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Malaysia near halfway mark in mission for 111 gold medals

Reuters Video: Twenty years after death, Princess Diana’s legacy lives on
Princess Diana’s legacy is kept alive in Great Britain 20 years after the ‘People’s Princess’ was killed when her car crashed in a Paris tunnel. — Reuters Read More

August 23, 2017

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 23 — Malaysia’s mission to strike 111 gold in the 29th SEA Games is nearing the half way mark as their count rose by 10 today for a comfortable haul... Read more

Petrol prices unmoved, diesel drops marginally

August 23, 2017

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 23 — Existing RON95 and RON97 petrol prices will remain for another week. According to the Domestic Trade, Co-operatives and Consumerism Ministry’s weekly announcements, the two grades of petrol will continue to retail for RM2.15 and RM2.43, respectively. Diesel will be cheaper by three sen or RM2.01 per litre. The... Read more

Yvonne Lee Hui Lee from the Lim Kok Wing choir holds a button with the new 1Malaysia Negaraku logo in Putrajaya August 23, 2017. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa

Yvonne Lee Hui Lee from the Lim Kok Wing choir holds a button with the new 1Malaysia Negaraku logo in Putrajaya August 23, 2017. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa Read More

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A peek inside London’s Cafe Diana

A peek inside London’s Cafe Diana

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A man walks past photographs of Princess Diana on the wall inside the Cafe Diana in London August 23, 2017. — Reuters pic

A peek inside London’s Cafe Diana
Inside Gamescom 2017

Inside Gamescom 2017

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A man rides a model of a dragon during the opening of the world’s largest computer games fair Gamescom in Cologne, Germany August 23, 2017. — Reuters pic

Inside Gamescom 2017
Pets get acupuncture treatment

Pets get acupuncture treatment

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A dog receives treatment at Shanghai TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) Neurology and Acupuncture Animal Health Centre, which specialises in acupuncture and moxibustion treatment for animals, in Shanghai August 22, 2017. — Reuters pic

Pets get acupuncture treatment
World’s most terrifying roller coasters

World’s most terrifying roller coasters

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Artist renderings for the Time Traveller, a spinning roller coaster at Silver Dollar City in Missouri, August 22, 2017. — Picture courtesy of Silver Dollar City

World’s most terrifying roller coasters
Highlights from the solar eclipse

Highlights from the solar eclipse

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The sun is obscured by the moon during a solar eclipse as seen from an Alaska Airlines commercial jet at 40,000 feet above the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Depoe Bay, Oregon August 22, 2017. — Reuters pic

Highlights from the solar eclipse
Ireland’s super seaweed race

Ireland’s super seaweed race

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Teams approach the finish line of a seaweed race pushing a two tonne seaweed bundles known as Climin from the sea to the harbour finish line during the Cruinniu na mBad (gathering of the boats) regatta in Kinvara, Ireland August 21, 2017. — Reuters pic

Ireland’s super seaweed race

Canada to hold emergency hearings on N.Korea missile threat

August 23, 2017

OTTAWA, Aug 23 —  A Canadian parliamentary committee will hold emergency hearings on the threat posed by North Korea's missile and nuclear programs, an official said today. A date for the hearing has not yet been set, but is expected by mid-September, Liberal committee member Mark Gerretsen’s office said. It will hear from government... Read more

Palestinian schoolgirls make their way to their school on the first day of a new school year, at a United Nations-run school in Deir al-Balah refugee camp in the central Gaza Strip August 23, 2017.  — Reuters pic

Palestinian schoolgirls make their way to their school on the first day of a new school year, at a United Nations-run school in Deir al-Balah refugee camp in the central Gaza Strip August 23, 2017. — Reuters pic

Malaysia near halfway mark in mission for 111 gold medals

August 23, 2017

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 23 — Malaysia’s mission to strike 111 gold in the 29th SEA Games is nearing the half way mark as their count rose by 10 today for a comfortable haul of 50 at the top of the medals board. With still a week of competition... Read more

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Mexico, Canada dismiss Trump threats to scrap Nafta trade pact

August 24, 2017

MEXICO CITY, Aug 24 — Mexico and Canada yesterday dismissed US President Donald Trump's latest threat to scrap Nafta, describing it as a negotiating tactic aimed at winning the upper hand in talks to update one of the world's biggest trading blocs. At a campaign-style rally in Arizona on Tuesday night, Trump cast doubt on any deal to... Read more

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in New York August 23, 2017. — Reuters pic

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in New York August 23, 2017. — Reuters pic Read More

Yes, there really are cough drop-flavoured Kit Kats now

August 23, 2017

TOKYO, Aug 23 — Is this the product that will cement Kit Kat’s position as the undisputed king of bizarre chocolate bars? Introducing Japan’s latest head-scratching snack: Kit Kat Nodo Ame Aji, or Cough Drop Kit Kat — which arguably takes the notion of value for money to the next level of inventiveness. Rocket News reported... Read more

People rest in the restaurant Enzo at Oktyabrskaya street in Minsk, Belarus August 23, 2017. — Reuters pic

