Briefs, October 5, 2012

'Al-Qaeda is waging jihad' with forest fires in Europe. Photo: AFP

Jordan calls for snap poll ahead of key rally

Friday, 5 October, 2012, 4:24am

Prince of Wales Hospital on alert over laughing gas

A hospital has stopped using laughing gas as a painkiller for mothers in labour after staff were found to have been exposed to up to 12 times the safety limit.

One obstetrician claimed the high levels present in the air could even cause some women to miscarry.

21 Aug 2012 - 3:08am


Napalm Death alive and kicking

There was good news for Hong Kong's growing army of metalheads late last week with the announcement that grindcore kings Napalm Death are scheduled to play in the city during a China tour in September.

14 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Give me five

Give me five



an outburst of excitement or anger

Example: The school shootings in the United States have caused a furore over gun controls.



something that people think will solve all the problems

Example: It is only a painkiller, not a cure-all for your illness.

16 Jan 2004 - 12:00am