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Husband and wife: Tunku 
Ismail and Khaleeda posing for photographs after the 'akad nikah' ceremony. 
- Picture courtesy of IHSAN SOUTHERN TIGERS
Highway tragedy: Passers-by looking at one of the badly damaged cars involved in the collision along Jalan Johor Baru-Mersing.
Culinary hotspot: Locals and holiday makers enjoying local hawker delights in Gurney Drive, Penang.

Calls for Muslims to forge greater unity

Tunku Ismail weds bride in private ceremony

Two tragedies 15km apart

No foreigners at the wok

Nation

Father desperately seeking mentally-ill son

Wandered off: Yee (left) showing Chong a picture of his missing son at the MCA Public Services and Complaints  Dept.

KUALA LUMPUR: A father is despe­rately looking for his mentally-ill 24-year-old son who has been missing since Wednesday.

SMEs need higher soft loans to revive business

Financial discussion: Wee (first row, second from left) with participants of the Budget 2015 Impact dialogue at Menara Usahawan in Putrajaya.

PUTRAJAYA: Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) have requested the Government for a more realistic RM50,000 to RM100,000 in soft loans for them to kick-start or transform their business.

Regional

Eight-day mission to test technology to be used in lunar probe

Blast-off: An unmanned spacecraft being launched atop an advanced Long March 3C rocket from the Xichang Satellite Launch Centre in Sichuan province. - AP

BEIJING: China launched its first space mission to the moon and back, authorities said, the latest step forward for Beijing’s ambitious programme to one day land a Chinese citizen on the Earth’s only natural satellite.

China and 20 other countries sign up to regional bank

New institution: Chinese Finance Minister Lou Jiwei (second left) toasting with guests at the signing ceremony of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. - AFP

BEIJING: China and 20 other countries moved forward towards setting up an Asian infrastructure lender seen as a counterweight to Western-backed international development banks.

World

As Ebola hits, New Yorkers maintain wary calm

NEW YORK (Reuters) - News of New York's first case of Ebola was met with worry and even anger on Friday, but for this city of eight million residents, seasoned by everything from terror attacks to superstorms, there was little sign of panic.

Two U.S. states to quarantine health workers returning from Ebola zones

Cleaning crews with "Bio Recovery Corporation" prepare to work at the building where Dr. Craig Spencer lives in New York October 24, 2014. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - New York and New Jersey will automatically quarantine medical workers returning from Ebola-hit West African countries and the U.S. government is considering the same step after a doctor who treated patients in Guinea came back infected, officials said on Friday.

Community

Women against street crime

(From left) Balasupra-maniam, Malaysia Fire Prevention Council national chairman Datuk Dr Soh Chai Hock, nine Iron Lady Awards 2014 recipients, PBB Group Berhad assistant general manager Eva Hew and Bukit Aman Commercial Crime Investigation Department operation and intelligence deputy director Datuk Abdul Jalil Hassan during the presentation of the awards.

THE Road Safety Marshal Club (RSMC) has launched a campaign to promote safety awareness for women in Cheras Leisure Mall, Kuala Lumpur.

Environment

Education

When a smile says a lot

Flashing a smile is perhaps the best way to break the ice or relieve stress, even if there are some social norms and practices that prevent us from doing so.

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