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Is there religious freedom in Malaysia? Survey shows one in 10 says no

Final ‘Valerian’ trailer takes a look at city of a thousand planets
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May 26, 2017

KUALA LUMPUR, May 26 ― A recent national survey by market research firm Kajidata showed that around one in 10 Malaysians did not agree that religious freedom is practised... Read more

Umno Malays loves Chinese the most, party info chief claims

May 26, 2017

KUALA LUMPUR, May 26 ― Umno information chief Tan Sri Annuar Musa asserted today that the Malay nationalist party loves the country’s ethnic Chinese minority the most. To support his assertion, he said Chinese Malaysians were allowed to practise their own culture here with Umno’s “blessings”, news portal Malaysiakini... Read more

Former Kuala Lumpur CID chief Datuk Ku Chin Wah (left) and his lawyer Datuk Geethan Ram Vincent (right) at the Sessions Court in Kuala Lumpur May 26, 2017. — Bernama pic

Former Kuala Lumpur CID chief Datuk Ku Chin Wah (left) and his lawyer Datuk Geethan Ram Vincent (right) at the Sessions Court in Kuala Lumpur May 26, 2017. — Bernama pic Read More

Gal Gadot premieres ‘Wonder Woman’ in LA

Gal Gadot premieres ‘Wonder Woman’ in LA

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Cast member Gal Gadot poses at the premiere of ‘Wonder Woman’ in Los Angeles, California May 26, 2017. — Reuters pic

Gal Gadot premieres ‘Wonder Woman’ in LA
At the 2017 Miss Iraq Pageant

At the 2017 Miss Iraq Pageant

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Participants wait for judges to determine the winner of Miss Iraq during the final round of judging in Baghdad, Iraq May 26, 2017. — Reuters pic

At the 2017 Miss Iraq Pageant
A look at Vietnam’s spirit mediums

A look at Vietnam’s spirit mediums

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Medium An Chinh (centre), is seen during a Hau Dong performance at the Viet Theatre in Hanoi, Vietnam in this picture released May 26, 2017. — Reuters pic

A look at Vietnam’s spirit mediums
The 2017 Cannes Film Festival Celebrity amfAR Gala

The 2017 Cannes Film Festival Celebrity amfAR Gala

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Chris Tucker, Uma Thurman, Jury members Jessica Chastain and Will Smith conduct an auction at the amfAR’s Cinema Against AIDS 2017 event at the 70th Cannes Film Festival in Antibes, France May 26, 2017. — Reuters pic

The 2017 Cannes Film Festival Celebrity amfAR Gala
The new Kia Optima GT

The new Kia Optima GT

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Kia will market the Optima only in GT trim for Malaysia. — Picture by Jerrica Leong

The new Kia Optima GT
At the Vivid Sydney 2017 dazzling light festival

At the Vivid Sydney 2017 dazzling light festival

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The Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge can be seen behind a man standing in front of an illuminated waratah flower installation during a preview at the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney for the upcoming Vivid Sydney festival of light and sound in Sydney May 25, 2017. — Reuters pic

At the Vivid Sydney 2017 dazzling light festival

France to ‘do everything we can’ to help Britain fight terror, Macron says

May 26, 2017

PARIS, May 26 — President Emmanuel Macron today vowed France’s total support for Britain’s fight against terrorism after the Manchester attack as he met Prime Minister Theresa May at the G7 summit.  “We will be here to cooperate and do everything we can in order to increase this cooperation at the European level, in order to do more... Read more

Motorbike and scooter riders arrive in St Ann

Motorbike and scooter riders arrive in St Ann's Square to pay their respect for the victims of the Manchester Arena attack in central Manchester May 26, 2017. — Reuters pic Read More

FA Cup win can’t mask Arsenal hurt, says Oxlade-Chamberlain

May 26, 2017

LONDON, May 26 — Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain said winning tomorrow’s FA Cup final would not banish the hurt of Arsenal missing out on the Champions League. The England midfielder, 23, is in contention for a place against champions Chelsea at... Read more

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Sharp forecasts first profit in four years, confirms Toshiba chip bid

May 26, 2017

CHIBA, May 26 ― Japan’s Sharp Corp today forecast its first net profit in four years following cost-cutting under new Taiwanese owner Hon Hai Precision Industry Co Ltd (Foxconn), and said it would resume making active investments. With Foxconn turning around the struggling liquid crystal display (LCD) maker since last year’s US$3.8... Read more

A TV camera is seen outside the headquarters of the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (Opec) in Vienna May 26, 2017. ― Reuters pic

A TV camera is seen outside the headquarters of the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (Opec) in Vienna May 26, 2017. ― Reuters pic Read More

As high-end restaurants go belly up, US chefs embrace bar hybrids

By Kate Krader
May 26, 2017

NEW YORK, May 26 — These are troubling times for restaurant regulars like me in big cities such as New York and San Francisco. Up and down Manhattan, storied dining rooms have closed their doors this year, from Isabella’s on the Upper West Side to Public in SoHo. The Lower East Side staple Schiller’s Liquor Bar, from restauranteur... Read more

