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France confirms wing part found on Reunion is from Flight MH370

September 3, 2015

PARIS, Sept 3 — French prosecutors confirmed today that a wing part found on a remote Indian Ocean island was from ill-fated Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, a month after tests on the flaperon began. “It is possible today to say with certainty that the flaperon discovered on Reunion island on July 29 came from flight MH370,” Paris... Read more

A man preparing some joss sticks for prayers during the Hungry Ghost festival in George Town, Penang on September 3, 3015. ― Picture by K. E. Ooi

A man preparing some joss sticks for prayers during the Hungry Ghost festival in George Town, Penang on September 3, 3015. ― Picture by K. E. Ooi

‘Everest’ at the 72nd Venice Film Festival

‘Everest’ at the 72nd Venice Film Festival

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Cast member Jake Gyllenhaal attends the red carpet for the movie ‘Everest’ at the 72nd Venice Film Festival, northern Italy September 2, 2015. — Reuters pic

‘Everest’ at the 72nd Venice Film Festival
Burning Man 2015 ‘Carnival of Mirrors’ arts and music festival

Burning Man 2015 ‘Carnival of Mirrors’ arts and music festival

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People gather at the art installation Serpent Mother during the Burning Man 2015 ‘Carnival of Mirrors’ arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada, September 2, 2015. — Reuters pic

Burning Man 2015 ‘Carnival of Mirrors’ arts and music festival
Notting Hill Carnival 2015

Notting Hill Carnival 2015

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Performers dance at the Notting Hill Carnival in west London, August 31, 2015. — Reuters pic

Notting Hill Carnival 2015
A day of excitement at ‘All Things Malaysian’

A day of excitement at ‘All Things Malaysian’

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All Things Malaysian, held from 4pm to 11pm on Sunday, saw the connecting roads of Beach Street, Victoria Street, Armenian Street, Soo Hong Lane and Ah Quee Street closed for performances and rows of stalls offering food, beverages, dessert along with books and comic books.

A day of excitement at ‘All Things Malaysian’
2015 MTV Video Music Awards: What Miley wore

2015 MTV Video Music Awards: What Miley wore

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Singer and show host Miley Cyrus arrives at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles August 31, 2015. — Reuters pic

2015 MTV Video Music Awards: What Miley wore
2015 MTV Video Music Awards: Big winners

2015 MTV Video Music Awards: Big winners

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Bruno Mars takes the stage to accept the award for best male video for ‘Uptown Funk’ at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles, California, August 31, 2015. — Reuters pic

2015 MTV Video Music Awards: Big winners

Reuters Video: Chaos on tracks as Hungary stops migrant train

Duration: 00:44, Published 3 Sep 2015

Guatemalan president resigns over corruption firestorm

September 3, 2015

LOS ANGELES, Sept 3 — Embattled Guatemalan President Otto Perez resigned today after a judge issued a warrant for his arrest to face corruption charges, upending the political landscape three days ahead of general elections. After clinging to power through months of unprecedented protests, the conservative leader finally bowed out hours... Read more

French farmers converge on the Place de la Nation square, driving their tractors on the Cours de Vincennes in Paris, France, September 3, 2015. — Reuters pic

French farmers converge on the Place de la Nation square, driving their tractors on the Cours de Vincennes in Paris, France, September 3, 2015. — Reuters pic

Pirelli blame Spa blowouts on track debris

September 3, 2015

MONZA (Italy), Sept 3 — An “exceptional combined effect” of track debris and prolonged usage caused Sebastian Vettel and Nico Rosberg’s high-speed tyre blowouts at last month’s Belgian Grand Prix, Formula One supplier Pirelli said on Thursday. “The events at Spa can...be put down to external factors, linked with the prolonged use of the tyres on one of the most severe tracks of the championship,” they said in a statement at the Italian... Read more

Blue-chips help give Bursa Malaysia a lift

September 3, 2015

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 3 — Bursa Malaysia closed on a firm note today, helped by the persistent buying momentum in blue-chips.    At 5 pm, the benchmark FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (FBM KLCI) finished 12.56 points better at 1,602.75, after moving between 1,592.67 and 1,605.73 throughout the day. A dealer said the uptrend on Wall Street sparked... Read more

A man uses headphones outside a money exchange bureau at downtown Santiago, Chile, September 3, 2015. — Reuters pic

A man uses headphones outside a money exchange bureau at downtown Santiago, Chile, September 3, 2015. — Reuters pic

Google can now make restaurant recommendations for a quick lunch or cheap dinner

September 3, 2015

NEW YORK, Sept 3 — Google has released a new feature for Android users in the US and UK that offers restaurant recommendations based on users’ needs. Looking for a lunch spot nearby? The new feature will offer up a few choices that include photos, ratings and reviews from other diners. In line with the growing trend for personalized apps... Read more

