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Awestruck: Visitors offering prayers and taking pictures of the statue of Mother Mary which has been shedding tears (inset).
Mohd Azmar: Electrocuted while attempting to charge the battery of his elder brother’s mini motorcycle.
No village too far: Liow greeting guests during a Chap Goh Meh celebration in Telemong, Bentong.

Getting back on their feet

Visitors flock to see ‘crying’ statue of Mother Mary in Sabah

Boy electrocuted while charging battery

‘Encourage youths to stay home’

Nation

US Embassy to set up booth at fair

Packaged fun: (From left) Zarinah, Jayakumar and Thila working together to bring some special packages to the MATTA Fair 2015 in Kuala Lumpur.

KUALA LUMPUR: Travellers planning to visit the United States should not miss the MATTA Fair this month as the US Embassy will have a booth at the fair to help in visa applications.

Hulu Langat folks to get water today

PETALING JAYA: The water supply in Hulu Langat, which was affected by ammonia pollution in Sungai Langat, is expected to be restored by today while supply in Petaling, Kuala Langat and Sepang has returned to normal.

Regional

Canberra wanted to exchange Indonesian prisoners in Australia for death row duo

Supporting their laws: Indonesian protesters from the Laskar Merah Putih holding a banner that reads ‘Reject foreign intervention to Indonesian law sovereignty’ during a protest against Abbott and to support the executions of drug convicts on death row outside the Australian embassy in Jakarta. — AFP

JAKARTA: Indonesia has rejected the offer of a prisoner swap proposed by Canberra in an 11th-hour bid to save two Australian drug smugglers facing execution, saying it is determined to put to death those “who have poisoned our nation”.

Dad: View film on rape attack

Seeking justice: Socialist Unity Centre of India (SUCI) activists holding placards during a protest in Calcutta demanding that the death penalty against Mukesh be urgently carried out. — EPA

NEW DELHI: The father of a woman who died after a savage gang-rape in Delhi said he thought everyone should watch a documentary about the attack broadcast by the BBC, but banned in India.

World

CIA begins reorganization, increases cyber focus - agency chief

Director of the Central Intelligence Agency John Brennan makes a point while he holds a rare news conference at the CIA Headquarters in Virginia December 11, 2014. REUTERS/Larry Downing

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Central Intelligence Agency is starting one of the most sweeping reorganisations in its history, aimed in part at sharpening its focus on cyber operations and incorporating digital innovations into intelligence gathering, CIA director John Brennan said.

Ukraine ceasefire holding, says OSCE head

RIGA (Reuters) - The ceasefire in eastern Ukraine is holding and overall hostilities have dropped, the head of the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) said on Friday.

Education

Young leaders speak up

Altogether now: Khairy being surrounded by young people, all eager to snap shots with him.

It was a gathering of youth for youth where young minds brainstormed and sought explanations to some pertinent issues.

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