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Signs of the times: A family walking past a billboard posted with messages of condolence for the flight tragedies and a message against the atrocities in Palestine in George Town, Penang. - Bernama
In loving memory: Flowers and a teddy bear, left by the parents of an Australian victim of the crash, lying on a piece of the MH17 wreckage, near the village of Grabovo in Donetsk. - AFP
One happy family: Parinam sharing a tender moment with the children in the shelter in Taman Tasik Titiwangsa.
Model customers: Visitors looking at the model of a project during the property fair in Penang while a prospective buyer (left) is in discussion with an agent in Johor Baru.

Grief and terror dampens mood

Investigators get protection

Celebrating Raya with 'family'

Equal calls for high and low

Nation

US: Visa waiver scheme will take some time

KUALA LUMPUR: Discussions to include Malaysia in the US visa waiver programme (VWP) can take years due to the extensive criteria involved.

Tests and hurdles can help strengthen resilience, says Najib

KUALA LUMPUR: Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak (pic) has called on Muslims in Malaysia to heed the lessons of several tragedies that befell the country lately and also the misfortune of the Palestinians.

Regional

Philippines population up to 100 million

One for the album: Jennalyn, who has been designated as the Philippines' '100,000,000th baby', sleeping during a presentation at a government hospital in Manila. - AFP

MANILA: A baby girl born early yesterday has officially pushed the population of the Philippines to 100 million, highlighting the challenge of providing for more people in the already-impoverished nation.

Jokowi must rid resistance to reform

JAKARTA: After his resounding victory in Indonesia’s presidential race, Jakarta governor Joko Widodo now faces the daunting task of taking the world’s third-biggest democracy forward as resistance to reform lingers.

World

Ukraine claims more territory as fight intensifies with rebels

Smoke rises above a damaged multi-storey block of flats following what locals say was shelling by Ukrainian forces in Shakhtarsk, Donetsk region July 28, 2014.   REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

KIEV/DONETSK Ukraine (Reuters) - Ukraine said on Monday its troops had wrested more territory from pro-Russian rebels, advancing towards the site where Malaysian flight MH17 was brought down, which international investigators said they could not reach because of the fighting.

Spain's Felipe VI to keep royals out of private sector

Spain's King Felipe VI reviews the troops in Obradoiro square during celebrations for St James' Day in Santiago de Compostela July 25, 2014. REUTERS/Miguel Vidal

MADRID (Reuters) - Members of Spain's scandal-tinged royal family will not be allowed to work for private firms and palace accounts will be subject to external audit under new rules imposed by King Felipe VI to help the monarchy regain public favour.

Community

Environment

Adhering to the 3Rs for Raya

New again: Zawiya Mohd Thani and her sons Mohamad Shafri (left) and Mohamad Ishman filling old cookie jars which have been creatively embellished for the festivity. Reusing old jars is one of Zawiya's many efforts to celebrate Hari Raya in a green way. - NORAFFI EHSAN/The Star

Four families put in the effort to make the festivities as environmentally-friendly as possible, from wearing old clothes to reducing waste.

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