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  1. Solution to nuclear crisis years away

    Posted Jul 20th 2003, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... China's stepped-up dialogue over North Korea's nuclear weapons programme has sparked hope of an end to the crisis. However, experts have warned that a breakthrough would only herald a years-long process of talks, disarmament and restoration of confidence. Even if North Korea accepts American conditions for multilateral talks and much-needed economic and humanitarian ...

  2. US 'must be flexible' towards North

    Posted Dec 07th 2004, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... Peter Kammerer Foreign Editor Six-party talks held back by American demands, says expert Talks on North Korea's nuclear weapons programme will remain deadlocked until the United ... University's Centre for American Studies, believed the latest round of six-nation talks on the crisis had revealed North Korea was close to striking a deal with the US. But American negotiators were ...

  3. Big cats and the bigger questions

    Posted Oct 09th 2003, 12:00am by David Wilson

    ... tiger strategist, Gus van Dyk, the carnivore manager at Pilanesberg National Park near Sun City in South Africa's North West Province, whom she recruited in May this year. She described him ... China tiger cub, Cathay, and a male, Hope, arrive at their new home on the grounds of South Africa's Pretoria Zoo. Ms Li and her husband plan to teach Cathay, Hope and up to eight other ...

  4. Group therapy

    Posted Nov 25th 2004, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... as instrumental in ending apartheid in South Africa, Frederik Willem de Klerk, knows what it's like to be at the sharp end of international disfavour. Until he began promising reforms, his black ... Congress (ANC), the release from 27 years of prison of its leader, Nelson Mandela, a new constitution and South Africa's rebirth with elections in 1994. A decade later, the nation's ...

  5. The dictators are on notice

    Posted Aug 01st 2004, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... by an international court with the deaths of hundreds of thousands of people in West Africa, he agreed to peacefully give up power and now lives with his family in a luxury compound in Nigeria. Chile's ... believe the shameful circumstances of his departure from office is sufficient. Despite such downfalls, though, dictators continue to rule throughout the world, mostly in Asia, Africa ...

  6. The world's most famous diamonds

    Posted Dec 03rd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Star of Africa/ Cullinan Diamond The largest rough diamond found in the world at 3,106 carats, it was discovered in South Africa in 1905. It was eventually cut into nine stones, including the largest gem diamond, the Cullinan 1, or Star of Africa, weighing 550.20 carats. The diamond is set in the British Imperial Sceptre and housed in the Tower of London. Koh-I-noor (Mountain of Light) ...

  7. Recounting an enjoyable trip

    Posted Oct 11th 2004, 12:00am by Paul McGuire

    ... bus from North Point to Happy Valley and then we walked up to the terminus of the Peak tram. I paid the fare and we sat in the back seat. The track was very steep and Cedric was frightened. ... Cedric and Alvin; 2. They had never been there before; 3. last week; 4. by bus and the Peak tram; 5. the wax museum; 6. ice cream; 7. France; 8. America; 9. Australia; 10. Russia; 11. Africa ...

  8. An African adventure

    Posted Jan 04th 2004, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Vivienne Chow German director Caroline Link has achieved her vision and come up with an alternative look at the Holocaust in her Oscar-winning film, Nowhere in Africa. Based on Stefanie Zweig's autobiographical novel set during the second world war, Nowhere in Africa won the 2002 Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film. It tells the tale of a Jewish family's struggle to come ...

  9. Right-leaning Japan discourages the pro-Chinese

    Posted Apr 14th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... or a democratic government holding the seat, I prefer the latter. ALAN WONG, North Point Exposing dog problem Thank you, Kevin Sinclair, for your column 'More dangerous than Africa' (April 12). ...

  10. Star on the wane

    Posted Sep 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Andrew Sun

    ... tried to be all things to all people. Next to Sundance, it's probably North America's most important film showcase. Its autumn timing is perfect for unveiling Oscar contenders, ... him a visa. The People's Choice Award (the top award given at festivals where there's no official jury) went to the Terry George- directed Hotel Rwanda, about genocide in Africa ...




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