Health Minister: Hepatitis C treatment to cost RM500 by year end

September 21, 2017

PUTRAJAYA, Sept 21 — The cost of treatment for Hepatitis C in the country will soon be more reasonable to as low as RM500, to make it more accessible to the patients. Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr S.Subramaniam said today the Cabinet had approved the use of Rights of Government under Patent Act 1983 (Act 291) by exploiting the patented... Read more

National athlete Muhamad Ashraf Muhammad Haisham celebrates his win in the 1,500m Men’s T46 race at the 9th Asean Para Games in Kuala Lumpur September 20, 2017. — Bernama pic

National athlete Muhamad Ashraf Muhammad Haisham celebrates his win in the 1,500m Men’s T46 race at the 9th Asean Para Games in Kuala Lumpur September 20, 2017. — Bernama pic Read More

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Emilio De La Morena at London Fashion Week

Emilio De La Morena at London Fashion Week

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A model displays a creation from the Emilio De La Morena Spring/Summer 2018 show at London Fashion Week in London September 20, 2017. — Reuters pic

Emilio De La Morena at London Fashion Week
Inside the Tommy Hilfiger show at London Fashion Week

Inside the Tommy Hilfiger show at London Fashion Week

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Models display creations from the Tommy Hilfiger Spring/Summer 2018 show at London Fashion Week, in London September 20, 2017. — Reuters pic

Inside the Tommy Hilfiger show at London Fashion Week
Ashish packs on the bling at London Fashion Week

Ashish packs on the bling at London Fashion Week

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Models display creations from the Ashish Spring/Summer 2018 show at London Fashion Week in London September 19, 2017. — Reuters pic

Ashish packs on the bling at London Fashion Week
‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle’ premiers in London

‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle’ premiers in London

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Cast member Taron Egerton arrives for the world premiere of ‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle’ in London September 19, 2017. — Reuters pic

‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle’ premiers in London
Christopher Kane at London Fashion Week

Christopher Kane at London Fashion Week

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A model displays a creation from the Christopher Kane Spring/Summer 2018 show at London Fashion Week in London September 19, 2017. — Reuters pic

Christopher Kane at London Fashion Week
TopShop at London Fashion Week

TopShop at London Fashion Week

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Models present creations from the TopShop Spring/Summer 2018 show at London Fashion Week in London September 18, 2017. — Reuters pic

TopShop at London Fashion Week

Warren Buffett calls pessimists about United States ‘out of their mind’

September 21, 2017

NEW YORK, Sept 21 — Uncertainty about how the United States will cope with growing tumult in the world has not dampened Warren Buffett’s optimism for the country’s prospects over the long term, even 100 years into the future. “Whenever I hear people talk pessimistically about this country, I think they’re out of their mind,”... Read more

People react near a collapsed building after an earthquake hit Mexico City September 21, 2017. — Reuters pic

People react near a collapsed building after an earthquake hit Mexico City September 21, 2017. — Reuters pic Read More

Fifa president Infantino says time to reform transfer rat race

September 21, 2017

GENEVA, Sept 21 — Fifa president Gianni Infantino appealed to European football bosses yesterday to help reform the sport’s transfer system and described the current set-up as a “rat race” which had cast football in a negative... Read more

Wall Street closes slightly higher after Fed policy decisions

September 21, 2017

NEW YORK, Sept 21 ― The S&P 500 and the Dow ended slightly higher yesterday, adding to their string of closing records, after the Federal Reserve signalled it expects another interest rate hike by year-end and disclosed timing for reducing its balance sheet. The Fed left rates unchanged for now, as was widely anticipated, but investors'... Read more

Federal Reserve Chairman Janet Yellen speaks during a news conference after a two-day Federal Open Markets Committee (FOMC) policy meeting, in Washington September 21, 2017. ― Reuters pic

Federal Reserve Chairman Janet Yellen speaks during a news conference after a two-day Federal Open Markets Committee (FOMC) policy meeting, in Washington September 21, 2017. ― Reuters pic Read More

Burned-out French chef gives back Michelin stars

September 20, 2017

TOULOUSE, Sept 20 — A chef in southern France with three Michelin stars says he wants to be stripped of the distinction because of the “huge pressure” to dish up flawless fare each day. Sebastien Bras’s Le Suquet restaurant in the village of Laguiole joined the elite club of French three-star restaurants, which currently number 27,... Read more

Patrons eat and drink at the Opera Bar alongside the Sydney Opera House in Sydney September 21, 2017. — Reuters pic

Patrons eat and drink at the Opera Bar alongside the Sydney Opera House in Sydney September 21, 2017. — Reuters pic

Aaron Kwok to promote new movie ‘Peace Breaker’ in Malaysia

September 21, 2017

HONG KONG, Sept 21 — Hong Kong superstar Aaron Kwok is coming to Malaysia to promote his new movie Peace Breaker, alongside his co-stars and director Lien Yi-Chi. The action film is a remake of South Korea’s 2014 dramatic-thriller, A Hard Day. In the new film, Kwok takes on the role of a morally-bent police officer who is involved in... Read more

