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Reuters Video: Israel deploys ‘Star Wars’ missile killer systems
Israel has upgraded its missile defence system so that the country can be protected from the ground to outer space. — Reuters Read More

January 21, 2017

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 21 ― An MCA central committee member defended his party’s past request for a deputy prime minister post, saying it was not an “offence” to convey... Read more

PM: Extremism is the enemy of unity

January 21, 2017

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 21 ― Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak today called on Malaysians to fight extremism which he described as the enemy of unity. He said extremism could exist in any religion, but this did not warrant anyone to generalise the religion's followers as extremists. Najib stressed that people should not be judged based on... Read more

Dancers from the cultural troupe perform at the launch of the Visit Pahang 2017 in Kuantan, January 21, 2017 — Bernama pic

Dancers from the cultural troupe perform at the launch of the Visit Pahang 2017 in Kuantan, January 21, 2017 — Bernama pic

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Enjoying winter around the world

Enjoying winter around the world

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A skier walks up a snow-covered slope on a sunny winter day in the mountain area of Hoch-Ybrig, Switzerland January 21, 2017. ― Reuters pic

Enjoying winter around the world
Scenes from the ‘xXx: Return of Xander Cage’ LA premiere

Scenes from the ‘xXx: Return of Xander Cage’ LA premiere

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Cast member Samuel L. Jackson (right) takes a selfie with co-star Vin Diesel at the premiere of ‘xXx: Return of Xander Cage’ in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California January 20, 2017. — Reuters pic

Scenes from the ‘xXx: Return of Xander Cage’ LA premiere
Inside the Monte-Carlo International Circus Festival

Inside the Monte-Carlo International Circus Festival

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Contortionist Rich Miteku performs during the opening of the 41st Monte-Carlo International Circus Festival in Monaco January 20, 2017. — Reuters pic

Inside the Monte-Carlo International Circus Festival
Stunning displays at the Magical Lantern Festival in London

Stunning displays at the Magical Lantern Festival in London

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A light display is illuminated during the Magical Lantern Festival marking the Chinese new year at Chiswick House in London January 19, 2017. ― Reuters pic

Stunning displays at the Magical Lantern Festival in London
Highlights from the People’s Choice Awards 2017

Highlights from the People’s Choice Awards 2017

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Johnny Depp shakes hands with people the audience as he accepts the award for Favourite Movie Icon at the People’s Choice Awards 2017 in Los Angeles, California January 19, 2017. ― Reuters pic

Highlights from the People’s Choice Awards 2017
On the red carpet at the People’s Choice Awards 2017

On the red carpet at the People’s Choice Awards 2017

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Actresses Blake Lively (left) and Jennifer Lopez pose as they arrive at the People’s Choice Awards 2017 in Los Angeles, California January 19, 2017. ― Reuters pic

On the red carpet at the People’s Choice Awards 2017

South Korea minister resigns after arrest over arts blacklist

January 21, 2017

SEOUL, Jan 21 — South Korea's culture minister resigned after being arrested today for allegedly creating a “blacklist” of nearly 10,000 artists who voiced criticism of impeached President Park Geun-Hye. Cho Yoon-Sun, who is the first minister in active service to be arrested in South Korea, is accused of creating the vast catalogue... Read more

US President Donald Trump waves with wife Melania during the Inaugural Parade in Washington January 20, 2017.  — Reuters pic

US President Donald Trump waves with wife Melania during the Inaugural Parade in Washington January 20, 2017. — Reuters pic Read More

Seed-killer Makarova bundles out Cibulkova

January 21, 2017

MELBOURNE, Jan 21 ― Ekaterina Makarova continued to show little regard for seeds at the Australian Open and sent another one heading for the exits at Melbourne Park today with a 6-2 6-7(3) 6-3 win over sixth seed Dominika Cibulkova in the... Read more

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Optimism among S&P 500 CEOs as Trump takes power

January 21, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 21 ― US President Donald Trump’s administration is only hours old, but already a small parade of S&P 500 companies’ chiefs have voiced optimism that his promised tax cuts, stimulus spending and deregulation will boost corporate profits. In the days ahead of today’s inauguration, senior executives from Morgan... Read more

A floor governor works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in Manhattan, New York City, US, January 20, 2017

A floor governor works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in Manhattan, New York City, US, January 20, 2017

Dining Guide: Where to get your tasty CNY treats in Singapore

January 21, 2017

SINGAPORE, Jan 21 — If you want a break from Oriental food, Bavarian restaurant Brez’n has rolled out a Chinese New Year menu that naturally has dishes which come with a unique Bavarian flavour. Feast on the Brez’n Prosperity Chicken which is served with authentic Bavarian sliced bread dumplings and warm mushroom stew, or if you’re... Read more

A burger named President’s burger is seen in the kitchen of Rondo restaurant in Melania Trump’s hometown of Sevnica, Slovenia January 21, 2017. — Reuters pic

A burger named President’s burger is seen in the kitchen of Rondo restaurant in Melania Trump’s hometown of Sevnica, Slovenia January 21, 2017. — Reuters pic

