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BY AZRIL ANNUAR
December 14, 2017

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 14 — Residents of Taman Tun Dr Ismail residents lost today their bid to get the court to temporarily halt all actions for a condominium project in the... Read more

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Arts and heritage does not come cheap, Pusaka says after spending RM1m on festival (VIDEO)

By Zurairi AR
December 14, 2017

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 14 — Arts NGO Pusaka said the nearly RM1 million price tag for the Malay heritage festival it co-organised with the Selangor government over the weekend was “very modest” for its scale. The group, which supports the viability of traditional Malaysian art forms, was responding to criticism that the festival was too... Read more

Datuk Seri Najib Razak (left) speaks to Jordan

Datuk Seri Najib Razak (left) speaks to Jordan's King Abdullah II during the Extraordinary Summit of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Istanbul. Picture released December 14, 2017. ― Bernama pic Read More

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Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson gets star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson gets star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

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Actor Dwayne Johnson poses on his star with Lauren Hashian and their daughter Jasmine Lia after it was unveiled on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles, California December 14, 2017. — Reuters pic

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson gets star on Hollywood Walk of Fame
Mexicans honour Our Lady of Guadalupe

Mexicans honour Our Lady of Guadalupe

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Clowns carry a portrait of the Virgin of Guadalupe as they pay homage to Mexico’s patron saint, Our Lady of Guadalupe at the Basilica of Guadalupe in Mexico City December 14, 2017. — Reuters pic

Mexicans honour Our Lady of Guadalupe
‘Pitch Perfect 3’ cast hit high note at LA premiere

‘Pitch Perfect 3’ cast hit high note at LA premiere

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Cast member Anna Kendrick poses at the premiere for ‘Pitch Perfect 3’ in Los Angeles December 13, 2017. — Reuters pic

‘Pitch Perfect 3’ cast hit high note at LA premiere
European premiere of ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’

European premiere of ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’

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Actors Daisy Ridley and Mark Hamill pose for photographers as they arrive for the European Premiere of ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’, at the Royal Albert Hall in central London December 13, 2017. — Reuters pic

European premiere of ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’
At the ‘Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle’ premiere in Los Angeles

At the ‘Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle’ premiere in Los Angeles

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Cast members Dwayne Johnson (right), Kevin Hart and Jack Black arrive at the premiere for ‘Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle’ in Los Angeles, California December 12, 2017. — Reuters pic

At the ‘Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle’ premiere in Los Angeles
‘Darkest Hour’ premieres in London

‘Darkest Hour’ premieres in London

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Actor Lily James is given a coat as she arrives at the UK premiere of ‘Darkest Hour’ in London, December 12, 2017. — Reuters pic

‘Darkest Hour’ premieres in London

South Africa’s Zuma appeals court ruling on state prosecutor’s appointment, says local media

December 14, 2017

JOHANNESBURG, Dec 14 — South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma has filed an appeal against a court ruling that his appointment of a state prosecutor to decide whether to reinstate corruption charges against him was not valid, local media reported on Thursday. The High Court ruled last week that Zuma’s appointment of head prosecutor Shaun... Read more

Anti-Brexit protesters demonstrate outside the Houses of Parliament in London, Britain, December 14, 2017. — Reuters pic

Anti-Brexit protesters demonstrate outside the Houses of Parliament in London, Britain, December 14, 2017. — Reuters pic Read More

Newcastle must stamp out the errors, says Benitez

December 14, 2017

LONDON, Dec 14 ― Newcastle United manager Rafa Benitez says individual errors are costing his team vital points and the Spaniard has taken responsibility for being unable to find a winning formula despite making tactical and personnel... Read more

Argentina’s Independiente players celebrate with Copa Sudamericana trophy after winning the final match against Brazil’s Flamengo at Maracana stadium, Rio de Janeiro December 14, 2017. — Reuters pic

Argentina’s Independiente players celebrate with Copa Sudamericana trophy after winning the final match against Brazil’s Flamengo at Maracana stadium, Rio de Janeiro December 14, 2017. — Reuters pic

South-east Asian stocks mostly up after Fed meet, KL leads gains

December 14, 2017

SINGAPORE, Dec 14 — Most South-east Asian stock markets rose today, after the US Federal Reserve's comments tempered prospects for future tightening, while Singapore fell sharply after four sessions of gains. While the Fed delivered on a rate increase that was already priced in by markets and kept its rate outlook unchanged for the coming... Read more

Bloomberg Video: Why Jakarta school banned Go-Jek food delivery service
Indonesian ride-hailing and food-delivery startup Go-Jek is getting resistance from the lunch ladies at Jakarta Intercultural School. The school banned the startup from delivering takeout lunches to its students. — Bloomberg Read More

Doner kebabs survive EU lawmaker vote on additives

December 14, 2017

STRASBOURG, Dec 14 — Doner kebab vendors across Europe won a victory in the European Parliament yesterday when European Union lawmakers failed to outlaw additives regularly used to preserve taste and moisture. The European Commission had proposed permitting the use of phosphates in frozen kebab meat to reflect current practice. The... Read more

Fujian-native Chen Jianming sits in his restaurant which relies on customers who are workers from nearby ceramics factories in rural Gaoyi county near Shijiazhuang, Hebei province December 14, 2017. — Reuters pic

