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  • From the runway to the street, fashion is shaking off traditional notions of gender

    4 days ago

    From the runway to the street, fashion is shaking off traditional notions of gender

    NEWYORK, Oct 14 ― From New York to Paris, the recent Fashion Month brought even more gender fluid collections, responding to a pressing demand from Gen Z to end the binary...

  • Video of ‘Pali’ the dog keeping a group of Malaysian hikers safe goes viral, wins hearts on social media (VIDEO)

    5 days ago

    Video of ‘Pali’ the dog keeping a group of Malaysian hikers safe goes viral, wins hearts on social media (VIDEO)

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 13 — A group of men who went on a hiking trip met an unexpected “tour guide”. A dog, which they duly named Pali, who then tagged along with the group on...

  • Cookbook of Singapore-born MasterChef contestant taken off circulation due to claims of plagiarism

    5 days ago

    Cookbook of Singapore-born MasterChef contestant taken off circulation due to claims of plagiarism

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 13 — Former MasterChef contestant Elizabeth Haigh has had her cookbook pulled from circulation amidst claims she plagiarised another chef’s work. The chef,...

  • Bosnian man builds a house that rotates so his wife can get a different view whenever she wants (VIDEO)

    5 days ago

    Bosnian man builds a house that rotates so his wife can get a different view whenever she wants (VIDEO)

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 13 — A Bosnian man built a house that rotates for his wife so that she can change the view out of her window whenever she wants. Vojin Kusic, from Srbac, told...

  • No, Nando’s Malaysia is not closing down, they’re just preparing for a makeover by selling off their crockery

    5 days ago

    No, Nando’s Malaysia is not closing down, they’re just preparing for a makeover by selling off their crockery

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 13 — Nando’s Malaysia caught the attention of the public with their ‘It’s time to say goodbye’ post on their social media pages recently. The farewell...

  • Narrow escape for Canadian woman after meteorite crashes through ceiling, landing inches from her

    5 days ago

    Narrow escape for Canadian woman after meteorite crashes through ceiling, landing inches from her

    PETALING JAYA, Oct 13 — Canadian woman Ruth Hamilton had a close call after a meteorite crashed through the roof and landed on a pillow just inches from her head. Mirror UK...

  • Judge in China allows four workers to raid contractor’s piggy bank to get their wages (VIDEO)

    5 days ago

    Judge in China allows four workers to raid contractor’s piggy bank to get their wages (VIDEO)

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 13 — A judge in China allowed four workers to raid a contractor’s piggy bank for wages owed after the accused was found to have no properties in his name....

  • Illegal streams, merch bonanza: ‘Squid Game’ craze hits China

    5 days ago

    Illegal streams, merch bonanza: ‘Squid Game’ craze hits China

    BEIJING, Oct 13 — It is not available in China but Netflix’s global sensation Squid Game has already built up a huge following in the country, with fans dodging strict...

  • Study: Phthalates linked to 100,000 US deaths per year

    5 days ago

    Study: Phthalates linked to 100,000 US deaths per year

    NEW YORK, Oct 13 — Daily exposure to phthalates, a group of chemicals used in everything from plastic containers to makeup, may lead to approximately 100,000 deaths in older...

  • Daily aspirin may harm more than help seniors, says US medical panel

    5 days ago

    Daily aspirin may harm more than help seniors, says US medical panel

    WASHINGTON, Oct 13 — A US government expert panel said Tuesday it no longer recommends a daily dose of aspirin to reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke in people aged 60...

  • British librarians turned to the classics to get through the pandemic

    5 days ago

    British librarians turned to the classics to get through the pandemic

    LONDON, Oct 13 — When the pandemic blues crop up, everyone has their own way to deal. In the UK, library visitors and staff of course turned to books for comfort. And certain...

  • And the coolest neighbourhood in the world is...

    5 days ago

    And the coolest neighbourhood in the world is...

    NEW YORK, Oct 13 — After months of chomping at the bit as borders remained closed, Time Out magazine has published its ranking of the coolest neighbourhoods on the planet....

  • How to take care of your taste buds

    5 days ago

    How to take care of your taste buds

    NEW YORK, Oct 13 — The Covid-19 pandemic has brought attention to the numerous problems associated with loss of taste and smell, a signature symptom of the illness, and...

  • With ‘Captain Kirk’ aboard, Blue Origin to return to ‘space, the final frontier’

    5 days ago

    With ‘Captain Kirk’ aboard, Blue Origin to return to ‘space, the final frontier’

    VAN HORN, Oct 13 — Three months after billionaire US businessman Jeff Bezos soared into space aboard a rocketship built by his Blue Origin company, the craft is set on Wednesday...

  • Rio de Janeiro’s Christ the Redeemer statue celebrates 90th birthday

    5 days ago

    Rio de Janeiro’s Christ the Redeemer statue celebrates 90th birthday

    RIO DE JANEIRO, Oct 13 — The iconic statue of Christ the Redeemer that towers over Rio de Janeiro celebrated its 90th birthday on Tuesday, with a Mass, a new song and a...

  • JK Rowling releases Christmas book inspired by son’s toy pigs

    6 days ago

    JK Rowling releases Christmas book inspired by son’s toy pigs

    LONDON, Oct 13 — Harry Potter author JK Rowling on Tuesday released her first children’s Christmas book, inspired by lockdown and her son David’s beloved cuddly toy pigs....

