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RM63,900 in compensation, salary arrears paid to abused maid’s family, says envoy

The ‘Justice League’ trilogy gets an Honest Trailer
The team at Screen Junkies give superhero favourite ‘Justice League’ their weekly Honest Trailer treatment. Read More

February 21, 2018

JAKARTA, Feb 21 — Compensation and salary arrears totalling RM63,900 have been paid to the family of Adelina Lisio, the Indonesian maid who died following suspected abuse... Read more

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Woman, 60, charged with murder of Indonesian maid

February 21, 2018

BUKIT MERTAJAM, Feb 21 — A sexagenarian was charged in the Magistrate’s Court here today with the murder of her Indonesian maid earlier this month. MA Ambika, 60, was charged with the killing of Adelina Lisao, 28, at her home in Medan Kota Permai 2, Taman Kota Permai 2 here at 4pm on Feb 10. No plea was recorded from Ambika who merely... Read more

The weekly retail price of RON95 petrol went down to RM2.17 per litre this week, while the pump price for RON97 petrol decreased to RM2.43 per litre.

The weekly retail price of RON95 petrol went down to RM2.17 per litre this week, while the pump price for RON97 petrol decreased to RM2.43 per litre. Read More

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Moncler presents creations at Milan Fashion Week

Moncler presents creations at Milan Fashion Week

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Models present creations from the Moncler Autumn/Winter 2018 collection during Milan Fashion Week in Milan February 21, 2018. ― Reuters pic

Moncler presents creations at Milan Fashion Week
The Queen makes surprise appearance at London fashion week

The Queen makes surprise appearance at London fashion week

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Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II sits next to Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour and Caroline Rush, chief executive of the British Fashion Council, and royal dressmaker Angela Kelly as they view Richard Quinn’s runway show before presenting him with the inaugural Queen Elizabeth II Award for British Design as she visits London Fashion Week, in London February 21, 2018. ― Reuters pic

The Queen makes surprise appearance at London fashion week
Sophia Webster’s latest accessories at London Fashion Week

Sophia Webster’s latest accessories at London Fashion Week

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A model displays a creation during the Sophia Webster presentation at London Fashion Week, in London February 20, 2018. ― Reuters pic

Sophia Webster’s latest accessories at London Fashion Week
‘Red Sparrow’ premieres in London

‘Red Sparrow’ premieres in London

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Actor Jeremy Irons arrives for the European premiere of ‘Red Sparrow’ in London February 20, 2018. ― Reuters pic

‘Red Sparrow’ premieres in London
At the Bafta Film Awards 2018

At the Bafta Film Awards 2018

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Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attend the British Academy of Film and Television Awards (Bafta) at the Royal Albert Hall in London February 19, 2018. ― Reuters pic

At the Bafta Film Awards 2018
At the Temperley London show at London Fashion Week

At the Temperley London show at London Fashion Week

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Models display creations during the Temperley London show at London Fashion Week, in London February 19, 2018. ― Reuters pic

At the Temperley London show at London Fashion Week

Ex-City Harvest Church leader Chew Eng Han arrested after trying to flee Singapore by sampan

February 21, 2018

SINGAPORE, Feb 21 — A day before he was due to start serving his jail sentence, former City Harvest Church leader Chew Eng Han tried to flee Singapore by boat. He was arrested today by Police Coast Guard (PCG) officers with one other person, Tan Poh Teck, while attempting to leave Singapore illegally in a motorised sampan via Pulau... Read more

Reuters Video: Abbas slams Trump on Jerusalem, calls for peace conference
During a rare address to the UN Security Council yesterday (February 20, 2018), Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas called for an international Middle East peace conference to be convened by the middle of this year and slammed the Trump administration for its recognition last December of Jerusalem as Israel's capital. — Reuters

Hafizh Syahrin makes history as first Southeast Asian MotoGP rider

By Wan Noriza Meor Idris
February 21, 2018

PETALING JAYA, Feb 21 — Coming from a broken family and living in a workshop in his younger days, battle-hardened Hafizh Syahrin Abdullah knows what it takes to survive in MotoGP. Mechanic Shafie Harun Abdullah could not afford to rent, let... Read more

Brady Leman of Canada competes with Marc Bischofberger of Switzerland, Armin Niederer of Switzerland and Filip Flisar of Slovenia in the Freestyle Skiing Cross Finals in Pyeongchang, South Korea, February 21, 2018 – Reuters pic

Brady Leman of Canada competes with Marc Bischofberger of Switzerland, Armin Niederer of Switzerland and Filip Flisar of Slovenia in the Freestyle Skiing Cross Finals in Pyeongchang, South Korea, February 21, 2018 – Reuters pic

Oil eases as dollar rises, US inventories expected to swell

February 21, 2018

LONDON, Feb 21 — Oil prices eased today, under pressure from a recovery in the value of the dollar from last week’s three-year lows and from an expected rise in US crude production. Brent crude futures were last down 13 cents at US$65.12 (RM254) a barrel by 1505 GMT, while West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures fell 28 cents to... Read more

Bloomberg Video: Singapore raises GST to 9pc
S. Iswaran, Singapore Minister for Trade & Industry discusses Singapore raising its goods and services tax to 9 per cent. He speaks on ‘Bloomberg Markets.’ — Bloomberg Read More

Crab dishes a triumph at Aliyaa Island Restaurant (VIDEO)

February 21, 2018

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 21 — For a taste of the finest crabs in South-east Asia, crustacean cravers in KL just need to head to Aliyaa Island Restaurant and Bar in Damansara Heights. The first authentic Sri Lankan restaurant in the city, it imports Sri Lankan crabs which are known for their size and succulent meat. Well-known for its crab... Read more

