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Doggone it, what will they think of next

PETALING JAYA: Some Johor Darul Takzim (JDT) fans have earned the “royal wrath” for unleashing a giant banner depicting a dog in a suit with the Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) emblem on it.

Egypt frees Al Jazeera journalist Peter Greste

CAIRO: Al Jazeera journalist Peter Greste, imprisoned in Egypt 400 days ago on charges that included aiding a terrorist group, will be deported to his native Australia on Sunday, Egypt's state news agency reported.

Honoured: Chan is getting the Panglima Mahkota Wilayah award.

Jackie Chan now a Datuk

PETALING JAYA: International movie star Jackie Chan will be among 356 recipients of awards and medals conferred in conjunction with Federal Territories Day today.

A woman walks past television screens displaying a news program about Japanese journalist Kenji Goto, who is being held hostage by Islamic State militants, on a street in Tokyo February 1, 2015.   REUTERS/Yuya Shino

Islamic State says it has beheaded second Japanese hostage Goto

TOKYO (Reuters) - Islamic State militants said they had beheaded a second Japanese hostage, journalist Kenji Goto, prompting Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to vow to step up humanitarian aid to the group's opponents in the Middle East and help bring his killers to justice.

Deep concern for all

No one should be allowed to think that race-based protests are tolerated or, worse, encouraged, because the authorities continue to close an eye to such protests.

All eyes on Nik Aziz

Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat’s simple image combined with his push for political Islam added up to a game-changing effect on Malay politics.

Lyana Khairuddin who started the I am 26 petition n support of the open letter by 25 prominent Malays calling for a safer space to discuss Islam.

Doing it her (moderate) way

After spearheading the “I am #26” online petition, Lyana Khairuddin hopes more spaces will open up for dialogue.

Mixed views on house prices

KUALA LUMPUR: There are mixed views on whether the price of houses will go up, come down or remain the same when the Goods and Services Tax (GST) kicks in on April 1.

Greece is the word

For a number of disparate reasons, Greece, much like the proverbial Georgia, is on my mind.

Photo Gallery The week in pictures

Here are some pictures of events that took place in the past week courtesy of EPA, AFP and Reuters.

Giving a fresh perspective: Eljeddi assisting Year One pupils during their English lesson at SK Jenderam.

Native English speakers help teachers and students

DENGKIL: The 360 native English speakers seconded to schools nationwide have helped to improve English proficiency among teachers and students.

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French Finance Minister Michel Sapin (R) and Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis arrive at a joint news conference after a meeting at the Bercy Finance Ministry in Paris February 1, 2015. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer

Greece wants time for new deal, 'cold turkey' on debt

PARIS (Reuters) - Greece's new government on Sunday offered to produce proposals within a month for a revised debt agreement with its sceptical international partners, insisting it would not take on any more loan tranches in the meantime.

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Mens Singles Final - Serbia's Novak Djokovic celebrates victory with the trophy
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Djokovic reigns supreme at Australian Open

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Novak Djokovic may have garnered a reputation as the crown prince of pranksters in tennis but on Sunday he firmly established him as the king of Melbourne's blue hardcourts with his fifth Australian Open title.

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In conjunction with Federal Territory Day, StarMetro went in search of information about landmarks in Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya and Labuan.

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