Selangor to consider stopping issuing of licence for family entertainment centres

May 27, 2017

SHAH ALAM, May 27 — The Selangor government is prepared to consider the suggestion by Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar for the local authorities to stop issuing the licence for family entertainment centres. Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali said the state government was willing to consider the proposal from the... Read more

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Mosque workers make ‘bubur lambuk’

  • Head chef Zainal Abidin Abdul Hamid preparing the blend of spices used in the ‘bubur lambuk’ at Masjid Kampung Baru, in Kuala Lumpur May 27, 2017. — Picture by Choo Choy May

    Head chef Zainal Abidin Abdul Hamid preparing the blend of spices used in the ‘bubur lambuk’ at Masjid Kampung Baru, in Kuala Lumpur May 27, 2017. — Picture by Choo Choy May

  • A mosque worker prepares ‘bubur lambuk’ at Masjid Kampung Baru, in Kuala Lumpur May 27, 2017. The popular porridge is traditionally distributed for free by mosques during the holy month of Ramadan. — Picture by Choo Choy May

    A mosque worker prepares ‘bubur lambuk’ at Masjid Kampung Baru, in Kuala Lumpur May 27, 2017. The popular porridge is traditionally distributed for free by mosques during the holy month of Ramadan. — Picture by Choo Choy May

  • A mosque worker prepares ‘bubur lambuk’ at Masjid Kampung Baru, in Kuala Lumpur May 27, 2017. The popular porridge is traditionally distributed for free by mosques during the holy month of Ramadan. — Picture by Choo Choy May

    A mosque worker prepares ‘bubur lambuk’ at Masjid Kampung Baru, in Kuala Lumpur May 27, 2017. The popular porridge is traditionally distributed for free by mosques during the holy month of Ramadan. — Picture by Choo Choy May

  • Mosque workers prepare ‘bubur lambuk’ at Masjid Kampung Baru, in Kuala Lumpur May 27, 2017. The popular porridge is traditionally distributed for free by mosques during the holy month of Ramadan. — Picture by Choo Choy May

    Mosque workers prepare ‘bubur lambuk’ at Masjid Kampung Baru, in Kuala Lumpur May 27, 2017. The popular porridge is traditionally distributed for free by mosques during the holy month of Ramadan. — Picture by Choo Choy May

  • A mosque worker fills large plastic containers with packets of ‘bubur lambuk’ at Masjid Kampung Baru, in Kuala Lumpur May 27, 2017. — Picture by Choo Choy May

    A mosque worker fills large plastic containers with packets of ‘bubur lambuk’ at Masjid Kampung Baru, in Kuala Lumpur May 27, 2017. — Picture by Choo Choy May

Muslims usher in Ramadan

Muslims usher in Ramadan

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Scenes from all over the world as Muslims begin the rite of fasting during the holy month of Ramadan May 27, 2017. — Reuters pix

Muslims usher in Ramadan
Singapore’s Apple Store opens

Singapore’s Apple Store opens

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Singapore's first Apple Store opens its doors at Orchard Road May 27, 2017. — Reuters pix

Singapore’s Apple Store opens
San Isidro bullfighting fair

San Isidro bullfighting fair

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Scenes at the San Isidro's bullfighting fair at Madrid's Las Ventas bullring May 27, 2017. — Reuters pix

San Isidro bullfighting fair
The 2017 Cannes Film Festival Celebrity amfAR Gala

The 2017 Cannes Film Festival Celebrity amfAR Gala

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Chris Tucker, Uma Thurman, Jury members Jessica Chastain and Will Smith conduct an auction at the amfAR’s Cinema Against AIDS 2017 event at the 70th Cannes Film Festival in Antibes, France May 26, 2017. — Reuters pic

The 2017 Cannes Film Festival Celebrity amfAR Gala
Gal Gadot premieres ‘Wonder Woman’ in LA