Fujian-native Chen Jianming sits in his restaurant which relies on customers who are workers from nearby ceramics factories in rural Gaoyi county near Shijiazhuang, Hebei province December 14, 2017. — Reuters pic

Here’s the Honest Trailer for ‘Star Wars: Return of the Jedi’ (VIDEO)

December 14, 2017

LOS ANGELES, Dec 14 — With the recent release of the latest Star Wars movie, the team at Screen Junkies are back with another Honest Trailer and this time they feel the strength of the Force in Return of the Jedi. The voiceover guy starts the clip by saying: “Here comes a film that had to live up to impossibly high expectations and said... Read more

Actor Dwayne Johnson poses on his star after it was unveiled on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles December 14, 2017. — Reuters pic

Actor Dwayne Johnson poses on his star after it was unveiled on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles December 14, 2017. — Reuters pic Read More view gallery

Porsche Macan Sports Design: Limited to 40 units only (VIDEO)

By YS Khong
December 14, 2017

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 14 — Only 40 lucky owners will get their hands on the limited edition Porsche Macan Sports Design unveiled today by Sime Darby Auto Performance, the local distributors for the Porsche brand. The new Porsche Macan Sports Design was presented by the CEO of Sime Darby Auto Performance (SDAP), Arnt Bayer in conjunction with... Read more

An electric bus sits under a charging station in Azusa, California, December 14, 2017. — Reuters pic

An electric bus sits under a charging station in Azusa, California, December 14, 2017. — Reuters pic

Why ‘Power’ and ‘Woke’ were the most-used fashion words this year

December 14, 2017

NEW YORK, Dec 14 — ‘Power’ was the most-used fashion word of 2017, according to new data from Lyst. The global fashion search platform has analysed more than 30,000 online editorial articles published throughout the year across 100 online fashion and lifestyle publications. The articles were broken down into their individual... Read more

Reuters Video: New Yorkers can park their pooch while they shop
A start-up is rolling out smart dog houses with the aim of maximising the time city-dwellers spend with their dogs. -— Reuters Read More

World’s biggest biometric database grows in India amid doubt

December 14, 2017

NEW DELHI, Dec 14 — Prime Minister Narendra Modi is pushing Indians to link their digital IDs to a host of services such as credit cards and cellphones, even as the Supreme Court will hear petitions today seeking to limit the scope of the world’s largest biometric database. Almost one billion people had signed up for the program before... Read more

Bloomberg Video: The battle between fake news and social media algorithms
Bloomberg’s Selina Wang and Sarah Frier discuss social media’s responsibility to society with Bloomberg’s Emily Chang on 'Bloomberg Technology.' — Bloomberg Read More

Hotels add ‘panic buttons’ to protect housekeepers from guests

December 14, 2017

NEW YORK, Dec 14 — One guest at the Westin Hotel in downtown Seattle opened his door naked and urged housekeeper Ely Dar to come in. Another offered her money in exchange for a massage. A guest once told her she was beautiful, then grabbed her in a hug from behind and called after her when she ran away. In 17 years as a hotel housekeeper,... Read more

A Singapore Airlines stewardess folds up the leg rest of a seat in the newly-launched premium economy class cabin of their A380 aircraft at Changi Airport in Singapore December 14, 2017. — Reuters pic

A Singapore Airlines stewardess folds up the leg rest of a seat in the newly-launched premium economy class cabin of their A380 aircraft at Changi Airport in Singapore December 14, 2017. — Reuters pic

Fitnah danai Israel, McDonald’s Malaysia lapor polis

December 14, 2017

KUALA LUMPUR, 14 Dis — Laporan polis dan Suruhanjaya Komunikasi dan Multimedia Malaysia (SKMM) dibuat susulan fitnah bahawa McDonald’s mendanai Israel.  Laporan terhadap lebih 20 individu dan organisasi juga dibuat syarikat Gerbang Alaf Restaurants Sdn Bhd di balai polis Dang Wangi semalam, lapor Harian Metro. McDonald's Malaysia... Selanjutnya

Menteri Besar Kedah Datuk Seri Ahmad Bashah Md Hanipah (empat, kiri) melihat beg sekolah yang diterima murid-murid pada Program Tanggungjawab Sosial Korporat ‘Kembali ke Sekolah’ anjuran Rangkaian Hotel Seri Malaysia di Alor Setar 13 Disember, 2017. — Foto Bernama

Menteri Besar Kedah Datuk Seri Ahmad Bashah Md Hanipah (empat, kiri) melihat beg sekolah yang diterima murid-murid pada Program Tanggungjawab Sosial Korporat ‘Kembali ke Sekolah’ anjuran Rangkaian Hotel Seri Malaysia di Alor Setar 13 Disember, 2017. — Foto Bernama

Garcia Marquez archive now accessible online

December 13, 2017

AUSTIN, Dec 13 — A US university has made more than 27,000 images from the late Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s archive available online. They include materials from all of his works of fiction, personal scrapbooks, a memoir, screenplays and photographs. The project was carried out by the Harry Ransom Centre, the literary... Read more

A man reads a newspaper with the news about the arrest of Reuters Myanmar-based journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, in Yangon December 14, 2017. — Reuters pic

A man reads a newspaper with the news about the arrest of Reuters Myanmar-based journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, in Yangon December 14, 2017. — Reuters pic