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‘A Wrinkle in Time’ gets a dazzling new trailer
Here is a new trailer for Disney’s upcoming fantasy adventure ‘A Wrinkle in Time’ that stars Storm Reid, Chris Pine, Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Zach Galifianakis and Mindy Kaling. Read More

By Azril Annuar
January 23, 2018

PETALING JAYA, Jan 23 — Popular US fast food chain In-N-Out’s second pop-up store in Malaysia was swarmed by burger lovers who snapped up its burgers before the event... Read more

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Najib: Public transport hurt by ‘one man’s’ fixation with national car

January 23, 2018

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 23 — Malaysia’s public transport network languished for decades due to “one man’s” obsession with developing a national car, Datuk Seri Najib Razak said today in veiled reference to Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. According to state news agency Bernama, the prime minister told the Invest Malaysia 2018 that this... Read more

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak delivers his keynote speech during Invest Malaysia 2018 at the Shangri-La Hotel in Kuala Lumpur January 23, 2018. — Picture by Azneal Ishak

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak delivers his keynote speech during Invest Malaysia 2018 at the Shangri-La Hotel in Kuala Lumpur January 23, 2018. — Picture by Azneal Ishak Read More

Minnie Mouse receives star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Minnie Mouse receives star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

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Singer Katy Perry poses with the characters of Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse at the unveiling of the star for Minnie Mouse on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles, California January 23, 2018. — Reuters pic

Minnie Mouse receives star on Hollywood Walk of Fame
Dior gets surreal at Paris Couture Fashion Week

Dior gets surreal at Paris Couture Fashion Week

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A model presents a creation by designer Maria Grazia Chiuri for Christian Dior’s Haute Couture Spring-Summer 2018 fashion collection in Paris January 23, 2018. — Reuters pic

Dior gets surreal at Paris Couture Fashion Week
Here are the 2018 SAG Awards winners

Here are the 2018 SAG Awards winners

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Sterling K. Brown accepts the award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series for ‘This Is Us’ at the 24th Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles, California January 22, 2018. — Reuters pic

Here are the 2018 SAG Awards winners
Red carpet fashion at the 2018 SAG Awards

Red carpet fashion at the 2018 SAG Awards

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Margot Robbie at the 24th Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles, California January 22, 2018. — Reuters pic

Red carpet fashion at the 2018 SAG Awards
Stars at the 2018 Producers Guild Awards

Stars at the 2018 Producers Guild Awards

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Greta Gerwig attends the 29th annual Producers Guild Awards in Beverly Hills, California January 21, 2018. — Reuters pic

Stars at the 2018 Producers Guild Awards

Earthquake of magnitude 6.1 strikes off Java island

January 23, 2018

SUKABUMI (Java), Jan 23 — An earthquake of magnitude 6.1 struck off the Indonesian island of Java today, the US Geological Survey said. The quake struck about 104km west of the city of Sukabumi at a depth of 33km, but there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties. It shook some buildings in the capital Jakarta, about 100km... Read more

Wearing Kangoo jump boots, federal worker Tameka Green passes the White House as she exercises on her way to work during the government shutdown in Washington January 23, 2018. — Reuters pic

Wearing Kangoo jump boots, federal worker Tameka Green passes the White House as she exercises on her way to work during the government shutdown in Washington January 23, 2018. — Reuters pic Read More

De Bruyne one of world’s best, says City team mate Bernardo Silva

January 23, 2018

LONDON, Jan 23 ― Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne has been hailed as one of the best players in the world by team mate Bernardo Silva ahead of the club's League Cup semi-final second leg against Bristol City today. Pep Guardiola's... Read more

Swansea City

Swansea City's Alfie Mawson celebrates with team mates after scoring the first goal against Liverpool in Swansea January 23, 2018. ― Reuters pic Read More

PNB chief: Right policies needed to preserve ratings

By Jamny Rosli
January 23, 2018

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 23 — Malaysia can sidestep the risk of any ratings downgrade by implementing sound economic policies and measures, Permodalan Nasional Bhd (PNB) chairman Tan Sri Abdul Wahid Omar said today. He said the country’s strong credit ratings have been a boon to local businesses and the economy, and urged the government to... Read more

Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund attends a news conference on the world economic outlook during the World Economic Forum annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, January 23, 2018. — Reuters pic

Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund attends a news conference on the world economic outlook during the World Economic Forum annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, January 23, 2018. — Reuters pic

Going, going, gone! In-N-Out sells out in a flash

By Azril Annuar
January 23, 2018

PETALING JAYA, Jan 23 — Popular US fast food chain In-N-Out’s second pop-up store in Malaysia was swarmed by burger lovers who snapped up its burgers before the event even had a chance to start. Around 300 people were able to grab a taste of the burgers, but many more left with only the taste of disappointment as the burgers were sold... Read more

An Amazon employee manages inventory in the company

An Amazon employee manages inventory in the company's line-free Seattle store days before the store's public debut, in Seattle, Washington, January 23, 2018. — Reuters pic Read More

Neil Diamond diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, to retire from touring

