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  • Preacher Ebit Lew gets new home for homeless woman who spent 14 years sleeping under a tree

    3 days ago

    Preacher Ebit Lew gets new home for homeless woman who spent 14 years sleeping under a tree

    PETALING JAYA, May 11 ― Preacher Ustaz Ebit Lew had thrice noticed a woman collecting scrap metal for a living. Later, he found out that Maaletchmy, 62, had been sleeping under...

  • Feeling young can lead to better health, says German study

    3 days ago

    Feeling young can lead to better health, says German study

    BERLIN, May 11 ― The simple fact of feeling young could help promote better health and longer life, according to a German study. Conversely, people who are stressed may find...

  • Post-pandemic, liposuction and tummy tucks could be the hottest plastic surgery procedures

    3 days ago

    Post-pandemic, liposuction and tummy tucks could be the hottest plastic surgery procedures

    NEW YORK, May 11 ― At a standstill for several weeks in 2020 due to pandemic-linked restrictions, plastic and cosmetic surgery procedures are generating growing interest around...

  • In China’s ‘Red Holy Land’, tourists mark Communist Party centenary

    3 days ago

    In China’s ‘Red Holy Land’, tourists mark Communist Party centenary

    YAN’AN, May 10 — Tourists pose for photos on Chairman Mao’s bed as the Chinese Communist Party — much-criticised overseas — marks its centenary year at home with a PR...

  • Preacher Ebit Lew donates food to Zoo Negara animals again in light of MCO 3.0

    3 days ago

    Preacher Ebit Lew donates food to Zoo Negara animals again in light of MCO 3.0

      KUALA LUMPUR, May 10 — Preacher Ustaz Ebit Lew has once again visited Zoo Negara with food to help the animals get through the third movement control order, dubbed MCO...

  • Tourist in China receiving counselling after scare of glass-bottomed bridge giving way while he was on it

    4 days ago

    Tourist in China receiving counselling after scare of glass-bottomed bridge giving way while he was on it

    KUALA LUMPUR, May 10 — A tourist was left hanging on for his dear life after the glass-bottomed bridge he was walking on at a resort in northeast China’s Jilin Province was...

  • Cosmetics tycoon Aliff Syukri shocked after his Hari Raya song tops YouTube Malaysia despite fierce competition (VIDEO)

    4 days ago

    Cosmetics tycoon Aliff Syukri shocked after his Hari Raya song tops YouTube Malaysia despite fierce competition (VIDEO)

    KUALA LUMPUR, May 10 — Controversial cosmetics mogul, Datuk Seri Aliff Syukri Kamarzaman is in disbelief after his Hari Raya song started trending at number one on YouTube...

  • Malaysian entrepreneur brings Hari Raya bazaar experience online to boost local micro-brands

    4 days ago

    Malaysian entrepreneur brings Hari Raya bazaar experience online to boost local micro-brands

    PETALING JAYA, May 10 — Brian Johnson Lowe loved to frequent artisanal bazaars near his workplace in the days before Covid-19.  The array of items on display always caught...

  • Hari Raya or not, Muslim feeders in Ipoh to continue feeding strays during festive season

    4 days ago

    Hari Raya or not, Muslim feeders in Ipoh to continue feeding strays during festive season

    IPOH, May 10 — When Hari Raya comes, feeder Nazirah Abd Rahman will not be busy entertaining house guests. Instead, the 44-year-old will be devoting her time to feeding strays...

  • What a buzz: Saving Malaysia’s bees, one nest at a time

    4 days ago

    What a buzz: Saving Malaysia’s bees, one nest at a time

    KUALA LUMPUR, May 10 — Placing his bare hands into a swarm of thousands of bees, a Malaysian man uses his fingers to gently guide some of them into a rattan basket. Ooi Leng...

  • There’s an equation for genius and IQ isn’t part of it

    4 days ago

    There’s an equation for genius and IQ isn’t part of it

    NEW YORK, May 10 — Genius isn’t dependent on IQ, but on the impact and duration of a person’s work. This vision proposed by a Yale professor challenges an idealised,...

  • David Attenborough named COP26 People’s Advocate ahead of key climate summit

    4 days ago

    David Attenborough named COP26 People’s Advocate ahead of key climate summit

    LONDON, May 10 — Britain has tasked naturalist David Attenborough with inspiring action to tackle the issue of climate change as its People’s Advocate ahead of the United...

  • Nepali climber claims record 25th Everest ascent

    4 days ago

    Nepali climber claims record 25th Everest ascent

    KATHMANDU, May 10 — Nepali climber Kami Rita Sherpa on Friday reached the summit of Mount Everest for the 25th time, breaking his own record for the most summits of the highest...

  • ‘Earth’s power’: Iceland volcano’s lava geysers thrill visitors

    4 days ago

    ‘Earth’s power’: Iceland volcano’s lava geysers thrill visitors

    REYKJAVIK, May 9 — Iceland’s Fagradalshraun volcano lies quiet for a spell before suddenly spewing red molten lava geysers high into the air, visible from the capital...

  • ‘Dracula’s castle’ offers tourists Covid-19 shots

    4 days ago

    ‘Dracula’s castle’ offers tourists Covid-19 shots

    BRAN, May 9 — Visitors to Romania’s forbidding Bran Castle, widely known as the inspiration for the lair of Dracula, are being jabbed with needles rather than vampiric fangs...

  • Long-overlooked Black artists dominate New York spring sales

    4 days ago

    Long-overlooked Black artists dominate New York spring sales

    NEW YORK, May 9 — Black artists are represented like never before at New York’s spring sales next week after years of being overlooked and underappreciated, with several...

