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Education 06 Nov 2016 | 12:00 AM

Green schools a growing trend

Some schools in Singapore are creating gardens on their premises as such plots offer learning opportunities and a chance for students to get close to nature.

Nation 05 Oct 2016 | 12:00 AM

Hidden getaways bag the prizes

KUALA LUMPUR: A host of local hidden getaway gems was unearthed in Round 4 of The Star’s 45@45 Giveaways, with participants sharing little-known escapes, events and foodie finds.

World 08 Aug 2016 | 9:14 PM

In Thailand, bruised opposition seeks solace in 2017 vote prospects

KHON KAEN, Thailand (Reuters) - In Thailand's rural heartland, supporters of former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra say they will focus on winning an election next year, even though they would have to govern on military terms if they win.

World 17 Jun 2016 | 12:12 AM

Kids, teachers ditch school as crisis engulfs Venezuela

LA FRIA, Venezuela (Reuters) - Mariangel Caceres' teachers, whose salaries do not buy enough food to live on, stopped showing up for classes early this year.

Nation 12 Mar 2016 | 12:00 AM

Making the disabled feel at home

PETALING JAYA: By the disabled, for the disabled. That’s the idea behind Fadzli Fadhilah’s recent acquisition of an assisted living home for the disabled.

Nation 28 Nov 2015 | 12:00 AM

Good value awaits property buyers at the biggest gathering of developers

KUALA LUMPUR: Property buyers looking for good value projects should check out the Fair, said Star Media Group Bhd group managing director and CEO Datuk Seri Wong Chun Wai.

World 15 Aug 2013 | 5:10 AM

Insight - Japan's nuclear clean-up: costly, complex and at risk of failing

KAWAUCHI, Japan (Reuters) - The most ambitious radiation clean-up ever attempted has proved costly, complex and time-consuming since the Japanese government began it more than two years in the wake of the Fukushima nuclear meltdown. It may also fail.

World 11 Oct 2013 | 6:50 PM

Lebanese risk everything in perilous exodus from poverty

QABBAIT, Lebanon (Reuters) - Hussein Khodor sold his small poster shop in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli to pay the $80,000 cost of smuggling him and his family to Australia where he hoped to build a better life.

Nation 02 Apr 2014 | 6:49 PM

MH370 search: Missing plane dominates Hisham’s day in Hawaii

HONOLULU: "Missing Malaysia Airlines MH370 is like our own plane. We're involved in the search effort as if we're looking for our own," Vietnamese Defence Minister Gen Phung Quang Thanh supposedly said.

World 01 Mar 2015 | 3:35 PM

Activist monk seeks Buddhism overhaul in Thailand over corruption fears

NAKHON PATHOM, Thailand (Reuters) - Phra Buddha Issara is a monk with a mission. From his Buddhist temple near Bangkok he is calling for a radical overhaul of Thai Buddhism, fearing millions of dollars in temple donations and a rapidly modernizing nation are corrupting monks.