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Citing ‘sacred patrimony’, churches reject unauthorised DBP translation of Bibles

‘A Wrinkle in Time’ explores other worlds
Check out this new trailer for Disney’s upcoming fantasy adventure ‘A Wrinkle in Time’ that stars Storm Reid, Chris Pine, Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Zach Galifianakis and Mindy Kaling. Read More

November 20, 2017

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 20 — The Christian Federation of Malaysia (CFM) expressed today its outrage that the Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka (DBP) can provide an “official... Read more

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Don’t question Islam’s status as Sabah’s official religion, PAS warns

November 20, 2017

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 20 — Sabah PAS has cautioned the public today against questioning the status of Islam as the official religion of the state, stating the issue is a “sensitive” one. The chapter of the Islamist party said the religion’s status is enshrined in Article 5(A) of the state constitution. “Sabah PAS feels that the... Read more

Sultan Nazrin Muizzuddin Shah arrives at the Casuarina Meru Hotel for the Fourth World Conference on Islamic Thought and Civilisation in Ipoh November 20, 2017. — Picture by Farhan Najib

Sultan Nazrin Muizzuddin Shah arrives at the Casuarina Meru Hotel for the Fourth World Conference on Islamic Thought and Civilisation in Ipoh November 20, 2017. — Picture by Farhan Najib Read More

Winners and performances from the 2017 American Music Awards

Winners and performances from the 2017 American Music Awards

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Selena Gomez performs ‘Wolves’ at the 2017 American Music Awards in Los Angeles, California November 20, 2017. — Reuters pic

Winners and performances from the 2017 American Music Awards
Red carpet looks at the 2017 American Music Awards

Red carpet looks at the 2017 American Music Awards

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Diana Ross at the 2017 American Music Awards in Los Angeles, California November 20, 2017. — Reuters pic

Red carpet looks at the 2017 American Music Awards
Meet Krampus, the darker Christmas icon of Europe

Meet Krampus, the darker Christmas icon of Europe

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A man dressed as a devil performs during a Krampus show in Goricane, Slovenia, November 19, 2017. — Reuters pic

Meet Krampus, the darker Christmas icon of Europe
Bond Street station opens in London

Bond Street station opens in London

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Glimpses of the newly opened areas of Bond Street underground station, in London, Britain November 18, 2017. — Reuters pic

Bond Street station opens in London
A day at the Apple Park

A day at the Apple Park

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Visitors experience the newly-opened Apple Visitor Center in Cupertino, California November 18, 2017. — Reuters pic

A day at the Apple Park
Honourees at the Bambi 2017 Awards

Honourees at the Bambi 2017 Awards

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Diane Kruger presents a Bambi trophy during the Bambi 2017 Awards ceremony in Berlin November 17, 2017. — Reuters pic

Honourees at the Bambi 2017 Awards

Murderous cult leader Charles Manson dies at 83

November 20, 2017

KERN COUNTY (California), Nov 20 — Charles Manson, the wild-eyed cult leader who orchestrated a string of gruesome killings in Southern California by his “family” of young followers, shattering the peace-and-love ethos of the late 1960s, died today, prison officials said. He was 83. Manson died of natural causes yesterday evening... Read more

People watch as Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe addresses the nation on television, at a bar in Harare, Zimbabwe, November 20, 2017. — Reuters pic

People watch as Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe addresses the nation on television, at a bar in Harare, Zimbabwe, November 20, 2017. — Reuters pic Read More

Curry scores 39 to power Durant-less Warriors over Nets

November 20, 2017

NEW YORK, Nov 20 — Stephen Curry scored a season-high 39 points, grabbed 11 rebounds and passed out seven assists before fouling out yesterday as the defending NBA champion Golden State Warriors won 118-111 at Brooklyn. A day after rallying... Read more

Bank Negara governor says ringgit is not fairly valued

November 20, 2017

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 20 — Malaysia’s ringgit currency is “far from reflecting its fair value,” the central bank governor said, signalling a desire for the exchange rate to build on its recovery from a sharp selloff last year. The ringgit is currently trading at its highest in over a year against the dollar, after a torrid 2016 when it... Read more

An employee works at an assembly line on a Geely automobile at the Belarusian-Chinese closed joint-stock company BelGee plant in Zhodino, Belarus November 20, 2017.  — Reuters pic

An employee works at an assembly line on a Geely automobile at the Belarusian-Chinese closed joint-stock company BelGee plant in Zhodino, Belarus November 20, 2017. — Reuters pic

A banana leaf rendezvous

By Rebecca Saw
November 20, 2017

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 20 — I’ve always jokingly referred to banana leaf rice as the “Indian  chap fun” (economy rice). You start with a serving of rice, a selection of vegetables and then you heap on the proteins. In keeping with tradition and culture, this meal is usually served on a clean, large banana leaf. On finishing your meal,... Read more

Chef Miranda Rosenfelt prepares her dish onstage while TV host Tregaye Fraser looks on at DC Central Kitchen’s

Chef Miranda Rosenfelt prepares her dish onstage while TV host Tregaye Fraser looks on at DC Central Kitchen’s 'Capital Food Fight' at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington November 20, 2017. — AFP pic

