The Malay Mail (1046)

Bruising debate brings a reluctant Trump around on Afghan war

WASHINGTON, Aug 22 โ€” US President Donald Trump came around to the decision to allow for more troops to be sent to Afghanistan only after a prolonged internal debate in which he frequently tangled with his top national security advisers. Trump...

Rose McGowan tries to debunk 'The Sound'

See Rose McGowan and Christopher Lloyd in this new trailer for upcoming paranormal film 'The Sound'.

RAM Rating expects Malaysia's inflation to ease

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 22 โ€” RAM Rating Services Bhd expects Malaysia's inflation to ease for the fourth consecutive month, falling to 3.2 per cent in July 2017 after slipping to 3.6 per cent in the preceding month. In a statement today, the...

Daniel Lim among Malaysian swimmers in four finals tonight

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 22 โ€• Malaysian swimmers will be appearing in four final events of the 2017 Kuala Lumpur SEA Games swimming competition at the National Aquatic Centre here tonight. Daniel Lim Jun Liang clocked a time of 2 minutes 19.72...

DAP: Without ROS notice, CEC elections may be postponed

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 22โ€” The DAP said today that it might postpone its September 10 party re-election if the Registrar of Societies does not formally approve of the date. Seputeh MP and DAP vice-president Teresa Kok said that the party was...

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AFP Video: Saving Afghanistan's artisans from extinction

Ceramics, carpentry, calligraphy and gem cutting: Centuries of Afghan craftsmanship honed on the ancient Silk Road are being preserved in Kabul, a rare success story for an aid project in the war-torn country that organisers are now hoping to...

Lelaki pengsan tersangkut di pokok kelapa

SERI ISKANDAR, 22 Ogos โ€” Seorang lelaki yang pengsan terpaksa diselamatkan anggota bomba apabila mangsa tersangkut di pokok kelapa. Aidam Najman, 25, pengsan jam 6.15 petang semalam dalam kejadian di Perumahan Awam Kampung Makmur, Tanjung...

Malaysia to continue supporting multilateralism, says minister

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 22 โ€” Malaysia will continue to support multilateralism despite the prevalent anti-globalisation rhetoric in some parts of the world, said Minister of International Trade and Industry, Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed. He said it...

Matt Damon finds his life falling apart in George Clooney's 'Suburbicon'

LOS ANGELES, Aug 22 โ€” Here's a new trailer from Paramount Pictures' Suburbicon that stars Matt Damon, Julianne Moore, Noah Jupe and Oscar Isaac. In this film directed by George Clooney, Damon plays a family man living in idyllic suburbia...

Matt Damon goes on a rampage in 'Suburbicon'

Watch Matt Damon get his hands bloody dirty in this new trailer for George Clooney's 'Suburbicon' that also stars Julianne Moore and Oscar Isaac.

AFP Video: Nigerian Jollof rice festival celebrates the famous spicy meal

Food lovers and chefs gather to celebrate Nigeria's most famous spicy meal, the Jollof rice, at a festival in Lagos dedicated to the culinary dish. โ€” AFP

Horn: McGregor win would be 'dreadful' for boxing

MELBOURNE, Aug 22 โ€• Australia's Jeff Horn has given Conor McGregor little chance of beating Floyd Mayweather in Saturday's super-fight and hopes the American will annihilate' the mixed martial arts fighter for the sake of boxing. Horn,...

Amid PAS push for Memali RCI, Kit Siang says Hadi should testify

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 22 โ€” PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang should be a witness in a Royal Commission of Inquiry on the 1985 Memali tragedy that the Islamist party is pushing for, DAP veteran leader Lim Kit Siang said today. Lim...

KL shares stay in positive territory at mid-morning

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 22 โ€” Share prices on Bursa Malaysia stayed in positive territory at mid-morning, with trade/services-related stocks being among the contributors to the increase, a dealer said. At 11.02am, the FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (FBM...

