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State funeral for Karpal

GEORGE TOWN: Karpal Singh will be given a state funeral on Sunday. Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng said the public ceremony would be held at Dewan Sri Pinang in Light Street from 9am to 11am. The cortege will then leave for the Batu Gantong crematorium.

A fighter and a gentleman

Karpal Singh was as fierce as a tiger when taking on his opponents in the legal and political arena but the private person in him was soft-spoken, courteous and a true gentleman.

mStar Online gets a makeover

KUALA LUMPUR: The Star media group’s Bahasa Malaysia portal mStar Online has been relaunched, with its website getting a fresher look.

Karpal Singh, my loving husband

Karpal Singh’s wife Gurmit Kaur had always been the rock in his life. Theirs was a love story that began when they first met when he was 16 and she was just eight. Below are excerpts from an interview with Gurmit by Chin Mui Yoon which was published in The Star on Sept 10, 2006, two years after he was disabled in an accident.

Garcia Marquez, godfather of magic realism, dies at 87

MEXICO CITY: Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Nobel-winning Colombian author who used magical realism to tell epic stories of love, family and dictatorship in Latin America, died Thursday at the age of 87.

An inspiring teacher and friend

CHELSEA L.Y. NG shares her memories of lawyer and politician Karpal Singh whom she regarded as a teacher and friend.

Death of a hero, birth of a legend

The death of Karpal Singh is a sad, sad thing. But what’s sadder is the dearth of humanity – that there are those who can celebrate the death of a fine man, or that they can incite others to hate just because they share the same views.

Two hurt as ceiling at PWTC collapses

KUALA LUMPUR: A portion of a ceiling on the second floor balcony of the Putra World Trade Centre collapsed during an army demonstration, injuring two army officers.

Build stronger economic ties, Asian nations urged

ANKARA: Asian countries must strive to build stronger and more lasting economic connections both within the region and outside it, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

Team to regroup if necessary

KUALA LUMPUR: The authorities involved in the search and recovery of the missing MH370 aircraft, which has spanned more than 40 days, will regroup and consider the next course of action when the time comes.

Police seize RM18mil worth of drugs

KUALA LUMPUR: Police seized RM18mil worth of drugs in a series of raids in what is believed to be the largest drug bust of the year.

Bankers baulk at 1MDB's expansion

PETALING JAYA: 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) is believed to be eyeing a power plant in India to expand its power generation business ahead of its planned listing.

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A family member of a passenger onboard the capsized South Korean ferry Sewol cries while praying during a Buddhist ritual at a port where family members gathered to wait for news from the rescue team in Jindo April 18, 2014. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

Divers enter capsized South Korean ferry in hunt for survivors

MOKPO/JINDO, South Korea (Reuters) - A team of eight divers had entered a capsized South Korean ferry on Friday and was searching for survivors, although they were unlikely to find anyone alive from among hundreds still missing more than 48 hours after the vessel began sinking.

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Barcelona's Neymar (R) controls the ball against Real Madrid's Daniel Carvajal during their King's Cup final soccer match at Mestalla stadium in Valencia April 16, 2014. REUTERS/Heino Kalis

Barca's Neymar and Alba out for up to a month

MADRID (Reuters) - A nightmare eight days for Barcelona was compounded on Thursday when forward Neymar and defender Jordi Alba were ruled out for up to a month with foot and thigh muscle injuries respectively.

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