Last updated Saturday, April 18, 2015 02:54pm

The Lead Story

‘I don’t know’, Dr M says of working with Anwar again

Cover Media Video: Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones are together again!
Excellent news for Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones, as Douglas has revealed that they’ve officially back together and their marriage is back on track. — Cover Media Read More

By Ida Lim
April 18, 2015

KUALA LUMPUR, April 18 — Former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad claimed ignorance today of proposals for him to work together with his former deputy Datuk Seri Anwar... Read more

MMO-Recomn

Dr M: Unfair for me to comment on ‘my son’ Mukhriz

BY IDA LIM
April 18, 2015

KUALA LUMPUR, April 18 — Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today said he would be biased if he were to comment on calls for Kedah Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir to resign for having not yet declared support for Umno President Datuk Seri Najib Razak. Dr Mahathir said the fact that Mukhriz is his son makes it obvious that he cannot state his... Read more

Pictures of the Day

Tun Dr Mahathir at the International Forum on Peace with Justice

  • Tun Dr Mahatir delivers his keynote speech at the International Forum on Peace with Justice at the Putra World Trade Centre in Kuala Lumpur, April 18, 2015. — Picture by Saw Siow Feng

    Tun Dr Mahatir delivers his keynote speech at the International Forum on Peace with Justice at the Putra World Trade Centre in Kuala Lumpur, April 18, 2015. — Picture by Saw Siow Feng Read More

  • Tun Dr Mahathir responds to questions from reporters after delivering his keynote speech at an international forum in Putra World Trade Centre,  Kuala Lumpur, April 18, 2015. — Picture by Saw Siow Feng

    Tun Dr Mahathir responds to questions from reporters after delivering his keynote speech at an international forum in Putra World Trade Centre, Kuala Lumpur, April 18, 2015. — Picture by Saw Siow Feng Read More

  • Tun Dr Mahatir delivers his keynote speech at the International Forum on Peace with Justice at the Putra World Trade Centre in Kuala Lumpur, April 18, 2015. — Picture by Saw Siow Feng

    Tun Dr Mahatir delivers his keynote speech at the International Forum on Peace with Justice at the Putra World Trade Centre in Kuala Lumpur, April 18, 2015. — Picture by Saw Siow Feng Read More

  • Tun Dr Mahatir delivers his keynote speech at the International Forum on Peace with Justice at the Putra World Trade Centre in Kuala Lumpur, April 18, 2015. — Picture by Saw Siow Feng

    Tun Dr Mahatir delivers his keynote speech at the International Forum on Peace with Justice at the Putra World Trade Centre in Kuala Lumpur, April 18, 2015. — Picture by Saw Siow Feng Read More

  • Tun Dr Mahatir responds to a question at the International Forum on Peace with Justice at the Putra World Trade Centre in Kuala Lumpur, April 18, 2015. — Picture by Saw Siow Feng

    Tun Dr Mahatir responds to a question at the International Forum on Peace with Justice at the Putra World Trade Centre in Kuala Lumpur, April 18, 2015. — Picture by Saw Siow Feng Read More

  • Tun Dr Mahathir (centre) mingles with participants of an international forum in Putra World Trade Centre, Kuala Lumpur, April 18, 2015. — Picture by Saw Siow Feng

    Tun Dr Mahathir (centre) mingles with participants of an international forum in Putra World Trade Centre, Kuala Lumpur, April 18, 2015. — Picture by Saw Siow Feng Read More

  • Tun Dr Mahathir responds to questions from reporters after delivering his keynote speech at an international forum in Putra World Trade Centre,  Kuala Lumpur, April 18, 2015. — Picture by Saw Siow Feng

    Tun Dr Mahathir responds to questions from reporters after delivering his keynote speech at an international forum in Putra World Trade Centre, Kuala Lumpur, April 18, 2015. — Picture by Saw Siow Feng Read More

  • Tun Dr Mahathir smiles at a question posed by a reporter after delivering his keynote speech at an international forum in Putra World Trade Centre,  Kuala Lumpur, April 18, 2015. — Picture by Saw Siow Feng

    Tun Dr Mahathir smiles at a question posed by a reporter after delivering his keynote speech at an international forum in Putra World Trade Centre, Kuala Lumpur, April 18, 2015. — Picture by Saw Siow Feng Read More

  • Tun Dr Mahathir responds to questions from reporters after delivering his keynote speech at an international forum in Putra World Trade Centre,  Kuala Lumpur, April 18, 2015. — Picture by Saw Siow Feng

    Tun Dr Mahathir responds to questions from reporters after delivering his keynote speech at an international forum in Putra World Trade Centre, Kuala Lumpur, April 18, 2015. — Picture by Saw Siow Feng Read More

  • Tun Dr Mahathir (seated, centre) poses for a group photo with participants of an international forum in Putra World Trade Centre, Kuala Lumpur, April 18, 2015. — Picture by Saw Siow Feng

    Tun Dr Mahathir (seated, centre) poses for a group photo with participants of an international forum in Putra World Trade Centre, Kuala Lumpur, April 18, 2015. — Picture by Saw Siow Feng Read More

Crude oil caps biggest weekly gain in four years on rigs drop speculation

April 18, 2015

NEW YORK, April 18 — Oil capped the biggest weekly advance in more than four years in New York on speculation that the drop in US rigs will crimp production. Futures climbed 7.9 per cent this week amid expectations that the idling of US rigs is spurring a slowdown that will trim the global surplus. Shale output will fall in May, the Energy... Read more