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Brew wants to bring tea time back

  • Brew offers black tea, green tea, rooibos tea as well as floral and fruity infusions. — Picture by Choo Choo May

    Brew offers black tea, green tea, rooibos tea as well as floral and fruity infusions. — Picture by Choo Choo May Read More

  • You can pick up sample sachets of loose tea leaves to try from Brew or order them in normal packages. — Picture by Choo Choo May

    You can pick up sample sachets of loose tea leaves to try from Brew or order them in normal packages. — Picture by Choo Choo May Read More

  • The Das siblings, Chironjit and Promita are the founders of Brew, an online tea company. — Picture by Choo Choo May

    The Das siblings, Chironjit and Promita are the founders of Brew, an online tea company. — Picture by Choo Choo May Read More

Actor Chris Evans makes directorial debut in ‘Before We Go’ (VIDEO)

September 3, 2015

LOS ANGELES, Sept 3 —Hollywood actor Chris Evans has swapped his “Captain America” shield for the director’s chair in “Before We Go”, a romantic drama he also stars in along with British actress Alice Eve. Evans makes his directorial debut with the movie about two strangers who meet in New York one night, and whose initial acquaintance... Read more

Reuters Video: Ella Eyre says her clothes aren't coming off unless she wants them to
Rising British singer songwriter Ella Eyre, who held a special performance outside Tower Bridge. — Reuters

BMW to expand hybrid range at Frankfurt

September 3, 2015

LOS ANGELES, Sept 3 — The centerpiece of BMW's Frankfurt motor show stand will undoubtedly be its all new ultra-luxurious, very connected 7 Series. However, the German carmaker will also be using the event to continue honoring its commitment to greener, more environmentally conscious motoring with the launch of two new cars that use the... Read more

Employees of French carmaker Renault work on the Clio RS assembly line at Renault factory in Dieppe, France, September 3, 2015. — Reuters pic

Employees of French carmaker Renault work on the Clio RS assembly line at Renault factory in Dieppe, France, September 3, 2015. — Reuters pic

Dreams of drowning: Italy struggles to help traumatised migrants

September 3, 2015

ROME, Sept 3 — The sensation of drowning, short-term memory loss, insomnia and suicidal tendencies: they may have made it safely to Italy, but many asylum seekers are plagued by symptoms of trauma and the psychological help they need is in short supply. Between 10 per cent and 30 per cent of asylum seekers reaching Europe are estimated to... Read more

Guys transform into pin-up models
A few brave men agree to a makeover.

Google Street View gets standalone app

September 3, 2015

BERLIN, Sept 3 — Google Maps has unveiled a standalone Google Street View app that will allow users to contribute to a world map of landscapes, landmarks and more. Google’s announcement came as Ricoh revealed its latest spherical camera, the Ricoh Theta S, at the IFA in Berlin. The new app will feature the capability to connect to... Read more

Jounalists take pictures of Sonys new smartphone ‘Z5’ at the consumer electronics trade fair IFA in Berlin, September 3, 2015.— Reuters pic

Jounalists take pictures of Sonys new smartphone ‘Z5’ at the consumer electronics trade fair IFA in Berlin, September 3, 2015.— Reuters pic Read More

Italy named favourite country by CN Traveller readers for fifth straight year

September 4, 2015

LONDON, Sept 3 — The well-travelled, well-heeled readers of CN Traveller UK have spoken, voting Italy, Paris, British Airways and the Greek Islands among their favourite destinations and travel brands this year. In the UK edition of CN Traveller magazine's 2015 Readers’ Travel Awards, voters crowned Italy their favourite international... Read more

Tourists visit Ksiaz Castle in an area where a Nazi train is believed to be at, in Walbrzych, southwestern Poland, September 3, 2015. ― Reuters pic

Tourists visit Ksiaz Castle in an area where a Nazi train is believed to be at, in Walbrzych, southwestern Poland, September 3, 2015. ― Reuters pic

‘Once Upon a Miao’: Jian Goh’s Cat City childhood

By Alan Wong
September 3, 2015

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 3 — In the middle of August I was given a preview of a new graphic novel (some days, I love my job), one in the vein of that now best-selling series of childhood stories, by a local illustrator. I LOLed every few pages. Kuching-born Goh Kheng Swee, who goes by the monikers Jian Goh and Akiraceo (or is it AkiraCEO?) and... Read more

A comic book is seen at a vigil for slain Fox Lake Police Lieutenant Charles Joseph Gliniewicz in Fox Lake, Illinois, United States, September 3, 2015. Gliniewicz was also known as GI Joe. — Reuters pic

A comic book is seen at a vigil for slain Fox Lake Police Lieutenant Charles Joseph Gliniewicz in Fox Lake, Illinois, United States, September 3, 2015. Gliniewicz was also known as GI Joe. — Reuters pic