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All Sabah schools closed for two weeks as Covid-19 ravages state

Reuters Video: Arsenal manager Wenger to leave after 22 years in charge
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is to leave at the end of the season after a reign of almost 22 years that made him the most successful boss in the Premier League club’s history. Julian Satterthwaite reports. — Reuters Read More

BY JUSTIN ONG
October 10, 2020

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 10 — The Education Ministry has closed all schools in Sabah until October 25 as a precaution given the state’s critical Covid-19 situation. The... Read more

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Covid-19 interruptions: The court cases in Malaysia (briefly) disrupted by quarantine, tests

BY IDA LIM
October 10, 2020

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 10 — Malaysians are by now familiar with interruptions to their daily lives in the “new normal” amid the Covid-19 pandemic. Its effects have been felt even in the courtrooms, causing delays to hearings as lawyers and even the accused undertake health screenings for the virus. Malay Mail compiled a list of the... Read more

Onlookers watch Nepali workers trying to bring a Malindo Air plane back onto the runway at the international airport in Kathmandu April 20, 2018, after it skidded off the runway following an aborted take-off. — AFP pic Read More

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Inside Milan Design Week 2018

Inside Milan Design Week 2018

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People visit an airborne labyrinth of polycarbonate installation called ‘Limbo’, created by Jacopo Foggini, during Design Week in Milan April 18, 2018. — Reuters pic

Inside Milan Design Week 2018
Arcadia show in London

Arcadia show in London

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A posed performance of the ‘Lords of Lightening’, part of the upcoming Arcadia show held next to the Orbit Tower in London April 18, 2018. — Reuters pic

Arcadia show in London
Eva Longoria gets star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Eva Longoria gets star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

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Eva Longoria wipes a tear on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles, California April 17, 2018. — Reuters pic

Eva Longoria gets star on Hollywood Walk of Fame
The ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ stars in Singapore

The ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ stars in Singapore

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Cast members Robert Downey Jr, Benedict Cumberbatch, Karen Gillan, with director Joe Russo and executive producer Trinh Tran at a fan event for Marvel Studio’s ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ movie, in Singapore April 17, 2018. — Reuters pic

The ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ stars in Singapore
At the Academy of Country Music Awards 2018

At the Academy of Country Music Awards 2018

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Keith Urban performs ‘Coming Home’ at the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas, Nevada April 16, 2018. — Reuters pic

At the Academy of Country Music Awards 2018
Stars at the Hong Kong Film Awards

Stars at the Hong Kong Film Awards

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Hong Kong actor Philip Keung wins Best Supporting Actor award at the 37th Hong Kong Film Awards at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre in Hong Kong April 16, 2018. — Reuters pic

Stars at the Hong Kong Film Awards

Fauci says Trump’s talk of Covid-19 ‘cure’ causing confusion

October 10, 2020

WASHINGTON, Oct 10 ― US President Donald Trump has been talking up an experimental Covid-19 treatment he received as “a cure,” but one of his top government scientists said referring to it as such may cause “confusion.” Dr Anthony Fauci, the longtime director of the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Disease, gave an... Read more

Reuters Video: Strikes had limited impact on Assad, say US sources
American sources say the US, French, and British attacks on suspected chemical weapons facilities in Syria did not make as large a dent in President Bashar al-Assad's capabilities as White House statements suggest. — Reuters Read More

US judge makes mixed ruling on Epic injunction request in case against Apple

October 10, 2020

NEW YORK, Oct 10 — A federal judge in California yesterday ruled in an injunction request that Apple Inc could bar Epic Games’s Fortnite game from its App Store but could not block Epic’s Unreal Engine, a software tool relied on by hundreds of other app makers. “The Court maintains its findings from the temporary restraining order... Read more

A customer shops at a South African retailer Pick n Pay in Johannesburg April 20, 2018. ― Reuters pic

RMCO food takeaway: PJ Sea Park’s Sun Huat Kee serves a delicious bowl of white pepper soup

By Lee Khang Yi
October 9, 2020

PETALING JAYA, Oct 9 — In the morning when our appetites are waking up, drinking a wholesome bowl of pork bone broth is the ideal way to kick start the day. You can get that with a bowl of white pepper soup filled with various goodies from Sun Huat Kee, a stall located within Restoran MJ Wang at Sea Park, PJ. Most PJ or KL folks will... Read more

