Malaysian billionaire denies exploiting elderly in Aussie retirement home scandal

June 28, 2017

KUALA LUMPUR, June 28 ― Aveo Group non-executive chairman Lee Seng Huang claimed to be a victim of sensationalised and biased reporting after Australian media accused his company of swindling elderly clients in its retirement villages in Australia. Lee, who is also the executive chairman of Malaysian property company Mulpha International... Read more

Customers browsing through some clothes at a stall in Jalan Chow Kit, Kuala Lumpur June 28, 2017. ― Bernama pic

Customers browsing through some clothes at a stall in Jalan Chow Kit, Kuala Lumpur June 28, 2017. ― Bernama pic

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Ai WeiWei’s exhibition in Washington

Ai WeiWei’s exhibition in Washington

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People view portraits made from Legos at the preview for Ai Weiwei: Trace at the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington June 28, 2017. — Reuters pic

Ai WeiWei’s exhibition in Washington
‘The House’ premiere in LA

‘The House’ premiere in LA

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Cast member Will Ferrell poses at the premiere for the movie ‘The House’ in Los Angeles, California June 27, 2017. — Reuters pic

‘The House’ premiere in LA
Celebrating  20 years of Harry Potter

Celebrating 20 years of Harry Potter

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Harry Potter fans pose for a photograph at an anniversary presentation at Waterstones bookshop in London June 27, 2017. — Reuters pic

Celebrating  20 years of Harry Potter
Kremlin Ballet Theatre’s Moscow metro takeover

Kremlin Ballet Theatre’s Moscow metro takeover

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Dancers of the Kremlin Ballet Theatre take part in an overnight performance at Novoslobodskaya metro station in Moscow June 26, 2017. — Reuters pic

Kremlin Ballet Theatre’s Moscow metro takeover
Scenes from the 2017 Glastonbury Festival

Scenes from the 2017 Glastonbury Festival

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Ed Sheeran performs during the Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm in Somerset June 25, 2017. — Reuters pic

Scenes from the 2017 Glastonbury Festival
Highlights from 2017 BET Awards

Highlights from 2017 BET Awards

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Bruno Mars performs during the 2017 BET Awards in Los Angeles June 25, 2017. — Reuters pic

Highlights from 2017 BET Awards

Singapore DPM: Government not bent on retaining Oxley Rd house

June 28, 2017

SINGAPORE, June 28 — It is not true that the Ministerial Committee set up to look at the options for 38 Oxley Road is bent on preventing its demolition, Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean said yesterday. Separately, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong dismissed his siblings’ continued allegations as largely untrue, and reiterated that he... Read more

Women dressed as handmaids from the novel, film and television series

Women dressed as handmaids from the novel, film and television series 'The Handmaid's Tale' demonstrate against cuts for Planned Parenthood in the Republican Senate healthcare bill at the US Capitol in Washington, June 28, 2017. — Reuters pic Read More

Rain and wind washes out Wimbledon fine-tuning

June 28, 2017

EASTBOURNE, June 28 ― Novak Djokovic's Wimbledon preparations were left drenched and flapping in England's south coast wind yesterday as Eastbourne's Aegon International was scrapped for the day with no matches completed due to rain. The... Read more

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Bursa Malaysia extends gains in early trade

June 28, 2017

KUALA LUMPUR, June 28 — ursa Malaysia extended last week's gains to open higher today with buying mostly spotted in bluechips led by CIMB and Hong Leong Bank. At 9.06am, the benchmark FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (FBM KLCI) stood at 1,787.94, up 8.49 points, from Friday's close of 1,779.45. The key index opened 7.74 points higher at... Read more

Reuters Video: Hong Kong wealth gap worst in five decades, says Oxfam
Income inequality in Hong Kong has hit its highest level in almost 50 years as a red-hot property bubble squeezes the financial hub'’s most vulnerable and risks fuelling social tensions. — Reuters pic Read More

Little India at your doorstep

By Rebecca Saw
June 28, 2017

KUALA LUMPUR, June 28 — A stop away from the bustling hub of KL Sentral, the Tun Sambanthan Monorail station is quiet and generally overlooked. I walked out of the station one afternoon and did my usual 500m walk; ready to devour anything in sight. When it comes to food, Restoran Yarl’s humble beginnings from a roadside shack to the... Read more

Eid greetings, which wish wellness for the year, make up decorations around sweets and Arabic coffee at the home of the Yemeni-American Muslim Udayni family on the Eid al-Fitr holiday in Brooklyn, New York June 28, 2017. — Reuters pic

Eid greetings, which wish wellness for the year, make up decorations around sweets and Arabic coffee at the home of the Yemeni-American Muslim Udayni family on the Eid al-Fitr holiday in Brooklyn, New York June 28, 2017. — Reuters pic

‘The House’ stars Ferrell and Poehler talk about risk taking (VIDEO)

June 28, 2017

LOS ANGELES, June 28 — There was a gambling theme at the premiere of The House with Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler. It's unsurprising as the film is about parents who discover they don't have the funds to send their only daughter to college, so they do the logical thing and set up a casino in their neighbour's house. At the premiere, the... Read more

Calvin Harris' 'Feels' featuring Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry and Big Sean
Calvin Harris' 'Feels' featuring Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry and Big Sean taken from the new album 'Funk Wav Bounces Vol 1'.

