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Official trailer for ‘Isle of Dogs’
Take a look at the official trailer for Wes Anderson-directed ‘Isle of Dogs’. Read More

By Azril Annuar
September 22, 2017

PETALING JAYA, Sept 22 — The man at the centre of a controversial video showing him allegedly urging non-Muslims in the Flora Damansara apartments to adhere to Islamic... Read more

Tribunal finds Myanmar guilty of genocide

September 22, 2017

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 22 — The Permanent Peoples Tribunal’s (PPT) today found the State of Myanmar guilty of the crime of genocide against the Kachin people and other Muslim groups, including the Rohingyas. In a unanimous decision, former President of the International Association of Genocide Scholars, Daniel Feierstein who headed a... Read more

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak delivers his speech during Maal Hijrah celebrations at the Sultan Ismail Petra Mosque in Kuala Lumpur September 22, 2017. ― Picture by Yusof Mat Isa

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak delivers his speech during Maal Hijrah celebrations at the Sultan Ismail Petra Mosque in Kuala Lumpur September 22, 2017. ― Picture by Yusof Mat Isa Read More

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Tropical futurism at Fendi

Tropical futurism at Fendi

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Models parade at the end of the Fendi Spring/Summer 2018 show at the Milan Fashion Week in Milan September 22, 2017. — Reuters pic

Tropical futurism at Fendi
Biker ballerinas at Moschino

Biker ballerinas at Moschino

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A model displays a creation from the Moschino Spring/Summer 2018 show at the Milan September 22, 2017. — Reuters pic

Biker ballerinas at Moschino
Pop goes Prada

Pop goes Prada

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A model displays a creation from the Prada Spring/Summer 2018 show at the Milan Fashion Week in Milan September 22, 2017. — Reuters pic

Pop goes Prada
Reliving China’s Long March

Reliving China’s Long March

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Participants dressed in replica Red Army uniforms welcome team mates as they return from a hike through the mountains during a Communist team-building course extolling the spirit of the Long March outside Jinggangshan, Jiangxi province, September 22, 2017. — Reuters pic

Reliving China’s Long March
Apple faithful show their love for iPhone 8 in Tokyo

Apple faithful show their love for iPhone 8 in Tokyo

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Apple fan Shoko Kimura, who has been waiting in line to purchase new Apple Watch, reacts with Apple Store staff as she enters the Apple Store in Tokyo’s Omotesando shopping district September 22, 2017. — Reuters pic

Apple faithful show their love for iPhone 8 in Tokyo
Gamers gear up for Tokyo Game Show 2017

Gamers gear up for Tokyo Game Show 2017

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Costume players pose at a booth for the shooting video game ‘Earth Defence Force 5’ at Tokyo Game Show 2017 in Chiba, east of Tokyo, September 21, 2017. — Reuters pic

Gamers gear up for Tokyo Game Show 2017

Protests in Catalonia over crackdown on banned independence vote

September 22, 2017

BARCELONA, Sept 22 — Demonstrators hit the streets of Barcelona today for a third day of protests against the Spanish authorities’ crackdown on preparations for a banned independence referendum in Catalonia.  Some 2,000 people, many draped in red and yellow Catalan independence flags, gathered outside a court on the outskirts of... Read more

Mount Agung, an active volcano located on Bali that has been placed on alert level 3 following recent seismic activity, is seen from Mataram on nearby Lombok island September 22, 2017. — Picture by Ahmad Subaidi/Antara Foto via Reuters

Mount Agung, an active volcano located on Bali that has been placed on alert level 3 following recent seismic activity, is seen from Mataram on nearby Lombok island September 22, 2017. — Picture by Ahmad Subaidi/Antara Foto via Reuters Read More

Uefa delay verdict on Arsenal and Cologne crowd incidents

September 22, 2017

LONDON, Sept 22 — Uefa has appointed a special “Ethics and Disciplinary Inspector” to look into the crowd incidents that marred Arsenal’s Europa League game with FC Cologne last week, the European governing body said today. Cologne... Read more

Bank Indonesia cuts key rate again to fire up growth

September 22, 2017

JAKARTA, Sept 22 — Indonesia’s central bank today cut its main interest rate for the second consecutive month, wrongfooting most analysts as it seeks to support sluggish lending and consumption holding back growth in South-east Asia’s biggest economy. Policymakers in Indonesia have been struggling to lift the economic growth rate,... Read more

People walk past an electronic stock quotation board outside a brokerage in Tokyo September 22, 2017. — Reuters pic

People walk past an electronic stock quotation board outside a brokerage in Tokyo September 22, 2017. — Reuters pic Read More

From fleeing Syria to dazzling Merkel in the kitchen

September 22, 2017

BERLIN, Sept 22 — Back in Syria, friends gave Malakeh Jazmati the nickname “Miss Spaghetti” because cooking up tasty traditional regional dishes wasn’t exactly her thing. Flash forward two years and Jazmati has become a dynamo in the kitchen in her adopted hometown of Berlin, with Chancellor Angela Merkel among those dazzled by her... Read more

The Cafe Central bar is seen in the Letras neighbourhood of Madrid September 22, 2017. — Reuters pic

