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KL apologises over flag blunder

PETALING JAYA: Kuala Lumpur has apologised to Jakarta over the Indonesian flag blunder in the Kuala Lumpur SEA Games souvenir booklet.

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Smoker at 17, cancer patient at 24

Hoping for the best: Muhammad Faid getting treatment at HKL

KUALA LUMPUR: Muhammad Faid started smoking at age 17 and smoked five sticks a day with his friends. He is now 24 and is one of the youngest patients to have been diagnosed with oral cancer.

NGOs say ‘no’ to lethal little packs

Old habits: A smoker puffing away next to a no-smoking sign. Manufacturers want to bring back smaller packets to counter losses caused by illicit cigarettes.

PETALING JAYA: There is a proposal for “kiddie” cigarette packs to be sold in Malaysia again. And NGOs that have gotten wind of the proposal are not happy.

ASEAN/East Asia

Nine killed in Philippines militant attack

MANILA: Islamist gunmen killed nine people and injured ten others as they attacked a town in the Philippines at dawn Monday, burning houses in which women and children were sleeping, police said.

Vietnamese hostage rescued in Philippines

MANILA: A Vietnamese sailor kidnapped by Islamist militants off the southern Philippines has been rescued after nine months in captivity, the military said on Monday, following the beheading of two fellow crewmen in July.

World

Van driver in Barcelona attack stabbed man as he escaped and took his car - police

MADRID (Reuters) - The man who rammed a car into crowds in Barcelona last Thursday, identified as 22-year-old Younes Abouyaaqoub, fled the scene on foot before later stabbing a man to death and taking his car to escape, police in Catalonia said on Friday.

Last bongs for Big Ben as four-year repairs begin

The 'Big Ben' bell chimes for the last time in four years ahead of restoration work on the Elizabeth Tower, which houses the Great Clock and the 'Big Ben' bell, at the Houses of Parliament in London, Britain on August 21, 2017.  -Reuters

LONDON: London landmark Big Ben fell silent for four years starting Monday, as a political outcry mounted over renovations that will rob Britain of a cherished symbol at a time of national uncertainty.

Environment

Education

Lesson and play take centrestage

SK Pos Bersih pupils put up a spectacular show after attending the week-long workshop.

Some primary school pupils are being introduced to speech and drama lessons which is a fun and interactive way of learning the English language.

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