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Young and dangerous: Jakim is targeting schools and universities to prevent youths from following in the footsteps of IS militant Jihadi John.
EPF contributors using the smart kiosk at EPF headquaters yesterday. AZMAN GHANI / The Star

Jakim in all-out war against IS

Beauty queen Vanessa is a daddy’s girl

Too poor to retire

Don’t get pregnant at 17


Make a date with Robbie Williams on Sept 27

High demand: Fans queuing up to buy tickets for the show in September.

KUALA LUMPUR: English singer-songwri­ter Robbie Williams is set to rock the Malaysian stage on Sept 27 at Stadium Merdeka as part of his “Let Me Entertain You Tour 2015”.

Offering the wrong aid in a disaster

All that’s left: A woman sitting by the ruins of her house, which was destroyed by floodwaters, in Manek Urai, Kelantan. — EPA

It is vital to manage such situations properly, including unsolicited and non-priority donations.


Suicide bomber kills 33 outside Afghan bank

Blast victims: Passers-by helping the wounded after the suicide attack outside the bank in Jalalabad. — AFP

JALALABAD (Afghanistan): A suicide bomber killed at least 33 people and wounded 100 in an attack outside a bank in this eastern Afghan city.

‘Women who marry gay men suffer abuse’

MOST Chinese women who unwittingly marry gay men suffer a wide range of abuse from their husbands, including violence and sexual apathy, according to a study believed to be the first of its kind in China.


Northern Cypriots vote for new leader who can succeed in peace talks

A Turkish Cypriot man casts his vote, with a poster of Turkey's first President Mustafa Kemal Ataturk in the background, at a polling station in Famagusta, nothern Cyprus, April 19, 2015. REUTERS/Yiannis Kourtoglou

NICOSIA (Reuters) - Turkish Cypriot voters went to the polls on Sunday to elect a new president, hoping he or she will succeed in forging a peace deal with Greek Cypriots on the ethnically-split island.

Somalia's al Shabaab fighters attack African Union troops - witnesses

MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Islamist al Shabaab militants attacked an African Union peacekeepers' convoy on Sunday in southern Somalia, wounding at least three people and burning two vehicles, a Somali army officer said.


Learning haven for disadvantaged kids

There are close to 30,000 refugee children in Malaysia. They each have the right to realise their full potential and key to this is access to a proper education. StarEducate visits three centres in the Klang Valley which cater to their learning needs.


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