Start corruption check with Guan Eng, Pua told

July 26, 2017

KUALA LUMPUR, July 26 — DAP’s Tony Pua should demonstrate his commitment to checking corruption by urging DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng to take leave pending his court trial, said an MIC leader today. Responding to Pua’s remarks to a federal minister that he was elected to check graft rather than drains and potholes, Datuk Seri... Read more

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak takes a photo with members from various NGOs at the dinner function in Putra World Trade Centre, Kuala Lumpur July 25, 2017. — Bernama pic

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak takes a photo with members from various NGOs at the dinner function in Putra World Trade Centre, Kuala Lumpur July 25, 2017. — Bernama pic Read More

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‘Valerian’ heads to Paris

‘Valerian’ heads to Paris

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Cast member Cara Delevingne poses as she arrives for the premiere of the film ‘Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets’ in Saint-Denis near Paris July 26, 2017. — Reuters pic

‘Valerian’ heads to Paris
Charlize Theron premieres ‘Atomic Blonde’ in LA

Charlize Theron premieres ‘Atomic Blonde’ in LA

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Cast member Charlize Theron is interviewed at the premiere for ‘Atomic Blonde’ in Los Angeles, California July 25, 2017. — Reuters pic

Charlize Theron premieres ‘Atomic Blonde’ in LA
Paraguay’s feather festival

Paraguay’s feather festival

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Residents wear masks and feathers in tribute to the Guaikuru tribe that inhabited the region during the Spanish colonisation, as part of celebrations of the annual feast of Saint Francis Solanus, in Emboscada, Paraguay July 25, 2017. — Reuters pic

Paraguay’s feather festival
‘Valerian’ premieres in London

‘Valerian’ premieres in London

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Cast member Cara Delevingne reacts at the European premiere of ‘Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets’ in London July 25, 2017. — Reuters pic

‘Valerian’ premieres in London
Will film fans heart ‘The Emoji Movie’?

Will film fans heart ‘The Emoji Movie’?

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Cast member Christina Aguilera at the premiere for ‘The Emoji Movie’ in Los Angeles July 24, 2017. — Reuters pic

Will film fans heart ‘The Emoji Movie’?
Peter Capaldi says goodbye as Dr Who at Comic-Con

Peter Capaldi says goodbye as Dr Who at Comic-Con

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‘Doctor Who’ showrunner Steven Moffat watches as actor Peter Capaldi recalls defining moment playing The Doctor at Comic-Con International in San Diego July 24, 2017. — Reuters pic

Peter Capaldi says goodbye as Dr Who at Comic-Con

Three Singapore MPs to contest Aljunied-Hougang lawsuit

July 26, 2017

SINGAPORE, July 26 — Rejecting allegations that they have acted in breach of their fiduciary duties, three Workers’ Party (WP) Members of Parliament (MPs) said this morning they will contest the lawsuit brought against them by the Aljunied-Hougang Town Council (AHTC). In a public statement, WP chief Low Thia Kiang, town council chairman... Read more

European Union Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini and Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu hold a news conference at the European Commission in Brussels, Belgium July 26, 2017. — Reuters pic

European Union Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini and Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu hold a news conference at the European Commission in Brussels, Belgium July 26, 2017. — Reuters pic

Lilly King, Adam Peaty and Kylie Masse smash world records

July 26, 2017

BUDAPEST, July 26 — The world championships came alive yesterday as Lilly King of the United States won the women’s 100 metres breaststroke title in one of three world-record swims at the end of a breathtaking evening session. Adam Peaty... Read more

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Bursa remains in negative territory at midday

July 26, 2017

KUALA LUMPUR, July 26 — Bursa Malaysia remained in negative territory at midday today despite the recovery in crude oil prices, as traders remained on the sidelines ahead of the ongoing US Federal Reserve’s (Fed) policy decision meeting. The outcome of the meeting will be made known later today. At 12.30pm, the benchmark FTSE Bursa... Read more

Reuters Video: Earnings drive S&P 500 to record
Strong results from McDonald’s and Caterpillar and positive economic data powered the markets higher Monday. — Reuters Read More

Japan’s exotic Kit Kats entice tourists

July 26, 2017

TOKYO, July 26 — Wasabi, green tea and sake aren’t just foods in Japan, they’re also a few of the many versions of Kit Kats offered in the country. While the wafer-and-chocolate snacks have been available in more than 300 flavours here for more than four decades, recent offerings from custard pudding to ginger have made the nation the... Read more

A butcher uses a fire to pluck feathers from a duck in the Central Market in downtown Lima, Peru, July 26, 2017. — Reuters pic

A butcher uses a fire to pluck feathers from a duck in the Central Market in downtown Lima, Peru, July 26, 2017. — Reuters pic

