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Najib hits out at highway tolls, wants to abolish them

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Students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, demanded that Florida lawmakers in Tallahassee yesterday (February 21, 2018) act on gun control following last week's deadly school shooting that left 17 people dead. — Reuters Read More

By May Roberton
February 22, 2018

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 22 — Tolls are not good for Malaysians and it should be abolished says Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak today. He said he did not believe in... Read more

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GST was an unpopular decision but it had to be done, says Najib

By May Robertson
February 22, 2018

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 22 — Being prime minister of the country is no easy feat and sometimes unpopular decisions need to be made for the benefit of the people says Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak. He cited the example of the implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) as an unpopular decision and that it was tough but had to be... Read more

People buy sugar cane on the eve of the Jade Emperor God’s birthday celebration in Penang February 22, 2018.—Picture by KE Ooi

People buy sugar cane on the eve of the Jade Emperor God’s birthday celebration in Penang February 22, 2018.—Picture by KE Ooi

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Moncler presents creations at Milan Fashion Week

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Models present creations from the Moncler Autumn/Winter 2018 collection during Milan Fashion Week in Milan February 21, 2018. ― Reuters pic

Moncler presents creations at Milan Fashion Week
The Queen makes surprise appearance at London fashion week

The Queen makes surprise appearance at London fashion week

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Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II sits next to Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour and Caroline Rush, chief executive of the British Fashion Council, and royal dressmaker Angela Kelly as they view Richard Quinn’s runway show before presenting him with the inaugural Queen Elizabeth II Award for British Design as she visits London Fashion Week, in London February 21, 2018. ― Reuters pic

The Queen makes surprise appearance at London fashion week
Sophia Webster’s latest accessories at London Fashion Week

Sophia Webster’s latest accessories at London Fashion Week

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A model displays a creation during the Sophia Webster presentation at London Fashion Week, in London February 20, 2018. ― Reuters pic

Sophia Webster’s latest accessories at London Fashion Week
‘Red Sparrow’ premieres in London

‘Red Sparrow’ premieres in London

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Actor Jeremy Irons arrives for the European premiere of ‘Red Sparrow’ in London February 20, 2018. ― Reuters pic

‘Red Sparrow’ premieres in London
At the Bafta Film Awards 2018

At the Bafta Film Awards 2018

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Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attend the British Academy of Film and Television Awards (Bafta) at the Royal Albert Hall in London February 19, 2018. ― Reuters pic

At the Bafta Film Awards 2018
At the Temperley London show at London Fashion Week

At the Temperley London show at London Fashion Week

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Models display creations during the Temperley London show at London Fashion Week, in London February 19, 2018. ― Reuters pic

At the Temperley London show at London Fashion Week

Far-right conspiracy theorists target Florida shooting survivors (VIDEO)

February 22, 2018

NEW YORK, Feb 22 — In the wake of the Florida school shooting, survivors like David Hogg and Emma Gonzalez have become faces of the fight for US gun control — and targets for far-right pundits and conspiracy theorists who paint the students as puppets of the political left. In a polarized climate where the most fervent supporters of... Read more

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School parent Andrew Pollack, with his sons, talks about the death of his daughter Meadow as US President Donald Trump hosts a listening session with school shooting survivors and students at the White House in Washington, February 22, 2018. —  Reuters pic

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School parent Andrew Pollack, with his sons, talks about the death of his daughter Meadow as US President Donald Trump hosts a listening session with school shooting survivors and students at the White House in Washington, February 22, 2018. — Reuters pic Read More

Man Utd host Chelsea in battle to be best of the rest

February 22, 2018

LONDON, Feb 22 — Manchester City's 16-point lead atop the Premier League means the most intriguing battle looks to be who will finish as runners-up with Manchester United aiming to keep their grip on second place when they host Chelsea on... Read more

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Red Star Belgrade's Aleksandar Pesic (left) in action with CSKA Moscow’s Vasili Berezutski in a Europa League Round of 32 second leg match in Moscow February 21, 2018. — Reuters pic

Maybank targets 100m debit card transactions in 2018

BY SHARINA AHMAD
February 22, 2018

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 22 — Malayan Banking Bhd (Maybank) aims to increase its debit card transactions to 100 million from 65 million last year. Maybank’s head of Community Financial Services (CFS) Malaysia B. Ravintharan said that last year the group saw a significant increase in the number of debit card transactions worth over RM11... Read more

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange shortly after the opening bell in New York February 22, 2018. — Reuters pic

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange shortly after the opening bell in New York February 22, 2018. — Reuters pic Read More

Rising stars in Asian-American food scene tapped to transform museum restaurant

February 22, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 22 — The Asian Art Museum in San Francisco has tapped a trio of some of the buzziest Asian-American food personalities in the city to revamp its dining offerings and help attract new visitors. When the new café opens in mid-March, it will host a new dining experience called Sunday at the Museum, helmed by... Read more