January 23, 2018

LOS ANGELES, Jan 23 — US singer-songwriter Neil Diamond, one of pop music’s all-time best-selling artists, has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease and plans to retire from touring, his official website said yesterday. The onset of the disease has made it difficult for him to travel and perform on a large-scale, a statement on the... Read more

The character of Minnie Mouse poses on her star with singer Katy Perry after it was unveiled on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles January 23, 2018. — Reuters pic

The character of Minnie Mouse poses on her star with singer Katy Perry after it was unveiled on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles January 23, 2018. — Reuters pic Read More

Uber CEO sees flying cars across US skies within 10 years

January 23, 2018

LOS ANGELES, Jan 23 — Flying cars will be zipping across US skies within the coming decade — at least that’s what Uber Technologies Inc’s Chief Executive Officer Dara Khosrowshahi predicts. “There will be people flying around Dallas, Texas,” Khosrowshahi said at the DLD tech conference in Munich, his first public appearance in... Read more

A Yaris model car is seen on display at Toyota

A Yaris model car is seen on display at Toyota's automobile manufacturing plant in Onnaing, northern France, January 23, 2018. — AFP pic

Denial then defiance: Former sex slave in Argentina fights for justice

January 23, 2018

BOGOTA, Jan 23 ― Enslaved and trapped in a brothel for six years in the southern Argentine port city of Ushuaia, Alika Kinan was beaten and forced to have sex with up to 30 clients a night. But when police raided the “Sheik” street brothel in the centre of the resort city in a rescue operation in 2012, Kinan's immediate reaction was... Read more

Models present creations by designer Maria Grazia Chiuri for Christian Dior

Models present creations by designer Maria Grazia Chiuri for Christian Dior's Haute Couture Spring-Summer 2018 fashion collection in Paris January 23, 2018. ― Reuters pic

China online quiz craze lures prize seekers, tech giants

January 23, 2018

BEIJING, Jan 23 — It seems like a game everyone wins: some of China’s biggest tech companies, looking to hook in new consumers, are using cash prizes to draw millions of contenders to mobile-based online quiz shows. Up to six million people at a time log into the free, live games on their smartphones to answer a series of rapid-fire... Read more

Reuters Video: Exercising robot Kangoro breaks a sweat in the gym
A Japanese research team has built a humanoid robot that resembles the intricate muscular and skeletal structure of a human body, making it capable of mimicking human activities like push-ups and sit-ups. — Reuters Read More

Millions gather to ‘purify souls’ in Hindu bathing ritual

January 23, 2018

ALLAHABAD, Jan 23 — Millions of Hindu devotees are gathering in northern India for the Magh Mela — one of the world’s biggest religious festivals involving ritual bathing in the holy waters of the Ganges river. An estimated 10 million Hindus descend on the city of Allahabad every January for the festival staged at the sacred meeting... Read more

Tourists stand by the US Capitol during the third day of a government shutdown in Washington January 23, 2018. — Reuters pic

Tourists stand by the US Capitol during the third day of a government shutdown in Washington January 23, 2018. — Reuters pic Read More

Bin Abdullah: Mahkamah tolak permohonan 20 pasangan untuk mencelah

January 23, 2018

PUTRAJAYA, 23 Jan ― Mahkamah Persekutuan hari ini menolak permohonan oleh 20 pasangan dan seorang ibu tunggal untuk dinamakan sebagai pihak dalam rayuan berhubung sama ada seorang kanak-kanak Islam yang tidak sah taraf boleh dibinkan dengan nama bapanya dan bukan berbinkan “Abdullah”. Ketua Hakim Negara Tun Md Raus Sharif yang... Selanjutnya

N. Thanabalan disambut para penyokong sejurus tiba Pasukan Bola Sepak Malaysia Bawah 23 di Lapangan Terbang Antarabangsa Kuala Lumpur dari menyertai Kejohanan Konfederasi Bola Sepak Asia (AFC) U23 2018 semalam, 22 Januari 2018. ― Foto oleh Shafwan Zaidon

N. Thanabalan disambut para penyokong sejurus tiba Pasukan Bola Sepak Malaysia Bawah 23 di Lapangan Terbang Antarabangsa Kuala Lumpur dari menyertai Kejohanan Konfederasi Bola Sepak Asia (AFC) U23 2018 semalam, 22 Januari 2018. ― Foto oleh Shafwan Zaidon

Letter shows ‘unsatisfied’ de Beauvoir’s passion for younger man

January 22, 2018

PARIS, Jan 22 — French feminist icon Simone de Beauvoir’s “mad passion” for a lover 18 years her junior has been revealed in a letter published for the first time yesterday. It also shows that she was never sexually satisfied by her partner, the existentialist philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre. The writer, who condemned marriage as an... Read more

A Palestinian man reads a newspaper during a strike in protest against the siege on Gaza and the economic situation in Gaza City January 23, 2018. — AFP pic

A Palestinian man reads a newspaper during a strike in protest against the siege on Gaza and the economic situation in Gaza City January 23, 2018. — AFP pic