Last updated Tuesday, July 28, 2015 11:18am

The Lead Story

Gani Patail no longer Attorney-General, chief secretary says

It’s ‘Hunger Games’ vs ‘Game Of Thrones’
Watch Katniss Everdeen and Jon Snow face off in this cool mashup by YouTuber David Elmaleh titled “The Hunger Game of Thrones”. Read More

July 28, 2015

KUALA LUMPUR, July 28 ― Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail's tenure as Attorney-General ended yesterday, Chief Secretary to the Government Tan Sri Ali Hamsa said today. The chief... Read more

Gani says in the dark over sudden termination

By Yiswaree Palansamy
July 28, 2015

KUALA LUMPUR, July 28 — Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail today expressed ignorance over the announcement that his service as Attorney-General has been discontinued due to health reasons. When contacted by Malay Mail Online, Gani only said that he was not aware of the decision that was conveyed by Chief Secretary Tan Sri Ali Hamsa this... Read more

Malaysia

Malaysia's Pandelela Rinong Anak Pamg and Leong Mun Yee dive during the women's 10m syncronised platform finals at the Aquatics World Championships in Kazan, Russia. Picture released July 28, 2015. ― Reuters pic Read More

We curate the internet for you

Mermaids, rockets and Zumba: The week in pictures

Mermaids, rockets and Zumba: The week in pictures

1 / 6

This photo taken on July 26, 2015 shows a woman clad in her self-made mermaid costume swimming in a pool in China’s southwest Chongqing municipality. — AFP pic

Mermaids, rockets and Zumba: The week in pictures
In Seoul, every alley has its own story

In Seoul, every alley has its own story

2 / 6

Shop keepers sit outside their store in front of Seoul Central Mosque in the Itaewon neighbourhood of Seoul, South Korea, July 9, 2015. — Picture by Adam Dean for The New York Times

In Seoul, every alley has its own story
Honouring Bob Dylan at the Newport Folk Festival

Honouring Bob Dylan at the Newport Folk Festival

3 / 6

This year marks the 50th anniversary of Bob Dylan’s 1965 appearance at the Newport Folk Festival, marking Dylan’s first live, electric, ‘plugged-in’ set of his professional career. — Reuters pic

Honouring Bob Dylan at the Newport Folk Festival
Sunsets around the world

Sunsets around the world

4 / 6

Sunsets from different countries around the world, from beaches to the cities, from the US to Africa. — Reuters pic

Sunsets around the world
Lego minifigs at the Hilton Paris Opera

Lego minifigs at the Hilton Paris Opera

5 / 6

The Hilton Paris Opera hired artist Samsofy to take pictures of little Lego minifigs placed around their hotel.

Lego minifigs at the Hilton Paris Opera
Tom Cruise joins cast at ‘Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation’ premiere

Tom Cruise joins cast at ‘Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation’ premiere

6 / 6

Actor Tom Cruise joins the cast at a British screening of the film 'Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation' in London, July 26, 2015. — Reuters pic

Tom Cruise joins cast at ‘Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation’ premiere

Be prepared! Boy Scouts lift blanket ban on gay adult leaders, employees

July 28, 2015

DALLAS, July 28 — The Boy Scouts of America lifted its outright ban on openly gay adult leaders and employees yesterday, rolling back a policy that has deeply divided the membership of the 105-year-old Texas-based organisation. The new policy, which takes effect immediately, comes three years after the organisation removed its prohibition... Read more

Civilians and civil defence members search for survivors at a site hit by what activists said was a ground-to-ground missile attack by forces of Syria

Civilians and civil defence members search for survivors at a site hit by what activists said was a ground-to-ground missile attack by forces of Syria's President Bashar al-Assad at the old city of Aleppo, Syria July 28, 2015. — Reuters pic Read More

Malaysia, Singapore have to bid to become Olympics host, says IOC’s Bach

July 28, 2015

KUALA LUMPUR, July 28 ― There is no barrier for any country to play host to the Olympic Games, said International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach. “If you want to have the Olympic Games here (in Southeast Asian region), you have to be a candidate. “I hope that one day we can have it here...because Olympics Agenda 2020 offers an opportunity to have an Olympic Games (to be held) in a country, which until now, has not... Read more

KL shares open lower, in line with Asian peers

July 28, 2015

KUALA LUMPUR, July 28 — Bursa Malaysia was easier at today’s opening in line with its Asian peers, dealers said. At 9.17 am, the benchmark FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (FBM KLCI) was 0.17 point lower at 1,709.59, after opening 1.14 points easier at 1,708.62.  A dealer said most Asian bourses were trading downwards, including Japan’s Nikkei,... Read more

A cyclist rides past graffiti that reads, ‘No TAFTA, No TTIP’, in Brussels, Belgium, in this picture released on July 28, 2015. European officials are ruing their failure to spot early signs of opposition to the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), also known unofficially as the Trans-Atlantic Free Trade Agreement (TAFTA). — Reuters pic

