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  • Covid-19: Thai Airways offers RM382 course for grounded travellers to become flight attendants for a day

    3 days ago

    Covid-19: Thai Airways offers RM382 course for grounded travellers to become flight attendants for a day

    PETALING JAYA, Sept 23 — Thai Airways has invited the public to experience being a flight attendant for a day in a bid to stay afloat amidst the Covid-19 pandemic. The airline,...

  • After two years of walking to sell keropok, now Kedah man owns a keropok stall

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    After two years of walking to sell keropok, now Kedah man owns a keropok stall

    PETALING JAYA, Sept 23 — Hard work has paid off for a Kedah stall owner, Dinie Shazwi, who used to walk to eateries to sell his packets of keropok in a basket. “I used to sell...

  • Australia says majority of 470-strong beached whale pod has died

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    Australia says majority of 470-strong beached whale pod has died

    SYDNEY, Sept 23 — The majority of a 470-strong pod of pilot whales found stranded off Australia's remote southern coast has died, officials said today, as rescuers struggled in...

  • Even with windows down: Health Ministry on dangers of sleeping in car amid public uncertainty

    3 days ago

    Even with windows down: Health Ministry on dangers of sleeping in car amid public uncertainty

      PETALING JAYA, Sept 23 — Sleeping in your car may seem convenient at times, but there are huge risks that come with it. Since the tragic death of three local college...

  • Bangladesh's traditional weavers hanging by a thread as factories boom

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    Bangladesh's traditional weavers hanging by a thread as factories boom

    RUHITPUR, Sept 23 — In small tin sheds in a town outside Bangladesh's capital Dhaka, wooden looms are deftly operated by a group of men and women — some of the country's last...

  • China eyes climate leadership with 2060 carbon neutral goal

    3 days ago

    China eyes climate leadership with 2060 carbon neutral goal

    NEW YORK, Sept 23 — Chinese President Xi Jinping moved to seize the climate agenda from the US, vowing that the world's largest polluter will go carbon neutral by 2060, a target...

  • Freedom, dignity in French Alzheimer's 'village'

    3 days ago

    Freedom, dignity in French Alzheimer's 'village'

    DAX, Sept 23 — The small village, like most in France, has a cafe-restaurant, a hairdresser, a superette and a library. Neighbours have a cup of coffee and a chat on the...

  • Rescuers find another 200 stranded whales in Australia

    3 days ago

    Rescuers find another 200 stranded whales in Australia

    SYDNEY, Sept 23 — Rescuers trying to refloat a pod of stranded whales in a remote Australian harbour say they have found another 200, taking to 470 the total number that have...

  • Earthing: Will walking barefoot make you feel better?

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    Earthing: Will walking barefoot make you feel better?

    PARIS, Sept 23 — Have you heard of earthing or grounding? A wellness movement that advocates the advantages of a physical connection to the earth, it has been around for a...

  • What does carbon neutral mean?

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    What does carbon neutral mean?

    LONDON, Sept 23 — One of the main objectives under the 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change is to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050. A necessary condition if we are to limit...

  • Dress codes and museums: Is sexism at play?

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    Dress codes and museums: Is sexism at play?

    PARIS, Sept 23 — On September 8, a French student named Jeanne sporting a low-cut dress was refused entry to Paris's Orsay museum, whose collections include some of the most...

  • And the most creative city worldwide is... Paris

    3 days ago

    And the most creative city worldwide is... Paris

    PARIS, Sept 23 — British website Inkifi analysed 75 cities worldwide to rank the most creative ones, considering a selection of inspirational factors in the realms of art,...

  • Making the right choice: Is it wise for Malaysians to opt for a mobile phone bundle plan?

    4 days ago

    Making the right choice: Is it wise for Malaysians to opt for a mobile phone bundle plan?

    PETALING JAYA, Sept 22 — The Covid-19 pandemic has been a blow to many, forcing people out of jobs and many businesses to shut. In such trying times, making big purchases like...

  • PJ’s Deaf In Business restaurant provides jobs, better life to people with disabilities

    4 days ago

    PJ’s Deaf In Business restaurant provides jobs, better life to people with disabilities

    PETALING JAYA, Sept 22 — Kok Jiann Cheng didn’t know much about making coffee and being a barista five years ago. Fast forward to today and the 28-year-old is a skilled...

  • Malaysia Healthcare Travel Council launches ‘A Hundred Unsung Heroes’ campaign to pay tribute to Covid-19 frontliners

    4 days ago

    Malaysia Healthcare Travel Council launches ‘A Hundred Unsung Heroes’ campaign to pay tribute to Covid-19 frontliners

    KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 22 — The Malaysia Healthcare Travel Council (MHTC) has kicked off a national campaign themed “A Hundred Unsung Heroes”  to recognise the relentless...

  • Malaysian cat Nana visits former owner’s grave every morning for two years now

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    Malaysian cat Nana visits former owner’s grave every morning for two years now

    PETALING JAYA, Sept 22 — Many know the story of Japanese dog Hachiko that waited for its owner at the train station for nine years even after his death. Closer to home, a cat in...

  • Meet 3D artist from Pahang who has reimagined Melaka of the golden ages

    4 days ago

    Meet 3D artist from Pahang who has reimagined Melaka of the golden ages

    KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 22 — Fuelled by imagination and a lot of historical references, a 3D artist from Pahang has been reimagining the city of Melaka during its golden ages with...

  • Not just period pain: Malaysian survivors of endometriosis stress importance of seeking help early

    4 days ago

    Not just period pain: Malaysian survivors of endometriosis stress importance of seeking help early

    KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 22 — Ghanthimathi Subramaniam was constantly told as a young girl that period pain was something that all women had to endure. At the age of 11, she began...

