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Convicted thief slips off cuffs, escapes Penang courthouse in broad daylight

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By Opalyn Mok


September 29, 2016

GEORGE TOWN, Sept 29 ― In a daring stunt, a convicted thief escaped his guards at the Penang courthouse in the city centre this afternoon. Mohd Rozali Omar was believed... Read more

Become entrepreneurs instead of salarymen, minister tells students

BY KAMLES KUMAR


September 29, 2016

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 29 ― Youths should consider venturing into franchise businesses as a means to generate income and jobs for themselves and others, Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Minister Datuk Seri Hamzah Zainuddin said today. He said the number of jobs available was not growing to match the burgeoning pool of jobseekers... Read more

A customer picks up his purchase from a stall at a wet market in Kuala Lumpur September 29, 2016. ― Picture by Yusof Mat Isa

A customer picks up his purchase from a stall at a wet market in Kuala Lumpur September 29, 2016. ― Picture by Yusof Mat Isa

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The model makers

Here’s John Galliano for Maison Margiela

Here’s John Galliano for Maison Margiela

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Models present creations by British designer John Galliano as part of his Spring/Summer 2017 women’s ready-to-wear collection for Maison Margiela fashion house during Fashion Week in Paris September 29, 2016. — Reuters pic

Here’s John Galliano for Maison Margiela
The world’s largest blue topaz in all its dazzling glory

The world’s largest blue topaz in all its dazzling glory

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Philanthropist Maurice Ostro looks through his Ostro stone, the largest known blue topaz stone, for media at the Natural History Museum in London, Britain September 28, 2016. — Reuters pic

The world’s largest blue topaz in all its dazzling glory
Anthony Vaccarello’s debut collection for Saint Laurent

Anthony Vaccarello’s debut collection for Saint Laurent

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Models present creations by designer Anthony Vaccarello as part of his Spring/Summer 2017 women’s ready-to-wear collection for fashion house Saint Laurent during Fashion Week in Paris September 28, 2016. — Reuters pic

Anthony Vaccarello’s debut collection for Saint Laurent
Hot air ballooning in Galway, Ireland

Hot air ballooning in Galway, Ireland

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Hot air balloons fly during the Irish hot air ballooning championships in Galway, Ireland September 27, 2016. — Reuters pic

Hot air ballooning in Galway, Ireland
Snaps from Prince William and Kate Middleton’s tour of Canada

Snaps from Prince William and Kate Middleton’s tour of Canada

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From left: Britain’s Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William and British Columbia Premier Christy Clark listen to a conservation officer during a tour of the Great Bear Rainforest in Bella Bella, British Columbia, Canada September 27, 2016. — Reuters pic

Snaps from Prince William and Kate Middleton’s tour of Canada
These pictures of surfing dogs will make your day

These pictures of surfing dogs will make your day

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A dog rides a wave during the Surf City Surf Dog competition in Huntington Beach, California September 26, 2016. — Reuters pic

These pictures of surfing dogs will make your day

Reuters Video: Final trailer for ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them’ is released

Duration: 2:35, Published 29 Sep 2016

No more trade in endangered pangolins, UN meeting decides (VIDEO)

September 29, 2016

JOHANNESBURG, Sept 29 — The United Nations on Wednesday banned global trade in highly endangered pangolins, a scaly animal with the dubious distinction of being the world’s most poached mammal. Member states of the UN’s Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species, known as CITES, voted to place the eight species of... Read more

Reuters Video: Teenager shoots two children, teacher in S. Carolina school
A teenager shoots two children and a teacher at Townville Elementary School in South Carolina before being taken into custody by Anderson County deputies, police say. ― Reuters Read More

Banana-throwing mars PSV clash in Russia

September 29, 2016

MOSCOW, Sept 29 ― Russian football authorities today downplayed a banana-throwing incident at the Champions League match between Rostov and PSV Eindhoven, despite it coming as the club served a punishment for racist abuse. The problem of... Read more

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As Deutsche struggles, German lawmaker says no more help for ailing banks

September 29, 2016

BERLIN, Sept 29 —  Germany will not help ailing lenders such as Deutsche Bank, a senior lawmaker in Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative bloc said today, as resistance grew to any possibility of staging a rescue. With Merkel meeting European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi today, Berlin has already flatly denied it is planning any... Read more

A man walks past an Opec logo ahead of an informal meeting between members of the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (Opec) in Algiers, Algeria, September 29, 2016. — Reuters pic

A man walks past an Opec logo ahead of an informal meeting between members of the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (Opec) in Algiers, Algeria, September 29, 2016. — Reuters pic Read More

The 10 best pizzas for autumn

September 29, 2016

NEW YORK, Sept 29 ― Pizza. It’s one of the great five-letter words in the English language. Americans eat some three billion pies per year, which averages out to 350 slices per second. That number will surely go up in October, National Pizza Month, which happens to coincide with an extraordinarily good moment for pizza around the... Read more

Adrian Michalcik of L’ Fleur Mixology and Champagne in Czech Republic competes in the top 12 round during Diageo’s World Class Bartender of the Year Competition in Miami Beach, Florida September 29, 2016. ― Reuters pic

