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‘Manero’ reveals favourite Saturday Night Fever tunes

Whispering market continues 100-year tradition

Foreigners get a taste of what it means to enjoy durians

Selangor facing trash crisis

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

Hundreds of migrants protest at Budapest station, want to go to Germany

Migrants rest outside the main Eastern Railway station in Budapest, Hungary, September 2, 2015.  REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Hundreds of migrants protested in front of Budapest's Keleti Railway Terminus for a second straight day on Wednesday, shouting "Freedom, freedom!" and demanding to be let onto trains bound for Germany from a station that has been closed to them.

Red Cross says two aid workers shot dead in northern Yemen

DUBAI (Reuters) - Two Red Cross aid workers were shot dead in the northern Yemeni province of Amran by unknown gunmen on Wednesday, a spokesman for the international aid group said.

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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