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February 26, 2017

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 26 — Six men including the son and special officer of a Johor civil servant were detained on suspicion of corruption and misappropriation, by changing... Read more

Minister: VX nerve agent that killed Jong-nam caused ‘very serious paralysis’

February 26, 2017

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 26 — Autopsy results on Kim Jong-nam suggest he was killed by “very serious paralysis” due to a lethal nerve agent, Malaysia’s health minister said today, as the airport terminal where he was assassinated was given the all-clear. The estranged half-brother of the North Korean leader would have died “in a very... Read more

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Saudi Arabia's King Salman meets with ministers next to Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak at the Parliament House in Kuala Lumpur February 26, 2017. — Reuters pic Read More

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Brazil’s Carnival starts with a bang

Brazil’s Carnival starts with a bang

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Revellers parade for the Mancha Verde samba school during the carnival in Sao Paulo February 25, 2017. — Reuters pic

Brazil’s Carnival starts with a bang
Fun moments at the Independent Spirit Awards

Fun moments at the Independent Spirit Awards

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Molly Shannon poses backstage with her award for Best Supporting Female for ‘Other People’ at the 2017 Film Independent Spirit Awards in Santa Monica, California February 25, 2017. — Reuters pic

Fun moments at the Independent Spirit Awards
Hollywood gears up for the 89th Academy Awards

Hollywood gears up for the 89th Academy Awards

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Preparations for the 89th Academy Awards in Los Angeles February 25, 2017. — Reuters pic

Hollywood gears up for the 89th Academy Awards
Emporio Armani’s urban and bright Autumn/Winter 2017 collection

Emporio Armani’s urban and bright Autumn/Winter 2017 collection

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A model presents a creation from the Emporio Armani Autumn/Winter 2017 women collection during Milan’s Fashion Week in Milan February 25, 2017. — Reuters pic

Emporio Armani’s urban and bright Autumn/Winter 2017 collection
Inside Prada’s Fall 2017 collection

Inside Prada’s Fall 2017 collection

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A model presents a creation from the Prada Autumn/Winter 2017 women collection during Milan's Fashion Week, in Milan February 24, 2017. — Reuters pic

Inside Prada’s Fall 2017 collection
‘Beauty and the Beast’ premieres in London

‘Beauty and the Beast’ premieres in London

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Actors Dan Stevens (left) and Emma Watson pose for photographers at a media event for the film ‘Beauty and the Beast’ in London February 24, 2017. — Reuters pic

‘Beauty and the Beast’ premieres in London

NYT Video: A deadly peace in Colombia as Farc disarms

Duration: 07:16, Published 26 Feb 2017

India demands ‘strongest action’ from US after Kansas killing

February 26, 2017

NEW DELHI, Feb 26 — India today demanded the “strongest action” from the US government after an Indian man was killed and another wounded in a suspected hate crime in the midwestern state of Kansas. The two men, who had been living in the US for the last few years, were shot at a bar outside Kansas City late Wednesday.  “USA... Read more

Reuters Video: One dead after man drives into crowd in German town
A 73-year-old German man died in hospital after being seriously injured when a man drove into a crowd outside a bakery in the southwestern town of Heidelberg yesterday, police and prosecutors said in a joint statement. Nathan Frandino reports. — Reuters

I’m a clean athlete, Mo Farah insists

February 26, 2017

LONDON, Feb 26 — Britain’s four-time Olympic champion Mo Farah today insisted he was “a clean athlete” after a leaked United States Anti-Doping Agency report suggested that his coach had “almost certainly” broken anti-doping... Read more

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China securities regulator to focus on stability, reform

February 26, 2017

BEIJING, Feb 26 — China will focus on stable development of its capital markets this year, but will press ahead to further open its markets to foreign companies, the top securities regulator said today. “We will not waver from reforms (to make China’s capital markets) more market-based, law-based and international,” Liu Shiyu,... Read more

Reuters Video: Barclays boasts capital boost as legal costs loom
Barclays reports a surprise increase in its core capital ratio, as the bank takes advantage of its rising profits to put money aside for expected demands on its cash from legal issues and worsening global market conditions. David Pollard reports. — Reuters Read More

Comforting Chinese soups for health and well-being

By Opalyn Mok
February 26, 2017

GEORGE TOWN, Feb 26 — The clear, broth-based Chinese soup made from double boiling or slow cooking a mix of ingredients is often a staple at most ethnic Chinese homes. For centuries, since the days of old China, these clear soups were not part of a meal but were prepared with specific ingredients and herbs as tonics to treat all sorts of... Read more

An employee takes care of a customer in the new Chapecoense Coffee Bar, in tribute to the Brazilian football team after their plane crash last year, in Medellin, Colombia February 26, 2017. — Reuters pic

An employee takes care of a customer in the new Chapecoense Coffee Bar, in tribute to the Brazilian football team after their plane crash last year, in Medellin, Colombia February 26, 2017. — Reuters pic

Can ‘La La Land’ waltz away with all the Oscars glory? (VIDEO)

February 26, 2017

LOS ANGELES, Feb 26 — Hollywood will be sprinkled with stardust tomorrow at the Oscars, with dreamy nostalgic musical La La Land tipped for glory on the film industry’s biggest night. Damien Chazelle’s glossy tribute to the all-singing, all-dancing Golden Age of Tinseltown’s studio system is vying for 13 statuettes, and many of its... Read more

