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Husband and wife: Tunku 
Ismail and Khaleeda posing for photographs after the 'akad nikah' ceremony. 
- Picture courtesy of IHSAN SOUTHERN TIGERS
Highway tragedy: Passers-by looking at one of the badly damaged cars involved in the collision along Jalan Johor Baru-Mersing.
Culinary hotspot: Locals and holiday makers enjoying local hawker delights in Gurney Drive, Penang.

Calls for Muslims to forge greater unity

Tunku Ismail weds bride in private ceremony

Two tragedies 15km apart

No foreigners at the wok


Father desperately seeking mentally-ill son

Wandered off: Yee (left) showing Chong a picture of his missing son at the MCA Public Services and Complaints  Dept.

KUALA LUMPUR: A father is despe­rately looking for his mentally-ill 24-year-old son who has been missing since Wednesday.

SMEs need higher soft loans to revive business

Financial discussion: Wee (first row, second from left) with participants of the Budget 2015 Impact dialogue at Menara Usahawan in Putrajaya.

PUTRAJAYA: Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) have requested the Government for a more realistic RM50,000 to RM100,000 in soft loans for them to kick-start or transform their business.


Eight-day mission to test technology to be used in lunar probe

Blast-off: An unmanned spacecraft being launched atop an advanced Long March 3C rocket from the Xichang Satellite Launch Centre in Sichuan province. - AP

BEIJING: China launched its first space mission to the moon and back, authorities said, the latest step forward for Beijing’s ambitious programme to one day land a Chinese citizen on the Earth’s only natural satellite.

China and 20 other countries sign up to regional bank

New institution: Chinese Finance Minister Lou Jiwei (second left) toasting with guests at the signing ceremony of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. - AFP

BEIJING: China and 20 other countries moved forward towards setting up an Asian infrastructure lender seen as a counterweight to Western-backed international development banks.


Protesters march against Renzi labour reforms in Rome

Italy's Prime Minister Matteo Renzi speaks during a meeting on the sidelines at a Europe-Asia summit (ASEM) in Milan October 17, 2014. REUTERS/Alessandro Garofalo

ROME (Reuters) - Demonstrators from across Italy filled the streets of Rome on Saturday to protest against labour market reforms which the government of Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has made a cornerstone of its policy.

Mauritania closes border with Mali over Ebola - officials

Health workers direct travellers entering Mali from Guinea to wash their hands at the border in Kouremale, October 2, 2014. REUTERS/Joe Penney/Files

NOUAKCHOTT (Reuters) - Mauritania has closed its border with Mali after a case of Ebola was confirmed in western Mali near their shared frontier, two Mauritanian officials said on Saturday.


Women against street crime

(From left) Balasupra-maniam, Malaysia Fire Prevention Council national chairman Datuk Dr Soh Chai Hock, nine Iron Lady Awards 2014 recipients, PBB Group Berhad assistant general manager Eva Hew and Bukit Aman Commercial Crime Investigation Department operation and intelligence deputy director Datuk Abdul Jalil Hassan during the presentation of the awards.

THE Road Safety Marshal Club (RSMC) has launched a campaign to promote safety awareness for women in Cheras Leisure Mall, Kuala Lumpur.



When a smile says a lot

Flashing a smile is perhaps the best way to break the ice or relieve stress, even if there are some social norms and practices that prevent us from doing so.


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