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Observers: Awang Adek can elevate MARA, Malays with progressive policies

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SEA Games 2017 ― Day 5 medal tally

  • Malaysia is at the top of the medals board with 14 gold, 10 silver and nine bronze medals.

    Malaysia is at the top of the medals board with 14 gold, 10 silver and nine bronze medals.

By Azril Annuar
August 20, 2017

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 20 — Newly appointed Majlis Amanah Rakyat (MARA) chairman Datuk Awang Adek Hussin has the chance to elevate the institution to greater heights and turn... Read more

Johari says govt will improve GST

August 20, 2017

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 20 — The government will improve the implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST), which was introduced on April 1, 2015 into a more efficient taxation system said Second Finance Minister Datuk Johari Abdul Ghani. He said among the proposals for improvement are tightening enforcement to detect traders who try to... Read more

People walk on the beach while a boy plays in the water during sunset at Pantai Teluk Kemang, Port Dickson August 20, 2017. — Picture by Miera Zulyana

People walk on the beach while a boy plays in the water during sunset at Pantai Teluk Kemang, Port Dickson August 20, 2017. — Picture by Miera Zulyana

Mexicans take grilling to a new level

Mexicans take grilling to a new level

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More than 350 participants take part in grilling meat on BBQs, attempting to break the Guinness record in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico August 20, 2017. — Reuters pic

Mexicans take grilling to a new level
Costa Rican artist transforms trash into art

Costa Rican artist transforms trash into art

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Costa Rican sculptor Victor Quiros, poses with part of his collection of sculptures of clowns, made of newspapers and recycled plastic bags at his small workshop in Paraiso, Costa Rica August 19, 2017. — Reuters pic

Costa Rican artist transforms trash into art
Annual lucha libre pilgrimage in Mexico City

Annual lucha libre pilgrimage in Mexico City

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A Mexican wrestler known as Murder Clown sign autographs during the annual lucha libre pilgrimage to the Basilica of Our Lady Guadalupe in Mexico City Mexico August 18, 2017. — Reuters pic

Annual lucha libre pilgrimage in Mexico City
One man’s trash is another man’s treasure

One man’s trash is another man’s treasure

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Robots made from upcycled cardboard, cups and bolts from Rika, a design factory of recycled objects, are seen at their workshop in Lima, Peru August 17, 2017. — Reuters pic

One man’s trash is another man’s treasure
Tribute artists keep Elvis’ memory alive

Tribute artists keep Elvis’ memory alive

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Oskar Meglic, a retired butcher, impersonator and avid collector of Elvis Presley memorabilia, poses beside his collection inside his home in Vrtovce, Slovenia August 17, 2017. — Reuters pic

Tribute artists keep Elvis’ memory alive
KL Fashion Week 2017

KL Fashion Week 2017

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KL Fashion Week 2017 commenced today and will end on August 20. — Picture by Miera Zulyana

KL Fashion Week 2017

Mattis: Trump has made Afghanistan decision after ‘rigorous’ US review (VIDEO)

August 20, 2017

AMMAN, August 20 — President Donald Trump has made a decision on the United States' strategy for Afghanistan after a "sufficiently rigorous" review process, Defence Secretary Jim Mattis said today. However, Mattis did not provide details on when the White House would make an announcement or what the decision was on Afghanistan, where... Read more

Reuters Video: At least 10 dead after passenger train derails in northern India
Rescue operations are underway after train derailment in India's northern Uttar Pradesh state kills at least 10 people and injures 150 government officials say. — Reuters Read More

SEA Games sepak takraw competition marred after Indonesia walkout

August 20, 2017

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 20 — The Indonesian women’s sepak takraw team who were allegedly unhappy with the decision of the referee staged a walk out half way through the second game against Malaysia at the Titiwangsa Stadium, here today. The... Read more

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Shell said to load oil in Libya for first time in five years

August 20, 2017

LONDON, Aug 20 — Royal Dutch Shell Plc, the world’s largest oil trader, is said to have loaded its first crude from Libya in five years over the weekend, adding to evidence of the Opec nation’s comeback. The cargo yesterday is for 600,000 barrels of crude from the Zueitina port, according to two people familiar with the matter who... Read more

A street vendor sells balloons during the City Day celebrations in Yekaterinburg August 20, 2017. — Reuters pic

A street vendor sells balloons during the City Day celebrations in Yekaterinburg August 20, 2017. — Reuters pic

Now in KL: True blue Pangkor Island nasi lemak!

