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Bloomberg Video: Singapore raises GST to 9pc
S. Iswaran, Singapore Minister for Trade & Industry discusses Singapore raising its goods and services tax to 9 per cent. He speaks on ‘Bloomberg Markets.’ — Bloomberg Read More

February 20, 2018

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 20 — Malaysia’s 4G mobile internet service is among the slowest of 88 countries surveyed, according to a report by UK-based wireless coverage mapping... Read more

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DPM: Malaysia, Indonesia meet over maid ban postponed

By REENA RAJ
February 20, 2018

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 20 — The scheduled meeting between Malaysia and Indonesia’s Ministry of Manpower to discuss the potential ban on maids has been postponed to a yet-to-be-determined date. Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamid told Malay Mail that the meet was supposed to take place today; however, it has since been... Read more

In a photo released today, Professor Datuk Mokhtar Saidin looks on as assistants examine recently discovered cannons near the entrance to Fort Cornwallis in George Town February 19, 2018. — Picture by Sayuti Zainudin

In a photo released today, Professor Datuk Mokhtar Saidin looks on as assistants examine recently discovered cannons near the entrance to Fort Cornwallis in George Town February 19, 2018. — Picture by Sayuti Zainudin Read More

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Sophia Webster’s latest accessories at London Fashion Week

Sophia Webster’s latest accessories at London Fashion Week

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A model displays a creation during the Sophia Webster presentation at London Fashion Week, in London February 20, 2018. ― Reuters pic

Sophia Webster’s latest accessories at London Fashion Week
‘Red Sparrow’ premieres in London

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Actor Jeremy Irons arrives for the European premiere of ‘Red Sparrow’ in London February 20, 2018. ― Reuters pic

‘Red Sparrow’ premieres in London
At the Bafta Film Awards 2018

At the Bafta Film Awards 2018

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Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attend the British Academy of Film and Television Awards (Bafta) at the Royal Albert Hall in London February 19, 2018. ― Reuters pic

At the Bafta Film Awards 2018
At the Temperley London show at London Fashion Week

At the Temperley London show at London Fashion Week

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Models display creations during the Temperley London show at London Fashion Week, in London February 19, 2018. ― Reuters pic

At the Temperley London show at London Fashion Week
The 134th Carnival of Nice

The 134th Carnival of Nice

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A float with giant figures of British Prime Minister Theresa May and US President Donald Trump is paraded through the crowd during the 134th Carnival parade in Nice February 17, 2018. ― Reuters pic

The 134th Carnival of Nice
London Fashion Week 2018

London Fashion Week 2018

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Models display creations during the Bora Aksu show at London Fashion Week, in London February 16, 2018. ― Reuters pic

London Fashion Week 2018

Mueller charges lawyer with false statements in Russia probe

February 20, 2018

WASHINGTON, Feb 20 — The U.S. special counsel who is investigating alleged Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election has charged an attorney with lying about his communications with Rick Gates, a former aide to Donald Trump’s campaign. Special Counsel Robert Mueller unsealed criminal charges today against lawyer Alex Van... Read more

Nikolas Cruz, facing 17 charges of premeditated murder in the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, appears in court for a status hearing in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, February 20, 2018. — Reuters pic

Nikolas Cruz, facing 17 charges of premeditated murder in the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, appears in court for a status hearing in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, February 20, 2018. — Reuters pic Read More

How to stop Sanchez? Tie him up, says Sevilla coach Montella

February 20, 2018

SEVILLE, Feb 20 — Sevilla coach Vincenzo Montella joked he might have to use a novel approach to dealing with the threat of Alexis Sanchez when his team come up against Manchester United in the Champions League tomorrow. “Manchester have... Read more

North Korean cheerleaders perform near the Medals Plaza in Pyeongchang, South Korea February 20, 2018. — Reuters pic

North Korean cheerleaders perform near the Medals Plaza in Pyeongchang, South Korea February 20, 2018. — Reuters pic Read More

S&P, Dow falter after six days of gains as Walmart weighs

February 20, 2018

NEW YORK, Feb 20 — The S&P and the Dow slipped after six straight days of gains today, hurt by disappointing quarterly results from Walmart and a rise in bond yields. Shares of the world’s biggest brick-and-mortar retailer <WMT.N> fell more than 9 per cent after the company reported a lower-than-expected profit and posted a sharp drop... Read more

Construction workers walk past a billboard of Trump Tower, a luxury apartment building, at a construction site in Kolkata February 20, 2018. — Reuters pic

Construction workers walk past a billboard of Trump Tower, a luxury apartment building, at a construction site in Kolkata February 20, 2018. — Reuters pic

Malaysian chefs clinch second spot at prestigious pastry competition

February 20, 2018

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 20 ― Local chefs Yap Kean Chuan and Lau Hwei Min did the nation proud recently after they came in second at the Mondial Des Arts Sucres (International Confectionary Arts Competition) held in Paris recently. Chef Yap Kean Chuan from the Academy of Pastry Arts Malaysia and chef Lau Hwei Min from Harold’s Academy were... Read more

American kids try Lebanese food for the first time
Watch what happens when YouTube channel HiHo Kids got a bunch of American kids to try Lebanese food for the first time. Read More

