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Bringing the world to American classrooms

The Americans#8217; knowledge of the world, or rather the lack of it, is well documented and is surprising, given that the US is considered the #8220;melting pot#8221; of the world#8217;s peoples.

The good-read way to learn

Review by S. INDRAMALAR

Italian satellite plunges right into Pacific Ocean

All fragments of the Italian-made Bepposax satellite have entered the earth#8217;s atmosphere and plunged into the Pacific Ocean near the Galapagos and Kiribaki islands Wednesday.

Recapturing Iraq’s treasures

Universities in the United States are using computers to create a virtual museum and catalogue of Iraq's archaeologial treasures, reports of REBECCA TROUSON.

Largest butterfly discovered

A SENIOR Chinese agronomist claims he has discovered the world's largest butterfly, with a total wingspan of 22.6cm, in south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.

Malacca seeks explanation from developer

The state government will meet the developer of a reclamation project today to seek an explanation on why the RM100,000 compensation payment was released to Portuguese Settlement Fishermen's Action Committee adviser Lim Guan Eng.

News in brief

ISP merger will not lead to higher rates, says Tan

The merger of TMnet and Jaring will not cause an increase in Internet access charges as TMnet will also be competing with other Internet Services Providers (ISPs).

Health Department staff charged with graft

Two Health Department staff were charged at the Sessions Court here with corruption.

Lavish Bollywood concert in HK

A lavish concert that promises all the fun, passion and fantasy of Bollywood movies hits the stage in Hong Kong this week, hoping to cash in on the growing popularity of the Indian film genre.