The Lead Story

Jakim to ‘officially verify’ Nur Sajat’s gender in one-month process, says LGBT rehab rep

Reuters Video: Luxury watchmaker Audemars embraces second-hand
Swiss luxury watchmaker Audemars Piguet said it would launch a second-hand business this year, becoming the first big brand to announce plans to tap into a fast-growing market for pre-owned premium watches. Scarlett Cvitanovich reports. — Reuters Read More

January 19, 2018

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 19 — A federal Islamic officer insisted today that celebrity entrepreneur Nur Sajat Kamaruzzaman needs to undergo a lengthy process in order for... Read more

Read All About It

Selangor BN to object EC’s second redelineation notice

January 19, 2018

SHAH ALAM, Jan 19 — The Selangor Barisan Nasional (BN) will submit its protest against the Election Commission’s second notice on its redelineation exercise for the state, claiming that it is unfair and favours Pakatan Harapan. Its chairman, Tan Sri Noh Omar said the objection would be made on grounds that the EC was seen as still... Read more

A man browses his phone at his sundry shop at the Rifle Range Flats in Ayer Itam, Penang, January 19, 2018. — Picture by KE Ooi

A man browses his phone at his sundry shop at the Rifle Range Flats in Ayer Itam, Penang, January 19, 2018. — Picture by KE Ooi

We curate the internet for you

Runway looks from Berlin Fashion Week 2018

Runway looks from Berlin Fashion Week 2018

1 / 6

A person waits outside the fashion show of designer Marina Hoermanseder at the Berlin Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2018 in Berlin, Germany January 19, 2018. — Reuters pic

Runway looks from Berlin Fashion Week 2018
The Parachicos dancers from Mexico’s Chiapa de Corzo

The Parachicos dancers from Mexico’s Chiapa de Corzo

2 / 6

Parachicos dancers perform during the annual celebration to honour Saint Anthony Abbot in Chiapa de Corzo, in Chiapas state, Mexico January 19, 2018. — Reuters pic

The Parachicos dancers from Mexico’s Chiapa de Corzo
A peek at how saxophones are made

A peek at how saxophones are made

3 / 6

A worker forms the bells of saxophones at the Henri Selmer wind instruments factory in Mantes-la-Ville near Paris January 18, 2018. — Reuters pic

A peek at how saxophones are made
At the LA premiere of ‘Den of Thieves’

At the LA premiere of ‘Den of Thieves’

4 / 6

Cast member Gerard Butler poses at the premiere for ‘Den of Thieves’ in Los Angeles, California January 18, 2018. — Reuters pic

At the LA premiere of ‘Den of Thieves’
Lumiere London festival lights up the city

Lumiere London festival lights up the city

5 / 6

Visitors to the South Bank walk through The Wave, by Vertigo, one of several light installations placed around the capital which together form the Lumiere London festival, in London January 18, 2018. — Reuters pic

Lumiere London festival lights up the city
Beloved children’s classic ‘Little Women’ premieres

Beloved children’s classic ‘Little Women’ premieres

6 / 6

Angela Lansbury poses at a photocall for TV series ‘Little Women’ in Pasadena, California, January 17, 2018. — Reuters pic

Beloved children’s classic ‘Little Women’ premieres

Battle to avert US government shutdown moves to the Senate

January 19, 2018

WASHINGTON, Jan 19 — A last-ditch battle to avert a looming US government shutdown moved to the Senate today, where Democrats angered by the collapse of immigration talks have vowed to block a stop-gap funding bill. With the federal government set to run out of money today at midnight — the eve of the one-year anniversary of President... Read more

Reuters Video: Turkey lifts plane stuck on Black Sea cliff after it skidded off runway
The Pegasus Airways aircraft came off the runway on Saturday (January 13) but no one was hurt. — Reuters Read More

Guardiola has no bitterness over failed Sanchez bid

January 19, 2018

MANCHESTER, Jan 19 — Pep Guardiola has said he feels no anger towards Alexis Sanchez despite losing out on the chance to sign him for Manchester City. Sanchez looked set to reunite with his former Barcelona boss at the Etihad Stadium, only... Read more

Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria falls during his match against Andrey Rublev of Russia at the Australian Open in Melbourne January 19, 2018. — Reuters pic

Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria falls during his match against Andrey Rublev of Russia at the Australian Open in Melbourne January 19, 2018. — Reuters pic Read More

US stocks up despite shutdown angst

January 19, 2018

NEW YORK, Jan 19 — Wall Street stocks rose early today as markets assessed the risks of a possible US government shutdown that could damage the economy. The early gains suggested investors were still not convinced a shutdown would take place amid partisan bickering in Washington. Yet a note from Schwab said “flared up political... Read more

Luxembourg’s Finance Minister Pierre Gramegna makes a speech at the Association Of The Luxembourg Fund Industry’s Asia Roadshow event in Tokyo January 19, 2018. — Reuters pic

Luxembourg’s Finance Minister Pierre Gramegna makes a speech at the Association Of The Luxembourg Fund Industry’s Asia Roadshow event in Tokyo January 19, 2018. — Reuters pic

Coca-Cola sets 100pc recycling goal for 2030

January 19, 2018

WASHINGTON, Jan 19 — Coca-Cola is launching a campaign to collect and recycle 100 per cent of its packaging by 2030, part of a drive to reduce consumer waste globally, the company announced today. The Georgia-based company, which markets more than 500 brands of sodas, juices, water and teas, said it also is working to make all of its... Read more

