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Shootout drama at sea with Filipino gunmen off Sabah

9:58 AM KOTA KINABALU: It was a night of high drama at Sabah’s east coast Darvel Bay as for the first time, Malaysian security forces came in direct confrontation with Filipino gunmen involved in cross border kidnappings.

Utopian not dystopian: Far from being a threat, robots and other machines of the future will more likely help humans, not make them non-essential, experts say. — Reuters

Will robots take all our jobs someday?

In the HBO series Westworld, artificial intelligence is a thing to be feared if you happen to be a tourist in the about-to-go-haywire theme park. But in reality, artificial intelligence will probably help humanity, not hurt it.

American space legend John Glenn dies at 95

(Reuters) - John Glenn, who became one of the 20th century's greatest explorers as the first American to orbit Earth and later as the world's oldest astronaut, and also had a long career as a U.S. senator, died in Ohio on Thursday at age 95.

Quake impact: People trying to rescue those who are trapped under the rubble of a collapsed building at Pidie Jaya in Aceh. — Photo courtesy of Norazam Abu Samah of Mercy Malaysia

Mercy Malaysia in Aceh to help again

KUALA LUMPUR: Mercy Malaysia’s Norazam Abu Samah spent four years in Aceh after the 2004 tsunami helping in the rebuilding effort.

Devotees offering food and red packets to the monks and nuns gathered during their procession at the Air Itam road as they head towards the Kek Lok Si Temple. Pix by GARY CHEN/The Star/ 8 DEC 2016.
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Walking in ancient monks’ footsteps

GEORGE TOWN: Garbed in a traditional brown robe with a straw hat to protect him from the sun, young Chain Bo Han walked 6.5km – all for a good cause.

Suhakam chairman Tan Sri Razali Ismail handing over the Print Media Award to The Star senior writer Stephen Then at the Human Rights Award Ceremony at the Institute of Diplomacy and Foreign Relations in Kuala Lumpur.
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Journalist wins Suhakam award

KUALA LUMPUR: When he started off as a rookie journalist at the age of 21 in 1991, Stephen Then could not grasp the immense meaning of the words of his editor in The Star.

Sorry Justin Bieber, Malaysians prefer these boys

Malaysians seem to love The Chainsmokers as it is the No. 1 streamed artiste of 2016 in the country according to Spotify. The DJ duo – comprising Andrew Taggart and Alex Pall – beat Justin Bieber for the top spot.

Going to bed angry makes you remember bad memories longer

A good night’s sleep may reinforce negative memories in the brain, researchers said, lending scientific credence to the time-worn caution against going to bed angry.

These children go to ‘the scariest place on Earth’ just to learn English

For South Korean schoolgirl Lee Su-jin, the daily commute into one of the world’s most heavily armed zones, trundling past barbed-wire fences, military checkpoints and anti-tank barricades, has become routine.

Lin: ‘We have been informed that the Federal Government has apponted an international expert to do an independent valuation exercise on Splash. The findings will be out by next month.’

Splash deal in sight

Govt may determine new value for Selangor water concessionaire next month

Bright young mind: Mia Sara (right) showing Nikole (left) and Matrade chairman Datuk Dr Noraini Ahmad one of her hijabs at her booth during the Mai Dagang Carnival at Evolve Concept Mall.

Only 11 and already in business

PETALING JAYA: At 11, child actress-turned-entrepreneur Mia Sara is already the proud owner of hijab brand MS Couture.

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Japan doubles Fukushima disaster-related cost to 21.5 trillion yen

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) said on Friday it has nearly doubled its projections for costs related to the Fukushima nuclear disaster, including decommissioning and compensation, to 21.5 trillion yen (149.65 billion pounds).

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Ticketless parking for Kuala Langat

The Kuala Langat District Council aims to launch the state's first payment app for parking fees in line with Selangor's target to be a ’smart state‘ by 2025.

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They’ve got the chops: (From left) Razak Ghazali, Siti Rahmah Mohd Nasir and Mohd Al-Juferi pose for a photo with their gold medals at the World Silat Championships in Bali yesterday.
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