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  • Full coronavirus vaccine unlikely by next year, says expert

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    Full coronavirus vaccine unlikely by next year, says expert

    PARIS, July 13 — There is little chance of a 100-per-cent effective coronavirus vaccine by 2021, a French expert warned yesterday, urging people to take social distancing...

  • Chanel fans won't want to miss this Paris exhibit

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    Chanel fans won't want to miss this Paris exhibit

    PARIS, July 13 — Fans of everything Chanel and 20th century fashion will get an opportunity later this year to rediscover one of the most celebrated designers in the history of...

  • Greener and bigger: How lockdown has changed what we want from our homes

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    Greener and bigger: How lockdown has changed what we want from our homes

    LONDON, July 13 — After spending more time than expected at home these past few months, a growing number of people are getting in the groove of homebuying again. However, a new...

  • High blood sugar elevates Covid mortality risk, study shows

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    High blood sugar elevates Covid mortality risk, study shows

    WUHAN, July 13 — Patients with abnormally high blood sugar levels are more than twice as likely to die from Covid-19, researchers in China said Saturday. It is the first time...

  • It's official: The bucket hat is no longer outdated

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    It's official: The bucket hat is no longer outdated

    LONDON, July 13 — Long considered an accessory for those with bad taste, the bucket hat lingers on the outer fringes of fashion every summer. For this year's summer vacations,...

  • Tunisian families battle to repatriate children of jihadists

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    Tunisian families battle to repatriate children of jihadists

    KAIROUAN (Tunisia), July 12 — Over WhatsApp from Tunisia, Taheyya has watched her grandchildren grow up in Syria, where her son joined a jihadist group. She hopes one day to be...

  • Inventor of Israel’s Iron Dome seeks coronavirus ‘game-changer’

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    Inventor of Israel’s Iron Dome seeks coronavirus ‘game-changer’

    TEL AVIV, July 12 — Daniel Gold, who led the team that invented Israel’s Iron Dome missile defence system, has a history of safeguarding the country against what he identifies...

  • Mandatory masks, Mickey at a distance as Walt Disney World reopens

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    Mandatory masks, Mickey at a distance as Walt Disney World reopens

    FLORIDA, July 12 — Star Wars Stormtroopers enforced mask-wearing and Mickey Mouse waved from a distance on Saturday as Florida’s Walt Disney World opened to the public for the...

  • Tired of the Louvre and MoMa? Create your own museum at home with these AR projects

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    Tired of the Louvre and MoMa? Create your own museum at home with these AR projects

    LONDON, July 11 — Have you ever dreamed of owning a monumental sculpture by the late Christo? Serpentine Galleries and Acute Art are now paying tribute to the late...

  • The quest to find signs of ancient life on Mars

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    The quest to find signs of ancient life on Mars

    PARIS, July 11 — Mars may now be considered a barren, icy desert but did Earth’s nearest neighbour once harbour life?  It is a question that has preoccupied scientists...

  • California theme parks remain shut but hundreds flock to Disney shops

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    California theme parks remain shut but hundreds flock to Disney shops

    LOS ANGELES, July 11 ― Disney's California theme park reopening may have been thwarted by coronavirus, but hundreds lined up early Thursday to buy Mickey Mouse merchandise from...

  • A dog's life: Scientists find new formula for canine age

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    A dog's life: Scientists find new formula for canine age

    NEW YORK, July 11 ― A well-known “rule of paw” holds that you can tell how old your pooch is in human terms by multiplying its age in years by seven. But in fact, the real...

  • Mariah Carey to publish her debut memoir in September

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    Mariah Carey to publish her debut memoir in September

    LOS ANGELES, July 11 — The music icon announced that she added the finishing touches to her debut autobiography, The Meaning of Mariah Carey, earlier this week. The Meaning of...

  • Dubai counts on pent-up demand for tourism comeback

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    Dubai counts on pent-up demand for tourism comeback

    DUBAI, July 11 ― After a painful four-month tourism shutdown that ended this week, Dubai is betting pent-up demand will see the industry quickly bounce back, billing itself as a...

  • Long tail of Covid-19 can prolong suffering for months, say survivors

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    Long tail of Covid-19 can prolong suffering for months, say survivors

    LONDON, July 11 ― They call themselves “long-haulers”, “long-tailers”, or simply survivors. Some have been sick almost as long as the new coronavirus is known to have...

  • Video won't kill the catwalk, say critics of first digital fashion week

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    Video won't kill the catwalk, say critics of first digital fashion week

    PARIS, July 11 ― Video may have killed the radio star, but on the reaction to the first ever digital Paris fashion week, the queens of the catwalk can breathe easy. Forced...

  • Louis Vuitton quits Paris to show in China and Japan

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    Louis Vuitton quits Paris to show in China and Japan

    PARIS, July 11 ― Louis Vuitton is taking its men's fashion collections on the road for the first time, the luxury brand said yesterday, with shows in China and Japan rather than...

  • Dr Noor Hisham’s a proud papa as son chosen to be a Perdana Fellow at Finance Ministry

    4 days ago

    Dr Noor Hisham’s a proud papa as son chosen to be a Perdana Fellow at Finance Ministry

    KUALA LUMPUR, July 10 — Like any proud father, Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah happily confirmed on Twitter that his son has been chosen to be a Perdana...

