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Rafizi: Tabung Haji pulling wool over depositors’ eyes with payout announcement

February 9, 2016

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 9 ― PKR’s Rafizi Ramli insisted today that Lembaga Tabung Haji’s (LTH) cash reserves are in the red despite Putrajaya's insistence that the RM3.23 billion payout the pilgrimage fund announced for depositors recently proved otherwise. The Pandan MP also said his own audit on LTH’s financial statements from previous years... Read more

The public looking at hot air balloon replicas made out of paper, at the Hot Air Balloon Carnival in Penang, February 9, 2016. ― Picture by KE Ooi

The public looking at hot air balloon replicas made out of paper, at the Hot Air Balloon Carnival in Penang, February 9, 2016. ― Picture by KE Ooi

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On Honda Malaysia’s hunt for the Red Pomelo

On Honda Malaysia’s hunt for the Red Pomelo

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A small group of motoring media was organised for a road trip to Ipoh. Considering that it was a run-up to the Chinese New Year, the trip became an opportunity to go on a hunt for the Red Pomelo.

On Honda Malaysia’s hunt for the Red Pomelo
It’s carnival time in Brazil!

It’s carnival time in Brazil!

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A reveller from the Rocinha samba school dances as she takes part in the Group A category of the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome, Brazil, February 5, 2016. ― Reuters pic

It’s carnival time in Brazil!
Highlights from the International Flamenco Fashion Show

Highlights from the International Flamenco Fashion Show

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A model presents a creation by Antonio Gutierrez during the International Flamenco Fashion Show (SIMOF) in the Andalusian capital of Seville, southern Spain, February 5, 2016. — Reuters pic

Highlights from the International Flamenco Fashion Show
Debutantes dazzle at glitzy Vienna Opera Ball

Debutantes dazzle at glitzy Vienna Opera Ball

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Dancers perform during the opening ceremony of the Opera Ball in Vienna February 4, 2016. — Reuters pic

Debutantes dazzle at glitzy Vienna Opera Ball
Inside the Indian Auto Expo 2016

Inside the Indian Auto Expo 2016

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Bollywood actress Katrina Kaif poses with the Jaguar XE during its launch at the Indian Auto Expo in Greater Noida, on the outskirts of New Delhi, February 4, 2016. — Reuters pic

Inside the Indian Auto Expo 2016
‘Zoolander 2’ cast work it at London premiere

‘Zoolander 2’ cast work it at London premiere

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Ben Stiller and Valentino pose for photographers at the screening of ‘Zoolander 2’ in central London February 4, 2016. — Reuters pic

‘Zoolander 2’ cast work it at London premiere
Be Yourself, Be Real, Be Happy!

A short collaboration with Happy Polla. Credit: Enegen Fitness Everro Seventyfive Insanity

Posted by Jordan Yeoh on Sunday, 7 February 2016

Be yourself, be real, be happy! - Jordan Yeoh/Happy Polla

Duration: 02:33, Published 9 Feb 2016

N.Korea undeterred as Kim seeks rocket able to target US

February 9, 2016

SEOUL, Feb 9 — Kim Jong Un can’t be deterred. The North Korean leader, whose Feb. 7 long-range rocket launch drew condemnation from China, Russia and the US, showed again that global criticism and the threat of more sanctions won’t sway him from his ultimate goal: building a missile that can strike the US. United Nations Security Council... Read more

A policeman (left) points his pistol during a clash at Mongkok district in Hong Kong, China, February 9, 2016. — Reuters pic

A policeman (left) points his pistol during a clash at Mongkok district in Hong Kong, China, February 9, 2016. — Reuters pic Read More

Fairytale title bid is piece of cake for relaxed Ranieri

February 9, 2016

LONDON, Feb 9 — As Claudio Ranieri returned to Leicester’s Belvoir Drive training base yesterday to start plotting the latest chapter in his club’s fairytale challenge for the Premier League title, it was hard to believe that just seven months ago the Italian’s arrival at the plush facility was greeted with widespread ridicule. Ranieri’s unfashionable club head to title rivals Arsenal on Sunday sitting five points clear at the top of... Read more

Crude oil prices jump 2pc, shrugging off glut concerns

February 9, 2016

TOKYO, Feb 9 ― Crude oil prices jumped as much as 2 per cent in early Asian trade today, shrugging off big drops in Japan's stock market and eroding some of the previous session's losses that were driven by festering concerns about global oversupply. US crude was up 44 cents at US$30.13 (RM125) a barrel at 0103 GMT, after rising as far as... Read more

Bloomberg Video: James Bond and Adele save Sony’s profit
Sony rose the most in a year after the company reported better-than-expected profit with a huge helping hand from Hollywood, music and games last quarter. Bloomberg’s Pavel Alpeyev reports on ‘First Up.’ — Bloomberg Read More

Taste the love: 5 aphrodisiacs for Valentine’s Day

By Amy Halloran (Zester Daily)
February 9, 2016

LOS ANGELES, Feb 9 — For Valentine’s Day, what could be more romantic than a homemade dinner? If you are looking for that dish that says love, look to these five foods, which have been considered aphrodisiacs for centuries. Seafood Aphrodisiacs were named for Aphrodite, the goddess of love. According to ancient Greek myth, Aphrodite was... Read more

