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Poor fire safety standards reported at Melaka tahfiz schools

Reuters Video: Five Asian countries contribute to 60pc of all plastic waste in the ocean
Plastic waste is slowly but surely taking over the world’s oceans, and the bulk of them apparently comes from just five Asian countries. ― Reuters Read More

September 26, 2017

MELAKA, Sept 26 ― Only three of the 38 tahfiz schools inspected by the Fire and Rescue Department in Melaka adhered to the standard fire safety requirements, according to... Read more

Turkish writer Mustafa Akyol freed

BY BOO SU-LYN
September 26, 2017

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 26 — Turkish author and columnist Mustafa Akyol was released from overnight detention this afternoon after questioning by religious authorities over his lectures here. Suhakam commissioner Jerald Joseph said the Federal Territories Islamic Affairs Department (Jawi) interviewed Akyol at a police station in Jalan... Read more

Filmmaker Mahi Ramakrishnan speaks during the ‘Persecution of Muslims in Burma’ discussion at IAIS Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur September 26, 2017. ― Picture by Miera Zulyana

Filmmaker Mahi Ramakrishnan speaks during the ‘Persecution of Muslims in Burma’ discussion at IAIS Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur September 26, 2017. ― Picture by Miera Zulyana Read More

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Disney stores get a brand new look

Disney stores get a brand new look

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Minnie Mouse themed items are pictured at a Disney Store in Los Angeles September 26, 2017. — Reuters pic

Disney stores get a brand new look
The wonderful world of Yayoi Kusama

The wonderful world of Yayoi Kusama

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Japanese avant-garde artist Yayoi Kusama speaks to journalists at her studio in Tokyo September 26, 2017. — Reuters pic

The wonderful world of Yayoi Kusama
Treasures from the Paris Mint Museum

Treasures from the Paris Mint Museum

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An engraver displays his work for a medal depicting the Battle of Marignan (1515) at the workshop of the Monnaie de Paris (Paris Mint), in Paris September 26, 2017. — Reuters pic

Treasures from the Paris Mint Museum
Getting a different type of bird’s eye view of Prague

Getting a different type of bird’s eye view of Prague

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A man balances on a line stretched over the Old Town Square in Prague September 26, 2017. — Reuters pic

Getting a different type of bird’s eye view of Prague
At Portugal’s Lumina Light Festival

At Portugal’s Lumina Light Festival

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An installation created by Oge Group is displayed during the Lumina Light Festival in Cascais, Portugal September 25, 2017. — Reuters pic

At Portugal’s Lumina Light Festival
Dolce & Gabbana play their cards at Milan Fashion Week

Dolce & Gabbana play their cards at Milan Fashion Week

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A model displays a creation from the Dolce&Gabbana Spring/Summer 2018 show at the Milan Fashion Week in Milan September 25, 2017. — Reuters pic

Dolce & Gabbana play their cards at Milan Fashion Week

Trump to host Thai junta chief at White House next week

September 26, 2017

WASHINGTON, Sept 26 — US President Donald Trump will host Thai junta chief Prayuth Chan-ocha at the White House next Tuesday, in a personal triumph for a Thai autocrat who was shunned by Barack Obama’s administration for his regime's dismal rights record. Ties between the long-time allies were strained by Prayuth’s 2014 military coup,... Read more

Reuters Video: White House says ‘not declared war on North Korea’
White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders rejects the assertion by North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho that the US has declared war on North Korea. — Reuters Read More

Arsenal’s Wenger praises Lacazette impact

September 26, 2017

LONDON, Sept 26 ― Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger hailed Alexandre Lacazette for adapting to the Premier League so quickly and says the French striker has a lot more to offer than just goals. Lacazette, who scored twice as Arsenal beat West... Read more

Alibaba takes control of logistics business Cainiao

September 26, 2017

HONG KONG, Sept 26 ― Chinese e-commerce firm Alibaba Group has taken control of logistics unit Cainiao and pledged to spend 100 billion yuan (RM63 billion) over five years to build out a global logistics network, underscoring aggressive expansion plans overseas. Alibaba will invest 5.3 billion yuan to boost its stake in Cainiao Smart... Read more

Jack Ma, Chairman of Alibaba Group, speaks at the Alibaba Gateway Conference in Toronto September 26, 2017. ― Reuters pic

Jack Ma, Chairman of Alibaba Group, speaks at the Alibaba Gateway Conference in Toronto September 26, 2017. ― Reuters pic Read More

Nigella Lawson loves Malaysian dish of golden egg curry

September 26, 2017

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 26 — British celebrity chef Nigella Lawson said the Malaysian dish of golden egg curry has made her obsessed with fresh turmeric. In an opinion piece on UK paper the Guardian, Lawson wrote about how an “enlivening” curry paste could be made quickly by blending turmeric, chillies, shallots, ginger and garlic with a... Read more

Food samples are displayed outside a shop of Famed Fuji Soba, Japanese noodle shop chain, in Tokyo September 26, 2017. — Reuters pic

