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Stephen Colbert campaigns to win one of the president’s awards with a billboard in Times Square. — Reuters Read More

January 17, 2018

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 17 — Tertiary graduates earning a living by becoming nasi lemak sellers or ride-sharing drivers is a sign the country does not have enough high-income... Read more

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Insurance firm offers scheme to ‘paw-tect’ your pets (VIDEO)

January 17, 2018

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 17 — Afraid your furry friends will face illnesses or accidents? MSIG Insurance (Malaysia) Bhd announced today a range of insurance schemes for worried pet owners. The Pet Insurance scheme’s benefits include reimbursement of veterinary bills, burial or cremation costs, advertising or reward expense for missing pets,... Read more

A man hangs up lanterns at the Tong Kak Kuan temple in Kuching ahead of the Chinese New Year celebrations, January 17, 2018. ― Bernama pic

A man hangs up lanterns at the Tong Kak Kuan temple in Kuching ahead of the Chinese New Year celebrations, January 17, 2018. ― Bernama pic

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‘12 Strong’ rides into cinemas

‘12 Strong’ rides into cinemas

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Chris Hemsworth and his wife Elsa Pataky attend the world premiere of ‘12 Strong’ in New York January 17, 2018. — Reuters pic

‘12 Strong’ rides into cinemas
Beloved children’s classic ‘Little Women’ premieres

Beloved children’s classic ‘Little Women’ premieres

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Angela Lansbury poses at a photocall for TV series ‘Little Women’ in Pasadena, California, January 17, 2018. — Reuters pic

Beloved children’s classic ‘Little Women’ premieres
Starlings in the sky

Starlings in the sky

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A murmuration of migrating starlings is seen across the sky near the village of Beit Kama in southern Israel January 17, 2018. — Reuters pic

Starlings in the sky
What’s hot at the 2018 Detroit auto show

What’s hot at the 2018 Detroit auto show

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The 2019 Toyota Avalon sedan is displayed at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan January 16, 2018. — Reuters pic

What’s hot at the 2018 Detroit auto show
At the 2018 NAACP Image Awards

At the 2018 NAACP Image Awards

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Actress Halle Berry at the 49th NAACP Image Awards in Pasadena, California January 16, 2018. — Reuters pic

At the 2018 NAACP Image Awards
Claymation comedy ‘Early Man’ premieres in London

Claymation comedy ‘Early Man’ premieres in London

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Tom Hiddleston, Maisie Williams and Eddie Redmayne pose for photographs as they arrive at the world premiere of ‘Early Man’ in London January 15, 2018. — Reuters pic

Claymation comedy ‘Early Man’ premieres in London

UN chief concerned about deal on return of Myanmar’s Rohingya

January 17, 2018

NEW YORK, Jan 17 — UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres today expressed concerns after Myanmar and Bangladesh reached a deal on the return of hundreds of thousands of Muslim Rohingyas that sidelined the UN refugee agency. “We believe it would be very important to have UNHCR fully involved in the operation to guarantee that the... Read more

Dr Larry Nassar, a former team USA Gymnastics doctor who pleaded guilty in November 2017 to sexual assault charges, listens to a victim during his sentencing hearing in Lansing, Michigan, January 17, 2018. — Reuters pic

Dr Larry Nassar, a former team USA Gymnastics doctor who pleaded guilty in November 2017 to sexual assault charges, listens to a victim during his sentencing hearing in Lansing, Michigan, January 17, 2018. — Reuters pic Read More

Giant killers Bencic and Zhang tumble back to earth

January 17, 2018

MELBOURNE, Jan 17 ― Seed slayers Belinda Bencic and Zhang Shuai were brought back down to earth at the Australian Open today as they both failed to follow up their first-round exploits. Swiss Bencic, who knocked out last year's runner-up... Read more

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Leicester City's Kelechi Iheanacho celebrates after scoring the second goal in the FA Cup third round against Fleetwood Town in Leicester January 17, 2018. ― Reuters pic Read More

Bitcoin steadies from 26pc slump as traders brave volatility

January 17, 2018

HONG KONG, Jan 17 — Bitcoin held above US$11,000 (RM43,484) a day after losing a quarter of its value as traders sought a floor for pricing amid growing concern regulators around the world will move ahead with new rules to restrict the burgeoning cryptocurrency industry. The largest digital currency rose 4.7 per cent to US$11,190 at... Read more

Employees and members of a German industrial trade union IG Metall take part in a protest at Siemens factory in Frankfurt January 17, 2018. — Reuters pic

Employees and members of a German industrial trade union IG Metall take part in a protest at Siemens factory in Frankfurt January 17, 2018. — Reuters pic

At beloved falafel shop, Syrians get taste of pre-war Raqqa

January 17, 2018

RAQQA, Jan 17 — Raqqa is still mostly a sinister ghost town of gutted buildings and rubble-strewn streets but there is one place teeming with activity in the Syrian city: Ammar Qassab’s falafel shop. “We reopened almost two weeks ago,” the 33-year-old said, as one of his employees spooned balls of yellow chickpea mixture from a... Read more

Two vendors sell jars pickled and spiced vegetables at a food market in Moscow January 17, 2018. — AFP pic