  • Michael Jordan college jersey fetches US$1.38m at auction

    4 days ago

    Michael Jordan college jersey fetches US$1.38m at auction

    NEW YORK, May 9 — A Michael Jordan game-worn jersey from his 1982-83 season at the University of North Carolina has sold for US$1.38 million (RM5.6 million) at auction, Heritage...

  • Love letters and the tortured inheritance of the Little Prince

    5 days ago

    Love letters and the tortured inheritance of the Little Prince

     PARIS, May 9 ― It was a romance that helped inspire one of the great works of 20th-century fiction and a bitter conflict between his heirs, but a new book of Antoine de...

  • Border divides, and unites, Swedish twins separated by Covid

    5 days ago

    Border divides, and unites, Swedish twins separated by Covid

    MAY 9 — They haven’t been allowed to have each other over to their homes for a year now because of Covid. So come rain or shine, two 73-year-old Swedish twins have met every...

  • Study: Ibuprofen does not worsen Covid symptoms

    6 days ago

    Study: Ibuprofen does not worsen Covid symptoms

    PARIS, May 8 ― Taking anti-inflammatory drugs like ibuprofen does not increase the risk of developing a severe form of Covid-19 or of dying from it, according to a new study,...

  • Rare Kashmir sapphire glitters in Geneva auction

    6 days ago

    Rare Kashmir sapphire glitters in Geneva auction

    GENEVA, May 8 ― The largest Kashmir sapphire ever auctioned and a royal tiara which everyone can try on via Instagram are the stars of this year's May magnificent jewels sales...

  • Couple in India follows social distancing rules by using bamboo sticks to exchange wedding garlands (VIDEO)

    6 days ago

    Couple in India follows social distancing rules by using bamboo sticks to exchange wedding garlands (VIDEO)

    PETALING JAYA, May 7 ― A bride and groom from Bihar in India tied the knot in a unique social distancing way while the country is grappling with the Covid-19 pandemic. They used...

  • From challenging the norm to celebrating in the new normal, this year’s Hari Raya ads are here to entertain (VIDEO)

    1 week ago

    From challenging the norm to celebrating in the new normal, this year’s Hari Raya ads are here to entertain (VIDEO)

    KUALA LUMPUR, May 7 — While every festive season has its own dose of specialities, Malaysians from every walk of life also look forward to seasonal advertisements.  You...

  • This M’sian mum became a taxi driver 20 years ago for her family. Now, she drives for the love of it

    1 week ago

    This M’sian mum became a taxi driver 20 years ago for her family. Now, she drives for the love of it

    PETALING JAYA, May 7 — It takes a lot of guts to transition to a new line of work no matter how old you are. For Fiona Chong Kam Mooi, the thought of her children and their...

  • Man in China arrested for selling toddler son to childless couple to pay for holiday expenses with new wife

    1 week ago

    Man in China arrested for selling toddler son to childless couple to pay for holiday expenses with new wife

    KUALA LUMPUR, May 7 ― A man from Zhejiang, China has been arrested for selling his two-year-old son and using the money to go on holiday with his new wife. The incident came to...

  • TikTok-famous breastfeeding guru calls out ‘dirty-minded’ men for lewd comments on her content

    1 week ago

    TikTok-famous breastfeeding guru calls out ‘dirty-minded’ men for lewd comments on her content

    KUALA LUMPUR, May 7 ― Certified lactation counselor and massage therapist Nad Masrom seems to have had enough of lewd comments from “dirty-minded” online followers. Nad, who...

  • New York family sets up GoFundMe to pay for SpongeBob popsicles ordered by four-year-old autistic son via Amazon

    1 week ago

    New York family sets up GoFundMe to pay for SpongeBob popsicles ordered by four-year-old autistic son via Amazon

    KUALA LUMPUR, May 7 ― A Go Fund Me page has been set up to help a four-year-old Brooklyn boy pay for his US$2,618.85 (RM10,780.50) purchase of Spongebob popsicles. Noah Bryant...

  • Hollywood's hottest stylist: Who is Law Roach?

    1 week ago

    Hollywood's hottest stylist: Who is Law Roach?

    LOS ANGELES, May 7 ― The Hollywood Reporter has named Law Roach as its most powerful stylist of the year, saluting his most spectacular looks ― as worn by the likes of Zendaya...

  • Why you can never just eat one potato chip (and why that's an issue)

    1 week ago

    Why you can never just eat one potato chip (and why that's an issue)

    NEW YORK, May 7 ― A recently published investigation by a former New York Times reporter has dissected the techniques of the food giants. The use of sophisticated addictive...

  • 'Back to life' on cafe terraces still a tiny Covid risk, say experts

    1 week ago

    'Back to life' on cafe terraces still a tiny Covid risk, say experts

    ROME, May 7 ― A return to enjoying drinks with friends on a cafe terrace, so eagerly anticipated after seemingly interminable closures because of the Covid-19 pandemic, still...

  • British street artist destroys own mural to create crypto-artwork

    1 week ago

    British street artist destroys own mural to create crypto-artwork

    PETERBOROUGH, May 6 — British street artist Nathan Murdoch contemplates the mural he has just spray-painted, a giant image of two hands wearing rainbow-coloured gloves and...

  • Japan town builds giant squid statue with Covid grant

    1 week ago

    Japan town builds giant squid statue with Covid grant

    TOKYO, May 6 — A remote Japanese fishing town has sparked debate after spending coronavirus relief funds on a giant squid statue that cost nearly US$250,000 (RM1 million) in a...

  • UK royals send birthday message to Meghan and Harry’s son Archie

    1 week ago

    UK royals send birthday message to Meghan and Harry’s son Archie

    LONDON, May 6 — Britain’s royals sent birthday messages to Archie, the son of Prince Harry and his wife Meghan who unwittingly became the centre of one of the family’s...