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Defence minister confirms Malaysian plane intercepted by Indonesian fighter jets

June 26, 2016

KUALA LUMPUR, June 26 — A Malaysian military transport plane was intercepted by two Indonesian jet fighters while flying a regular route over Indonesia’s Natuna Islands, defence officials said today. The C-130 aircraft was flying from west Malaysia yesterday towards the eastern Malaysian state of Sabah, a senior official told AFP on... Read more

Former Umno deputy president Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin speaks during a joint press conference with Datuk Mukhriz Mahathir in Kuala Lumpur June 26, 2016. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa

Former Umno deputy president Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin speaks during a joint press conference with Datuk Mukhriz Mahathir in Kuala Lumpur June 26, 2016. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa Read More

A trip to Noah’s Ark in Kentucky, USA

A trip to Noah’s Ark in Kentucky, USA

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Visitors at the Creation Museum in Petersburg, Kentucky, June 2, 2016. — Picture by Kyle Grillot/The New York Times

A trip to Noah’s Ark in Kentucky, USA
Join the festivities at Pride London Parade

Join the festivities at Pride London Parade

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Participants take part in the annual Pride London Parade which highlights issues of the gay, lesbian and transgender community, in London, Britain. — Reuters pic

Join the festivities at Pride London Parade
Powdery fun at Festival of Colours in Ukraine

Powdery fun at Festival of Colours in Ukraine

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Youths throw blue and yellow powder, the colours of Ukrainian national flag, at each other during the Festival of Colours in Kiev, Ukraine, June 25, 2016. — Reuters pic

Powdery fun at Festival of Colours in Ukraine
Wet weather fun at Glastonbury Festival 2016

Wet weather fun at Glastonbury Festival 2016

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Revellers dance during the Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm in Somerset, Britain June 23, 2016. — Reuters pic

Wet weather fun at Glastonbury Festival 2016
A ride on the SkySlide in Los Angeles

A ride on the SkySlide in Los Angeles

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A member of the media rides the Skyslide from the 70th to 69th floor of the US Bank Tower which is attached to the OUE Skyspace LA observation deck in downtown Los Angeles, California June 24, 2016. — Reuters pic

A ride on the SkySlide in Los Angeles
Must-see artefacts at the Egyptian Museum

Must-see artefacts at the Egyptian Museum

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Tourists look at pharaonic artefacts inside the Egyptian Museum during the in summer season in Cairo, Egypt June 24, 2016. — Reuters pic

Must-see artefacts at the Egyptian Museum

Reuters Video: Crowds wowed by ‘Floating Piers’

Duration: 00:43, Published 26 Jun 2016

Chinese ship inaugurates expanded Panama Canal

June 26, 2016

AGUA CLARA, June 26 — A giant Chinese-chartered freighter nudged its way into the expanded Panama Canal today to mark the completion of nearly a decade of work forecast to boost global trade. Thousands of people cheered and waved flags as they watched the vessel, especially renamed COSCO Shipping Panama, inaugurate the widening of the... Read more

Reuters Video: China launches new rocket
China has successfully launched its new Long March 7 rocket carrier in southern Hainan province. — Reuters Read More

Griezmann double sends France into Euro 2016 last eight

June 26, 2016

LYON, June 26 — Hosts France came from behind to beat 10-man Ireland 2-1 and reach the Euro 2016 quarter-finals after two second-half strikes from forward Antoine Griezmann at Parc OL today. A tactical switch from coach Didier Deschamps... Read more

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Pound’s record loss seen as just the beginning with UK in turmoil

June 27, 2016

LONDON, June 26 — The big question for pound traders may have been answered, but the outlook for the currency is murkier than ever. Sterling suffered a record one-day loss on Friday after Britain voted to leave the European Union, pushing it to the lowest level since 1985. Investors face months of uncertainty — the mechanics and terms... Read more

People wave Panama flags as the Chinese Cosco container vessel named ‘Andronikos’ navigates through the Agua Clara locks during the first ceremonial pass through the newly expanded Panama Canal in Agua Clara, on the outskirts of Colon City, Panama June 26, 2016. — Reuters pic

People wave Panama flags as the Chinese Cosco container vessel named ‘Andronikos’ navigates through the Agua Clara locks during the first ceremonial pass through the newly expanded Panama Canal in Agua Clara, on the outskirts of Colon City, Panama June 26, 2016. — Reuters pic Read More

Lawanya Food Corner: For that great taste of home cooking

By Lee Khang Yi
June 26, 2016

KUALA LUMPUR, June 26 — Hidden in an alley just off Jalan Scott in Brickfields is Lawanya Food Corner. I had stumbled upon it one day; what grabbed my attention was the bright green hue of the eatery. Next I was attracted to the array of claypots filled to the brim with a variety of vegetable dishes. One lunch later, I was hooked. The... Read more

Scottish military veterans drink outside a pub on Armed Forces Day in Edinburgh, Scotland on June 25, 2016. — AFP pic

