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Paying their respects: Najib and Rosmah observing a moment of silence at the gates of the medical military base in Hilversum. With them are Dr Subramaniam (second from left) and Fauziah.
Then and now: The Malacca Free School (on left side of the clock tower) in 1826 and what it looks like today. It was renamed as the Malacca High School in 1878.

PAS cleric under sedition probe

Najib: Stop the fighting

Water supply dwindles

Uproar over bid to relocate MHS


SPAN waiting for word on water rationing

PETALING JAYA: The National Water Services Commission (SPAN) is waiting for the Selangor government to decide if another round of water rationing is required.

Now, brace for the 'balik Raya' rush to the city

KUALA LUMPUR: Authorities are gearing up for the return leg of the Hari Raya traffic movement from today as city folk make the journey back from their hometowns.


Gas blasts kill 25, injure 267 in Taiwan

A series of powerful gas blasts killed at least 24 people and injured up to 271 in the southern Taiwanese city of Kaohsiung, overturning cars and ripping up roads, officials said Friday.

AGC denies evidence was destroyed to block test

THE local authorities have rejected insinuations that two pieces of evidence related to US researcher Shane Todd’s (pic) death were destroyed to prevent further DNA testing on them.


Doubts surface about India's Modi after trade deal scuppered

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (L) shakes hands with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Prime Minister's residence in New Delhi August 1, 2014.  REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi came to office with a reputation as a business-friendly leader ready to open up one of the world's biggest markets and sweep away the remnants of the country's socialist past.

WHO chief says Ebola out of control but can be stopped

World Health Organistation (WHO) Director-General Margaret Chan addresses the 67th World Health Assembly at the United Nations European headquarters in Geneva May 19, 2014. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

GENEVA (Reuters) - West Africa's Ebola outbreak is out of control but it can be stopped, World Health Organization chief Margaret Chan said on Friday.



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.