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Out of the mouths of babes

Former soldier’s love for Penang

Nation

Najib meets French minister over interest in copter carrier

PUTRAJAYA: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak held a high-profile meeting here with French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian and French defence industry representatives.

A smooth first day for Malaysia Airlines Berhad

SEPANG: Malaysia Airlines Bhd (MAB), which has taken over from Malaysian Airline System Bhd as the national carrier, had a smooth first-day operations yesterday.

Regional

Japan holds annual disaster response drill

Lesson in safety: Children taking cover under their desks during an earthquake drill at a school in Tokyo. — AFP

TOKYO: About 1.6 million people across Japan took part in an annual emergency drill, with schoolchildren taking cover under desks and top officials meeting in response to a mock natural disaster.

NZ flag designs take leaf out from rugby union’s book

Final four: A picture by the New Zealand Flag Consideration Panel showing the final four designs for a new New Zealand flag. — EPA

WELLINGTON: New Zealanders were presented with four options for a new flag, three of them depicting a silver fern leaf similar to that used on the All Blacks rugby jersey.

World

Palestinians urge U.N. members to support flag-flying initiative

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The Palestinian observer mission to the United Nations on Wednesday appealed to the world body's 193 member states to support its call to be allowed to fly its flag at U.N. headquarters as a "non-member observer state."

Gang violence pushes El Salvador murder rate to post-war record

SAN SALVADOR (Reuters) - El Salvador saw the highest number of murders last month since its bloody 12-year civil war ended in 1992 as violence between street gangs grew ever more deadly.

Environment

Smaller of newborn panda twins dies

WASHINGTON: One of the two giant panda twins born at Washington’s Smithsonian National Zoo over the weekend died on Wednesday, turning unexpected joy to tragedy in a matter of days.

Education

English carnival, a runaway success

Together, we can: Choral speakers of SMK Bandar Tun Hussein Onn 2, Selangor, strike a pose with their teachers after they were announced national champs.

A national event to boost the global language saw the participation of students from various states pitting their skills in public speaking, storytelling and more.

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