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KL Bar election: First female lawyer elected as chairman

Reuters Video: Seven Earth-like planets found that could have life
Astronomers have found a nearby solar system with seven Earth-sized planets, potentially with liquid surface water, raising the prospect of life. Lisa Bernhard reports. — Reuters Read More

By Ida Lim
February 23, 2017

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 23 — Lawyer Goh Siu Lin today became the first female to win the chairman post in the Kuala Lumpur Bar committee, besting two other contenders for the... Read more

Theatre don who taught here named by US prep school as ‘sexual predator’

February 23, 2017

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 23 ― A prominent theatre teacher who has worked in Malaysia and the region since the 1980s has been accused by Milton Academy in Massachusetts, US of sexually abusing at least a dozen of its students. According to the Boston Globe, the preparatory school said it sacked him in 1987 after he admitted to molesting a... Read more

Umno Youth members hold placards during a protest at the North Korea embassy, following the murder of Kim Jong-nam in Kuala Lumpur February 23, 2017. — Reuters pic

Umno Youth members hold placards during a protest at the North Korea embassy, following the murder of Kim Jong-nam in Kuala Lumpur February 23, 2017. — Reuters pic Read More

Kate Middleton visits children’s charities in Wales

Kate Middleton visits children’s charities in Wales

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Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, speaks with members of the public during her visit to Caerphilly Family Intervention Team (FIT) in Caerphilly, Wales, February 22, 2017. — Reuters pic

Kate Middleton visits children’s charities in Wales
Tears, throwbacks and tributes at 2017 Brit Awards

Tears, throwbacks and tributes at 2017 Brit Awards

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Robbie Williams performs at the Brit Awards in London February 22, 2017. — Reuters pic

Tears, throwbacks and tributes at 2017 Brit Awards
What’s new at the 2017 Toy Fair

What’s new at the 2017 Toy Fair

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Mattel’s Kamigami robots are seen at the 114th North American International Toy Fair in New York February 22, 2017. ― Reuters pic

What’s new at the 2017 Toy Fair
Highlights from the Christopher Kane fashion show

Highlights from the Christopher Kane fashion show

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A model presents a creation at the Christopher Kane catwalk show during London Fashion Week in London February 21, 2017. ― Reuters pic

Highlights from the Christopher Kane fashion show
Classics get a twist at Burberry

Classics get a twist at Burberry

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Models present creations at the Burberry catwalk show during London Fashion Week in London February 21, 2017. ― Reuters pic

Classics get a twist at Burberry
Latest looks from Topshop Unique

Latest looks from Topshop Unique

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A model presents a creation at the Topshop Unique catwalk show during London Fashion Week in London February 20, 2017. ― Reuters pic

Latest looks from Topshop Unique

NYT Video: London Fashion Week in 60 seconds

Duration: 01:10, Published 23 Feb 2017

Hundreds protest Netanyahu in Australia

February 23, 2017

SYDNEY, Feb 23 — Several hundred pro-Palestinian protesters demonstrated in Sydney today against the first visit to Australia by an Israeli prime minister, branding Benjamin Netanyahu a “war criminal”. A police helicopter hovered over the city as speakers slammed Canberra’s strong support of Netanyahu and his government. “We are... Read more

Buddhist monks pray and hold placards behind a wire barricade at Dhammakaya temple, in Pathum Thani province, Thailand February 23, 2017. — Reuters pic

Buddhist monks pray and hold placards behind a wire barricade at Dhammakaya temple, in Pathum Thani province, Thailand February 23, 2017. — Reuters pic

Berahino certain Hughes will unlock his potential

February 23, 2017

LONDON, Feb 23 — Mark Hughes’ stellar career as a striker has given forward Saido Berahino a reason to be optimistic the Stoke City manager will help the bring the best out of him. Berahino, who joined Stoke from West Bromwich Albion in... Read more

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Peugeot eyes ‘European champion’ rank with Opel takeover

February 23, 2017

PARIS, Feb 23 — PSA said today its takeover of Opel would create a “European champion” in the auto industry, as the French carmaker pursued its acquisition plans armed with soaring fresh profit numbers. PSA, which owns the Peugeot and Citroen brands, said net profit for 2016 nearly doubled as the group pushes plans to buy General... Read more

A girl checks her mobile phone as she walks past the Bharti Airtel office building in Gurugram, previously known as Gurgaon, on the outskirts of New Delhi in this picture released February 23, 2017. — Reuters pic

A girl checks her mobile phone as she walks past the Bharti Airtel office building in Gurugram, previously known as Gurgaon, on the outskirts of New Delhi in this picture released February 23, 2017. — Reuters pic

McDonald’s in Italy embraces off-menu item: Slice of Roman road

February 23, 2017

MARINO, Feb 23 — It’s a common enough story in Italy: An ancient ruin — in this case, a tract of Roman road — is discovered during the construction of a building — in this case, a McDonald’s — and puts a halt to the work until the site can be excavated. Rather than fret about lost time and money, McDonald’s decided to... Read more

NYT Video: Spicy roasted broccoli pasta
This pasta and broccoli dish has all the elements of the usual casserole, but everything browns as it cooks on the sheet pan. — The New York Times Read More