Prominent Australian Aboriginal singer Gurrumul dies at 46

July 26, 2017

SYDNEY, July 26 — World-renowned indigenous singer Gurrumul has died after a “long battle with illness” aged 46, his management said today, as Australians hailed his contributions to music. Born blind, the reluctant star never gave any interviews and was painfully shy, but his music drew worldwide acclaim, despite the fact that he... Read more

(From left) director of the movie Luc Besson and cast members Cara Delevingne, Dane DeHaan and Rihanna pose as they arrive for the premiere of the film

(From left) director of the movie Luc Besson and cast members Cara Delevingne, Dane DeHaan and Rihanna pose as they arrive for the premiere of the film 'Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets' in Saint-Denis near Paris, France, July 26, 2017. — Reuters pic

BMW to manufacture electric Mini in Britain

July 26, 2017

FRANKFURT AM MAIN, July 26 — German luxury car manufacturer BMW said yesterday it will build a future all-electric version of its Mini in Britain, easing fears that it might move production away after Brexit. Electric drivetrains will be built at two plants in Bavaria “before being integrated into the car at Plant Oxford, which is the... Read more

The #14 Ford Fusion for Stewart-Haas Racing car, driven by Clint Bowyer is unveiled during the Darlington Throwback Paint Scheme Unveil at NASCAR Hall of Fame on July 26, 2017 in Charlotte, North Carolina. — AFP pic

The #14 Ford Fusion for Stewart-Haas Racing car, driven by Clint Bowyer is unveiled during the Darlington Throwback Paint Scheme Unveil at NASCAR Hall of Fame on July 26, 2017 in Charlotte, North Carolina. — AFP pic

Fairy tales overcome nightmares at S. Korea’s militarised border town

July 26, 2017

SEOUL, July 26 — A half-hour’s drive north of Seoul, along a highway lined with barbed wire, lie two shopping malls the size of several football stadiums, a stone’s throw from the world’s most militarised border. The malls are in the city of Paju, gateway to the UN truce village of Panmunjom, where military officers from the... Read more

Reuters Video: Lumberjacks take a swing at world contest
More than 100 competitors from around the world gathered in Wisconsin over the weekend to test their chopping, climbing, and log rolling skills at the World Lumberjack Championships. Rough cut (no reporter narration). — Reuters Read More

You’re in good hands when surgery calls for robo ops

July 26, 2017

SINGAPORE, July 26 — When Jasmine Zhang was offered robot-assisted surgery as a treatment option to remove a rare pre-cancerous tumour in the pancreas, her first thought was to turn it down. “My surgery would be a major one, and I did not think a robot would perform as well as human hands,” said the 38-year-old homemaker. Zhang... Read more

The new Motorola Moto Z2 Force phone is shown during a lauch event in New York on July 26, 2017. — AFP pic

The new Motorola Moto Z2 Force phone is shown during a lauch event in New York on July 26, 2017. — AFP pic

Rome experiments with policing tourists at Trevi Fountain

July 26, 2017

ROME, July 26 — Visitors to Rome’s Trevi Fountain were on their best behaviour yesterday as the city started testing out a plan to clamp down on tourists dipping their feet into the basin of the centuries-old landmark. A public outcry over inappropriate behaviour at the Italian capital’s monuments prompted the mayor to decree in June... Read more

Tourists take a selfie in front of the Trevi fountain in Rome July 26, 2017. — Reuters pic

Tourists take a selfie in front of the Trevi fountain in Rome July 26, 2017. — Reuters pic Read More

Azizah: Menang dulu, baru siasat skandal Mahathir

OLEH RAM ANAND
July 26, 2017

KUALA LUMPUR, 26 Julai ― Pakatan Harapan (PH) sedia menubuhkan suruhanjaya menyiasat skandal zaman Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad seperti desakan “Otai Reformasi”. Namun, presiden gabungan empat parti itu menegaskan tindakan tersebut akan dipertimbangkan jika mereka menang pilihan raya umum nanti.  “Kita akan bincang. Tapi kita kena... Selanjutnya

Timbalan Perdana Menteri Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi hadir pada majlis Rumah Terbuka Aidilfitri Media Prima di Kuala Lumpur 25 Julai 2017. ― Foto Bernama

Timbalan Perdana Menteri Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi hadir pada majlis Rumah Terbuka Aidilfitri Media Prima di Kuala Lumpur 25 Julai 2017. ― Foto Bernama

34 Malaysian book titles nominated for the beauty and the book award 2017

July 26, 2017

PUTRAJAYA, July 26 — A total of 34 book titles of various genre published in Malaysia have been nominated for The Beauty and The Book Award 2017” that are the choice of readers for the most beautiful book design at the international level. The Education Ministry, in a statement today, said the annual event organised by the The Book... Read more

A woman stands in front of a newspaper kiosk in Athens July 26, 2017. ― Reuters pic

A woman stands in front of a newspaper kiosk in Athens July 26, 2017. ― Reuters pic