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Reuters Video: Packing a punch in Seattle, survivor-led self-defence movement takes off
Seattle's Kelly Herron, who became a hero in her city by fighting off a would-be rapist in a public bathroom, has inspired hundreds of other women to learn self-defence tactics. Jillian Kitchener reports. — Reuters Read More

March 30, 2017

KUALA LUMPUR, March 30—North Korea has let the Malaysians it previously barred from exiting the country to return home, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak said... Read more

Putrajaya says extending judges past retirement to ‘share expertise’

By Ida Lim
March 30, 2017

KUALA LUMPUR, March 30 — The retention of judges past the mandatory retirement age is to prevent their expertise and experience from exiting the judiciary, said Datuk Razali Ibrahim today. The minister in the Prime Minister’s Department added there was nothing untoward with returning senior judges such as Tan Sri Jeffrey Tan Kok Wha to... Read more

Local and foreign media personnel gather outside the North Korean embassy in Kuala Lumpur, awaiting the latest update on Kim Jong-nam’s murder. Picture released March 30, 2017. ― Bernama pic

Local and foreign media personnel gather outside the North Korean embassy in Kuala Lumpur, awaiting the latest update on Kim Jong-nam’s murder. Picture released March 30, 2017. ― Bernama pic Read More

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Pooches have a field day at Tokyo International Pets Show

Pooches have a field day at Tokyo International Pets Show

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A visitor carries her pet dogs during Interpets in Tokyo March 30, 2017. — Reuters pic

Pooches have a field day at Tokyo International Pets Show
Tibetan designer AJ Namo’s bold looks at China Fashion Week

Tibetan designer AJ Namo’s bold looks at China Fashion Week

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A model presents a creation by Tibetan designer AJ Namo during a fashion show at China Fashion Week in Beijing March 30, 2017. — Reuters pic

Tibetan designer AJ Namo’s bold looks at China Fashion Week
Samsung S8 and S8+ unveiled in New York

Samsung S8 and S8+ unveiled in New York

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A woman takes a picture of the Samsung Galaxy S8+ smartphone with a Galaxy S7 during the Samsung Unpacked event in New York City March 30, 2017. — Reuters pic

Samsung S8 and S8+ unveiled in New York
Bertie Gekoski reboots his passion for life

Bertie Gekoski reboots his passion for life

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Doing what he loves, Aaron ‘Bertie’ Gekoski gets close to nature as he brings stories of wildlife conservation to new audiences in a new series ‘Borneo Wildlife Warriors’. — Picture courtesy of Aaron Gekoski

Bertie Gekoski reboots his passion for life
Tokyo cherry blossoms in full bloom

Tokyo cherry blossoms in full bloom

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Women take selfie pictures in front of blooming cherry blossoms in a park in Tokyo March 29, 2017. — Reuters pic

Tokyo cherry blossoms in full bloom
Stunning Kate Middleton visits National Portrait Gallery

Stunning Kate Middleton visits National Portrait Gallery

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Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge views work at the 2017 Portrait Gala at the National Portrait Gallery in London March 29, 2017. — Reuters pic

Stunning Kate Middleton visits National Portrait Gallery

Thousands commemorate Palestinian ‘Land Day’

March 30, 2017

DEIR HANNA (Israel), March 30 — Thousands of Arab Israelis and Palestinians gathered today for annual demonstrations marking Land Day, which commemorates 1976 protests in which six people were killed by Israel. A few thousand protesters raised the Palestinian flag and chanted slogans at a protest in Deir Hanna in northern... Read more

Reuters Video: UK prime minister signs Brexit letter to EU
British Prime Minister Theresa May has signed a letter to the European Union officially notifying it of the country's intention to leave the bloc. — Reuters

Barca job ‘impossible’ for Pochettino

March 30, 2017

LONDON, March 30 — Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has quashed speculation linking him with the Barcelona job by insisting he could never manage the Spanish giants. Pochettino was pictured meeting with Barcelona president Josep Maria... Read more

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Apple, Wal-Mart stick with climate pledge after Trump pivot

March 30, 2017

WASHINGTON, March 30 — Many of America’s biggest corporations including Apple Inc and Wal-Mart Stores Inc are sticking by their pledges to fight climate change even as President Donald Trump guts his predecessor’s environmental policies. Companies say their pledges, coordinated by the Obama administration, reflect their push to cut... Read more

A worker places a sign of a money changing shop in the British overseas territory of Gibraltar, historically claimed by Spain, March 30, 2017. — Reuters pic

A worker places a sign of a money changing shop in the British overseas territory of Gibraltar, historically claimed by Spain, March 30, 2017. — Reuters pic

To become a better cook, sharpen your senses

March 30, 2017

NEW YORK, March 30 — Kate McDermott describes it as “the sizzle-whump.” It’s the sound a pie makes when it’s perfectly baked, said McDermott, the author of Art of the Pie. The “sizzle” is the sound of hot butter cooking the flour in the crust, melding it into a crisp, golden lid. The “whump” is the sound of the thickened... Read more

People enjoy a cafe in Sur, an historical district of southeastern province of Diyarbakir, Turkey, March 30, 2017. — Reuters pic

People enjoy a cafe in Sur, an historical district of southeastern province of Diyarbakir, Turkey, March 30, 2017. — Reuters pic Read More

Gritty war action in Netflix’s ‘War Machine’ (VIDEO)

March 31, 2017

LOS ANGELES, March 31 —In a film for our times, writer-director David Michôd (Animal Kingdom) recreates a US General’s roller-coaster rise and fall as part reality, part savage parody – raising the specter of just where the line between them lies today. His is an anti-establishment, pro-soldier exploration in the form of an absurdist... Read more

