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Ali Rustam mocks PAS, PKR over Guan Eng’s ‘fatwa’ on ‘Allah’

Adorably confused baby meets twins
This toddler named Landon is adorably confused after meeting baby twins for the very first time. His reaction during the encounter is priceless! Read More

BY YISWAREE PALANSAMY
December 20, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 20 — Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng is able to tell the state’s non-Muslims they may use the word “Allah” because allies PAS and PKR are afraid to... Read more

French airline ex-boss alleges MH370 shot down by US air force

December 20, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 20 ― Another former airline boss has alleged of conspiracy in the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines (MAS) Flight MH370, with the latest claiming that the jetliner was possibly shot down by US military after it was “hacked”. Marc Dugain, an author and the former head of the now-defunct French-based Proteus Airlines, said... Read more

Fire and Rescue Department personnel help steer transfer a family affected by the floods in Kampung Bukit Tadok, to a nearby shelter in Hulu Terengganu, December 20, 2014. ― Bernama pic

Fire and Rescue Department personnel help steer transfer a family affected by the floods in Kampung Bukit Tadok, to a nearby shelter in Hulu Terengganu, December 20, 2014. ― Bernama pic

Thailand in talks with Japan for railways revamp

December 20, 2014

BANGKOK, Dec 20 ― Thailand is talking to Japan with a view to building three rail routes in the Southeast Asian country, a Thai minister said today, the latest move by its military government to kick-start long-delayed plans to modernise its aging rail network. Thailand wants three new lines connecting the capital, Bangkok, with cities in... Read more

An employee arranges Russian-made golden chains at a jewellery shop of the Krastsvetmet non-ferrous metals plant company in Russia

An employee arranges Russian-made golden chains at a jewellery shop of the Krastsvetmet non-ferrous metals plant company in Russia's Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, December 20, 2014. — Reuters pic

Guardiola gets early Xmas cheer as Bayern claim more records

December 20, 2014

BERLIN, Dec 20 — Even perfectionist Pep Guardiola could not fail to be impressed with Bayern Munich’s spectacular performance in the first half of the Bundesliga season to finish 2014 with more league records. Arjen Robben’s last-minute winner sealed Bayern’s 2-1 comeback victory at Mainz as yesterday’s battling display further extended Bayern’s huge lead. Regardless of the weekend’s results, Bayern will go into the Bundesliga’s winter... Read more

Japan, South Korea publicly deride Sony hack

December 20, 2014

TOKYO, Dec 20 — Japan and South Korea condemned a hacking attack on Sony Pictures that the United States has blamed on North Korea and said they would cooperate in international efforts against cyber-crime as asked for by Washington. The government of China, North Korea’s only major ally, has yet to respond to the US call, but a state-run... Read more

A female student chants slogans with others to condemn the attack by Taliban gunmen on the Army Public School in Peshawar, during a rally in Lahore December 19, 2014. — Reuters pic

A female student chants slogans with others to condemn the attack by Taliban gunmen on the Army Public School in Peshawar, during a rally in Lahore December 19, 2014. — Reuters pic Read More

Your favourite Inside Scoop ice-cream is now available at USJ Taipan

By Lee Khang Yi
December 20, 2014

SUBANG JAYA, Dec 20 — Since it opened its doors last year in Bangsar, Inside Scoop has become one of KL’s much loved ice-cream shops. Today, Inside Scoop opens its third outlet in USJ Taipan.  The pull-factor for their fans is their lusciously smooth ice-cream, in local favourite flavours like durian and cempedak. Pair it with their fluffy... Read more

Pictures of the Day

Inside Scoop opens new branch at USJ Taipan

  • An outside area in front of Inside Scoop

    An outside area in front of Inside Scoop's new branch at USJ Taipan lets you sit and watch people come by for ice-cream. — Picture by Choo Choy May Read More

  • The menu at Inside Scoop

    The menu at Inside Scoop's USJ Taipan branch is the same like all their other outlets. For a decadent treat, try the rich Valrhona chocolate or the XO brandy soaked cranberries. — Picture by Choo Choy May Read More

  • Friendly faces behind Inside Scoop (from left) Desmond Leong Hon Mun, Natalie Yap, Chew Swee Rong, Osla Chan, Lim Shiew Li and Jing Xian. — Picture by Choo Choy May

    Friendly faces behind Inside Scoop (from left) Desmond Leong Hon Mun, Natalie Yap, Chew Swee Rong, Osla Chan, Lim Shiew Li and Jing Xian. — Picture by Choo Choy May Read More

  • With 12 different flavours including Valrhona chocolate, XO cranberry and pistachio, customers are spoilt for choice at Inside Scoop. — Picture by Choo Choy May

    With 12 different flavours including Valrhona chocolate, XO cranberry and pistachio, customers are spoilt for choice at Inside Scoop. — Picture by Choo Choy May Read More

