Azalina: Tahfiz fire suspects can’t be punished with death penalty under Child Act

September 21, 2017

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 21 — The youths detained in connection with a fire at the Darul Quran Ittifaqiyah residential religious school, which claimed the lives of 21 students and two teachers, cannot be punished with the death penalty. Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Azalina Othman Said said Section 97 (1) of the Child... Read more

Natural Resources and Environment Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar (centre) officiates the launch of the Interactive Gallery at the the Bukit Nanas Forest Reserve in Kuala Lumpur September 21, 2017. ― Picture by Yusof Mat Isa

Natural Resources and Environment Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar (centre) officiates the launch of the Interactive Gallery at the the Bukit Nanas Forest Reserve in Kuala Lumpur September 21, 2017. ― Picture by Yusof Mat Isa

Gamers gear up for Tokyo Game Show 2017

Gamers gear up for Tokyo Game Show 2017

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Costume players pose at a booth for the shooting video game ‘Earth Defence Force 5’ at Tokyo Game Show 2017 in Chiba, east of Tokyo, September 21, 2017. — Reuters pic

Gamers gear up for Tokyo Game Show 2017
Geeks go glam at Gucci

Geeks go glam at Gucci

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A model displays a creation from the Gucci Spring/Summer 2018 show at the Milan Fashion Week in Milan September 21, 2017. — Reuters pic

Geeks go glam at Gucci
Are you ready for the dark future of ‘Blade Runner 2049’?

Are you ready for the dark future of ‘Blade Runner 2049’?

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Director Denis Villeneuve (2nd left) and cast members Ryan Gosling, Ana de Armas and Harrison Ford attend a photocall for the film ‘Blade Runner 2049’ in Paris September 21, 2017. — Reuters pic

Are you ready for the dark future of ‘Blade Runner 2049’?
Emilio De La Morena at London Fashion Week

Emilio De La Morena at London Fashion Week

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A model displays a creation from the Emilio De La Morena Spring/Summer 2018 show at London Fashion Week in London September 20, 2017. — Reuters pic

Emilio De La Morena at London Fashion Week
Inside the Tommy Hilfiger show at London Fashion Week

Inside the Tommy Hilfiger show at London Fashion Week

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Models display creations from the Tommy Hilfiger Spring/Summer 2018 show at London Fashion Week, in London September 20, 2017. — Reuters pic

Inside the Tommy Hilfiger show at London Fashion Week
Ashish packs on the bling at London Fashion Week

Ashish packs on the bling at London Fashion Week

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Models display creations from the Ashish Spring/Summer 2018 show at London Fashion Week in London September 19, 2017. — Reuters pic

Ashish packs on the bling at London Fashion Week

UN sets up probe of Islamic State atrocities in Iraq

September 21, 2017

NEW YORK, Sept 21 — The UN Security Council today unanimously decided to set up an investigation team to collect evidence on the massacres of Iraq’s Yazidi minority and other atrocities committed by the Islamic State group in Iraq. Britain presented the resolution to help bring perpetrators of IS war crimes to justice The UN Security... Read more

Reuters Video: Rescuers dig through collapsed buildings after Mexico quake
Rescue crews search through rubble for survivors as night falls on battered cities in central Mexico, where the death toll from a major earthquake has climbed into the hundreds. Samantha Vadas reports. — Reuters Read More

Chong Wei enters Japan Open quarter-final

September 21, 2017

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 21 — Malaysian badminton ace, Datuk Lee Chong Wei continues his fine form by advancing to the quarter-final of the Japan Open Super Series Badminton tournament at Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium, today. The fifth seeded... Read more

Baidu announces US$1.5b fund for autonomous driving

September 21, 2017

BEIJING, Sept 21 — Chinese internet giant Baidu today announced a US$1.5 billion (RM6.3 billion) investment in autonomous driving projects over the next three years, as it seeks to diversify its portfolio and compete with rivals such as Google. Over the next three years, the “Apollo Fund” will invest 10 billion yuan (RM6.37 billion)... Read more

Police officers walk through amongst new imported cars, some with their bonnets raised, after Greenpeace activists entered the vehicle park in a protest against Volkswagen diesel vehicles at the port of Sheerness, Britain, September 21, 2017. — Reuters pic

Police officers walk through amongst new imported cars, some with their bonnets raised, after Greenpeace activists entered the vehicle park in a protest against Volkswagen diesel vehicles at the port of Sheerness, Britain, September 21, 2017. — Reuters pic

Love of mum’s recipes inspires Malaysia’s first Indian cooking reality show

September 21, 2017

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 21 — Indian cuisine is always celebrated, whether on a normal mundane week or a day of celebration, with the aroma of curries and spices permeating the air making it hard for one to resist from relishing the mouth-watering dishes. To celebrate the true chefs at our homes, especially our moms, a reality show has been... Read more

Botin restaurant which was founded in 1725 and considered the oldest in the world according to the Guinness Book of Records, is seen in Madrid September 21, 2017. — Reuters pic

