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PKR chief says still not convinced Penang needs snap polls, will continue talks

Reuters Video: Priest killed in French church, attackers dead
Two attackers killed a priest with a knife and seriously wounded another hostage in a church in northern France today (July 26) before being shot dead by French police. Nathan Frandino reports. — Reuters Read More

BY AIZYL AZLEE
July 27, 2016

PETALING JAYA, JULY 26 — PKR is unconvinced of the necessity to hold early elections in Penang, its president and Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail... Read more

1MDB says its 2013, 2014 audited financial statements should no longer be relied upon

July 26, 2016

KUALA LUMPUR, July 26 — 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) has decided that, as a precautionary measure, its 2013 and 2014 audited financial statements should no longer be relied upon by any party. The move is pending final and conclusive determination by a court of law of certain alleged facts, as described in the civil forfeiture... Read more

Selangor’s Adeline Chin Wei Koh Hui Ling and Koh Hui Yan in action during the three-metre synchronised springboard event during the 18th Sukma Games at the Aquatic Centre in Kuching, Sarawak, July 26, 2016. — Bernama pic

Selangor’s Adeline Chin Wei Koh Hui Ling and Koh Hui Yan in action during the three-metre synchronised springboard event during the 18th Sukma Games at the Aquatic Centre in Kuching, Sarawak, July 26, 2016. — Bernama pic

Ai Weiwei’s art from behind the bars

Ai Weiwei’s art from behind the bars

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A view of one of the dioramas contained inside iron boxes as part of the ‘S.A.C.R.E.D’ installation by Chinese artist Ai Weiwei during a media preview at the cathedral in Cuenca, Spain July 26, 2016. — Reuters pic

Ai Weiwei’s art from behind the bars
Spectacular images from an aerial exhibition in Spain

Spectacular images from an aerial exhibition in Spain

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People watch as the Spanish Air Force aerobatic group Patrulla Aspa flies over San Lorenzo beach during an aerial exhibition in Gijon, northern Spain July 25, 2016. — Reuters pic

Spectacular images from an aerial exhibition in Spain
Colourful cosplay at the 2016 San Diego Comic-Con

Colourful cosplay at the 2016 San Diego Comic-Con

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Gina Gianni of Chicago comes dressed as an animated Batgirl as she waits in a crowd to cross the street to attend the pop culture event Comic-Con International in San Diego, California, United States. — Reuters pic

Colourful cosplay at the 2016 San Diego Comic-Con
A bird’s eye view of Rio at night

A bird’s eye view of Rio at night

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An aerial view of the Olympic Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, less than two weeks before the start of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. — Reuters pic

A bird’s eye view of Rio at night
Inside Carmine Street Guitars in New York

Inside Carmine Street Guitars in New York

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Rick Kelly, owner of Carmine Street Guitars, poses for a picture at his shop in New York July 23, 2016. — Reuters pic

Inside Carmine Street Guitars in New York
Have you caught ‘Kabali’ fever yet?

Have you caught ‘Kabali’ fever yet?

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A fan with his body painted with an image of actor Rajinikanth poses outside a movie theatre showcasing the Tamil film ‘Kabali’ in Bengaluru July 22, 2016. — Reuters pic

Have you caught ‘Kabali’ fever yet?

Reuters Video: UK set to be Amazon drone zone?

Duration: 01:43, Published 26 Jul 2016

Hillary poised for nomination as Bill seeks Democrats’ unity

July 26, 2016

PHILADELPHIA, July 26 — Hillary Clinton stood poised to win her party’s presidential nomination today with husband Bill tasked with steeling fractious Democrats for the White House fight against Republican Donald Trump. She will be formally proclaimed the party’s nominee after a roll call vote at around 6pm (2200 GMT) at the... Read more

Reuters Video: Japan mass-stabbing nothing to do with Islamic State, authorities say
Japanese government officials say a mass stabbing at a home for disabled people in which at least 19 people were killed, is not related to Islamic State. Julie Noce reports. — Reuters Read More

Putin to farewell depleted Russian team ahead of Rio Games

July 26, 2016

MOSCOW, July 26 — President Vladimir Putin will give a personal send-off tomorrow to a diminished Russian Olympic team who travel to the Rio Games even as global sports bodies mull over the eligibility of Russian competitors. The... Read more

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A BOJ ‘mega surprise’ could come even without boosting stimulus

July 26, 2016

TOKYO, July 26 — In the roulette game of Bank of Japan policy forecasting, most players are betting on Governor Haruhiko Kuroda to double down on some or all of his current three main policy tools on Friday. If he follows through on those calls, that would mark the first time that Kuroda, a former head of currency policy at the Finance... Read more

David Hale, US Ambassador to Pakistan, strikes the ceremonial gong during his visit to the Pakistan Stock Exchange in Karachi July 26, 2016. — Reuters pic

David Hale, US Ambassador to Pakistan, strikes the ceremonial gong during his visit to the Pakistan Stock Exchange in Karachi July 26, 2016. — Reuters pic

Beyond the cob, a plate of pure summer

By MELISSA CLARK


July 26, 2016

NEW YORK, July 26 — At the beginning of corn season, chomping the kernels straight off the cob is really the only acceptable way to go. Few summer joys come close to nibbling on those succulent kernels, slicked with lots of butter and just a sprinkle of salt, and feeling them pop in my mouth. But eventually, inevitably, after several... Read more

