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Covid-19: Malaysia’s new fatalities remain above 300 mark, total death toll now at 18,219

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BY DANIAL DZULKIFLY
September 5, 2021

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 5 — Malaysia continues to record deaths attributed to Covid-19 past the 300 mark, with 336 new fatalities recorded in the last 24 hours, according to... Read more

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MRSM to accept students from all types of schools, says minister

September 5, 2021

KUALA NERANG, Sept 5 — The government has agreed to maintain the enrolment policy of students to the Mara Science Junior College (MRSM), regardless of the type of school they came from in line with the “Malaysian Family” concept introduced by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob in his maiden speech. Rural Development... 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

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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

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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
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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

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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

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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

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Israel to reopen for small foreign tour groups

September 5, 2021

JERUSALEM, Sept 5 — Israel will allow small foreign tour groups from selective countries to visit from Sept. 19 under a pilot programme to kick-start tourism, the government said today. Tour groups of between 5 and 30 people from countries on Israel’s green, yellow and orange lists will be allowed to enter the country provided all group... Read more

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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

France’s TotalEnergies signs US$27b oil, gas, solar deal in Iraq

September 5, 2021

BAGHDAD, Sept 5 — French energy giant TotalEnergies has signed a US$27-billion (RM112 billion) contract to invest in oil, gas and solar energy production in Iraq, the country’s oil minister said Sunday. The announcement of the deal, supposed in part to reduce Iraq’s reliance on fossil fuels, came as minister Ihsan Ismail signed the... Read more

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Amid flavour fatigue, why mooncakes still matter

By Kenny Mah
September 4, 2021

COMMENTARY, Sept 4 – It’s that time of the year again. No, not Christmas. Not Halloween, not yet. The Dragon Boat Festival was over two months ago; just enough time has passed that the sight of another sticky rice dumpling wouldn’t worry our waistlines. The fête in question is the Mid-Autumn Festival, which this year falls on the... Read more

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

Vehicle carrying famed Japanese director Takeshi Kitano attacked with pickaxe

September 5, 2021

TOKYO, Sept 5 — A vehicle carrying acclaimed Japanese film director and actor Takeshi Kitano was attacked by a man with a pickaxe and a knife, media reports said. Kitano, 74, also a celebrated television comedian in Japan, was inside the vehicle on the premises of private network TBS in Tokyo when the attack took place late Saturday... 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

How Mercedes is alerting drivers to hazards on the road

September 3, 2021

STUTTGART, Sept 3 — Mercedes is bringing a new pothole alert function to its “Car-to-X” communication system. This service allows drivers with a “Mercedes me” account to receive real-time warnings about potential dangers on the road, both via icons on their navigation system and audio alerts. As every driver knows, potholes are a... Read more

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

Do tourist boats stress out whales? Researchers find out

September 5, 2021

HUSAVIK, Sept 5 — Just off the northern coast of Iceland, scientists are collecting data from whales’ breath to find out if they get stressed by whale-watching boats, an industry that has boomed in recent years. Researchers from Whale Wise, a marine conservation charity, are studying the whales’ stress levels in their hormones. From... 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

New Israeli innovation hub seekds foodtech ‘revolutions’

September 4, 2021

TEL AVIV, Sept 4 — An innovation centre seeking to foster “revolutions” in sustainable food was opened in northern Israel on Thursday by one of the country’s leading entrepreneurs, spurred by a “meteoric” investment surge in the sector. Companies at the Margalit Startup City Galil in Kiryat Shmona included Kinoko-Tech, which... Read more

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

Cruise passengers return to Mexico’s Caribbean coast

June 19, 2021

MEXICO CITY, June 19 — The first cruise ship in more than a year docked at Cozumel island on Mexico’s Caribbean coast on Wednesday, greeted by mariachi music and a banner reading: “Welcome back.” The Adventure of the Seas arrived from the Bahamas with around 1,000 passengers on board — a sight for sore eyes for a tourist industry... 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