The Cafe Central bar is seen in the Letras neighbourhood of Madrid September 22, 2017. — Reuters pic

Sheeran’s ‘Shape of You’ most streamed ever on Spotify

September 22, 2017

NEW YORK, Sept 22 — Ed Sheeran’s dance pop track Shape of You has become the most played song ever on Spotify, ending the 11-month reign of Drake’s One Dance. The English songwriter’s easygoing song about looking for love at a bar has been heard 1.318 billion times on the world’s most popular streaming service as of today, a notch... Read more

New teaser trailer for ‘Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle’
Check out this new teaser trailer for Dwayne Johnson’s ‘Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle’. Read More

Mercedes plots Tesla attack with US$1b US electric push

September 22, 2017

FRANKFURT, Sept 22 — Daimler AG plans to spend US$1 billion (RM4.2 billion) to start production of Mercedes-Benz electric vehicles at its Alabama factory, setting the world’s largest luxury-car maker up to battle with battery-car specialist Tesla Inc on its home turf. The German automaker will build its fifth battery plant globally and... Read more

An Aicon concept car is pictured at a stand of German car manufacturer Audi at the Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt September 22, 2017. — Reuters pic

An Aicon concept car is pictured at a stand of German car manufacturer Audi at the Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt September 22, 2017. — Reuters pic Read More

Starting a farming community in the city one plot at a time

By Opalyn Mok
September 22, 2017

GEORGE TOWN, Sept 22 — Growing your own vegetables used to be quite common some 40 years ago with every other family growing their own chillies, pandan and even bunga kantan but that vanished when people moved to smaller homes with stamp-size gardens or apartments with non-existent gardens. Today though some of these apartment dwellers... Read more

Locals take part in an exercise at a free outdoor gym in Soweto, South Africa September 22, 2017. — Reuters pic

Locals take part in an exercise at a free outdoor gym in Soweto, South Africa September 22, 2017. — Reuters pic

Japan Games Awards: ‘Zelda: Breath of the Wild’, ‘Fifa 17’ among 2017 winners

September 22, 2017

NEW YORK, Sept 22 — Eleven games received the Award for Excellence at the 2017 JGAs, with The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, winning top prize, both Pokémon Sun and Moon and Pokémon GO fêted, and football sim Fifa 17 clinching the international award. A total of seven accolades went Nintendo’s way at the 2017 Japan Game Awards... Read more

A man looks at models of android robots, game characters from ‘Detroit: Become Human’ at Tokyo Game Show 2017 in Chiba, east of Tokyo September 22, 2017. — Reuters pic

A man looks at models of android robots, game characters from ‘Detroit: Become Human’ at Tokyo Game Show 2017 in Chiba, east of Tokyo September 22, 2017. — Reuters pic Read More view gallery

Poverty in paradise: The dark side of Indonesia’s new tourism hope

September 22, 2017

RAJA AMPAT, Sept 22 — A tableau of white sandy beaches, colourful coral reefs and turquoise water, the islands of Raja Ampat are set to be Indonesia’s next tourism hotspot — but locals fear the government is failing both them and the environment in its development push. Stretching across 67,000 square kilometres in Indonesia’s far... Read more

Mount Agung, an active volcano located on the resort island of Bali that has been placed on level three alert following recent seismic activity, is seen from Mataram nearby Lombok island, Indonesia September 22, 2017. — Reuters pic

Mount Agung, an active volcano located on the resort island of Bali that has been placed on level three alert following recent seismic activity, is seen from Mataram nearby Lombok island, Indonesia September 22, 2017. — Reuters pic Read More

Pembangkang atau tidak, SPRM tiada masa main politik

September 22, 2017

KUALA NERUS, 22 Sept — Suruhanjaya Pencegahan Rasuah Malaysia (SPRM) menafikan tindakan pihaknya menahan setiausaha politik, kerani dan pembantu peribadi seorang anggota Parlimen pembangkang di Selangor semalam bermotifkan politik. Ketua pesuruhjaya SPRM Tan Sri Dzulkifli Ahmad berkata penahanan tiga individu itu dijalankan secara... Selanjutnya

Traktor turut digunakan bagi memindahkan mangsa banjir dan barang-barang di kawasan yang dinaiki air di Kampung Tebing Tinggi, Kangar 21 September 2017. — Foto Bernama

Traktor turut digunakan bagi memindahkan mangsa banjir dan barang-barang di kawasan yang dinaiki air di Kampung Tebing Tinggi, Kangar 21 September 2017. — Foto Bernama

Sequel to cult novel ‘Kill Your Friends’ coming next year

September 22, 2017

LONDON, Sept 22 — John Niven is preparing a sequel to his cult-favourite debut novel Kill Your Friends that revisits the Britpop-era protagonist Steven Stelfox in the time of Trump and Brexit. Next year will mark 10 years since Kill Your Friends was published. The debut novel of Scottish author John Niven, who has since gone on to write... Read more

Participants read a textbook during a history lesson at the Red Culture Training Centre in Jinggangshan, Jiangxi province September 22, 2017. — Reuters pic

Participants read a textbook during a history lesson at the Red Culture Training Centre in Jinggangshan, Jiangxi province September 22, 2017. — Reuters pic Read More view gallery

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