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Lawyer: Two reporters detained in Kelantan Forestry’s crackdown on Orang Asli

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Disney revealed that the next 'Star Wars' movie will be called 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi,' setting off rampant plot speculation from fans. — Reuters Read More

By Ida Lim
January 24, 2017

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 24 — The Kelantan Forestry Department has arrested two journalists who were at a blockade erected by the Orang Asli community to protect the forest... Read more

Who is Kit Siang to debate the PM, minister asks

January 24, 2017

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 24 — Datuk Seri Salleh Said Keruak has mocked DAP’s Lim Kit Siang for seeking to debate the prime minister, pointing out that Lim was only a party leader and not the head of the federal opposition. The communications and multimedia minister pointed out that it should be for Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah... Read more

A woman looks at some Chinese New Year decorations for sale at Pavillion in Kuala Lumpur January 24, 2017. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa

A woman looks at some Chinese New Year decorations for sale at Pavillion in Kuala Lumpur January 24, 2017. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa

Maria Grazia Chiuri’s enchanted first Dior couture show

Maria Grazia Chiuri’s enchanted first Dior couture show

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A model presents a creation by Italian designer Maria Grazia Chiuri as part of her Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2017 fashion show for Dior in Paris January 24, 2017. — Reuters pic

Maria Grazia Chiuri’s enchanted first Dior couture show
Chinese New Year celebrations in Croatia

Chinese New Year celebrations in Croatia

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Performers take part in a celebration for the upcoming Chinese New Year at Lisinski hall in Zagreb, Croatia January 24, 2017. — Reuters pic

Chinese New Year celebrations in Croatia
Gorgeous gowns at the Ralph & Russo couture show

Gorgeous gowns at the Ralph & Russo couture show

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Models present creations by Australian designers Tamara Ralph and Michael Russo as part of their Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2017 fashion show for Ralph & Russo in Paris January 24, 2017. — Reuters pic

Gorgeous gowns at the Ralph & Russo couture show
Performances in Malta to mark Chinese Lunar New Year

Performances in Malta to mark Chinese Lunar New Year

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Shaolin monks of the Dengfeng Zhongyue Shaolin Boxing Culture Troupe from China demonstrate kung fu martial arts during a show to mark the start of the Chinese Lunar Year in Valletta, Malta January 23, 2017. — Reuters pic

Performances in Malta to mark Chinese Lunar New Year
Stars arrive for the ‘T2 Trainspotting’ premiere in Edinburgh

Stars arrive for the ‘T2 Trainspotting’ premiere in Edinburgh

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Actor Ewan McGregor walks off after posing at the world premiere of the film ‘T2 Trainspotting’ in Edinburgh, Scotland January 23, 2017. — Reuters pic

Stars arrive for the ‘T2 Trainspotting’ premiere in Edinburgh
Chubby baby giant pandas are just too cute

Chubby baby giant pandas are just too cute

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A baby giant panda plays at Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding in Chengdu, Sichuan province January 22, 2017. — Reuters pic

Chubby baby giant pandas are just too cute

Reuters Video: New Edition gets permanent spot in Hollywood

Duration: 01:03, Published 24 Jan 2017

Pompeo sworn in as Central Intelligence Agency director

January 24, 2017

WASHINGTON, Jan 24 — The US Senate confirmed Representative Mike Pompeo to be President Donald Trump’s Central Intelligence Agency director today, despite some lawmakers’ concerns that he might expand surveillance or allow the use of so-called Enhanced Interrogation Techniques widely considered torture. As voting continued, there... Read more

A milk producer waves a Dutch flag as farmers spray powdered milk to protest against dairy market overcapacity outside a meeting of European Union agriculture ministers in Brussels January 24, 2017. — Reuters pic

A milk producer waves a Dutch flag as farmers spray powdered milk to protest against dairy market overcapacity outside a meeting of European Union agriculture ministers in Brussels January 24, 2017. — Reuters pic Read More

Venus reaches first Aussie Open semi in 14 years

January 24, 2017

MELBOURNE, Jan 24 ― Venus Williams continued her astonishing late-career revival by felling Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6-4 7-6(3) today to reach her first Australian Open semi-final in 14 years. The quarter-final will hardly be remembered as... Read more

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Asian TPP nations pledge to salvage trade accord after US exit

January 24, 2017

TOKYO, Jan 24 — Australia and New Zealand said today they hope to salvage the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) by encouraging China and other Asian nations to join the trade pact after US President Donald Trump kept his promise to pull out of the accord. The TPP, which the United States had signed but not ratified, was a pillar of former... Read more

US President Donald Trump hosts a meeting with business leaders in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington January 23, 2017. From left are Corning CEO Wendell Weeks, Trump and Johnson & Johnson CEO Alex Gorsky. — Reuters pic

US President Donald Trump hosts a meeting with business leaders in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington January 23, 2017. From left are Corning CEO Wendell Weeks, Trump and Johnson & Johnson CEO Alex Gorsky. — Reuters pic Read More

Here’s what happens when kids try Indonesian food for the first time (VIDEO)

January 23, 2017

NEW YORK, Jan 23 — Kids are total celebrities, even if they have oddly specific eating habits. So it’s no secret that children can and will be picky eaters. With that in mind, what do you think will happen when a bunch of American kids try a new and different cuisine like Indonesian food for the first time? Well, Cut Video got... Read more

