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Azmin downplays #KerajaanGagal brickbats as mere ‘sentiments’, says PM not talking politics now to focus on Covid-19, economy

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

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April 19, 2021

KUALA LUMPUR, April 19 — Senior Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali has dismissed the recently trending #KerajaanGagal hashtag protest by the public, which means... Read more

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Cops reiterate inter-state travel for social events, wedding banned until after Aidilfitri amid Covid-19 spike

BY KEERTAN AYAMANY
April 19, 2021

KUALA LUMPUR, April 19 — The police reiterated today that inter-state travel is only allowed for work, emergency, death in close family, medical and education reasons, and for long-distance spouses. Amid the recent spike of Covid-19 cases, they insisted that travel for social events such as weddings remain banned until after 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

World can bring pandemic under control within months, says WHO chief

April 19, 2021

GENEVA, April 19 —The world has the means to bring the global Covid-19 pandemic under control in the coming months, the head of the World Health Organisation (WHO) said today, urging a fair and equitable sharing of global resources. But global climate change activist Greta Thunberg, joining the daily WHO news briefing from Sweden as a... 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 stocks retreat from records to open heavy earnings week

April 19, 2021

NEW YORK, April 19 — Wall Street stocks were lower early today to open a heavy week of earnings that includes reports from major technology giants, consumer products companies and airlines. Both the Dow and S&P 500 pulled back from Friday’s records as investors mull whether the market has much higher to go after a heady run in early... Read more

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

Makcik Kiah’s firewood baulu, sought by many

April 19, 2021

KUALA KANGSAR, April 19 — Kuih baulu (baulu cake) is among the favourites not only during Hari Raya, but also as a tasty treat in the morning or evening accompanied by coffee or tea. This traditional delicacy is made up of only three ingredients namely eggs, sugar and flour, but the baking process is strenuous and... Read more

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

Thai singer First Anuwat put on leave after sharing indecent video on social media

BY SYLVIA LOOI

April 19, 2021

KUALA LUMPUR, April 19 — Thai singer First Anuwat has been told by his recording company to take a break after the 18-year-old accidentally shared an indecent video of him and his girlfriend on his social media. China Times reported that First, whose first single If He Will Love (No Matter How He Loves) chalked up 77 million views on... 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

Perodua launches Aruz in Singapore

April 13, 2021

KUALA LUMPUR, April 13 — Perusahaan Otomobil Kedua Sdn Bhd (Perodua) has officially launched the Aruz in Singapore, its first overseas market. In a statement today, Perodua said the Aruz is priced at S$92,999 (about RM286,409), inclusive of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) and certificate of entitlement (COE). The carmaker said the Aruz... Read more

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

Report: Pollution, crown-of-thorns starfish, fish bombing, tourism impacts continue to threaten Malaysia’s coral reefs

BY MELANIE CHALIL
April 19, 2021

PETALING JAYA, April 19 — Malaysia’s overall coral reef health may be in “fair condition” but some areas are showing signs of decline that require addressing, Reef Check Malaysia revealed in its 2020 survey report today. After surveying 210 marine sites nationwide last year, the non-profit organisation found that the reef’s... 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

Facebook to announce new audio products today, says report

April 19, 2021

SAN FRANCISCO, April 19 — Facebook will announce a series of products under the umbrella of “social audio” today, including its take on audio-chat app Clubhouse and a push into podcast discovery and distribution, Recode reported yesterday. These plans include an audio version of Rooms, a video-conferencing product Facebook launched a... 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

Menteri: Diskaun saman JPJ 70 peratus bermula esok

April 12, 2021

PUTRAJAYA, 12 April — Diskaun 70 peratus selama dua bulan ditawarkan untuk semua saman Jabatan Pengangkutan Jalan (JPJ) bermula esok termasuk kes yang masih dalam tindakan senarai hitam. Menteri Pengangkutan Datuk Seri Wee Ka Siong berkata tawaran diskaun untuk saman yang boleh dikompaun itu adalah bersempena sambutan ulang tahun ke-75... 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