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Dr Noor Hisham: Sensitivity levels of two Covid-19 saliva self-test kits above 90pc

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

July 7, 2021

KUALA LUMPUR, July 7 ― Studies done by the Medical Research Institute (IMR) have found that two self-test devices (Rapid Antigen test) that use saliva for Covid-19... Read more

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Pakatan: Five-day parliamentary meet not enough to discuss critical issues

BY THASHA JAYAMANOGARAN
July 7, 2021

KUALA LUMPUR, July 7 — The Pakatan Harapan (PH) presidential council today said the five-day special parliamentary meeting later this month was inadequate to discuss key issues highlighted by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong. It said these included the Emergency proclamation, the Emergency Ordinances and the National Recovery Plan. “In... 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

China tightens security on Myanmar border over virus fears

July 7, 2021

BEIJING, July 7 — A Covid-19 outbreak on China’s porous border with Myanmar pushed new cases to the country’s highest level in six months, according to official data Wednesday, despite tightened border security. The coronavirus first emerged in central China in late 2019, but a series of strict measures and harsh border restrictions... 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

Argentina beat Colombia in shootout to reach Copa America final

July 7, 2021

BRASILIA, July 7 ― Argentina will face Brazil in the Copa America final after they beat Colombia 3-2 in a shootout today following a 1-1 draw in their semi-final in Brasilia. Goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez saved from Colombia's Davinson... Read more

Russia gears up for Spain

Russia gears up for Spain Read More

OCBC Bank begins moratorium sign-up exercise today

July 7, 2021

KUALA LUMPUR, July 7 — OCBC Bank (Malaysia) Bhd said all its individual, microenterprise, small and medium enterprise (SME) customers may now sign up for either a six-month deferment or 50 per cent reduction in instalments for six months. It said in a statement that OCBC Bank and its Islamic banking subsidiary OCBC Al-Amin Bank Bhd have... Read more

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

Paris gets a taste of pizza-making robots

July 6, 2021

PARIS, July 6 — Behind the dark green facade of a new Paris pizzeria, arms wielding ladles and spatulas perform an intricate ballet to churn out made-to-order pies — but no human hands are involved in the performance. The glass-enclosed kitchen is staffed by silver robots that build, bake and box up pizzas with the help of specially... Read more

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

Malaysian actress Michelle Yeoh joins cast of Netflix’s ‘The Witcher: Blood Origin’

BY MELANIE CHALIL
July 7, 2021

PETALING JAYA, July 7 – Malaysian actress Tan Sri Michelle Yeoh will be joining the cast of the upcoming Netflix series The Witcher: Blood Origin. The streaming giant confirmed the news last night in a press release. The former Bond girl and Crazy Rich Asians star has been cast as Scian, “the very last of her nomadic tribe of... 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

Unveiling its last petrol car, Lotus sets off in pursuit of Porsche

July 7, 2021

HETHEL, July 7 — Lotus unveiled its last ever petrol car on Tuesday, a milestone in the British sportscar brand’s journey towards becoming an all-electric and far bigger automaker by the end of the decade. Lotus and its Chinese owner Geely want to transform what is now a tiny company making some 1,500 sports cars a year into an electric... Read more

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

Abandoned babies: Kembara Kitchen assists mothers, hospital in Selangor with diapers and baby formula

BY SYLVIA LOOI
July 7, 2021

KUALA LUMPUR, July 7 ― With no end in sight for the Covid-19 pandemic, more are having difficulties continuing with their daily life. The latest is the abandonment of babies by mothers after their delivery at hospitals. Kembara Kitchen co-founder Chan Yi Lyn said they were alerted of the matter on Monday by their partner Pertubuhan Anak... 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

Sony reveals new State of Play event, will showcase game made by a Microsoft studio

BY RAYMOND SAW
July 7, 2021

KUALA LUMPUR, July 7 ― Sony has been doing State of Play events since 2019, where they highlight the best upcoming games on their Playstation console. Today, they revealed a new State of Play event set for July 8. The highlight of the event will be Deathloop, a Playstation-exclusive video game that incidentally is being made 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

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