Botin restaurant which was founded in 1725 and considered the oldest in the world according to the Guinness Book of Records, is seen in Madrid September 21, 2017. — Reuters pic

It’s official: ‘Watchmen’ will be coming to HBO

September 21, 2017

LOS ANGELES, Sept 21 — The American cable channel has green-lighted the adaptation of the comic series by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons. Damon Lindelof, the co-creator of Lost and The Leftovers, will take charge of the project. After months of rumours, HBO has confirmed that it will go ahead with a series based on the Watchmen comics. The... Read more

Reuters Video: Emma Stone swaps dancing for tennis in new film
Oscar-winning actress Emma Stone talks about the complications of playing pioneering tennis player Billie Jean King in ‘Battle of the Sexes’. — Reuters Read More

Volvo rolls out compact SUV in latest upmarket shift under Geely

September 21, 2017

MILAN, Sept 21 — Volvo Cars showed off its first compact SUV today with the launch of its new XC40 model, the latest in a sweeping overhaul of the carmaker’s line-up under Chinese ownership. Volvo will seek to emulate the success of its XC90 and best-selling XC60 SUVs, which have put it on course for a fourth straight year of record... Read more

President and Chief Executive Officer of Volvo Hakan Samuelsson (right) poses near the new XC40 model during official presentation in Milan September 21, 2017. — Reuters pic

President and Chief Executive Officer of Volvo Hakan Samuelsson (right) poses near the new XC40 model during official presentation in Milan September 21, 2017. — Reuters pic Read More

Muslims ‘attached’ to Europe despite discrimination, says study

September 21, 2017

VIENNA, Sept 21 — A large majority of Muslims in Europe feel closely connected to the country they live in and trust public institutions despite facing “widespread discrimination”, a study suggested today. The findings come ahead of elections in Germany on Sunday and in Austria next month when rightwing parties critical of Muslim... Read more

A man lifts weights at the Roopa sports club in Islamabad, Pakistan September 21, 2017. — Reuters pic

A man lifts weights at the Roopa sports club in Islamabad, Pakistan September 21, 2017. — Reuters pic

Tech dreams live or die on startup battlefields

September 21, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 21 — Fearing failure but driven by a chance at Silicon Valley stardom, young entrepreneurs pitch their dreams in mere minutes at startup competitions like TechCrunch Disrupt that ended here yesterday. Brian Chae came from Seoul to try his luck at the annual startup scrum, which lets competitors fight for their futures... Read more

A Saudi woman speaks on a phone as she walks on a sidewalk in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia September 21, 2017. — Reuters pic

A Saudi woman speaks on a phone as she walks on a sidewalk in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia September 21, 2017. — Reuters pic

Historic Titanic building in Belfast restored as luxury hotel

September 21, 2017

BELFAST, Sept 21 — The drawing offices where the Titanic was born have been restored to become a luxury hotel in Belfast and a tribute to the ill-fated ocean liner. Two years and £28 million (RM159.5 million) later, the historic building of Harland & Wolff Drawing Offices opened its doors this month to usher in an entirely new chapter as... Read more

Tourists walk with their suitcases past a damaged building after an earthquake hit Mexico City September 21, 2017. — Reuters pic

Tourists walk with their suitcases past a damaged building after an earthquake hit Mexico City September 21, 2017. — Reuters pic

Tak boleh, parti gay dianggap perhimpunan haram

September 21, 2017

MANILA, 21 Sept ― Kerajaan Malaysia tidak akan membenarkan sebarang acara atau parti gay yang dilaporkan dirancang untuk diadakan di Kuala Lumpur pada 30 Sept, kata timbalan perdana menteri Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi. Beliau berkata walaupun sehingga ini penganjur acara itu belum membuat permohonan permit bagi membolehkan acara itu... Selanjutnya

Timbalan Perdana Menteri Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi dan isteri Datin Seri Hamidah Khamis disambut oleh pegawai-pegawai kedutaan ketika menghadiri Majlis Ramah Mesra dan Makan Malam bersama Rakyat Malaysia di Manila 20 September 2017. ― Foto Bernama

Timbalan Perdana Menteri Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi dan isteri Datin Seri Hamidah Khamis disambut oleh pegawai-pegawai kedutaan ketika menghadiri Majlis Ramah Mesra dan Makan Malam bersama Rakyat Malaysia di Manila 20 September 2017. ― Foto Bernama

Check local libraries for e-books, right from your Google Search bar

September 20, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 20 — Google has just announced an update to its Search bar in the United States: the ability to search for available e-books at nearby libraries. In a tweet published Monday, Google announced that US-based users of its Search browser are now able to find e-books available to borrow from local libraries. The company did... Read more

Chinese artist and free-speech advocate Ai Weiwei signs his book ahead of an exhibition at the Musee Cantonal des Beaux Arts in Lausanne, Switzerland September 21 2017. — Reuters pic

Chinese artist and free-speech advocate Ai Weiwei signs his book ahead of an exhibition at the Musee Cantonal des Beaux Arts in Lausanne, Switzerland September 21 2017. — Reuters pic

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