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Committed to the task: Azmin wants to see an efficient and quality water supply in the state.

Azmin: Water deal stays

PM and wife join in festivities

Rosmah: Critics can’t get at Najib, so they target me

Nik Aziz: Event organisers have worms in their heads


Bleak celebration for 11 families in shelter

Sombre occasion: B. Santhi (centre) with her children (from left) A. Devarasee,  A. Logarasan and A. Pehrarasee making the most of what they have in celebrating Deepavali at the temporary shelter. - Bernama

HULU SELANGOR: It was a bleak celebration for 11 families who had to spend Deepavali for the first time in a temporary shelter.

‘Get tough on syndicates’

PETALING JAYA: Political sanction is needed to check illegal logging involving syndicates with high-level connections, said Malaysian Anti-Corruption Foundation president Tunku Abdul Aziz Tunku Ibrahim.


Indonesian First Family shuns excessive lifestyles, won’t parade wealth

Grand tour: Jokowi and Iriana, dressed in simple white, showing the presidential palace to employees of the governor's office in Jakarta as part of their farewell ceremony. - AFP

THE children of President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono may have no reservations about showing off their luxurious lifestyles, but the children of Joko “Jokowi” Widodo, who was sworn in as president on Monday, are on the other side of the fence.

Pakistan's Malala receives US Liberty Medal

Nobel Peace Prize recipient Malala Yosafzai speaks at the Forbes Under 30 Summit in Philadelphia on October 21, 2014. - AFP

PHILADELPHIA: Malala Yousafzai, the child rights activist and youngest ever recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, received the Liberty Medal Tuesday and pledged her $100,000 award to education in her homeland Pakistan.


U.S. tightens Ebola monitoring for West African visitors

U.S. Coast Guard Health Technician Nathan Wallenmeyer (L) and Customs Border Protection (CBP) Supervisor Sam Ko conduct prescreening measures on a passenger arriving from Sierra Leone at O’Hare International Airport's Terminal 5 in Chicago, in this handout picture taken October 16, 2014.   REUTERS/U.S. Customs Border Protection/Melissa Maraj/Handout via Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The United States imposed new constraints on Wednesday on people entering the country from three nations at the centre of West Africa's Ebola epidemic, mandating that they report their temperature daily and stay in touch with health authorities.

Mexico says mayor, wife were behind student-teacher disappearances

People hold a Mexican flag during a demonstration to demand information for the 43 missing students of the Ayotzinapa teachers' training college, in Iguala, the southern Mexican state of Guerrero, October 22, 2014. REUTERS/Jorge Dan Lopez

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A Mexican mayor and his wife were "probable masterminds" behind the disappearance of 43 student teachers last month in the restive southwest, the country's attorney general said on Wednesday.




When a smile says a lot

Flashing a smile is perhaps the best way to break the ice or relieve stress, even if there are some social norms and practices that prevent us from doing so.


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