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Sportswear retailer sacks supervisor for barring Muslims from prayer

Reuters Video: Dylan Farrow takes to TV with accusations against Woody Allen
In her first television interview, Dylan Farrow details allegations of sexual assault by her adopted father, Woody Allen, who denies the accusations. — Reuters Read More

January 19, 2018

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 19 — JD Sports Malaysia said a Pavilion outlet supervisor acted wrongly in barring Muslim employees from prayers and has been fired. In a message... Read more

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Putrajaya to outlaw ‘any’ form of workplace discrimination

By IDA NADIRAH IBRAHIM
January 19, 2018

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 19 — The proposed amendment to the Employment Act 1955 prohibits all forms of discrimination at work, the Human Resources Ministry said. Under the proposed amendment, the Labour director-general may inquire into an employee’s complaint of facing discriminatory treatment from his or her employer in relation to the terms... Read more

Shoppers look at some Chinese New Year decorations for sale at a shop in Petaling Street January 19, 2018. ― Picture by Choo Choy May

Shoppers look at some Chinese New Year decorations for sale at a shop in Petaling Street January 19, 2018. ― Picture by Choo Choy May

The Parachicos dancers from Mexico’s Chiapa de Corzo

The Parachicos dancers from Mexico’s Chiapa de Corzo

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Parachicos dancers perform during the annual celebration to honour Saint Anthony Abbot in Chiapa de Corzo, in Chiapas state, Mexico January 19, 2018. — Reuters pic

The Parachicos dancers from Mexico’s Chiapa de Corzo
A peek at how saxophones are made

A peek at how saxophones are made

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A worker forms the bells of saxophones at the Henri Selmer wind instruments factory in Mantes-la-Ville near Paris January 18, 2018. — Reuters pic

A peek at how saxophones are made
At the LA premiere of ‘Den of Thieves’

At the LA premiere of ‘Den of Thieves’

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Cast member Gerard Butler poses at the premiere for ‘Den of Thieves’ in Los Angeles, California January 18, 2018. — Reuters pic

At the LA premiere of ‘Den of Thieves’
Lumiere London festival lights up the city

Lumiere London festival lights up the city

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Visitors to the South Bank walk through The Wave, by Vertigo, one of several light installations placed around the capital which together form the Lumiere London festival, in London January 18, 2018. — Reuters pic

Lumiere London festival lights up the city
Beloved children’s classic ‘Little Women’ premieres

Beloved children’s classic ‘Little Women’ premieres

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Angela Lansbury poses at a photocall for TV series ‘Little Women’ in Pasadena, California, January 17, 2018. — Reuters pic

Beloved children’s classic ‘Little Women’ premieres
La Luminarias, a celebration of fire and horses

La Luminarias, a celebration of fire and horses

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A horse is seen through flames during the annual ‘Luminarias’ celebration on the eve of Saint Anthony’s day, Spain’s patron saint of animals, in the village of San Bartolome de Pinares, northwest of Madrid, January 17, 2018. — Reuters pic

La Luminarias, a celebration of fire and horses

Car plows through Copacabana sidewalk, kills baby, injures 15

January 19, 2018

RIO DE JANIERO, Jan 19 — A speeding car plowed through evening strollers on a crowded sidewalk of Rio’s famed Copacabana beach last night in an apparent accident, killing an 8-month old baby and injuring 15 people, police said. Injured pedestrians lay sprawled out on the sidewalk, recalling recent terrorist attacks by vehicles mowing... Read more

David Turpin (right) and Louise Turpin (left) appear in court for their arraignment in Riverside, California, January 19, 2018. — Reuters pic

David Turpin (right) and Louise Turpin (left) appear in court for their arraignment in Riverside, California, January 19, 2018. — Reuters pic

Hopman Cup a hit for Federer as kids come first

January 19, 2018

MELBOURNE, Jan 19 ― Roger Federer says he plans to keep the Hopman Cup on his playing schedule leading into the season-opening Australian Open Grand Slam as it suits his children best. The Swiss star, who teamed with Belinda Bencic to win... Read more

Real Madrid’s Marco Asensio celebrates with teammates after he scored a goal against Leganes in the King

Real Madrid’s Marco Asensio celebrates with teammates after he scored a goal against Leganes in the King's Cup quarter-final first leg at the Butarque Municipal Stadium in Leganes January 19, 2018. ― Reuters pic Read More

US House passes short-term spending bill, Senate fight erupts

January 19, 2018

WASHINGTON, Jan 19 — Legislation to avoid a US government shutdown at midnight today advanced in Congress as the House of Representatives last night approved an extension of federal funds through Feb 16, although the bill faced uncertain prospects in the Senate. On a mostly partisan vote of 230-197, the Republican-controlled House... Read more

A craftsman selling silver jewellery waits for customers at Grand Bazaar, known as the Covered Bazaar, in Istanbul, January 19, 2018. — Reuters pic

A craftsman selling silver jewellery waits for customers at Grand Bazaar, known as the Covered Bazaar, in Istanbul, January 19, 2018. — Reuters pic

McDonald’s collaborates with designer Anna Sui for Chinese New Year (VIDEO)

January 19, 2018

OAK BROOK, Jan 19 — What do McDonald's and fashion designer Anna Sui have in common? At first glance, not a whole heck of a lot. Regardless, in a multi-pronged campaign to launch a new US$1 (RM3.95) value menu and mark Chinese New Year, the fast food giant has tapped the designer to create limited edition red envelopes in the US. The... Read more

