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Umno yet to decide on cooperation for Melaka polls, says party’s deputy president

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

October 6, 2021

ALOR GAJAH, Oct 5 — Umno has yet to decide whether to work with any party or contest independently in the Melaka state election, said its deputy president, Datuk Seri... Read more

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Idris Haron alleges individuals’ interference prevent Melaka exco members from performing their task

October 5, 2021

MELAKA, Oct 5 — A day after announcing the withdrawal of support for Melaka Chief Minister’s leadership, Datuk Seri Idris Haron and two other state executive council (exco) members today explained the reasons behind their actions, which had triggered a political crisis in the state. The Sungai Udang assemblyman claimed that there was... 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

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

US senator: Facebook whistleblower’s allegations should be investigated by regulators

October 5, 2021

WASHINGTON, Oct 5 — US lawmakers pounded Facebook today, accusing CEO Mark Zuckerberg of pushing for higher profits while being cavalier about user safety and they demanded that regulators investigate whistleblower accusations that the social media company harms children and stokes divisions. Coming a day after Facebook and its units... 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

IMF sees global GDP in 2021 slightly below prior forecast of 6pc

October 5, 2021

WASHINGTON, Oct 5 — The International Monetary Fund (IMF) expects global economic growth in 2021 to fall slightly below its July forecast of 6 per cent, IMF chief Kristalina Georgieva said today, citing risks associated with debt, inflation and divergent economic trends in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. Georgieva said the global... Read more

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

How PJ’s The Swimming Cow is making ‘sous vide’ sense

By Kenny Mah
October 5, 2021

PETALING JAYA, Oct 5 — With a name like The Swimming Cow, one might wonder if the business offers aquatic lessons for cattle. (Imagine herds of Holsteins, paddling in synchronised fashion.) But no, the witty moniker actually refers to the sous vide method of cooking meat. The meat in question here is beef, of course, which is vacuum... Read more

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

Company linked to Mandopop star Jay Chou seeking to be listed on Hong Kong stock exchange

BY SYLVIA LOOI
October 5, 2021

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 5 — Health product manufacturer Star Plus Legend, of which Taiwan’s King of Mandopop Jay Chou is a major investor, is seeking to be listed on Hong Kong’s stock exchange. The Standard reported that the company is involved in sales of health management and skincare products mainly through social e-commerce channels... 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

Michelin’s puncture-proof airless tyre expected in 2024

October 3, 2021

OCT 3 — Michelin’s Uptis airless tyre, unveiled as a prototype two years ago, is now in the road-testing phase ahead of a scheduled market launch in 2024. While preventing punctures, this technology promises to be safer on the road.

Uptis — which stands for “Unique Puncture-proof Tire System” is an airless tyre that eliminates all... Read more

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

From clothing to cars, what applications for chameleon-like colour-changing technology?

October 5, 2021

SEOUL, Oct 5 — Researchers at Seoul National University in South Korea have developed a new type of artificial skin that changes colour in response to changes in ambient temperature. This discovery could one day find practical applications in the creation of clothing or objects that react instantly to temperature changes. This... 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

Why did Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp shut down?

October 5, 2021

PARIS, Oct 5 — Hundreds of millions of people were unable to access Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp for more than six hours yesterday, underscoring the world’s reliance on platforms owned by the Silicon Valley giant. But what actually caused the outage? What does Facebook say happened? In an apologetic blog post, Santosh Janardhan,... 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