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Steven: Malaysian Bar’s job not confined to ‘bread and butter’ issues

NYT Video: Public speaking? Woof!
At American University’s Kogod School of Business, students can hone their public speaking skills in front of non-judgemental ‘audience dogs’. — The New York Times Read More

BY YISWAREE PALANSAMY
August 24, 2016

SHAH ALAM, Aug 24 — The Malaysian Bar has a public role to play and cannot be limited to managing lawyers’ livelihood issues, president Steven Thiru said... Read more

LRT3 launched to connect Bandar Utama and Klang, expected to operate in 2020

BY RAM ANAND
August 24, 2016

SHAH ALAM, Aug 24 — The LRT3 light rail network project was launched today in Shah Alam, which will aim to connect the Bandar Utama township in Petaling Jaya with Klang in Selangor. Spanning 26 stations and 37 kilometres, the LRT3, which will end service at Johan Setia in Klang after passing by Glenmarie and Shah Alam, will start... Read more

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PM, supporters welcome Malaysian athletes at KLIA

  • Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak (centre) poses with his wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor and the Malaysian contingent from the 2016 Rio Olympics at KLIA in Sepang August 24, 2016. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa

    Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak (centre) poses with his wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor and the Malaysian contingent from the 2016 Rio Olympics at KLIA in Sepang August 24, 2016. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa Read More

  • Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak welcomes Malaysian athletes returning from the 2016 Rio Olympics at KLIA in Sepang August 24, 2016. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa

    Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak welcomes Malaysian athletes returning from the 2016 Rio Olympics at KLIA in Sepang August 24, 2016. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa Read More

  • Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak gives a speech to welcome Malaysian athletes returning from the 2016 Rio Olympics at KLIA in Sepang August 24, 2016. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa

    Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak gives a speech to welcome Malaysian athletes returning from the 2016 Rio Olympics at KLIA in Sepang August 24, 2016. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa Read More

  • Malaysian supporters hold placards and wave the Jalur Gemilang to welcome the return of the Malaysian contingent from the 2016 Rio Olympics at KLIA in Sepang August 24, 2016. ― Picture by Yusof Mat Isa

    Malaysian supporters hold placards and wave the Jalur Gemilang to welcome the return of the Malaysian contingent from the 2016 Rio Olympics at KLIA in Sepang August 24, 2016. ― Picture by Yusof Mat Isa Read More

  • Malaysian supporters hold placards and wave the Jalur Gemilang to welcome the return of the Malaysian contingent from the 2016 Rio Olympics at KLIA in Sepang August 24, 2016. ― Picture by Yusof Mat Isa

    Malaysian supporters hold placards and wave the Jalur Gemilang to welcome the return of the Malaysian contingent from the 2016 Rio Olympics at KLIA in Sepang August 24, 2016. ― Picture by Yusof Mat Isa Read More

  • Datuk Lee Chong Wei makes his way through Malaysian supporters who gathered to greet him and other athletes that returned from the 2016 Rio Olympics at KLIA in Sepang August 24, 2016. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa

    Datuk Lee Chong Wei makes his way through Malaysian supporters who gathered to greet him and other athletes that returned from the 2016 Rio Olympics at KLIA in Sepang August 24, 2016. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa Read More

  • Datuk Lee Chong Wei kisses his son, after he returned with the rest of the Malaysian contingent from the 2016 Rio Olympics, at KLIA in Sepang August 24, 2016. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa

    Datuk Lee Chong Wei kisses his son, after he returned with the rest of the Malaysian contingent from the 2016 Rio Olympics, at KLIA in Sepang August 24, 2016. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa Read More

  • Malaysian supporters wave the Jalur Gemilang to welcome the return of the Malaysian contingent from the 2016 Rio Olympics at KLIA in Sepang August 24, 2016. ― Picture by Kamles Kumar

    Malaysian supporters wave the Jalur Gemilang to welcome the return of the Malaysian contingent from the 2016 Rio Olympics at KLIA in Sepang August 24, 2016. ― Picture by Kamles Kumar Read More

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Cast member Jason Statham poses at the premiere for the movie ‘Mechanic: Resurrection’ in Los Angeles, California August 24, 2016. — Reuters pic

