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  1. Summer buzz puts perspective on nature and its destruction

    Posted Jul 26th 2004, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp 'We welcome recent attempts on the part of both the central government and the SAR government to reach out to pro-democracy lawmakers. We trust that this is the beginning of a real dialogue.' Former chief secretary Anson Chan F ...

  2. Tragic consequence of India's Aids phobia

    Posted Mar 08th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A man in India killed his wife and children and attempted suicide after he was wrongly diagnosed with Aids. The tragedy highlights the growing incidence of what psychiatrists describe as an Aids phobia sweeping the country. Madhav Rao is a 35-year-old factory welder from Hyderabad, the capital city of Andhra Pradesh. The state is the second worst affected by Aids in India. When ...

  3. Doctor 'injected his wife with Aids virus'

    Posted May 07th 2004, 12:00am by Amrit Dhillon

    ... Amrit Dhillon in New Delhi A doctor in the western state of Maharashtra has allegedly injected his wife with the Aids virus because he wanted to discredit her, divorce her and then marry ... deteriorated. Then, in March, her husband insisted she undergo a blood test to ascertain what was wrong. She tested positive for Aids. 'It was only then that she put two and two together ...

  4. Prince Charming's dimples come to the aid of the party

    Posted Apr 19th 2004, 12:00am by Amrit Dhillon

    ... after a fairly easy day and refused to emerge. His aides said he was 'tired' and even the schedule press conference was cancelled, leaving the media fuming outside the gates. But one ...

  5. Father of private Aids orphanages dies in Beijing

    Posted Jan 15th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chan Siu-sin in Beijing Take care of the children, Zhu Jinzhong tells wife One of the pioneers of private Aids orphanages on the mainland, Zhu Jinzhong, died in Beijing on Thursday. ... and I will accomplish his will.' Zhu, 37, an Aids patient from Shuangmiao village, in Shangqiu, Henan, was admitted to Beijing Ditan Hospital on Monday. He died of pneumonia on Thursday night. He caught ...

  6. Shot aid worker flown to hospital

    Posted Jun 24th 2005, 12:00am by Norma Connolly, Sonia Kolesnikov

    ... Norma Connolly and Sonia Kolesnikov-Jessop in Singapore A Hong Kong Red Cross worker shot after distributing aid in the tsunami-stricken Aceh province in Indonesia was rushed ... for the shooting. It is the first serious attack on a foreign aid worker since the December 26 tsunami. Lam No on the western Aceh coast was one of the hardest hit areas. Police have blamed separatist ...

  7. Taboo of Aids in India is producing some unlikely unions

    Posted Jul 11th 2005, 12:00am by Amrit Dhillon

    ... on his own in Mumbai after his wife died of Aids two years ago. He too is HIV-positive. Until recently, most Indians in his position were resigned to spending the rest of their life alone. ... all were uninfected by Aids. Some were unmarried, with parents too poor to provide a dowry, but most were divorcees or widows looking for companionship and financial security. 'I ...

  8. Aid worker unfazed by colleague's shooting

    Posted Jun 26th 2005, 12:00am by Raymond Ma

    ... Raymond Ma A Hong Kong Red Cross worker yesterday vowed to return to the tsunami-ravaged Indonesian province of Aceh to resume relief efforts, despite the dangers. Betty Lau Ping, 31, will fly back to Banda Aceh tomorrow morning via Jakarta to resume her ...

  9. London gets a Handel on aid

    Posted Jan 16th 2005, 12:00am by Dino Mahoney

    ... Dino Mahoney London is caught up in a determined drive to collect money to help victims of the tsunami disaster. The extensive classical music scene has joined in the spirit, with collectors standing by the exits of the capital's many concert and rec ...

  10. Family man defies tradition and parents to stay with his HIV-positive wife

    Posted Feb 15th 2005, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... family intact because of the free paediatric anti-retroviral drugs provided by a Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) clinic in Nanning city, Guangxi. Paediatric Aids drugs are usually not available ...




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