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Afternoon drama: The bullet-riddled vehicle used by the suspects in the shootout with the police in Penampang Baru, Kota Kinabalu.
Feast of flavours: Najib at the launch of the Malaysia Agro Food Festival in Dubai. With him are (from left) Agriculture and Agro-based Ministry secretary-general Datuk Mohamed Arif Ab Rahman, Industry and Trade Minister Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed, Agriculture Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yakob, Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Minister Datuk Seri Hasan Malek and Malaysian ambassador to UAE Datuk Ahmad Anwar Adnan - Bernama
Guilty trio: A policeman escorting Mohamad Zul, Mohamad Sharafe and Azizi Aizat out of the High Court. - Bernama

Shootout in KK caught on social media

‘We’ll determine the best package’

Mum shocked over cruel act

Ex-students to hang for lecturer and her dad’s murder

Nation

Datuk found guilty of money laundering

Deep in discussion: Ismahanum (right) talking with her counsel Zahir Shah outside the Sessions Court in Kota Kinabalu.

KOTA KINABALU: A Datuk behind a multi-million gold trading ­pyramid scheme has been sentenced to five years’ jail after she was found guilty of money laundering and receiving illegal deposits.

Cops: We’ll end illegal gambling in a week

SEPANG: The CID is confident of eradicating illegal gambling operations within a week, a timeline set by Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar.

Regional

FM to realise Jokowi’s vision

New faces: Retno (right) talking to newly-appointed religion minister Lukman Hakim (left) and coordinating minister for political, legal and security affairs Tedjo Edy Purdjianto after their inauguration ceremony at Merdeka Palace in Jakarta. - EPA

Jakarta: New Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi has made it very clear that her office would focus on how to materialise President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s vision to make Indonesia the world’s “maritime axis” in the next five-year programme.

India’s dynasty flounders

Family affair: Sonia preparing to address a press conference while Rahul looks on in this file pic. (Inset) Indira was gunned down by her bodyguards on Oct 31, 1984. — AFP

NEW DELHI: When Indira Gandhi was gunned down by her bodyguards on Oct 31, 1984, the instant elevation of her son Rajiv to the post of prime minister appeared to confirm her family’s status as India’s natural-born rulers.

World

Italy PM picks Paolo Gentiloni as new foreign minister in surprise choice

Paolo Gentiloni during a parliamentary session at the Senate in Rome October 5, 2006. REUTERS/Tony Gentile

ROME (Reuters) - Prime Minister Matteo Renzi appointed Paolo Gentiloni, a close ally and former communications minister, to be Italy's new foreign minister on Friday, in a surprise decision.

American detained in North Korea said he wanted to help Christians

Jeffrey Fowle is shown in this City of Moraine handout photo released on June 9, 2014.    REUTERS/City of Moraine/Handout via Reuters

(Reuters) - The American detained by North Korea knew he risked jail by leaving a Bible behind at a club and was not abused during his nearly half year detention in the state often criticised for suppressing religious freedom, he told NBC News on Friday.

Community

Move to green Mother Earth

Abdul Rahim planting a tree during the tree planting ceremony. Nur Qamarina is third from right.

ABOUT 13,000 trees of various species were planted at the premises of AEON Mall Taiping in conjunction with its pre-launch ceremony recently.

Education

Tall stories

Starting young: Six-year-old Foo Jian Wein is a natural storyteller.

WAVING a plastic wand in one hand onstage, Taarani Mahadeva started narrating what seemed to be a regular fairy tale about a little girl with a magic wand.

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