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Ex-EC official says tracing voters unproven, no more serialised ballot papers

Reuters Video: UN Security Council approves 30-day humanitarian truce in Syria
The United Nations Security Council approved a resolution demanding a 30-day truce to allow aid deliveries and medical evacuations with the support of Syrian ally Russia after a flurry of last-minute negotiations. Rough cut (no reporter narration). ― Reuters Read More

BY IDA NADIRAH IBRAHIM
February 25, 2018

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 25 — Former Election Commission (EC) deputy chairman Datuk Seri Wan Ahmad Wan Omar has debunked an assertion that voters can be traced based on their... Read more

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BR1M is not to buy votes, says PM

February 25, 2018

PEKAN, Feb 25 — Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak today shared with the people on the background of the 1Malaysia People’s Aid (BR1M), following various allegations by the opposition, including that it is intended to buy votes. Speaking before a crowd of about 2,000 BR1M recipients, he said, the aid was proposed by Bank Negara... Read more

Spectators watch a fireworks display at the Hot Air Balloon Festival in Penang February 25, 2018. — Picture by KE Ooi

Spectators watch a fireworks display at the Hot Air Balloon Festival in Penang February 25, 2018. — Picture by KE Ooi Read More

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Giorgio Armani showcases classic style at Milan Fashion Week

Giorgio Armani showcases classic style at Milan Fashion Week

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A model presents a creation from the Giorgio Armani Autumn/Winter 2018 women collection during Milan Fashion Week in Milan February 25, 2018. ― Reuters pic

Giorgio Armani showcases classic style at Milan Fashion Week
Versace rocks Milan Fashion Week

Versace rocks Milan Fashion Week

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Models present creations from the Versace Autumn/Winter 2018 women collection during Milan Fashion Week in Milan February 23, 2018.― Reuters pic

Versace rocks Milan Fashion Week
Blumarine’s latest creations at Milan Fashion Week

Blumarine’s latest creations at Milan Fashion Week

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A model presents a creation from the Blumarine Autumn/Winter 2018 women collection during Milan Fashion Week in Milan February 24, 2018. ― Reuters pic

Blumarine’s latest creations at Milan Fashion Week
Fendi presents feminine and romantic collection in Milan

Fendi presents feminine and romantic collection in Milan

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A model presents a creation from the Fendi Autumn/Winter 2018 women collection during the Milan Fashion Week in Milan February 23, 2018. ― Reuters pic

Fendi presents feminine and romantic collection in Milan
Moschino channels Jackie O in Milan

Moschino channels Jackie O in Milan

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A model presents a creation from the Moschino Autumn/Winter 2018 women collection during Milan Fashion Week in Milan February 22, 2018. — Reuters pic

Moschino channels Jackie O in Milan
Gucci’s bold display at Milan Fashion Week

Gucci’s bold display at Milan Fashion Week

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A model presents a creation from the Gucci Autumn/Winter 2018 women collection during Milan Fashion Week in Milan February 22, 2018. — Reuters pic

Gucci’s bold display at Milan Fashion Week

Japan police question US man after finding severed head

February 25, 2018

TOKYO, Feb 25 ― Japanese police are questioning an American man in custody after a decapitated head was found in an Osaka apartment he was renting, local media reported today. Police believe the head, found in a suitcase, is likely to belong to a 27-year-old Japanese woman who went missing after visiting another apartment in western Osaka... Read more

Activists take part during a demonstration demanding justice for the female victims of violence in Mexico, in Mexico City February 25, 2018. ― Reuters pic

Activists take part during a demonstration demanding justice for the female victims of violence in Mexico, in Mexico City February 25, 2018. ― Reuters pic

IOC keeps Russia doping ban for Olympic closing ceremony

February 25, 2018

PYEONGCHANG, Feb 25 — Russian athletes will not be able to march behind their flag at the Pyeongchang Winter Games closing ceremony after the IOC voted unanimously to keep the country’s ban for mass doping. But the International Olympic... Read more

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Liverpool's Emre Can celebrates scoring their first goal against West Ham United at Anfield, Liverpool February 24, 2018. — Action Images/Carl Recine pic via Reuters Read More

Saudis see oil output cuts easing in 2019 without hurting market

February 25, 2018

NEW DELHI, Feb 25 — Opec and its allies including Russia may next year ease the crude-output curbs that have helped prices recover from the worst crash in a generation, according to Saudi Arabia’s oil minister. With the market moving toward equilibrium and bloated inventories shrinking, the next step for global producers will be to... Read more

Iraqi people buy nuts from a nuts shop in Mosul February 25, 2018. — Reuters pic

Iraqi people buy nuts from a nuts shop in Mosul February 25, 2018. — Reuters pic

A Hainanese chicken rice stall with a rich legacy

By Opalyn Mok
February 25, 2018

GEORGE TOWN, Feb 25 — When a young Lim Heng Kai first arrived in Penang back in the 1940s, he went to work at the grand E&O Hotel in George Town together with his brother and relatives. In fact, most of the Lim family worked in the hotel, holding a variety of positions from bell boy to general workers. “You can say all of the Lim... Read more

Mantu is an Afghan dish of chicken dumplings available for order from The Picha Project website. — Picture by Ham Abu Bakar and courtesy of The Picha Project

Mantu is an Afghan dish of chicken dumplings available for order from The Picha Project website. — Picture by Ham Abu Bakar and courtesy of The Picha Project Read More