Barry Jenkins poses backstage with his Best Director award for ‘Moonlight’ at the 2017 Film Independent Spirit Awards in Santa Monica, California, February 25, 2017. — Reuters pic

Barry Jenkins poses backstage with his Best Director award for ‘Moonlight’ at the 2017 Film Independent Spirit Awards in Santa Monica, California, February 25, 2017. — Reuters pic

Jaguar Land Rover invests in ride-sharing

February 25, 2017

LONDON, Feb 25 — British-based executive car and luxury SUV firm has taken a stake in SPLT, a ride-sharing service focused on businesses. SPLT’s service is simple but effective, it enables people at large corporations to car pool -- whether it’s offering someone else a lift or finding someone who travels in the same direction who has... Read more

A giant, so called

A giant, so called 'Tank Bike,' driven by an engine of a T55 tank and constructed of former military equipment is pictured at a bike fair in Hamburg February 26, 2017. — Reuters pic

Marni’s new designer brings you the bubble wrap look

February 26, 2017

MILAN, Feb 26 — Designer Francesco Risso unveiled today his hotly-awaited women’s collection for Italian luxury brand Marni, a first for the Prada alumnus, who celebrated his debut with bubble wrap. Risso, 33, a relative unknown in the industry, landed in Milan fashion week with an autumn-winter 2017 set which featured funnel necks,... Read more

Brides pose as they display their hands decorated with henna before taking their wedding vows during a mass marriage ceremony in which, according to its organizers, 131 Muslim couples took their wedding vows in Ahmedabad, India, February 26, 2017. — Reuters pic

Brides pose as they display their hands decorated with henna before taking their wedding vows during a mass marriage ceremony in which, according to its organizers, 131 Muslim couples took their wedding vows in Ahmedabad, India, February 26, 2017. — Reuters pic

Upcoming video games release: ‘Horizon Zero Dawn,’ ‘Torment,’ Nintendo Switch (VIDEO)

February 26, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 26 — PlayStation tentpole Horizon Zero Dawn, eagerly anticipated adventure Torment: Tides of Numenera and a bunch of launch day titles for the Nintendo Switch are among upcoming video game releases during the week of February 28, 2017. Horizon Zero Dawn System: PS4 Date: February 28 (North America,) March 1... Read more

Cecelia Johnston, 7, interacts in the virtual reality ‘Job Simulator,’ virtual reality simulation video game created by Owlchemy Labs, at Teknopolis, a participatory arts-tech exhibit at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) in Brooklyn, New York, February 26, 2017. — Reuters pic

Cecelia Johnston, 7, interacts in the virtual reality ‘Job Simulator,’ virtual reality simulation video game created by Owlchemy Labs, at Teknopolis, a participatory arts-tech exhibit at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) in Brooklyn, New York, February 26, 2017. — Reuters pic

Car-free vacations for the urban traveller

February 26, 2017

NEW YORK, Feb 26 — Weekend trips to cities like Boston, Chicago or San Francisco rarely require a rental car to get around, given their extensive public transportation systems. But more unexpected locales are joining the car-optional list as new and expanding rapid transit options take root across the country. Many major transit systems,... Read more

A reveller parades for the Imperio da Casa Verde samba school during the carnival in Sao Paulo February 26, 2017. — Reuters pic

A reveller parades for the Imperio da Casa Verde samba school during the carnival in Sao Paulo February 26, 2017. — Reuters pic

Untung berganda, suspek SPRM tukar status hartanah bumiputera

February 26, 2017

KUALA LUMPUR, 26 Feb ― Enam lelaki termasuk anak serta pegawai khas seorang penjawat awam Johor yang ditahan semalam kerana disyaki terlibat rasuah dan penyelewengan hartanah di negeri itu, dipercayai terbabit dalam penukaran status rumah-rumah bumiputera kepada bukan bumiputera. Menurut sumber, aktiviti penukaran status itu dipercayai... Selanjutnya

Anggota Penguatkuasa Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur membuat persembahan Tatoo pada Program Wilayah International Motofest 2017 di Dataran Merdeka 25 February 2017. — Foto Bernama

Anggota Penguatkuasa Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur membuat persembahan Tatoo pada Program Wilayah International Motofest 2017 di Dataran Merdeka 25 February 2017. — Foto Bernama

Russian writer sparks war of words by joining Ukraine rebels

February 25, 2017

MOSCOW, Feb 25 — One of Russia’s best known novelists, Zakhar Prilepin, has sparked a bitter row among top writers by revealing he is now fighting with pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine.  Prilepin is acclaimed for novels drawing on his experiences of serving with Russian forces in Chechnya and as a member of a banned radical... Read more

An attendee reads a book titled ‘Holistic Security’ during a gathering by members of the Cryptosquad for the CryptoParty, where cyber-security is discussed, at Bluestockings Bookstore in Manhattan, New York, February 26, 2017.  — Reuters pic

An attendee reads a book titled ‘Holistic Security’ during a gathering by members of the Cryptosquad for the CryptoParty, where cyber-security is discussed, at Bluestockings Bookstore in Manhattan, New York, February 26, 2017. — Reuters pic