeper David James made several fine saves to secure a priceless 2-1 victory at fellow relegation strugglers West Bromwich Albion yesterday.