Don’t risk a Sabah-style ‘Brexit’, says Zahid

July 22, 2017

PAPAR, July 22 ― Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi reminded Umno members and the people of Sabah not to be influenced by an attempt by outsiders to “Brexit” Sabah from Umno and Barisan Nasional (BN). Ahmad Zahid said the action of these outsiders, including former state and national Umno leaders, is wrong and... Read more

A child tries his hand at spinning a top at the Felda Craft Centre in Labis, July 22, 2017. ― Bernama pic

A child tries his hand at spinning a top at the Felda Craft Centre in Labis, July 22, 2017. ― Bernama pic

Jim Henson’s Muppets go on display in New York

Jim Henson’s Muppets go on display in New York

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A display of Jim Henson's Muppets characters at the Museum of the Moving Image in the Queens borough of New York City July 22, 2017. — Reuters pic

Jim Henson’s Muppets go on display in New York
A delicious approach to beauty

A delicious approach to beauty

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A session using chocolate during a facial at a natural health and beauty clinic in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico July 22, 2017. — Reuters pic

A delicious approach to beauty
Costumes galore at San Diego Comic Con

Costumes galore at San Diego Comic Con

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Attendees revel in full costume at the 2017 Comic Con International in San Diego July 22, 2017. — Reuters pic

Costumes galore at San Diego Comic Con
The ‘Defenders’ make Comic-Con debut

The ‘Defenders’ make Comic-Con debut

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Cast members of ‘The Defenders’ make an appearance at the 2017 Comic-Con International Convention in San Diego July 21, 2017. — Reuters pic

The ‘Defenders’ make Comic-Con debut
William and Kate get a taste of dancehall nostalgia in Berlin

William and Kate get a taste of dancehall nostalgia in Berlin

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Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge and his wife Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, attend a reception at Claerchens Ballhaus, in Berlin July 21, 2017. — Reuters pic

William and Kate get a taste of dancehall nostalgia in Berlin
Remembering Chester Bennington

Remembering Chester Bennington

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The charismatic lead singer for hard rock band Linkin Park was found dead in his home near Los Angeles on Thursday (July 20, 2017). He was 41.

Remembering Chester Bennington

Swiss couple found on glacier after 75 years buried at last

July 22, 2017

GENEVA, July 22 — The remains of a couple, found on a receding glacier in the Swiss Alps 75 years after they had disappeared, were at long last buried today near their native village. Their two surviving daughters were present at the funeral service in the church at Saviese in Valais canton, a few kilometres from Chandolin where Marcelin... Read more

East Timorese wait in line to cast their ballot in parliamentary elections in Dili July 22, 2017. — Reuters pic

East Timorese wait in line to cast their ballot in parliamentary elections in Dili July 22, 2017. — Reuters pic Read More

Froome on brink of fourth Tour de France crown

July 22, 2017

MARSEILLE, July 22 — Chris Froome all but secured a fourth Tour de France title by finishing third in today’s 20th stage time-trial in Marseille as Maciej Bodnar took the stage victory. Rigoberto Uran moved into second overall at 54... Read more

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EU antitrust regulators say probing possible German car cartel

July 22, 2017

BRUSSELS, July 22 — EU antitrust regulators are investigating allegations of a cartel among a group of German carmakers, the European Commission said today, a measure that could result in hefty fines for the companies. The Commission and its German counterpart were tipped off about the possible cartel, the EU competition authority... Read more

A woman carries shopping bags while walking past a window display outside a retail store in Ottawa July 22, 2017. — Reuters pic

A woman carries shopping bags while walking past a window display outside a retail store in Ottawa July 22, 2017. — Reuters pic

A three-hour wait at Singapore’s newly-opened roast duck stall Duck Master

July 22, 2017

SINGAPORE, July 22 — Since end-June, a particular hawker stall on the ground floor of People’s Park Complex — fronted by rows of ducks spinning in a tempered glass electric oven as they roast — has been getting a fair amount of attention. Combined with its affordable S$15 (RM47) price tag and a Donald Duck-inspired mascot dressed in... Read more

Chocolates are offered at the factory shop of Swiss chocolate manufacturer Aeschbach Chocolatier AG in Root-Luzern, Switzerland July 22, 2017. — Reuters pic

Chocolates are offered at the factory shop of Swiss chocolate manufacturer Aeschbach Chocolatier AG in Root-Luzern, Switzerland July 22, 2017. — Reuters pic

‘Blade Runner’ sequel a siren song for director Villeneuve

July 22, 2017

SAN DIEGO, July 22 — Canadian director Denis Villeneuve had fended off numerous requests to direct big-budget sequels until he was approached to make a follow-up to Ridley Scott’s 1982 neo-noir sci-fi film Blade Runner. “I accepted to do Blade Runner because it was meaningful,” Villeneuve, the director of last year’s cerebral... Read more

