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Reuters Video: Shock resignation by New Zealand’s PM John Key
New Zealand Prime Minister John Key has unexpectedly announced his resignation, saying it was the ‘right time’ to leave politics after more than eight years in power. Graham Mackay reports. — Reuters Read More

December 5, 2016

GEORGE TOWN, Dec 5 — Penang police have asked the people to stop speculating on last Thursday’s shooting incident at the Tun Dr Lim Chong Eu Expressway in which three... Read more

Police probe plot by woman to kill husband with lover

December 5, 2016

TELUK INTAN, Dec 5 — A woman plotted with her lover, a Nepal national to kill her husband in their own home last Friday. Hilir Perak District Police Chief ACP Wan Hassan Wan Ahmad said the 30-year-old woman went to the Hutan Melintang Police Station in Bagan Datoh to lodge a report. He said according to the woman, her husband, a... Read more

A shopper looks at Christmas decorations for sale at Mid Valley Megamall in Kuala Lumpur December 5, 2016. — Picture by Saw Siow Feng

A shopper looks at Christmas decorations for sale at Mid Valley Megamall in Kuala Lumpur December 5, 2016. — Picture by Saw Siow Feng

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
K-pop’s finest gather for MAMA 2016

K-pop’s finest gather for MAMA 2016

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GOT7 pose on the red carpet during Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA) in Hong Kong December 2, 2016. — Reuters pic

K-pop’s finest gather for MAMA 2016

Austria, Italy votes mixed bags of emotions for populists (VIDEO)

December 5, 2016

VIENNA, Dec 5 — Europe’s populists greeted with glee today the demise of Italy’s premier but their enthusiasm was tempered by the failure of Austria’s Norbert Hofer to become the EU’s first far-right president. Topping off a 2016 that saw the shock election of Donald Trump as US president and Britain’s decision to leave the EU,... Read more

Well-wishers of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa Jayaraman hold her portrait as they pray at a temple in Mumbai December 5, 2016. — Reuters pic

Well-wishers of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa Jayaraman hold her portrait as they pray at a temple in Mumbai December 5, 2016. — Reuters pic Read More

Iceland striker Gudjohnsen offers to play for Chapecoense

December 5, 2016

LONDON, Dec 5 ― Former Chelsea and Barcelona striker Eidur Gudjohnsen has offered to play for Brazilian team Chapecoense following the air crash in Colombia last week in which most of their players died. The 38-year-old Iceland... Read more

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Gold standard for Islamic finance seen opening new market

December 5, 2016

DUBAI, Dec 5 ― Gold is acceptable for the first time as an investment in Islamic finance after the group that sets standards for the industry adopted Shariah-compliant rules for trading the metal. The rules approved Nov. 19 allow gold to be used in the US$1.88 trillion (RM8.35 trillion) Islamic finance business, the Accounting and... Read more

Pedestrians are reflected on a window as they walk past an investor looking at a board displaying stock prices at the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) in Sydney December 5, 2016. ― Reuters pic

Pedestrians are reflected on a window as they walk past an investor looking at a board displaying stock prices at the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) in Sydney December 5, 2016. ― Reuters pic

Swiss restaurant still in world’s top 10 despite chef’s suicide

December 5, 2016

PARIS, Dec 5 ― The Swiss restaurant named the best in the world last year remained in the top 10 of the La Liste ranking today despite the tragic loss of its star chef who killed himself weeks after lifting the honour. The Restaurant de l’Hotel de Ville at Crissier near Lausanne came joint fourth in the latest French-based guides... Read more

A street vendor displays food at a stall in Khartoum, Sudan December 5, 2016. ― Reuters pic

A street vendor displays food at a stall in Khartoum, Sudan December 5, 2016. ― Reuters pic

Guns N’ Roses announce new European and N. American tour dates for 2017 (VIDEO)

December 5, 2016

LOS ANGELES, Dec 5 — Gun N’ Roses have announced a slew of stadium concert dates across Europe and North America in 2017 for their Not In This Lifetime tour. More than 30 shows are scheduled for a 2017 tour that will include 18 cities in Europe such as London, Paris, Madrid, Vienna and Copenhagen. The European leg kicks off May 27 at... Read more

NYT Video: This week’s movies
The New York Times film critics review ‘Moana, ‘Allied’ and ‘Jackie.’ — The New York Times Read More

