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Lifestyle 05 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Wine from berries

The cloudberry wine, which bears a slight resemblance to the sweet Hungarian Tokai wine, could make a smooth aperitif before dinner or be paired with cheeses and enjoyed with dessert.

Health 30 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Handphone hazard

DRIVERS who use a cellular telephone, even with a #8220;hands-free#8221; device, suffer from a kind of tunnel vision that endangers themselves and others, US researchers said.

Lifestyle 24 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

From symbol to substance

MANY organisations and movements were established during the Cold War which were a reaction, directly or indirectly, to the struggle between the two superpowers #8211; the United States and the Soviet Union. One such movement is the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) now holding its 13th meeting in Kuala Lumpur.

Lifestyle 01 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

No refuge for troubled ships

When a tanker#8217;s in trouble, where can it go? Nowhere, writes BARRY JAMES.

Lifestyle 13 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Plugging the pipe problem

One of the reasons behind the low quality of water flowing into our taps these days could be the network of old pipes that channel it through. Some have been in place for 50 years, and would have deteriorated so much it would seem logical to do something about them now.

Lifestyle 20 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Designing success in London

KL Fashion Week is fortunate to have international support from Malaysian designers who have made it big overseas. B>TAN KAH PENG/B>, editor of I>The Star/I>#8217;s European Union Bureau, speaks to two such men who want to give something back to Malaysia.

Lifestyle 22 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Redirecting a river

Spain is split over plans to re-route the River Ebro. Those living in parched lands welcome the project but others fear it will wreck an ecologically important wetlands, EMMA ROSS-THOMAS reports.

Lifestyle 13 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Heat-trapping gases rising

GREENHOUSE gas emissions from the European Union (EU) have increased for the second consecutive year, moving the region further away from meeting its commitment to cut emissions of gases which lead to global warming.

Health 25 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Herbal law

Herbal and nutritional supplements feature a broad range of numerous different food and medicinal products. With so much at stake and so much diversity in regulation, there is a need for some form of control, at least in terms of quality and safety, if not efficacy.

Lifestyle 06 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

No rain nor rivers flow

Former Boomtown Rats singer Bob Geldof, who organised the world#8217;s biggest rock concert in 1985 to help Africa#8217;s starving, visited Ethiopia last week to highlight a looming humanitarian crisis #8211; that 14 million Ethiopians are at risk of starvation after the worst drought in nearly two decades. STEPHEN ROBINSON travels to Addis Ababa with Geldof.