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Impressed: Kujeke (right) smiling proudly while holding a portrait of herself during the closing ceremony of the 1Malaysia Contemporary Art Tourism 2014 (1MCAT). Looking on is National Visual Arts Gallery curator Tan Hui Koon, 32, who is also the portrait’s artist.
Work in progress: Palanivel being briefed on the development of the reconstruction of the Bertam Valley river in Cameron Highlands.
One big happy family: Family members of the Wong clan enjoying the ‘tangyuan’ during the gathering.
Shackled: Police taking the suspect away after he was remanded at the Alor Setar magistrates court.

Beauty queen takes in sights and sounds of Malaysia

Ringlet repair work completed

Members of Wong clan gather for Dongzhi

Woman fought off assailant

Nation

Strangers lend a helping hand

PETALING JAYA: With Christmas less than a week away, three Malaysians showed the real spirit of giving by sacrificing their time and effort to help a woman and her sick daughter stranded along the North-South Expressway.

Resounding success for hardy trio

Triumphant trio: (From left) Mohd Fahmi, Muhammad Fazri and Muhammad Firdaus posing with their scrolls and medals after the PIS convocation ceremony.

PASIR GUDANG: Despite their hearing disability, they are the best of friends who are undeterred by their condition.

Regional

China condemns ‘cyber terrorism’ as Obama pledges North Korea review

BEIJING: China condemned “cyber terrorism” on Monday after US President Barack Obama pledged to consider officially labelling North Korea, accused by Washington of hacking Sony Pictures, a state sponsor of terrorism.

Pakistan plans to execute 500 terror convicts in coming weeks

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan plans to execute around 500 militants in coming weeks, officials said Monday, after the government lifted a moratorium on the death penalty in terror cases following a Taliban school massacre.

World

U.S. sees Cuban thaw boosting odds of returned fugitives

U.S. Deputy Attorney General James Cole answers questions during the Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on the House-passed Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act reform bill while on Capitol Hill in Washington, June 5, 2014.  REUTERS/Larry Downing

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Renewed ties between the United States and Cuba make it more likely the Cuban government will extradite fugitives sought by U.S. officials, a top U.S. law enforcement official said on Monday.

Al Jazeera suspends Egypt channel as Doha, Cairo mull closer ties

The logo of Qatar-based Al Jazeera satellite news channel is seen in Doha February 7, 2011. REUTERS/ Fadi Al-Assaad

CAIRO (Reuters) - Qatari-owned Al Jazeera suspended broadcast of its Egypt-focused channel on Monday, citing a product restructuring, as Doha and Cairo seek to mend ties that deteriorated last year after the army toppled elected Islamist President Mohamed Mursi.

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Education

Academic pathways for all

Good turnout: There were large crowds at the various booths at the fair in June. – File photo

COMPLETED the Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) or Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM) exams and wondering what to do next?

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