A dinner plate is pictured during a media opportunity in preparations for the 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles January 19, 2018. — Reuters pic

A dinner plate is pictured during a media opportunity in preparations for the 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles January 19, 2018. — Reuters pic

Amazon hikes price for its Prime service by 18pc

January 19, 2018

LOS ANGELES, Jan 19 — Amazon.com Inc today raised the monthly fee for Amazon Prime, its fast-shipping and video-streaming service, to US$12.99 (RM50) from US$10.99, while maintaining the annual fee. The company also hiked the monthly subscription fee for Amazon Prime Student members, its service targeting college students, to US$6.49 from... Read more

Alicia Vikander fights to survive in new trailer for ‘Tomb Raider’
Check out this new trailer for upcoming action-packed ‘Tomb Raider’ that stars Alicia Vikander as Lara Croft. Read More

New winner emerges in Sporting category in Toyota Gazoo challenge (VIDEO)

BY YS KHONG
January 19, 2018

JOHOR BARU, Jan 19 — A first time winner emerged at the first race of round three of the Toyota Gazoo Racing Vios Challenge race here in Johor Baru. Starting from third on the grid, Wong Chin Eng inherited the lead after a first lap crash at turn one resulted in a red flag and a restart. Wong drove a steady race, pacing himself to just stay... Read more

The Infiniti booth displays the company logo at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit January 19, 2018. — Reuters pic

The Infiniti booth displays the company logo at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit January 19, 2018. — Reuters pic Read More

Hot air: Study finds bikram no healthier than other yoga

January 19, 2018

PARIS, Jan 19 — Practiced in rooms heated to 40 degrees Celsius, bikram yoga is no better for your health than other, cooler forms of the ancient discipline, scientists said today. Proponents claim the hot, humid workout, which puts sweaty participants through a series of 26 poses, burns more calories than yoga performed at room... Read more

Reuters Video: Toothpaste ingredient could fight malaria, research shows
Research carried out in part by an artificially-intelligent (AI) ‘robot scientist’ has found that a common ingredient of toothpaste could be developed to fight drug-resistant strains of malaria. — Reuters Read More

EU: Social media platforms quicker to remove online hate speech

January 19, 2018

BRUSSELS, Jan 19 — Social media companies Facebook , Twitter and Google’s YouTube have accelerated removals of online hate speech, reviewing more than two thirds of complaints within 24 hours, new EU figures show. The European Union has piled pressure on social media companies to increase their efforts to fight the proliferation of... Read more

Reuters Video: Japan’s robot expo sparks debate on future of work
Nearly 200 companies have gathered in Tokyo to showcase the latest in robotic industry technology. As Sonia Legg reports, Japan is hoping they are part of the answer to a labour shortage caused by an ageing population. — Reuters Read More

Longest dragon dance to set new record at Jalan Bukit Bintang in February

January 19, 2018

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 19 — In conjunction with the coming Chinese New Year celebration, a LED dancing dragon measuring 600 feet will be paraded around Jalan Bukit Bintang on February 3 in the attempt to set a record in the Malaysia Book of Records (MBR) as the longest dragon dance in Malaysia. Malaysia Qi Ling Dragon and Lion Dance... Read more

People walk by a lake at a public park on a foggy winter morning in New Delhi January 19, 2018. — Reuters pic

People walk by a lake at a public park on a foggy winter morning in New Delhi January 19, 2018. — Reuters pic

Jakim ambil masa pastikan identiti Sajat

January 20, 2018

KUALA LUMPUR, 19 Jan — Jabatan Kemajuan Islam Malaysia (Jakim) memerlukan masa yang panjang bagi mengenal pasti identiti Nur Sajat. Penolong pengarah pembangunan keluarga dan komunitinya berkata Jakim akan memaklumkan identiti usahawan kosmetik itu selepas disahkan pakar kajian syariahnya. “Ingin kami jelaskan bahawa kami bersetuju... Selanjutnya

Kelihatan pengunjung merakam gambar kenangan perhiasan bakul bersama limau mandarin gergasi yang dihias sempena sambutan Tahun Baru Cina di Jalan Kelawai, George Town 19 Januari, 2018. — Foto Bernama

Kelihatan pengunjung merakam gambar kenangan perhiasan bakul bersama limau mandarin gergasi yang dihias sempena sambutan Tahun Baru Cina di Jalan Kelawai, George Town 19 Januari, 2018. — Foto Bernama

Trashy literature? No such thing for Turkish refuse collectors

January 19, 2018

ANKARA, Jan 19 — Many would prefer probably not to dwell on what becomes of books thrown into the rubbish bin when their onetime reader declutters their shelves. In the Turkish capital Ankara, however, discarded books need not necessarily end up heading for a papery oblivion. Instead, a surprising life after death is now in store for... Read more

Hugo Regalado reads the newspaper with the help of a flashlight after Hurricane Maria damaged the electrical grid in September, in Dorado, Puerto Rico January 19, 2018. — Reuters pic

Hugo Regalado reads the newspaper with the help of a flashlight after Hurricane Maria damaged the electrical grid in September, in Dorado, Puerto Rico January 19, 2018. — Reuters pic