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‘Work together and we’ll be successful’

KUALA LUMPUR: He had the multi-­racial crowd erupt into deafening cheers, and everyone wanted a selfie with him.

Nation

CNY festivities ruined for Kelantan folk

Chest-deep: The high-water level at Kuang’s house in Wakaf Baru, Kelantan. — Picture courtesy of Kuang Lena Yien

KOTA BARU: Kuang Lena Yien stood rooted to the spot as flood waters started rising during a bout of heavy rain in Wakaf Baru here.

Students in ‘pay-per-view’ of teacher upskirt video

KUALA LUMPUR: Five Form Three students shot an upskirt video of their English teacher at a school and then peddled it to their fellows.

Regional

Skin cure fad threatens elephants in Myanmar

Tough hide: A piece of dried elephant skin being displayed in a traditional medicine shop near the Golden Rock pagoda in Mount Kyaikhteeyoe. — AFP

MOUNT KYAIKHTEEYOE (Myan­mar): Under the shadow of Myanmar’s famed “Golden Rock” punters haggle for the latest traditional medicine cure – slices of skin from the country’s fast disappearing wild elephants sold for a few dollars a square inch.

Anger over scrapped work benefits

HANOI: Officials from the Viet Nam General Labour Confederation have voiced concern over a recent proposal revoking the maternity benefits to which female workers are entitled.

World

Trump inauguration draws nearly 31 mln U.S. television viewers

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Nearly 31 million viewers watched live U.S. television coverage of Donald Trump's presidential inauguration, far fewer than tuned in to Barack Obama's first swearing-in, but otherwise the biggest such audience since Ronald Reagan entered office, ratings firm Nielsen reported on Saturday.

Mexico's president to meet with Trump amid populist pressure at home

IXMIQUILPAN, MEXICO (Reuters) - Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto and U.S. President Donald Trump will meet at the end of this month to discuss trade, immigration and security issues, as the Latin American leader faces increased populist pressure at home.

Environment

California singing in the rain

The Los Angeles River flows past the Atwater Village neighbourhood during a rain storm in Los Angeles, California on January 12, 2017. -AFP filepic

LOS ANGELES: A series of storms that have rolled across California in the past week dumping heavy rain and snow could herald the end of a punishing historic drought, officials said Thursday.

Education

All fired up for the rooster year

KUALA LUMPUR’S SJK (C) Sentul has always greeted the Chinese New Year in style, and the arrival of another new year in just another six days will not be any different.

True or Not

Nope, Lindsay Lohan didn’t convert to Islam

- Reuters file pic

MANILA: Lindsay Lohan caused a buzz on Tuesday night when she changed her bio to the Arabic phrase “Alaikum salam” (Peace be unto you). This had people thinking whether she’d converted to Islam.

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