A plate with traditional Korean kimchi is seen on a table of a restaurant at Jungang market in Gangneung, South Korea February 20, 2018. — Reuters pic

A plate with traditional Korean kimchi is seen on a table of a restaurant at Jungang market in Gangneung, South Korea February 20, 2018. — Reuters pic

EXO, CL among those performing at Winter Olympics (VIDEO)

February 22, 2018

SEOUL, Feb 22 —  South Korean K-pop stars including CL and EXO said yesterday they were ready for an "once in a life" performance at the closing ceremony of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. The Winter Olympics began on February 9 in the mountainous resort town of Pyeongchang, 80 kilometres  from the heavily fortified border with North... Read more

Reuters Video: 'Mudbound' brings new names and faces to the Oscars
While period race drama 'Mudbound' may have been left out of the big categories of best picture and director, it has brought new faces to the Oscar race. — Reuters

Volkswagen’s new concept car with ‘digital chauffeur’ for steering wheel

February 21, 2018

WOLFSBURG, Feb 21 — Volkswagen is going full steam ahead with its electric vehicle campaign, preparing to unveil the fourth addition to its ID family at the Geneva Motor Show. But this time there's no steering wheel. For most of us, the future of driving means environmentally friendly cars, therefore electric and hybrid vehicles, right?... Read more

Mariam Nassar drives a Hyundai Ioniq full electric car as she contributes to reducing fuel consumption at a charging park in Cairo February 21, 2018. — Reuters pic

Mariam Nassar drives a Hyundai Ioniq full electric car as she contributes to reducing fuel consumption at a charging park in Cairo February 21, 2018. — Reuters pic

Fearing tourist drought, Cape Town charts a new relationship with water

February 21, 2018

LONDON, Feb 21 ― When Markus Rohner flew into Cape Town’s airport this month, he found an unexpected line at the men’s washroom. With the city facing an unprecedented water shortage, airport authorities had turned off all the sink taps but one, leaving visitors to wait in line to wash their hands, under the watchful eye of a bathroom... Read more

Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) rangers load a tranquilised elephant onto a truck during a translocation exercise to Ithumba Camp in Tsavo East National Park, in Solio Ranch in Nyeri County, Kenya, February 21, 2018. — Reuters pic

Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) rangers load a tranquilised elephant onto a truck during a translocation exercise to Ithumba Camp in Tsavo East National Park, in Solio Ranch in Nyeri County, Kenya, February 21, 2018. — Reuters pic

What does the future of messaging look like? SMS 2.0 could be closer than we think

February 21, 2018

NEW YORK, Feb 21 ― You’ve just landed at your holiday destination, ping! It’s an SMS from your hotel asking you if you’d like a pick up. You click yes. Great, they say. And here is a coupon for 20 per cent off of your first meal at the restaurant, please click “Add to Wallet”. A more interactive, versatile incarnation of SMS is on... Read more

Cryptocurrency mining computers are seen during the event launching the new Venezuelan cryptocurrency ‘Petro’ in Caracas, Venezuela, February 20, 2018. — Reuters pic

Cryptocurrency mining computers are seen during the event launching the new Venezuelan cryptocurrency ‘Petro’ in Caracas, Venezuela, February 20, 2018. — Reuters pic

Malaysian spends below RM700 backpacking to Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam

BY CHRIS MOHAN
February 21, 2018

KUALA  LUMPUR, Feb 21 --  Who says that the Ringgit is holding Malaysians back from travelling and having a good time ? A netizen shared her seven-days backpacking adventure across Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam by just spending RM685.15. This includes the cost of her accommodation and transportation. Hajar Sekeri’s posting on... Read more

A boy walks on a hilltop overlooking Kabul February 21, 2018. — Reuters pic

A boy walks on a hilltop overlooking Kabul February 21, 2018. — Reuters pic

Tunggang 327km sejam, Hafizh enggan jadi superstar

February 21, 2018

PETALING JAYA, 21 Feb — Bakal mencipta sejarah sebagai pelumba sulung dari Asia Tenggara yang beraksi dalam Kejuaraan Dunia MotoGP, Hafizh Syahrin Abdullah tetap mahu berpijak di bumi nyata dan tidak dibuai mimpi dalam kerjayanya sebagai pelumba MotoGP. Pelumba berusia 23 tahun yang sah membuat penampilan sulung dalam kelas perdana itu... Selanjutnya

Anggota Bomba dan Penyelamat mengusung mayat Rapawi Jumada, 37, di tebing sungai berhampiran simpang empat Puncak Alam di Sungai Gasi, Sungai Buloh 20 Februari 2018. — Foto Bernama

Anggota Bomba dan Penyelamat mengusung mayat Rapawi Jumada, 37, di tebing sungai berhampiran simpang empat Puncak Alam di Sungai Gasi, Sungai Buloh 20 Februari 2018. — Foto Bernama

Quotes from Billy Graham’s autobiography

February 21, 2018

NEW YORK, Feb 21 — US evangelist Billy Graham died today at the age of 99. Selected quotes from his 1997 autobiography, Just As I Am: Graham was a 20-year-old college student taking a moonlight stroll on a golf course at the Florida Bible Institute near Tampa, Florida, when he decided to dedicate his life to preaching the... Read more

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Britain's Queen Elizabeth II stands next to Caroline Rush, Chief Executive of the British Fashion Council (BFC), as she is given a tour of the London Fashion Week showrooms during her visit at London Fashion Week, February 21, 2018. — Reuters pic