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Najib says Malaysia not meddling with Myanmar as Rohingya is ‘universal’ issue

Reuters Video: Students recreate life-saving drug for US$2
High school students in Australia have recreated the key ingredient in a life-saving drug sold at US$750 per dose in the US. Yiming Woo reports. — Reuters Read More

BY RAM ANAND


December 3, 2016

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 3 ― Malaysia is not attempting to intervene in the sovereign affairs of Myanmar but is taking a strong stand against its treatment of the Rohingya... Read more

Putrajaya forms taskforce to probe foreign meddling into Malaysia’s affairs

BY MELATI A. JALIL


December 3, 2016

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 3 ― The government has formed a federal taskforce to investigate allegations of foreign interference into sovereign matters, Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi announced at the Umno general assembly here today. He said the task force would have representatives from the police, the Malaysian... Read more

Umno president Datuk Seri Najib Razak giving his closing speech at the party

Umno president Datuk Seri Najib Razak giving his closing speech at the party's 2016 general assembly in the Putra World Trade Centre, Kuala Lumpur December 3, 2016. ― Bernama pic Read More

Jingle Ball rocks

Jingle Ball rocks

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Fifth Harmony perform at iHeartRadio Jingle Ball concert in Los Angeles December 2, 2016. — Reuters pic

Jingle Ball rocks
K-pop’s finest gather for MAMA 2016

K-pop’s finest gather for MAMA 2016

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GOT7 pose on the red carpet during Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA) in Hong Kong December 2, 2016. — Reuters pic

K-pop’s finest gather for MAMA 2016
The stores are alight with Christmas windows

The stores are alight with Christmas windows

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New York department stores get into the holiday spirit with elaborate window displays including Macy’s at Herald Square in Manhattan, New York City December 2, 2016. — Reuters pic

The stores are alight with Christmas windows
The annual White House Christmas tree lighting

The annual White House Christmas tree lighting

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US President Barack Obama delivers remarks at his final National Christmas Tree lighting as sitting president in Washington December 2, 2016. — Reuters pic

The annual White House Christmas tree lighting
Victoria’s Secret Angels stun at Paris show

Victoria’s Secret Angels stun at Paris show

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Model Devon Windsor presents a creation during the 2016 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show at the Grand Palais in Paris December 1, 2016. — Reuters pic

Victoria’s Secret Angels stun at Paris show
Gothic ice dome rises in Slovakia

Gothic ice dome rises in Slovakia

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A gothic-style ice dome, made from 90 tonnes of ice, is seen at the mountain resort of Hrebienok near the town of Stary Smokovec, Slovakia November 30, 2016. — Reuters pic

Gothic ice dome rises in Slovakia

Bloomberg Video: Cell phone drones take flight

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Indonesian police plane with 15 on board goes missing

December 3, 2016

JAKARTA, Dec 3 — A twin-engine Indonesian police plane went missing today with 15 people on board en route to the island of Batam, south of Singapore, police and rescue authorities said, as search teams scoured the area. The plane, which took off from Pangkal Pinang on the island of Bangka at around 9.30 am is thought to have crashed... Read more

People chant slogans during a protest calling for South Korean President Park Geun-hye to step down in central Seoul, South Korea, December 3, 2016. — Reuters pic

People chant slogans during a protest calling for South Korean President Park Geun-hye to step down in central Seoul, South Korea, December 3, 2016. — Reuters pic

EPL title may be out of United’s reach, says Mourinho

December 3, 2016

MANCHESTER, Dec 3 ― Manchester United might have left themselves too much ground to make up in the Premier League title race as they trail leaders Chelsea by 11 points after 13 games, according to their manager Jose Mourinho. United have... Read more

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PBOC advisor says China should use foreign reserves to stabilise yuan expectations

December 3, 2016

BEIJING, Dec 3 ― China should use its foreign reserves to help maintain market confidence in the yuan currency, as expectations of further depreciation have led the exchange rate to overshoot against the US dollar, local media quoted a central bank adviser as saying. The yuan has fallen to eight-and-a-half year lows against the dollar in... Read more

A woman walks with shopping bags at Bryant Park in New York December 3, 2016. ― Reuters pic

A woman walks with shopping bags at Bryant Park in New York December 3, 2016. ― Reuters pic

For his next act, Schultz wants to make Starbucks more upscale

December 3, 2016

SEATTLE, Dec 3 — Howard Schultz, the billionaire who built a caffeine empire by bringing Italian coffee culture to the American mainstream, is ready for his next project: Starbucks 2.0. Schultz, who will become executive chairman when he steps down as chief executive officer at Starbucks Corp next year, says he’ll focus on his... Read more

A man looks at bottles of alcoholic drinks at a store in Madrid December 3, 2016. — Reuters pic

A man looks at bottles of alcoholic drinks at a store in Madrid December 3, 2016. — Reuters pic

