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Time to forget courting PAS, pundits tell PPBM

Reuters Video: Oil soaking sponge could help clean up serious spills
Scientists have invented a new foam which could be used to help mop up serious oil spills, like that caused by the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster. Roselle Chen reports. — Reuters Read More

BY A. RUBAN
March 25, 2017

KUALA LUMPUR, March 25 — Now that Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM) is officially part of Pakatan Harapan, it should completely stop thinking about compelling PAS to... Read more

Halt all pending executions, Bar says amid Drugs Act reform

March 25, 2017

KUALA LUMPUR, March 25 — The Malaysian Bar has urged Putrajaya today to declare and implement a moratorium on all pending executions, amid a review of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 to remove the mandatory death penalty. The Bar also suggested that the amendments to the Act should be applied retrospectively the moment it comes into... Read more

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak officiating the 210th Police Day Memorial Parade 2017 in Kuala Lumpur, March 25, 2017. — Bernama pic

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak officiating the 210th Police Day Memorial Parade 2017 in Kuala Lumpur, March 25, 2017. — Bernama pic Read More

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Down and dirty at the Mud Day Israel race in Tel Aviv

Down and dirty at the Mud Day Israel race in Tel Aviv

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A participant takes part in the first Mud Day Israel obstacle course race in Tel Aviv, Israel March 25, 2017. — Reuters pic

Down and dirty at the Mud Day Israel race in Tel Aviv
A journey through time at Baselworld

A journey through time at Baselworld

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A Chopard Imperiale watch is displayed at the Baselworld Watch and Jewellery Show in Basel, Switzerland March 24, 2017. — Reuters pic

A journey through time at Baselworld
Creations from Viviano Sue and Misa Ii at Tokyo Fashion Week

Creations from Viviano Sue and Misa Ii at Tokyo Fashion Week

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Models present creation by designers Viviano Sue and Misa Ii from their Autumn/Winter 2017 collection during Tokyo Fashion Week in Tokyo March 24, 2017. — Reuters pic

Creations from Viviano Sue and Misa Ii at Tokyo Fashion Week
Stars at Netflix series ‘Grace and Frankie’ premiere

Stars at Netflix series ‘Grace and Frankie’ premiere

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Cast members Jane Fonda (left) and Lily Tomlin attend a special screening of the Netflix series ‘Grace and Frankie’ in Los Angeles, California March 23, 2017. — Reuters pic

Stars at Netflix series ‘Grace and Frankie’ premiere
Designs by Manuel Alves and Manuel Goncalves at Portugal Fashion

Designs by Manuel Alves and Manuel Goncalves at Portugal Fashion

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A model presents a creation by designers Manuel Alves and Manuel Goncalves, as part of their Fall/Winter 2017/18 collection, during Portugal Fashion, Portugal, March 23, 2017. — Reuters pic

Designs by Manuel Alves and Manuel Goncalves at Portugal Fashion
Avant-garde expressions at Tokyo Fashion Week

Avant-garde expressions at Tokyo Fashion Week

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A sample of fashions from Acuod by Chanu, Bateeq by Michelle Tjokrosaputro and designer Rani Hatta. — Reuters pix

Avant-garde expressions at Tokyo Fashion Week

For Trump, it was the lost art of the deal

March 25, 2017

WASHINGTON, March 25 — In the end, the Closer couldn’t close the deal. For President Donald Trump, the collapse yesterday of his first legislative priority, a healthcare reform bill, was an embarrassing loss of face after he and his administration insisted up until the time of the vote by the US House of Representatives that there was... Read more

US House Speaker Paul Ryan holds a news conference after Republicans pulled the American Health Care Act bill prior to a vote at the US Capitol in Washington March 25, 2017. — Reuters pic

US House Speaker Paul Ryan holds a news conference after Republicans pulled the American Health Care Act bill prior to a vote at the US Capitol in Washington March 25, 2017. — Reuters pic Read More

It’s official, TMJ is new president of FAM

March 25, 2017

PETALING JAYA, March 25 — Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim has been officially confirmed as the new president of the FA of Malaysia. FAM secretary-general Datuk Hamidin Mohd Amin made the announcement at 10.15am today during FAM’s 53rd... Read more

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Ringgit to firm against US dollar next week

March 25, 2017

KUALA LUMPUR, March 25 — The ringgit is likely to trade firmer against the US dollar next week on an improved Malaysian economy, dealers said. Affin Hwang Investment Bank Vice-President/Head of Retail Research, Datuk Dr Nazri Khan Adam Khan, said the ringgit was expected to strengthen with the retracement of the US dollar and the recovery... Read more

A man pushes a safe door at the money museum of Chile

A man pushes a safe door at the money museum of Chile's Central Bank headquarters in Santiago March 25, 2017. — Reuters pic

Late night snacks that are actually good for you

March 25, 2017

SINGAPORE, March 25 — It never feels good to go to bed hungry, and sometimes we want that little something to munch after a long day. However, instead of opening up that pack of sour cream and onion chips, there are plenty of healthy and yummy snacks that won’t make you feel guilty the next day — and will actually help you sleep... Read more

