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By Emmanuel Santa Maria Chin
February 23, 2018

SUNGAI BULOH, Feb 23 ― Family members of marathon runner Evelyn Ang are still hopeful for a miracle and will keep her on life support even after the 44-year-old’s... Read more

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Jade Emperor’s birthday celebrations kick off

By Opalyn Mok

February 23, 2018

GEORGE TOWN, Feb 23 — The grand celebrations of the Jade Emperor’s Birthday kicked off today as the Chew Jetty temple started a procession to invite the deity to the celebrations. The Teow Guan Teong Poh Sim Thai Tay Temple, at about 2.30pm, held lion dance, dragon dance and drum performances before inviting seven resident deities from... Read more

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Jade Emperor's birthday celebrations in Penang

  • Devotees dress up as Chinese deities to celebrate the Jade Emperor’s birthday at the Chew Jetty in George Town February 23, 2018. ― Picture by Sayuti Zainudin

    Devotees dress up as Chinese deities to celebrate the Jade Emperor’s birthday at the Chew Jetty in George Town February 23, 2018. ― Picture by Sayuti Zainudin Read More

  • A chingay performance is held during the Jade Emperor’s birthday at the Chew Jetty in George Town February 23, 2018. ― Picture by Sayuti Zainudin

    A chingay performance is held during the Jade Emperor’s birthday at the Chew Jetty in George Town February 23, 2018. ― Picture by Sayuti Zainudin Read More

  • People place food offerings on the table during the Jade Emperor’s birthday at the Chew Jetty in George Town February 23, 2018. ― Picture by Sayuti Zainudin

    People place food offerings on the table during the Jade Emperor’s birthday at the Chew Jetty in George Town February 23, 2018. ― Picture by Sayuti Zainudin Read More

  • People throng the Chew Jetty in George Town during the Jade Emperor’s birthday February 23, 2018. ― Picture by Sayuti Zainudin

    People throng the Chew Jetty in George Town during the Jade Emperor’s birthday February 23, 2018. ― Picture by Sayuti Zainudin Read More

  • The God of Prosperity is pictured at a village in Weld Quay, George Town as Penangites celebrate the Jade Emperor’s birthday on February 23, 2018. ― Picture by KE Ooi

    The God of Prosperity is pictured at a village in Weld Quay, George Town as Penangites celebrate the Jade Emperor’s birthday on February 23, 2018. ― Picture by KE Ooi Read More

Fendi presents feminine and romantic collection in Milan

Fendi presents feminine and romantic collection in Milan

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A model presents a creation from the Fendi Autumn/Winter 2018 women collection during the Milan Fashion Week in Milan February 23, 2018. ― Reuters pic

Fendi presents feminine and romantic collection in Milan
Moschino channels Jackie O in Milan

Moschino channels Jackie O in Milan

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A model presents a creation from the Moschino Autumn/Winter 2018 women collection during Milan Fashion Week in Milan February 22, 2018. — Reuters pic

Moschino channels Jackie O in Milan
Gucci’s bold display at Milan Fashion Week

Gucci’s bold display at Milan Fashion Week

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A model presents a creation from the Gucci Autumn/Winter 2018 women collection during Milan Fashion Week in Milan February 22, 2018. — Reuters pic

Gucci’s bold display at Milan Fashion Week
Moncler presents creations at Milan Fashion Week

Moncler presents creations at Milan Fashion Week

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Models present creations from the Moncler Autumn/Winter 2018 collection during Milan Fashion Week in Milan February 21, 2018. ― Reuters pic

Moncler presents creations at Milan Fashion Week
The Queen makes surprise appearance at London fashion week

The Queen makes surprise appearance at London fashion week

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Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II sits next to Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour and Caroline Rush, chief executive of the British Fashion Council, and royal dressmaker Angela Kelly as they view Richard Quinn’s runway show before presenting him with the inaugural Queen Elizabeth II Award for British Design as she visits London Fashion Week, in London February 21, 2018. ― Reuters pic

The Queen makes surprise appearance at London fashion week
Sophia Webster’s latest accessories at London Fashion Week