New trailer for ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 7 unveiled
Game of Thrones dropped a new trailer at San Diego Comic-Con yesterday, showing the armies of the Seven Kingdoms gearing up for war, with an undead horde on the march. — AFP Read More

More Shelby models heading across the Atlantic

July 22, 2017

LONDON, July 22 — A London supercar and luxury car dealership has been officially appointed as the UK distributor for the legendary Shelby range of high-performance vehicles. Although the latest Shelby models could probably be seen as being among the least politically correct vehicles you’ll be able to buy in Europe, there’s sure to be... Read more

Participants drive their car during the Ennstal Classic oldtimer rally on the road up to mount Stoderzinken July 22, 2017. — Reuters pic

Participants drive their car during the Ennstal Classic oldtimer rally on the road up to mount Stoderzinken July 22, 2017. — Reuters pic

Royal gardens of Europe

July 22, 2017

ROME, July 22 ― Many of Europe’s parks and gardens were created at the request of the kings, queens, princes and princesses who once ruled over the Old Continent. Some have exceptional qualities or stunning styles that put them on the map for visitors vacationing in Europe, such as the park of the 18th-century Royal Palace of Caserta in... Read more

Estonian Television Girls’ choir performs during a rehearsal of the Eurovision Choir of the Year contest in Riga, Latvia, July 22, 2017. — Reuters pic

Estonian Television Girls’ choir performs during a rehearsal of the Eurovision Choir of the Year contest in Riga, Latvia, July 22, 2017. — Reuters pic

Lyft team steers toward open self-driving tech (VIDEO)

July 22, 2017

NEW YORK, July 22 — US ride-share startup Lyft yesterday dedicated a new team focused on speeding up its effort to create a self-driving vehicle platform, which would be open to use by other companies. The San Francisco based company earlier this year announced what it billed as the world’s first open self-driving platform, inviting car... Read more

The Netflix logo is shown above their booth at Comic Con International in San Diego, California, US, July 22, 2017. — Reuters pic

The Netflix logo is shown above their booth at Comic Con International in San Diego, California, US, July 22, 2017. — Reuters pic

The Seine ‘reinvented’ with floating bakery and art gallery, cabaret and brewery

July 22, 2017

PARIS, July 22 ― Plans to transform the Seine in Paris have been released and include everything from an electronic cabaret to a floating bakery and an Olympic-sized swimming area. After putting out a call for proposals on how to “Reinvent the Seine” last year, the city announced the winners this week, offering a preview of what's to... Read more

A woman receives a chocolate facial treatment at the Mansion de Chocolate Hotel in Granada July 22, 2017. — Reuters pic

A woman receives a chocolate facial treatment at the Mansion de Chocolate Hotel in Granada July 22, 2017. — Reuters pic

Tengku Abdullah seru solat hajat, bebaskan Masjid al-Aqsa

July 22, 2017

MARAN, 22 Julai — Pemangku Raja Pahang Tengku Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah menyeru semua rakyat beragama Islam agar mengadakan solat hajat bagi pembebasan Masjid al-Aqsa di Baitulmuqqadis daripada kepungan tentera regim Zionis. Baginda bertitah penutupan Masjid Al-Aqsa itu sudah menjadi satu petanda yang agak merungsingkan bagi semua umat... Selanjutnya

Para penari membuat persembahan sempena sambutan Hari Sarawak 2017 di Tebingan Sungai Kuching hari ini 22 Julai 2017. Hari Sarawak yang disambut pada 22 Julai setiap tahun dirasmikan oleh Yang Dipertua Negeri Sarawak Tun Abdul Taib Mahmud. ― Foto Bernama

Para penari membuat persembahan sempena sambutan Hari Sarawak 2017 di Tebingan Sungai Kuching hari ini 22 Julai 2017. Hari Sarawak yang disambut pada 22 Julai setiap tahun dirasmikan oleh Yang Dipertua Negeri Sarawak Tun Abdul Taib Mahmud. ― Foto Bernama

Mandela’s widow furious over book on his last days

July 22, 2017

JOHANNESBURG, July 22 — Nelson Mandela’s widow yesterday threatened legal action over a book by his personal doctor that laid bare intimate details of his final illness and death in 2013. Mandela’s physician Vejay Ramlakan revealed several undignified episodes at the end of Mandela’s life as well as bitter family squabbles over his... Read more

Comic Con fans walk past a MAD poster as they participate in Comic Con International in San Diego July 21, 2017. — Reuters pic

Comic Con fans walk past a MAD poster as they participate in Comic Con International in San Diego July 21, 2017. — Reuters pic