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To the dock: Policemen escorting the four Myanmar nationals to the magistrate's court in Kulaijaya, Johor.

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Four Myanmars charged with murder

PM: We strongly condemn IS militants

Vintage car lover in spotlight

Nation

Ex-British envoy to Malaysia dies

KUALA LUMPUR: Former British High Commissioner to Malaysia Simon Featherstone has died after a year-long illness.

Star Traffic to extend coverage for several days

PETALING JAYA: In conjunction with the National Day celebrations, RED FM, SuriaFM, 988 and Capital FM will be extending their traffic coverage for several days for the benefit of listeners.

Regional

Four more cleaners on trial in Indonesia school abuse case

JAKARTA (AFP) - Four cleaners were charged in court Wednesday over the sexual assault of a young boy at one of Indonesia's most prestigious international schools, on the second day of trials in a high-profile scandal.

China's Xi meets Vietnam envoy amid strained ties

BEIJING (AFP) - Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday held talks with a top Vietnamese envoy and said the two countries should repair strained relations, state media reported.

World

Lebanese army shells militant positions in Syria border zone

BEIRUT, (Reuters) - The Lebanese army shelled militant positions in the border zone with Syria on Wednesday near a town that was seized by Islamist insurgents earlier this month, a security source said.

India's Modi eyes breakthrough nuclear pact on Japan trip

Prime Minister Narendra Modi reacts during a meeting with Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff (not pictured) on the sidelines of the 6th BRICS summit at the Alvorada Palace in Brasilia July 16, 2014.    REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino/Files

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India is hoping to win Japanese backing for a nuclear energy pact during a visit by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and lure investment into its $85 billion market while addressing Japan's concern about doing business with a nuclear-armed country.

Community

The wonders of kite fishing

A bajau laut fisherman caught a tuna using the kite flying method.

KITE fishing — a combination of angling and kite flying — is sort of a new trend among the local anglers lately.

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. Najib: Malaysia strongly condemns Islamic State militants
  2. Semi-nude Ipoh wedding models fined RM400
  3. 'Bomb' - not a word to utter while boarding a flight
  4. Striking workers in Kulaijaya torch factory building
  5. Army: Insulting royalty not an act we take lightly
  6. MAS stewardesses should be given choice to wear hijab, says Khairy
  7. Selangor MB crisis: Sultan defers Khalid's resignation, wants more than two names
  8. Striking employees stone workplace and set fire to employers’ car
  9. Has anyone seen Bambi?
  10. Tax evaders barred from leaving country until they pay up

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