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Uncovered women to blame for crimes against other women, Jawi says in Friday sermon

Bloomberg Video: Hands on with the Gear S2
Bloomberg Pursuits’ Stephen Pulvirent got a few minutes to check out the new Samsung Gear S2. The second-generation smart watch got a shape shift and will come packed with some interesting new features. The Gear S2 goes on sale in October in the US but no word yet on pricing. — Bloomberg Read More

September 4, 2015

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 4 — A Friday sermon by Federal Territories’ Islamic authorities today blamed women who do not cover their “aurat,” or intimate body parts, for causing... Read more

Sack Dollah Salleh now, Johor crown prince tells FAM after humiliating 10-0 defeat to UAE

September 4, 2015

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 4 ― After a humiliating 10-0 defeat to UAE, Johor crown prince Tunku Ismail Ibrahim urged the Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) to sack coach Dollah Salleh immediately and replace him with a more qualified foreign coach. Tunku Ismail said the Johor Football Association (FA) itself will contribute cash into the hiring... Read more

The late Karpal Singh and his illustrious life is remembered by his legal colleagues, friends and judges during reference proceedings at the Penang High Court today, September 4, 2015. ― Picture by K. E. Ooi

The late Karpal Singh and his illustrious life is remembered by his legal colleagues, friends and judges during reference proceedings at the Penang High Court today, September 4, 2015. ― Picture by K. E. Ooi

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May the Force be with you

May the Force be with you

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A fan dressed as Chewbacca selects merchandise from the upcoming film ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ just before midnight on ‘Force Friday’ in Sydney September 4, 2015. — Reuters pic

May the Force be with you
Stars align at 72nd Venice Film Festival

Stars align at 72nd Venice Film Festival

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German actress Diane Kruger, a member of the jury, attends the opening ceremony of the 72nd Venice Film Festival, northern Italy September 2, 2015. — Reuters pic

Stars align at 72nd Venice Film Festival
‘Everest’ at the 72nd Venice Film Festival

‘Everest’ at the 72nd Venice Film Festival

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Cast member Jake Gyllenhaal attends the red carpet for the movie ‘Everest’ at the 72nd Venice Film Festival, northern Italy September 2, 2015. — Reuters pic

‘Everest’ at the 72nd Venice Film Festival
Burning Man 2015 ‘Carnival of Mirrors’ arts and music festival

Burning Man 2015 ‘Carnival of Mirrors’ arts and music festival

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People gather at the art installation Serpent Mother during the Burning Man 2015 ‘Carnival of Mirrors’ arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada, September 2, 2015. — Reuters pic

Burning Man 2015 ‘Carnival of Mirrors’ arts and music festival
Notting Hill Carnival 2015

Notting Hill Carnival 2015

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Performers dance at the Notting Hill Carnival in west London, August 31, 2015. — Reuters pic

Notting Hill Carnival 2015
A day of excitement at ‘All Things Malaysian’

A day of excitement at ‘All Things Malaysian’

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All Things Malaysian, held from 4pm to 11pm on Sunday, saw the connecting roads of Beach Street, Victoria Street, Armenian Street, Soo Hong Lane and Ah Quee Street closed for performances and rows of stalls offering food, beverages, dessert along with books and comic books.

A day of excitement at ‘All Things Malaysian’

Experts say not all MERS cases reported to WHO

September 4, 2015

GENEVA, Sept 4 — Governments are not doing all they should to tackle the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, a committee of health experts at the World Health Organisation said yesterday. The WHO’s emergency committee, which meets regularly to consider the international response to the disease, said in a statement that its advice had... Read more

Reuters Video: Chaos on tracks as Hungary stops migrant train
Hungary's migrant crisis took another disturbing turn when authorities ordered desperate refugees to get off a train they thought was taking them into western Europe.— Reuters Read More

Asian Zone World Cup qualifiers: UAE 10 -v- Malaysia 0

September 4, 2015

DOHA, Sept 4 — Qatar recorded their biggest victory in international football when they eased past tiny Bhutan 15-0 while the UAE handed Malaysia a 10-0 rout in the Asian Zone World Cup qualifiers yesterday. Qatar’s win in Doha bettered their earlier record against Afghanistan and Lebanon whom they had beaten 8-0 in the 1980s. Bhutan, a remote Himalayan kingdom, known more for its philosophy of Gross National Happiness than for any... Read more

Onion thieves show India’s inflation war just starting

September 4, 2015

MUMBAI, Sept 4 — Those who say India’s inflation woes are under control forgot to tell Mumbai’s onion thieves. Prices of the vegetable — a staple in Indian diets — have almost doubled since July, leading to a series of widely reported heists in recent weeks. One victim, Anand Naik, had 750 kilos (1,653 pounds) of onions snatched from... Read more

An employee operates a truck at a foundry shop of the Rusal Khakassia aluminium smelter outside the town of Sayanogorsk, Russia, September 4, 2015. — Reuters pic

