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Saravanan: I am a licensed gun owner

PETALING JAYA: A picture of MIC vice-president Datuk M. Saravanan with a gun tucked into his trousers has gone viral on social media, and the politician has confirmed that he does carry a gun.

26 killed as attacks rock Egypt’s Sinai

CAIRO, Jan 30, 2015 (AFP) - Militants fired a barrage of rockets and set off a car bomb Thursday killing at least 26 people, mostly soldiers, in Egypt’s North Sinai province, where security forces are battling a raging Islamist insurgency.

New Saudi king in major government shake-up

RIYADH, Jan 30, 2015 (AFP) - Saudi Arabia’s new King Salman has tightened his hold on power, firing two sons of his predecessor and replacing the heads of intelligence and other key agencies in a sweeping shakeup.

Home on stilts for flood victims

KUALA KRAI: The worst is over for odd job worker Wan Nordin Wan Ismail and his family as they look forward to a new “flood-resistant” home on stilts after their house was destroyed during the recent floods.

MH370 officially declared an accident

PETALING JAYA: The families of those onboard Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 can move forward to seek compensation now that the aircraft’s disappearance has been officially declared as an accident with all 239 passengers and crew presumed dead.

Be proactive: Residents need to ensure that potential mosquito breeding places in their surroundings are cleaned up regularly.

Dengue cases take turn for the worse

KUALA LUMPUR: The number of dengue cases at Hospital Kuala Lumpur, the oldest and most-visited hospital in the country, has not only risen but become more severe.

Five-year-old fell calling out for his sister

PETALING JAYA: Wednesday was just like any other day for 15-year-old Nur Diana Alden – until she returned from school and saw her youngest brother sprawled and bleeding on the ground of their block of flat in Kota Damansara.

Spiritual path: The devotees heading to Sungai Petani from Alor Setar. They will continue from there to Penang. (Inset) Dr Ramasamy who started the annual pilgrimage.

Hindus walking from Alor Setar temple to Penang

ALOR SETAR: It will be a long walk to Thaipusam for a group of Hindu devotees as they brave the scorching heat to perform the paathayathirai (holy walk) to join the festivities in Penang.

Spanking new: Prasarana training coordinator Elyanna Idris (left) and transit officer Norhasimah Hassab posing with the new LRVs for the Ampang Line extension.

‘Amy’ to hit the tracks in October

AMPANG: Eight sets of six-car light rail vehicles (LRVs) are expected to ply the tracks in October when the extension of the Ampang LRT (light rail transit) line is completed.

Dynamic and stylish BMW X1

The BMW X1 Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV) spurs spontaneity through the possibilities provided by its offerings in one dynamic package that combines functionality and style.

A nod or not for the rod

While some believe corporal punishment is ultimately beneficial for kids, others are convinced that caning is tantamount to abuse. But it’s possible to strike a compromise.

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Berlin says fresh Greek aid 'not on agenda', denying media report

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's Finance Ministry denied on Friday a media report that Berlin would be ready to discuss a new aid package for Greece of up to 20 billion euros if the new leftist Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras accepted supervised economic reforms.

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Novak Djokovic of Serbia celebrates winning a point against Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland during their men's singles semi-final match at the Australian Open 2015 tennis tournament in Melbourne January 30, 2015.   REUTERS/Issei Kato

Djokovic beats Wawrinka, into fifth Australian Open final

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Novak Djokovic once again stood tall at the Australian Open as he reached his fourth final in the past five years with another five-set victory over Stan Wawrinka, the man who dumped him out of Melbourne Park last year.

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