Two vendors sell jars pickled and spiced vegetables at a food market in Moscow January 17, 2018. — AFP pic

Matt Damon to ‘close my mouth for a while’ after #MeToo backlash

January 17, 2018

LOS ANGELES, Jan 17 — Matt Damon has a newfound sense of tactfulness following a backlash from a comment he made in December in response to allegations of sexual misconduct surrounding comedian Louis CK. In an interview with ABC News’ Peter Travers, he said that while women feeling empowered to share their stories of sexual harassment... Read more

Chris Hemsworth attends the world premiere of ‘12 Strong’ in New York January 17, 2018. — Reuters pic

Chris Hemsworth attends the world premiere of ‘12 Strong’ in New York January 17, 2018. — Reuters pic view gallery

Ferrari plans electric supercar to challenge Tesla Roadster

January 17, 2018

MILAN, Jan 17 — Ferrari NV will make a battery-powered supercar to challenge Tesla Inc at the high end of the electric-auto market, Chief Executive Officer Sergio Marchionne said. The race-car maker, spun off from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV, has been expanding its lineup to lift sales without losing the exclusivity of a brand associated... Read more

An on-camera presenter shows off the Volkswagen ID Crozz II concept SUV at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan, January 17, 2018. — Reuters pic

An on-camera presenter shows off the Volkswagen ID Crozz II concept SUV at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan, January 17, 2018. — Reuters pic Read More

Ancient Greek tragedy tells timeless story of Syrian flight

January 17, 2018

BERLIN, Jan 17 — A group of Syrian women are adapting the Euripides’ tragedy “Iphigenia”, using a a play set during an ancient war to bring Berlin audiences closer to the plight of women driven from their homeland by conflict. The play, staged this month and next in Berlin’s historic Volksbuehne, is an adaptation of Euripides’... Read more

Models present creations by Marc Cain at the Berlin Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2018 in Berlin January 17, 2018. — Reuters pic

Models present creations by Marc Cain at the Berlin Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2018 in Berlin January 17, 2018. — Reuters pic

‘Alien attack’ in Tokyo as ‘Space Invaders’ turns 40

January 17, 2018

TOKYO, Jan 17 — Block graphic aliens dropped down the window panes of a Tokyo skyscraper before being blasted into oblivion by enthusiastic gamers celebrating 40 years of the arcade sensation Space Invaders. Four decades after the game took the world by storm, a high-tech exhibition is allowing enthusiasts to save the world from... Read more

A researcher points to pictures on a computer screen displayed with software for recognising specific Grevy

A researcher points to pictures on a computer screen displayed with software for recognising specific Grevy's zebras at the Mpala research centre in Laikipia County, Kenya January 17, 2018. — Reuters pic

Heathrow plans sloping third runway to cut costs by US$3.4b

January 17, 2018

LONDON, Jan 17 — London’s Heathrow airport put forward proposals for a sloping runway and said the landing strip could be built to three different lengths as it seeks to cut £2.5 billion (RM13.7 billion) from the cost of expansion plans. Europe’s busiest hub also proposed the phased opening of new terminals and a number of... Read more

Tourists pose near the entrance to the Kerem Shalom border crossing terminal to the southern Gaza Strip, Israel January 17, 2018. — Reuters pic

Tourists pose near the entrance to the Kerem Shalom border crossing terminal to the southern Gaza Strip, Israel January 17, 2018. — Reuters pic

Tujuh sekolah ditutup akibat banjir, 753 pelajar terjejas

January 17, 2018

MIRI, 17 Jan — Seramai 753 murid sekolah rendah di Sarawak tidak dapat bersekolah berikutan sekolah mereka terpaksa ditutup kerana jalan tidak dapat dilalui akibat banjir. Menurut Jawatankuasa Pengurusan Bencana Negeri Sarawak (JPBNS), jumlah sekolah ditutup meningkat kepada tujuh buah hari ini berbanding lima sekolah semalam. Dua... Selanjutnya

Para pelancong kelihatan ceria ketika turun daripada Kapal KD Terengganu Tentera Laut Diraja Malaysia selepas diselamatkan apabila terkandas di Pulau Tioman di Pangkalan TLDM Tanjung Gelang, Kuantan 16 Januari 2018.
— Foto Bernama

Para pelancong kelihatan ceria ketika turun daripada Kapal KD Terengganu Tentera Laut Diraja Malaysia selepas diselamatkan apabila terkandas di Pulau Tioman di Pangkalan TLDM Tanjung Gelang, Kuantan 16 Januari 2018.
— Foto Bernama

UK’s Guardian daily goes tabloid to cut costs

January 15, 2018

LONDON, Jan 15 — UK’s Guardian newspaper has adopted a new tabloid format and a re-designed masthead with simple black lettering from today as part of a drive to cut costs. The left-leaning newspaper previously had a blue and white masthead and in 2005 had adopted a Berliner format, midway between a broadsheet and a tabloid. “Our... Read more

The new look tabloid Guardian is on show next to the old broadsheet version of the national newspaper in London January 17, 2018. — AFP pic

The new look tabloid Guardian is on show next to the old broadsheet version of the national newspaper in London January 17, 2018. — AFP pic Read More