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Endangered but still for sale

EXCLUSIVE: Wildlife products, mostly from endangered and protected species, are big money at many Chinese medicine shops in the country. The association for such shops has warned its members over the illegal business but the demand by customers who believe that these can cure any illness, even AIDS, is too tempting.

What is it?: A police officer holding the piece of plastic found on the seafront of Saint-Denis, on the island of La Reunion. — AFP

French investigating judge to be leading examiner over flaperon

PETALING JAYA: A French investigating judge will be the leading examiner when the crate containing the Boeing 777 flaperon is opened in Toulouse, France today.

Fleeing robbers shot dead

SUBANG JAYA: A high-speed chase by police ended with two robbers being shot dead 15 minutes after they robbed a woman in Taman Puchong Prima.

Traffic diversion: SAC Wan Abdul Bari highlighting the roads that would be closed to traffic for the KL City Grand Prix. — Bernama

‘Avoid driving to see KL GP’

KUALA LUMPUR: Those intending to see the KL City Grand Prix are advised to take public transport because roads around the circuit will be closed from Friday to Sunday for the event.

Feeling good about Malaysia through simple things

A MAT to sit on while taking a break from the hustle and bustle, a packet of nasi lemak to savour and perhaps a round of the traditional game of congkak to flex the mind.

Bus side dish: Saw posing beside one of the 12 school buses that showcase the food manufacturer’s flagship brand Pacific West seafood products.

Seafood products decor on vehicles to tempt Penangites

BUTTERWORTH: Penangites will find themselves tempted daily by images of Pacific West seafood products which adorn three school buses in the state.

Fire fury: Firemen battling the fire which broke out at a house in Taman Gottlieb, Bagan Jermal. — ZHAFARAN NASIB / The Star

Man killed in house fire

GEORGE TOWN: A man was killed while some 2,000 students were evacuated after a fire broke out at a house near two schools in Taman Gottlieb, Bagan Jermal.

Big haul: Comm Mohd Mokhtar (third from right) and his officers showing the guns and drugs that were seized during the raids. — ZHAFARAN NASIB / The Star

Hunt for arms trafficking ring

GEORGE TOWN: Police have busted two drug syndicates at two ends of the peninsula, seizing six pistols, a HK 33 rifle, 331 bullets and drugs worth RM2.8mil – and are now on the hunt for a gun-running ring.

Help at hand: A rescue boat arriving as passengers evacuate the stricken vessel near Labuan.

25 rescued from leaking boat

KOTA KINABALU: Twenty-five people were rescued when the boat they were travelling in from Labuan to Sipitang sprang a leak in the middle of the sea.

Cop injured in roadblock incident

KAJANG: A motorcyclist rammed into a policeman while trying to escape a roadblock at Batu 10, Jalan Cheras here.

India building collapse kills 12 near Mumbai

MUMBAI - A dilapidated building killed 12 people when it collapsed outside Mumbai on Tuesday, a rescue official said, the second such accident around the Indian financial capital in a week.

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Israel's Netanyahu asks U.S. Jews to oppose Iran nuclear deal

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu tried to rally U.S. Jews on Tuesday against the Iranian nuclear deal championed by President Barack Obama and facing review by Congress, saying it risked a catastrophic Middle East war.

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