Food samples are displayed outside a shop of Famed Fuji Soba, Japanese noodle shop chain, in Tokyo September 26, 2017. — Reuters pic

Dust off your shoulder pads — ‘Dynasty’ is back

September 26, 2017

LOS ANGELES, Sept 26 — All hail the massive wigs, the shoulder pads, the gold lame and the cat fights: Dynasty — that decadent, power-dressing apotheosis of in-your-face 1980s excess — is back with a 2017 twist. Nearly three decades after it went off the air, a sexier, younger-skewing and more diverse version is returning, as TV’s... Read more

New trailer released for ‘First They Killed My Father’
Check out this second trailer for Angelina Jolie’s Netflix historical drama ‘First They Killed My Father’ that explores Cambodia’s cruel Khmer Rouge regime in the 1970s. Read More

Volvo electrification programme recognised by UN

September 26, 2017

STOCKHOLM, Sept 26 — A number of major automakers have recently been making bold statements regarding their plans for moving away from petrol and diesel and towards greater use of electrification, but none have gone as far as Volvo. The Swedish automaker has stated that every new model it launches from 2019 onwards will have an electric... Read more

A man rides a motorcycle during ‘The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride’ vintage motorcycles race, as part of a campaign to raise awareness on prostate cancer, in Santiago, Chile September 26, 2017. — Reuters pic

A man rides a motorcycle during ‘The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride’ vintage motorcycles race, as part of a campaign to raise awareness on prostate cancer, in Santiago, Chile September 26, 2017. — Reuters pic

Farm boy charmer gets Paris fashion off to a sexy start

September 26, 2017

PARIS, Sept 26 — Paris fashion week began with a zing late yesterday with an ode to the kind of effortlessly sexy French woman who can stop hearts and traffic by just wrapping herself in a shawl. Simon Porte Jacquemus, the farm boy from the south of France who has bewitched fashion editors and pop stars alike with his Provencal pastoral,... Read more

People take part in a mud football match during a festival for celebrating harvest in a village in Jinhua, Zhejiang Province September 26, 2017. — Reuters pic

People take part in a mud football match during a festival for celebrating harvest in a village in Jinhua, Zhejiang Province September 26, 2017. — Reuters pic

China disrupts WhatsApp ahead of Communist Party meeting

September 26, 2017

BEIJING, Sept 26 — Chinese authorities appear to have severely disrupted the WhatsApp messaging app in the latest step to tighten censorship as they prepare for a major Communist Party congress next month. Users in China have reported widespread disruptions in recent days to the Facebook-owned service, which previously malfunctioned in... Read more

Tourists use their mobile phones to take pictures at the Old Town Square in Prague September 26, 2017. ― Reuters pic

Tourists use their mobile phones to take pictures at the Old Town Square in Prague September 26, 2017. ― Reuters pic

KLIA among world’s top 10 most connected airports

September 26, 2017

LONDON, Sept 26 ― London's Heathrow has emerged the most connected airport, in a list that ranks the busiest megahubs around the world.  Compiled by air travel intelligence company OAG, the international megahubs index ranks airports by calculating the total number of possible connections between inbound and outbound international flights... Read more

People visit the ancient Temple of Zeus in Athens September 26, 2017. ― Reuters pic

People visit the ancient Temple of Zeus in Athens September 26, 2017. ― Reuters pic

Apa makna? Pengundi 8 peratus, wakil rakyat India 15 peratus

OLEH HASBULLAH AWANG CHIK
September 26, 2017

PUTRAJAYA, 26 Sept — Landskap politik Malaysia menonjolkan kelainan apabila wakil rakyat India lebih ramai daripada komposisi kaum itu di Malaysia, kata penganalisis. Profesor Ulung Datuk Shamsul Amri Baharuddin berkata senario berkenaan seakan tidak diendahkan apabila pengundi kini lebih melihat ketokohan pemimpin yang mewakili... Selanjutnya

Timbalan Perdana Menteri Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi (kiri) mengadakan pertemuan dengan Setiausaha Politik dan Hal Ehwal Undang-Undang Parti Komunis China Meng Jianzhu di pejabat setiausaha tersebut do Beijing 26 September 2017. ― Foto Bernama

Timbalan Perdana Menteri Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi (kiri) mengadakan pertemuan dengan Setiausaha Politik dan Hal Ehwal Undang-Undang Parti Komunis China Meng Jianzhu di pejabat setiausaha tersebut do Beijing 26 September 2017. ― Foto Bernama

Stories behind the mask: Writers and their names

September 25, 2017

ROME, Sept 25 — From George Eliot to John le Carre, writers reaching out for the disguise or anonymity offered by a pseudonym is nothing new in the literary world. But the phenomenon has been put back in the spotlight by Italian publishing sensation Elena Ferrante’s assiduous efforts to keep her real identity a secret, at a time when... Read more

A woman reads newspaper headlines on the German election results at a kiosk in Athens September 26, 2017. — Reuters pic

A woman reads newspaper headlines on the German election results at a kiosk in Athens September 26, 2017. — Reuters pic

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