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Shafie pledges to cooperate with MACC, asks to be ‘fairly treated’

Reuters Video: Twitter toughens guidelines on harassment
Twitter has toughened its stance on online sexual harassment and abuse in an email to its Trust and Safety Council published by Wired. ― Reuters Read More

By JULIA CHAN
October 19, 2017

KOTA KINABALU, Oct 19 ― Datuk Seri Shafie Apdal said today he will cooperate with the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) in their probe into the misappropriation... Read more

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AG announces monitoring task force into affair allegations against MACC chief

October 19, 2017

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 19 ― A task force has been formed to monitor investigations concerning the country’s top graftbuster who had allegedly enticed a married woman, Attorney-General Tan Sri Mohamed Apandi Ali announced today. He added that the task force under the Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC) was set up last Monday. “In view of... Read more

An artist’s impression of the Penang Arts District. Mainly made up of shipping containers, the space will feature the single largest collection of art galleries, cultural museums, exhibition spaces, art and music studios, arts schools and workshops in Malaysia. ― Picture courtesy of BYG Architecture

An artist’s impression of the Penang Arts District. Mainly made up of shipping containers, the space will feature the single largest collection of art galleries, cultural museums, exhibition spaces, art and music studios, arts schools and workshops in Malaysia. ― Picture courtesy of BYG Architecture Read More

Transformers come to life with these giant megabots

Transformers come to life with these giant megabots

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Iron Glory (MK2) on the left, and Eagle Prime (MK3), giant robots by MegaBots Inc which manufactures giant piloted humanoid fighting robots headquartered in Berkeley, California, are shown in this undated photo courtesy Michael Mauldin/MegaBots Inc and released October 19, 2017. — Reuters pic

Transformers come to life with these giant megabots
Exploring the magic and myth behind Harry Potter

Exploring the magic and myth behind Harry Potter

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Gallery assistants pose for photographs during the press preview of the exhibition ‘Harry Potter: A History of Magic’ at the British Library in London October 19, 2017. — Reuters pic

Exploring the magic and myth behind Harry Potter
Stars at the Tidal X Benefit concert

Stars at the Tidal X Benefit concert

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Fifth Harmony arrive for the Tidal X benefit concert in New York October 18, 2017. — Reuters pic

Stars at the Tidal X Benefit concert
‘The Death of Stalin’ premieres in London

‘The Death of Stalin’ premieres in London

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Actor Andrea Riseborough arrives for the UK premiere of the film ‘The Death of Stalin’, at the Curzon, Chelsea in London October 18, 2107. — Reuters pic

‘The Death of Stalin’ premieres in London
At the LA premiere of ‘Geostorm’

At the LA premiere of ‘Geostorm’

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Cast member Gerard Butler poses at the premiere for ‘Geostorm’ in Los Angeles, California October 17, 2017. — Reuters pic

At the LA premiere of ‘Geostorm’
When the British royals met Paddington Bear

When the British royals met Paddington Bear

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Britain's Prince William, Catherine, The Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry attend the Charities Forum at Paddington Station in London October 17, 2017. — Reuters pic

When the British royals met Paddington Bear

Beijing says US should ‘abandon biased views’ of China

October 19, 2017

BEIJING, Oct 19 — China said today the United States should “abandon its biased views” towards the country, as it hit back at cutting remarks made by US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. Ahead of his visit to India next week, President Donald Trump’s top diplomat stated the US preference to work with New Delhi over Beijing during... Read more

A demonstrator holds a placard during a #NoMuslimBanEver rally and march to protest discriminatory policies that unlawfully target and hurt American Muslim and immigrant communities across the country in Washington October 19, 2017. — AFP pic

A demonstrator holds a placard during a #NoMuslimBanEver rally and march to protest discriminatory policies that unlawfully target and hurt American Muslim and immigrant communities across the country in Washington October 19, 2017. — AFP pic Read More

No doubting Thomas after sizzling 63 in S. Korea

October 19, 2017

JEJU, Oct 19 — World number four Justin Thomas brushed off a shaky start to fire a superb nine-under par 63 and take a three-shot lead after the first round of the CJ Cup today. US PGA Championship winner Thomas is three strokes clear of... Read more

Nissan halts Japan car production amid inspection scandal

October 19, 2017

TOKYO, Oct 19 ― Nissan Motor Co. will suspend all local car production for Japan from today for about two weeks as the company’s fallout from a lapse in vehicle quality inspection worsens. A production suspension is needed to reconfigure final inspection lines, the company said in a statement. The automaker will also increase the number... Read more

Thai baht banknotes are seen inside a donation box at a temple in Bangkok October 19, 2017. ― Reuters pic

Thai baht banknotes are seen inside a donation box at a temple in Bangkok October 19, 2017. ― Reuters pic

Peace gives Colombian coffee an extra shot

October 19, 2017

SAN CARLOS (Colombia), Oct 19 — Farmers who fled war in the Colombian Andes are returning to revive their abandoned land, cultivating coffee trees that are boosting global supplies of the highest-quality beans. Colombia’s five-decade civil war, the longest in the Americas, displaced millions and disrupted farming for decades in areas... Read more

Iraqi people eat outside a mobile restaurant in the street in Baghdad October 19, 2017. — Reuters pic

Iraqi people eat outside a mobile restaurant in the street in Baghdad October 19, 2017. — Reuters pic

Gimmick or game-changer: Is virtual reality the future of film?

