January 2012

  • Nur Amalina
4 Jan 2012 - 5:32pm
KUALA LUMPUR: In the wake of the furore over a Malaysian student’s alleged same-sex marriage in a foreign country, another controversy has erupted after a Malaysian student in Scotland appeared in photos online looking very different from when she was a top SPM scorer in Malaysia. Nur Amalina Che Bakri came to the nation’s attention in 2004...
  • waya
4 Jan 2012 - 2:40pm
TAIPEI: As a long career devoted to Taiwan's technology sector draws to a close, Max Fang has turned to an entirely new task -- helping to build a globally competitive film industry on the island.   To this end, 60-year-old Fang has launched a venture capital fund, much as he would do if he were to pour money into new IT start-ups, but with...
  • lim
3 Jan 2012 - 2:02pm
NYUH KUNING: When Putu Itayani came to give birth to her baby daughter last month it could have been a financial disaster.   She had to pay an Indonesian village midwife one million rupiah (about RM346) when her son was born in 2009 -- the equivalent of two months' wages for her print worker husband.   ...
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3 Jan 2012 - 11:21am
MONTREAL, January 3, 2012 (AFP) - Doctors in a domed laboratory in Canada are designing a virtual world where they hope to one day treat traumatized children with colorful avatars using toy-like medical gadgets.   Sensory stimulation could be used to make a burn victim feel she is encased in a block of ice. Three-dimensional images of a child...
  • arch
1 Jan 2012 - 6:35pm
WASHINGTON: Bookshelves groaning under the weight of every issue of American Vogue ever published since December 17, 1892, and there have been about 2,800 of them, can now heave a sigh of relief. Two years in the making, an online Vogue Archive is being pitched to fashion designers, photographers and stylists for whom rummaging through musty...
  • happy new year
1 Jan 2012 - 12:03am
  As in previous years, December seems to be in a rush to leave. Or maybe, it is too keen to usher in January.   With that, a year passed and another begins.   Some leave 2011 with much relieve and look forward to better tidings in 2012. Others will reflect last year will fondness and hope the new year will be equally fulfilling if...