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IGP: Revealing details of 1MDB probe might send ‘people into hiding’

BY KAMLES KUMAR
July 26, 2016

PUTRAJAYA, July 26 ― The police do not want to reveal explicit details on their 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) probe as it might send alleged suspects into hiding, Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said today. The Inspector General of Police (IGP) stressed that the authorities are doing whatever is necessary to ensure that the law takes it... Read more

Tourists watch a man make a rattan chair at his shop in Armenian Street, Penang, July 26, 2016. ― Bernama pic

Tourists watch a man make a rattan chair at his shop in Armenian Street, Penang, July 26, 2016. ― Bernama pic

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Ai Weiwei’s art from behind the bars

Ai Weiwei’s art from behind the bars

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A view of one of the dioramas contained inside iron boxes as part of the ‘S.A.C.R.E.D’ installation by Chinese artist Ai Weiwei during a media preview at the cathedral in Cuenca, Spain July 26, 2016. — Reuters pic

Ai Weiwei’s art from behind the bars
Spectacular images from an aerial exhibition in Spain

Spectacular images from an aerial exhibition in Spain

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People watch as the Spanish Air Force aerobatic group Patrulla Aspa flies over San Lorenzo beach during an aerial exhibition in Gijon, northern Spain July 25, 2016. — Reuters pic

Spectacular images from an aerial exhibition in Spain
Colourful cosplay at the 2016 San Diego Comic-Con

Colourful cosplay at the 2016 San Diego Comic-Con

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Gina Gianni of Chicago comes dressed as an animated Batgirl as she waits in a crowd to cross the street to attend the pop culture event Comic-Con International in San Diego, California, United States. — Reuters pic

Colourful cosplay at the 2016 San Diego Comic-Con
A bird’s eye view of Rio at night

A bird’s eye view of Rio at night

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An aerial view of the Olympic Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, less than two weeks before the start of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. — Reuters pic

A bird’s eye view of Rio at night
Inside Carmine Street Guitars in New York

Inside Carmine Street Guitars in New York

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Rick Kelly, owner of Carmine Street Guitars, poses for a picture at his shop in New York July 23, 2016. — Reuters pic

Inside Carmine Street Guitars in New York
Have you caught ‘Kabali’ fever yet?

Have you caught ‘Kabali’ fever yet?

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A fan with his body painted with an image of actor Rajinikanth poses outside a movie theatre showcasing the Tamil film ‘Kabali’ in Bengaluru July 22, 2016. — Reuters pic

Have you caught ‘Kabali’ fever yet?

Reuters Video: Japan mass-stabbing nothing to do with Islamic State, authorities say

Duration: 01:06, Published 26 Jul 2016

China denies demolitions at centre for Tibetan Buddhist learning

July 26, 2016

BEIJING, July 26 — Chinese authorities are renovating one of the world’s largest centres of learning for Tibetan Buddhism to prevent overcrowding and fires, a state-run newspaper said today, denying Tibetan rights groups’ charges of demolition and evictions. Groups including the British-based International Campaign for Tibet say... Read more

NYT Video: Bernie Sanders — 40 years in one speech
Throughout his political career, Senator Bernie Sanders has spoken with remarkable consistency about what he says is an economy rigged against the working class. — The New York Times Read More

Kvitova, Stosur breeze into second round of Rogers Cup

July 26, 2016

MONTREAL, July 26 — Former Grand Slam champions Petra Kvitova and Samantha Stosur were unfazed by opening-day weather delays, cruising into the second round of the WTA hardcourt tournament in Montreal yesterday. Two-time Wimbledon champion... Read more

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McDonald’s said to plan US$400m Malaysia, Singapore sale

July 26, 2016

KUALA LUMPUR, July 26 — McDonald’s Corp. is planning a sale of 20-year franchise rights in Malaysia and Singapore that could collectively fetch at least US$400 million (RM1.63 billion), people with knowledge of the matter said. Suitors for the fast-food operations in the two Southeast Asian markets have begun sounding out banks for... Read more

Bloomberg Video: Christmas in July — Previewing the hottest holiday toys
It might be hot and humid July but retailers are doing their Christmas buying right now and searching for what could be the hottest toy when the snow is falling. Bloomberg digital reporter Polly Mosendz tells us about “Christmas in July”, and what toys will fly off the shelves this holiday season. — Bloomberg Read More

Three great places for Kajang satay

BY YAP TZU GING
July 26, 2016


KAJANG, July 26 — Kajang is synonymous with satay. Like it or not, this little town will probably never escape that association in the years to come. Not that it is a bad thing for what’s not to like about satay? Pieces of meat marinated in a mixture of spices and seasoning (lemongrass is a key ingredient), skewered and then grilled.... Read more

'The Forest', a dish from chef Mauro Colagreco of Menton, France's Mirazur restaurant, at In Situ, a new restaurant inside the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, July 26, 2016. — NYT pic

Nicole Scherzinger joins the cast of Disney’s ‘Moana’