Scottish military veterans drink outside a pub on Armed Forces Day in Edinburgh, Scotland on June 25, 2016. — AFP pic

‘Dory’ tops box office as ‘Independence Day’ gets tepid opening

June 26, 2016

LOS ANGELES, June 26 — Walt Disney Co’s Finding Dory placed first at the box office for a second weekend, beating the modest opening for Independence Day: Resurgence, a big summer release from Twentieth Century Fox. The sequel to Finding Nemo posted estimated weekend sales of US$73.2 million (RM299.68 million) in US and Canadian... Read more

Reuters Video: Guns N’ Roses kick off ‘Not in This Lifetime Tour’
Rock band Guns N’ Roses prepare to kick off their North American tour, ‘Not in This Lifetime’, in Detroit. — Reuters Read More

Meet the Mill Blackbird, a revolution in car advertising (VIDEO)

June 26, 2016

NEW YORK, June 26 — The Mill created the Mill Blackbird, a fully adjustable car rig that is touted to revolutionise the way car advertisements are shot. By layering computer graphics (CG) effects on the Blackbird, the vehicle can be adjusted to shoot cars ads anywhere, at any location, without the need to rely on a physical car. The... Read more

The Mill Blackbird — the future of car ads
The Mill created The Mill Blackbird, a fully adjustable car that is touted to revolutionise the way car advertisements are shot. Read More

Danish company creates hugging machine for people with autism (VIDEO)

June 26, 2016

COPENHAGEN, June 26 — A Denmark-based company has developed a hugging machine called OrbisBox to help calm people with autism. The device is 163 centimetres tall, 85 cm wide and 223 cm in length. It can be transported to different locations and contains side plates covered with polyurethane foam. The device is said to be a commercial... Read more

Reuters Video: Bulletproof fashion in Colombia
The look is bulletproof-chic in Bogota, where Colombian clothing designer Miguel Caballero rolls out this season's ambush ready wear. Gavino Garay reports. — Reuters Read More

Dawn of the virtual assistant

By Henry Alford
June 26, 2016

NEW YORK, June 26 — You don’t hear many people bellyaching about the servant problem these days. In 1904, when Saki wrote, “The cook was a good cook, as cooks go, and as cooks go, she went,” this lapidary witticism would have fallen on kind ears. The bourgeoisie of that era talked about the unreliability of hired help with the same... Read more

Reuters Video: Newest high-tech eye hospital readies for takeoff
The newest version of the “Flying Eye Hospital”, which features state of the art technology and surgery facilities to train physicians in procedures and help prevent blindness, is unveiled ahead of its first mission to China. ― Reuters Read More

Eurosceptic English resort hopes for sunny future post-Brexit

June 26, 2016

LONDON June 26 — With its deserted casinos, ice-cream parlours and seagulls circling above a lofty Victorian pier, the English seaside town of Clacton-on-Sea is like a postcard for the Britain of yesteryear. Nostalgia for the domestic beach tourism heyday of the 1940s-1980s is palpable in this small Essex resort, the unlikely epicentre of... Read more

Holiday-makers enjoy the beach in Benidorm in Benidorm near Alicante, Spain, June 26, 2016. — Reuters pic

Holiday-makers enjoy the beach in Benidorm in Benidorm near Alicante, Spain, June 26, 2016. — Reuters pic Read More

Lari dari Malaysia, kini jadi pengarah perarakan gay di AS

June 26, 2016

KUALA LUMPUR, 26 Jun — Seorang warga Malaysia yang memohon suaka di Amerika Syarikat (AS) kerana diskriminasi seksualiti kini dilantik pengarah perarakan gay di New York tahun ini. Julian Sanjivan, sukarelawan yang bertanggungjawab menganjurkan acara itu di pusat perniagaan Manhattan di AS dipilih sebagai pengarah perarakan oleh... Selanjutnya

Ketua Jabatan Siasatan & Penguatkuasaan Trafik IPK Perlis DSP Rusli Yahya (tengah) berbuka puasa bersama anggota-anggotanya di KM19 lebuhraya Changlun-Kuala Perlis dekat Arau, 25 Jun 2016.— Foto Bernama

Ketua Jabatan Siasatan & Penguatkuasaan Trafik IPK Perlis DSP Rusli Yahya (tengah) berbuka puasa bersama anggota-anggotanya di KM19 lebuhraya Changlun-Kuala Perlis dekat Arau, 25 Jun 2016.— Foto Bernama

Writer looks to football for peaks and valleys of Argentine life

June 26, 2016

CASTELAR (Argentina), June 26 — It was with low expectations a couple of decades ago that a young Argentine history teacher dropped off a selection of his short stories on football with the host of a weekly football-themed radio show. He knew that the host, Alejandro Apo, frequently read stories about the sport on the air, but usually the... Read more

When George RR Martin and Stephen King get together
The two acclaimed authors took the stage together in Albuquerque, New Mexico, for an hour-long chat, which covered just about everything. But Martin had us when he quipped: ‘How do you write so many books so fast?’ Read More