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‘Angels’ watching over pupils

Ex-newsman fit as a fiddle at 75

MCA stands firm on education

Rafidah: TPPA good for Malaysia, don’t politicise it


Trio’s bid on anti-cross dressing law unravels

Set back: Some of the transgenders posing for a picture with social activists at the Federal Court in Putrajaya prior to the judgment.
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PUTRAJAYA: The Federal Court ended three transgenders’ bid to declare an anti-cross dressing law unconstitutional, on a technicality.

Malaysia and US to step up intelligence exchange and cooperation

For the record: Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi signing the guest book with wife Datin Seri Hamidah Khamis while Malaysian Ambassador to the United States Datuk Dr Awang Adek Hussin (right) and The Star editor-in-chief Leanne Goh (background) look on at the ambassador’s residence in Washington, DC. — Bernama
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MALAYSIA and the United States will step up the exchange of information and intelligence to combat violent extremism, threats on cyber security and transborder crime.


Thais frolic in energy-sapping icy wonderlands to beat the heat

Fun in the snow: Children enjoying winter activities like sledding at Snow Town in Bangkok. — AFP

BANGKOK: In a hall filled with psychedelic ice sculptures, there are shrieks of excitement as a toboggan careers down an ice run, its occupants snugly wrapped up against the sub-zero temperatures.

Suspected Saudi-led airstrike kills 13

Gone but not forgotten: A Yemeni artist hanging artwork on the wall of a building destroyed by Saudi-led airstrikes as a tribute to people who were killed in the attacks in the capital Sanaa. — AFP

SANAA: A suspected Saudi-led air strike killed at least 13 people at a wedding in a rebel-held town in Yemen, witnesses and the rebels said, even as UN peace efforts made headway.


Australia, Philippines negotiating asylum seeker transfer deal

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia is negotiating a deal with the Philippines to transfer asylum seekers being held indefinitely in controversial detention centres on remote, impoverished islands, Australia's immigration minister said on Friday.

U.N. proposes unity government for Libya's warring factions, Tripoli balks

SKHIRAT, Morocco (Reuters) - The United Nations on Thursday proposed a national unity government to Libya's warring factions to end their conflict, but the deal faces resistance from Tripoli's self-declared rulers and hardliners on the ground.


Bear spits out human

A hunter tracking elk in the Montana mountains says he fended off an attacking grizzly bear by shoving his arm into its throat to induce a gag reflex that would frighten it away, state wildlife managers report.


Ticket to their dreams

Sunway University and Sunway College Public Relations director Jerrine Koay (back row, fifth from left) with the Star Education Fund recipients who will be studying at Sunway University.

Thankful for the scholarships they received from institutions of higher learning in the country, there’s nothing now to stop the 160 recipients of the Star Education Fund from focusing on their studies and achieving their objectives.


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