Night traffic crawl along major highways

June 27, 2017

KUALA LUMPUR, June 27 — Traffic flow along several major highways is reported to be slow as of 5pm as the public begin returning to the city after celebrating Aidilfitri in their respective villages. A North-South Expressway Project (PLUS) traffic control centre spokesman said as of 10pm, traffic was at a crawl from Bidor to Slim River,... Read more

Locals and tourists are seen having fun at the Batu Feringghi beach in George Town, during the Hari Raya holidays, June 27, 2017. ― Bernama pic

Locals and tourists are seen having fun at the Batu Feringghi beach in George Town, during the Hari Raya holidays, June 27, 2017. ― Bernama pic

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‘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
2017 BET Awards red carpet arrivals

2017 BET Awards red carpet arrivals

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Jada Pinkett Smith arrives for the 2017 BET Awards in Los Angeles June 25, 2017. — Reuters pic

2017 BET Awards red carpet arrivals

Detained Myanmar journalists to be charged under colonial era law, say officials

June 27, 2017

YANGON, June 27 — Three Myanmar reporters detained at an undisclosed location by the army will be charged under a colonial-era statute against “unlawful association” and risk up to three years in jail, government and army officials said today. The military arrested the journalists in Myanmar’s northeastern Shan state on Monday after... Read more

US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley testifies to the House Appropriations State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs Subcommittee on the budget for the UN in Washington June 27, 2017. — Reuters pic

US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley testifies to the House Appropriations State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs Subcommittee on the budget for the UN in Washington June 27, 2017. — Reuters pic

Germany duo braced for tough semi with Mexico

June 27, 2017

SOCHI, June 27 ― Germany’s Premier League stars Emre Can and Shkodran Mustafi expect a tough battle against Mexico in Thursday’s Confederations Cup semi-final as the world champions chase more silverware in Russia. Liverpool midfielder... Read more

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Pandora CEO Tim Westergren to step down

June 27, 2017

NEW YORK, June 27 — Music streaming service Pandora Media Inc’s co-founder Tim Westergren stepped down as chief executive and board member as part of a management shuffle. The company’s shares fell 2.6 per cent at US$8.24 in early trading. Pandora said today President Mike Herring and Chief Marketing Officer Nick Bartle are also... Read more

A woman walks past banners promoting retail goods and services displayed in front of closed shops for rent at the Mongkok District in Hong Kong June 27, 2017. — Reuters pic

A woman walks past banners promoting retail goods and services displayed in front of closed shops for rent at the Mongkok District in Hong Kong June 27, 2017. — Reuters pic

La Juiceria to bring its cold-pressed goodness to Singapore, Australia soon

June 27, 2017

PUTRAJAYA, June 27 — La Juiceria Superfoods Sdn Bhd, one of the first few brands to start the cold-pressed juice trend in Malaysia, plans to expand its wings to Singapore and Melbourne, Australia soon, said its Founder and Managing Director Annabelle Co-Martinent. The number one halal certified cold-pressed juice in Malaysia has received... Read more

A woman participates in an insect-eating competition at a scenic spot in Lijiang, Yunnan province, China June 27, 2017. — Reuters pic

A woman participates in an insect-eating competition at a scenic spot in Lijiang, Yunnan province, China June 27, 2017. — Reuters pic

BTS one of TIME’s 25 most influential people on the internet

June 27, 2017

SEOUL, June 27 — K-pop sensations BTS have been included in TIME magazine’s annual list of most influential people on the internet. The accolade comes hot on the heels of their Billboard Music Awards prize for top social artist, which made Korean music history last month. According to TIME, those who make the 25-member list are graded... Read more

Pharrell Williams, Jimmy Fallon try to ‘Name That Song’

Pharrell Williams, Jimmy Fallon try to ‘Name That Song’

Proton Ertiga: Practical six-seater SUV

By YS Khong
June 27, 2017

JUNE 27 — If you are looking for a 6-seater SUV under RM65,000, Proton has a model that would fit your requirement – the Ertiga, which offers three variants, one with manual transmission and two with automatic transmissions, priced between RM58,800 and RM64,800. You would probably be considering the Perodua Alza too, which offers two... Read more

