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Calls for Muslims to forge greater unity

KUALA LUMPUR: As Muslims usher in the Islamic new year of 1436 Hijrah today, calls have emerged for the community to discard differences of opinion and forge greater unity.

Students and community members attend a vigil at the Grove Church following a shooting at Marysville-Pilchuck High School in Marysville, Washington October 24, 2014.  REUTERS/Jason Redmond

Two killed, four wounded in Washington state school shooting

MARYSVILLE Wash. (Reuters) - A student shot dead a female classmate and wounded four others when he opened fire in the cafeteria of his Washington state high school on Friday, apparently after a fight with fellow students, authorities said.

Highway tragedy: Passers-by looking at one of the badly damaged cars involved in the collision along Jalan Johor Baru-Mersing.

Two tragedies 15km apart

KOTA TINGGI: Two sisters with a common passion for make-up were killed along with three men in a head-on collision at KM61.2 along Jalan Johor Baru-Mersing.

The wisdom of a no-ransom policy

When kidnappers faced military might instead of receiving pay-offs, they left Sabah alone but now the lucrative business is starting up again.

Chicken Biryani

Biryani is a combination of rice and spices, cooked with vegetables, meat, fish or eggs. Here's a biryani recipe.

Workers at a Beijing construction site yesterday. The Chinese economy expanded 7.3% in the third quarter, lower than the 7.5% expansion in the previous three months and the slowest since the depths of the global financial crisis, the government announced. - AFP

US foreign policy in Asia

THE United States is a global power. Asia the largest continent on earth. The Asian economies of the proposed RCEP (Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership) alone now constitute 30% of global output, with consistently the highest growth rates and holding the largest reserves in the world.

Short-term setback: Industry players expect crude palm oil (CPO) prices to pick up soon as there is healthy demand for the vegetable oil.

Pick-up in CPO prices expected in 2015

At The Star Roundtable on Palm Oil 2014 held at Menara Star in Petaling Jaya recently, The Star specialist editor M. Shanmugam and deputy news editor Hanim Adnan led the discussion joined by IOI Corp Bhd CEO Datuk Lee Yeow Chor, Malaysian Palm Oil Council CEO Tan Sri Dr Yusof Basiron, Genting Plantations Bhd president and chief operating officer Yong Chee Kong, IJM Plantations Bhd chief executive officer and managing director Joseph Tek, and Sarawak Oil Palm Plantation Owners Association chairman Paul Wong.

Liew says that every bag is intentionally designed with functions that serve a purpose for the target audiences it is made for.

Building a brand, and bags

It IS late at night, a woman arrives home and fumbles around in her bag for keys to unlock the door.

Major commodities that concern Malaysia, such as crude oil and crude palm oil, are hovering at their four-year lows.

Falling commodity prices present downside risk to Malaysia’s economy

THE downside risk to economic growth seems to have increased for Malaysia in the face of falling global commodity prices.

Sree (left) and Ravi have been in the industry for many years but have only produced their own commercials since last year.

Deepavali commercials that reflect Malaysia as melting pot gain popularity

IT MAY seem a bit odd for a video to go viral only one year after it was released, but the team at Sonic Films Sdn Bhd are happy to be receiving the attention nonetheless.

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Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli makes a speech at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) finance ministers meeting opening ceremony in Beijing October 22, 2014.  REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
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