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A nightingale’s gift of life for five

High hopes for Battersea project

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We’ll know for sure in about two days, says Aziz

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PETALING JAYA: The piece of metal believed to be part of the missing MH370 plane found on Réunion Island in the Indian Ocean is “almost certainly” from a Boeing 777 aircraft, says Deputy Transport Minister Datuk Abdul Aziz Kaprawi.

Star ePaper surpasses 100,000 mark

Popular choice: Readers checking out the latest news on The Star’s ePaper.

PETALING JAYA: It’s 100,000 and counting! The Star ePaper has now surpassed the six-figure subscriber mark.

Regional

Artist Ai Weiwei arrives in Germany as Britain slammed over visa

Munich (Germany) (AFP) - Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei arrived in Germany Thursday on his first overseas trip since he was arrested nearly four years ago, after Britain denied him a six-month visa because he did not declare a supposed "criminal conviction" on his application.

Hundreds protest in Taipei after student suicide

Taipei (AFP) - Hundreds of protesters gathered in Taipei early on Friday calling for the education minister to resign after a student committed suicide, amid a deepening row over the island's "China-centric" school curriculum.

World

Fresh U.S. sanctions show Washington is deepening confrontation - Russia

An officer of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) stands next to a monitor showing a man, who according to SBU is a Russian army major detained by Ukrainian servicemen at the weekend, during a news briefing in Kiev, Ukraine, July 29, 2015.  REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko

MOSCOW (Reuters) - New U.S. sanctions against Russia show that Washington wants to aggravate tensions with Moscow, Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Friday.

Gunmen open fire at Sri Lanka election rally, one dead

Special Task Force soldiers stand guard near the site of a shooting at an election rally in Colombo July 31, 2015.  REUTERS/Stringer

COLOMBO (Reuters) - One person was killed and 13 wounded on Friday in a drive-by shooting at a Sri Lankan election rally attended by the finance minister, a further act of political violence in a nation still recovering from civil war.

Environment

US dentist killed Zimbabwe’s Cecil the lion

HARARE: A wealthy American dentist who used a bow and arrow to shoot Zimbabwe’s beloved Cecil the lion faced fierce criticism Tuesday amid allegations that it took 40 hours for the animal to die.

Education

Determining decisions and actions

1 Special appearance: Khairy was one of the invited speakers at last year’s competition.2 Hard at work: Teams spend sleepless nights to come up with a good policy.3 An A-Team: (from left) Leo, Kyle Chan, Annamarie and Ng Yan Chuan.4 Up to youth: Chuo is calling on young Malaysians to take charge of their future.5 Making a point: Tan says that one needs to consider various factors before coming up with a policy.6 Work in progress: Choong, Lo and Sherrinder Kaur looking through plans for the upcoming competition.

Malaysian youth get a chance to shape policies that touch on various aspects such as public transport, education and police powers, affecting the man on the street.

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