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Gruesome sight: The burning wreckage of one of the motorcycles following the accident along the Karak Highway.
Aiming higher: Mohmed Asri (centre without glasses) surrounded by NS trainees giving their thumbs-up during the D-G's visit to their camp.
All smiles: Liow (centre) launching a book compiling various essays written about the Malaysia-China relationship at Hotel Maya, Kuala Lumpur. Also present are (left) Malaysian Chinese Cultural Society-Cultural Foundation chairman Tai Hsiao Hua 
and China ambassador to Malaysia Dr Huang Huikang.

Fiery end for two bikers in highway accident

NS to include hard skills training

Reprieve for 200,000 ‘P’ licence holders

Zairil ponders legal action over FB photos

Nation

More Malaysians in the red

JOHOR BARU: Young Malaysians are being declared bankrupt because they spend more than they earn, says Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Nancy Shukri.

Deepavali still meaningful for Arumugam, minus the frills

PETALING JAYA: In the past, Deepavali for M. Arumugam was something celebrated on a grand scale, with many friends and good food.

Regional

Indonesian president to take office facing huge challenges

Outgoing Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (L) stands next to President-elect Joko Widodo (R) during a tour at the Presidential Palace in Jakarta, Indonesia, 19 October 2014. Yudhoyono gave a tour to Widodo at the presidential palace a day ahead of his inauguration ceremony as new president. - EPA

JAKARTA: Joko Widodo, Indonesia's first leader without deep roots in the era of dictator Suharto, will be sworn in as president Monday but faces huge challenges to enact a bold reform agenda.

Two Koreas exchange border fire

SEOUL: North and South Korean troops briefly exchanged fire in the latest in a series of minor border skirmishes that have raised military tensions on the divided peninsula.

World

Hong Kong crisis deepens after weekend clashes, talks set for Tuesday

Pro-democracy protesters stand by a barricade as they prepare for a confrontation with riot police at the Mongkok shopping district of Hong Kong October 19, 2014.  REUTERS/Carlos Barria

HONG KONG (Reuters) - A deepening sense of impasse gripped Hong Kong on Monday as pro-democracy protests entered their fourth week, with the government having limited options to end the crisis and demonstrators increasingly willing to confront police.

U.S. Ebola tsar seeks to reverse government mistakes, step up response

CHICAGO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Ebola tsar Ron Klain faces a hefty to-do list when he begins his new role: soothe Americans' jitters about the virus, fix federal coordination with states, and restore a sense of control over the crisis that the White House had lost.

Environment

Education

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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