Muslim brides eat food during a mass marriage ceremony in Ahmedabad, India, February 9, 2016. — Reuters pic

Muslim brides eat food during a mass marriage ceremony in Ahmedabad, India, February 9, 2016. — Reuters pic

Rules change for Oscars acceptance speeches

February 9, 2016

LOS ANGELES, Feb 9 — We’ve all yawned each year as Oscar winners rush through the names of the people they want to thank during their brief acceptance speeches, hoping no one is forgotten. Well, things are about to change. The producers of the annual Academy Awards announced yesterday that this year’s winners will be able to hand over a... Read more

‘The Jungle Book’ official ‘Big Game’ trailer
Directed by Jon Favreau (‘Iron Man’), based on Rudyard Kipling’s timeless stories and inspired by Disney’s classic animated film, ‘The Jungle Book’ is an all-new live-action epic adventure about Mowgli (newcomer Neel Sethi), a man-cub who’s been raised by a family of wolves. Read More

Alpina unleashes the B7 xDrive

February 9, 2016

BERLIN, Feb 9 — Boutique German car company Alpina has taken the wraps off its flagship superfast luxury sedan. Based on the current generation BMW 7 Series, the B7 keeps the standard car’s high tech features but jettisons the powerplant in favour of its own twin-turbo V8. This engine gives the B7 a 0-100km/h time of just 3.8 seconds and a... Read more

Visitors gather around the Jeep stall at the Auto Expo 2016 in Greater Noida on the outskirts of New Delhi on February 9, 2016. — AFP pic

Visitors gather around the Jeep stall at the Auto Expo 2016 in Greater Noida on the outskirts of New Delhi on February 9, 2016. — AFP pic

Hong Kong kicks off Year of Monkey, but primate relations sour

February 9, 2016

HONG KONG, Feb 9 — As the people of Hong Kong usher in the Year of the Monkey, animal experts are working to quell their exploding numbers in a bid to keep the peace between them and their human neighbours. Hong Kong’s hillside monkey colonies are a popular draw for tourists and locals, but after reports of them stealing children’s... Read more

Sao Clemente samba school

Sao Clemente samba school's Drum Queen Raphaela Gomes performs during the carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, February 9, 2016. — Reuters pic Read More view gallery

Instagram finally lets users switch between accounts

February 9, 2016

NEW YORK, Feb 9 — Finally Instagram gets with the program and lets it users switch between different accounts without needing to login and log out. Why is this a big deal? This is because some people juggle multiple accounts. Some have accounts for their Facebook pages, separate ones for friends, family and work or even for their different... Read more

’XCOM 2’ launch trailer
Watch the official gameplay launch trailer for XCOM 2, now available worldwide. ADVENT is a lie, and their time is up. Build a resistance to save humanity. Read More

Indulge in a luxury European spa treatment for two this Valentine’s Day

February 9, 2016

LONDON, Feb 9 ― Valentine's Day is the perfect time to take some time away from it all just the two of you, and what better way to than to indulge in a luxury spa treatment. We have rounded up some of the most prestigious European spas which specialise in private suites and indulgent treatments so you can take some time together to pamper and... Read more

Tourists pose for a selfie in front of a statue of The Beatles in Liverpool northern England February 9, 2016. ― Reuters pic

Tourists pose for a selfie in front of a statue of The Beatles in Liverpool northern England February 9, 2016. ― Reuters pic

Kajian: ‘Fikir positif’ juga tanda-tanda tertekan, murung

February 9, 2016

LONDON, 9 Feb — Beberapa bentuk “pemikiran positif” tidak berkesan dalam menangani kemurungan dan mungkin boleh menjadi penghalang, kata kajian terbaru dalam bidang psikologi. Pengkaji-pengkaji daripada Universiti New York, Universiti Hamburg dan Universiti Virginia menggunakan soal selidik dan buku catatan harian dalam empat kajian... Selanjutnya

Kanak-kanak perempuan berlari sempena menyambut Tahun Baru Cina di Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 9 Februari, 2016. — Foto Reuters

Kanak-kanak perempuan berlari sempena menyambut Tahun Baru Cina di Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 9 Februari, 2016. — Foto Reuters Artikel Penuh

Who killed Carolyn Collins?

By Paola Crespo (THE LINEUP)
February 9, 2016

NE WJERSEY, Feb 9 — Glen Ridge, New Jersey, was by all accounts a peaceful, prosperous town — until the fall of 1982 when a gruesome murder shocked the community and rudely thrust Glen Ridge into violent disarray. At the heart of the matter was 14-year-old Adam Collins who stumbled upon a scene no child should ever have to witness: the... Read more

A book written by US Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz is seen during a campaign event that he is attending in Keene, New Hampshire February 8, 2016. — Reuters pic

A book written by US Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz is seen during a campaign event that he is attending in Keene, New Hampshire February 8, 2016. — Reuters pic Read More