BMW seeks to be ‘coolest’ ride-hailing firm with autonomous car

December 5, 2016

MUNICH, Dec 5 — BMW will test autonomous vehicles in Munich next year as it seeks to keep up with ride-hailing firms like Uber, which have spent billions on pay-per-use personal transport. The German carmaker will have about 40 vehicles with self-driving functions in Munich’s inner city and then expand the project to other cities, BMW... Read more

Members of a Vespa Fan Club dressed as Santa Claus (Samichlaus) ride on their scooters in Zurich December 5, 2016. ― Reuters pic

Members of a Vespa Fan Club dressed as Santa Claus (Samichlaus) ride on their scooters in Zurich December 5, 2016. ― Reuters pic

Mental trauma scars children blown apart by bombs in Middle East

December 5, 2016

AMMAN, Dec 5 — As soon as the bombs exploded outside his house in the Iraqi town of Falluja, Rachid Jassam rushed onto the street to rescue the injured. As the teenager ran out, another plane swooped overhead and dropped more bombs, the shrapnel tearing his right leg so severely local doctors wanted to amputate it. His father refused... Read more

Reuters Video: Anti-Fidel Castro ‘party packs’ selling fast in Florida
Anti-Fidel Castro ‘party packs’ are flying off the shelves at a store in Florida run by a Cuban exile. Yiming Woo reports. — Reuters Read More

Five ways to protect your data and identity online

December 5, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 5 ― When it comes to personal data, you can’t be too careful when using the internet. Here are a few simple ways of keeping your personal data and identity safe, both with online services and on your computer. Use two-step authentication You should definitely switch all your most important online accounts, such as... Read more

An employee of a foreign exchange trading company works in front of monitors showing Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi on TV news, and the Japanese yen

An employee of a foreign exchange trading company works in front of monitors showing Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi on TV news, and the Japanese yen's exchange rate against the euro in Tokyo December 5, 2016. ― Reuters pic

Music convergence between Michael Learns to Rock and Wonder Girls for Vietjet’s fifth anniversary

December 5, 2016

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 5 — Music buffs are in for a rare treat as new-age airline Vietjet is bringing the legendary Michael Learns to Rock (MLTR) and iconic Korean superstars, Wonder Girls (WG) to Vietnam for the region’s largest and highly anticipated musical concert — Sky Connection — in celebration of the airline’s 5th... Read more

A man pushes a child as they skate on an ice rink built for Christmas in Mexico City’s historic Zocalo square in Mexico City December 5, 2016. — Reuters pic

A man pushes a child as they skate on an ice rink built for Christmas in Mexico City’s historic Zocalo square in Mexico City December 5, 2016. — Reuters pic

Jurufoto Malaysia lamar kekasih dari puncak jambatan tertinggi dunia (VIDEO)

December 5, 2016

LONDON, 5 Dis — Sanggup membahayakan nyawa, seorang jurugambar Malaysia tidak gerun memanjat setinggi 1,853 kaki jambatan tertinggi di dunia di China demi melamar kekasihnya. Keow Wee Loong, 28, merakam gambarnya memegang plakad “sudikah kau mengahwiniku” di puncak menara jambatan itu yang ditujukan khas kepada gadis Poland, lapor... Selanjutnya

Saudara-mara penumpang yang hilang bersama penerbangan MH370 lebih daripada dua tahun lalu di Gassy Country House Hotel di Antananarivo, Madagascar, 5 Disember, 2016. — Foto Reuters

Saudara-mara penumpang yang hilang bersama penerbangan MH370 lebih daripada dua tahun lalu di Gassy Country House Hotel di Antananarivo, Madagascar, 5 Disember, 2016. — Foto Reuters Artikel Penuh

Culture-inspired coffee table books for gifting

December 4, 2016

LOS ANGELES, Dec 4 — Looking for a truly memorable Christmas gift this year? Here’s a selection of some of the most beautiful books to adorn the coffee tables of anyone interested in art and culture. “Living with Pattern: Color, Texture, and Print at Home” by Rebecca Atwood (US$32.50 (RM114.80), Clarkson Potter, published August,... Read more

A man reads a copy of a book during the convention of the Belle Alliance Populaire (Nice Popular Union) in Paris December 5, 2016. ― Reuters pic

A man reads a copy of a book during the convention of the Belle Alliance Populaire (Nice Popular Union) in Paris December 5, 2016. ― Reuters pic