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N. Korea more isolated than ever after Malaysia killing

Reuters Video: Lionel Messi visits Egypt — finally
Messi makes the trip to Cairo that was cancelled after Barcelona’s 4-0 loss. — Reuters Read More

February 22, 2017

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 22 — North Korea had few friends even before the assassination of the leader’s half-brother at a Kuala Lumpur airport last week, but the fallout from... Read more

Cops name N.Korean diplomat wanted for questioning in Jong-nam murder

February 22, 2017

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 22 ― Malaysian police named today a senior official in the North Korean embassy and another linked to its state airline, wanted for questioning over the murder last week of Kim Jong-nam, the North Korean leader's estranged half-brother. Kim Jong-nam was killed at Kuala Lumpur International Airport on February 13 while he... Read more

A Malaysian police officer walks near the morgue at Kuala Lumpur General Hospital where Kim Jong Nam

A Malaysian police officer walks near the morgue at Kuala Lumpur General Hospital where Kim Jong Nam's body is held for autopsy in Malaysia February 22, 2017. — Reuters pic

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What’s new at the 2017 Toy Fair

What’s new at the 2017 Toy Fair

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Mattel’s Kamigami robots are seen at the 114th North American International Toy Fair in New York February 22, 2017. ― Reuters pic

What’s new at the 2017 Toy Fair
Highlights from the Christopher Kane fashion show

Highlights from the Christopher Kane fashion show

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A model presents a creation at the Christopher Kane catwalk show during London Fashion Week in London February 21, 2017. ― Reuters pic

Highlights from the Christopher Kane fashion show
Classics get a twist at Burberry

Classics get a twist at Burberry

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Models present creations at the Burberry catwalk show during London Fashion Week in London February 21, 2017. ― Reuters pic

Classics get a twist at Burberry
Latest looks from Topshop Unique

Latest looks from Topshop Unique

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A model presents a creation at the Topshop Unique catwalk show during London Fashion Week in London February 20, 2017. ― Reuters pic

Latest looks from Topshop Unique
Mulberry highlights British heritage at London Fashion Week

Mulberry highlights British heritage at London Fashion Week

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A model presents a creation at the Mulberry catwalk show during London Fashion Week in London February 20, 2017. ― Reuters pic

Mulberry highlights British heritage at London Fashion Week
Harnessing the bounty of Taiwan

Harnessing the bounty of Taiwan

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Taipei has always been a good city for eating out, but a crop of chefs drawing inspiration from homegrown ingredients are now taking Taiwanese cuisine to the next level. — Picture by David Hagerman/The New York Times

Harnessing the bounty of Taiwan

Reuters Video: Refugees rush for US-Canadian border

Duration: 00:55, Published 22 Feb 2017

Former Hong Kong leader jailed 20 months for misconduct in public office

February 22, 2017

HONG KONG, Feb 22 — Former Hong Kong chief executive Donald Tsang, the highest-ranking ex-official to be charged in the city’s history, was jailed for 20 months today for misconduct in public office, a ruling some said reaffirmed the financial hub’s vaunted rule of law. The sentence brings an ignominious end to what had been a long... Read more

Papier mache caricatures depicting European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, French National Front party leader Marine Le Pen, former Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and Britain

Papier mache caricatures depicting European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, French National Front party leader Marine Le Pen, former Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and Britain's Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson are pictured during preparations for the upcoming Rose Monday carnival parade in Cologne, Germany, February 22, 2017. — Reuters pic

Mourinho gives no guarantees on Rooney future

February 22, 2017

LOS ANGELES, Feb 22 — Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho was coy on questions over Wayne Rooney’s future at the club as he confirmed the striker was still not fit enough to return for their Europa League clash with... Read more

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Malaysia’s Jan inflation rate at 3.2pc y/y, above forecast

February 22, 2017

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 22 ― Malaysia's consumer price index rose 3.2 per cent in January from a year earlier, its highest since February last year, government data showed today. The figure was above the 2.8 per cent growth forecast in a Reuters poll, and above the 1.8 per cent rise in December. January's inflation rate was driven by higher... Read more

Reuters Video: Handbag maker Kate Spade to explore strategic options
Kate Spade is bowing to pressure from US hedge fund Caerus Investors, sending the company's shares skyrocketing yesterday. Fred Katayama reports. — Reuters Read More

Bangkok’s Gaggan named best dining destination in Asia 2017 (VIDEO)

February 22, 2017

BANGKOK, Feb 22 — Chef Gaggan Anand’s eponymously named Indian restaurant in Bangkok has retained its crown as the best restaurant in Asia for the third year in a row.  Anand cemented the reputation of his progressive Indian restaurant Gaggan in a three-peat performance at the 2017 edition of Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants awards — an... Read more

'Magic Mushrooms' served at Bangkok's Gaggan, winner of Asia's Best Restaurant 2017. — Picture courtesy of Gaggan via AFP Read More

Demi Moore will be back on TV with recurring ‘Empire’ role

February 22, 2017

LOS ANGELES, Feb 22 ― Demi Moore has reportedly landed a recurring role on Fox’s hit hip-hop drama series Empire. According to reports, Moore will play a take-charge nurse with a mysterious past who becomes treacherously entangled with the Lyon family. Moore will appear in the season three finale and then will recur in season... Read more