A cyclist rides past graffiti that reads, ‘No TAFTA, No TTIP’, in Brussels, Belgium, in this picture released on July 28, 2015. European officials are ruing their failure to spot early signs of opposition to the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), also known unofficially as the Trans-Atlantic Free Trade Agreement (TAFTA). — Reuters pic

myBurgerLab’s Teoh Wee Kiat on the recipe for success

By Alexandra Wong
July 28, 2015

KUALA LUMPUR, July 28 — The earnest young man nursing a coffee looked up slightly and regarded me with a serious, searching expression as I walked past him to enter Butter + Beans.  I searched the air-conditioned interior, then realised the only person who could possibly be Teoh Wee Kiat, was him. I called his number and observed the... Read more

Reuters Video: Parisians say ‘oui’ to Italy’s ‘Spritz’
Italy’s famed ‘Spritz’ takes hold in the French capital, bringing ‘la dolce vita’ to Parisians’ summer. — Reuters Read More

A dark case resonating anew in ‘37’

July 28, 2015

NEW YORK, July 28 — Walking her dog through a sun-roasted film set in the New York City borough of Queens last Monday, Lois Gillman said she couldn’t believe it at first when she heard about the movie being made, just around the corner from her house. “This story had the greatest impact on me as child,” she whispered during a break in... Read more

Thee Acquainted's cover of Childish Gambino's 'Sober'
Thee acquainted is a band, made up of engaged couple Arielle and Jacob, an international long distance couple, who have been working on music together for a couple years now and just recently released their first EP 'Caffeine Kiss' which can be downloaded on Noisetrade for free.

Volkswagen surfs into the ‘last mile’ market

July 28, 2015

DETRIOT, July 28 — The world’s largest carmaker has revealed plans to build a three-wheel fold-up electric scooter that will cost less than €1000 (RM4,234) when it comes to market next year. Called the Last Mile Surfer, the three-wheeler has a range of roughly 20km and weighs 11kg. The idea is that the scooter is light and compact enough... Read more

A Mitsubishi Motors dealership is shown in Poway, California July 28, 2015. — Reuters pic

A Mitsubishi Motors dealership is shown in Poway, California July 28, 2015. — Reuters pic Read More

How to do fashion the Michael Kors way

By Nic Screws
July 28, 2015

NEW YORK, July 28 — On the second day of the first New York Fashion Week: Men’s, before most people in the room had sipped from their first cup of coffee, Michael Kors was starting his men’s spring/summer 2016 presentation at Spring Studios with a story about his assistant’s multicoloured nails. It was an odd exchange to hold with his invited... Read more

People play with a statue of a dragon during the Aoussou Carnival in Sousse, Tunisia. Picture released July 28, 2015. — Reuters pic

People play with a statue of a dragon during the Aoussou Carnival in Sousse, Tunisia. Picture released July 28, 2015. — Reuters pic

Could artificial intelligence lose its mind?

By Leonid Bershidsky
July 28, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO, July 28 — The DeepDream algorithm Google made public this month is a strange offshoot of image recognition technology based on artificial intelligence. It can turn mundane images into hallucinatory worlds, and has spawned sites where you can have photos processed with the software and even a mobile app. Beyond the pretty... Read more

Entrepreneurs work at their computer laptops at the so-called

Entrepreneurs work at their computer laptops at the so-called 'incubator' of French high-tech start-ups 'TheFamily' in Paris, France, July 28, 2015. — Reuters pic

For frugal travellers: The pros and cons of US budget bus travel

July 28, 2015

LOS ANGELES, July 28 ― Tickets for the discount bus company Megabus start at US$1 (RM3.81), plus some pesky fees. Its routes connect dozens of US cities from Maine to California (along with more in Canada). Many routes run overnight, meaning you can save on lodging, if you’re up for brushing your teeth at highway rest stops. So, is Megabus... Read more

Tourists visit the dock area of Old San Juan, Puerto Rico, July 28, 2015. ― Reuters pic

Tourists visit the dock area of Old San Juan, Puerto Rico, July 28, 2015. ― Reuters pic

Ann Rule, true crime author and Ted Bundy profiler, dies at 83

July 28, 2015

SEATTLE, July 28 — True-crime author Ann Rule has died. She was 83. Rule’s daughter, Leslie Rule, wrote in a Facebook posting that her mother had many health issues, including congestive heart failure. “My mom died peacefully last night (Sunday). She got to see all of her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren,” she said. In a... Read more

Uighur refugee boys read the Quran where they are housed in a gated complex in the central city of Kayseri, Turkey, in this picture released on July 28, 2015. — Reuters pic

Uighur refugee boys read the Quran where they are housed in a gated complex in the central city of Kayseri, Turkey, in this picture released on July 28, 2015. — Reuters pic