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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

Car bomb found at Philippines' main airport

Four people were arrested after a bomb was found in a van parked at Manila's international airport, authorities said Monday.

Knifeman kills 3 children in China school attack

A knifeman stabbed three children to death and wounded five more plus a teacher in a rampage at a Chinese primary school on Monday, reports said, in the country's latest attack against youngsters.

World

Afghan talks on unity government collapse; crisis deepens

Afghanistan's presidential candidates Ashraf Ghani (L) and Abdullah Abdullah (R) shake hands after announcing a deal for the auditing of all Afghan election votes at the United Nations Compund in Kabul, July 12, 2014.  REUTERS/Jim Bourg

KABUL (Reuters) - Talks on a power-sharing deal between Afghanistan's rival presidential candidates have collapsed, a top leader said on Monday, rekindling fears of ethnic unrest over disputed election results.

Detained Americans in North Korea seek U.S. help, in interviews with CNN

Jeffrey Fowle is pictured with his children, (L-R) Stephanie, 9, Chris, 9, Jeffrey and Alex, 13, in this 2014 handout photo provided by the Fowle family and obtained by Reuters on August 12, 2014. REUTERS/Fowle Family/Handout via Reuters

SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Three American citizens detained in North Korea appealed on Monday to the U.S government for help returning home, speaking in rare interviews that were set up by the North Korean government and may signal an attempt by Pyongyang to reopen a long-stalled dialogue.

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. UM lecturer Azmi Sharom faces sedition charge
  2. MH17: Names of nine returning victims released
  3. A joyous Merdeka celebration
  4. Cops arrest 156 voluntary patrol members after state-level Merdeka procession
  5. Two youths killed in crash while racing in their Evo
  6. They acted like gangsters, IGP Khalid says of PPS
  7. World champion still a dream for Chong Wei
  8. Proton offers sneak peek of new compact car
  9. Cops swoop in to arrest PPS members after Penang Merdeka parade
  10. Riot erupts after Sarawak-Perak football match in Kuching

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