Why a Pakatan-PAS alliance is possible in Selangor after GE14

By Shazwan Mustafa Kamal
August 21, 2017

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 21 — As newly appointed Pakatan Harapan (PH) election director, one of the first public statements Datuk Seri Azmin Ali made has been to reaffirm his commitment to convincing PAS not to clash with the coalition during the 14th general election. His latest remarks have rattled some colleagues within PH parties like DAP... Read more

Farmer Tuan Ahmad Tuan Ismail (right), 60, and his son-in-law decorate the entrance of his house with a replica of the Petronas Twin Towers using the Jalur Gemilang ahead of the 60th National Day celebrations in Hulu Terengganu August 21, 2017. — Bernama pic

Farmer Tuan Ahmad Tuan Ismail (right), 60, and his son-in-law decorate the entrance of his house with a replica of the Petronas Twin Towers using the Jalur Gemilang ahead of the 60th National Day celebrations in Hulu Terengganu August 21, 2017. — Bernama pic

Humans, hounds compete in the ‘Underdog 2017’ beach race

Humans, hounds compete in the ‘Underdog 2017’ beach race

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A dog and its owner take part in the ‘Underdog 2017’ beach race in Crikvenica, Croatia August 21 2017. — Reuters pic

Humans, hounds compete in the ‘Underdog 2017’ beach race
Mexicans take grilling to a new level

Mexicans take grilling to a new level

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More than 350 participants take part in grilling meat on BBQs, attempting to break the Guinness record in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico August 20, 2017. — Reuters pic

Mexicans take grilling to a new level
Costa Rican artist transforms trash into art

Costa Rican artist transforms trash into art

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Costa Rican sculptor Victor Quiros, poses with part of his collection of sculptures of clowns, made of newspapers and recycled plastic bags at his small workshop in Paraiso, Costa Rica August 19, 2017. — Reuters pic

Costa Rican artist transforms trash into art
Annual lucha libre pilgrimage in Mexico City

Annual lucha libre pilgrimage in Mexico City

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A Mexican wrestler known as Murder Clown sign autographs during the annual lucha libre pilgrimage to the Basilica of Our Lady Guadalupe in Mexico City Mexico August 18, 2017. — Reuters pic

Annual lucha libre pilgrimage in Mexico City
One man’s trash is another man’s treasure

One man’s trash is another man’s treasure

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Robots made from upcycled cardboard, cups and bolts from Rika, a design factory of recycled objects, are seen at their workshop in Lima, Peru August 17, 2017. — Reuters pic

One man’s trash is another man’s treasure
Tribute artists keep Elvis’ memory alive

Tribute artists keep Elvis’ memory alive

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Oskar Meglic, a retired butcher, impersonator and avid collector of Elvis Presley memorabilia, poses beside his collection inside his home in Vrtovce, Slovenia August 17, 2017. — Reuters pic

Tribute artists keep Elvis’ memory alive

10 sailors missing after US warship collides with tanker off Johor

August 21, 2017

SINGAPORE, Aug 21 — Ten sailors are missing after a US warship collided with an oil tanker east of Johor today, the US Navy said, the second accident involving US Navy destroyers in Asian waters in little more than two months. The guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain collided with the merchant vessel Alnic MC while heading to... Read more

Relatives of suspects of the attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils gather for a rally to denounce terrorism in front of Ripoll

Relatives of suspects of the attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils gather for a rally to denounce terrorism in front of Ripoll's townhall, north of Barcelona August 21, 2017. The banner reads, 'We are Barcelona.' — Reuters pic

Wai Kin bags second wushu gold

August 21, 2017

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 21— Penangite Yeap Wai Kin bagged another gold for the country when he clinched the gold medal in the men’s qiangshu (spear) event of the SEA Games wushu competition today at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre. Yeap... Read more

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Ringgit opens unchanged from Friday’s 4.2880/2910

August 21, 2017

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 21 — The ringgit opened flat against the US dollar in early trading session amid stronger crude oil prices, coupled with the better-than-expected second quarter gross domestic product (GDP) data. At 9am, the ringgit remained unchanged from Friday’s 4.2880/2910. A dealer said  investors remained on the sidelines ahead... Read more

A general view of a market in Erbil, Iraq, August 21, 2017. — Reuters pic

A general view of a market in Erbil, Iraq, August 21, 2017. — Reuters pic

Tampines couple dishes up waistline-friendly Malay comfort foods

August 21, 2017

SINGAPORE, Aug 21 — Husband and wife Yahya Ibrahim and Salama Salim avoid soft drinks and sugary foods. When they take tea or coffee, they go for the “kosong” option (Malay for “zero”, meaning without sugar). Yahya, 58, has ditched his beloved Coca-Cola entirely, and eats less white rice, opting for more vegetables or... Read more

A competitor grills meat during a barbecue contest and festival in Buenos Aires August 21, 2017. — Reuters pic

A competitor grills meat during a barbecue contest and festival in Buenos Aires August 21, 2017. — Reuters pic