New trailer for ‘King Arthur: Legend of the Sword’
Check out this new trailer for Guy Ritchie’s ‘King Arthur: Legend of the Sword’ that stars Charlie Hunnam as the Excalibur hero. Read More

Toyota three-wheeling into Geneva

February 22, 2017

TOKYO, Feb 22 — Japanese automotive giant Toyota has confirmed it’s bringing a tiny plug-in electric concept car to this year’s Geneva Motor Show. Called the i-TRIL, it gives a glimpse of what Toyota imagines is the future of individual urban mobility. Able to carry three — a driver up front with two passengers behind on either... Read more

Opel presents their new Crossland X SUV in Frankfurt, February 22, 2017. — Reuters pic

Opel presents their new Crossland X SUV in Frankfurt, February 22, 2017. — Reuters pic

With CrossFit, fitness is pushed to a whole different level

BY A. RUBAN
February 22, 2017

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 22 — Even if you are a champion couch potato, chances are you would have heard of CrossFit. You may not know exactly what happens in a CrossFit gym (or boxes, as they are called in CrossFit language!) but you know it’s no walk in the park. CrossFit workouts are based on functional movements and combine gymnastics,... Read more

(From left) students Alex Lovelace, Danni Nowokunska and Mia Parnell pose for a portrait during London Fashion Week in London February 22, 2017. — Reuters pic

(From left) students Alex Lovelace, Danni Nowokunska and Mia Parnell pose for a portrait during London Fashion Week in London February 22, 2017. — Reuters pic Read More

Are smart glasses about to come back into fashion?

February 22, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 22 — Dust off your Google Glass Explorer editions, according to new data, smart glasses is where the smart money will be in the wearables market over the next five years. Interest in “traditional” wearable form factors — i.e., smartwatches and fitness bands — is already starting to slow, or so says Juniper... Read more

Bloomberg Video: The robots built to clean up our nuclear mess
Sellafield is the birthplace of Britain’s nuclear industry and it’s also the site of its worst disaster. With many facilities sealed off and out of bounds to humans, the region has became a test bed for specialist robot makers. Bloomberg’s Adam Satariano meets the machines that are going where humans can’t. — Bloomberg Read More

Saudi king to visit Indonesia in March with entourage of 1,500

February 22, 2017

JAKARTA, Feb 22 — Saudi Arabia’s King Salman will visit Jakarta and Bali on the Indonesian leg of his Asian tour next month, bringing 1,500 people in his entourage including 10 ministers, Indonesian officials said. “This is a very historic visit for us,” Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung told reporters yesterday, adding that the... Read more

A tourist has her photo taken at the 9/11 Memorial in New York. Many who gathered outside the 9/11 Memorial had no knowledge of the February 26, 1993 World Trade Center bombing, part of a terror campaign plotted by Omar Abdel Rahman, who died on Saturday. — Picture by Tess Mayer/The New York Times

A tourist has her photo taken at the 9/11 Memorial in New York. Many who gathered outside the 9/11 Memorial had no knowledge of the February 26, 1993 World Trade Center bombing, part of a terror campaign plotted by Omar Abdel Rahman, who died on Saturday. — Picture by Tess Mayer/The New York Times

Polis: Suspek wanita tahu racun diguna pada Kim Jong-nam

February 22, 2017

KUALA LUMPUR, 22 Feb ― Dua suspek wanita kes bunuh Kim Jong-nam mengetahui cecair yang digunakan terhadap abang tiri pemimpin Korea Utara mengandungi racun.  Polis Malaysia juga percaya empat suspek lelaki Korea Utara, yang telah pulang, terlibat secara aktif dalam kes pembunuhan Kim Jong-nam. Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar juga berkata polis... Selanjutnya

Ketua Pengarah Kesihatan Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah (tengah) sewaktu sidang media mengenai perkembangan terkini kematian seorang lelaki warga Korea Utara Kim Jong-nam, abang pemimpin Korea Utara Kim Jong-un di Institut Perubatan Forensik Negara (IPFN), 21 Februari 2017. ― Foto Bernama

Ketua Pengarah Kesihatan Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah (tengah) sewaktu sidang media mengenai perkembangan terkini kematian seorang lelaki warga Korea Utara Kim Jong-nam, abang pemimpin Korea Utara Kim Jong-un di Institut Perubatan Forensik Negara (IPFN), 21 Februari 2017. ― Foto Bernama Artikel Penuh

The hidden figures that charted the American path to space

By Alan Wong
February 22, 2017

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 22 — Mention “human computers” and the first thing that might come to mind are the mentats in Frank Herbert’s Dune. The second thing might be a bunch of women called the Harvard Computers, who helped American astronomer Edward Charles Pickering map the stars. I first learnt of them — in particular Annie Jump... Read more

A man reads his newspaper as he walks past the National Bank of Greece headquarters in central Athens February 22, 2017. — Reuters pic

A man reads his newspaper as he walks past the National Bank of Greece headquarters in central Athens February 22, 2017. — Reuters pic