Luca Colombo rides his motorcycle on Lake Como in Gravedona Ed Uniti, near Como, June 27, 2017. Colombo together with mechanic Carlo Gelmi has modified a motocross motorcycle to cross water — the prototype has two water-skis fitted. — AFP pic

Luca Colombo rides his motorcycle on Lake Como in Gravedona Ed Uniti, near Como, June 27, 2017. Colombo together with mechanic Carlo Gelmi has modified a motocross motorcycle to cross water — the prototype has two water-skis fitted. — AFP pic

From Africa to the Serpentine: Meet Architect Francis Kere (VIDEO)

June 27, 2017

LONDON, June 27 — London’s Serpentine has unveiled this year’s temporary pavilion – a structure inspired by a tree by Architect Francis Kéré from Burkina Faso. Rosanna Philpott reports. It may have been the blue that helped him stand out. Architect Francis Kere was chosen for this year’s Serpentine Pavilion. With up to a... Read more

Reuters Video: A harness that helps the elderly lift heavy loads
The robotic ‘power assist suit’ enables Japan’s ageing workers to lift heavy boxes by keeping their lower back aligned. Fred Katayama reports. — Reuters Read More

With Alphabet, Google faces a daunting challenge: Organising itself

June 27, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO, June 27 — Google’s self-professed mission is to organise the world’s information. But a company known for engineering excellence is still trying to solve the very human problem of how to organise itself. Nearly two years ago, Google co-founder Larry Page announced the tech giant would be remade as Alphabet, a holding... Read more

Firefighters present a drone during a drone workshop in Berlin June 27, 2017. — Reuters pic

Firefighters present a drone during a drone workshop in Berlin June 27, 2017. — Reuters pic

How Brazilians cure a hangover and other jet set travel cheats

By Mark Ellwood
June 27, 2017

NEW YORK, June 27 — At Bloomberg Pursuits, we love to travel. And we always want to make sure we’re doing it right. So we’re talking to globe-trotters in all our luxury fields — food, wine, fashion, cars, real estate — to learn about their high-end tips and off-the-wall experiences. These are the Distinguished Travel... Read more

People enjoy a sunny day at the sea front of Adler in Sochi, Russia June 27, 2017. — Reuters pic

People enjoy a sunny day at the sea front of Adler in Sochi, Russia June 27, 2017. — Reuters pic

Saya ingat Tuhan setiap masa, Zaid Ibrahim ulas isu AirAsia X

June 27, 2017

KUALA LUMPUR, 27 Jun — Ahli DAP Datuk Zaid Ibrahim mempertahankan kritikannya terhadap kapten AirAsia X yang meminta penumpang berdoa ketika pesawat mengalami masalah teknikal. Zaid dalam Twitter berkata juruterbang tidak sepatutnya menambah kerisauan penumpang ketika pesawat Airbus A330 yang dalam perjalanan dari Perth, Australia ke... Selanjutnya

Para pengunjung teruja melihat spesis ikan Yu ketika melalui terowong bawah air, sepanjang 90 meter sempena cuti umum Aidilfitri di Aquaria KLCC, Kuala Lumpur 26 Jun 2017. ― Foto Bernama

Para pengunjung teruja melihat spesis ikan Yu ketika melalui terowong bawah air, sepanjang 90 meter sempena cuti umum Aidilfitri di Aquaria KLCC, Kuala Lumpur 26 Jun 2017. ― Foto Bernama

Meet the new last word in English: Zyzzyva

June 27, 2017

NEW YORK, June 27 — Eating a tasty meal with chana dal or doenjang washed down with a gin daisy could well foster a nice feeling of hygge. Just hope you don’t find any zyzzyva on your plate. If you need to look up any of those words, the unofficial custodian of the English language now has the answers.  In its latest update, the... Read more

Reuters Video: Harry Potter turns 20
Fans gathered at Waterstones bookstore in central London to celebrate 20 years since the first Harry Potter book was published. — Reuters Read More