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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

Honduras raids mayor's homes, finds fancy trucks, peacocks

TEGUCIGALPA (Reuters) - Honduran police and soldiers raided the homes of a ruling-party mayor suspected of links to drug traffickers, uncovering a collection of luxury vehicles and more than 250 exotic birds, a prosecutor's office spokesman said on Monday.

Obama urges African nations not to make economic 'excuses'

U.S. President Barack Obama speaks at the Summit of the Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, July 28, 2014.     REUTERS/Larry Downing

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama on Monday gave a preview of a summit he will hold with African leaders next week, saying African nations should look inward for solutions to economic woes and not make "excuses" based on a history of dependence and colonization.

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.

Education

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