Jason Statham, Jessica Alba premiere ‘Mechanic: Resurrection’
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Scenes from the Tango World Championship

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Couples compete in the Salon Tango style qualifier round at the Tango World Championship in Buenos Aires, Argentina August 23, 2016. — Reuters pic

Scenes from the Tango World Championship
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Sexy beasts at Pebble Beach

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A 1936 Lancia Astura Pinin Farina Cabriolet owned by Richard Mattei wins the Best of Show prize at the Concours d’Elegance in Pebble Beach, California, August 21, 2016. — Picture by Michael Fiala/Courtesy of The Revs Institute/Handout via Reuters

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Happy Pokemon Day!

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A child carries a Pokemon character, Pikachu, on his shoulder as he plays ‘Pokemon Go’ during a gathering to celebrate Pokemon Day in Mexico City August 22, 2016. — Reuters pic

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Pictures of the week from around the world

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A street performer entertains tourists by playing his flame-throwing tuba on the South Bank in London, Britain. — Reuters pic

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A look at Italy’s popular Uffizi museum

A look at Italy’s popular Uffizi museum

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A collection of self-portraits line the Vasari Corridor, part of the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy, June 29, 2016. — Picture by Gianni Cipriano/The New York Times

A look at Italy’s popular Uffizi museum

Reuters Video: Mercedes eyes Silicon Valley-style overhaul to stay ahead of the curve

Duration: 01:35, Published 24 Aug 2016

Gunmen attack American university in Kabul, students trapped

August 24, 2016

KABUL, Aug 24 — Gunmen attacked the American University of Afghanistan in Kabul today, with explosions and gunfire reported inside the campus, an Afghan interior ministry official and a student said. “Several gunmen attacked the American University in Kabul and there are reports of gunfire and explosions,” the official said. “They... Read more

A man wrapped in a blanket looks on as a rescuer with a dog stand in front a collapsed house following a quake in Amatrice, central Italy August 24, 2016. — Reuters pic

A man wrapped in a blanket looks on as a rescuer with a dog stand in front a collapsed house following a quake in Amatrice, central Italy August 24, 2016. — Reuters pic Read More

Keane included in Republic of Ireland squad amid retirement talk

August 24, 2016

DUBLIN, Aug 24 — Robbie Keane has been named in the Republic of Ireland squad for their friendly against Oman and the opening World Cup qualifier against Serbia amid speculation he is set to retire from the international stage. Keane has... Read more

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US stocks mostly fall as oil shares pressured

August 24, 2016

NEW YORK, Aug 24 — Wall Street stocks mostly fell early today as petroleum-linked shares were under pressure ahead of a US oil inventory report. ExxonMobil and Schlumberger were among the oilfield equities to dip after data late yesterday from the American Petroleum Institute showed US oil stockpiles rose last week. The Department of... Read more

Technicians work in a section of K-Electric

Technicians work in a section of K-Electric's Power Plant on the outskirts of Karachi, Pakistan, August 11, 2016. — Reuters pic

Consider this permission to eat burrata for dinner

By Melissa Clark
August 24, 2016

NEW YORK, Aug 24 — Once, in a restaurant in Puglia, Italy, I ate an entire burrata by myself. It was not one of those petite, tennis-ball-size burratas that you see surrounded by heirloom tomatoes in restaurants here in the United States. Nearly as big as a cantaloupe, the wobbly burrata, made from mozzarella filled with cream, was... Read more

KFC Extra Crispy Sunscreen
KFC made a sunscreen and they’re giving it away and it smells like fried chicken and fried chicken smells delicious. Read More

Robert Durst story coming to Lifetime

August 24, 2016

LOS ANGELES, Aug 24 — Lifetime is planning a new TV movie around real estate heir and murder suspect Robert Durst, reports Variety. The Lifetime movie, still in the early development stages, would be seen through the eyes of Durst's late wife, Kathie, who disappeared in 1982 and was the first of three suspected victims killed by... Read more

Eddie Murphy is a wise chef in ‘Mr Church’
Eddie Murphy is back on the big screen in this first trailer for heartfelt drama “Mr Church”.