Disabled by alcohol — Van Sant brings cartoonist biopic to Berlin

February 20, 2018

BERLIN, Feb 20 — It was a role Robin Williams wanted to play in honour of his friend Superman actor Christopher Reeve — the true story of a quadriplegic who despite his disability makes his name as a talented cartoonist. But while Williams, who committed suicide in 2014, never got the chance to play the part, his interest in cartoonist... Read more

Reuters Video: Black Panther smashes box office, Hollywood norms
Black Panther’s record-setting opening weekend is being welcomed from Hollywood to Africa’s Nollywood for its portrayal of Africans and African-Americans in the first blockbuster featuring a black superhero and an almost entirely black cast. — Reuters Read More

Tesla delays, tax credit concerns spur sales of Chevy Bolts

February 18, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 18 — Some potential buyers of Tesla’s long-delayed Model 3 sedan are concerned that they will miss out on big federal tax breaks and are looking for alternatives, including General Motors Co’s Chevrolet Bolt, according to postings by would-be Tesla buyers on websites and interviews with GM dealers. Last week Tesla... Read more

A decorated motorcycle with plastic flowers is seen in Gangneung, South Korea February 20, 2018. — Reuters pic

A decorated motorcycle with plastic flowers is seen in Gangneung, South Korea February 20, 2018. — Reuters pic

Fashion firms dither over instant shopping on the catwalk

February 20, 2018

PARIS, Feb 20 ― Fashion labels may be falling over themselves to court young, smartphone-wielding shoppers, but there’s one millennial-inspired trend that is only catching on slowly: Catwalk shows where clothes are available to buy instantly rather than months later. The timing of product drops is becoming an experimental battlefield... Read more

Sheep graze on a cliff near the town of Itea, Greece, February 19, 2018. — Reuters pic

Sheep graze on a cliff near the town of Itea, Greece, February 19, 2018. — Reuters pic

North Korea cyber threat ‘more aggressive than China’, says US firm

February 20, 2018

SEOUL, Feb 20 — North Korean hackers are becoming more aggressive than their Chinese counterparts, a leading US cybersecurity firm warned today, as it identified a Pyongyang-linked group as an “advanced persistent threat”. It was the first time that FireEye had used the designation for a North Korean-based group. Analysts say the... Read more

Lufthansa tests humanoid robot ‘Josie Pepper’ at airport in Munich, Germany February 20, 2018. —Reuters pic

Lufthansa tests humanoid robot ‘Josie Pepper’ at airport in Munich, Germany February 20, 2018. —Reuters pic

Hotel launches ‘digital detox’ programme to encourage screenless play-time

February 20, 2018

NEW YORK, Feb 20 ― A hotel chain in the US has launched an experimental programme aimed at disconnecting smartphone addicts and reconnecting families. At select Wyndham Grand properties across the US, families who need a little bit of help reducing their screen time ― adults included ― can sign up for the new “Reconnected”... Read more

People wearing traditional costumes pose with Olympic rings and 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Paralympics mascot Bandabi in front of the main train station in Gangneung, South Korea February 20, 2018. ― Reuters pic

People wearing traditional costumes pose with Olympic rings and 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Paralympics mascot Bandabi in front of the main train station in Gangneung, South Korea February 20, 2018. ― Reuters pic

Lebih 200 tahun, dua meriam King George III ditemui

February 20, 2018

GEORGE TOWN, 20 Feb — Dua meriam lama ditemukan semasa kerja-kerja ekskavasi dijalankan pada struktur pertahanan luar dan terusan yang mengelilingi Kota Cornwallis, di sini semalam — penemuan yang bakal mengubah interpretasi awal Kota Cornwallis itu sendiri. Pengarah Pusat Penyelidikan Arkeologi Global Universiti  Sains Malaysia (USM),... Selanjutnya

Sebuah lori muatan pasir terbabas di Kilometer 7.6 Jambatan Pulau Pinang yang menghala ke George Town 20 Februari 2018. — Foto Bernama

Sebuah lori muatan pasir terbabas di Kilometer 7.6 Jambatan Pulau Pinang yang menghala ke George Town 20 Februari 2018. — Foto Bernama Artikel Penuh

New chapter: A landmark move for Greece’s national library

February 20, 2018

ATHENS, Feb 20 ― Wearing masks and gloves, specialised staff gingerly place their treasured cargo inside wheeled, shock-absorbing boxes for a historic trip to the other end of Athens in the biggest book move in Greek history. From January until April, the National Library of Greece is moving root and branch, out of its 100-year-old home... Read more

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, with Chief Executive of the British Fashion Council, Caroline Rush and Conde Nast Artistic Director, Anna Wintour, view fashion designs at a reception to celebrate the Commonwealth Fashion Exchange at Buckingham Palace in London February 20, 2018. — Reuters pic

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, with Chief Executive of the British Fashion Council, Caroline Rush and Conde Nast Artistic Director, Anna Wintour, view fashion designs at a reception to celebrate the Commonwealth Fashion Exchange at Buckingham Palace in London February 20, 2018. — Reuters pic