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Royal company: Najib putting forward his views to Sheikh Hamdan Rashid at Istana Zabeel in Dubai.
In case of emergency: The fire drill conducted near the Sultan Abdul Halim ferry terminal in Butterworth, Penang. 
- Picture courtesy of PPSB
Making a statement: Saiful's supporters holding placards outside the Palace of Justice during Anwar's trial in Putrajaya. - AZMAN GHANI / The Star

‘Great potential to be tapped’

Dr M: A woman can be Malaysia’s PM

Ferry jumper in stable state

‘No evidence to show who Male Y is’


You can’t go wrong with chilli farming, Indian youths told

Helping those in need: Ahadiah (second from left) and Mohd Ismail (third from left) mingling with recepients of Fama's contract farming.

JOHOR BARU: Indian youths are encouraged to join a chilli farming programme organised by the Federal Agricultural and Marketing Agency, said its contract farming senior director Ahadiah Mohd Khairi.

World peace under threat by extremism, says Mustapa

DUBAI: The threat to world peace and security is not Islam but extremism in the form of intolerance, violence and militancy, Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed said.


Heavy diggers join hunt for Sri Lanka mudslide victims

Sri Lanka Army personnel arriving for rescue operations at the scene of a landslide at Meeriyabedda, Haldummulla in Badulla, 218 km from Colombo, Sri Lanka, 30 October 2014. At least 14 people were killed in a landslide in central Sri Lanka and a search operation was launched for some 250 villagers reported missing, officials said. The army, the air force and the police are involved in the search operation. - EPA

KOSLANDA, Sri Lanka, Oct 29, 2014 (AFP) - Rescue workers stepped up their desperate search Thursday for survivors of a landslide in Sri Lanka which is feared to have buried alive 100 people on a tea plantation, deploying heavy diggers to claw through the mud.

India evacuates thousands ahead of cyclone

Getting ready: Indian rescue workers from the 6th Battalion of National Disaster Response Force preparing an inflatable dinghy at Chiloda near Gandhinagar, about 30km from Ahmedabad. - AFP

AHMEDABAD: India was shifting thousands of people out of the way of Cyclone Nilofar due to hit the region this weekend, while Pakistan geared up for potential large-scale evacuations.


Canada arrests Pakistani gun owner, alleges security threat

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Police have jailed a Pakistani gun collector living in Ontario, alleging he is a terrorist threat to Canada, his lawyer said on Thursday, days after attacks in which two Canadian soldiers were killed.

Clashes erupt as Israeli police kill Palestinian suspected of shooting Jewish far-rightist

Palestinians are seen during clashes with Israeli police forces in the Abu Tor neighbourhood of east Jerusalem October 30, 2014.  REUTERS/Ammar Awad

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli police on Thursday shot dead a 32-year-old Palestinian man suspected of having tried hours earlier to kill a far-right Jewish activist, leading to fierce clashes in East Jerusalem and fears of a new Palestinian uprising.



Tall stories

Starting young: Six-year-old Foo Jian Wein is a natural storyteller.

WAVING a plastic wand in one hand onstage, Taarani Mahadeva started narrating what seemed to be a regular fairy tale about a little girl with a magic wand.


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