Steve McQueen’s 1970 Porsche 917 for sale

June 28, 2017

PEBBLE BEACH (California), June 28 — If you want to buy one of the coolest classic cars of all time and you’ve got a few suitcases full of cash to pay for it, the opportunity is presenting itself in August at this year’s Gooding & Company Pebble Beach auction in California. The car in question is the 1970 Porsche 917 that was used in... Read more

Children play in an amusement car during Eid al-Fitr celebration in the rebel held besieged Douma neighbourhood of Damascus, Syria June 28, 2017. — Reuters pic

Children play in an amusement car during Eid al-Fitr celebration in the rebel held besieged Douma neighbourhood of Damascus, Syria June 28, 2017. — Reuters pic

Dissident artist Ai Weiwei brings exhibit to Washington (VIDEO)

June 28, 2017

WASHINGTON, June 28 — Chinese artist Ai Weiwei’s exhibit, “Trace,” will open to the public at Washington, DC’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden today. The installation, made of 1.2 million plastic Lego bricks, features portraits of 176 individuals from around the world whom the artist deems “activists, prisoners of... Read more

Children play with bubble toy guns along the shore of the Mediterranean Sea during the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr, in Tel Aviv June 28, 2017. — Reuters pic

Children play with bubble toy guns along the shore of the Mediterranean Sea during the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr, in Tel Aviv June 28, 2017. — Reuters pic

Nike adds new, free yoga classes to Nike Training Club app

June 28, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO, June 28 — Nike is now offering another way to work out with its Nike Training Club app, by adding new and free yoga videos throughout the summer. The “do-anywhere” videos have been created to add yoga into any workout schedule and offer a mix of physical and mental endurance, mobility, and strength. Designed by Nike... Read more

A message demanding money is seen on a monitor of a payment terminal at a branch of Ukraine’s state-owned bank Oschadbank after Ukrainian institutions were hit by a wave of cyber attacks yesterday, in Kiev, Ukraine June 28, 2017. — Reuters pic

A message demanding money is seen on a monitor of a payment terminal at a branch of Ukraine’s state-owned bank Oschadbank after Ukrainian institutions were hit by a wave of cyber attacks yesterday, in Kiev, Ukraine June 28, 2017. — Reuters pic Read More

The best beaches for practising yoga this summer

June 28, 2017

LOMBOK (Indonesia), June 28 — When the warm weather comes around we can say a temporary goodbye to the gym and the yoga studio. What could be more perfect than a stretch of beach for practising yoga as a couple? There are numerous beach locations around the world that are ideal for trying out relaxing or energising poses in a natural... Read more

A woman rows a board on the Yenisei River on a hot summer day, with the air temperature at about 30º Celsius in Krasnoyarsk, Siberia, Russia, June 28, 2017. — Reuters pic

A woman rows a board on the Yenisei River on a hot summer day, with the air temperature at about 30º Celsius in Krasnoyarsk, Siberia, Russia, June 28, 2017. — Reuters pic

Trump, tahukah anda tokoh Islam berjasa kepada Amerika?

June 28, 2017

LONDON, 28 Jun — Presiden baru Amerika Syarikat mengenakan larangan masuk terhadap rakyat beberapa negara Islam awal tahun ini, sesuai dengan sikapnya ketika berkempen. Donald Trump, seorang saudagar hartanah, mungkin tidak perasan masyarakat Islam turut membantu membangunkan negara itu, sejak sebelum kemerdekaan lagi. Mereka ini tokoh... Selanjutnya

Pengunjung begitu teruja melihat gelagat seekor panda ketika melawat Zoo Negara sempena cuti umum Hari Raya Aidilfitri 27 Jun 2017. — Foto Bernama

Pengunjung begitu teruja melihat gelagat seekor panda ketika melawat Zoo Negara sempena cuti umum Hari Raya Aidilfitri 27 Jun 2017. — Foto Bernama

Gucci to unveil limited-edition book by photographer Derek Ridgers

June 28, 2017

MILAN, June 28 — Italian luxury label Gucci is poised to launch a limited-edition book next week, showcasing the label's pre-fall collection, with images lensed by photographer Derek Ridgers. The tome, titled Hortus Sanitatis — which means "The Garden of Health" in Latin — takes its name from the first natural history encyclopaedia,... Read more

Retired colonel Phan Tu Hai, 74, uses a magnifying glass to read a book near Hoan Kiem lake in Hanoi June 28, 2017. — Reuters pic

Retired colonel Phan Tu Hai, 74, uses a magnifying glass to read a book near Hoan Kiem lake in Hanoi June 28, 2017. — Reuters pic