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Ahmad Bashah: ‘In the end, we all receive our orders and accept the will of the leadership.’

Bashah: I’m here to stay

ALOR SETAR: Datuk Seri Ahmad Bashah Md Hanipah, who has come under much criticism since being appointed to lead Kedah, says he is a not a “stop-gap” Mentri Besar.

Nation

Malaysian chefs clinch second place in global event

Proud moment: Chong and Lau putting the finishing touches on their impressive showpiece.

PARIS: Malaysia won the silver medal at the Europain and Intersuc’s Les Mondial des Arts Sucre (International Confectionery Art Competition).

Expert: Whale could have died due to stress

Sad sight: Fisheries officers taking measurements of the whale carcass that was found in Sungai Sarang Buaya. —Bernama
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BATU PAHAT: The whale that was earlier rescued off Pontian could have died due to emotional distress after it got separated from its pod, says a fishery expert.

Regional

Wild elephant goes on rampage in Indian town

The wild elephant 'knocked down nearly 100 houses and vehicles' as it ran loose on the streets of Siliguri, on February 10, 2016.-AFP

Kolkata (AFP) - A wild elephant went on an hours-long rampage in a town in eastern India on Wednesday, damaging about 100 homes, shops and other buildings, a state minister said.

Pakistan court to hear bid to reclaim jewel from British crown

The Crown of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, which contains the Koh-i-Noor diamond.--AFP

Lahore (Pakistan) (AFP) - A Pakistani court is set on Thursday to hear a petition asking Britain's Queen Elizabeth II to return the Koh-i-Noor diamond more than 150 years after it was taken from Lahore by colonial forces.

World

Islamic State fighters head south in Libya, threatening Sahel

DAKAR (Reuters) - Groups of Islamic State fighters are quitting their bases in Libya fearing Western air strikes and heading south, posing a new threat to countries in Africa's Sahel region including Niger and Chad, officials and intelligence sources said.

Brazil links three deaths to suspected Zika-related complications

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Recent laboratory analyses identified Zika virus infections in three people who died in Brazil last year, the health ministry said on Thursday, although authorities could not confirm that Zika alone was responsible for their deaths.

Environment

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The monkey swings in

 Fun activity: Pupils form the Chinese character “Hou” which means “Monkey” during their practice session.

Like the Lunar New Year year animal that’s smart, curious and enthusiastic, schoolchildren hope to use their knowledge, skills and creativity for a great year ahead.

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