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  1. Gay taskforce moves on with electoral strategy

    Posted Aug 07th 2004, 12:00am by Tim Cribb

    ... The outcome of the election will help determine the fate of a crucial debate over gay rights, as well as the direction of debate in a number of key areas, including taxation, health and housing. ...

  2. Four nations to co-host 2007 event

    Posted Aug 07th 2004, 12:00am by Tim Maitland

    ... Tim Maitland The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) yesterday confirmed that the 2007 Asian Cup would be the largest scale example of co-hosting in the history of international football. As expected the AFC's Executive Committee decided that four Southeast Asian nations- Vietnam, Indonesia, Thailand and Malaysia- would share the right to hold the event. Such a co-hosting ...

  3. Game over, careers begin

    Posted Apr 12th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... bonuses and promotions to oversee national sports programme and even the sports administration. Then, prospects open for a political career. Xu Haifeng (below), China's first Olympic ...

  4. Poster boy for political integrity forced to pay for rebel stands

    Posted Jul 29th 2006, 12:00am by Jacqui Goddard

    ... opposes the president's restrictions on embryonic stem-cell research, voted against social security privatisation, supports the right to abortion, stood against much of Mr Bush's tax ...

  5. Minivan sales surge helps GM buck trend

    Posted Jul 07th 2005, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... yuan. Rival German producer Volkswagen, the first and largest foreign firm to make sedans in China, does not make minivehicles. Its spokesman in Beijing said its first-half mainland sales ... about 70 per cent in 2002 and 2003 to just 15 per cent last year. GM's China managing director Kevin Wale forecast growth would probably fall between 10 per cent and 15 per cent this year. ...

  6. Fighting their way into heaven

    Posted May 08th 2005, 12:00am by lau kit wai

    ... LAU KIT WAI A powerful epic about the Crusades, Kingdom of Heaven is Oscar-winning director Ridley Scott's best film since Gladiator. Starring Hollywood heartthrob Orlando Bloom (The Lord of the Rings) as heroic knight Balian, the film portrays the courage of a young man who is compelled to take the right course of action under difficult circumstances. Balian, originally ...

  7. Earthly elixirs

    Posted Oct 29th 2004, 12:00am by Divia Harilela

    ... in petrolatum (petroleum jelly), are also deadly chemical compounds, linked to breast cancer. The United States National Toxicology Programme has found that some PAHs are human carcinogens. From last ...

  8. Enforced by people power

    Posted Oct 29th 2004, 12:00am by Michael Chugani

    ... Minister Tony Blair and US President George W. Bush want Iraq's ousted dictator Saddam Hussein to account for his crimes against humanity, but reject having to account for a pre-emptive ...

  9. Whyte hoping to break New Year jinx

    Posted Jan 01st 2006, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... in the opening race and just gets stronger. He finds himself on three outright favourites- Strong Gain ($39), Winning Bullet ($34) and Liberal's Knight ($33). Then there are another four rides right ...

  10. Reverse bounce- shorter run ideal for Scintillation

    Posted Jan 01st 2006, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... right into this race. He is another better suited by the in-between distance of 1,400m than a mile lately and has yet to be unplaced over it in six attempts. Other big dangers include the John ...




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