July 26, 2016

LOS ANGELES, July 26 — Nicole Scherzinger has reportedly signed on for Disney’s upcoming animated film Moana. According to reports, Scherzinger will voice the titular character's strong-willed mother, Sina, who is desperate to protect Moana from danger as she sets sail on a life-changing journey across the sea. The movie tells the... Read more

Singer Demi Lovato rehearses for her performance before the start of the at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US July 26, 2016. — Reuters pic

Singer Demi Lovato rehearses for her performance before the start of the at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US July 26, 2016. — Reuters pic

Singapore’s first electric taxi fleet to start operations in September

July 26, 2016

SINGAPORE, July 26 — The first electric taxis will ply the roads here in September, under a trial by HDT Singapore Taxi. The sixth taxi operator in Singapore, it plans to launch a fleet of 100 battery-operated taxis by the first quarter of 2017. These taxis are manufactured by China-based BYD, the world’s largest manufacturer of... Read more

A car decorated on Highway 61, north of Baton Rouge, to show support for Matthew Gerald

A car decorated on Highway 61, north of Baton Rouge, to show support for Matthew Gerald's passing funeral procession near Zachary, La., July 26, 2016. — NYT pic

‘Star Wars’ just gave the US toy industry its best year since ’99

July 26, 2016

LOS ANGELES, July 26 — The Force is with the US toy industry this year. Demand for Star Wars merchandise is set to propel toy sales growth to a 17 year-high, according to industry research firm The NPD Group. Toy sales rose 7.5 per cent in the first half of 2016, pointing to the fastest growth since 1999, the NPD said. Star Wars toys,... Read more

Reuters Video: Cosplay hits fever pitch in Cuba
Hundreds of people gather in the Cuban capital for the country's third Otaku festival, which celebrates Japanese animation, manga comics and video games. — Reuters Read More

Solar Impulse 2 makes history as first solar-powered plane to circle globe

July 26, 2016

ABU DHABI, July 26 — A solar-powered aircraft successfully completed the first fuel-free flight around the world today, returning to Abu Dhabi after an epic 16-month voyage and demonstrating the potential of renewable energy. The plane, Solar Impulse 2, touched down in the United Arab Emirates capital at 0005 GMT (0705 Malaysian time)... Read more

Android Nougat statue unwrapping
After its first presentation in May 2016 at the Google I/0 conference, summer brings more news on the latest version of Android — version 7.0, also known as Nougat — ahead of its official launch this fall. — AFP-Relaxnews Read More

Don’t swim in Rome’s Trevi Fountain — unless you have €450 to spare

July 26, 2016

ROME, July 26 — Cooling off with a midnight dip in Rome’s famous Trevi Fountain may sound like a dream Roman Holiday, but an Italian police crackdown has landed a series of splash-happy tourists with fat fines. Police said yesterday two young Californians were ordered this weekend to pay a €450 (RM2,016) fine each after being caught... Read more

'Guardians of the Galaxy' Disneyland ride coming to California
Guardians of the Galaxy ― Mission: BREAKOUT! opens summer 2017 at Disney California Adventure park. This comically high-energy, rocking new adventure will drop guests directly into story alongside characters from the blockbuster 'Guardians of the Galaxy films. Read More

Pelajar cedera ditampar, bapa mahu saman jika anak lumpuh

July 26, 2016

KOTA BARU, 26 Jul ― Bapa pelajar perempuan tingkatan tiga, yang mengalami kekejangan saraf selepas didakwa ditampar guru, bercadang mengambil tindakan undang-undang. Zulkifli Yunus, 58, memberitahu Harian Metro, jika anaknya tidak sembuh atau lumpuh, beliau tidak teragak-agak untuk menyeret pihak-pihak berkenaan ke mahkamah. Saraf di... Selanjutnya

Presiden Parti Gerakan Rakyat Malaysia (PGRM) Datuk Seri Mah Siew Keong memberi penghormatan terakhir kepada mendiang Puan Sri Chui Kah Peng, 65, isteri bekas Ketua Menteri Pulau Pinang Tan Sri Dr Koh Tsu Koon, di Pulau Tikus malam kelmarin. — Foto Bernama

Presiden Parti Gerakan Rakyat Malaysia (PGRM) Datuk Seri Mah Siew Keong memberi penghormatan terakhir kepada mendiang Puan Sri Chui Kah Peng, 65, isteri bekas Ketua Menteri Pulau Pinang Tan Sri Dr Koh Tsu Koon, di Pulau Tikus malam kelmarin. — Foto Bernama

Harry Potter’s ‘Cursed Child’ already a US bestseller

July 26, 2016

NEW YORK, July 26 — Harry Potter is casting a spell, again, over the publishing industry Nine years after the publication of the seventh and last book in the best-selling boy wizard series, pre-orders for the script of a new, sold-out London play is the most pre-ordered book since 2007 in the United States, retail book sellers Barnes &... Read more

A saleswoman reads a newspaper as she waits for customers in front of hair products at a supermarket in Seoul in this picture released July 26, 2016. — Reuters pic

A saleswoman reads a newspaper as she waits for customers in front of hair products at a supermarket in Seoul in this picture released July 26, 2016. — Reuters pic