Taraji P. Henson’s ‘Proud Mary’ adds Billy Brown to cast

February 23, 2017

LOS ANGELES, Feb 23 — How to Get Away With Murder and Sons of Anarchy actor Billy Brown is joining the cast of Proud Mary, reports Variety. Brown will star opposite Taraji P Henson in the hitman thriller, which is to be directed by Babak Najafi. Henson will play a hit woman whose life is upturned when she meets a young boy who awakens... Read more

The complete Wolverine trilogy? Watch it here
In the near future, a weary Logan cares for an ailing Professor X in a hideout on the Mexican border. But Logan’s attempts to hide from the world and his legacy are up-ended when a young mutant arrives, being pursued by dark forces. Read More

Lexus is voted most reliable car brand in the US… again

February 23, 2017

NEW YORK, Feb 23 — For the sixth year in a row, Toyota’s luxury marque has topped the annual JD Power Vehicle Dependability Study. The study ranks a car’s dependability based on how many faults its owners have experienced over the first 12 months of ownership — in this case from 2014-2015. A score is assigned based on the findings... Read more

A Peugeot car drives past the logos of French car maker Peugeot and German car maker Opel at a dealership in Villepinte, near Paris February 23, 2017. — Reuters pic

A Peugeot car drives past the logos of French car maker Peugeot and German car maker Opel at a dealership in Villepinte, near Paris February 23, 2017. — Reuters pic

Samsung heir’s prison life: No smartphone, cannibal neighbour

February 23, 2017

SEOUL, Feb 23 — While being questioned for allegedly bribing South Korea’s president, Samsung Group’s Jay Y. Lee is locked up at a prison notorious for housing convicted billionaires, a serial killer and the hangman’s noose. That doesn’t mean he’s given up being the boss. Lee doesn’t have a phone or computer and technically is... Read more

NYT Video: A day in the life of a wedding reporter
Vinny Mallozzi’s career has taken him from the Jets locker room to Donald J. Trump Jr.’s wedding reception. Here is a look at one of the 6,000 weddings he has covered. — The New York Times Read More

Tech breakthroughs take a backseat in upcoming Apple iPhone launch

February 23, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 23 — When Apple Inc launches its much-anticipated 10th anniversary iPhone this autumn, it will offer an unwitting lesson in how much the smartphone industry it pioneered has matured. The new iPhone is expected to include new features such as high-resolution displays, wireless charging and 3-D sensors. Rather than... Read more

Olivier Stasse (right), Head of Research at CNRS, tests Pyrene, a humanoid robot handyman, developed by the French lab Laas (Laboratory for Analysis and Architecture of Systems) of the CNRS in Toulouse, France February 23, 2017. — Reuters pic

Olivier Stasse (right), Head of Research at CNRS, tests Pyrene, a humanoid robot handyman, developed by the French lab Laas (Laboratory for Analysis and Architecture of Systems) of the CNRS in Toulouse, France February 23, 2017. — Reuters pic

Clothes maketh the Manneken: A peek inside the Brussels statue’s wardrobe

February 23, 2017

BRUSSELS, Feb 23 — Brussels’ famous Manneken Pis statue has been cheekily urinating into its Baroque fountain for 400 years, and for about as long, fans around the world have dressed up the naked little boy in colourful costumes. From an Elvis Presley white-sequined jumpsuit, to Mickey Mouse, or a gilded 18th century French courtly... Read more

Members of ninja group Ashura show their martial-art skills during a press conference held by Japan Ninja Council at Foreign Correspondents

Members of ninja group Ashura show their martial-art skills during a press conference held by Japan Ninja Council at Foreign Correspondents' Club of Japan (FCCJ) in Tokyo on February 22, 2017. The Japan Ninja Council, announced its new projects including development of tourist circuits, building a museum devoted to ninja in Tokyo to open in 2018 and a 'ninja academy' to train the martial-art of ninja. —AFP pic

Tidak puas ‘bertarung’, Izara Aishah mahu lagi filem aksi (VIDEO)

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February 23, 2017

PETALING JAYA, 23 Feb — Pelakon Izara Aishah berasa senang jika ditawarkan sekali lagi berlakon dalam filem aksi selepas tidak banyak babak pertarungannya dipaparkan dalam J Revolusi. Izara, 25, berkata walaupun terpaksa berada di lokasi lebih dari 24 jam namun apa yang dipaparkan dalam filem berkenaan tidak setimpal dengan usaha... Selanjutnya

Para penunggang motorsikal menunggu giliran untuk mengambil kupon pada program isi minyak motor percuma di stesen minyak Shell Taman Sri Rampai, Kuala Lumpur, 22 Februari 2017. — Foto Bernama

Para penunggang motorsikal menunggu giliran untuk mengambil kupon pada program isi minyak motor percuma di stesen minyak Shell Taman Sri Rampai, Kuala Lumpur, 22 Februari 2017. — Foto Bernama Artikel Penuh

Murakami fans to pack stores at midnight for new novel

February 23, 2017

TOKYO, Feb 23 — Die-hard fans of Haruki Murakami, the Japanese author perennially pegged as a contender for the Nobel literature prize, will flock to bookstores tonight when his new novel hits shelves. Major bookstores are hosting late-night events and staying open through the early hours to celebrate the release at midnight (1500 GMT) of... Read more

A couple of people ride the subway as they read newspapers as the train pulls into the Times Square stop in New York February 23, 2017. — Reuters pic

A couple of people ride the subway as they read newspapers as the train pulls into the Times Square stop in New York February 23, 2017. — Reuters pic