China’s insatiable appetite for timber is driving an illegal trade in Asian and African forests that is fuelling conflict, an environmental group said on Thursday.Thursday, 29 November, 2012, 7:55pm
Major drug trafficker taken by police28 Sep 2012 - 4:19am
Call it CSI: Singapore.
Unlike the crime scene investigators from the popular TV series, these detectives are hired to look for evidence of rogue wood from stores increasingly worried about being duped by a global trade in illegal timber now worth billions.21 Aug 2012 - 4:02am
The mainland's expanding timber imports pose no threat to the world's forest resources, and the country has diligently cracked down on illegal trade in endangered and internationally protected trees, a forestry official said yesterday.17 May 2007 - 12:00am
JUST BACK FROM two weeks holiday on the west coast of Canada, a land of two seasons - rain and August, one where people may occasionally look tanned but it is actually because they have rusted.9 Apr 2002 - 12:00am
Two of the 122 members of the IOC will not take part in today's vote and a third is highly unlikely to attend, a committee spokesman said.
Vera Caslavska - an Olympic gymnastics champion in the 1960s from the Czech Republic - is ill and will be absent.13 Jul 2001 - 12:00am