Jay Fai, or Auntie Fai, cooks at her Thailand

Jay Fai, or Auntie Fai, cooks at her Thailand's first street style food Michelin star restaurant, in Bangkok, February 22, 2018. — Reuters pic

Jennifer Lawrence offended over plunging dress furor

February 22, 2018

LONDON, Feb 22 — Jennifer Lawrence yesterday blasted a controversy over a photo of her wearing a plunging black dress outside on a cold London day as sexist, ridiculous and “not feminism.” The Oscar-winning star, 27, said in a Facebook posting that she was also “extremely offended” by what she called the “utterly ridiculous”... Read more

Dua Lipa performs at the Brit Awards at the O2 Arena in London, Britain, February 22, 2018. —  Reutesr pic

Dua Lipa performs at the Brit Awards at the O2 Arena in London, Britain, February 22, 2018. — Reutesr pic Read More

Daimler juices electric trucks with road tests, investments

February 22, 2018

BERLIN, Feb 22 — German automaker Daimler said yesterday it would deliver battery-powered trucks to selected clients for road testing and announced major new investments in electrifying its heavy-duty line. Ten Mercedes-Benz electric eActros trucks from the Stuttgart-based group — the world’s largest manufacturer in the sector —... Read more

Cars pass a fine dust warning that reads

Cars pass a fine dust warning that reads 'Fine dust warning in Stuttgart' in Stuttgart, February 22, 2018. — Reuters pic

Cuban artist and activist Tania Bruguera chosen for Turbine Hall commission

February 22, 2018

LONDON, Feb 22 — Performance artist Tania Bruguera has won the annual Hyundai Commission to create a site-specific work in Tate Modern's Turbine Hall in London. Known for politically engaged works that address borders, migration and institutional power, Bruguera was in residence at Tate Modern in 2012 with an ongoing project titled... Read more

Models present creations from the Moschino Autumn/Winter 2018 women collection during Milan Fashion Week February 22, 2018. — Reuters pic

Models present creations from the Moschino Autumn/Winter 2018 women collection during Milan Fashion Week February 22, 2018. — Reuters pic

Twitter crackdown on automated ‘bot’ accounts

February 22, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 22 — Twitter announced yesterday a crackdown on accounts powered by software “bots” which can artificially amplify a person or cause and which have been accused of manipulating the social network during the 2016 US election. The San Francisco messaging platform said the move was intended to rid the service of... Read more

Girls pose for a photograph taken by a robot at the Gangneung ice hockey arena at the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea February 22, 2018. — Reuters pic

Girls pose for a photograph taken by a robot at the Gangneung ice hockey arena at the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea February 22, 2018. — Reuters pic

LA airport unveils new automated people mover for 2023 (VIDEO)

February 22, 2018

LOS ANGELES, Feb 22 — Los Angeles International Airport has released new details on an elevated train service that will shuttle travellers between terminals and link the airport to the city's Metro Rail service, in a bid to reduce congestion and prepare the city for their turn as hosts of the 2028 Olympic Games. Construction on the... Read more

Tourists commute on board a boat at a canal in Bangkok February 22, 2018. — Reuters pic

Tourists commute on board a boat at a canal in Bangkok February 22, 2018. — Reuters pic

Indeks rasuah jatuh lagi, Malaysia ‘setaraf Cuba’

OLEH JONATHAN EDWARD
February 22, 2018

KUALA LUMPUR, 22 Feb — Kedudukan Malaysia dalam Indeks Persepsi Rasuah (CPI) tahun lalu merosot lagi, pada tangga 62 daripada 180 negara. Berbanding tahun 2016, Malaysia berada di kedudukan 55 daripada 176 negara yang ditinjau badan antarabangsa terkenal Transparency International (TI). “Malaysia dalam kedudukan sama dengan Cuba,... Selanjutnya

Bas Amfibia yang dipandu dengan menyusuri Sungai Terengganu bagi memastikan kenderaan itu selamat sebelum digunakan oleh orang ramai di Kuala Terengganu pada 21 Februari 2018. — Foto Bernama

Bas Amfibia yang dipandu dengan menyusuri Sungai Terengganu bagi memastikan kenderaan itu selamat sebelum digunakan oleh orang ramai di Kuala Terengganu pada 21 Februari 2018. — Foto Bernama

Quotes from Billy Graham’s autobiography

February 21, 2018

NEW YORK, Feb 21 — US evangelist Billy Graham died today at the age of 99. Selected quotes from his 1997 autobiography, Just As I Am: Graham was a 20-year-old college student taking a moonlight stroll on a golf course at the Florida Bible Institute near Tampa, Florida, when he decided to dedicate his life to preaching the... Read more

Britain

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II stands next to Caroline Rush, Chief Executive of the British Fashion Council (BFC), as she is given a tour of the London Fashion Week showrooms during her visit at London Fashion Week, February 21, 2018. — Reuters pic