Kia to launch fourth-generation Rio in Paris

August 24, 2016

PARIS, Aug 24 — Kia will introduce its new, fourth-generation Rio at the 2016 Paris Motor Show on September 29. The new vehicle features a streamlined, smooth surfaced-design, with a longer front overhang and bonnet, plus an upright C-pillar to give the car a more balanced appearance than the previous version. It also offers world-class... Read more

Evolusi Persona starring Fazura and Zul Ariffin
The popular local stars appear as undercover agents in a ‘Fast & Furious’-inspired short movie titled ‘Faz & Fairuz’ that was directed by Ghaz Abu Bakar and produced by KRU Studios. Read More

Another blow for the luxury fashion cycle? Shoppers prefer ‘see-now-buy-now’ philosophy, research says

August 24, 2016

LONDON, Aug 24 — As uncertainty over the future of the traditional fashion cycle mounts, new research reveals shoppers are increasingly embracing a ‘seasonless’ style of purchasing. UK-based retail information company Verdict has shed some light from the findings of its June 2016 clothing survey, revealing that 85.6 per cent of... Read more

Reuters Video: Drone’s eye view of a volcano
For the first time, an overhead drone is taking images of the Ubinas volcano in Peru. — Reuters Read More

Finally! Prisma photo filter app launches offline mode

August 24, 2016

NEW YORK, Aug 24 — Art enthusiasts no longer have to wait for an internet connection to turn their favorite photos into an Edward Munch painting, reports Tech Crunch. Art filter app Prisma has created an offline mode for users to create creative images anytime, anywhere. Prisma, which has garnered more than 55 million downloads for iOS... Read more

A concept portrayal of China

A concept portrayal of China's Mars rover and lander was released on August 24, 2016 by lunar probe and space project centre of Chinese State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defence. — Reuters pic

Camping in the spartan nomad lands of Tibet — with cocktail and a sauna

By Edward Wong
August 24, 2016

SANGKE GRASSLANDS (China), Aug 24 — The campsite called Norden here on the Tibetan plateau is not quite as spare as the tent homes of nomads who drive yaks across these wind-scrubbed pastures. The cabins and yak wool tents have wooden floors, custom-made felt blankets and access to hot showers. An American bartender in a new lounge with... Read more

Reuters Video: Paris counts cost to tourism of attacks
Islamist attacks, strikes and floods kept foreign tourists away from the French capital in the first half of the year and cost the Paris region tourism industry some €750 million (RM3.42 billion) in lost revenue. As Sonia Legg reports, tourism bosses say massive investment in the sector is needed. — Reuters Read More

Ustaz Kazim Elias nafi sekolah tahfiz miliknya cabul pelajar

August 24, 2016

KUALA LUMPUR, 24 Ogos — Pendakwah popular Datuk Kazim Elias menafikan wujud pencabulan seks terhadap pelajar Maahad Tahfiz Darul Barakah miliknya di Ipoh seperti tersebar di media sosial. Siasatan dalaman pihaknya mendapati tiada sebarang kejadian seperti yang didakwa, lapor portal Astro Awani malam ini. Maahad tahfiz Kazim, sering... Selanjutnya

Ahmad Razif Abd Rahman (kiri) makan malam bersama Azizulhasni Awang pada 22 Ogos 2016. ― Foto ihsan Facebook/Ahmad Razif

Ahmad Razif Abd Rahman (kiri) makan malam bersama Azizulhasni Awang pada 22 Ogos 2016. ― Foto ihsan Facebook/Ahmad Razif Artikel Penuh

An Australian dictionary makes ‘shirt-front’ and ‘budgie smuggler’ official

August 24, 2016

HONG KONG, Aug 24 — In October 2014, Australia’s prime minister produced blank stares around the globe when he vowed to “shirt-front” President Vladimir Putin of Russia over the downing of a Malaysia Airlines plane in Ukraine, in which 28 Australian citizens had been killed. Back home, many Australians knew exactly what Tony Abbott,... Read more

Hull caretaker manager Mike Phelan reads the programme before the EFL Cup second round at St James

Hull caretaker manager Mike Phelan reads the programme before the EFL Cup second round at St James' Park against Exeter City August 24, 2016. — Reuters pic