An Iraqi boy carries bread at Nabi Yunus market in the city of Mosul, Iraq. — Reuters pic

An Iraqi boy carries bread at Nabi Yunus market in the city of Mosul, Iraq. — Reuters pic

Amanda Seyfried welcomes first child with Thomas Sadoski

March 25, 2017

LOS ANGELES, March 25 — Amanda Seyfried and husband Thomas Sadoski have welcomed their first child together. People magazine quoted a rep for the actress as confirming that the couple are now proud parents to a baby girl. This announcement comes just slightly a week after Sadoski revealed that he and Seyfried had secretly tied the knot.... Read more

See this new teaser trailer for ‘Justice League’
Check out this teaser trailer for highly anticipated DC superhero mash-up ‘Justice League’. Read More

What do we know about the McLaren Hyper GT?

March 25, 2017

LONDON, March 25 — British supercar company McLaren has started work on what it describes as the “most powerful and aerodynamic” road-going car in its history. Imbued with Formula 1-developed technology, the new car, codenamed the BP23, isn’t due to be delivered to any of its 106 future owners until early 2019. However, two years is... Read more

Finished cars are stored outside the SEAT factory in Martorell, near Barcelona March 25, 2017. — Reuters pic

Finished cars are stored outside the SEAT factory in Martorell, near Barcelona March 25, 2017. — Reuters pic

The jihadi who turned to Jesus

March 25, 2017

ISTANBUL, March 25 — When 22 Christian refugees gathered in the basement of an apartment in Istanbul early on a recent Sunday afternoon, it was quickly clear that this was no ordinary prayer meeting. Several of them had Islamic names. There was a Jihad, an Abdelrahman and even a couple of Mohammads. Strangest of all, they jokingly referred... Read more

Inside a rattlesnake’s rattle
This clip by YouTube channel 'What’s Inside?' will give you a peek at the inner workings of the most intriguing part of a rattlesnake. Read More

Charleston East: Google’s new campus in Mountain View (VIDEO)

March 25, 2017

MOUNTAIN VIEW, March 25 — Google’s application to build a new campus has been approved by the Mountain View City Council. The new campus is named Charleston East. It will be located next to the current Googleplex in Mountain View, California. Charleston East features a 595,000-square-foot, two-level office building with a basement and... Read more

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau high fives a robotic arm  in a robotics demonstration at Kinova Robotics in Boisbriand, Quebec March 25, 2017. — Reuters pic

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau high fives a robotic arm in a robotics demonstration at Kinova Robotics in Boisbriand, Quebec March 25, 2017. — Reuters pic

Disneyland Paris: A taste of the revamped Star Tours attraction (VIDEO)

March 25, 2017

PARIS, March 25 — A cult attraction when France’s Disneyland Paris theme park opened in 1992, Star Tours has been revamped for the park’s 25th anniversary. Here’s a look at the mission awaiting visitors to Disneyland Paris from March 26.  Visitors step onboard a Starspeeder 1000 for a 3D trip to a galaxy far, far away, taking in the... Read more

A woman takes photographs of a blossoming bush in a park in Vienna March 25, 2017.  — Reuters pic

A woman takes photographs of a blossoming bush in a park in Vienna March 25, 2017.  — Reuters pic

Upin Ipin bukan budak biadap, penerbit jawab tuduhan media sosial

OLEH NABIHAH HAMID
March 25, 2017

SHAH ALAM, 25 Mac — Setiap dialog yang digunakan dalam siri animasi “Upin dan Ipin” telah dikaji dan banyak memberi manfaat kepada masyarakat, kata penerbitnya Les’ Copaque. Burhanuddin Md Radzi, 61, menegaskan percakapan watak kembar kampung itu menunjukkan cara kepetahan kanak-kanak biasa dan bukannya kurang ajar seperti yang... Selanjutnya

Orang ramai teruja melihat artifak Rasulullah SAW sempena Pameran Pendidikan Tamadun Islam Mendahului Zaman Artifak Rasulullah S.A.W dan para Sahabat di Muzium Negeri Kedah, Alor Setar 24 Mac, 2017. — Foto Bernama

Orang ramai teruja melihat artifak Rasulullah SAW sempena Pameran Pendidikan Tamadun Islam Mendahului Zaman Artifak Rasulullah S.A.W dan para Sahabat di Muzium Negeri Kedah, Alor Setar 24 Mac, 2017. — Foto Bernama

Paris book fair features leading French election candidate (VIDEO)

March 25, 2017

PARIS, March 25 — The Paris book fair attracted presidential candidates Emmanuel Macron and Jean-Luc Melenchon when it kicked off yesterday during a tense campaign where books and newspaper articles have shed light on the contenders' lives and their views. The firebrand leader of “La France Insoumise” signed copies of his recently... Read more

A man looks at books at the 33rd International Book Fair in Tunis, Tunisia March 25, 2017. — Reuters pic

A man looks at books at the 33rd International Book Fair in Tunis, Tunisia March 25, 2017. — Reuters pic