Legendary Bollywood star Sridevi dies at 54

February 25, 2018

MUMBAI, Feb 25 ― It is indeed a shocking day for Bollywood fans following the sudden passing of superstar actress Sridevi at the age of 54. The actress, who is married to director Bonny Kapoor, is said to have suffered a cardiac arrest while attending a wedding ceremony in Dubai. Sridevi made her debut in Tamil films as a child before... Read more

Actor Bill Murray shows the Silver Bear for Best Director award for Wes Anderson for movie Isle of Dogs at the news conference after the awards ceremony at the 68th Berlinale International Film Festival in Berlin February 25, 2018. ― Reuters pic

Actor Bill Murray shows the Silver Bear for Best Director award for Wes Anderson for movie Isle of Dogs at the news conference after the awards ceremony at the 68th Berlinale International Film Festival in Berlin February 25, 2018. ― Reuters pic

Taxi! Companies line up to overhaul Japan’s staid cab sector

February 25, 2018

TOKYO, Feb 25 — With their white-gloved, greying drivers and lace-covered seating, Japan’s taxis seem to belong to another era, but as the 2020 Olympics approach, the sedate sector is facing a quiet revolution. This week, Uber’s CEO Dara Khosrowshahi made his first visit to Japan since taking over at the firm, touting “promising... Read more

Reuters Video: 'Easy Ride' launches Nissan into the self-driving market
Nissan Motor Co is taking its first steps to becoming an operator of autonomous vehicle services, hoping to break into a segment set to be dominated by Uber and other technology firms. Zahra Mackaoui reports. ― Reuters Read More

Discover the wonders of needle felting with Mina Planet

By Lee Khang Yi
February 25, 2018

PUCHONG, Feb 25 — Ever wondered how people create cute and realistic looking animals with just soft, fluffy wool felt? The answer, we found out, is a lot of hard work as it involves poking the wool felt with a needle until it becomes solid. “The beauty of the needle.... as you keep poking the wool felt, it becomes solid,” explained... Read more

A boy flies a kite at the Complexo do Alemao slums in Rio de Janeiro  Brazil February 25, 2018. ― Reuters pic

A boy flies a kite at the Complexo do Alemao slums in Rio de Janeiro Brazil February 25, 2018. ― Reuters pic

The first 5G Olympics? Not quite, say bemused spectators

February 25, 2018

PYEONGCHANG, Feb 25 ― The Pyeongchang Winter Games was supposed to be the coming-out party for 5G, the next generation of wireless technology ― but few people noticed. And some of those who did were unimpressed. “It was okay,” South Korean spectator Lim Seol-hwa said, after visiting a truck outfitted with the technology, one of... Read more

Daphne Padfield, 93, tries out a specialist virtual reality headset at the Langham Court Dementia Home in Hindhead, Britain February 25, 2018. ― Reuters pic

Daphne Padfield, 93, tries out a specialist virtual reality headset at the Langham Court Dementia Home in Hindhead, Britain February 25, 2018. ― Reuters pic

New VR attraction takes visitors flying over Paris by jetpack

February 25, 2018

PARIS, Feb 25 — It took no less than three years to develop FlyView, an upcoming attraction in the French capital set to turn the dream of soaring over Paris into (virtual) reality. Buckle up from March 31, for a flight leaving from the city’s Opéra Garnier neighbourhood.  While Paris offers many opportunities to view the city from up... Read more

A starling murmuration is seen over Brighton Pier as people use a zip line tourist attraction in Brighton February 25, 2018. — Reuters pic

A starling murmuration is seen over Brighton Pier as people use a zip line tourist attraction in Brighton February 25, 2018. — Reuters pic

MB Perak: Islam bukan untuk satu kaum sahaja

February 25, 2018

IPOH, 25 Okt ― Islam itu “Rahmatan Lil ‘Alamin” merupakan konsep yang perlu diselami dan diterjemahkan dalam kehidupan masyarakat pelbagai kaum hari ini. Menteri Besar Perak Datuk Seri Dr Zambry Abd Kadir berkata konsep itu membuktikan Islam adalah agama yang tidak bersifat untuk satu kaum semata-mata. Katanya pendekatan itulah... Selanjutnya

Para pengunjung tidak melepaskan peluang berswafoto berlatarbelakangkan hiasan berbentuk belon pada Fiesta Belon Udara Panas di Padang Polo, Jalan Utama, George Town February 25, 2018. ― Foto Bernama

Para pengunjung tidak melepaskan peluang berswafoto berlatarbelakangkan hiasan berbentuk belon pada Fiesta Belon Udara Panas di Padang Polo, Jalan Utama, George Town February 25, 2018. ― Foto Bernama

Handwritten ‘Frankenstein’ manuscript getting limited-edition release

February 22, 2018

LONDON, Feb 22 — To mark the bicentennial of the publication of Mary Shelley’s classic novel Frankenstein, an independent publishing house is releasing a manuscript that comes from Shelley’s original handwritten notebooks. Shelley was just 18 in 1816 when she envisioned the famous horror story, taking inspiration from a ghost-story... Read more

A man picks up a newspaper in a nationalist shop in Belfast February 24, 2018. — Reuters pic

A man picks up a newspaper in a nationalist shop in Belfast February 24, 2018. — Reuters pic