Reuters Video: Spider-Man 'Homecoming' film preview
The new rebooted Spider-Man film ‘Homecoming’ explores what it’s like to be a superhero and a teenager who is still at high school. Jayson Mansaray reports. — Reuters

Rolls-Royce reveals a super group of musically-inspired bespoke cars

March 30, 2017

LONDON, March 30 — In order to underline its historical rock n’ roll credentials, carmaker Rolls-Royce has collaborated with a host of British music icons to create a set of totally bespoke Wraith coupés that reflect each star’s personality, tastes and achievements. The stars approached for the “Wraith Inspired by Music”... Read more

Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche poses near the Mercedes Maybach 6 car before the Daimler annual shareholder meeting in Berlin March 30, 2017. — Reuters pic

Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche poses near the Mercedes Maybach 6 car before the Daimler annual shareholder meeting in Berlin March 30, 2017. — Reuters pic

New research suggests hepatitis B and C could increase the risk of Parkinson’s disease​

March 30, 2017

LONDON, March 30 — New research suggests that the hepatitis B and C viruses may be linked to an increased risk of Parkinson’s disease. Carried out by a team from the University of Oxford, UK, the study looked at hospital records from a large British database, including records of nearly 22,000 people with hepatitis B, 48,000 with... Read more

A bust of Cristiano Ronaldo after the ceremony to rename Funchal Airport as Cristiano Ronaldo Airport in Madeira March 30, 2017. — Reuters pic

A bust of Cristiano Ronaldo after the ceremony to rename Funchal Airport as Cristiano Ronaldo Airport in Madeira March 30, 2017. — Reuters pic Read More

Samsung launches Galaxy S8 and dreams of recovery from Note 7 (VIDEO)

March 30, 2017

SEOUL, March 30 — Samsung Electronics Co Ltd unveiled its Galaxy S8 flagship smartphone as it battles to regain the market leadership it lost to Apple Inc after the embarrassing withdrawal of the fire-prone Note 7s. Boasting some of the largest wrap-around screens ever made, the long-awaited S8 is the South Korean technology company’s... Read more

Reuters Video: Samsung unveils its Galaxy S8 smartphone
Samsung Electronics launched its Galaxy S8 flagship smartphone in hopes of regaining its market leadership that it lost to Apple after its embarrassing withdrawal of fire-prone Note 7. Fred Katayama reports. — Reuters

AirAsia to start Kuching-Pontianak route on June 5

March 30, 2017

KUALA LUMPUR, March 30 — AirAsia Bhd will fly to Pontianak, Indonesia, from Kuching with direct daily flights commencing June 5, 2017. In a statement today, the low-cost airline said, in celebration of new route, travellers could enjoy all-in-fares from RM89 one-way which available from now until April 2, 2017 for the travel period from... Read more

Tourists listen to a guide as they stand at a terrace on the top of the Rock in the British overseas territory of Gibraltar, historically claimed by Spain March 30, 2017. ― Reuters pic

Tourists listen to a guide as they stand at a terrace on the top of the Rock in the British overseas territory of Gibraltar, historically claimed by Spain March 30, 2017. ― Reuters pic

Sembilan warga Malaysia selamat tinggalkan Korea Utara, kata Najib

March 30, 2017

KUALA LUMPUR, 30 Mac ― Sembilan rakyat Malaysia yang dihalang daripada meninggalkan Korea Utara kini dibenarkan pulang ke tanah air, kata Perdana Menteri Datuk Seri Najib Razak. Beliau berkata kesemua mereka berlepas dari Pyongyang pada pukul 7.45 malam ini waktu Malaysia dan dijangka tiba di Kuala Lumpur pukul 5 pagi esok. “Saya... Selanjutnya

Suasana mengisi petrol kelihatan seperti biasa di stesen minyak Presint 8, Putrajaya pada petang Rabu. Harga runcit mingguan bagi petrol RON95 turun 17 sen kepada RM2.13 seliter, RON97 turun 19 sen kepada RM2.41 seliter, manakala harga Diesel turun sembilan sen kepada RM2.11 seliter berkuatkuasa hari ini hingga 5 April 2017. — Foto Bernama

Suasana mengisi petrol kelihatan seperti biasa di stesen minyak Presint 8, Putrajaya pada petang Rabu. Harga runcit mingguan bagi petrol RON95 turun 17 sen kepada RM2.13 seliter, RON97 turun 19 sen kepada RM2.41 seliter, manakala harga Diesel turun sembilan sen kepada RM2.11 seliter berkuatkuasa hari ini hingga 5 April 2017. — Foto Bernama Artikel Penuh

Is ‘The Big Life’ the new ‘Lean In’ for millennial women?

March 30, 2017

NEW YORK, March 30 — On a windy winter Thursday evening, six women clustered around a table in the airy, modern Manhattan apartment of Ann Shoket, the former editor-in-chief of Seventeen magazine. Between them sat two large platters of pizza and several half-empty bottles of rosé. The group had gathered for the latest of Shoket’s... Read more

Children carry books they received during a war safety awareness campaign with Civil Defence members in the rebel held besieged city of Douma, in the eastern Damascus suburb of Ghouta, Syria March 30, 2017. — Reuters pic

Children carry books they received during a war safety awareness campaign with Civil Defence members in the rebel held besieged city of Douma, in the eastern Damascus suburb of Ghouta, Syria March 30, 2017. — Reuters pic