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Dr Noor Hisham: Malaysia’s Covid-19 infectivity rate dips below 1.0 for the first time since April

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

June 7, 2021

KUALA LUMPUR, June 7 — The nation’s Covid-19 infectivity rate or R0/Rt fell to 0.99 on June 6, the first time it has declined to lower than 1.0 since... Read more

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Human rights groups calls for inquests into recent police custodial deaths

June 7, 2021

KUALA LUMPUR, June 7 — Several human rights advocacy groups have called for inquests into the recent deaths of inmates while in police custody.  Non-profit organisation Eliminating Deaths & Abuse in Custody Together (Edict) said in a statement that for cases of death in custody, according to the principle of the rule of law, an inquest is... 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

Fujimori, Castillo neck and neck after Peru presidential polls close

June 7, 2021

LIMA, June 7 — Right-wing populist Keiko Fujimori and radical leftist Pedro Castillo were locked in a “statistical draw” in an exit poll as voting closed in Peru’s presidential election on Sunday. Fujimori, the daughter of disgraced former president Alberto Fujimori, had 50.3 per cent of the vote according to reputable pollsters... 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

Cantlay beats Morikawa in playoff to win PGA Memorial

June 7, 2021

WASHINGTON, June 7 — Patrick Cantlay sank a clutch par putt on the first playoff hole Sunday to defeat Collin Morikawa and win the US PGA Memorial tournament for the second time in three years. World number 15 Cantlay sank a 14-foot birdie... Read more

Russia gears up for Spain

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Tokyo shares open higher following Wall Street gains

June 7, 2021

TOKYO, June 7 — Tokyo shares opened higher today, as investors cheered last week’s gains on Wall Street. The benchmark Nikkei 225 index rose 0.89 per cent, or 257.98 points, to 29,199.50. The broader Topix index firmed 0.20 per cent, or 3.92 points, to 1,963.11. “Japan’s Nikkei was the big underperformer last week, but the solid... Read more

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

Travelling to Thailand from my tiny kitchen: Why ‘pad krapao’ tastes better with some flash fried liver

By Kenny Mah
June 5, 2021

KUALA LUMPUR, June 5 — Food fuels our bodies but also our souls. Every dish is its own form of nostalgia, particularly if you had it for the first time in a faraway city, in some distant land. Perhaps it’s the Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte you had in the forest of Freiburg. The layers of chocolate sponge, the whipped cream and maraschino... Read more

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

Horror film ‘Conjuring’ scares up a North America box office lead

June 7, 2021

LOS ANGELES, June 7 — As if 2020 didn’t bring horrors enough, North American moviegoers seem to crave more: Fright film The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It earned an estimated US$24 million (RM99 million) this weekend to top the box office as more and more theatres reopen after a bleak year. The new Warner Bros. release, the latest... 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

Why is Tesla activating the in-car camera of its vehicles?

June 2, 2021

NEW YORK, June 2 ― Tesla decided to activate the in-car camera installed in some of its models to ensure, in the event of a serious accident, that the driver was properly seated and paying attention, even in Autopilot mode. In its latest software update, Tesla is enabling activation of the camera placed in the interior of some of its... Read more

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

Four decades on, where’s the HIV vaccine?

June 7, 2021

WASHINGTON, June 7 — In the four decades since the first cases of what would come to be known as AIDS were documented, scientists have made huge strides in HIV treatment, transforming what was once a death sentence to a manageable condition. What we still don’t have is a vaccine that would train human immune systems to ward off the... 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

US official warns cyberattacks are ‘here to stay’

June 7, 2021

SAN FRANCISCO, June 7 — The US commerce secretary appealed yesterday for vigilance from the private sector in the face of increasingly serious cyberattacks, saying the threat is “here to stay” and may even worsen. “I think the first thing we have to recognise is this is the reality, and we should assume — and businesses should... 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