Sophia Webster’s latest accessories at London Fashion Week

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A model displays a creation during the Sophia Webster presentation at London Fashion Week, in London February 20, 2018. ― Reuters pic

Sophia Webster’s latest accessories at London Fashion Week

Biggest Indonesian party backs President Widodo for new term

February 23, 2018

JAKARTA, Feb 23 ― Indonesia’s biggest political party in parliament today endorsed President Joko Widodo as its candidate for elections in 2019, joining four other parties backing him for a second term. The presidential election is widely expected to be a re-run of a 2014 vote with Widodo taking on retired general Prabowo Subianto of... Read more

A woman cleans garbage in front of her house in this picture provided by Antara Foto as floods hit Tanjungsari village in Tasikmalaya, Indonesia, February 23, 2018. ― Reuters pic

A woman cleans garbage in front of her house in this picture provided by Antara Foto as floods hit Tanjungsari village in Tasikmalaya, Indonesia, February 23, 2018. ― Reuters pic

Arsenal and AC Milan meet in Europa League last 16

February 23, 2018

LONDON, Feb 23 — Seven-times European champions AC Milan will face Arsenal in the standout last-16 tie in the Europa League after the draw was made in Nyon, Switzerland today. It will be the first time the two clubs have met since Milan won... Read more

An athlete from team US trains for the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics at the Alpensia Cross-Country Skiing Centre in Pyeongchang February 23, 2018. — Reuters pic

An athlete from team US trains for the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics at the Alpensia Cross-Country Skiing Centre in Pyeongchang February 23, 2018. — Reuters pic

FGV not affected by EU ban on palm oil

February 23, 2018

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 23 — The European Union’s (EU) plan to phase out palm-oil based biofuel from its energy mix from 2021 will not affect Felda Global Ventures Holdings Bhd (FGV) as its export to the EU is minimal, said its Group President and Chief Executive Officer, Datuk Zakaria Arshad. “Our production or sales to the EU is only... Read more

People enter the office of Anbang Insurance Group in Beijing February 23, 2018. ― Reuters pic

People enter the office of Anbang Insurance Group in Beijing February 23, 2018. ― Reuters pic Read More

KFC counts its chickens as UK stores slowly reopen

February 23, 2018

LONDON, Feb 23 — Less than a third of KFC’s outlets in Britain remained shut Wednesday afternoon, following a supply crisis that closed hundreds of its restaurants and left customers struggling to find their deep-fried chicken fix. Around 628 of the American fast-food chain’s 900 British outlets were open by mid-afternoon, according... Read more

Deep fried shrimp are on display for sale at the local market in downtown Gangneung, South Korea February 23, 2018. ― Reuters pic

Deep fried shrimp are on display for sale at the local market in downtown Gangneung, South Korea February 23, 2018. ― Reuters pic

Film about downfall of Brazilian President Rousseff hits screen in Berlin

February 23, 2018

BERLIN, Feb 23 ― Brazilian society remains deeply divided one and a half years after President Dilma Rousseff was impeached and removed from office, said the director of a new documentary about the period. O processo (The Trial), directed by Maria Augusta Ramos, blends footage of Rousseff’s trial with images of protesters who campaigned... Read more

Reuters Video: Idris Elba excited about engagement and directorial debut
British actor Idris Elba turned out at the Berlin film festival to launch his new film “Yardie” and show off his recent fiancee to the press. — Reuters Read More

At double the price, McLaren will remove cushions and add snorkels

By Hannah Elliott
February 23, 2018

NEW YORK, Feb 23 ― The US$210,000 (RM822,276) McLaren 570S is a great car. Its V-8 engine gets 570 horsepower and can do zero to 60mph in 3.1 seconds. Top speed is 204mph — 50mph faster than what it takes to get a plane off the runway. From the cockpit, you might as well be driving a rocket. But when several thousand other people own... Read more

A self-driving vehicle, based on Nissan Leaf electric vehicle (EV), for Easy Ride service, developed by Nissan and mobile gaming platform operator DeNA Co, is seen during its media preview in Yokohama, Japan, February 23, 2018. — Reuters pic

