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PAS needs no allies, won ‘16-cornered fights’ before, Kedah delegate says

By Syed Jaymal Zahiid
April 30, 2017

ALOR SETAR, April 30 — PAS is sufficiently established to operate on its own and will likely outperform its former allies in the event they clash in elections, a delegate from Kedah told the party’s 63rd muktamar here today. Mohd Azam Abdul Samat, who is the state’s Youth chief, said the Islamist party also has the experience of being... Read more

A reflection of the PAS flag is seen near the hall where the party is holding its 63rd Congress in Kota Sarang Semut, Alor Setar, April 30, 2017. — Bernama pic

A reflection of the PAS flag is seen near the hall where the party is holding its 63rd Congress in Kota Sarang Semut, Alor Setar, April 30, 2017. — Bernama pic Read More

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Arcadia Youth Rodeo kicks off

Arcadia Youth Rodeo kicks off

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Calf-roping competitors Cody Vina, Cayden Newsome, Clayton Culligan and Blake Crawford wait their turns during the ‘Season Top 10 Finals’ of the Arcadia Youth Rodeo Association in Arcadia, Florida, April 30, 2017. — Reuters pic

Arcadia Youth Rodeo kicks off
Get in the groove

Get in the groove

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Dancers perform during the Jiya show to celebrate International Dance Day at the Orient Museum in Lisbon April 30, 2017. — Reuters pic

Get in the groove
Canada’s ‘Star Trek’ stamps

Canada’s ‘Star Trek’ stamps

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Canada Post issued a set of seven ‘Star Trek’ stamps, as can be seen in these handout photos obtained by Reuters April 29, 2017. — Reuters pic

Canada’s ‘Star Trek’ stamps
China’s all-girl ‘boyband’

China’s all-girl ‘boyband’

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Sporting short bobs, loose T-shirts and barely there makeup, Acrush's androgynous look is bucking centuries-old norms in a society where girls strive to look feminine and act demurely. — Reuters pix

China’s all-girl ‘boyband’
Cool collection by Bettina Spitz of Colombia

Cool collection by Bettina Spitz of Colombia

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Models present creations by designer Bettina Spitz of Colombia during Bogota Fashion Week in Bogota, Colombia April 28, 2017. — Reuters pic

Cool collection by Bettina Spitz of Colombia
At the WE Day 2017 event in LA

At the WE Day 2017 event in LA

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Alicia Keys performs during the WE Day event in Los Angeles, California April 28, 2017. — Reuters picAlicia Keys performs during the WE Day event in Los Angeles, California April 28, 2017. — Reuters pic

At the WE Day 2017 event in LA

Four people, including SCDF officer, injured after taxi ‘explodes’ near Buona Vista MRT

April 30, 2017

SINGAPORE, April 30 — Four men, including a Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) officer, suffered minor burn injuries after a Trans-Cab taxi burst into flames and exploded near the Buona Vista MRT station this afternoon (April 30). Police say they were first alerted to an accident between the taxi and a car at around 2.15pm. The taxi... Read more

A protester in a costume depicting Trump sets an Earth on a tee during a People

A protester in a costume depicting Trump sets an Earth on a tee during a People's Climate March, to protest US President Donald Trump's stance on the environment, in Washington, April 30, 2017. — Reuters pic

Joshua ‘good to go’ for Klitschko rematch

April 30, 2017

LONDON, April  30 ― World heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua declared he was willing to give Wladimir Klitschko a rematch after his 11th-round win yesterday, but the Ukrainian wouldn't confirm he would box again. The Briton successfully... Read more

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UK’s May plans tougher take-over rules to protect pensions

April 30, 2017

LONDON, April 30 — Prime Minister Theresa May is set to impose new restrictions on company take-overs in the UK as part of a plan to protect workers’ pensions from “unscrupulous” bosses. If re-elected in June, May’s Conservatives will give authorities the power to block such deals and launch criminal prosecutions of company bosses... Read more

Goods are seen for sale at a market in Fulham, West London April 30, 2017. — Reuters pic

Goods are seen for sale at a market in Fulham, West London April 30, 2017. — Reuters pic

Our five favourite places for Hakka noodles in KL and PJ

By Lee Khang Yi
April 30, 2017

KUALA LUMPUR, April 30 — The simplest food is often the hardest to get right. In the case of Hakka noodles, the key to its deliciousness is the springy texture of the egg noodles tossed with a mild-tasting stir fried minced meat with light soy sauce and garlic. Some places add lard fritters and slices of char siew to the noodles too. You... Read more

NYT Video: Tarragon chicken with sherry vinegar onions
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Arnold Schwarzenegger gets special honour for his environmental work (VIDEO)