An employee operates a truck at a foundry shop of the Rusal Khakassia aluminium smelter outside the town of Sayanogorsk, Russia, September 4, 2015. — Reuters pic

Heston Blumenthal’s Fat Duck reopens this month — with US$390 tasting menu

September 4, 2015

LONDON, Sept 4 — Booking started at midday for the Fat Duck, which reopens on September 29, nine months after chef Heston Blumenthal moved his restaurant and staff for a temporary residency in Melbourne. Prospective diners must pay £255 (RM1,652) per person in advance for their meal, with extra charges for drinks and service on the day at... Read more

Kids vs sushi
Popular YouTube React Channel had kids try sushi for the first time in their newest instalment of “Kids Vs Food” ― you’re going to enjoy the reactions from these kids! Read More

Folk rock singer Azmyl Yunor launches album with new band

By Lydia Koh
September 4, 2015

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 4 — Singer-songwriter Azmyl Yunor has a new outfit called Azmyl Yunor & Orkes Padu. Well-known for performing in multiple bands in various music genres, he has now partnered with various members of local bands in his latest project. The rotating cast of band members include bassists Sadat, Mustaq (Keladak, Space Gampus... Read more

Justin Bieber explains why he got emotional during the VMAs
Justin Bieber talks to Jimmy Fallon about the emotions that led to his tearful 2015 MTV Video Music Awards performance. Read More

First Lotus Evora 400s leave for dealerships

By YS Khong
September 4, 2015

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 4 — The first batch of the new Lotus Evora 400 sports cars destined for customers and dealers have driven off the assembly line and are soon to arrive at dealerships across the UK and mainland Europe. The significant occasion was marked by a small celebration with proud members of the engineering and manufacturing team at... Read more

Weighing just 1395kg — 42kg lighter than the previous Lotus Evora S —  the new Evora 400 combines high performance with the legendary Lotus benchmark handling. — Picture courtesy of Lotus

Weighing just 1395kg — 42kg lighter than the previous Lotus Evora S —  the new Evora 400 combines high performance with the legendary Lotus benchmark handling. — Picture courtesy of Lotus Read More

‘We are losing ourselves as humans’: Heartbreaking tributes to drowned Syrian boy

September 4, 2015

ATHENS, Sept 4 — Social media users around the world have reacted in grief and anger at the heartbreaking images of a young migrant boy whose tiny body was pictured washed up on a Mediterranean beach. Warning: This article contains distressing images In harrowing photos that shocked the world, Aylan Kurdi, three, was seen face down in the... Read more

‘Star Wars’ BB-8 toy is coming soon to a galaxy near you
This is the droid you are looking for. The BB-8 is a small, round robot that rolls along the floor at the touch of a smartphone. Read More

Hands on with Samsung’s new Gear S2 smartwatch (VIDEO)

By Stephen Pulvirent
September 4, 2015

BERLIN, Sept 4 — Right now every electronics company is trying to figure out what the special sauce is that will help it bring smartwatches to the wrists of mainstream consumers (just yesterday, Motorola launched a new version of its Moto 360). Yet so far, no one has quite figured it out. With the Gear S2, Samsung is giving it another go,... Read more

Samsung’s SmartThings hub helps monitor your home
Samsung has launched its new SmartThings hub, a device that connects to an app and various sensors to monitor users’ homes. — AFP-Relaxnews Read More

Here’s tourists! Hotel that inspired ‘The Shining’ builds on its eerie appeal

September 4, 2015

ESTES PARK (Colorado), Sept 4 — When a young Stephen King checked into the Stanley Hotel here in 1974, he had a nightmare that inspired him to write “The Shining,” the novel that went on to become Stanley Kubrick’s 1980 cult classic film. For years, operators of the Stanley Hotel have used “The Shining” and its paranormal plot as pure... Read more

This picture released on September 4, 2015 shows room 217 at the Stanley Hotel, where Stephen King stayed during his 1974 visit, which inspired him to write ‘The Shining,’ in Estes Park, Colorado. — Picture by Matthew Staver/The New York Times

This picture released on September 4, 2015 shows room 217 at the Stanley Hotel, where Stephen King stayed during his 1974 visit, which inspired him to write ‘The Shining,’ in Estes Park, Colorado. — Picture by Matthew Staver/The New York Times Read More

Logos Hope, the largest floating book fair opens in Penang

By Opalyn Mok
September 4, 2015

GEORGE TOWN, Sept 4 — The world's largest floating book fair, Logos Hope, is back in Penang for the second time for its last stop before heading to Africa. The book fair on a ship, with over 400 crew members from all over the world, opens to public today and will remain here until the end of September. The ship will offer a selection of... Read more

Migrant children read a book at a makeshift camp in an underground station in front of the Keleti railway station in Budapest, Hungary, September 4, 2015. — Reuters pic

Migrant children read a book at a makeshift camp in an underground station in front of the Keleti railway station in Budapest, Hungary, September 4, 2015. — Reuters pic