Cast member Ana de Armas poses during a photocall for the film

Cast member Ana de Armas poses during a photocall for the film 'Blade Runner 2049' in Paris September 21, 2017. — Reuters pic

Audi Quattro Cup returns with four new Audi models as hole in-one prizes

BY YS KHONG
September 20, 2017

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 20 — As the world’s largest amateur golf tournament, the Audi quattro Cup has long been a highlight and privilege of Audi owners around the globe. Since its inception in 1996, it has grown from only 6,000 participants in its first year to over 100,000 participants worldwide in 2016. In Malaysia, the Audi quattro Cup... Read more

Picture of a car crushed by debris from a damaged building after a quake rattled Mexico City September 21, 2017. — AFP pic

Picture of a car crushed by debris from a damaged building after a quake rattled Mexico City September 21, 2017. — AFP pic Read More

The emotions behind wildlife rescue and release at Sepilok (VIDEO)

BY JULIA CHAN
September 21, 2017

KOTA KINABALU, Sept 21 ― In the final episode of the webseries Borneo Wildlife Warriors, the Sabah Wildlife Rescue Unit (WRU) talks about how the hard work that goes into the release rescued animals into the wild, and the rewarding experience it is. Fresh from an eventful rescue of a mother and baby orangutan, WRU veterinarian Laura... Read more

Reuters Video: British designer Julien MacDonald speaks out against using fur
Celebrated British designer Julien Macdonald displayed his Spring/Summer 2018 collection in London on Monday with a surprise appearance from model Alessandra Ambrosio. — Reuters Read More

Facebook to add more human review to ad system, says COO Sandberg

September 21, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 21 — Facebook Inc will add “more human review and oversight” to its ad-buying system, Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg said yesterday, responding to rising criticism that automated processes have allowed people to buy discriminatory ads. Sandberg said in a post on her Facebook page the company would have... Read more

Guests use mobile phones during the Atsushi Nakashima Spring/Summer 2018 show at the Milan Fashion Week in Milan September 21, 2017. — Reuters pic

Guests use mobile phones during the Atsushi Nakashima Spring/Summer 2018 show at the Milan Fashion Week in Milan September 21, 2017. — Reuters pic

World’s first LEGO VR roller coaster to debut in Malaysia

September 21, 2017

JOHOR BARU, Sept 21 — Malaysia will be the first country to experience LEGO’s first ever virtual reality roller coaster, coming to LEGOLAND Malaysia Resort in late 2017. The Great LEGO Race at LEGOLAND will transform its existing “Project X” roller coasters at LEGOLAND theme parks into an exciting, high-octane experience that... Read more

A motor boat sails along the Yenisei River during sunset in the Siberian Taiga area outside Krasnoyarsk, Russia September 20, 2017. — Reuters pic

A motor boat sails along the Yenisei River during sunset in the Siberian Taiga area outside Krasnoyarsk, Russia September 20, 2017. — Reuters pic

Zainal: Wang berjuta buat kajian, baik DAP atasi banjir

September 21, 2017

GEORGE TOWN, 21 Sept — Kerajaan negeri pimpinan DAP tidak boleh menyalahkan cuaca setiap kali berlaku banjir, kata Pengerusi Majlis Tindakan Persekutuan Negeri Pulau Pinang, Datuk Seri Zainal Abidin Osman. Beliau berkata kerajaan negeri perlu sedar semakin banyak kawasan baharu yang dahulunya tidak pernah dilanda banjir, namun kini kerap... Selanjutnya

Timbalan Perdana Menteri Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi dan isteri Datin Seri Hamidah Khamis disambut oleh pegawai-pegawai kedutaan ketika menghadiri Majlis Ramah Mesra dan Makan Malam bersama Rakyat Malaysia di Manila 20 September 2017. ― Foto Bernama

Timbalan Perdana Menteri Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi dan isteri Datin Seri Hamidah Khamis disambut oleh pegawai-pegawai kedutaan ketika menghadiri Majlis Ramah Mesra dan Makan Malam bersama Rakyat Malaysia di Manila 20 September 2017. ― Foto Bernama

Check local libraries for e-books, right from your Google Search bar

September 20, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 20 — Google has just announced an update to its Search bar in the United States: the ability to search for available e-books at nearby libraries. In a tweet published Monday, Google announced that US-based users of its Search browser are now able to find e-books available to borrow from local libraries. The company did... Read more

French writer, designer and colourist Jean-Yves Ferri, writer of the new stories of Asterix, which were originally written by René Goscinny, poses in Saint-Pierre-de-Rivière (Ariège) near Foix on September 21, 2017, holding a book of René Goscinny. — AFP pic

French writer, designer and colourist Jean-Yves Ferri, writer of the new stories of Asterix, which were originally written by René Goscinny, poses in Saint-Pierre-de-Rivière (Ariège) near Foix on September 21, 2017, holding a book of René Goscinny. — AFP pic

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