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Joyful occasion: Sukhveer and Daljit (second and third from right) cutting a cake during the birthday party on Penang Road.
Starry, starry night: Tan’s winning photograph ‘Back Alley’ won him the Youth Photographer of the Year title at the 2015 Sony World Photography Awards in London.

Retirees help dialysis patients

Much of Komtar’s charm is gone

Cancer survivor treats less fortunate to cakes

Youth shoots for the stars and wins

Nation

Jockey wins suit over disqualification and fine

GEORGE TOWN: A jockey who was disqualified for two years and fined RM70,000 by the Malayan Racing Association (MRA) for allegedly throwing a race in 2012 has won his suit for loss of livelihood against the association.

Sex blogger just wants to stir up trouble, says Wee

JOHOR BARU: Dr Wee Ka Siong has described as insane controversial blogger Alvin Tan’s recent video mocking the azan, the Muslim call to prayer.

Regional

Families head to death-row island

JAKARTA: Relatives and diplomats rushed to an Indonesian prison island ahead of the looming executions of nine foreign drug convicts who are set to be shot in defiance of international anger.

Apple Watch’s low-key launch

Time to shine: Yuichiro Masui, the first Apple Watch customer in Japan, posing with his device at a store in Tokyo’s Omotesando fashion district. — EPA

TOKYO: The Apple Watch debuted in some Asian markets, but with sales limited to those who had pre-ordered online it was a low-key start with none of the fanfare and fuss usually seen for a launch by the tech titan.

World

United States seeks access to Philippine bases as part of Asia pivot

U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter answers reporters' question during a joint news conference with his South Korean counterpart Han Min Koo at the Defense Ministry in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, April 10, 2015. REUTERS/Lee Jin-man

MANILA (Reuters) - The United States has asked for access to Philippine military bases in eight locations to rotate troops, aircraft, and ships as Washington shifts its forces to Asia and as China expands its military presence in the South China Sea.

Amended China law curbs tobacco ads in land of smokers

A man smokes in front of a "no smoking" sign outside a shopping mall in Shanghai January 10, 2014.   REUTERS/Aly Song

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China's parliament has passed legislation that restricts tobacco advertising in public, strengthening efforts to curb smoking in a country where more than a billion people are smokers or exposed to second-hand smoke.

Education

Learning haven for disadvantaged kids

There are close to 30,000 refugee children in Malaysia. They each have the right to realise their full potential and key to this is access to a proper education. StarEducate visits three centres in the Klang Valley which cater to their learning needs.

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