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Sarawak JPAM refutes claims missing helicopter found in Sri Aman

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May 5, 2016

KUALA LUMPUR, May 5 ― The Sarawak Civil Defence Department (JPAM) tonight refuted claims that the missing helicopter carrying six VIPs has been found in Sri Aman, and... Read more

Special team deployed to find missing helicopter, DPM says

May 5, 2016

KUCHING, May 5 ― A special team led by police has been sent to carry out a search and rescue mission for a helicopter reported missing in Sebuyau this evening. Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said initial reports said a helicopter that took off from Betong at 4.15pm and scheduled to arrive in Kuching at 5pm was... Read more

A boy plays in the JR-East Shinkansen train simulator during a bullet train exhibition in Kuala Lumpur May 5, 2016. ― Picture by Yusof Mat Isa

A boy plays in the JR-East Shinkansen train simulator during a bullet train exhibition in Kuala Lumpur May 5, 2016. ― Picture by Yusof Mat Isa

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MPVs take centre stage at China Auto show

MPVs take centre stage at China Auto show

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A visitor walks past a BJ 20 from BAIC Group presented during the Auto China 2016 auto show in Beijing, China May 5, 2016. — Reuters pic

MPVs take centre stage at China Auto show
Jodie Foster receives star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Jodie Foster receives star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

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Actress Jodie Foster poses on her star after it was unveiled on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Hollywood May 5, 2016. — Reuters pic

Jodie Foster receives star on Hollywood Walk of Fame
Kate Middleton views Vogue images of herself

Kate Middleton views Vogue images of herself

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Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge with Alexandra Shulman (right) and Nicholas Cullinan visit the ‘Vogue 100: A Century Of Style’ exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery in London, England May 5, 2016. The Duchess appears on the cover of the centenary issue in June 2016. — Reuters pic

Kate Middleton views Vogue images of herself
May the fourth be with you as fans celebrate ‘Star Wars’ Day across the galaxy

May the fourth be with you as fans celebrate ‘Star Wars’ Day across the galaxy

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Fans dressed as the characters from ‘Star Wars’ during Star Wars Day in Taipei, Taiwan May 4, 2016. — Reuters pic

May the fourth be with you as fans celebrate ‘Star Wars’ Day across the galaxy
Art-like dishes at chef Grant Achatz’s Alinea in Chicago

Art-like dishes at chef Grant Achatz’s Alinea in Chicago

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Purple Shiso tea, Red Bud flowers, ice fish wafer and miso atop a block of ice at Alinea in Chicago, April 28, 2016. — Picture by Nathan Weber/The New York Times

Art-like dishes at chef Grant Achatz’s Alinea in Chicago
Kitesurfing in the Mediterranean Sea

Kitesurfing in the Mediterranean Sea

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People kitesurf in the Mediterranean Sea in Tel Aviv, Israel May 4, 2016. — Reuters pic

Kitesurfing in the Mediterranean Sea

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Turkish PM Davutoglu bows out as Erdogan aims at stronger presidency

May 5, 2016

ANKARA, May 5 ― Ahmet Davutoglu announced today that he was stepping down as leader of Turkey’s ruling AK Party and therefore as prime minister, bowing to President Tayyip Erdogan’s drive to create a powerful executive presidency. In a speech defending his record but also vowing loyalty to Erdogan, Davutoglu said he had kept his party... Read more

Reuters Video: Entire city evacuated as Alberta fire burns out of control
Firefighters in the western Canadian city of Fort McMurray are scrambling to contain a raging fire that has forced the evacuation of all 80,000 residents. Vanessa Johnston reports. — Reuters Read More

Abe: Brexit would make UK ‘less attractive’ for Japanese companies

May 5, 2016

LONDON, May 5 ― Prime Minister Shinzo Abe today warned that Britain would become “less attractive” for Japanese investment if it votes to leave the European Union in a membership referendum in June. “A vote to leave would make the UK less attractive as a destination for Japanese investment,” Abe said after talks with British counterpart... Read more

A customer uses a National Australia Bank (NAB) automated teller machine in Sydney, Australia May 5, 2016. ― Reuters pic

A customer uses a National Australia Bank (NAB) automated teller machine in Sydney, Australia May 5, 2016. ― Reuters pic Read More

How about a weekend of food and coffee in Penang?

