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KL mayor halts Bangsar hillside garden project after residents protest

Bloomberg Video: This US$28,000 clock winds itself on air
The Atmos 568 is a mind-bending clock that will never need to be wound because it’s charged by the temperature of the air. Bloomberg Pursuits’ Editor Chris Rovzar takes a closer look at this interesting piece of engineering and design. — Bloomberg Read More

By Ida Lim
December 6, 2016

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 6 ― The Kuala Lumpur mayor has called off a proposed community garden on the part of a hillslope that directly affects a group of Bangsar... Read more

Health Ministry insists new cancer drugs available in public hospitals

December 6, 2016

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 6 — The Ministry of Health (MOH) clarified today that new cancer treatments are mostly available at its tertiary hospitals, amid public outrage over the lack of such drugs in public facilities. Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah pointed out that targeted therapies — which are relatively new... Read more

Protesters stand outside the Penang High Court in George Town to call for Lim Guan Eng

Protesters stand outside the Penang High Court in George Town to call for Lim Guan Eng's resignation, December 6, 2016. ― Picture by KE Ooi Read More

Stunning looks from the British Fashion Awards  2016

Stunning looks from the British Fashion Awards 2016

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Singer Lady Gaga poses for photographers at the Fashion Awards 2016 in London December 6, 2016. — Reuters pic

Stunning looks from the British Fashion Awards  2016
Kennedy Centre honours Al Pacino, James Taylor and more

Kennedy Centre honours Al Pacino, James Taylor and more

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Singer-songwriter James Taylor waves as he is greeted at the Kennedy Centre Honours Reception at the White House in Washington December 5, 2016. — Reuters pic

Kennedy Centre honours Al Pacino, James Taylor and more
Prince Harry visits Guyana rainforest community

Prince Harry visits Guyana rainforest community

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Britain’s Prince Harry visits Kaieteur Falls during an official visit in Guyana December 3, 2016. — Reuters pic

Prince Harry visits Guyana rainforest community
Animal crackers: ‘Sing’ premieres in Los Angeles

Animal crackers: ‘Sing’ premieres in Los Angeles

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Reese Witherspoon poses at the world premiere of the film ‘Sing’ in Los Angeles December 3, 2016. — Reuters pic

Animal crackers: ‘Sing’ premieres in Los Angeles
A day in the life of Mentawai tribesmen on Siberut Island

A day in the life of Mentawai tribesmen on Siberut Island

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Teu Kapik Sibajak and Aman Aqwi Sakkukuret, both members of the Mentawai tribe, walk through the jungle on Siberut Island in Indonesia, November 4, 2016. — Picture by Sergey Ponomarev/The New York Times

A day in the life of Mentawai tribesmen on Siberut Island
Jingle Ball rocks

Jingle Ball rocks

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Fifth Harmony perform at iHeartRadio Jingle Ball concert in Los Angeles December 2, 2016. — Reuters pic

Jingle Ball rocks

Mass grief as India political star Jayalalithaa dies

December 6, 2016

CHENNAI, Dec 6 — Grief-stricken fans today mourned the death of one of India’s most popular politicians, Jayalalithaa Jayaram, as fears of unrest loomed in her state where she enjoyed almost god-like status. The 68-year-old former film star was known simply as Amma, or mother, in her native Tamil Nadu where she remained wildly popular... Read more

Supporters of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa Jayaraman attend a prayer ceremony at the AIADMK party office in Mumbai December 6, 2016. — Reuters pic

Supporters of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa Jayaraman attend a prayer ceremony at the AIADMK party office in Mumbai December 6, 2016. — Reuters pic Read More

Federer, Serena skip IPTL over India cash crunch

December 6, 2016

NEW DELHI, Dec 6 — Tennis stars Roger Federer and Serena Williams have both pulled out of an exhibition tournament in India next week as a result of the country's cash crunch, organisers said today. The two former world number ones had been... Read more

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China-championed Asia trade pact should wrap up fast, ADB says

December 6, 2016

MANILA, Dec 6 — The death knell sounding for a US-led Pacific trade pact creates a vacuum that a separate Asia deal being championed by China should quickly fill, according to the Asian Development Bank. Negotiators at the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership meeting this week in Indonesia would normally hold talks without much... Read more

A woman takes a selfie with a Christmas installation inside a shopping mall in Hong Kong, December 6, 2016. ― Reuters pic

A woman takes a selfie with a Christmas installation inside a shopping mall in Hong Kong, December 6, 2016. ― Reuters pic

The Jamie Oliver diet: How the UK celebrity chef took on big sugar

December 6, 2016

LONDON, Dec 6 — Jamie Oliver doesn’t mince words: Britain, like the United States, is too fat. So fat that he’s been waging a public war on sugar — one that has Big Food up in arms. It all began in June 2015 when the rock-star chef walked into 10 Downing Street to meet David Cameron, then British prime minister, and proposed a tax... Read more

A food seller reads a newspaper while she waits for customers at a market in Hanoi December 6, 2016. ― Reuters pic

A food seller reads a newspaper while she waits for customers at a market in Hanoi December 6, 2016. ― Reuters pic

Tim Roth reveals granddad sexually abused him and his father

December 6, 2016

LONDON, Dec 6 — Tim Roth has made a startling revelation. In the past, the Pulp Fiction actor had talked candidly about being assaulted as a child but never divulged the identity of his abuser. In an interview with The Guardian to promote his new BBC drama Rillington Place, Roth said that his paternal grandfather had abused both his... Read more

Guns N’ Roses — The Machine Is Back in 2017 Worldwide #GnFnR
Music video for The Machine Is Back in 2017 Worldwide #GnFnR performed by Guns N’ Roses.