With Oscars in sight, Amazon, Netflix lead streaming at Sundance

January 21, 2017

PARK CITY, Jan 21 ― After revolutionising television with bold, award-winning original content, streaming networks are on the cusp of their first potential Oscar wins, and are back at the Sundance film festival looking for more awards-worthy fare. Amazon.com Inc raised eyebrows when it paid US$10 million (RM44.5 million) for the North... Read more

NYT Video: A review of this week’s movies — January 20, 2017
The New York Times film critics review ‘The Red Turtle,’ ‘Strike a Pose’ and ‘Split.’ — The New York Times Read More

Ford airs the new Mustang convertible

January 21, 2017

DETROIT, Jan 21 ― Proving that the best time to strike is when the iron’s hot, Ford has officially unveiled the new droptop Mustang, just three days after the 2018 hardtop model made its global debut. But like the coupé, the new soft-top has been created with just one thing in mind, to build on the phenomenal recent success of the... Read more

Bloomberg Video: Ghosn on the future of the auto industry
Renault-Nissan Chairman and CEO Carlos Ghosn discusses his outlook for auto manufacturing post-Brexit and under a Trump administration. He speaks with Francine Lacqua and Erik Schatzker from from the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland on ‘Bloomberg Daybreak: Americas.’ ― Bloomberg Read More

Melania Trump stuns in first lady fashion stakes (VIDEO)

January 21, 2017

WASHINGTON, Jan 21 ― First Lady Melania Trump stunned fashion watchers by donning a sleek, off-the-shoulder cream dress with a daring thigh-high slit to dance with President Donald Trump at the inaugural balls. Her column dress, finished with a sculpted ruffle that cascaded down the front of the gown and cinched at the waist with a red... Read more

The Radio City Music Hall ‘Rockettes’ perform at the ‘Liberty’ Inaugural Ball held for US President Donald Trump and his wife, first lady Melania Trump, in Washington, US, January 21, 2017. — Reuters pic

The Radio City Music Hall ‘Rockettes’ perform at the ‘Liberty’ Inaugural Ball held for US President Donald Trump and his wife, first lady Melania Trump, in Washington, US, January 21, 2017. — Reuters pic

This startup is making the doctor’s office of the future (VIDEO)

January 21, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 21 ― When Silicon Valley looks at the health-care industry, it sees a tangled, antiquated mess with a lot of wasted money. In other words, a good target for a startup. Tech companies of all sizes have tried to fix medical records management, help patients find doctors more easily, or help people access drugs. Often,... Read more

A Belgian police officer pilots a drone to showcase the use of drones deployed over traffic accidents occurring on highways, in Ranst near January 21, 2017. — Reuters pic

A Belgian police officer pilots a drone to showcase the use of drones deployed over traffic accidents occurring on highways, in Ranst near January 21, 2017. — Reuters pic

‘Cool’ Washington bids Obama farewell

January 21, 2017

WASHINGTON, Jan 21 ― Ten days before his 2009 inauguration, Barack Obama stopped at Ben’s Chili Bowl, a favourite eatery in Washington’s U Street corridor, for a beloved chilli half-smoke sausage. Far more than a pit stop, the nosh marked the beginning of a dual mandate for the president-to-be: leader of the nation and the man who... Read more

Smoke of the wildfires from of south of Chile, is seen as a thick haze covering Santiago city, Chile January 21, 2017. — Reuters pic

Smoke of the wildfires from of south of Chile, is seen as a thick haze covering Santiago city, Chile January 21, 2017. — Reuters pic

Seks hanya semalam: Wanita kesal, lelaki rasa hendak lagi

January 21, 2017

LONDON, 21 Jan — Wanita kesal terjerat dalam godaan “one night stand,” seks seketika dengan pasangan baru dikenali atau bukan kekasih, tetapi lelaki pula berasa tidak cukup. Kira-kira 35 peratus wanita berasa bersalah, namun hanya 20 peratus lelaki berasa begitu, menurut kajian terbaru di Norway, negara yang dianggap liberal. Hanya... Selanjutnya

Orang ramai sibuk membeli pelbagai barangan hiasan rumah di sebuah pusat membeli belah di Bukit Mertajam bagi membuat persiapan menjelang perayaan Tahun Baru Cina, 20 Januari 2017. ― Foto Bernama

Orang ramai sibuk membeli pelbagai barangan hiasan rumah di sebuah pusat membeli belah di Bukit Mertajam bagi membuat persiapan menjelang perayaan Tahun Baru Cina, 20 Januari 2017. ― Foto Bernama

Mark Twain children’s story to be published

January 21, 2017

NEW YORK, Jan 21 — A previously unpublished, unfinished children’s story by Mark Twain is soon to see the light of day. Mark Twain reportedly began working on his children’s story while in a Paris hotel room with his daughters in 1879. His notes, found in the archives at the University of California at Berkeley, are the inspiration... Read more

Copies of Taiwanese daily newspaper Liberty Times, with its frontpage on the inauguration of US President Donald Trump, are seen a printing house in Taipei, Taiwan January 21, 2017. — Reuters pic

Copies of Taiwanese daily newspaper Liberty Times, with its frontpage on the inauguration of US President Donald Trump, are seen a printing house in Taipei, Taiwan January 21, 2017. — Reuters pic