Gal Gadot premieres ‘Wonder Woman’ in LA

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Cast member Gal Gadot poses at the premiere of ‘Wonder Woman’ in Los Angeles, California May 26, 2017. — Reuters pic

Gal Gadot premieres ‘Wonder Woman’ in LA
At the 2017 Miss Iraq Pageant

At the 2017 Miss Iraq Pageant

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Participants wait for judges to determine the winner of Miss Iraq during the final round of judging in Baghdad, Iraq May 26, 2017. — Reuters pic

At the 2017 Miss Iraq Pageant

Cold-blooded desert massacre leaves Egypt’s Copts in shock

May 27, 2017

BANI MAZAR (Egypt), May 27 — The masked gunmen first ordered the Christians travelling to the Egyptian desert monastery to get down from the buses they were in — and then to recant their faith. The mix of faithful visiting the sanctuary along with monastery workers refused. And one by one, the gunmen, who had lain in wait for the... Read more

Reuters Video: Gunmen attack Coptic Christians in Egypt
Gunmen attacked buses and a truck taking a group of Coptic Christians to a monastery in southern Egypt. Pasacle Davies reports. — Reuters Read More

Wawrinka storms back to win Geneva tournament

May 27, 2017

GENEVA, May 26 — World number three Stan Wawrinka stormed back from a set down to beat German qualifier Mischa Zverev 4-6 6-3 6-3 and retain the men’s title in Geneva today. The top-seeded Swiss looked frustrated early on as Zverev,... Read more

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China’s Xi says need to move to greener economic growth, state media says

May 27, 2017

BEIJING, May 27 — China needs to shift away from over-reliance on heavy industries, large-scale and careless expansion, and the depletion of the country’s natural resources, President Xi Jinping said today, according to state media. China’s air, water and soil pollution need to be tackled, he added, according to the official Xinhua... Read more

Bloomberg Video: AirAsia forecasting rest of year to be better than 2016
Tony Fernandes, chief executive officer at AirAsia Group, discusses first-quarter results, his outlook for AirAsia X, the company’s Everbright venture and his outlook for the industry. He speaks on ‘Bloomberg Markets: Asia.’ — Bloomberg Read More

Going way out to attract food, drink customers (VIDEO)

May 27, 2017

NEW YORK, May 27 — Just when you thought you'd gotten over Starbuck's sensation, the Unicorn Frappuccino, two more products are vying to quench your appetite for bizarre fare. This week, PepsiCo put Pepsi Fire on store shelves. The cola delivers a cinnamon kick. Think mild Fireball. Just weeks earlier, Wal-Mart unrolled the Crotilla — a... Read more

An employee cuts bread at German Sterligov

An employee cuts bread at German Sterligov's food store in central Moscow May 27, 2017. — Reuters pic

Polanski’s return to female psycho-drama divides Cannes critics

May 27, 2017

CANNES, May 27 — Roman Polanski, whose 1960s films Repulsion and Rosemary’s Baby focused on women in mental torment, returns to the same theme in a film that screened at Cannes today to mixed reviews. Based on a True Story stars Polanski’s wife Emmanuelle Seigner as Delphine, a successful author who makes friends with an overly-keen... Read more

Reuters Video: Ariana Grande says will hold benefit concert in Manchester
Pop singer Ariana Grande posted a message of support to her fans on Friday (May 26) after the incident at her Manchester concert which killed 22 people. Rollo Ross reports. — Reuters Read More

Tesla’s Model X misses out on America’s voracious SUV hunger (VIDEO)

May 27, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO, May 27 — Not everything Elon Musk touches has been a runaway sales success. While Tesla Inc.’s Model S has been a hit and thousands lined up to order the upcoming Model 3 sedan, the Model X sport utility vehicle hasn’t met the chief executive officer’s expectations. Model X deliveries have yet to keep pace with the... Read more

Residents ride on tricycles as they leave a residential neighbourhood Marawi City due to fighting between government soldiers and the Maute militant group, in southern Philippines May 27, 2017. — Reuters pic