  • The fluffy waffles can be paired with one, two or even triple scoops of ice-cream, like this refreshing blood orange sorbet and Valrhona chocolate. — Picture by Choo Choy May

    The fluffy waffles can be paired with one, two or even triple scoops of ice-cream, like this refreshing blood orange sorbet and Valrhona chocolate. — Picture by Choo Choy May Read More

  • The made-to-order waffles at Inside Scoop are made with a buttermilk mixture that gives it a light airy texture. — Picture by Choo Choy May

    The made-to-order waffles at Inside Scoop are made with a buttermilk mixture that gives it a light airy texture. — Picture by Choo Choy May Read More

  • Inside Scoop

    Inside Scoop's Subang branch is divided into two types of seating areas: conventional tables and chairs and a communal lounge area. — Picture by Choo Choy May Read More

  • The grass is greener at this side where you can lounge and relish your ice-cream. — Picture by Choo Choy May

    The grass is greener at this side where you can lounge and relish your ice-cream. — Picture by Choo Choy May Read More

First wedding, next kids… Clooney is a changed man

December 20, 2014

LOS ANGELES, Dec 20 — Amal Clooney has apparently changed husband George’s mind when it comes to children. The newlywed couple, who tied the knot in a lavish Italian ceremony in September, sparked pregnancy rumours recently when 36-year-old Amal was spotted with what looked like a baby bump. Their representative denied the report, but... Read more

Cover Media Video: Cinderella gets a makeover
Disney's Cinderella is a live action retelling of the classic fairy tale about a servant step-daughter who wins the heart of a prince. -- Cover Media Read More

Rolls-Royce unveils its latest bespoke collection of limited edition cars

December 20, 2014

NEW YORK, Dec 20 — The luxury car maker is ending the year on a bespoke high with the Suhail Collection, its first limited edition collection that encompasses its entire family of cars. Typically, when Rolls-Royce creates a very special edition, it is confined to a specific model, but for the first time ever a bespoke model will come in... Read more

A man looks at a Sport Sedan Concept car by automobile maker Nissan at a showroom in Yokohama, south of Tokyo, December 20, 2014. — Reuters pic

A man looks at a Sport Sedan Concept car by automobile maker Nissan at a showroom in Yokohama, south of Tokyo, December 20, 2014. — Reuters pic

Viral video: Adorable baby meets twins

December 20, 2014

NEW YORK, Dec 20 — This toddler named Landon is adorably confused after meeting baby twins for the very first time. His reaction during the encounter is priceless!

Children play soccer in a public park in downtown Havana December 20, 2014. ― Reuters pic

Children play soccer in a public park in downtown Havana December 20, 2014. ― Reuters pic

Atari Fit, a gamified fitness app with incentives

December 20, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 20 — Gaming company Atari has announced that a gamified fitness app called Atari Fit will be available for mobile devices in January. To create the app, Atari joined forces with Michael Porter, a US National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) certified personal trainer and performance enhancement specialist. Porter... Read more

A visitor takes pictures of the country house estate in the village of Grabovnica near Cazma, central Croatia December 20, 2014. — Reuters pic

A visitor takes pictures of the country house estate in the village of Grabovnica near Cazma, central Croatia December 20, 2014. — Reuters pic

London mayor gives nod of approval for ‘garden bridge’

December 20, 2014

LONDON, Dec 20 ― The project to create a garden bridge over the River Thames between Waterloo Bridge and Blackfriars got the final go-ahead today (Saturday,) with the office of the London mayor announcing construction could start in 2015. “Construction of a new Garden Bridge over the River Thames could begin next year after the scheme was... Read more

A man sells waffles from a food cart after sunset in the Manhattan borough of New York, December 20, 2014. ― Reuters pic

A man sells waffles from a food cart after sunset in the Manhattan borough of New York, December 20, 2014. ― Reuters pic

Rob Teigen takes two top-spots on Amazon’s holiday best sellers list

December 19, 2014

NEW YORK, Dec 19 — It sounds like the usual setup for a knock-knock joke: Who is the best-selling author on all of Amazon.com this holiday season? Rob Elliott. Rob Elliott who? Yet it’s no laughing matter for Rob Teigen, a father of five in Grand Rapids, Michigan who, under the pen name Rob Elliott, currently owns the No 1 and No 2 spots on... Read more

A member of the Sikh community reads a holy book during a prayer service for the victims of the attack by Taliban gunmen on the Army Public School in Peshawar, at Gurdwara Guru Nanak Shah Karachi December 20, 2014. — Reuters pic

A member of the Sikh community reads a holy book during a prayer service for the victims of the attack by Taliban gunmen on the Army Public School in Peshawar, at Gurdwara Guru Nanak Shah Karachi December 20, 2014. — Reuters pic