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1MDB hunters now being hunted, Kit Siang says after investigators arrested

‘A Lego Brickumentary’: Master builders working and playing
“A Lego Brickumentary” is a feature length documentary that explores the culture surrounding Lego, which is no longer confined to tables and toy boxes, but also includes books, video games and a successful feature film. Read More

August 2, 2015

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 2 — The latest round of arrests over the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) scandal marked a new low for Malaysia, Lim Kit Siang said today, noting that... Read more

Amid storm over 1MDB and Cabinet shakeup, Najib dangles carrots to Malacca supporters

BY KAMLES KUMAR
August 2, 2015

KLEBANG, Aug 2 — Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak moved last night to cosy up to his supporters in Umno’s smaller southern stronghold of Malacca, pledging to roll out development projects worth millions of ringgit to upgrade the state. The embattled leader who caused ripples in the political landscape earlier this week when he removed... Read more

Motorcycles are offered as lucky draw prizes for people attending the ‘Solidarity with PM’ event last night at Dataran 1Malaysia in Klebang, Malacca. — Picture by Kamles Kumar

Motorcycles are offered as lucky draw prizes for people attending the ‘Solidarity with PM’ event last night at Dataran 1Malaysia in Klebang, Malacca. — Picture by Kamles Kumar Read More

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Surfer dogs!

Surfer dogs!

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A pomeranian named Soda surfs in the small dog competition during the10th annual Petco Unleashed surfing dog contest at Imperial Beach, California, August 2, 2015. — Reuters pic

Surfer dogs!
Woodstock Festival in Poland

Woodstock Festival in Poland

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A reveller showers as he plays in a mud pit during the 21st Woodstock Festival in Kostrzyn-upon-Odra, Poland, August 1, 2015. An estimated 200,000 people attended the on-going festival, a brainchild of Polish journalist and social campaigner Jerzy Owsiak. — Reuters pic

Woodstock Festival in Poland
Singapore: Then and now

Singapore: Then and now

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Tourists pose for selfies and photos with the statue of a Merlion along Marina Bay near the skyline of the central business district in Singapore July 31, 2015. Singapore holds a Jubilee weekend from August 7 to 10 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of its independence. — Reuters pic

Singapore: Then and now
‘Heart of Darkness’: A boat trip into the unknown

‘Heart of Darkness’: A boat trip into the unknown

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Artists and refugees from Africa and the Middle East participate in a theatre project ‘Heart of Darkness’ in Berlin on July 31, 2015, where the audience take a boat ride to meet refugees, who have succeeded despite the dangers and risks to cross borders and the sea. — Reuters pic

‘Heart of Darkness’: A boat trip into the unknown
Exploring beautiful Maui

Exploring beautiful Maui

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A tiki torch burns at sunset in Kahana, Maui, Hawaii July 31, 2015. — Reuters pic

Exploring beautiful Maui
Angelina Jolie visits Kachin ethnic refugees

Angelina Jolie visits Kachin ethnic refugees

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UNHCR special envoy Angelina Jolie shakes hand with Kachin ethnic refugees as she visits Jam Mai Kaung IDP camp in Myitkyina capital city of Kachin state, Myanmar, July 30, 2015. — Reuters pic

Angelina Jolie visits Kachin ethnic refugees

Palestinian toddler’s family fighting for lives, Israelis protest hate crimes

August 2, 2015

JALAZON REFUGEE CAMP, Aug 2 — The parents and brother of a Palestinian toddler burned to death by suspected Jewish extremists were fighting for their lives yesterday, as Israelis held protests against hate crimes. The firebombing of the family's home in the occupied West Bank that killed 18-month-old Ali Saad Dawabsha sparked an... Read more

A man dressed in a panda costume sits covered by the gay pride flag during a protest against violence towards the gay community in Tel Aviv August 2, 2015. — Reuters pic

A man dressed in a panda costume sits covered by the gay pride flag during a protest against violence towards the gay community in Tel Aviv August 2, 2015. — Reuters pic

Swing struggles return as Tiger stumbles back

August 2, 2015

GAINESVILLE, Aug 2 — Tiger Woods, who raised hopes of ending a two-year win drought with a solid start at the PGA Quicken Loans National, stumbled from contention yesterday with a three-over par 74. A day after a shooting a 66, his lowest round of the year in relation to par, Woods was back to the erratic play that has dominated his past two seasons, campaigns marked by back surgery, swing changes and the worst rounds of his... Read more

Greece may seek up to €24b in first new aid tranche, says paper

August 2, 2015

ATHENS, Aug 2 — Greece may seek €24 billion (approx. RM100 billion) in a first tranche of bailout aid from international lenders in August to prop up its banks and repay debts falling due at the ECB, a pro-government Greek newspaper said in its early Sunday editions. Athens is now in talks with the European Commission and the International... Read more

