Anna Nicole prescription was ‘pharmaceutical suicide’

Anna Nicole prescription was ‘pharmaceutical suicide’


LOS ANGELES, Sept 23 — A pharmacist asked to provide powerful medications for late Playboy model Anna Nicole Smith described the combination of drugs as a prescription for “pharmaceutical suicide” and refused to fill the order, according to court documents released yesterday.

The Los Angeles pharmacist’s account of the incident gives a glimpse into how Smith was treated before her death in 2007 at age 39 from an accidental overdose of prescription drugs.

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Female escorts hope Singapore F1 will boost business

Female escorts hope

Singapore F1 will boost business 923f1

SINGAPORE, Sept 23 — Singapore’s Formula One race may be beset by last year’s match-fixing and lower ticket sales, but many female escorts have flown into the city-state especially for the event, eyeing wealthy customers.

As bars and clubs prepare for this weekend’s race, sex workers from neighbours such as Thailand and Vietnam, as well as from further afield including Russia and Colombia, say they are looking forward to well-heeled race fans.

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The Irrawaddy:Than Shwe’s Grandson: Geek, Playboy or Gangster?


In a country like Burma where free speech and political opinions are so muzzled, it’s no surprise people love gossip and scandal. Dozens of popular magazines and Web sites are dedicated to the fashions, flings and romances of pop stars and actresses.


ASEAN Plus Three and East Asia Summit

ASEAN Plus Three and East Asia Summit

ASEAN Plus Three is a forum that functions as a coordinator of cooperation between Association of Southeast Asian Nations and the three East Asian nations of China, Japan, and South Korea.

The first leaders’ meeting was held in 1997 and the group’s significance and importance was strengthened by the Asian Financial Crisis. The grouping was institutionalised by 1999 . More recently however there has been the suggestion that the significance of the grouping is being eclipsed by the East Asia Summit (EAS) but that is by no means certain given the current embryonic state of the EAS.

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Congratulations Tun Dr M for your farsighted vision of EAEG, Japan and East Asian Integration i.e. ASEAN+3 or ASEAN+6

Congratulations Tun Dr M for your farsighted vision of EAEG,

Japan and East Asian Integration i.e. ASEAN+3 or ASEAN+6

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama floated the idea of an East Asian community inspired by the European Union in his first meeting with Chinese President Hu Jintao late on Monday.

The summit, on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York, was also Hatoyama’s diplomatic debut, after his untested Democratic Party won a landslide election victory last month.

Japan’s relations with its Asian neighbours have often been fractious, partly because of its history of invading and occupying much of the region before and during World War Two.

“I spoke about the relationship based on fraternal feeling that I would like to build with China,” Hatoyama told reporters after the meeting.

“While recognising one another’s differences, we should overcome them and build a relationship of trust,” he added. “That would be the focus of the East Asian community I want to build.”

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Pagan, Burma – Pagodas

Pagan pagodas


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Pagan, Burma earthquake 1975

Pagan, Burma earthquake 1975

  • Location: Burma: Pagan
  • Date and Time: 7/8/1975 at 12, 4 minutes, 42 seconds
  • Focal Depth: 157 km
  • Latitude: 21.49
  • Longitude: 94.7
  • Magnitudo: 6.5
  • Deaths (Approx. Deaths): 1 (1 to 50)
  • Financial Damage (Approx. Damage): 1 (Between 1 and 5) Millions of Dollars
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