By Lee Khang Yi
August 20, 2017

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 20 — Ask any Pangkor Island resident what their favourite food is, and they will most likely tell you that it’s nasi lemak. What makes their version unique is the fact that it comes with fried fish, in particular the small ikan gulama fished from the island’s waters, cooked with sambal. Eat this with fluffy coconut... Read more

Sambal petai with prawns on nasi lemak at a stall in Restoran Seng Seng in Kuchai. — Picture by Lee Khang Yi

Sambal petai with prawns on nasi lemak at a stall in Restoran Seng Seng in Kuchai. — Picture by Lee Khang Yi Read More

Filipino wins first Elvis in Asia contest

August 20, 2017

MANILA, Aug 20 — More than 20 Elvis Presley impersonators shimmied, gyrated and belted out classics like Jailhouse Rock in Manila yesterday at the first Elvis in Asia contest. The King of Rock n’ Roll died 40 years ago this week and contest organizers said they aimed to keep his style and music alive for a new generation of fans. With... Read more

Check out Weezer’s new video, ‘Mexican Fender’
‘Mexican Fender', off Weezer’s latest album, ‘Pacific Daydream,’ opens onto a beach scene as a woman strips down to her bathing suit and hits the water, while a man strolls along eating a popsicle. Read More

VW gives green light for electric version of classic Microbus camper van

August 20, 2017

BERLIN, August 20 — Volkswagen has decided to go ahead with production of an electric version of its classic Microbus camper van as it seeks to boost its electric vehicle credentials. The potential battery-powered revamp of the van, known as the Bulli in Germany, was first announced at the Detroit auto show in January. “After the... Read more

People pose for a picture in front of ZAZ Zaporozhets cars during the City Day celebrations in Yekaterinburg, Russia August 20, 2017. — Reuters pic

People pose for a picture in front of ZAZ Zaporozhets cars during the City Day celebrations in Yekaterinburg, Russia August 20, 2017. — Reuters pic

Egyptian babies take to water to help them sleep better, improve flexibility

August 20, 2017

CAIRO, Aug 20 — Egyptian parents have begun enrolling their infants in a swimming class, taught by a 30-year-old Russian-trained coach, in order to help their babies sleep better at night and improve their flexibility. The classes are open for infants aged 3-7 months, with the infants learning how to hold their breath underwater for up to... Read more

Eclipse T-shirts are shown for sale on the street as the small town of Depoe Bay prepares for the coming solar eclipse in, Oregon August 20, 2017. — Reuters pic

Eclipse T-shirts are shown for sale on the street as the small town of Depoe Bay prepares for the coming solar eclipse in, Oregon August 20, 2017. — Reuters pic

Apple under pressure to dazzle as market slows

August 20, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 20 — As Apple and Samsung gear up to launch new flagship smartphones, the market leaders are seeking a wow factor that can help them fend off challenges from rising Chinese-based manufacturers. Apple is under particular pressure to dazzle as the culture-changing California iPhone maker looks for a way to maintain its... Read more

A robot made from upcycled cardboard, cups and bolts from Rika, a design factory of recycled objects, is seen at its workshop in Lima August 20, 2017. — Reuters pic

A robot made from upcycled cardboard, cups and bolts from Rika, a design factory of recycled objects, is seen at its workshop in Lima August 20, 2017. — Reuters pic

Eight spots for when you need to get away for a weekend

By Nikki Ekstein
August 20, 2017

NEW YORK, Aug 20 — Generally speaking, you need a minimum of three days when visiting a new city. It’s just enough time to scout out a favourite restaurant, find the best must-see attractions, pin down a couple of great boutiques, and check out a lesser-visited, local-feeling neighbourhood. In my mind, it’s the only way to truly get a... Read more

Tourists are seen walking along a trail in Rila Mountain, Bulgaria August 20, 2017.  — Reuters pic

Tourists are seen walking along a trail in Rila Mountain, Bulgaria August 20, 2017. — Reuters pic

RCI Memali ditubuh jika ada desakan, kata Zahid

August 20, 2017

TAIPING, 20 Ogos — Kerajaan bersedia menubuhkan Suruhanjaya Siasatan Diraja (RCI) untuk menyiasat peristiwa Memali sekiranya ada permintaan daripada mana-mana pihak termasuk keluarga mangsa, kata Timbalan Perdana Menteri Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.            Ahmad Zahid yang juga Menteri Dalam Negeri berkata keadilan perlu ditegakkaan... Selanjutnya

Pemain Malaysia Dayang Manggie (tengah) dikawal ketat dua pemain Thailand pada perlawanan ragbi 7 sebelah wanita di Sukan SEA KL2017, Stadium Petaling Jaya 19 Ogos 2017. — Foto Bernama

Pemain Malaysia Dayang Manggie (tengah) dikawal ketat dua pemain Thailand pada perlawanan ragbi 7 sebelah wanita di Sukan SEA KL2017, Stadium Petaling Jaya 19 Ogos 2017. — Foto Bernama

Hillary Clinton, Satya Nadella among September’s anticipated memoirs, biographies

August 20, 2017

NEW YORK, August 20 — If your reading list is looking a little low after the summer vacation, here are five of the most talked-about memoirs and biographies to be published in September 2017. What Happened by Hillary Clinton (September 12, 2017) Hillary Clinton's latest literary offering is a memoir covering her failed 2016 election... Read more

People shop for books on Mutanabbi Street in Baghdad August 20, 2017.  — Reuters pic

People shop for books on Mutanabbi Street in Baghdad August 20, 2017. — Reuters pic

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