  • Airbus unveils concepts for hydrogen-powered plane

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    Airbus unveils concepts for hydrogen-powered plane

    PARIS, Sept 22 — Airbus has unveiled three visual concepts for “zero emission” airplanes to be powered by hydrogen. It is the planemaker's latest effort to draw public...

  • Height of irony? Banksy painting on consumerism to be sold at auction

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    Height of irony? Banksy painting on consumerism to be sold at auction

    LONDON, Sept 22 — The unlikely association of Banksy and Monet will soon be attracting the attention of art collectors from around the globe. Sotheby's is preparing to sell...

  • Why the humble pea is ingredient of the future

    4 days ago

    Why the humble pea is ingredient of the future

    ARBROATH, Sept 22 — Researchers at a Scottish distillery have come up with a surprising new gin. Not only is it made from peas, it is also climate positive — that is to say...

  • ‘Don’t touch the marble’: Visiting the Taj Mahal in a pandemic

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    ‘Don’t touch the marble’: Visiting the Taj Mahal in a pandemic

    MUMBAI, Sept 22 — From Princess Diana to President Trump, everyone wants to visit the Taj Mahal, but in the middle of a global pandemic the bucket-list experience is just a...

  • Japanese theme park for adults to open in Tokyo’s red-light district in October

    5 days ago

    Japanese theme park for adults to open in Tokyo’s red-light district in October

    KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 21 — Japanese adult video producers Soft On Demand (SOD) will be opening a theme park for adults in Tokyo’s red-light district of Kabukicho on Oct 10....

  • Comedian Uncle Roger gives stamp of approval for Gordon Ramsay’s Indonesian fried rice (VIDEO)

    5 days ago

    Comedian Uncle Roger gives stamp of approval for Gordon Ramsay’s Indonesian fried rice (VIDEO)

    PETALING JAYA, Sept 21 — Malaysian comedian Nigel Ng has given a thumbs up for Michelin-starred chef Gordon Ramsay’s recipe for Indonesian fried rice. Ng rose to viral fame...

  • Scientists explain how HTP aerosol lowers certain risks for smokers compared to cigarette smoke

    5 days ago

    Scientists explain how HTP aerosol lowers certain risks for smokers compared to cigarette smoke

    PETALING JAYA, Sept 21 — Heated tobacco products (HTP) are often touted as less harmful alternatives to smoking cigarettes, but how exactly do they work? Philip Morris...

  • Mid Valley Megamall draws up Mid Autumn Festival sale at its Kuala Lumpur and Johor Baru outlets

    5 days ago

    Mid Valley Megamall draws up Mid Autumn Festival sale at its Kuala Lumpur and Johor Baru outlets

    KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 21 — With the Mid Autumn Festival around the corner, Mid Valley Megamall and The Mall, Mid Valley Southkey has a wide selection of offerings in conjunction...

  • ‘He knew when I was down’: Pahang police tracking dog that was sergeant’s closest companion dies aged 12

    5 days ago

    ‘He knew when I was down’: Pahang police tracking dog that was sergeant’s closest companion dies aged 12

    PETALING JAYA, Sept 21 — They say dogs are man’s best friend.  And in the case of Tho the labrador, he not only was a tracking dog for the police but was one of Sergeant...

  • Penangpac staff verbally abused by stubborn theatregoers who refuse to comply with Covid-19 SOP

    5 days ago

    Penangpac staff verbally abused by stubborn theatregoers who refuse to comply with Covid-19 SOP

    PETALING JAYA, Sept 21 — Staff members at the Penang Performing Arts Centre are having a difficult time carrying out Covid-19 standard operating procedures (SOPs) put in place...

  • Emmys style: Gowns, pyjamas and... hazmat tuxedos

    5 days ago

    Emmys style: Gowns, pyjamas and... hazmat tuxedos

    LOS ANGELES, Sept 21 — The Emmys today basically turned into the world’s most glamorous Zoom call, with Hollywood A-listers beaming into an empty Staples Center in Los Angeles...

  • Covid-19: ‘We the Rakyat’ movement has virtual choir singing ‘Sejahtera Malaysia’ to celebrate Malaysia Day (VIDEO)

    5 days ago

    Covid-19: ‘We the Rakyat’ movement has virtual choir singing ‘Sejahtera Malaysia’ to celebrate Malaysia Day (VIDEO)

    KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 21 — Into its second year, the “We the Rakyat” movement in Melbourne is back with another song in conjunction with this year’s Malaysia Day. “We...

  • Lost at sea: Surfboard drifts 8,000 km from Hawaii to Philippines

    5 days ago

    Lost at sea: Surfboard drifts 8,000 km from Hawaii to Philippines

    MANILA, Sept 21 — When big wave surfer Doug Falter lost his board in a wipeout in Hawaii, his best hope was for a local fisherman to pick it up. He never imagined it would be...

  • Back alleys become green oases for pandemic-weary Montreal

    5 days ago

    Back alleys become green oases for pandemic-weary Montreal

    MONTREAL, Sept 21 — Hundreds of back alleys in Montreal have been turned into community gardens and parks, creating safe meeting places for pandemic-weary city dwellers eager...

  • Egypt discovers 14 ancient sarcophagi at Saqqara

    5 days ago

    Egypt discovers 14 ancient sarcophagi at Saqqara

    CAIRO, Sept 21 — Egypt’s antiquities ministry announced yesterday the discovery of 14 sarcophagi in the Saqqara necropolis south of Cairo that had lain buried for 2,500 years....