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After Deepa ruling, lawyers say child custody should go to the non-violent parent

Reuters Video: Body ink inspires Shoji’s Autumn 2016 collection
Tadashi Shoji’s Autumn 2016 collection draws from tattoos and bodyornamentation at New York Fashion Week: The Shows. ― Reuters Read More

February 13, 2016

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 13 — The courts should favour granting custody of children to the non-violent parent insteading of sending them to live with the one accused of domestic... Read more

Sabah CM calls for joint celebration of major festivals to preserve harmony

February 13, 2016

TAWAU, Feb 13 — The uniquely diversified cultures in Malaysia, especially in the state of Sabah, must be preserved for the sake of national sovereignty and harmony, Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman said. As such, Musa said the main celebrations in the country, such as Hari Raya, Deepavali, Chinese New Year, Christmas, Kaamatan Festival... Read more

Workers wrap stuffed toys for sale ahead of Valentine

Workers wrap stuffed toys for sale ahead of Valentine's Day in Kuala Lumpur on February 13, 2016. — AFP pic

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Here’s you first look at Rihanna’s Fenty Puma collection

Here’s you first look at Rihanna’s Fenty Puma collection

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Models present creations from Fenty PUMA by Rihanna Fall/Winter 2016 collection during New York Fashion Week in New York February 13, 2016. ― Reuters pic

Here’s you first look at Rihanna’s Fenty Puma collection
Delectable creations at the Salon du Chocolat in Milan

Delectable creations at the Salon du Chocolat in Milan

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A model presents a creation made with chocolate by designer Wang Jingzhi and Maitre Chocolatier Roberto Rinaldini during the international exhibition of chocolate ‘Salon du Chocolat’ in Milan, Italy February 13, 2016. ― Reuters pic

Delectable creations at the Salon du Chocolat in Milan
66th Berlinale International Film Festival opening gala

66th Berlinale International Film Festival opening gala

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Cast member George Clooney and his wife Amal arrive on the red carpet for the screening of the movie ‘Hail, Caesar!’, during the opening gala of the 66th Berlinale International Film Festival February 11, 2016. — Reuters pic

66th Berlinale International Film Festival opening gala
Swasthani Brata Katha festival

Swasthani Brata Katha festival

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During the month-long festival, devotees recite one chapter of a Hindu tale daily from the 31-chapter sacred Swasthani Brata Katha book that is dedicated to God Madhavnarayan and Goddess Swasthani. — Reuters pic

Swasthani Brata Katha festival
Here’s your first look at Kanye West’s Yeezy Season 3 collection

Here’s your first look at Kanye West’s Yeezy Season 3 collection

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Models present creations at Kanye West’s Yeezy Season 3 Collection presentation and listening party for the ‘The Life of Pablo’ album during New York Fashion Week February 11, 2016. — Reuters pic

Here’s your first look at Kanye West’s Yeezy Season 3 collection
BCBG rocks out with David Bowie

BCBG rocks out with David Bowie

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A model presents a creation from the BCBG Max Azria Fall/Winter 2016 collection during New York Fashion Week in New York February 11, 2016. — Reuters pic

BCBG rocks out with David Bowie

Pope urges peace in Mexico’s poor, violent corners

February 13, 2016

MEXICO CITY, Feb 13 — From the US border to the indigenous south, Pope Francis will visit some of the poorest and most violent corners of Mexico on his five-day trip and celebrates Mass today before an image of the country’s patroness, the Virgin of Guadalupe. Chronic violence and corruption will be themes of his visit to the world’s second... Read more

Palestinians await permission to enter Egypt as they gather at the Rafah border crossing in the southern Gaza Strip on February 13, 2016. — AFP pic

Palestinians await permission to enter Egypt as they gather at the Rafah border crossing in the southern Gaza Strip on February 13, 2016. — AFP pic

Valencia’s Neville staying calm despite growing winless La Liga run

February 13, 2016

MADRID, Feb 13 ― Valencia's embattled manager Gary Neville says there is no panic in the dressing room despite an alarming slide down the table and a growing winless run in La Liga. Neville has endured a gloomy first foray into management with his side slipping to 14th in the table having failed to win a single league match in nine games since the former Manchester United and England defender took over in November. Calls from... Read more

China’s central bank official says speculators should not dominate sentiment

February 13, 2016

BEIJING, Feb 13 — Speculators should not be allowed to dominate market sentiment regarding China’s foreign exchange reserves and it was quite normal for reserves to fall as well as rise, central bank governor Zhou Xiaochuan was quoted as saying today. China’s foreign reserves fell for a third straight month in January, as the central bank... Read more

People look at mobile handsets at a Singtel retailer shop in Singapore February 13, 2016. — Reuters pic

People look at mobile handsets at a Singtel retailer shop in Singapore February 13, 2016. — Reuters pic

Love the way you eat

BY ANNETTE TAN
February 13, 2016

SINGAPORE, Feb 13 — To quote an unnamed poet: Roses are red/violets are blue/on Valentine’s Day/ the vodka costs less/than dinner for two. Indeed, there is much truth to the rhyme. So this Sunday, why fork out for an over-priced multi-course meal (that will invariably involve some form of salmon, beef and chocolate) when you and your... Read more

Dried foraged foods from the pantry. Clockwise, from the upper left and moving clockwise: porcini mushrooms, cota tea (sometimes called Navajo tea) bundles, sumac and nettles, New York, Feb 13, 2016. — Reuters pic

Dried foraged foods from the pantry. Clockwise, from the upper left and moving clockwise: porcini mushrooms, cota tea (sometimes called Navajo tea) bundles, sumac and nettles, New York, Feb 13, 2016. — Reuters pic

