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  1. Him of sorrow

    Posted Apr 05th 2004, 12:00am by David Watkins

    ... In the process, his death has become mythologised beyond that of a clinically depressed young man who was unable to face the realities of his own existence. Ten years on, Cobain's story resonates ... Pistols to the late 70s- sex, drugs and, unfortunately, death.' Others are less sympathetic. 'That man wanted to die at 27 so he'd become a legend,' says David Chan, who ...

  2. 'Godmother' takes her role very seriously

    Posted Dec 08th 2003, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez Youngsters who have lost a parent to Sars need personal care and attention, says home affairs chief Shelley Lee When four top female officials gathered to set up a trust fund for children who lost parents to Sars, they knew they would be ...

  3. Victim in drugged-soup murder case 'wanted divorce'

    Posted Nov 28th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Magdalen Chow Mistress says the accused woman's husband was planning to move in with her A computer technician allegedly drugged by his wife before dying of smoke inhalation in a fire at their flat said a week before his death that he wanted a divorc ...

  4. Firecracker curfew cuts short festival of lights

    Posted Oct 27th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... S. N. M. ABDI in Calcutta Indian police arrested hundreds of revellers during Saturday night's Diwali celebrations for letting off fire crackers after a 10pm curfew imposed by the Supreme Court. Each year the Hindu festival of light is notorious for ...

  5. The day Hong Kong received its brutal awakening to terror

    Posted Aug 08th 2003, 12:00am by Peter Michael

    ... for my husband.' Yesterday, in a day of reckoning, Islamic militant Amrozi - the man dubbed the 'smiling bomber' - was sentenced to death. He is expected to face a firing squad ...

  6. Death sentence for 'smiling bomber'

    Posted Aug 08th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... bomber' because of his jocular manner and lack of remorse. I Made Karna, one of five judges at the sentencing, read out the verdict finding him 'guilty of committing acts of terrorism' ...

  7. World of his own

    Posted Dec 12th 2004, 12:00am by David Wilson

    ... 'I don't know.' Then he says journalism made a difference, teaching him to sound like an expert about a subject of which he knew little. His reading helped, too. 'I've ... mettle, young man.' He then tells a story which hinges on public ignorance about someone called Tommy Atkins. This turns out to be the name of a legendary British soldier, which became ...

  8. Vintage point

    Posted Oct 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Jessica Ogilvy-Stuart

    ... by Philip Ma's 1959 Porsche RS60. The RS60 is one of only four Werks cars remaining, and was a Le Mans winner in the 1960s. It has a top speed of 260km/h. 'There are so many great cars here,' says one member. 'It's like being asked to pick perfection. But the Porsche has such a high-profile racing history and that made a difference for me.' A crowd is gathered ...

  9. Promises of a better life go up in smoke

    Posted Aug 30th 2004, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... scratching a living from the rubbish. 'So many politicians have made us promises,' said the wiry 48-year-old between intermittent coughs. 'I fear that we may not be able to move ...

  10. 'I don't know if my friend is alive'

    Posted Feb 17th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... everywhere,' she said from her hospital bed. 'When we knocked out a window, the only thought which came to mind was to jump.' She suffered injuries to her legs and back. A middle-aged man ...




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