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Picture perfect: Ukrainian kite enthusiast Alex Shramko (right) taking photographs of a student flying a ‘wau bulan’ at the kite festival in Bukit Layang-Layang, Pasir Gudang.
Safe and sound: Kpl Jain being brought into an ambulance after being rescued from the border island of Tugupil by the navy.
Travel guide: Musa showing a brochure for domestic travel during a press conference for the MATTA fair.

IGP Khalid unfazed by threat

Kite maker: It’s an art that must soar for generations

Navy rescues soldier attacked by swordfish

Tourism Malaysia all out to promote domestic tourism


PM: Feeling the heat of global warming

Meeting of minds: Najib chairing the Green Technology and Climate Change Council meeting in Putrajaya. With him are Muhyiddin, other Cabinet ministers and agency representatives. — Bernama

PUTRAJAYA: Climate changes and the global warming phenomena can no longer be viewed lightly as they have caused massive damage and loss of lives, says Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

Spat in PAS spreads wider

One for the album: Dzulkefly (right), Johor PAS commissioner Aminolhuda Hassan (third from right) and Johor PAS members taking a group photo during the press conference at the Chinese Press Club in Johor Baru.

JOHOR BARU: The spat between the conservatives and the progressives in PAS continues with Johor PAS saying that the party president need not necessarily be an ulama as those from the professional group could also vie for the top post.


In Japan, robot dogs are for always

For the furry departed: Kofukuji temple chief priest Bungen Oi offering a prayer during the funeral for 19 of Sony’s pet robot AIBOs at the Kofukuji temple in Isumi, Chiba prefecture. — AFP

ISUMI: Incense smoke wafts through the cold air of the centuries-old Buddhist temple as a priest chants a sutra, praying for the peaceful transition of the souls of the departed.

Media trumpets Xi’s political theory

BEIJING: Chinese state-run media gave wall-to-wall coverage to President Xi Jinping’s newly declared “Four Comprehensives” political theory as he consolidated power and advanced his own brand of Communist thought.


Greek protesters clash with police in first backlash against Syriza

ATHENS (Reuters) - Dozens of black-clad protesters clashed with riot police in central Athens on Thursday, smashing shop windows, throwing petrol bombs and burning cars after an anti-government march, the first since the leftist Syriza party took power a month ago.

Russia's Khodorkovsky: Putin is a 'naked king' facing economic ruin

Russian exile, Mikhail Khodorkovsky delivers a speech at Chatham House in central London, February 26, 2015.  REUTERS/Toby Melville

LONDON (Reuters) - Former Russian tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky said on Thursday Vladimir Putin was a "naked king" presiding over an economy that will weaken further, eventually provoking a battle between rival clans in Moscow.


Celebrations away from home

Snack fest: UCSI University students (from left) Jing Jing, Tao, Chen Yang, Jia, Yili and Zhenni enjoying some traditional goodies. – IZZRAFIQ ALIAS / The Star.

In the absence of familiar surroundings and loved ones, students from China still welcomed the lunar new year in their own way.


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