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Seeking blessings: A family praying at the Thai Buddhist Chetawan Temple in Petaling Jaya. — IZZRAFIQ ALIAS / The Star
Tragic: Fairuz with Nova holding Annisa pictured with Amira (left) and Akila.
Fruitful collaboration: Wong (second from right) receiving a copy of the book at the launch in Kuala Lumpur. With him are (from left) Sultan Nazrin, Sultan Sharafuddin and Mohd Annuar.

Liow: Unite for a stronger nation

Three in family killed in crash

Prayers held for Nepal victims

Through the written word

Nation

Discovering Gen Z’s brightest

Giving Malaysia’s best a chance to shine, Great Eastern Life’s inaugural Superstar ME talent search saw the nation’s young performers clinching the top spots in the competition.

Danger in the line of duty

Harsher laws and violence are making their day at the office hazardous for journalists in the world.

Regional

Under pressure, India's students turn to cheating

NEW DELHI - Fifteen-year-old schoolgirl Payali knew she was doing wrong when she scribbled mnemonics on her hands before entering one of India's thousands of examination rooms.

Red tape delays Nepal quake disaster aid

KATHMANDU - The UN's humanitarian chief has said she is "extremely concerned" that Nepal's customs authorities are slowing the delivery of earthquake aid, as the death toll from the disaster crossed 7,000 on Sunday.

World

Baltimore lifts curfew imposed after unrest, relieving many

Members of the community pray during Sunday morning worship at New Shiloh Baptist Church, where Freddie Gray's April 27 funeral service was held in Baltimore, May 3, 2015.   REUTERS/Sait Serkan Gurbuz

BALTIMORE (Reuters) - The mayor of Baltimore on Sunday lifted a night curfew imposed on the city last week to stem a spate of looting and arson that followed the funeral of a young black man who died from injuries suffered while in police custody.

Italy says 10 migrants die, 5,800 rescued in ongoing mission

Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) founder Regina Catrambone of Italy watches as the MOAS ship MV Phoenix sails outside Valletta's Grand Harbour, Malta May 2, 2015.  REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

ROME (Reuters) - Nearly 5,800 migrants were plucked from boats off the coast of Libya and 10 bodies were recovered in less than 48 hours, Italy's coast guard said, in one of the biggest rescue operations this year.

Education

Real slog for an American degree

America here I come: Taylor’s University ADP Relations and Placement Manager Metilda John pointing out the location of universities on the US map to students.

The ringgit has weakened considerably against the greenback and this has added a whole new dimension to Malaysian students aspiring to study in the United States. The Land of the Free has now become a costly option for tertiary education.

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