Jerry Lewis, king of low-brow comedy and charity fundraiser, dies at 91 (VIDEO)

August 21, 2017

LOS ANGELES, Aug 21 — Jerry Lewis, the high prince of low-brow comedy on stage and in movies as well as a fund-raising powerhouse with his annual Labor Day telethon, died yesterday at the age of 91, his family said. Lewis died of natural causes at his home in Las Vegas with his family by his side yesterday morning, his family said in... Read more

A makeshift memorial appears for late comedian, actor and legendary entertainer Jerry Lewis around his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles August 21, 2017. — Reuters pic

A makeshift memorial appears for late comedian, actor and legendary entertainer Jerry Lewis around his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles August 21, 2017. — Reuters pic Read More

VW gives green light for electric version of classic Microbus camper van

August 20, 2017

BERLIN, August 20 — Volkswagen has decided to go ahead with production of an electric version of its classic Microbus camper van as it seeks to boost its electric vehicle credentials. The potential battery-powered revamp of the van, known as the Bulli in Germany, was first announced at the Detroit auto show in January. “After the... Read more

A motorcycle made of recycled tires is displayed along the Pan-American highway in Ticuantepe, Nicaragua August 21, 2017. — Reuters pic

A motorcycle made of recycled tires is displayed along the Pan-American highway in Ticuantepe, Nicaragua August 21, 2017. — Reuters pic

Trudeau joined at Montreal Pride by Irish counterpart Varadkar

August 21, 2017

MONTREAL, Aug 21 — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau marched yesterday in Montreal’s Gay Pride parade, joined by Ireland’s first openly gay leader Leo Varadkar. Sporting white jeans and a casual light blue button-up, Trudeau waved a rainbow flag with his Irish counterpart at his side as they participated in the annual event where... Read more

AFP Video: Mexico’s prickly pear cactus — energy source of the future?
The prickly pear cactus is such a powerful symbol in Mexico that they put it smack in the middle of the national flag. Now, scientists have come up with a new use for the bright green plant: producing renewable energy. — AFP Read More

‘Killer robots’ must be stopped now, scientists tell UN

August 21, 2017

SYDNEY, Aug 21 — Scientists from around the world have called for the United Nations (UN) to take action to stop the proliferation of “killer robots”, China’s Xinhua news agency reported. At the International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Melbourne on Monday, technology leaders from around the world congregated at... Read more

A cameraman films the empty plinth where a statue of Confederate commander General Robert E. Lee once stood at the entrance to Duke University

A cameraman films the empty plinth where a statue of Confederate commander General Robert E. Lee once stood at the entrance to Duke University's Duke Chapel after officials removed the controversial statue early Saturday morning in Durham, North Carolina, August 21, 2017. — Reuters pic

Millions pour into US towns in path of total eclipse

August 21, 2017

CHARLESTON (South Carolina), Aug 21 — Today, when a total solar eclipse sweeps across the United States for the first time in 99 years, people gathering in Charleston, South Carolina, will be the last on the continent to experience it. They are ready. Historic Charleston, with its cobblestone streets and elegant antebellum mansions, was... Read more

Tourists sunbathe and swim at the beach of Magaluf on the island of Mallorca, Spain, August 21, 2017. — Reuters pic

Tourists sunbathe and swim at the beach of Magaluf on the island of Mallorca, Spain, August 21, 2017. — Reuters pic

Indonesia bantah pengadil, Malaysia menang percuma

August 21, 2017

KUALA LUMPUR, 21 Ogos — Indonesia mengambil pendirian drastik dengan menarik diri daripada meneruskan perlawanan set kedua acara antara regu sepak takraw wanita menentang Malaysia pada temasya Sukan Sea Kuala Lumpur 2017 (KL2017) di Stadium Tertutup Titiwangsa di sini, malam tadi. Insiden tersebut berlaku sebagai tanda bantahan... Selanjutnya

Lebih 50 ekor kucing dari pelbagai jenis baka menyertai pelbagai kategori yang dipertandingkan pada Pertandingan Kucing Antarabangsa sempena Sambutan Hari Kebangsaan 2017 selama dua hari di Suria Mall, Putrajaya 20 Ogos, 2017. — Foto Bernama

Lebih 50 ekor kucing dari pelbagai jenis baka menyertai pelbagai kategori yang dipertandingkan pada Pertandingan Kucing Antarabangsa sempena Sambutan Hari Kebangsaan 2017 selama dua hari di Suria Mall, Putrajaya 20 Ogos, 2017. — Foto Bernama

Hillary Clinton, Satya Nadella among September’s anticipated memoirs, biographies

August 20, 2017

NEW YORK, August 20 — If your reading list is looking a little low after the summer vacation, here are five of the most talked-about memoirs and biographies to be published in September 2017. What Happened by Hillary Clinton (September 12, 2017) Hillary Clinton's latest literary offering is a memoir covering her failed 2016 election... Read more

Residents shop for books on Mutanabbi Street in Baghdad 21, 2017. — Reuters pic

Residents shop for books on Mutanabbi Street in Baghdad 21, 2017. — Reuters pic

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