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No labour from neighbour?: Over 150,000 Indonesians come to Malaysia to work each year. But the sharp rise in visa processing fees may cause the steady supply to cease. — AZMAN GHANI / The Star
More than just furniture: Noor Rashid holding up the seized packets of heroin. Inset: A cupboard used to hide the heroin.

Turning point for Asean Community

Anger over steep visa fees

Seized – heroin in furniture

Travel itinerary leak no worry for Tok Pa

Nation

Grandpas love to work in disaster areas

Spacious shelter: Tuzewski (in white shirt) and Knos (third from left) demonstrating how to set up a survival tent at Menara Star in Petaling Jaya. With them are (from left) Rotary Club of USJ past president Looi Kok Kheong, Rotary Club of Bandar Utama honorary secretary Janice Lim, DAM founder K.G. Tan and DAM member Judy Chong.

PETALING JAYA: Two grandfathers have no qualms about sweating it out and getting themselves dirty just to help flood victims in the east coast return to their normal life.

Arms cache found after drug bust

GEORGE TOWN: It was a hair salon, a drug den and now an arms cache.

Regional

Military gives up trying to lift Flight QZ8501 fuselage from the Java Sea

PANGKALAN BUN (Indonesia): The Indonesian military has called off efforts to recover the wreckage of an Indonesia AirAsia plane that crashed into the Java Sea last month, after failing to find any more bodies inside the fuselage.

Obama warms ties with Modi as he ends visit on high-note

NEW DELHI: President Barack Obama said the United States could be India’s “best partner” as he wrapped up a three-day visit to New Delhi by highlighting the shared values of the world’s biggest democracies.

World

Owner of gun that killed Argentine prosecutor emerges from hiding

Diego Lagomarsino answers a question during a news conference in Buenos Aires January 28, 2015.

     REUTERS/Enrique Marcarian

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - The man who lent an Argentine prosecutor the gun that killed him the day before he was to testify in Congress about allegations against the president emerged from hiding on Wednesday, saying the investigator feared for his family's life.

Greek PM Tsipras freezes privatisations, markets tumble

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras smiles as he attends the first meeting of the new cabinet in the parliament building in Athens January 28, 2015. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

ATHENS (Reuters) - Leftist Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras threw down an open challenge to international creditors on Wednesday by halting privatisation plans agreed under the country's bailout deal, prompting a third day of heavy losses on financial markets.

Environment

Education

Star Education Fair: A runaway success

The 65,000 visitors to last weekend’s Star Education Fair were overwhelmed by the choices available to them in the form of tertiary courses, scholarships and career talks.

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