Bloomberg Video: Why good investment decisions should only take 10 minutes
Zhenfund Co-founder Victor Wang discusses investing in startups and why he says deciding whether to invest can happen in as little as 10 minutes. He speaks to Bloomberg’s Rishaad Salamat on ‘Trending Business.’ — Bloomberg

Chai Bar: Giving a local twist to wholesome salad choices

By Lydia Koh
August 2, 2015

PETALING JAYA, Aug 2 — It is hard to eat healthy when you eat out in Malaysia. Childhood friends Edward Wong and Dennis Lee started Chai Bar, a salad bar, last October to cater to healthy eating. “Five years ago we started working out, embarking on a healthy lifestyle but we couldn’t eat out because there was nowhere healthy to eat. Whenever... Read more

London in the Sky dining experience
Eleven chefs, considered to be the crème de la crème of the London food scene, will serve their culinary delights on a platform elevated 25 metres off the ground from September 17-30. — AFP Read More

Kelly Clarkson nails Miley Cyrus’ ‘Wrecking Ball’ (VIDEO)

August 2, 2015

LOS ANGELES, Aug 2 — Kelly Clarkson just added another incredible cover to her already amazing repertoire. Clarkson, who has regularly been performing covers during her North American tour, belted out Miley Cyrus’ 2013 hit “Wrecking Ball” during her show in Indianapolis last week. Other songs Clarkson has tackled during her tour include... Read more

First look: Johnny Depp goes gangster in ‘Black Mass’
Johnny Depp stars as infamous Boston mobster James “Whitey” Bulger in the new trailer for crime biopic “Black Mass”. Read More

Apple and Google tech rolling out to mainstream motors

August 2, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 2 — A year after both Apple's Car Play and Google's Android Auto in-car smartphone connectivity systems were announced, the technologies are finally arriving in mass-market cars. So, if you're looking for a new set of wheels, which marques already offer support for your handset? Hyundai In June, Hyundai became the first... Read more

Cars drive along highway A-49 on their way to the coast, mostly to start their summer vacation, near Seville, southern Spain, August 2, 2015. — Reuters pic

Cars drive along highway A-49 on their way to the coast, mostly to start their summer vacation, near Seville, southern Spain, August 2, 2015. — Reuters pic

London borough ready to crack down on noisy supercars

August 2, 2015

LONDON, Aug 2 — On one of London's most exclusive streets, the drivers of some expensive cars are getting ready to leave their parking spots. The owners of the Lamborghini and KTM X-Bow edge onto the road and drive off, the roar of their engines heard down Sloane Street. Such supercars are a regular sight in the wealthy Knightsbridge... Read more

Amazing time lapse of bees hatching before your eyes
Watch the 21-day transformation of the honeybee from larvae to nature’s greatest pollinator in one breathtaking 60-second time lapse video from photographer Anand Varma. Read More

In the comfort zone with 5 connected objects

August 2, 2015

LONDON, Aug 2 — This year, get the most out of your vacation with the help of mobile connected devices. From tanning to fitness, but also including home surveillance, here's our selection of indispensable high tech gadgets for this summer. Spinali Design's connected bikini French company Spinali Design has a connected bikini for sale on... Read more

Visitors look at a television monitor showing an advertisement for Sony Corp

Visitors look at a television monitor showing an advertisement for Sony Corp's digital camera at the company's headquarters in Tokyo, August 2, 2015. — Reuters pic

On Prince Edward Island, a seafood-dining excursion

BY SHIVANI VORA
August 2, 2015

NEW YORK, Aug 2 — “Which one should we try first?” my husband asked, staring at the three equally enticing kinds of clams before us. The picturesque Gulf of St. Lawrence glistened on a sunny August evening on Prince Edward Island, Canada, and our 6-year-old daughter was running around on the grounds of the resort we were visiting for the... Read more

A tourist poses for a souvenir picture near the Pyramid of the Louvre Museum in Paris, France, August 1, 2015. France has been the world

A tourist poses for a souvenir picture near the Pyramid of the Louvre Museum in Paris, France, August 1, 2015. France has been the world's most visited country since the 1980s, welcoming 84 million tourists last year. — Reuters pic

Helen Vendler, the incomparable critic of poetry

August 2, 2015

NEW YORK, Aug 2 — “The critics always get everything wrong,” John Ashbery said. Well, some do and some don’t. They get on poets’ nerves, of course. Not just for the obvious reason that critics can find poems wanting, but even when they admire them, the way they read their poems often makes poets scratch their heads. Big deal, you may be... Read more

A migrant writes French words in his notebook in a makeshift school in

A migrant writes French words in his notebook in a makeshift school in 'the New Jungle' near Calais, France, August 2, 2015. — Reuters pic