Bloomberg Video: Why Asia’s best restaurant is closing its doors
Bangkok’s Gaggan has been voted Asia’s best restaurant three years in a row but it’s shutting down. — Bloomberg Read More

Mark Hamill wasn’t happy with Luke’s storyline in ‘The Last Jedi’

May 26, 2017

LOS ANGELES, May 26 — Mark Hamill apparently had a few issues with the way Luke Skywalker’s character had been envisioned in The Last Jedi. Speaking to Vanity Fair recently, Hamill opened up about his reaction to Luke’s character and admitted he was disgruntled after reading what writer/director Rian Johnson had planned. “I at one... Read more

Gru embraces the dark side in new ‘Despicable Me 3’ clip
Check out this totally hilarious new trailer for ‘Despicable Me 3’ that offers more footage from the film. Read More

Shell Helix, Waze launch accident-prone spots alerts in time for festive season

May 26, 2017

KUALA LUMPUR, May 26 — Shell Lubricants Malaysia, through its market-leading Shell Helix brand of motor oil, has teamed up with Waze, the popular traffic and navigation app, to launch Asia’s first accident-prone spots alerts. The collaboration between the two brands is aimed at making the roads safer for drivers this coming Ramadan and... Read more

An undated handout of Shell Lubricants

An undated handout of Shell Lubricants' Alex Lim (right) and Waze's Edward Ling at the launch of Asia’s first accident-prone spots alerts. The collaboration between the two brands is aimed at making the roads safer for drivers this coming Ramadan and Aidilfitri season. Read More

Who welcomes most refugees? Most mistakenly think it’s the West

May 26, 2017

NEW YORK, May 26 — People surveyed on five continents mistakenly think wealthy Western countries are welcoming most refugees as the world grapples with its worst migration crisis in decades, a survey showed yesterday. With more people than ever fleeing home since World War Two, most respondents thought the United States, France and... Read more

When a hunter becomes the hunted
An Ontario bowhunter was charged by a black bear, but walked away with only ‘a bruised elbow and ego’ after wrestling it off — and it was all caught on camera. Read More

What you should know about Apple Orchard Road ahead of its May 27 opening

May 26, 2017

SINGAPORE, May 26 — The Apple store at Orchard Road — officially known as Apple Orchard Road — will open its doors to the public tomorrow at 10am. At a media preview yesterday, Apple Retail senior marketing director Denny Tuza said he believes the it “will be among the most popular in the world”. Here’s what you should know... Read more

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg acknowledges a cheer from the crowd before receiving an honorary Doctor of Laws degree, during the 366th Commencement Exercises at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, May 25, 2017. — Reuters pic

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg acknowledges a cheer from the crowd before receiving an honorary Doctor of Laws degree, during the 366th Commencement Exercises at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, May 25, 2017. — Reuters pic Read More

Singapore Airlines now part of expedited screening programme in US

May 26, 2017

SINGAPORE, May 26 — Passengers on Singapore Airlines (SIA) can now opt to go through security checks faster when travelling from more than 180 airports in the US, if they join an expedited screening programme. SIA is among seven new airlines to join the programme, called TSA PreCheck, the United States Transportation Security... Read more

A pedestrian walks under a tree along a footpath on an Autumn day in central Sydney May 26, 2017. ― Reuters pic

A pedestrian walks under a tree along a footpath on an Autumn day in central Sydney May 26, 2017. ― Reuters pic

Dulu pembangkang tuduh, kini Umno bawa ‘hantu’ ke SPR

May 26, 2017

SHAH ALAM, 26 Mei — Mendakwa wujud pengundi hantu di Dewan Undangan Negeri (DUN) Sekinchan, Datuk Seri Jamal Yunos tampil membuat bantahan. Ketua Umno Sungai Besar itu kali ini tampil bersama zombi ke pejabat Suruhanjaya Pilihan Raya Selangor di sini mendakwa pertambahan pengundi di DUN tersebut. “PRU11 menang hanya berapa ratus,... Selanjutnya

Sultan Kedah, Tuanku Sultan Abdul Halim Mu

Sultan Kedah, Tuanku Sultan Abdul Halim Mu'adzam Shah menerima Piala FA yang dipersembahkan oleh ketua pasukan bola sepak Kedah, Khairul Helmi Johari (tengah) dan Baddrol Bakhtiar (kanan) pada Majlis Santapan Malam Meraikan Pasukan Bola Sepak Kedah Menjuarai Piala FA 2017 di Istana Anak Bukit, 26 Mei 2017. ― Foto Bernama Artikel Penuh

Amazon opens first brick and mortar bookshop in New York (VIDEO)

May 26, 2017

NEW YORK, May 26 ― Online retail giant Amazon yesterday opened its first brick and mortar bookstore in New York, selling a limited range of its highest-rated books and letting customers browse products as in times gone by. Amazon, which launched as an online bookseller in 1995 but which now sells everything from designer clothes to... Read more

Reuters Video: Amazon’s newest book store opens in New York
The online retailer that put a lot of book stores out of business opened a book store in the US publishing capital. ― Reuters Read More