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In-coming: Troops observing as a hovercraft makes it way to shore in the exercise on amphibious assault and landing.
On a roll: The Star Radio Group team making a pit stop in Putrajaya as part of their nationwide tour.
Angry men: Football fans reacting after the match at Sarawak Stadium.

US Marines and M’sian forces hold war games

Star Radio Group goes on tour to thank listeners

A joyous Merdeka celebration

Five held for rioting in Sarawak

Nation

Malaysians flock to Dataran Merdeka to catch vibrant parade

Here they come: Members of the public watching the parade along Jalan Raja near Dataran Merdeka in Kuala Lumpur. 
- RAJA FAISAL HISHAN / The Star

KUALA LUMPUR: Back when Mohd Salleh Zakaria was in school, he was one of those National Day parade participants who would excitedly wave the mini Jalur Gemilang.

Two killed in racing sports cars mishap

JOHOR BARU: An early morning accident involving two Mitsubishi Evo cars which were believed to be racing along the North-South Expressway heading towards Johor Baru after the Merdeka countdown has left two people dead.

Regional

No direct vote for Hong Kong

Safety precaution: Police officers carrying barriers outside government offices as they prepare for a protest by democracy activists in Hong Kong. - AFP

BEIJING: China insisted on the authorities’ right to choose candidates for the leadership of Hong Kong, a move likely to trigger protests from democracy advocates in the former British colony.

Japanese porn stars raise thousands for AIDS charity

Hands-on charity: The nine actresses posing with three supporters (foreground)

TOKYO: A group of Japanese porn actresses raised tens of thousands of dollars at the weekend by having their breasts squeezed by fans at a “Boob Aid” charity event for AIDS prevention.

World

Three children stabbed to death in Chinese school

BEIJING (Reuters) - A man with a knife killed three children and injured several in a primary school in China on Monday, the first day of a new school term after the summer holiday, state media said.

Disruptive Hong Kong protests loom after China rules out democracy

Pro-democracy protesters hold up their mobile phones during a campaign to kick off the Occupy Central civil disobedience event in Hong Kong August 31, 2014.   REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong police used pepper spray to disperse pro-democracy activists on Monday as the Asian financial centre braces for a wave of disruptive protests against China's decision to rule out full democracy.

Community

Cultivated land taken

Pressing request: Some of the farmers from Tapah who handed over a memorandum to Dr Zambry after land titles of the area they have been rearing fish and growing fruits and vegetables for nearly 40 years were given to outsiders. With them is Saras (third left).

AFTER nearly 40 years of cultivating a piece of land in Tapah, ten farmers and their families are facing eviction after land titles were issued to several outside individuals to turn the area into an oil palm plantation.

Environment

Education

Hands-on holiday

A programme for overseas students at a British varsity brought about positive outcomes for Malaysian undergraduates in the fields of business, culture, the environment and volunteerism.

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  1. A joyous Merdeka celebration
  2. Cops arrest 156 voluntary patrol members after state-level Merdeka procession
  3. Two youths killed in crash while racing in their Evo
  4. They acted like gangsters, IGP Khalid says of PPS
  5. Mei Fun: Police must arrest those behind attack on Guan Eng's home
  6. World champion still a dream for Chong Wei
  7. Proton offers sneak peek of new compact car
  8. Cops swoop in to arrest PPS members after Penang Merdeka parade
  9. 57 years of Malaysia
  10. Riot erupts after Sarawak-Perak football match in Kuching

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