People at a restaurant in Dubai mall, United Arab Emirates January 19, 2018. — Reuters pic

People at a restaurant in Dubai mall, United Arab Emirates January 19, 2018. — Reuters pic

The Eagles settle lawsuit against Hotel California

January 19, 2018

LOS ANGELES, Jan 19 — There can evidently be only one Hotel California. The Eagles have settled a lawsuit to stop a Mexico hotel from using the name Hotel California, arguably the country-rock band's most famous song, after the hotel's owners withdrew their application to trademark the name in the United States. A joint dismissal of the... Read more

Cast member Dawn Olivieri poses at the premiere for

Cast member Dawn Olivieri poses at the premiere for 'Den of Thieves' in Los Angeles, California, January 19, 2018. — Reuters pic

Perodua eyes 2pc growth, larger share in 2018

By Sharina Ahmad
January 19, 2018

PETALING JAYA, Jan 19 — Perusahaan Otomobil Kedua Sdn Bhd (Perodua) is hoping new models will help it sell 209,000 vehicles this year or 2 per cent more than its 2017 achievement. Although last year’s sales represented a dip from 2016, President and chief executive officer Datuk Aminar Rashid Salleh said the momentum from the Bezza’s... Read more

President and CEO of Perodua Datuk Aminar Rashid Salleh giving a speech during Perodua 2017’s Full-Year Review at Perodua Sentral in Petaling Jaya, January 19, 2018. — MMO pic by by Miera Zulyana

President and CEO of Perodua Datuk Aminar Rashid Salleh giving a speech during Perodua 2017’s Full-Year Review at Perodua Sentral in Petaling Jaya, January 19, 2018. — MMO pic by by Miera Zulyana Read More

Last three years hottest on record, says UN

January 19, 2018

GENEVA, Jan 19 — The last three years were the hottest on record, the United Nations weather agency said yesterday, citing fresh global data underscoring the dramatic warming of the planet. Consolidated data from five leading international weather agencies shows that “2015, 2016 and 2017 have been confirmed as the three warmest years on... Read more

Reuters Video: Diagnosing heart disease with artificial intelligence
Researchers at the University of Oxford are revolutionising the way we diagnose heart disease, using artificial intelligence. — Reuters Read More

Samsung’s new and innovative Galaxy A8 faces tough competition

January 19, 2018

LAS VEGAS, Jan 19 — Presented a few days ago at CES in Las Vegas, the Galaxy A8 is the first smartphone in Samsung’s Galaxy A range to get an edge-to-edge display, a dual front camera and support for the Gear VR headset. Priced around the €500 (RM2411.81) mark, rivals at a similar price point include the OnePlus 5T and Honour View... Read more

A tea master operates SEED Solutions’ platform robot SEED-Noid by remote control as it roasts tea leaves during its demonstration at Robot Development & Application Expo in Tokyo January 19, 2018. — Reuters pic

A tea master operates SEED Solutions’ platform robot SEED-Noid by remote control as it roasts tea leaves during its demonstration at Robot Development & Application Expo in Tokyo January 19, 2018. — Reuters pic

Cheapest days of 2018 to fly and why this will be Euro vacation year

January 19, 2018

LONDON, Jan 19 — A breakdown of travel hacks for 2018 has named January 31 the cheapest day of the year for domestic travel in the US, and March 19 the cheapest day for flying internationally. Online booking site Kayak has released its annual Travel Hacker Guide, revealing some of the biggest trends and hacks for travel in 2018. If you... Read more

Domestic and foreign tourists walk in front of Humayun

Domestic and foreign tourists walk in front of Humayun's Tomb, one of the tourist destinations in New Delhi January 19, 2018. — Reuters pic

Hilang ingatan, Ara Johari lupa lirik lepas nahas (VIDEO)

OLEH HASBULLAH AWANG CHIK
January 19, 2018

KUALA LUMPUR, 19 Jan — Hilang ingatan sementara antara kesan yang diterima penyanyi Ara Johari selepas terlibat dalam kemalangan November lepas. Ara, nama popular Nurfarrah Izzatie Johari, berkata walau tiada kecederaan parah namun dia gagal mengingat lirik selepas tragedi itu. “Selepas kemalangan itu, lirik saya sendiri pun boleh... Selanjutnya

Kelihatan pengunjung merakam gambar kenangan perhiasan bakul bersama limau mandarin gergasi yang dihias sempena sambutan Tahun Baru Cina di Jalan Kelawai, George Town 19 Januari, 2018. — Foto Bernama

Kelihatan pengunjung merakam gambar kenangan perhiasan bakul bersama limau mandarin gergasi yang dihias sempena sambutan Tahun Baru Cina di Jalan Kelawai, George Town 19 Januari, 2018. — Foto Bernama

Beastie Boys memoir to hit shelves later this year

January 18, 2018

NEW YORK, Jan 18 — Speaking in an interview on Apple Beats 1, Mike D, one of the hip-hop group’s former members, said that a Beastie Boys memoir would be coming in fall 2018. Mike D reportedly signed a book deal with fellow bandmate Ad-Rock in 2013. Since then, there has been little in the way of news on the project. When asked about... Read more

Blind children learn to write and read at the Institute for the Blind in Najaf, Iraq January 19, 2018. — Reuters pic

Blind children learn to write and read at the Institute for the Blind in Najaf, Iraq January 19, 2018. — Reuters pic