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A FEW years ago, I>Time/Imagazine ran a report on the global diabetes epidemic. One of the leading authorities on diabetes, Prof Paul Zimmet, said that as AIDS posed a major health problem in the latter part of 20th century, so is diabetes in the early part of the 21st century.
PARIS (Reuters) - Beatrice Riobe has played her part in giving France the second highest birth rate in Europe.
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's outspoken banking regulator, Shizuka Kamei, known for his anti-market rhetoric, is proving a serious thorn in the side of new Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama's government just three weeks after it took power.
Every now and then, we hear of friends and relatives leaving for greener pastures abroad. While we are happy that they are moving on, their leaving also leaves a lump in our throats. Last month, the issue of our people leaving was brought up again when about 300,000 left, double that of the previous year. Do we, as a nation, have the will power to stem the outflow of skills and talent, the building blocks of our country?