Residents ride on tricycles as they leave a residential neighbourhood Marawi City due to fighting between government soldiers and the Maute militant group, in southern Philippines May 27, 2017. — Reuters pic

Ramadan in Libya: little cash and too much violence

May 27, 2017

TRIPOLI, May 27 — The holy Muslim month of Ramadan began today with a bitter taste for residents of Libya’s capital, as a cash shortage bites, prices rise and deadly clashes returned to Tripoli. Dawn queues outside banks just to withdraw a few tens of dinars has become routine for most Libyans, whose chaos-plagued North African country... Read more

Pope Francis shakes hands with ILVA steel plant workers as he leaves the plant during his pastoral visit in Genoa, Italy, May 27, 2017. — Reuters pic

Pope Francis shakes hands with ILVA steel plant workers as he leaves the plant during his pastoral visit in Genoa, Italy, May 27, 2017. — Reuters pic

Eager shoppers throng newly-opened Apple Orchard Road

May 27, 2017

SINGAPORE, May 27 — Apple opened its first South-east Asia store in Singapore today, drawing hundreds of excited fans to the swanky two-storey site in the city’s upmarket shopping district. Located on the affluent Orchard Road, the new shop — easily distinguished by its iconic glass façade — is expected to be one of the most... Read more

People visit Singapore’s first Apple Store on its opening day at Orchard Road, May 27, 2017. — Reuters pic

People visit Singapore’s first Apple Store on its opening day at Orchard Road, May 27, 2017. — Reuters pic

Taiwan’s ‘forest bus’ charms passengers

May 27, 2017

TAIPEI, May 27 — With moss-covered seats and an explosion of lush plants and flowers throughout its interior the “forest bus” offers a fragrant leafy ride for passengers used to crammed public transport in Taiwan’s capital. The ordinary single-deck city bus has been converted into a travelling green house decorated with orchids,... Read more

Disney opens ‘Avatar’ and ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ attractions
This weekend marks the grand debut for two highly anticipated Disney attractions on both sides of the continental US with the opening of the ‘Avatar’ theme park and the ‘Galaxy of the Guardians’ attraction. — AFP-Relaxnews Read More

Perkenal budaya tempatan, ketupat binaan baru Lego Malaysia

May 27, 2017

KUALA LUMPUR, 27 Mei — Lego Malaysia melakar sejarah dengan menjadi syarikat pertama menghasilkan empat binaan mini baharu yang memaparkan kemegahan budaya Malaysia. Pengurus Pemasaran Kanan Lego Malaysia Jacob Leighton Rennison berkata ia menjadi detik bersejarah bagi syarikat itu yang belum pernah menghasilkan sesuatu binaan yang khusus... Selanjutnya

Para peserta memeriksa bacaan Al Quran pada Program Talaqqi dan Tadarus 30 Juzuk Al Quran Bersanad, yang dirasmikan oleh Timbalan Perdana Menteri Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi di Masjid Al-Hidayah Kampung Sungai Penchala 27 Mei 2017. — Foto Bernama

Para peserta memeriksa bacaan Al Quran pada Program Talaqqi dan Tadarus 30 Juzuk Al Quran Bersanad, yang dirasmikan oleh Timbalan Perdana Menteri Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi di Masjid Al-Hidayah Kampung Sungai Penchala 27 Mei 2017. — Foto Bernama

A book shrouded in mystery (VIDEO)

May 27, 2017

LOS ANGELES, May 27 — Ted-Ed’s latest video tackles what is perhaps the most mysterious book in the world, the Voynich manuscript. Stored in Yale’s Benicke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, it likely dates back to 1420 and is 240 pages. No one, has however, figured out what it actually says.

Reuters Video: Amazon’s newest book store opens in New York
The online retailer that put a lot of book stores out of business opened a book store in the US publishing capital. ― Reuters Read More