A self-driving vehicle, based on Nissan Leaf electric vehicle (EV), for Easy Ride service, developed by Nissan and mobile gaming platform operator DeNA Co, is seen during its media preview in Yokohama, Japan, February 23, 2018. — Reuters pic Read More

Prada brings Milan to its feet, with a collection of bold lines and colours

February 23, 2018

MILAN, Feb 23 ― With Milan at her feet, designer Miuccia Prada unveiled her fluorescent and urban chic fall-winter collection yesterday, in a high rise building towering over Italy's fashion capital. Prada, who is also co-chief executive of the eponymous luxury group, used Milan Fashion Week to continue her exploration of different facets... Read more

The artwork ‘coffee and poetry’ is pictured at the seaside of Gangneung February 23, 2018. — Reuters pic

The artwork ‘coffee and poetry’ is pictured at the seaside of Gangneung February 23, 2018. — Reuters pic

Snap royalty Kylie Jenner helps erase US$1.3b in one tweet (VIDEO)

February 23, 2018

NEW YORK, Feb 23 — Snap Inc’s flagship platform has lost some lustre, at least according to one social-media influencer in the Kardashian-Jenner clan. The Snapchat parent’s shares sank as much as 7.2 per cent yesterday, wiping out US$1.3 billion (RM billio) in market value, on the heels of a tweet from Kylie Jenner, who said she... Read more

Reuters Video: Kylie Jenner's US$1b Snapchat smackdown
Reality TV star Kylie Jenner's tweet erasing $1 billion (RM3.9 billion) in Snapchat market value rivaled a "sell" rating earlier in the week from Citi as social media users and Wall Street moaned over Snapchat's recent upgrade. — Reuters Read More

London hubs could add 30m passengers without new runways

February 23, 2018

LONDON, Feb 23 — Two of London’s three biggest airports said they could add almost 30 million more passengers between them yearly without requiring extra runways. Stansted, the biggest hub for Ryanair Holdings Plc, plans to apply to raise a cap on annual passenger numbers by almost one-quarter to 43 million, owner Manchester Airports... Read more

People stop to listen to a man who plays a piano on a bridge over the Seine River in central Paris February 23, 2018. ― Reuters pic

People stop to listen to a man who plays a piano on a bridge over the Seine River in central Paris February 23, 2018. ― Reuters pic Read More

Rogol gadis bergilir, sembilan askar ditahan

February 23, 2018

JOHOR BARU, 23 Feb — Sembilan anggota tentera direman tujuh hari bagi membantu siasatan satu kes rogol bergilir-gilir seorang gadis berusia 17 tahun di Kluang, pada pertengahan Disember lepas. Ketua Polis Johor Datuk Mohd Khalil Kader Mohd berkata kesemua lelaki berusia dalam lingkungan 20-an itu ditahan semalam sebelum dibenar reman... Selanjutnya

Kelihatan masyarakat Hokkien membeli batang tebu yang dijual di Jalan Perak di George Town 23 Februari, 2018. Masyarakat Hokkien menyambut perayaan Bai Ti Gong atau dikenali sebagai Tahun Baru Hokkien hari ini, iaitu pada hari kesembilan sambutan Tahun Baru Cina. — Foto oleh KE Ooi

Kelihatan masyarakat Hokkien membeli batang tebu yang dijual di Jalan Perak di George Town 23 Februari, 2018. Masyarakat Hokkien menyambut perayaan Bai Ti Gong atau dikenali sebagai Tahun Baru Hokkien hari ini, iaitu pada hari kesembilan sambutan Tahun Baru Cina. — Foto oleh KE Ooi

Handwritten ‘Frankenstein’ manuscript getting limited-edition release

February 22, 2018

LONDON, Feb 22 — To mark the bicentennial of the publication of Mary Shelley’s classic novel Frankenstein, an independent publishing house is releasing a manuscript that comes from Shelley’s original handwritten notebooks. Shelley was just 18 in 1816 when she envisioned the famous horror story, taking inspiration from a ghost-story... Read more

Employees of a furniture shop read while waiting for customers in Jakarta February 23, 2018. — AFP pic

Employees of a furniture shop read while waiting for customers in Jakarta February 23, 2018. — AFP pic