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BY A. RUBAN, AIZYL AZLEE AND YISWAREE PALANSAMY
September 26, 2016

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 26 — Nurjehan Mohamed, 37 and her husband Aref Omar, 39 have a joint monthly income of RM8,000 a month which puts them comfortably above the national... Read more

Contamination could have been sabotage, says exco

By Juliana Menon
September 26, 2016

PETALING JAYA, Sept 26 — The Selangor government is not ruling out sabotage for the contamination of the Sungai Semenyih water treatment plant, which was shut down on Thursday, state tourism, consumer affairs and environment committee chairman Elizabeth Wong said yesterday. Although preliminary tests have so far found the facility free of... Read more

Colourful fireworks dotted the sky during the Citrawarna Kuala Lumpur 2016 launching at Dataran Merdeka last night. — Bernama pic

Colourful fireworks dotted the sky during the Citrawarna Kuala Lumpur 2016 launching at Dataran Merdeka last night. — Bernama pic Read More

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Prince George, Princess Charlotte on maiden visit to Canada

Prince George, Princess Charlotte on maiden visit to Canada

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Britain’s Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, holds the hand of her son Prince George while carrying Princess Charlotte as they arrive at the Victoria International Airport September 24, 2016. — Reuters pic

Prince George, Princess Charlotte on maiden visit to Canada
Islam’s ‘vagabonds’: Sufi Muslims in New York

Islam’s ‘vagabonds’: Sufi Muslims in New York

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Habiba Farah and other Sufis whirl in devotion at a lodge in New York’s Tribeca neighbourhood. — Picture by Nicole Craine/The New York Times

Islam’s ‘vagabonds’: Sufi Muslims in New York
Subtle seduction at Armani

Subtle seduction at Armani

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Italian designer Giorgio Armani poses with models at the Giorgio Armani fashion show during Milan Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2017 in Milan September 23, 2016. — Reuters pic

Subtle seduction at Armani
Drake, Sia, One Republic and more rock Las Vegas

Drake, Sia, One Republic and more rock Las Vegas

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Australian singer and songwriter Sia (left) performs with dancers during the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas September 23, 2016. — Reuters pic

Drake, Sia, One Republic and more rock Las Vegas
Versace brings sexy back

Versace brings sexy back

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Models present creations at the Versace fashion show during Milan Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2017 in Milan September 23, 2016. — Reuters pic

Versace brings sexy back
Etro’s boho dream

Etro’s boho dream

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Models present a creation at the Etro fashion show during Milan Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2017 in Milan September 23, 2016. — Reuters pic

Etro’s boho dream

Reuters Video: Paris goes car-free to curb pollution

Duration: 01:!1, Published 26 Sep 2016

Suspect in Pippa royal photo ‘hack’ bailed by British police

September 26, 2016

LONDON, Sept 26 — A suspected hacker was bailed by British police yesterday following reports that 3,000 photographs had been stolen from Pippa Middleton, sister-in-law of Prince William, and were up for sale.  The pictures were reported by The Sun and Daily Mail newspapers to have been stolen from Middleton's iCloud account and included... Read more

Investigators look over the overturned boat on a jetty in which Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez was killed in Miami Beach September 26, 2016. — Picture from SunSentinel/Joe Cavaretta via Reuters

Investigators look over the overturned boat on a jetty in which Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez was killed in Miami Beach September 26, 2016. — Picture from SunSentinel/Joe Cavaretta via Reuters

No home comforts for West Ham as Saints stroll

September 26, 2016

LONDON, Sept 26 — Southampton condemned West Ham to another miserable experience at their new London Stadium as Charlie Austin and Dusan Tadic inspired the visitors’ 3-0 victory yetserday. West Ham’s move from Upton Park to the former... Read more

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Brexit leads three-quarters of Britain’s CEOs to consider moving, survey shows

September 26, 2016

LONDON, Sept 26 — The UK’s vote to leave the European Union has left more than three-quarters of chief executive officers saying they would consider moving their headquarters or operations outside Britain, according to a survey of 100 business leaders by the accountancy firm KPMG. Some 72 per cent of the CEOs surveyed said they voted... Read more

Rolls of steel are stacked inside the China Steel Corporation factory, in Kaohsiung, southern Taiwan September 26, 2016. — Reuters pic

Rolls of steel are stacked inside the China Steel Corporation factory, in Kaohsiung, southern Taiwan September 26, 2016. — Reuters pic

Japan sake pours overseas as local market dries up

September 25, 2016

OME (Japan), Sept 25 — Ozawa Shuzo brewery hums with activity as boxed bottles of sake are loaded onto trucks. But with the domestic market shrinking, more and more of it is bound for burgeoning overseas markets where the centuries old drink is all the rage. The small establishment has recently drawn interest from potential new customers... Read more

Dog handlers eat their lunch whilst sitting on hay bales in Loseley Park, Britain September 26, 2016. — Reuters pic

Dog handlers eat their lunch whilst sitting on hay bales in Loseley Park, Britain September 26, 2016. — Reuters pic

Watch how three female mathematicians helped Nasa rule space (VIDEO)

