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Malaysia will co-operate in all 1MDB probes, Najib promises

September 27, 2016

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 27 — Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak gave an assurance today to  co-operate with the US and other international authorities investigating allegations of fund misappropriations from state-owned 1 Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB). “We are equally concerned about good governance in Malaysia and the rule of... Read more

Penang Institute’s Freedom of Information forum discusses the Freedom of Information (FOI) laws of Penang and Selangor, September 27, 2016. — Picture by KE Ooi

Penang Institute’s Freedom of Information forum discusses the Freedom of Information (FOI) laws of Penang and Selangor, September 27, 2016. — Picture by KE Ooi Read More

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Hot air ballooning in Galway, Ireland

Hot air ballooning in Galway, Ireland

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Hot air balloons fly during the Irish hot air ballooning championships in Galway, Ireland September 27, 2016. — Reuters pic

Hot air ballooning in Galway, Ireland
Snaps from Prince William and Kate Middleton’s tour of Canada

Snaps from Prince William and Kate Middleton’s tour of Canada

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From left: Britain’s Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William and British Columbia Premier Christy Clark listen to a conservation officer during a tour of the Great Bear Rainforest in Bella Bella, British Columbia, Canada September 27, 2016. — Reuters pic

Snaps from Prince William and Kate Middleton’s tour of Canada
These pictures of surfing dogs will make your day

These pictures of surfing dogs will make your day

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A dog rides a wave during the Surf City Surf Dog competition in Huntington Beach, California September 26, 2016. — Reuters pic

These pictures of surfing dogs will make your day
Missoni makes a mark at Milan Fashion Week

Missoni makes a mark at Milan Fashion Week

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A model presents a creation at the Missoni fashion show during Milan Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2017 in Milan, Italy September 26, 2016. — Reuters pic

Missoni makes a mark at Milan Fashion Week
Prince George, Princess Charlotte on maiden visit to Canada

Prince George, Princess Charlotte on maiden visit to Canada

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Britain’s Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, holds the hand of her son Prince George while carrying Princess Charlotte as they arrive at the Victoria International Airport September 24, 2016. — Reuters pic

Prince George, Princess Charlotte on maiden visit to Canada
Islam’s ‘vagabonds’: Sufi Muslims in New York

Islam’s ‘vagabonds’: Sufi Muslims in New York

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Habiba Farah and other Sufis whirl in devotion at a lodge in New York’s Tribeca neighbourhood. — Picture by Nicole Craine/The New York Times

Islam’s ‘vagabonds’: Sufi Muslims in New York

Pakistan warns of ‘water war’ with India if decades-old treaty violated

September 27, 2016

NEW DELHI, Sept 27 — Pakistan would treat it as “an act of war” if India revoked the Indus Water Treaty regulating river flows between the two nations, Pakistan’s top foreign official said today. Tension has been mounting between the nuclear-armed neighbours since at least 18 Indian soldiers in the disputed Kashmir region were... Read more

A motorcyclist rides past advertisement banners damaged by Typhoon Megi in Hualien, eastern Taiwan September 27, 2016. — Reuters pic

A motorcyclist rides past advertisement banners damaged by Typhoon Megi in Hualien, eastern Taiwan September 27, 2016. — Reuters pic Read More

Odds turn against Allardyce keeping job as FA discusses sting

September 27, 2016

LONDON, Sept 27 — England manager Sam Allardyce is odds-on with bookmakers to lose his job following a newspaper sting that showed him ranting about a “corrupt” tax system, criticising the FA and seeking a lucrative role as an adviser in... Read more

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Malaysia eyes Germany’s mid-sized manufacturers

September 27, 2016

BERLIN, Sept 27 -– Having established strong ties with Germany’s multinational companies, Malaysia is now keen to also attract the country’s mid-sized manufacturers, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak today. Studies show that no other country has as many mid-sized global market leaders as Germany, which has a population of... Read more

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak and German Chancellor Angela Merkel at a joint press conference at the Federal Chancellery in Berlin September 27, 2016. Najib arrived yesterday for a three-day visit. — Bernama pic

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak and German Chancellor Angela Merkel at a joint press conference at the Federal Chancellery in Berlin September 27, 2016. Najib arrived yesterday for a three-day visit. — Bernama pic Read More

A big change just hit the world of sake, what you need to know

September 27, 2016

WASHINGTON, Sept 27 — Earlier this month the US Department of Agriculture announced a change in international policy that will change the way American consumers drink and buy sake. From now on, in the US, “Japanese sake” will be protected under the Geographic Indicators laws — the same ones that say Champagne can come from only one... Read more

A Pepsi truck is shown in Charlotte, North Carolina September 27, 2016. — Reuters pic

A Pepsi truck is shown in Charlotte, North Carolina September 27, 2016. — Reuters pic

Reunion tour on the cards for Oasis? (VIDEO)