Spielberg right-hand Frank Marshall on his best year yet

December 3, 2016

LOS ANGELES, Dec 3 ― Veteran producer Frank Marshall says 2016 is shaping up to be his biggest year ― quite a claim for the man who, alongside Steven Spielberg, gave the world Indiana Jones and Back to the Future. The five-time Oscar nominee defined the blockbuster for a generation of cinemagoers alongside the legendary director and... Read more

Reuters Video: Lady Gaga snow globe rooftop gig
No more fame, money and celebrity says Lady Gaga as she promotes new album in London. — Reuters Read More

A sound investment for Lamborghini fans

December 3, 2016

MODENA, Dec 3 ― The Ixoost EsaVox Speaker system is inspired by a Lamborghini’s quad exhaust and ventilation set up and comes with the automotive marque’s seal of approval. Like the most exclusive and most extreme cars in production, the Ixoost EsaVox is hand crafted in Italy. But what makes this company’s products stand out from... Read more

Bloomberg Video: Is this the Tesla of motorbikes?
The Johammer J1 is hardly the first electric motorbike on the market, but it’s got to be one of the most distinctive. Packed with loads of tech and plenty of stamina, it’s not just good looks. Bloomberg’s Pete Norman put it through its paces in its Austrian homeland. ― Bloomberg Read More

One last dance: Zouk Singapore bids farewell to Jiak Kim Street tonight

December 3, 2016

SINGAPORE, Dec 3 — Zouk Singapore will host its last party at Jiak Kim Street tonight. The superclub, which has occupied the riverside premises since March 1991, will be reopening at its new location in Clarke Quay on December 17. Zouk has held a series of parties in the build-up to this moment, beginning on November 23 with a final... Read more

Reuters Video: Last Christmas lighting for Obama
US President Barack Obama lights the National Christmas Tree for the last time. ― Reuters Read More

Qualcomm dials in cell towers so drones can fly anywhere (VIDEO)

December 3, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 3 ― One of the main hurdles to drones’ ability to zip around the country delivering packages is a requirement that they stay within their operator’s line of sight during daylight hours. Qualcomm Inc. is working on a solution that’s been right before our eyes: cellphone networks. The rules from the US Federal... Read more

Children look at a tablet while waiting for the ashes of Cuba’s former President Fidel Castro to pass during a journey to the eastern city of Santiago de Cuba, in Bayamo, Cuba, December 3, 2016. — Reuters pic

Children look at a tablet while waiting for the ashes of Cuba’s former President Fidel Castro to pass during a journey to the eastern city of Santiago de Cuba, in Bayamo, Cuba, December 3, 2016. — Reuters pic

It’s a squeeze, but Paris Impressionist museum is still a hit after 30 years

December 3, 2016

PARIS, Dec 3, — It is one of the greatest and most visited art museums in the world, and the only one in an old railway station. Thirty years after the Musee d’Orsay opened its doors for the first time, it has become as much a Paris landmark as its big sister the Louvre just across the River Seine. But the very success of the museum... Read more

A man guides his animals down a road along Cuba’s southern coast and in the foothills of the Sierra Maestra mountains, Cuba, December 3, 2016. — Reuters pic

A man guides his animals down a road along Cuba’s southern coast and in the foothills of the Sierra Maestra mountains, Cuba, December 3, 2016. — Reuters pic

Najib bersama Hadi sertai himpunan bantah zalimi Rohingya

December 3, 2016

KUALA LUMPUR, 3 Dis ― Datuk Seri Najib Razak berkata beliau akan menghadiri Himpunan Solidariti Untuk Rohingya di ibu negara esok sebagai presiden Umno. Dalam ucapan penggulungan perbahasan usul di akhir Perhimpunan Agung Umno 2016, Najib mengecam sekeras-kerasnya perbuatan penghapusan kaum itu sebagaimana yang dilaporkan berlaku di... Selanjutnya

Orang awam dilihat menggunakan perkhidmatan bot penambang di Pengkalan Pauh tanpa memakai jaket keselamatan untuk ke negara jiran, sedangkan air Sungai Golok berada di paras amaran, 3 Disember, 2016. ― Foto Bernama

Orang awam dilihat menggunakan perkhidmatan bot penambang di Pengkalan Pauh tanpa memakai jaket keselamatan untuk ke negara jiran, sedangkan air Sungai Golok berada di paras amaran, 3 Disember, 2016. ― Foto Bernama

UK pensioner returns library book… 63 years late

December 3, 2016

LONDON, Dec 3 — A British pensioner has returned a library book to her school some 63 years after taking it out, the librarian said yesterday. The woman, now in her 70s, found the 1929 copy of Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes by Robert Louis Stevenson while clearing out her house. The book, which charts the author’s 195km solo... Read more

First Lady Michelle Obama (left) and US Olympic swimming gold medallist Simone Manuel read ‘The Night Before Christmas’ to children at the 94th Annual National Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony on The Ellipse, near the White House, in Washington December 3, 2016. ― Reuters pic

First Lady Michelle Obama (left) and US Olympic swimming gold medallist Simone Manuel read ‘The Night Before Christmas’ to children at the 94th Annual National Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony on The Ellipse, near the White House, in Washington December 3, 2016. ― Reuters pic