Adrian Michalcik of L’ Fleur Mixology and Champagne in Czech Republic competes in the top 12 round during Diageo’s World Class Bartender of the Year Competition in Miami Beach, Florida September 29, 2016. ― Reuters pic

Angelina Jolie reportedly out ‘to destroy’ Brad Pitt

September 29, 2016

LOS ANGELES, Sept 29 — Amidst the “Brangelina” split drama, there’s talk that Angelina Jolie is trying to take down Brad Pitt by “running a smear campaign” against him. Us Weekly quoted sources as saying that Jolie was intentionally making negative claims in the media in the hopes that the stories will discredit Pitt. “Angie... Read more

Reuters Video: Ewan McGregor's directorial debut shows in Zurich
British actor Ewan McGregor talks about his feature film directorial debut “American Pastoral” at the Zurich Film Festival. ― Reuters Read More

Honda revs up the excitement with new Type R

September 29, 2016

PARIS, Sept 29 — Behold the first surprise of the Paris Motor Show: The new Honda Civic Type R. The hot hatch version of any new car usually takes at least a year to appear but Honda has thrown away the rule book and on Thursday unveiled what it promises is the hottest Civic hatchback in history alongside the reveal of the standard... Read more

The new Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta is displayed on media day at the Paris Motor Show September 29, 2016. — Reuters pic

The new Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta is displayed on media day at the Paris Motor Show September 29, 2016. — Reuters pic Read More

The model makers

September 29, 2016

MILAN, Sept 29 — The Gucci collection that opened Milan Fashion Week on September 21 was a hallmark show of the spring season. Yet one model, swathed in dusky pink silk and clutching a branded fan, had made her runway debut only 48 hours before. Elibeidy Danis Martinez, a doe-eyed 19-year-old from the Dominican Republic, first set foot on... Read more

Bloomberg Video: SpaceX CEO Elon Musk unveils plan to colonise Mars
Scott Hubbard, professor at Stanford University, and Francois Chopard, founder of Starburst Accelerator, discusses Elon Musk’s plans to build a city on Mars, why we would need to go to the red planet and how the idea will be funded. They speak to Bloomberg’s Emily Chang on ‘Bloomberg West’. — Bloomberg Read More

Samsung says over one million globally using Note 7 with safe battery

September 29, 2016

BEIJING, Sept 29 — Samsung Electronics Co Ltd, the world’s biggest smartphone maker, said today more than one million people globally are now using Galaxy Note 7 smartphones with batteries that are not vulnerable to overheating and catching fire. Samsung on September 2 initiated a voluntary global recall of at least 2.5 million Note 7... Read more

Reuters Video: BlackBerry outsources phone design
The company that once dominated the smartphone market will outsource development of the devices. ― Reuters Read More

New menu items on Airasia and Airasia X flights leading up to Deepavali

September 29, 2016

SEPANG, Sept 29 ― Savour the taste of India’s most popular chicken dish on AirAsia flights with the introduction of Ashok’s Butter Masala Chicken Biryani and Murukku, which are now available on all Malaysia AirAsia (flight code AK) flights. Ashok’s Butter Masala Chicken Biryani will definitely light up each traveller’s journey... Read more

Britain’s Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, tour a mountain bike course in Carcross, Yukon, Canada, September 29, 2016. ― Reuters pic

Britain’s Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, tour a mountain bike course in Carcross, Yukon, Canada, September 29, 2016. ― Reuters pic Read More

Wanita lega terlepas penjara, bebas kes simpan 12 buku militan

September 29, 2016

 KUALA LUMPUR, 29 Sept — Seorang bekas pelajar sarjana di sebuah universiti awam menarik nafas lega hari ini selepas dilepas dan dibebaskan daripada pertuduhan memiliki 12 buah buku berkaitan kumpulan pengganas. Siti Noor Aishah Atam, 29, yang mengambil jurusan Usuluddin itu kemudiannya bersalaman dan memeluk anggota keluarga yang hadir... Selanjutnya

Pemandu Mercedes Petronas F1 Team Lewis Hamilton (kanan) bersama pelajar dari Maz International School semasa Sesi Penglibatan dengan Pelajar di Petrosains Suria KLCC 28 Sept 2016. — Foto Bernama

Pemandu Mercedes Petronas F1 Team Lewis Hamilton (kanan) bersama pelajar dari Maz International School semasa Sesi Penglibatan dengan Pelajar di Petrosains Suria KLCC 28 Sept 2016. — Foto Bernama

The son of Baghdad who fathered Iraqi Frankenstein

September 29, 2016

BAGHDAD, Sept 29 — When Ahmed Saadawi finished writing Frankenstein in Baghdad, a dark fantasy about the war that tore Iraq apart a decade ago, he thought his novel dealt with the past. But just like the monster Mary Shelley first dreamt up exactly 200 years ago, Saadawi’s hero then took on a life of its own. A fresh wave of violence... Read more

A model reads a book as she waits backstage before the Adam Andrascik Spring/Summer 2017 women

A model reads a book as she waits backstage before the Adam Andrascik Spring/Summer 2017 women's ready-to-wear collection for Guy Laroche during Fashion Week in Paris September 29, 2016. — Reuters pic