  • After being slammed for ‘racist’ ad, Cadbury Malaysia says brand prides itself in racial inclusivity (VIDEO)

    4 days ago

    After being slammed for ‘racist’ ad, Cadbury Malaysia says brand prides itself in racial inclusivity (VIDEO)

    PETALING JAYA, July 10 — After being slammed on Instagram for a video that users say does not promote racial diversity, Cadbury Malaysia has promised that it will strive to do...

  • Motorsports Association of Malaysia releases detailed guide, as racing activities given green light during RMCO (VIDEO)

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    Motorsports Association of Malaysia releases detailed guide, as racing activities given green light during RMCO (VIDEO)

    PETALING JAYA, July 10 — Malaysian motorsports has officially been given the go-ahead. With this announcement, the Motorsports Association of Malaysia (MAM) is reminding...

  • Doting daughter Marina Mahathir pens sweet post for dad’s 95th birthday

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    Doting daughter Marina Mahathir pens sweet post for dad’s 95th birthday

    PETALING JAYA, July 10 — Datin Paduka Marina Mahathir has shared a sweet birthday post dedicated to her father Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, who turns 95 today. “How is this guy...

  • Covid-19 hardship: Local event organisers predict tough times ahead for live events industry

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    Covid-19 hardship: Local event organisers predict tough times ahead for live events industry

    PETALING JAYA, July 10 — Indoor live events are now allowed to resume under the recovery movement control order (RMCO) guidelines, putting an end to some worries of local event...

  • Not much protein: Malaysian expert highlights myths, risks of swallowing semen

    4 days ago

    Not much protein: Malaysian expert highlights myths, risks of swallowing semen

    KUALA LUMPUR, July 10 — Swallowing one’s semen may have erotic pleasure for some, but others may find it gross and unacceptable. Choosing to swallow, spit out or even...

  • Cosmetic tycoon Vida offers daughter RM2.1m Mercedes SUV if she loses weight, becomes fair-skinned

    4 days ago

    Cosmetic tycoon Vida offers daughter RM2.1m Mercedes SUV if she loses weight, becomes fair-skinned

    KUALA LUMPUR, July 10 – Cosmetics tycoon Datuk Seri Vida has offered to buy a Mercedes SUV for her daughter, Cik B. But on the conditions that Cik B loses weight and becomes...

  • Najib wishes Dr M happy 95th birthday as Malaysians share tributes on social media (VIDEO)

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    Najib wishes Dr M happy 95th birthday as Malaysians share tributes on social media (VIDEO)

      PETALING JAYA, July 10 — Malaysians have taken to social media to wish former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad a happy 95th birthday. The well-wishers even included...

  • Klang man transforms living room into Milo gallery with over 1,000 items, including mug from 1950s

    4 days ago

    Klang man transforms living room into Milo gallery with over 1,000 items, including mug from 1950s

    PETALING JAYA, July 10 — Mohd Yusof Ali always associates the green and white hues of Milo’s logo with happy memories of his late father. The 41-year-old Milo superfan began...

  • Social media users help honest man return cash to owner who lost it at Johor Baru petrol station

    5 days ago

    Social media users help honest man return cash to owner who lost it at Johor Baru petrol station

    KUALA LUMPUR, July 10 ― A man successfully returned a bundle of money he found to its owner after he took to social media to ask for help in locating the person. In the July 8...

  • Meet Uzair, the 12-year-old autistic kid who is cycling 750km to raise funds for Autism Cafe Project

    5 days ago

    Meet Uzair, the 12-year-old autistic kid who is cycling 750km to raise funds for Autism Cafe Project

    PETALING JAYA, July 10 ― Ahmad Uzair Ahmad Syauqi or fondly known as Uzair was diagnosed with autism and Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder when he was three. And it was...

  • Ipoh-based animal welfare NGO opens centre to increase chances of getting mongrels adopted

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    Ipoh-based animal welfare NGO opens centre to increase chances of getting mongrels adopted

    IPOH, July 10 ― Ask any animal rescuer and they will tell you the difficulties they face to rehome their rescues especially if the furbabies are not of the pedigree breed. As a...

  • New 5G networks pose little risk to health, finds new study

    5 days ago

    New 5G networks pose little risk to health, finds new study

    OREGON, July 10 ― A new US study has found that, despite concerns, fifth-generation wireless technology, more commonly known as 5G, appears to pose few health risks. The...

  • Eiffel Tower's top floor to reopen next week

    5 days ago

    Eiffel Tower's top floor to reopen next week

    PARIS, July 10 ― The Eiffel Tower in Paris will reopen its top level on July 15 after months of being off-limits because of the coronavirus outbreak, its operator said...

  • Study: Optimists more likely to sleep better than pessimists

    5 days ago

    Study: Optimists more likely to sleep better than pessimists

    VIENNA, July 10 ― If you have an optimistic outlook in life, then you might be more likely to get a better night's sleep according to a new European study. Carried out by...

  • Durian-obsessed wild elephant storms into shop in Thailand twice, eats thousands of baht worth of thorny fruit

    5 days ago

    Durian-obsessed wild elephant storms into shop in Thailand twice, eats thousands of baht worth of thorny fruit

    KUALA LUMPUR, July 9 — The pungent scent (or enticing odour depending on your preference) of the durian proved to be too hard to resist for a wild elephant who stormed into a...