Chicken dishes on a street-food vendor's stall in Kuala Lumpur April 20, 2018. — Reuters pic

Netflix doubles down on efforts to tap African market (VIDEO)

October 10, 2020

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 10 ― With 193 million subscribers in over 190 countries, Netflix seems to reign supreme in the streaming world. However, the Silicon Valley giant is struggling to break through on the African continent, where it's been present in 54 countries since 2015. Netflix is now doubling down on efforts to adapt to the tastes and... Read more

Reuters Video: Tribeca Film Festival celebrates the life of late comedian Gilda Radner
The New York festival offically opened with the documentary film, 'Love, Gilda.' — Reuters Read More

Recycled waste being used for Jaguar, Land Rover interiors

October 8, 2020

LONDON, Oct 8 — Carmaker Jaguar Land Rover has announced plans to bring features made from the 100 per cent recycled nylon, Econyl, to its vehicle interiors. The material is essentially made from ocean and landfill waste. Upcoming models of the carmaker's Jaguar and Land Rover brands will feature floor mats and trims made from Econyl... Read more

Piaggio's Vespa 946 scooters are seen at the Pontedera's farm, Italy April 20, 2018. — Reuters pic

Mental health is one of covid-19’s collateral victims

October 10, 2020

NEW YORK, Oct 10 — Is stress one of the greatest problems of our time? Millions of people suffer from it worldwide, and the pandemic has added insult to injury, piling on a supplemental stress factor, according to a new international Ipsos poll for Headspace. In a recent survey 69 per cent of international respondents have felt more... Read more

Reuters Video: Belgium to kids, go play outside!
It's all fun and games without the television or computer. Angela Moore reports. — Reuters Read More

Mobile games thrive, even as pandemic keeps players home

October 9, 2020

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 9 — Mobile games are thriving as players turn to them for fun and friendship during the pandemic, with increasing numbers of women joining the trend. “Being stuck at home has not stopped people from playing games on their phones,” said SensorTower mobile insights strategist Craig Chapple. “To the contrary, mobile... Read more

Kawasaki Heavy Industries’ collaborative robot stacks rice balls at Delicious Cook & Co’s food factory in Narashino April 20, 2018. — Reuters pic

World tourist trap Italy turns into a coronavirus no-go zone

April 9, 2020

ROME, Apr 9 — Tourists from across the world flock daily to Italy to marvel at its art-filled cathedrals and Roman ruins. But the rolling hills of Tuscany and the ancient city of Pompeii have looked almost abandoned since the coronavirus pandemic turned the Mediterranean country into a strict no-go zone. The resulting economic hit to... Read more

Reuters Video: Luxury liner Queen Elizabeth II reopens as floating hotel
One of the world's most famous ships is now a floating hotel permanently moored at Dubai's Mina Rashid port. Elly Park reports. — Reuters Read More

Positif Covid-19, ketua menteri Sabah bertugas di hospital

October 10, 2020

KOTA KINABALU, 10 Okt ― Datuk Hajiji Noor disahkan positif Covid-19 dan kini dirawat di Hospital Queen Elizabeth, kata Setiausaha Perhubungan Awam kepada Ketua Menteri Sabah itu Effendi Mohamed Sunoh. Effendi dalam kenyataan malam tadi berkata Hajiji, yang menjalani kuarantin kendiri, sekali lagi melakukan ujian Covid-19 dan hasil... Selanjutnya

Anggota MCA Negeri Sembilan Lam Fok Lam, 57, memasang bendera Barisan Nasional ketika tinjauan pemasangan bendera parti sempena Pilihan Raya Umum ke-14 di Jalan Rasah, Seremban hari ini, 20 April 2018. ― Foto Bernama

Four novels for young adults to discover ahead of the third season of ‘13 Reasons Why’

August 17, 2019

NEW YORK, Aug 17 — The third season of 13 Reasons Why is right around the corner, as the teen drama series will start streaming on Netflix on August 23. Here is a selection of four recently-published young adult novels to discover while counting the days before the season’s premiere. Shout by Laurie Halse Anderson (Penguin Young Readers... Read more

Artist Deborah Kass attends New York Magazine & WeWork Celebrate New York’s 50th Anniversary in New York April 20, 2018. — AFP pic

Artist Deborah Kass attends New York Magazine & WeWork Celebrate New York’s 50th Anniversary in New York April 20, 2018. — AFP pic