'The Forest', a dish from chef Mauro Colagreco of Menton, France's Mirazur restaurant, at In Situ, a new restaurant inside the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, July 26, 2016. — Picture by The New York Times

Metallica, Rihanna to headline anti-poverty concert

July 26, 2016

NEW YORK, July 26 — Heavy metal greats Metallica and pop superstar Rihanna will headline the latest Global Citizen Festival, which will mobilise fans to fight the world’s most extreme poverty. The festival, to take place on September 24 in New York’s Central Park, “sells” tickets based on actions taken such as social media... Read more

Han Solo audition tape parody
Watch Jeff Goldblum, Adam Sandler, Melissa McCarthy and more hilariously audition for the part of a young Han Solo in this Conan O’Brien skit. Read More

How the US is paving the way for electric cars (VIDEO)

July 26, 2016

NEW YORK, July 26 ― Karl Brauer, senior director at Kelley Blue Book, and David Kirkpatrick, chief executive officer at Techonomy, discusses the US government’s investment of up to US$4.5 billion (RM18 billion) to build electric-car charging stations, creating a network stretching coast-to-cost to improve customer acceptance of the... Read more

Jean-Dominique Senard, tyre maker Michelin’s chief executive officer, at the company’s 2016 presentation of its half-year results in Paris July 26, 2016, against the backdrop of its founders André and Édouard Michelin. — Reuters pic

Jean-Dominique Senard, tyre maker Michelin’s chief executive officer, at the company’s 2016 presentation of its half-year results in Paris July 26, 2016, against the backdrop of its founders André and Édouard Michelin. — Reuters pic

Rescued violins bring back Holocaust ‘escape’ tales

July 26, 2016

TEL AVIV, July 26 — Tucking the violin beneath his chin, the instrument’s wood glistening under the packed auditorium’s spotlights, Guy Braunstein’s hand trembled from the weight of history. “I have done thousands of concerts, but I have never been as emotional and trembled the way I did when I took that violin from Auschwitz in... Read more

Don’t look behind you!
Chilling CCTV footage purportedly captures a ‘ghost woman’ following a man into a taxi in Japan. Read More

Is UK set to be Amazon drone zone? (VIDEO)

July 26, 2016

LONDON, July 26 — Drones may soon take to UK skies dropping off parcels en route. Amazon are teaming up with the British government, and are hoping to speed up the legislation process. “The UK wants to be at the forefront of new technology. It wants to be pioneering and accommodative to the kind of businesses like Amazon that want to... Read more

Video game releases: ‘Hyper Light Drifter’
From among the new releases is this adventure game on the search of a cure for an otherwise incurable disease. For PS4 and Xbox One, available from today. Read More

How to book a short-term stay at the last minute

BY SETH PORGES
July 26, 2016

NEW YORK, July 26 — Whether your meeting got bumped, your flight got cancelled, or you’re looking for a getaway on short notice finding a place to stay at the last minute is never easy. And while short-term rental sites such as Airbnb may offer impressive and luxurious accommodations for far less than a hotel would charge, the rigmarole... Read more

'Guardians of the Galaxy' Disneyland ride coming to California
Guardians of the Galaxy ― Mission: BREAKOUT! opens summer 2017 at Disney California Adventure park. This comically high-energy, rocking new adventure will drop guests directly into story alongside characters from the blockbuster 'Guardians of the Galaxy films. Read More

Pemuda: Tiga tokoh mahu gulingkan Najib, dedah info pada Amerika

July 26, 2016

KUALA LUMPUR, 26 Jul ― Pergerakan Pemuda Umno hari ini membuat laporan polis mendakwa seorang pegawai tertinggi kerajaan dan dua bekas pegawai tertinggi kerajaan terlibat dalam konspirasi untuk menggulingkan Perdana Menteri Datuk Seri Najib Razak dan kerajaan Malaysia. Laporan polis berkenaan dibuat di ibu pejabat polis daerah Dang Wangi... Selanjutnya

Sultan Perak Sultan Nazrin Shah dan Raja Permaisuri Perak Tuanku Zara Salim menjalani

Sultan Perak Sultan Nazrin Shah dan Raja Permaisuri Perak Tuanku Zara Salim menjalani 'uji bakat' menjadi penyampai berita di Studio 3 Berita, Jabatan Penyiaran Malaysia (RTM) sempena Kunjungan Diraja ke RTM di Kompleks Angkasapuri hari ini. — Foto Bernama

Harry Potter’s ‘Cursed Child’ already a US bestseller

July 26, 2016

NEW YORK, July 26 — Harry Potter is casting a spell, again, over the publishing industry Nine years after the publication of the seventh and last book in the best-selling boy wizard series, pre-orders for the script of a new, sold-out London play is the most pre-ordered book since 2007 in the United States, retail book sellers Barnes &... Read more

A vendor selling handkerchiefs reads a newspaper as he waits for customers at a market in Mumbai, India, July 26, 2016.  — Reuters pic

A vendor selling handkerchiefs reads a newspaper as he waits for customers at a market in Mumbai, India, July 26, 2016. — Reuters pic