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S. Koreans side with North in blasting latest Bond flick

Deadly space laser aside, some South Koreans are finding another aspect of the latest James Bond flick hard to swallow #8211; its depiction of neighbouring North Korea as a diabolically evil regime and the whole Korean peninsula as a backward underling to Western saviours.


India plans mission to moon

India plans to send a manned mission to the moon sometime between 2005 and 2015, a senior space research official said yesterday.


Sighting of moon on Feb 1

The date for sighting the new moon for Zulhij-jah has been set for Feb 1, the Keeper of the Rulers#8217; Seal said in a statement yesterday.


Bangkok to celebrate 'Buddhist day of love'

B>BANGKOK:/BThe governor of the Thai capital has instructed city authorities to avoid promoting Valentine's Day and instead celebrate I>Maka Bucha/I>, #8220;the Buddhist day of love,#8221; reports here said yesterday.


China manned space push undented

China will press ahead as scheduled with plans to send astronauts into space despite the shuttle Columbia disaster, the I>China Daily/Isaid yesterday.


Outrage over killing of suspected drug dealers Thais mark Buddhist festival

THAILAND'S Attorney-General Vichian Viriyaprasit has joined the chorus of outrage against the gunning down of suspected drug dealers in the country, as the number of bodies rose to almost 400, two weeks into the operation.


China shoots for the moon as it gears up for space exploration

B>BEIJING:/BChina, which aims to send a man into space later this year, has already set its sights on the next step in its fledgling space programme #8211; the moon, state media said yesterday.


Rolling Stones concerts postponed

B>HONG KONG: /B>The Rolling Stones have postponed two concerts scheduled for this weekend here out of fear of the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) outbreak, which is reported to have killed 50 people and made more than 1,300 sick worldwide.


Eastern Han tomb found

A LARGE tomb with eight coffin chambers and beautiful mural paintings built during the early Eastern Han Dynasty (25 AD - 220 AD) has been discovered by Chinese archaeologists in central China's Henan Province.


Report over money politics

Klang MCA deputy Youth chairman Lee Siong Moon has lodged a police report here alleging that money politics was rife in the party.