People rest in the restaurant Enzo at Oktyabrskaya street in Minsk, Belarus August 23, 2017. — Reuters pic

Foo Fighters share video for ‘The Sky is a Neighbourhood’ (VIDEO)

August 23, 2017

LOS ANGELES Aug 23 — As they ready their ninth studio album, Foo Fighters have shared the video for their new single The Sky is a Neighbouthood, the second track to be released from the LP. The Sky is a Neighbourhood follows on the heels of Run, the album’s lead single, which was released in June. In the new track's accompanying video... Read more

Reuters Video: Morgan Freeman to get Screen Actors lifetime award
Morgan Freeman, who has made more than 100 movies over the past 50 years, is announced as the recipient of the lifetime achievement gong at the upcoming SAG awards. — Reuters Read More

Meet the Portofino — Ferrari’s all-new drop-top

August 23, 2017

MILAN, Aug 23 — Ahead of an official debut in Frankfurt, Ferrari today offered the motoring press and supercar fans alike the first glimpse of the Portofino, a much more focused and aggressive drop-top that will replace the California T when it goes on sale at the end of this year. Say "goodbye" to the Ferrari California and "hello" to... Read more

A Grab bike rider is seen during rush hour traffic in Jakarta August 23, 2017. — Reuters pic

A Grab bike rider is seen during rush hour traffic in Jakarta August 23, 2017. — Reuters pic

Invisible Taliban child brides, widows trapped as sex slaves

August 23, 2017

LONDON, Aug 23 — Fatima’s Taliban husband was so controlling that he refused to allow her to bathe and threatened to burn her face if she dared wear make up, suspicious that his 12-year-old Afghan wife was trying to make herself attractive to other men. He would not let her step outside their home in Afghanistan’s western Farah... Read more

Reuters Video: Another solar eclipse is coming to the US in 2024
The United States will only have to wait seven years to see another total solar eclipse. — Reuters Read More

Samsung seeks to bury fiery past with Galaxy Note 8 launch

August 23, 2017

SEOUL, Aug 23 — Samsung Electronics Co Ltd set out to wipe the slate clean in New York today with a new Galaxy Note 8 phablet, hoping features such as dual rear cameras and its biggest-ever screen will extinguish memories of its fire-prone predecessor. The world’s largest smartphone maker by market share has put safety at the centre of... Read more

A worker works at a solar power plant by Superblock, Southeast Asia

A worker works at a solar power plant by Superblock, Southeast Asia's biggest producer of solar power in Phetchaburi province in Thailand August 23, 2017. — Reuters pic

Dora no Explorer: TV network axes Philippine resort plan after outcry

August 23, 2017

MANILA, Aug 23 — American children’s television network Nickelodeon said today it had abandoned plans for a themed resort on an island known as the Philippines’ last ecological frontier following a backlash from environmentalists. Nickelodeon said in January that it would build an “undersea attraction and resort” on Palawan island... Read more

Tourists watch a pulpit inside the Cathedral of Saint Michael and Saint Gudula in central Brussels August 23, 2017. ― Reuters pic

Tourists watch a pulpit inside the Cathedral of Saint Michael and Saint Gudula in central Brussels August 23, 2017. ― Reuters pic

Lompat kijang sumbang emas, Hakimi cipta rekod baharu

August 23, 2017

KUALA LUMPUR, 23 Ogos — Muhammad Hakimi Ismail menambah lagi kilauan emas negara malam ini apabila memenagi acara lompat kijang. Menewaskan peserta dari Filipina dan Thailand, Hakimi turut memecahkan rekod Sukan SEA dengan lompatan sejauh 16.77 meter. Peserta Filipina Mark Harry Diones yang memenangi pingat perak melompat sejauh 16.63... Selanjutnya

Pelari pecut Khairul Hafiz Jantan jelas gembira dan teruja selepas memenangi pingat emas dalam acara 100 meter lelaki dengan catatan masa 10.38 di Kuala Lumpur 22 Ogos, 2017.
 — Foto Bernama

Pelari pecut Khairul Hafiz Jantan jelas gembira dan teruja selepas memenangi pingat emas dalam acara 100 meter lelaki dengan catatan masa 10.38 di Kuala Lumpur 22 Ogos, 2017.
 — Foto Bernama Artikel Penuh

In artist’s third book, Little Mamak gets lost in Bagan

By Opalyn Mok
August 23, 2017

GEORGE TOWN, Aug 23 — Remember The Little Mamak who had no idea about his roots or what “mamak” had meant? Well, he is now back in an all-new adventure when he visited his childhood home in “Bagan”, or what locals used to call Butterworth. Caricature artist Mohd Azmi Mohd Hussin continues his story of The Little Mamak,... Read more

Actor Lou Ferrigno speaks next to Marvel Comics co-creator Stan Lee at a tribute event ‘Extraordinary: Stan Lee’ at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills August 23, 2017. — Reuters pic

Actor Lou Ferrigno speaks next to Marvel Comics co-creator Stan Lee at a tribute event ‘Extraordinary: Stan Lee’ at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills August 23, 2017. — Reuters pic

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