By Opalyn Mok
May 5, 2016

GEORGE TOWN, May 5 ― It is true that we Malaysians are willing to drive a long way just for food. Good food. A couple of my colleagues took a leisurely drive up to Penang recently for a weekend of local hawker food and some cafe hopping. The first stop when they arrived was Woosh Coffee, which is located within the INTI International... Read more

Hearty pork chops with herb stuffing
This clip from YouTube channel Tasty will show you how easy it is to prepare this hearty garlic herb stuffed pork chops. Read More

Prince secretly donated thousands to Afghan orphans, says charity

May 5, 2016

KABUL, May 5 ― Prince was famous worldwide for his music and extravagant outfits, but he was also a secret philanthropist in war-torn Afghanistan, quietly donating thousands to Scout masters caring for young orphans, a charity told AFP today. The pop icon, who died suddenly last month at the age of 57, gave tens of thousands of dollars to... Read more

Hear Alicia Keys’ Latin-infused ‘In Common’
Alicia Keys released a Snapchat video over the weekend teasing fans that new music was on its way, finally releasing the song yesterday (May 4) on her YouTube channel. Read More

China’s car buyers seek more room, comfort; boost for ‘minivans’

May 5, 2016

BEIJING, May 5 — Even as Chinese car buyers feed a boom in crossovers and sport utility vehicles (SUVs), automakers are looking ahead to the likely ‘next big thing’ and reckon affordable people-carriers, or multi-purpose vehicles (MPVs), could be it. Shifts towards electric cars in many cities, potential breakthroughs in autonomous,... Read more

Visitors exit a Haval H6 from Great Wall Motors during the Auto China 2016 auto show in Beijing, China. — Reuters pic

Visitors exit a Haval H6 from Great Wall Motors during the Auto China 2016 auto show in Beijing, China. — Reuters pic Read More

Bacteria hampers mosquitoes’ ability to spread Zika, study shows

May 5, 2016

JOHANNESBURG, May 5 ― A bacterium known as Wolbachia, which is fairly common in insects, can reduce mosquitoes’ ability to spread the Zika virus, researchers said yesterday. The study in the journal Cell Host and Microbe is the first to report on the effect of Wolbachia on Zika, which can cause birth defects in babies if their mothers are... Read more

People stand still as a two-minute siren marking Holocaust Remembrance Day is sounded in Jerusalem, May 5, 2016. ― Reuters pic

People stand still as a two-minute siren marking Holocaust Remembrance Day is sounded in Jerusalem, May 5, 2016. ― Reuters pic

GoPro adds two new mobile apps to make editing more fun

May 5, 2016

NEW YORK, May 5 — American action-cam maker GoPro has released two new mobile applications for editing video footage filmed with the firm’s devices or with smartphone cameras. The apps are available to download now. GoPro has unveiled Quik and Splice, two mobile applications for the firm’s new creative software suite for mobile devices.... Read more

Reuters Video: Massive email hack hits millions
Hundreds of millions of hacked usernames and passwords for email accounts and other websites have been stolen, a security expert told Reuters. Bobbi Rebell reports. — Reuters Read More

Looking for halal food in Seoul or Tokyo? Try the new Have Halal Will Travel app

By Kenny Mah
May 5, 2016

KUALA LUMPUR, May 5 — One of the challenges I face when my Muslim friends ask me for recommendations when they travel to some of the cities I’ve visited, such as Tokyo or Munich, is to offer them halal food options. Authentic halal eateries can be hard to find in these places and I worry that they might not be entirely halal. What is a travel... Read more

Tourists wait in line to change money in Old Havana, Cuba May 5, 2016. ― Reuters pic

Tourists wait in line to change money in Old Havana, Cuba May 5, 2016. ― Reuters pic

Helikopter bawa timbalan menteri hilang, operasi mencari bermula

May 5, 2016

KUALA LUMPUR, 5 Mei — Sebuah helikopter yang membawa beberapa orang kenamaan (VIP), termasuk seorang timbalan menteri, dalam penerbangan dari Betong ke Kuching dilaporkan hilang petang tadi. Menurut laporan yang belum disahkan, mereka yang menaiki helikopter tersebut antaranya Datuk Noriah Kasnon, timbalan menteri perusahaan perladangan... Selanjutnya

Beberapa penduduk melihat peninggalan bahagian rangka kapal pedagang Britain yang karam di Sungai Pahang lebih 100 tahun lalu, dekat Kampung Tanjung, Pekan pada 4 Mei, 2016. — Foto Bernama

Beberapa penduduk melihat peninggalan bahagian rangka kapal pedagang Britain yang karam di Sungai Pahang lebih 100 tahun lalu, dekat Kampung Tanjung, Pekan pada 4 Mei, 2016. — Foto Bernama Artikel Penuh

‘The End of the Alchemy’: The book that will save banking from itself

By Michael Lewis
May 5, 2016

NEW YORK, May 5 ― One of my favorite memories of my brief life on Wall Street in the late 1980s is of Mervyn King’s visit. A year after Professor King ― as I still think of him ― had been my tutor at the London School of Economics, he was tapped to advise some new British financial regulator. As he had no direct experience of financial... Read more

A woman reads a book and drinks wine on a warm day in London, Britain May 5, 2016. — Reuters pic

A woman reads a book and drinks wine on a warm day in London, Britain May 5, 2016. — Reuters pic