Lady Gaga planning experimental Grammy tribute for David Bowie

February 13, 2016

LOS ANGELES, Feb 13 ― Lady Gaga is promising a technologically ambitious, “multisensory” David Bowie tribute at the Grammy Awards she hopes will befit the famously experimental rock legend. The music industry’s biggest night takes place Monday barely a month after the shocking death of Bowie, who over his half-century career became one of... Read more

Reuters Video: George Clooney on dressing up for ‘Hail, Caesar!’
While promoting “Hail, Caesar!” at the Berlin film festival, George Clooney talks about wearing a dress for the Coen Brothers film and what his wife Amal thinks of it. ― Reuters Read More

Special Protonic Red Edition BMW i8 to debut in Geneva this March

February 13, 2016

GENEVA, Feb 13 — To celebrate the BMW i8 becoming the world’s most popular hybrid supercar, its makers plan to roll out a number of special editions over the next 12 months. The first, the Protonic Red Edition, will make its debut at the Geneva Motor Show on March 1. So, as well as the three-cylinder turbocharged engine plus electric motor... Read more

Bloomberg Video: Cadillac throwback, take a ride in a 1967 DeVille
Cadillac has done a lot of marketing recently to throw off its fuddy-duddy image. But those old-school Caddys has some serious styling. Bloomberg Pursuits’ Hannah Elliott took a 1967 DeVille out for a spin around Detroit. ― Bloomberg Read More

Roses are red, elbows are blue as Japanese women fight for their beau

February 13, 2016

TOKYO, Feb 13 ― Elbowing each other in the stampede to buy Valentine’s Day chocolate for the men in their lives, Japanese women brought stores to a standstill today. In Japan, the menfolk do sweet nothing on February 14 while the women do battle in heaving aisles, loading up on confectionery treats for the object of their desire. If they... Read more

Thai couples run among animals during a wedding ceremony ahead of Valentine’s Day at a resort in Ratchaburi province, Thailand, February 13, 2016.. — Reuters pic

Thai couples run among animals during a wedding ceremony ahead of Valentine’s Day at a resort in Ratchaburi province, Thailand, February 13, 2016.. — Reuters pic

Apple will reportedly launch new iPhone, iPad in March

February 13, 2016

NEW YORK, Feb 13 ― Apple Inc is on target to introduce its next iPhone and iPad models on March 15, and aims to start selling the devices in the same week, technology blog 9to5Mac reported, citing sources. Apple, which will introduce a new 4-inch iPhone, dubbed the “iPhone 5se”, and a new iPad Air at a launch event, is unlikely to take... Read more

The dating app Tinder is shown on an Apple iPhone in this photo illustration taken February 13, 2016. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, a survey shows that more Americans are looking for love through online dating, with more than four times as many young adults using mobile apps than in 2013. — Reuters pic

The dating app Tinder is shown on an Apple iPhone in this photo illustration taken February 13, 2016. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, a survey shows that more Americans are looking for love through online dating, with more than four times as many young adults using mobile apps than in 2013. — Reuters pic

French ‘miracle’ town Lourdes welcomes all lovers — gay or not

February 13, 2016

LOURDES (France), Feb 13 ― Shopping around for a Valentine's Day weekend made in heaven? Married or not, straight or gay, you and your sweetheart will be welcome in Lourdes, the town in southwestern France that has attracted “miracle” seekers for a century and a half, officials said Friday. “Come to Lourdes to say I love you,” beckons a... Read more

Passengers wait to board a train at a railway station during the Chinese Lunar New Year travel rush, in Jiujiang, Jiangxi province, February 13, 2016. — Reuters pic

Passengers wait to board a train at a railway station during the Chinese Lunar New Year travel rush, in Jiujiang, Jiangxi province, February 13, 2016. — Reuters pic

Bayarlah gaji, kami bukan ‘haiwan’, 15 pemain marah ATM

February 13, 2016

KUALA LUMPUR, 13 Feb — Malang menimpa pasukan Angkatan Tentera Malaysia (ATM) apabila pasukan bola sepak tidak membayar tunggakan gaji pemainnya musim lalu. Bekas kapten pasukan itu mendedahkan rumah tangga rakan-rakannya porak-peranda, malah kereta dan rumah ditarik balik oleh bank kerana tiada wang apabila gaji mereka tidak dibayar... Selanjutnya

Bintang filem terkenal, Tan Sri Michelle Yeoh (kedua dari kanan) bergambar selepas pengurniaan pingat

Bintang filem terkenal, Tan Sri Michelle Yeoh (kedua dari kanan) bergambar selepas pengurniaan pingat 'Officier Des Arts Et Des Lettres' oleh Duta Perancis, Christophe Penot (dua, kiri) pada majlis pengurniaan pingat semalam. — Foto Bernama Artikel Penuh

Britain’s Independent daily calls time on print edition to embrace digital-only future

February 12, 2016

LONDON, Feb 12 — British newspaper The Independent will become digital only, and its last print edition will come out on March 26, owners ESI Media said in a statement today. ESI Media said it was also selling off the “i” — a cut-price sister title — to fund the website of The Independent. “The newspaper industry is changing and that... Read more

US Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio signs a copy of his book ‘American Dreams’ during his campaign event in an airport hanger in Greenville, South Carolina, February 13, 2016. — Reuters pic

US Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio signs a copy of his book ‘American Dreams’ during his campaign event in an airport hanger in Greenville, South Carolina, February 13, 2016. — Reuters pic