October 19, 2017

BUSAN, Oct 19 — Virtual Reality will change the face of cinema in the next decade — but only if content keeps up with the advances in technology, industry experts at the Busan International Film Festival predict. VR is already being heavily promoted by the tech giants, with Facebook and Microsoft launching new headsets they hope will... Read more

A woman places flowers at a makeshift memorial for the late Tragically Hip frontman Gord Downie in Kingston, Ontario, October 19, 2017.  — Reuters pic

A woman places flowers at a makeshift memorial for the late Tragically Hip frontman Gord Downie in Kingston, Ontario, October 19, 2017.  — Reuters pic Read More

Is this the ultimate automotive Christmas gift?

October 19, 2017

LONDON, Oct 19 — Luxury retailer Neiman Marcus has featured his and hers matching Rolls-Royce convertibles as a top Xmas suggestion. This year's Neiman Marcus Christmas Book for the first time ever features not just one, but two of the world's most exclusive and luxurious cars from Rolls-Royce as its number-one yuletide... Read more

Reuters Video: Volvo hopes new Polestar hybrid will rival Tesla
Volvo Cars and its Chinese parent unveil their first Polestar model and plan to invest US$760 million (RM3.2 billion) in the electric vehicle brand. Laura Frykberg reports. — Reuters Read More

As scientists ponder ‘hacking the climate’, poor countries are wary

October 19, 2017

BERLIN, Oct 19 — As a child during Ethiopia’s deadly famine of 1984, Asfawossen Kassaye remembers watching people from the countryside flock to his town, desperately looking for food after a drought devastated their fields. He knows first-hand how much damage climate change has done to his region of East Africa, where scientists say it... Read more

Reuters Video: Escape room has New Yorkers participate in murderous plot
A seemingly-abandoned warehouse in Brooklyn is the set of an immersive horror show featuring a murderous psychopath. ― Reuters Read More

Tencent comes up with a novel way to applaud China’s president

October 19, 2017

BEIJING, Oct 19 — You can always count on Tencent to entertain the masses, especially if it means stroking the ego of China’s president. A day after the 19th Party Congress kicked off with a marathon speech by Xi Jinping, Tencent Holdings Ltd rolled out a game to enlist its one billion users on WeChat in a clapping competition. After... Read more

Eagle Prime (MK3), a giant robot by MegaBots Inc which manufactures giant piloted humanoid fighting robots headquartered in Berkeley, California, US is shown in Japan in this undated photo released on October 19, 2017. — Picture of courtesy Michael Mauldin/MegaBots Inc via Reuters

Eagle Prime (MK3), a giant robot by MegaBots Inc which manufactures giant piloted humanoid fighting robots headquartered in Berkeley, California, US is shown in Japan in this undated photo released on October 19, 2017. — Picture of courtesy Michael Mauldin/MegaBots Inc via Reuters Read More view gallery

AirAsia to relocate to Singapore’s Changi Terminal 4 from Nov 7

October 19, 2017

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 19 — AirAsia is relocating its operations at the Singapore Changi Airport to the fully-automated Terminal 4 from Terminal 1, effective November 7. In a statement today, AirAsia Singapore Chief Executive Officer, Logan Velaitham said the move was in line with the low-cost airline’s vision of becoming a digital... Read more

Cape Erimo is seen in Erimo Town, on Japan

Cape Erimo is seen in Erimo Town, on Japan's northern island of Hokkaido October 19, 2017. ― Reuters pic

Tawar seks kepada polis, wanita 51 tahun didenda RM4,000

October 19, 2017

KUALA LUMPUR, 19 Okt — Seorang wanita tempatan berusia 51 tahun didenda RM4,000 atau empat bulan penjara oleh Majistret di sini hari ini kerana menawarkan perkhidmatan seks kepada seorang anggota polis di kaki lima sebuah kedai pakaian di sini, dua hari lepas. Majistret Zuhair Rosli menjatuhkan hukuman itu terhadap Tang Moy Lan selepas... Selanjutnya

Pensyarah Universiti Malaysia Kelantan Azwan Abdul Karim mengenalpasti bahagian tertentu pada figura aksi

Pensyarah Universiti Malaysia Kelantan Azwan Abdul Karim mengenalpasti bahagian tertentu pada figura aksi 'Transformers' sebelum menjalani proses pengubahsuaian di Kampung Kelaboran, Bachok 18 Oktober 2017. — Foto Bernama

With the crazy ‘Italics’, Asterix returns for 37th adventure

October 19, 2017

PARIS, Oct 19 — Asterix, the indomitable pint-sized Gaul forever outfoxing the Romans, returns for his 37th comic adventure today, this time battling his way across Italy in a chariot race. The moustachioed hero, who has been entertaining readers with his magic-potion exploits alongside Obelix since 1959, has become a mainstay in the... Read more

Author Jean-Yves Ferri and illustrator Didier Conrad pose with a copy of their new comic ‘Asterix and the Chariot Race’ in Vanves October 19, 2017, the latest in the series created by illustrator Albert Uderzo and writer Rene Goscinny in 1959. — Reuters pic

Author Jean-Yves Ferri and illustrator Didier Conrad pose with a copy of their new comic ‘Asterix and the Chariot Race’ in Vanves October 19, 2017, the latest in the series created by illustrator Albert Uderzo and writer Rene Goscinny in 1959. — Reuters pic Read More

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