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2008-09-29 00:00:23

By Teoh Su-Lin OFTEN considered a taboo subject, death takes a whimsical turn in the movie Accuracy of Death. Helming the role of Chiba the music- loving Grim Reaper is Takeshi Kaneshiro who spends a week with his potential candidates before deciding to pull the plug on them. Comprising three stories and spanning over a few decades, Chiba picks up some lessons on life and living along the way. Though he never fully comprehend humans, Chiba nonetheless manages to make an impact on the...

2008-09-17 00:00:24

By Hamidah Atan PUTRAJAYA: Race relations may be made a compulsory subject in public universities under a move to strengthen unity among undergraduates. Deputy Higher Education Minister Datuk Idris Haron said the move was a way forward for continued peace in the country. He said the current school system did not leave much room for students to integrate with one another. "We have Indians studying in the Tamil schools and Chinese in Chinese-type schools," he said after launching a...

2008-09-08 06:00:09

Text of report in English by Thai newspaper Bangkok Post website on 8 September [Report by Komsan Tortermvasana, Srisamorn Phoosuphanusorn: "Spreading the word"] Activists' use of digital devices is changing the rules of the political game, for better or worse, report Komsan Tortermvasana and Srisamorn Phoosuphanusorn In any political conflict, media are always exploited as a tool for one side to attack the other. In the current showdown between the government and the People's Alliance...

2008-08-20 18:00:51

By CAROLINE INNES A MERSEYSIDE doctor was suspended just weeks before hewas due to retire. Dr Javaid Iqbal, of the Halewood Health Centre, was barred from practising on July 24 by the General Medical Council (GMC). He was due to retire on September 1 after 43 years' service within the NHS. The GMC today confirmed Dr Iqbal, of Woolton, was suspended pending an investigation into complaints against him. Details of the allegations and who made them have not been revealed. But a...

2008-07-17 12:01:02

By REBECCA ANNA STOIL; Yaakov Lappin Israeli civilians are unprepared for nonconventional attacks, warned prominent members of the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee Tuesday afternoon, blasting the defense establishment for ignoring calls to fix the situation. Committee chairman MK Tzahi Hanegbi (Kadima) and MK Yuval Steinitz (Likud), chairman of the Subcomittee for Readiness, held a press conference during which they called on the government to begin immediate...

2008-07-17 09:00:48

Greater China Media and Entertainment Corp. says it has entered into a contract with Kingjoy Vision Inc. to produce a TV series called Cherry Love. Greater China is an integrated professional media and entertainment company and Kingjoy is a movie and film producing company. The two parties Wednesday announced plans to jointly produce the 27-episode, small-screen romantic drama, Cherry Love, which is to start shooting next June. The total investment is estimated to be $3.8 million, with...

2006-08-25 10:40:28

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli President Moshe Katsav denied on Friday allegations that he coerced a former female employee into having sex with him, in his first public interviews since he was interrogated by police this week. "These are absurd allegations," he told the Yedioth Ahronoth newspaper. "I never had sex with (the woman)." The president, whose role is largely ceremonial, also told Israel radio that he was the victim of a "public lynching without trial or investigation."...

2006-06-13 09:58:49

By Edmund Blair TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran opened the large steel doors of its notorious Evin prison to journalists on Tuesday, showing off spruced-up women's cells and a well-equipped clinic in a move aimed at countering criticism about poor conditions. But the rare tour of the jail in the leafy suburbs of north Tehran did not include buildings where a Canadian-Iranian philosopher is held on spying charges without access to a lawyer or cells of men who make up most of the 2,500...

2006-05-01 07:35:36

By Dan Williams JERUSALEM (Reuters) - He served out his prison term two years ago and is widely reviled by fellow Israelis as a traitor, but nuclear whistleblower Mordechai Vanunu stands little chance of starting a new life abroad any time soon. Citing security concerns, Israel's Justice Ministry last month renewed its ban on travel by Vanunu, a former technician at the Dimona atomic reactor who all but blew away the country's cherished nuclear secrecy with a 1986 newspaper...

2006-01-09 10:15:00

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon slightly moved an arm and a leg and breathed on his own after doctors on Monday gradually began to rouse him from a medically-induced coma, a hospital official said. "In a test of (his reaction) to pain, we noticed that Prime Minister Ariel Sharon slightly moved his right arm and right leg," Dr. Shlomo Mor-Yosef, director of Jerusalem's Hadassah hospital said, five days after the 77-year-old leader suffered a massive stroke....


Word of the Day
ween
  • To think; to imagine; to fancy.
  • To be of opinion; have the notion; think; imagine; suppose.
The word 'ween' comes from Middle English wene, from Old English wēn, wēna ("hope, weening, expectation"), from Proto-Germanic *wēniz, *wēnōn (“hope, expectation”), from Proto-Indo-European *wen- (“to strive, love, want, reach, win”).
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