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In good company : Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim sharing a light moment with Sultan Sharafuddin idris Shah at the Selangor Masters in what will probably be one of the Selangor Mentri Besar’s last official duties before he steps down. — M. AZHAR ARIF / The Star
Loyalty pledge: A video grab of Hapilon taken from YouTube by the Philippine National Police and the US Rewards for Justice Program. - AP
Many happy returns: Liow (fourth from left) blowing the candles of a birthday cake together with Malaysia Guangxi Association president Chong Kuang Bak (third from left) and committee members and guests to commemorate the association's 62nd anniversary.
All about durian: Gasik (seated, middle) and Culclasure posing with local Ibans near Lanjak in Sarawak. They are holding red durians known there as 'gerinang'.

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Sweet scent of durian draws American couple

Nation

Liow: KKIA expansion back on track

Deep in discuss ion: Liow (centre) talking to his deputy Datuk Dr Wee Ka Siong (right) and Sabah MCA chief Wilfred Yong during the Sabah MCA convention in Kota Kinabalu.

KOTA KINABALU: The expansion work on the KK International Airport (KKIA) will finally be completed next January after a delay of more than two years.

Moderation close to his heart

N.S. Selvamany

PETALING JAYA: For Tokoh Guru Nasional (1997) Datuk Seri Dr N.S. Selvamany (pic), moderation is something he has held close to his heart since the 1950s.

Regional

Tropical storm Fung-Wong lashes Taiwan

TAIPEI, (AFP) - Tropical storm Fung-Wong, which left 10 dead in the Philippines, on Sunday pounded Taiwan with torrential downpours and strong winds, forcing the cancellation of dozens of flights and ferry services.

India's jet-set tycoons crash to earth

MUMBAI,(AFP) - They were famed for their jet-set lifestyles and the names of their companies were emblazoned on airplanes, Formula One cars and the shirtfronts of cricket teams.

World

Turkey says no ransom paid for release of hostages held by Islamic State

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - President Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday no ransom had been paid for the release of Turkish hostages held by Islamic State but he declined to be drawn on whether their release freed Turkey's hand to take a more active stance against the insurgents.

France's Sarkozy makes tax pledge in comeback campaign

An illustration photo shows the message of former French President Nicolas Sarkozy on his Facebook page displayed on a mobile phone internet browser held in front of a computer screen which also displays his Facebook page in Paris September 19, 2014. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

PARIS (Reuters) - Nicolas Sarkozy said he would change the tax system to help companies and pledged on Sunday to win back National Front voters one-by-one in his first televised interview since announcing his return to French politics.

Environment

What a load of rubbish

Unsightly piles: Rubbish dumped outside the waste incinerator on Tioman Island, which has yet to start operating.

After a delay of over three years, the waste incinerator in Tioman Island is finally built; but it remains unopened, leading to smelly trash being strewn all over.

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