A man holds a placard with images of Spain

A man holds a placard with images of Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy and former International Monetary Fund (IMF) chief Rodrigo Rato during a protest in front of People's Party (PP) headquarters in Madrid April 18, 2015. — Reuters pic Read More

Gerrard wants last hurrah for FA Cup glory

April 18, 2015

LONDON, April 18 — Steven Gerrard is gunning to lead Liverpool against fellow Premier League side Aston Villa in an FA Cup semi-final at London’s Wembley Stadium tomorrow. The Reds captain, in his final season, with the Anfield club, is available after missing Liverpool’s last three matches through suspension, having been sent off for stamping on Ander Herrera during a 2-1 league defeat at home to bitter rivals Manchester United on March... Read more

Australian police foil ‘IS-inspired’ terror attack by teenagers

April 18, 2015

MELBOURNE, April 18 — Teenagers inspired by the hardline Islamic State planned a major terrorism attack in the Australian city of Melbourne to mark the centenary next week of the ANZAC landings at Gallipoli during World War One, police said today. Five men aged 18 and 19 were detained in the city’s southeast in the early hours today in a... Read more

Displaced Sunni people, who fled the violence in the city of Ramadi, arrive at the outskirts of Baghdad, April 18, 2015. — Reuters pic

Displaced Sunni people, who fled the violence in the city of Ramadi, arrive at the outskirts of Baghdad, April 18, 2015. — Reuters pic

France, US are world’s top markets for rosé wine

April 17, 2015

PARIS, April 17 — The world’s leading producer and consumer of rosé wines, France is not the only country to succumb to the fruity and floral notes of this summery beverage. According to a study published by FranceAgriMer yesterday, April 16, the popularity of rosé wines is on the rise around the globe, and the US is the second largest... Read more

Picture released April 17, 2015 shows a woman sitting in an outdoor dining spot in downtown San Francisco, California. — Reuters pic

Picture released April 17, 2015 shows a woman sitting in an outdoor dining spot in downtown San Francisco, California. — Reuters pic

It’s official! Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones are back together (VIDEO)

April 18, 2015

LOS ANGELES, April 18 — Excellent news for Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones, as Douglas has revealed that they’ve officially back together and their marriage is back on track. — Cover Media

Reuters Video: James Franco examines self in life and art
James Franco, actor, director, writer, teacher and the star of the new film, 'The Adderall Diaries,' thrives on the variety of his multiple pursuits and has no plans to narrow his focus. — Reuters Read More

‘Gran Turismo 6’ video game adds new Volkswagen model to its fleet (VIDEO)

April 18, 2015

LOS ANGELES, April 18 — A veritable laboratory for automobile manufacturers around the world, the “Gran Turismo 6” video game just added a new model by Volkswagen to its fleet. The GTI Supersport Vision Gran Turismo joins a long list of virtual models specifically created for the franchise and downloadable by gamers for free. The GTI... Read more

Reuters Video: With a nod to its roots, a classic Skoda car gets a makeover
An award-winning Czech designer pays homage to a classic Skoda car model with his sleek, sporty tribute. — Reuters Read More

Zen app to help users find inner peace

April 18, 2015

SINGAPORE, April 18 — Stressed out and frustrated? Chronically jaded and listless? Or simply unhappy? If all those surveys and news reports are to be believed, that’s the state of Singaporeans these days. Perhaps Andy Puddicombe and Richard Pierson can help. The British duo are the founders of Headspace, a secular meditation mobile app that... Read more

People walk near a mural of the late Colombian Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez in downtown Bogota, April, 18, 2015. — Reuters pic

People walk near a mural of the late Colombian Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez in downtown Bogota, April, 18, 2015. — Reuters pic

Scientists develop world’s first self-powering camera (VIDEO)

April 18, 2015

NEW YORK, April 18 — This crude video represents a huge step forward in the field of digital imaging. It’s taken by the world’s first self-powering camera, using nothing but light. Developed by scientists at Columbia University in New York, the camera can take pictures indefinitely in a well-lit environment says team leader professor... Read more

Reuters Video: World's first self-powering camera
American scientists build a self-powering camera that captures images without using an external power source, allowing it to operate indefinitely in a well-lit environment. — Reuters Read More

All Nippon Airways unveil R2-D2 plane (VIDEO)

April 18, 2015

TOKYO, April 18 — It might not be the droid you’re looking for, but a plane painted to look like R2-D2 could be the next best thing for Star Wars fans awaiting the franchise’s reboot. Japan’s All Nippon Airways (ANA) has unveiled a Boeing 787 Dreamliner decorated to look like the small round robot that appears in every episode with his... Read more

People walk in Larcomar shopping mall in the Miraflores district of Lima April 18, 2015. — Reuters pic

People walk in Larcomar shopping mall in the Miraflores district of Lima April 18, 2015. — Reuters pic

Seven deals from the London Book Fair: Erica Jong, Dalai Lama, ‘Maestra’

April 18, 2015

LONDON, April 18 — The London Book Fair concluded Thursday, with the results of a week of pitches and deals indicating what we’ll see on bookshelves in the next few years. Among the highlights: Erica Jong brings back her iconic heroine, the Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu answer our burning questions and “Maestra” lands both a publisher and a... Read more

US President Barack Obama (right) embraces poet laureate Elizabeth Alexander after introducing her for a reading, in honor of National Poetry Month, in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, April 18, 2015. — Reuters pic

US President Barack Obama (right) embraces poet laureate Elizabeth Alexander after introducing her for a reading, in honor of National Poetry Month, in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, April 18, 2015. — Reuters pic