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‘A pass in English a must’

A new government policy requiring public university students to pass the English language to graduate is on the cards. The surprise announcement by Deputy Prime Minister and Education Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin was hailed overall as a necessary move but some language experts and parents have voiced concerns.

Pregnant woman flees home over hubby’s fetish

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PETALING JAYA: A pregnant woman has run away from home after being repeatedly forced by her husband to have sex with a Bangladeshi worker to satisfy his own sexual fetish.

Grounded beauties: Mohd Isa (front) and Abd Gani taking a closer look at the vehicles confiscated from their owners for tax evasion at the Customs complex in Kelana Jaya.

33 ‘overstayed’ luxury cars seized

Petaling Jaya: Kuala Lumpur Customs director Datuk Mohd Isa Endot and deputy director Datuk Abd Gani Othman, inspected luxury cars confiscated from their owners for tax evasion at the Customs complex in Kelana Jaya here.

A masked Islamic State militant speaks next to a man purported to be U.S. journalist Steven Sotloff at an unknown location in this still image from an undated video posted on a social media website. REUTERS/Social Media Website via REUTERS TV

Islamic State issues video of beheading of U.S. hostage

DUBAI (Reuters) - The Islamic State militant group released a video on Tuesday purporting to show the beheading of a second American hostage, journalist Steven Sotloff, raising the stakes in its confrontation with Washington over U.S. air strikes on its insurgents in Iraq.

Tearful goodbye: Nur Zarith Zaaba, 27, wife of Malaysia Airlines First Officer Muhammad Firdaus Abdul Rahim, trying to hold back tears during the funeral at the Hilir Perak Muslim Cemetery in Teluk Intan.

A sad farewell

It was a bittersweet welcome home as the remains of nine more MH17 victims arrived from Amsterdam.

Doing her part: Munirah posing in front of the van used to distribute free food to the homeless at several spots in the city.

‘Say no to extremist views’

KUALA LUMPUR: The media should not give space to those who advocate extremist views, said social activist Munirah Abdul Hamid, who heads the Pertubuhan Tindakan Wanita Islam (Pertiwi) soup kitchen.

Making a difference: Goh was inspired to start the 'suspended meals' programme after reading a Facebook post about the tradition.

Inspiring way to help the needy

KUCHING: A local restaurateur is offering “suspended meals” as a variation of the espresso sospeso (suspended coffee) in several western countries.

A way with words: Goh (rear, seventh from left), Yasser (sixth from left) and Lee (standing, seventh from right) posing with winners of Series Four of The Star’s Win with Words contest during the prize-giving ceremony at Menara Star in Petaling Jaya .

A special Merdeka winner

PETALING JAYA: For Cheong Mee Leng, it was indeed meaningful to win one of the special Merdeka prizes in The Star’s Win with Words contest. She turned 57 in January in the year the country celebrates its 57th independence day.

Arifin: 'It's a fast changing world we live in and we have to train our judges so we are not left behind.'

Towards a more competent judiciary

The Chief Justice is trying to narrow the gap in quality between his judges. Stuck with those he inherited, Tun Arifin Zakaria has set up a training institute for High Court judges and is not elevating non-performing Judicial Commissioners.

EPF's foreign investments pay off in Q2

PETALING JAYA: The Employees Provident Fund’s (EPF) foreign portfolios contributed significantly to its 13.47% jump in investment income for its second quarter ended June 30.

AirAsia seen to benefit from Malaysia Airlines route revamp

PETALING JAYA: With Khazanah Nasional’s recovery plan for Malaysia Airlines (MAS) laid out, analysts believe the AirAsia group is the likely direct beneficiary of the potential industry route restructuring on the medium-haul network, which allows the industry yields to rise in Malaysia.

A charming change of gems

ABLAZE Gems Sdn Bhd aims to enlarge its domestic and overseas market share with a new range of affordable jewellery products made from silver and rhodium under its own brand, Anne & Baci.

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A masked Islamic State militant speaks next to a man purported to be U.S. journalist Steven Sotloff at an unknown location in this still image from an undated video posted on a social media website. REUTERS/Social Media Website via REUTERS TV

Islamic State issues video of beheading of U.S. hostage

DUBAI (Reuters) - The Islamic State militant group released a video on Tuesday purporting to show the beheading of a second American hostage, journalist Steven Sotloff, raising the stakes in its confrontation with Washington over U.S. air strikes on its insurgents in Iraq.

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Construction causes flood

RESIDENTS of Jalan 3, Kampung Baru Batu 11 in Cheras say ongoing MRT construction work is causing floods in their area.

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