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For the love of the game: (From right) Sultan Sharafuddin, Sultan of Selangor Cup 2014 chairman Datuk Abdul Karim Munisar and Wong at the announcement of Star Publications as the main English media partner during the high-tea with sponsors.
Engaging the people: Wee meeting with members of the Siamese community at Kampung Jubakar Darat in Tumpat, Johor.

Sultan of Selangor Cup set for Sept 27

Organisers eye world record during Hello Kitty 40th bash

Index to gauge Islamic law compliance

Learn from Selangor woes, voters urged

Nation

I will be more careful when selecting jobs, says model

Controversial pair: How (left) and Low said they had learned their lesson from the debacle.

IPOH: Female model How Jo Yee, who was fined RM400 for appearing scantily clad in a wedding-themed public photo shoot, has learnt her lesson from the debacle.

Anwar: Decision to name Wan Azizah as sole nominee is final

KUALA LUMPUR: Opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim said the decision to name his wife – PKR president Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail – as the only nominee for the post of Selangor mentri besar to replace Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim is final.

Regional

Abhisit murder charge dropped

Former colleagues: Suthep (right) talking to Abhisit (left) after the start of their trial 
at the 
Criminal Court in Bangkok. - EPA

BANGKOK: A Thai court dismissed murder charges against former premier Abhisit Vejjajiva and his ex-deputy over a bloody 2010 protest crackdown, months after a military coup tipped the balance of power in the politically divided nation.

Singapore’s observation wheel sold for RM354mil

SINGAPORE: The financially troubled Singapore Flyer, one of the world’s tallest observation wheels, has been bought by a local firm for S$140mil (RM354mil), more than a year after being put in receivership.

World

Rescuers contact 20 miners trapped in Nicaragua gold mine

BONANZA Nicaragua (Reuters) - Rescue workers have spoken to 20 miners still trapped in a gold mine after a landslide in northern Nicaragua, though seven are still unaccounted for, the government said on Friday.

Sierra Leone dismisses health minister over handling of Ebola

FREETOWN (Reuters) - Sierra Leone President Ernest Bai Koroma dismissed his Health Minister Miatta Kargbo on Friday over her handling of the Ebola epidemic that has killed more than 400 people in the West African country.

Community

Once a gangster’s paradise

The Discovery Cafe is a famous landmark on Jalan Bunga Raya

ONE of the busiest streets in Malacca, Jalan Bunga Raya, is a far cry from its old image of being a perilous place in town.

Environment

Wild about palms

Rare: Botanist Dr Saw Leng Guan is the country's leading expert in palms. The palm species Licuala scortechinii (critically endangered) is grown in the Kepong Botanic Gardens. - KAMARUL ARIFFIN/The Star

Malaysia has a rich diversity of wild palms, many of which grow nowhere else in the world.

Education

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  1. Khazanah unveils 12-point plan for MAS
  2. YouTube sensation’s cover of Tanggal 31 goes viral
  3. Palace 'no' to remote control MB
  4. Rohani: Don't be duped, 'comfort women' not an Islamic concept
  5. AirAsia confirms bomb threat during Thai flight
  6. Bank robber shot dead by guard
  7. Hello Kitty is actually a girl, not a cat
  8. Urologist: Never use a metal ring to sustain erections
  9. MasterChef UK winner slams Australian news portal over misuse of picture in MAS flight
  10. Sex addict Malaysian doctor deported, Daily Telegraph reports

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