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Committed to the task: Azmin wants to see an efficient and quality water supply in the state.

Azmin: Water deal stays

PM and wife join in festivities

Rosmah: Critics can’t get at Najib, so they target me

Nik Aziz: Event organisers have worms in their heads


Bleak celebration for 11 families in shelter

Sombre occasion: B. Santhi (centre) with her children (from left) A. Devarasee,  A. Logarasan and A. Pehrarasee making the most of what they have in celebrating Deepavali at the temporary shelter. - Bernama

HULU SELANGOR: It was a bleak celebration for 11 families who had to spend Deepavali for the first time in a temporary shelter.

‘Get tough on syndicates’

PETALING JAYA: Political sanction is needed to check illegal logging involving syndicates with high-level connections, said Malaysian Anti-Corruption Foundation president Tunku Abdul Aziz Tunku Ibrahim.


New Japan minister hit by S&M bar scandal

TOKYO (AFP) - Japan was hit Thursday by a third political scandal in a week after its new industry minister -- whose predecessor resigned in disgrace over misspending -- admitted that his underlings had spent office cash at a sex bar.

Thaw reveals Antarctic explorer's century-old notebook

WELLINGTON (AFP) - A photographic notebook from Robert Scott's ill-fated Antarctic expedition has been found after a century trapped in the ice of the frozen continent, New Zealand's Antarctic Heritage Trust said.


Canada's Harper pledges tougher security laws after attack

Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper speaks during a nationally televised address on CBC in this still image taken from video  in Ottawa, October 22, 2014.   REUTERS/CBC/Pool

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper pledged more surveillance and detention powers for security forces in Canada on Thursday after a gunman killed a soldier and rampaged through parliament before being shot dead.

Ukrainian PM warns Russia may try to disrupt Sunday's election

A pre-election poster with a portrait of Ukraine's Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk, leader of political party People's Front is seen at the street in Kiev, October 22, 2014. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine's prime minister warned on Thursday of possible attempts by Russia to disrupt an election in Ukraine at the weekend, a vote being held against a background of Russian support for separatists and an unresolved row over gas.




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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