December 2011

  • tua
25 Dec 2011 - 2:15pm
WASHINGTON: Determined to avoid ending their days in a retirement center, elderly Washingtonians living in the shadow of Capitol Hill are working together in a village-like community to stay in their homes.   "I wouldn't want to be in a nursing home. I love my independence too much and doing what I want," said Ramon Gonzalez, a dapper blue-...
  • kerja
25 Dec 2011 - 2:04pm
BERLIN: Germany, as Europe's top economy, may be seen as the land of plenty but its senior citizens are increasingly being forced to take a part-time job in their twilight years just to make ends meet.   With more inhabitants over the age of 65 than any of its European partners, Germany's senior citizens are having to resort to jobs such as a...
  • xmas2011
24 Dec 2011 - 10:11pm
Huge, beautifully decorated Christmas trees in sprawling shopping malls can be representative of a healthy economy. It provides the ambience for a jolly yuletide, a season to be merry. After all, such a display emphasises the position of a minority, thriving and confident of their existence and right to express. ...
  • tits
23 Dec 2011 - 5:22pm
PARIS: France's health ministry Friday advised 30,000 women with breast implants made by French firm PIP to have them removed as, while there is no proven cancer risk, they could rupture dangerously.   The government stressed there was no urgency but the advice will likely add to the concern of tens of thousands of other women around the...
  • lott
22 Dec 2011 - 10:51pm
MADRID: The world's richest lottery showered prizes of up to 2.5 billion euros (RM10.56 billion) on crisis-hit Spaniards in an annual draw of the "El Gordo" or "The Fat One" on Thursday.   The jackpot went to number 58268, which is split into a total of 1,800 decimo tickets each paying out 400,000 euros.   The winning number was...
  • terr
22 Dec 2011 - 2:00pm
LONDON: England football captain John Terry faces the battle of his life after prosecutors said he would face criminal charges over claims he racially abused QPR defender Anton Ferdinand, Britain's press said Thursday.   Wednesday's announcement, which came a day after Liverpool striker Luis Suarez was banned for eight matches for racially...
  • pasar
22 Dec 2011 - 1:44pm
RUNGIS: Plump turkeys adorned with red ribbons, proud capons trussed up in tinsel -- the finest poultry is again the star of the show as French cooks shop for Christmas in Paris' biggest market.   While the French capital sleeps, a vast fleet of trucks and delivery vans perform a ballet in the freezing mist, shipping vast quantities of meat,...
  • bal
21 Dec 2011 - 2:00pm
LAZY: Dressed in white tutus, seven pensioners from a village in southern Poland love to get on their tiptoes to dance ballet classics like Tchaikovsky's "Swan Lake".   All these new-found ballerinas are grandmothers -- one is even a great-grandmother -- and the oldest member of the troupe is 73.   "If we stayed at home all the time to...
  • Ariff Alfian Rosli
21 Dec 2011 - 12:57pm
KUALA LUMPUR: A wedding that allegedly took place in Ireland recently has caused a sensation in Malaysia – because the groom was a Malaysian man who had previously been reported missing, and because his “bride” was another man. Photos said to be of a gay marriage ceremony that took place in Dublin began appearing online several days ago....
  • sedap
20 Dec 2011 - 5:38pm
WASHINGTON: Eating less may keep the mind young, according to Italian scientists who reported Monday they have discovered the molecular process by which a strict diet may save the brain from the ravages of age. The research, published in the US journal the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, is based on a study of mice that were...