Experience more power and a cleaner engine with Caltex Power Diesel (Euro 5) with Techron D (VIDEO)

December 6, 2016

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 6 ― Chevron Malaysia Limited, which carries the retail brand Caltex, today launched its Euro 5 compliant diesel fuel enhanced with Techron D, a new utlra-premium diesel product that is cleaner and provides more power and reliability with every fill. This new ultra-premium diesel is an improved diesel containing... Read more

For the new Toyota Innova, the ride and handling is improved over that of the outgoing model thanks to the introduction of larger diameter (and larger capacity) shock absorbers. — Picture by YS Khong

For the new Toyota Innova, the ride and handling is improved over that of the outgoing model thanks to the introduction of larger diameter (and larger capacity) shock absorbers. — Picture by YS Khong Read More

This US$28,000 clock charges itself on air (VIDEO)

December 6, 2016

GENEVA, Dec 6 — Jaeger-LeCoultre’s Atmos clock, created by Swiss inventor Jean-Léon Reutter in 1928, has always felt like a piece of alien technology. A brilliant feat of engineering, it uses nothing more than atmospheric pressure to keep itself running. “You don’t have to wind it. You don’t have to shake it. It just is,” says... Read more

Reuters Video: Germans celebrate Christmas with giant cake, special train
Dresden cuts into the world’s largest Christmas cake and St Nicholas hands out chocolates on a special Christmas steam train, as Germany launches the Christmas season. Diane Hodges reports. ― Reuters Read More

China users complain of combustible iPhones, report claims

December 6, 2016

SHANGHAI, Dec 6 — Several Chinese iPhone users have claimed that their handsets caught fire or exploded, according to a Shanghai consumer watchdog which called on tech giant Apple to address the complaints. Fresh on the heels of Samsung’s worldwide Galaxy Note 7 safety fiasco, the state-run Shanghai Consumer Council said it had received... Read more

A man in a suit plugs in his mobile phone as he prepares to mount an electric scooter in Beijing December 6, 2016. — Reuters pic

A man in a suit plugs in his mobile phone as he prepares to mount an electric scooter in Beijing December 6, 2016. — Reuters pic

France bets on Bollywood to lure Indian tourists

December 6, 2016

NEW DELHI, Dec 6 — As France contends with a drop in tourist numbers following a series of deadly attacks, the government is hoping that a new Bollywood romantic comedy can help it lure Indian visitors. From the golden beaches of the Cote D’Azur to the roof of the Paris opera house and the historic bridges of the Seine, the blockbuster... Read more

Competitors from the fancy dress competition pose for a picture as Hong Kong celebrates the Dragon Boat Festival December 6, 2016. — Hong Kong Tourism Board/Reuters pic

Competitors from the fancy dress competition pose for a picture as Hong Kong celebrates the Dragon Boat Festival December 6, 2016. — Hong Kong Tourism Board/Reuters pic

Anuar Zain tidak rela botak untuk watak nelayan (VIDEO)

OLEH HASBULLAH AWANG CHIK
December 6, 2016

SEREMBAN, 6 Dis — Penyanyi Anuar Zain berkata rambutnya yang panjang rela dipotong demi menjayakan muzik video Andainya Takdir namun tidak akan berpenampilan botak. Anuar, 46, berkata memendekkan rambut bukan satu masalah namun tidak mahu rambutnya dicukur botak kerana tidak selari dengan penampilannya sebelum ini. “Saya akan [potong... Selanjutnya

Anak-anak yatim dari Pusat Jagaan Rumah Kesayangan Petaling Jaya melawat pameran replika Rumah Nabi Muhammad SAW di Kompleks Seni Islam Selangor Antarabangsa, Shah Alam 5 Dis 2016. — Foto Bernama

Anak-anak yatim dari Pusat Jagaan Rumah Kesayangan Petaling Jaya melawat pameran replika Rumah Nabi Muhammad SAW di Kompleks Seni Islam Selangor Antarabangsa, Shah Alam 5 Dis 2016. — Foto Bernama

Six true crime books about lesser-known, suspected serial killers

By Jessica Ferri (The Line-Up)
December 6, 2016

NEW YORK, Dec 6 — What’s more terrifying than a famous serial killer? The one you don’t know about — a vicious killer who flies under the radar. These serial killers’ untold stories are sure to have even the most dedicated true crime fans looking over their shoulders. From the Ypsilanti Ripper (who was only convicted of one murder,... Read more

A barmaid reads the Corriere della Sera newspaper at a coffee shop in Rome December 6, 2016. ― Reuters pic

A barmaid reads the Corriere della Sera newspaper at a coffee shop in Rome December 6, 2016. ― Reuters pic Read More