Kids try Indonesian food for the first time
Watch what happens when Cut Video got a bunch of American kids to Indonesian food for the first time. Read More

‘Saturday Night Live’ writer suspended after Barron Trump tweet

January 24, 2017

NEW YORK, Jan 24 — A Saturday Night Live writer has apologised for a controversial tweet in which she mocked President Donald Trump's youngest son, Barron. In the message shared on her personal Twitter account on Friday, during Trump’s inauguration ceremony, Katie Rich declared, “Barron will be this country’s first homeschool... Read more

New action-packed clip for ‘King Arthur: Legend of the Sword’
Here’s another look at Guy Ritchie’s ‘King Arthur: Legend of the Sword’ that stars Charlie Hunnam as the Excalibur hero. Read More

Paris experiments with driverless buses

January 24, 2017

PARIS, Jan 24 — Paris began its first experiment with driverless buses yesterday, with city officials saying they were eager to prepare for the coming “revolution” of autonomous vehicles. Two box-shaped electric vehicles capable of carrying around 10 people have been deployed—within the safety of a special lane—on a bridge... Read more

In an undated handout photo, the BMW X4 M40i. The X4 is basically an X3 sport utility with the useful boxy back end sliced off and a smidgen of back-seat headroom excised. The M40i version adds 115 more horsepower to the 240 that comes with the 28i version. — Picture by Martin Campbell/The New York Times

In an undated handout photo, the BMW X4 M40i. The X4 is basically an X3 sport utility with the useful boxy back end sliced off and a smidgen of back-seat headroom excised. The M40i version adds 115 more horsepower to the 240 that comes with the 28i version. — Picture by Martin Campbell/The New York Times

Cock of the walk: Trump to thrive in Year of the Rooster, say feng shui masters

January 24, 2017

HONG KONG, Jan 24 — US president Donald Trump will strut through the Year of the Rooster, thriving as Hong Kong geomancers predict 2017 will be marked by the arguments and aggression — characteristics attributed to the animal. With Trump at the top of the pecking order, the volatile traits of the rooster — combined with the year’s... Read more

Models present creations by Italian designer Maria Grazia Chiuri as part of her Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2017 fashion show for Dior in Paris, France, January 24, 2017. — Reuters pic

Models present creations by Italian designer Maria Grazia Chiuri as part of her Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2017 fashion show for Dior in Paris, France, January 24, 2017. — Reuters pic Read More view gallery

Zuckerberg charity buys AI startup to battle disease

January 24, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 24 — A charitable foundation backed by Mark Zuckerberg and his wife said yesterday it has bought a Canadian artificial intelligence startup as part of a mission to eradicate disease. The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative did not disclose financial terms of the deal to acquire Toronto-based Meta, which uses AI to quickly read... Read more

Reuters Video: Understanding your pet’s emotions with wearable tech
The latest wearable technology for pets promises to help owners understand the emotions of their animals. — Reuters Read More

Dubai airport 2016 traffic up 7.2pc, still world’s busiest

January 24, 2017

DUBAI, Jan 24 — Dubai International Airport remained the world’s busiest for international passengers in 2016, as existing markets grew and new routes were launched, the airport’s operator said. Annual traffic rose 7.2 per cent to 83.6 million passengers in 2016 from a year ago, the operator said in a statement today. It was Dubai... Read more

Tourists catch roosters during an event to celebrate the upcoming Chinese Lunar New Year of Rooster at a farm in Guangzhou, Guangdong province, China, January 24, 2017. — Reuters pic

Tourists catch roosters during an event to celebrate the upcoming Chinese Lunar New Year of Rooster at a farm in Guangzhou, Guangdong province, China, January 24, 2017. — Reuters pic Read More view gallery

‘Hang Pi Mana’ sarat nasihat, Khalifah mahu berdakwah dalam lagu (VIDEO)

OLEH DIYANA IBRAHIM
January 24, 2017

KUALA LUMPUR, 24 Jan — Kumpulan rock Khalifah, terkenal dengan Hang Pi Mana, berazam meneruskan lagu berunsur nasihat sebagai salah satu cara berdakwah. Yabang, vokalis kumpulan berkata, lagu yang memenangi persembahan terbaik di Anugerah Juara Lagu (AJL) itu turut membawa mesej nasihat kepada anak-anak agar menghormati ibu... Selanjutnya

Seorang pekerja memperindahkan perkarangan Dewan Sri Pinang di George Town dengan hiasan untuk menyambut Tahun Baru Cina Sabtu ini, 24 Januari 2017. ― Foto Bernama

Seorang pekerja memperindahkan perkarangan Dewan Sri Pinang di George Town dengan hiasan untuk menyambut Tahun Baru Cina Sabtu ini, 24 Januari 2017. ― Foto Bernama

Coelho, local authors condemn books seizure in east Libya

January 24, 2017

LIBYA, Jan 24 ― Brazilian novelist Paulo Coelho joined more than 100 Libyan writers and intellectuals yesterday in condemning security forces for seizing books deemed “erotic” or anti-Islamic. Coelho's books were among those seized by authorities in the eastern Libyan town of Marj over the weekend. Security forces there published a... Read more

Reuters Video: Oldest Tintin book gets new colours
Tintin fans gather on Brussels' Grand Place to meet the Belgian reporter 'in person' as the oldest book of his adventures is to be published in colour for the first time. Saskia O'Donoghue reports. — Reuters Read More