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Nation 04 Aug 2003 | 12:00 AM

A day to honour fairy's love for cowherd

Many Chinese will commemorate today, the seventh day of the seventh lunar month, as their #8220;Valentine#8217;s Day,#8221; following the legend of the cowherd who fell in love with the fairy daughter of the Celestial Emperor.

AseanPlus News 23 Mar 2004 | 12:00 AM

New bird flu case reported in S. Korea

South Korea confirmed yesterday its first case of bird flu for more than a month, dashing hopes it had seen the last of an epidemic that has ravaged poultry and killed 24 people across Asia.

Community 15 Aug 2005 | 12:00 AM

Beautiful tribute to birds

B>A /B>GIANT oil painting which depicts 100 species of Malaysian birds are among 75 paintings at an exhibition being held at the State Art Gallery in Dewan Sri Pinang, Penang.

World 02 Dec 2005 | 12:00 AM

Early birds had dino-feet, study finds

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An especially well-preserved specimen of Archaeopteryx shows the first known bird had feet like a dinosaur -- made not for perching but for running on the ground, scientists said on Thursday.

Community 03 Jan 2006 | 12:00 AM

Park of avian magnetism

B>B/B>IRD watching may be fun, but it does require a lot of patience before one can get a glimpse of our feathered friends in their natural habitat.

World 28 Jan 2006 | 12:00 AM

China lifts quarantine in final bird-flu-hit area

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China has lifted the quarantine on the last of 33 areas that had reported outbreaks of bird flu, the official Xinhua news agency said.

World 03 Feb 2006 | 12:00 AM

H5N1 likely endemic in HK region, health chief says

HONG KONG (Reuters) - The deadly H5N1 bird flu virus is probably endemic in the region around Hong Kong, the territory's health chief said on Friday, after tests this week on a dead chicken were positive for the disease.

World 03 Feb 2006 | 12:00 AM

H5N1 likely endemic in HK region, health chief says

HONG KONG (Reuters) - The deadly H5N1 bird flu virus is probably endemic in the region around Hong Kong, the territory's health chief said on Friday, after tests this week on a dead chicken were positive for the disease.

AseanPlus News 01 Aug 2006 | 12:00 AM

Marking Chinese Valentine’s Day

ACCORDING to ancient Chinese mythology the Cowherd and the Weaver Maid, lovers separated by the Queen Mother of the Western Heavens, can only meet last night.

Community 13 Nov 2006 | 12:00 AM

Old wine with many awards

THE history of the d'Arenberg label dates back to 1912 and it is through the effort of farsighted men like Joseph Osborn, Francis Ernest Osborn, Francis d'arenberg Osborn and Chester d'arenberg Osborn that the wines produced have a huge following today.