April 30, 2017

PARIS, April 30 — American actor and politician Arnold Schwarzenegger on Friday received France's highest honour - the Legion of Honour - in recognition for his environmental work. Schwarzenegger, a movie star and former California governor, received the award from French President Francois Hollande at the Elysee Palace. Speaking after... Read more

Hasan Minhaj of Comedy Central performs at the White House Correspondents

Hasan Minhaj of Comedy Central performs at the White House Correspondents' Association dinner in Washington April 30, 2017. — Reuters pic

Goodbye car, hello mobile living space

April 30, 2017

PARIS, April 30 — You can already use Amazon’s Alexa home assistant to ask questions about your BMW or Google’s smart speaker to check in verbally on your Mercedes’ well-being. But, according to Bosch — the world’s biggest automotive supplier — that’s just the start. Bosch has taken the wraps off a new connected concept show... Read more

A robotic arm changes the tyre of a Tesla car at the world’s biggest industrial fair in Hanover, April 30, 2017. — Reuters pic

A robotic arm changes the tyre of a Tesla car at the world’s biggest industrial fair in Hanover, April 30, 2017. — Reuters pic Read More

Tabiyo Shop: A place for designer notebooks and stationery… in Seremban!

By LYdia Koh
April 30, 2017

SEREMBAN, April 30 — Tabiyo Shop — tabiyo means “let’s travel” in Japanese — began as an online business in 2012. “I wanted to start a business instead of working for others for the rest of my life. I thought the easiest way to start was through an online shop because it involves less capital,” said Lam Yen Fong, a former... Read more

A dancer performs during Jiya show to celebrate International Dance Day at the Orient Museum in Lisbon April 30, 2017. — Reuters pic

A dancer performs during Jiya show to celebrate International Dance Day at the Orient Museum in Lisbon April 30, 2017. — Reuters pic view gallery

Samsung, Apple keep top spots in smartphone market

April 30, 2017

PARIS, April 30 — Samsung and Apple maintained their leadership in the smartphone market in early 2017 while Chinese-based Huawei’s strong growth cemented its number three position, a market tracker said Thursday. Research firm IDC said overall smartphone shipments grew 4.3 per cent in the first quarter, slightly better than its prior... Read more

Reuters Video: Humanoid robot aims to be affordable home help
Roboticists from the Italian Institute of Technology (IIT) say their R1 robot is an affordable domestic helper able to perform simple service tasks around the home. Matthew Stock reports. — Reuters Read More

Experience the sommer lekker spirit at South Africa’s Hout Bay

By Kenny Mah
April 30, 2017

CAPE TOWN, April 30 — Travel in South Africa and you may just hear the phrase “Sommer lekker!” bandied about. Roughly translated from Afrikaans as “Just great!” or “Just delicious!”, this exclamation is part of the local joie de vivre. Folks in Cape Town (or Capetonians, as they call themselves) really know how to enjoy... Read more

Tourists take a selfie in front of a giant dragon-shaped lantern after a Lotus Lantern parade in celebration of the upcoming birthday of Buddha in Seoul April 30, 2017. ― Reuters pic

Tourists take a selfie in front of a giant dragon-shaped lantern after a Lotus Lantern parade in celebration of the upcoming birthday of Buddha in Seoul April 30, 2017. ― Reuters pic

PAS lulus usul hanya orang Islam jadi perdana menteri

OLEH RAM ANAND
April 30, 2017

ALOR STAR, 30 April — PAS hari ini mengemukakan usul bagi meminda Perlembagaan agar perdana menteri yang dilantik perlu beragama Islam. Usul yang dicadang Dewan Ulama itu kerana perdana menteri mempunyai tanggungjawab mendaulatkan Islam dan ia diluluskan sebulat suara dalam muktamar hari ini. “Dewan Ulama mencadangkan pemimpin PAS... Selanjutnya

Para pengunjung tidak melepaskan peluang untuk bergambar bersama anggota keluarga berlatarkan pintu masuk utama Gunung Reng, Jeli 27 April 2017. — Foto Bernama

Para pengunjung tidak melepaskan peluang untuk bergambar bersama anggota keluarga berlatarkan pintu masuk utama Gunung Reng, Jeli 27 April 2017. — Foto Bernama

Malaysian children’s book ‘Mila’ is getting animated adaptation

April 30, 2017

KUALA LUMPUR, April 30 — Author of the book Mila, Maslina Yusoff, will soon have her book animated in collaboration with leading South Korean studio, H Culture. The Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) Shah Alam alumni said that her own daughter inspired the story and it has always been her dream to write and illustrate her own children’s... Read more

Visitors look at books on display at the Kuala Lumpur International Book Fair held in the Putra World Trade Centre April 28, 2017. — Picture by Saw Siow Feng

Visitors look at books on display at the Kuala Lumpur International Book Fair held in the Putra World Trade Centre April 28, 2017. — Picture by Saw Siow Feng