September 27, 2016

LONDON, Sept 27 — Rumors of an Oasis reunion tour are starting to fly, as UK bookies slash the odds of the band reforming in the next year, reports NME. Bookies' odds are currently 3/1 of the band getting back together before the end of 2016, and are the same for them reuniting in 2018. A 2019 reunion appears to be slightly less likely... Read more

Hugh Laurie plays a doctor in ‘Chance’ on Hulu
Watch the teaser for the Hulu Original series ‘Chance’, starring Hugh Laurie, premiering Wednesday, October 19. Read More

New Jeep Compass out to conquer the global SUV market

September 27, 2016

PARIS, Sept 27 — Fiat Chrysler has taken the wraps off a new compact SUV that it hopes will be a hit in 100 markets around the world. The Compass will offer class-leading all-wheel-drive off road ability despite its diminutive dimensions — when it goes on sale in 2017 it will slot between the Renegade and the Cherokee in Jeep’s... Read more

Prince Albert II of Monaco poses during the official presentation of the Venturi electric Formula E car for the 2016-2017 season in Monaco September 27, 2016. — Reuters pic

Prince Albert II of Monaco poses during the official presentation of the Venturi electric Formula E car for the 2016-2017 season in Monaco September 27, 2016. — Reuters pic

Poor exercise habits may follow teens into adulthood

September 27, 2016

NEW YORK, Sept 27 — Most American teenagers don’t get enough exercise, and they often stick with their sedentary ways as they enter adulthood, a US study suggests. More than 9 in 10 adolescents fail to get the minimum 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous daily physical activity recommended by the US Centres for Disease Control and... Read more

Reuters Video: Indian man bitten by python while posing for selfie
While posing for a photograph with a captured python in Rajasthan, Ashok Bishnoi is bitten on the neck after getting too close to the snake. — Reuters Read More

Xiaomi guns for Apple with Mi 5S Plus launch

September 27, 2016

NEW YORK, Sept 27 — Xiaomi Corp. took the wraps off its strongest contender yet to the iPhone, a 2,599 yuan (RM1,610) plus-sized device with dual cameras and a pressure-sensitive screen that’s less than half the price of Apple Inc.’s top-of-the-line model. With the 5.7-inch Mi 5S Plus, Xiaomi, once known as a purveyor of inexpensive... Read more

Los Angeles Police Department information technology bureau officer Jim Stover displays the body camera used by the LAPD in Los Angeles in this photo released September 27, 2016. — Reuters pic

Los Angeles Police Department information technology bureau officer Jim Stover displays the body camera used by the LAPD in Los Angeles in this photo released September 27, 2016. — Reuters pic

For US$16,000, you can hunt with eagles in the wilds of Mongolia

by Justin Ocean
September 27, 2016

NEW YORK, Sept 27 — Every October in Mongolia, among the high-altitude crags of the Altai Mountains, the ancient nomadic tradition of falconry comes to life. The area is home to the native burkitshi, who have trained eagles to aid in their hunting expeditions. Now you can join in. Jalsa Urubshurow, founder of Nomadic Expeditions and the... Read more

Tourists play with cats at Parque Kenedy in Miraflores district of Lima, Peru September 27, 2016. — Reuters pic

Tourists play with cats at Parque Kenedy in Miraflores district of Lima, Peru September 27, 2016. — Reuters pic

Dr M cadang Muhyiddin jadi PM jika pembangkang menang PRU

September 27, 2016

KUALA LUMPUR, 27 Sept ― Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad telah menamakan Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin sebagai bakal perdana menteri sekiranya pembangkang menang dalam pilihan raya umum akan datang. Mantan perdana menteri itu bagaimanapun berkata cadangan itu bergantung kepada keadaan semasa, bergantung kepada perlantikan Muhyiddin sebagai presiden... Selanjutnya

Tukang jahit P. Rajoo gigih membuat kerja-kerja menjahit di kedainya yang terletak di persimpangan Jalan Kapitan Kling dan Lebuh Chulia di George Town, Pulau Pinang 27 September 2016. ― Foto Bernama

Tukang jahit P. Rajoo gigih membuat kerja-kerja menjahit di kedainya yang terletak di persimpangan Jalan Kapitan Kling dan Lebuh Chulia di George Town, Pulau Pinang 27 September 2016. ― Foto Bernama

Canada’s Giller literary prize shortlist includes Booker finalist

September 27, 2016

TORONTO, Sept 27 — The shortlist for this year’s Scotiabank Giller Prize, Canada’s richest fiction award, includes writer Madeleine Thien, who is also a finalist for the Man Booker Prize, considered one of the world's most prestigious. Thien, based in Montreal, was nominated for her 2016 novel, Do Not Say We Have Nothing, which is... Read more

The last book of former Pope Benedict

The last book of former Pope Benedict 'The last conversations' in seen in a library in Rome, Italy, September 27, 2016. — Reuters pic