  • ERL launches app, EkspreSmiles loyalty programme for better travel experience, says minister

    6 days ago

    ERL launches app, EkspreSmiles loyalty programme for better travel experience, says minister

    PUTRAJAYA, Oct 12 — Express Rail Link Sdn Bhd (ERL), the operator of KLIA Ekspres and KLIA Transit train services, today launched a new KLIA Ekspres application and EkspreSmiles...

  • Video of monkey snatching woman’s handbag, throwing money from a tree at Lumut’s Teluk Batik beach tickles TikTok

    6 days ago

    Video of monkey snatching woman’s handbag, throwing money from a tree at Lumut’s Teluk Batik beach tickles TikTok

    PETALING JAYA, Oct 12 — A viral video of a monkey snatching a woman’s handbag at Lumut’s Teluk Batik beach and throwing her money from a tree has tickled TikTok users. ...

  • American mother reveals toddler accidentally broadcasted her showering on Instagram Live

    6 days ago

    American mother reveals toddler accidentally broadcasted her showering on Instagram Live

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 12 — An embarrassed mother went viral on TikTok after she recounted how her daughter unintentionally broadcast her “live” on Instagram while she was...

  • Arrangements made by British hospice to allow dying woman to say goodbye to her pets

    6 days ago

    Arrangements made by British hospice to allow dying woman to say goodbye to her pets

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 12 — A terminally ill woman has been given the chance to say goodbye to her beloved pet horse and dogs from her hospice bed.   Jan Holman, from...

  • Lego to remove gender stereotypes from its toys

    6 days ago

    Lego to remove gender stereotypes from its toys

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 12 — Danish toy maker Lego has announced that it will work to remove gender stereotypes from its toys after a global survey commissioned by the company found...

  • Angry Canadian parents call for removal of principal for posting satanic imagery over love for Iron Maiden

    6 days ago

    Angry Canadian parents call for removal of principal for posting satanic imagery over love for Iron Maiden

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 12 — Parents of a high school in Ontario, Canada started a petition calling for the removal of its principal after she shared photos of herself paying homage...

  • Covid-19: KFC Japan suspends sale of French fries after its supply runs out due to shipping and logistic issues

    6 days ago

    Covid-19: KFC Japan suspends sale of French fries after its supply runs out due to shipping and logistic issues

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 12 — Japan’s KFC has suspended sales of its French fries after the fast food chain ran out of potatoes. In a post shared on social media, KFC said it has...

  • Luxury brand Prada organises crossover campaign at Shanghai wet market

    6 days ago

    Luxury brand Prada organises crossover campaign at Shanghai wet market

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 12 — A wet market in Shanghai has gone viral on social media for bagging produce in Prada packaging. Global Times reported that Wuzhong market in Xuhui...

  • Wheelchair ramp for five-year-old boy with cerebral palsy stolen in England, sold on Facebook

    6 days ago

    Wheelchair ramp for five-year-old boy with cerebral palsy stolen in England, sold on Facebook

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 12 — A wheelchair ramp was stolen from the doorstep of the home of a five-year-old disabled boy before it was offered on sale on Facebook.  Hartley, who...

  • Covid-19: Malaysian man surprises family by returning home to Perak after travel restrictions lifted

    6 days ago

    Covid-19: Malaysian man surprises family by returning home to Perak after travel restrictions lifted

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 12 — With the government allowing interstate travel for Malaysians from yesterday, some have already taken advantage of the loosening of restrictions to...

  • Why the United States dominates the Nobels

    6 days ago

    Why the United States dominates the Nobels

    WASHINGTON, Oct 12 — No fewer than eight of this year’s 13 Nobel winners were American citizens, extending a historic trend tied to the strength of US academia and its ability...

  • The Lost Food Project hosts online campaign to support healthy eating among disadvantaged Malaysian families, raise funds

    6 days ago

    The Lost Food Project hosts online campaign to support healthy eating among disadvantaged Malaysian families, raise funds

    PETALING JAYA, Oct 12 — Healthy food is a luxury that not many communities can afford especially those affected by Covid-19. Non-governmental organisation The Lost Food Project...

  • WHO pens prescription for health at COP26

    6 days ago

    WHO pens prescription for health at COP26

    GENEVA, Oct 12 — Millions of lives could be saved by reining in global warming, the World Health Organization said Monday, urging the COP26 summit to take serious climate action...

  • The 2021 Nobels: An almost 100pc male affair

    1 week ago

    The 2021 Nobels: An almost 100pc male affair

    STOCKHOLM, Oct 11 — Press freedom, the plight of refugees and climate modelling: 12 men and only one woman won Nobel Prizes this year for conferring “the greatest benefit to...

  • Israeli archaeologists uncover ‘world’s largest’ Byzantine-era winery

    1 week ago

    Israeli archaeologists uncover ‘world’s largest’ Byzantine-era winery

    YAVNE, Oct 11 — Israeli archaeologists today uncovered a Byzantine-era, industrial-scale wine complex which produced some two million litres of the drink annually and was the...

  • Trio win Nobel Economics Prize for ‘natural experiments’

    1 week ago

    Trio win Nobel Economics Prize for ‘natural experiments’

    STOCKHOLM, Oct 11 — Canadian David Card, Israeli-American Joshua Angrist and Dutch-American Guido Imbens today won the Nobel Economics Prize for insights into the labour market...

  • Malaysian man and friends wait near toll plaza for stroke of midnight when interstate travels allowed (VIDEO)

    1 week ago

    Malaysian man and friends wait near toll plaza for stroke of midnight when interstate travels allowed (VIDEO)

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 11 — Malaysians rejoiced at thelifting of interstate travel restrictions beginning October 11. Some Malaysians planned ahead ahead. Like TikTok user Muhd...