X Close

Suspected Boko Haram gunmen kidnap 100 over women, children in Nigeria

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (Reuters) - Suspected Boko Haram gunmen kidnapped more than 100 women and children and killed 35 other people on Sunday during a raid on the remote northeast Nigerian village of Gumsuri, a security source and resident said on Thursday.

Remembering Tsunami 2004: Photo Gallery

It has been 10 years since the massive tsunami hit Banda Aceh in Indonesia, killing over 40,000 people. Here are some pictures of Banda Aceh before and after the natural disaster.

Apple iPhone 6 and 6 Plus: The long wait (Updated)

Getting a 64GB or 128GB iPhone 6 or 6 Plus has been as elusive as that pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, since telecommunication companies announced its availability on Nov 7.

Sony cancels release of 'The Interview' following hacking incident

LOS ANGELES: Sony Pictures on Wednesday cancelled the release of a madcap comedy about North Korea that triggered chilling threats from hackers, as US investigators reportedly blamed Pyongyang for a damaging cyber-raid on the movie giant.

Mechanic claims he’s an animal lover

PETALING JAYA: The owner of the Subang bungalow holding close to 100 animals that was raided on Sunday claimed that he is an animal lover and did not know that some of the animals he kept were protected species.

Born to perform: The cast performing a scene from the musical.

Stage is set for Mamma Mia!

KUALA LUMPUR: It will be a night of singing and dancing to the music of pop legends Abba when Mamma Mia! The Musical opens today at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC).

Searing scene: An aerial photograph taken on Jan 6, 2005, showing the scope of destruction at Banda Aceh after the Dec 26 tsunami. — CHUA KOK HWA/The Star

Remembering Tsunami 2004: ‘I wanted to know’

The Star’s WONG CHUN WAI was among the first foreign newsmen to arrive in tsunami-ravaged Aceh. This is his original report, updated and with a fresh perspective to mark the 10th anniversary of the tragedy.

A Dec 27, 2004, photo of a Kampung Kepala Jalan villager collecting what he can before being evacuated from the area.

Remembering Tsunami 2004: The future’s not safe

One day in 2004 changed these people’s lives forever, and they now live constantly braced for disaster.

Zulkifli Mohd Noor will never open this cupboard again. The memories they contain — new school uniforms, bags and books — of the five children he lost to the tsunami are too painful to confront and too precious to discard. — WAN MOHIZAN WAN HUSSEIN/The Star

Remembering Tsunami 2004: No end to pain for family that lost five children

There is no ‘closure’ when you have suffered such a loss, not even a decade later.

Words of advice: : Dr Andrew Mohanraj counselling a victim of the tsunami in Banda Aceh in 2005. — Photos: Dr Andrew Mohanraj

Remembering Tsunami 2004: Diary of a disaster psychiatrist

The story of Aceh’s resilient people who overcame the odds in their journey to recovery.

  • previous
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • next





More World


More Community


Focus on second leg, says team skipper Shukor

BANGKOK: No finger-pointing, please. National team skipper Mohd Shukor Adan believes the 2-0 defeat to Thailand in the first leg of the AFF Suzuki Cup football final at the Rajamangala Stadium on Wednesday is done and dusted.

More Sport

The Star Online on Twitter


Most Viewed


Citizen Journalism

On the hunt for the best CKT

On the hunt for the best CKT

To make this festive month of December merrier, we have embarked on a journey to find the best char koay teow (CKT) in the Klang Valley

More Citizen Journalism Stories



Next Prev