Russell Simmons denies assaulting teen model in 1991 as Brett Ratner watched

November 20, 2017

LOS ANGELES, Nov 20 — Def Jam founder Russell Simmons has issued a statement to ‘unequivocally deny’ accusations that he raped a 17-year-old while his former protégé, Brett Ratner, looked on. In a Los Angeles Times article published yesterday, model Keri Claussen Khalighi accused Simmons of coercing her into performing oral sex on... Read more

Demi Lovato performs ‘Sorry Not Sorry’ at the 2017 American Music Awards in Los Angeles November 20, 2017. — Reuters pic

Demi Lovato performs ‘Sorry Not Sorry’ at the 2017 American Music Awards in Los Angeles November 20, 2017. — Reuters pic Read More view gallery

How Koenigsegg broke the land speed record with its Agera RS (VIDEO)

November 20, 2017

STOCKHOLM, Nov 20 — This month, a Koenigsegg Agera RS hit the highest speed ever for a production vehicle. Driver Niklas Lilja averaged a top speed of 277.87mph across two runs in the US$2 million (RM8.32 million) coupe on a 11-mile, closed-off stretch of Highway 160 near Pahrump, Nevada. That beat the previous record of 267.8 mph set... Read more

An Omani uses his cell-phone to take a selfie picture of himself with a Ford model 1920 vintage auto during an annual classic car show in the capital Muscat November 20, 2017. — AFP pic

An Omani uses his cell-phone to take a selfie picture of himself with a Ford model 1920 vintage auto during an annual classic car show in the capital Muscat November 20, 2017. — AFP pic

Reverse migration? Pollution in India’s cities draws residents back to rural life

November 20, 2017

MUMBAI, Nov 20 — Namita Singh’s young daughter suffered from bronchitis when the family lived in the northern Indian city of Lucknow, where fumes from clogged traffic and a smoky haze every winter outweighed the charms of its Mughal architecture and famed cuisine. When her husband was transferred to the town of Dehradun, in the... Read more

People pose for a picture in the installation

People pose for a picture in the installation 'Stars of Freedom' next to the Latvia's Parliament building during the 'Staro Riga' festival of lights in Riga, Latvia November 20, 2017. — Reuters pic

Compared: iPhone X plans in Malaysia

November 20, 2017

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 20 — The highly anticipated iPhone X is finally available for pre-order on Friday and it will be released officially in Malaysia on November 24, 2017. As usual, we have the big four telcos offering the latest iPhone on contract. Since the iPhone X would cost you at least RM5,149 for the base model, it is probably better to... Read more

Model Xiao Wen takes pictures with her phone before the 2017 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in Shanghai November 20, 2017. — Reuters pic

Model Xiao Wen takes pictures with her phone before the 2017 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in Shanghai November 20, 2017. — Reuters pic

Australia to build supersonic train line between Sydney and Brisbane

November 20, 2017

SYDNEY, Nov 20 — A private consortium in Australian has revealed its plans to build a supersonic train line between the Australian cities of Brisbane and Sydney, China’s Xinhua news agency reported. The Hyperloop transport system, a concept invented by Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk, will propel pods through a vacuum-sealed tube at... Read more

Visitors walk in the Citadel Laferriere in Milot, Haiti November 20, 2017. The Citadel Laferriere is one of the main touristic attractions in Haiti and it is considered a World Heritage Site according to Unesco. — Reuters pic

Visitors walk in the Citadel Laferriere in Milot, Haiti November 20, 2017. The Citadel Laferriere is one of the main touristic attractions in Haiti and it is considered a World Heritage Site according to Unesco. — Reuters pic

Isu PPBM, DAP punca lewat daftar Pakatan Harapan

OLEH JERRY CHOONG
November 20, 2017

PUTRAJAYA, 20 Nov — Kerajaan harus memaklumkan kepada Pakatan Harapan (PH) jika ada masalah yang melewatkan pendaftaran gabungan pembangkang itu. Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad bertemu ketua setiausaha Kementerian Dalam Negeri Datuk Seri Alwi Ibrahim pagi ini berhubung kelewatan pendaftaran PH. Bekas perdana menteri, kini pengerusi PH,... Selanjutnya

Persembahan yang dipertontonkan kepada para pengunjung yang hadir pada Festival Antarabangsa Sungai Melaka 2017 malam kelmarin, 19 November, 2017. — Foto Bernama

Persembahan yang dipertontonkan kepada para pengunjung yang hadir pada Festival Antarabangsa Sungai Melaka 2017 malam kelmarin, 19 November, 2017. — Foto Bernama

New books by and about musicians: Ideas for holiday gift-giving

November 19, 2017

NEW YORK, Nov 19 — They have all the albums by their favourite artist, but have they read the book? This holiday season, offer the music-lover in your life a look behind the music, using this list of 2017 books by and about musicians as a guide. ‘Devotion (Why I Write)’ by Patti Smith In this latest book by the punk rock icon, Smith... Read more

Children read books on a bench at the Audiorama section with classical music playing from speakers within the trees at Chapultepec Park in Mexico City November 20, 2017. — Reuters pic

Children read books on a bench at the Audiorama section with classical music playing from speakers within the trees at Chapultepec Park in Mexico City November 20, 2017. — Reuters pic