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Lifestyle 13 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Fighting with words

RITA Gomez Biddulph was not one to let difficult situations prevent her from reaching her dreams. Overcoming financial obstacles, she worked her way to an amazing career as a journalist for Reuters and then lawyer for the UK Government. ELIZABETH TAI met her in London recently.

AseanPlus News 18 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Avoid travel to US, says Indonesia

B>JAKARTA: /B>Indonesia advised its citizens yesterday to defer non-essential travel to the United States, to #8220;avoid unwanted difficulties#8221; from a new requirement that men from Indonesia and other predominantly-Muslim countries register with immigration authorities.

AseanPlus News 23 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Dalai Lama says China will 'sooner or later' give autonomy to Tibet

The Dalai Lama said Thursday that international pressure and rapid changes within China will eventually force Beijing to grant autonomy to Tibet.

Nation 31 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Volunteers sought to aid Iraqis

Malaysian Medical Relief Society (Mercy Malaysia) is looking for 100 volunteers to prepare for a mission to Iraq should war occur there.

AseanPlus News 04 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Iraqi Kurds want aid to prevent refugee crisis

B>ARBIL (Iraq):/BIraq#8217;s breakaway Kurds appealed on Saturday for aid to prevent a repeat of the 1991 exodus of refugees across the mountains during which thousands died from cold, starvation, or government forces#8217; gunfire.

Letters 16 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

It's time for sanity to prevail, give peace a chance

Depending on who is talking, it is always the other side that is absorbing the heavier casualties in any war. After three days of fighting, a military spokesman said on Friday (last week), government forces had killed at least 127 rebels from the Muslim separatist Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) while suffering only four casualties.

AseanPlus News 18 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Australian population nears 20 million

Australia, one of the world's most sparsely populated nations, has gotten a little more crowded.

Nation 21 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Iran hopes war can be prevented

Iran hopes that the NAM summit can help prevent war in Iraq because conflict would damage stability and security in the Middle East.

Nation 22 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Africa’s biggest problems take a back seat

SEVERAL African states have expressed their reluctance to use the 13th Non-Aligned Movement Summit here as a platform to present two of the biggest problems currently plaguing the continent - AIDS and famine - preferring instead to allow the impending war on Iraq and the Palestinian crisis to take precedence.