September 26, 2016

WASHINGTON, Sept 26 — Due in US theaters January 13, 2017, the movie tells the little-known but true story of three female Nasa mathematicians breaking down racial and gender barriers in 1960s America.  The names Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson are being brought out of history’s shadows thanks to Hidden Figures, a... Read more

Composer Yanni performs during the Jordan Festival at the Citadel in Amman, Jordan September 26, 2016. — Reuters pic

Composer Yanni performs during the Jordan Festival at the Citadel in Amman, Jordan September 26, 2016. — Reuters pic

First test of driverless minibus in Paris

September 24, 2016

PARIS, Sept 24 — The French capital’s transport authority will today carry out its first test of a driverless minibus, in the hope that regular routes for the hi-tech vehicles will be up and running within two years. The electric-powered driverless EZ10 minibus, able to carry up to 12 passengers, has already been tested on closed... Read more

Graphic released by Reuters on September 26, 2016 depicts the range of sensor information feeding a new set of live traffic services digital mapping company HERE is introducing ahead of the Paris Motor Show.  — Reuters pic

Graphic released by Reuters on September 26, 2016 depicts the range of sensor information feeding a new set of live traffic services digital mapping company HERE is introducing ahead of the Paris Motor Show. — Reuters pic

Jean Honore Fragonard drawings go on show in New York

September 26, 2016

NEW YORK, Sept 26 — The French 18th-century artist Jean Honoré Fragonard is known for his paintings, etchings and also drawings. New York's Met Museum will be showcasing this last aspect of his work with the exhibition “Fragonard: Drawing Triumphant — Works from New York Collections,” opening October 6. For some great painters,... Read more

Visitors ride a roller coaster during the Oktoberfest in Munich September 26, 2016. — Reuters pic

Visitors ride a roller coaster during the Oktoberfest in Munich September 26, 2016. — Reuters pic

Five upcoming video games to watch out for

September 26, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 26 — EA Sports adds an expanded career mode and greater detail to Fifa 17, the latest in its annual football sim franchise, motor-racing game Forza Horizon 3 heads for Australia, and creature collection jaunt Yo-Kai Watch 2 finally launches outside of Japan, while Clustertruck lets us all in on one of 2016’s YouTube... Read more

The M1 3D printer prints a sophisticated geometric structure, developed by Silicon Valley startup Carbon, at Carbon headquarters in Redwood City, California. Picture released September 27, 2016. — Reuters pic

The M1 3D printer prints a sophisticated geometric structure, developed by Silicon Valley startup Carbon, at Carbon headquarters in Redwood City, California. Picture released September 27, 2016. — Reuters pic

Lebanese shun pricey, polluted beaches for trips abroad

September 26, 2016

BEIRUT, Sept 26 — Lebanese like Hamza al-Sees should have no problem finding a beach to while away the summer in a country stretching along the Mediterranean. But as private developers have gobbled up seafront land and families complain of ever-more polluted waters, many Lebanese say it is cheaper and cleaner to fly abroad than go to the... Read more

Tourists visit the Bayon Temple in Siem Reap province, Cambodia September 26, 2016. — Reuters pic

Tourists visit the Bayon Temple in Siem Reap province, Cambodia September 26, 2016. — Reuters pic

Tiga go-kart bergesel, nahas ragut nyawa dua beranak

September 26, 2016

KUANTAN, 26 Sept — Kemalangan yang menyebabkan dua beranak terbunuh pada Perlumbaan Automatif dan Inovasi Pendidikan (EIMARace) 2016 di Jalan Sukpa, Indera Mahkota di sini semalam berpunca daripada tiga go-kart bergesel sesama sendiri. Ketua Jabatan Ketenteraman Awam dan Trafik Negeri Pahang Supt Mohd Noor Yusof Ali berkata pergeselan... Selanjutnya

Raja Permaisuri Agong Tuanku Hajah Haminah berkenan menyampaikan Piala Keseluruhan kepada Hishamuddin Mon (kiri) pada majlis Penyampaian Hadiah Pertandingan Golf Amal Piala Raja Permaisuri Agong 2016 di Kuala Lumpur 25 September 2016. — Foto Bernama

Raja Permaisuri Agong Tuanku Hajah Haminah berkenan menyampaikan Piala Keseluruhan kepada Hishamuddin Mon (kiri) pada majlis Penyampaian Hadiah Pertandingan Golf Amal Piala Raja Permaisuri Agong 2016 di Kuala Lumpur 25 September 2016. — Foto Bernama

The tears and laughter of Yasmina Reza’s lost Babylon

September 25, 2016

PARIS, Sept 25 — Yasmina Reza insists she doesn’t like to make her characters suffer. But suffer they do in her deliciously droll dissections of middle-class mores such as Art and God of Carnage, which have been worldwide hits for France’s most famous playwright. Her new book, Babylon, is no exception, a novel in which a dinner... Read more

Israeli adventurer Yossi Ghinsberg lost in the Bolivian jungle and author of a book title ‘Jungle’, speaks during a conference in La Paz, Bolivia. Picture released September 26, 2016. — Reuters pic

Israeli adventurer Yossi Ghinsberg lost in the Bolivian jungle and author of a book title ‘Jungle’, speaks during a conference in La Paz, Bolivia. Picture released September 26, 2016. — Reuters pic