Augmented reality app aims to banish bad hair days

NEW YORK, Aug 22 โ€” Ever had a bad hair day where you just wished there was an app to take care of your look? Well, now there is. Beauty platform and digital makeup app Perfect365, Inc has teamed up with Hot Tools hair appliances to let users...

SPRM serbu Unisel isu kontrak Jana Niaga

SHAH ALAM, 22 Ogos โ€” Suruhanjaya Pencegahan Rasuah Malaysia menyerbu Universiti Selangor di sini, lapor Star Online. Enam pegawai berpakaian seragam suruhanjaya itu kelihatan masuk ke kampus tersebut, di Seksyen 7, menggunakan...

Could your hands predict your sporting success?

SYDNEY, Aug 22 โ€” New research has revealed an unusual way of predicting sporting success, finding that the length of the ring finger of teenage boys could indicate their prowess at sports. Their study is the first to attempt to measure this...

Bendera Indonesia terbalik, 33 web Malaysia digodam

JAKARTA, 22 Ogos โ€” Sebanyak 33 tapak web Malaysia diserang kumpulan penggodam Indonesia susulan bendera republik itu yang tersilap cetak. Mereka menyiar semula imej dalam buku cenderamata Sukan SEA 2017 bersama mesej Bendera kebangsaan...

Kenanga Research upgrades Malakoff to 'outperform'

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 22 โ€” Kenanga Research has upgraded Malakoff Corporation Bhd to outperform' from ''market perform'' as it believed the sell-down of the Malaysian power company producer to Tenaga Nasional Bhd is overdone and...

New clip dares you to enter Pennywise's house from 'It'

LOS ANGELES, Aug 22 โ€” Just in case you've forgotten about Pennywise, there's a new clip will take you on a trip to see the evil clown's famed horror house from tee long-awaited It. The film stars Bill Skarsgard as the story's evil...

Report: MACC raids Unisel, MBI

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 22 โ€” The Malaysian Anti Corruption Commission is raiding Universiti Selangor at its campus in Section 7, Shah Alam, The Star Online reported today. According to the local daily, six uniformed officers arrived...

Malaysia clinches two wushu SEA Games gold

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 22 โ€• Malaysian exponents Ho Mun Hua and Loh Jack Chang secured a gold each on the final day of the three-day wushu competition at the 2017 Kuala Lumpur SEA Games today. In this morning's session, Ho accumulated...

Take a walk through Pennywise's house from 'It'

This new clip will take you on a trip to see Pennywise's house from the long-awaited 'It'.

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Reuters Video: Fisherman catches message in a bottle in isolated Gaza

Message in a bottle found by Palestinian fisherman is seen as sign of hope for Gaza fishing village working under Israeli naval blockade. โ€” Reuters

Wushu Malaysia rangkul pingat emas keenam

KUALA LUMPUR, 22 Ogos โ€” Malaysia meraih dua lagi pingat emas melalui acara wushu pada Sukan SEA hari ini. Ho Mun Hua menang acara nanquan dengan mengutip 9.67 mata, sementara Loh Jack Chang menguasai acara taijiquan dengan 9.66 mata. ...

Uncorking ocean-bound wine tasting cruises

LONDON, Aug 22 โ€” For years, cruises on rivers like the Rhone and the Saรดne in France have offered an exciting voyage into the world of wine. Now major oceangoing liners like the Queen Mary 2 are also seeking to attract wine afficionados, with...

Rose McGowan investigates paranormal activity in 'The Sound'

LOS ANGELES, Aug 22 โ€” Rose McGowan and Christopher Lloyd star in upcoming paranormal film The Sound from Orion Pictures and Samuel Goldwyn Films. In the horror thriller, McGowan stars as writer and supernatural sceptic Kelly who is a...

One dead after van hits people at Marseille bus stops

MARSEILLE, Aug 22 โ€” One person was killed and another seriously injured in the southern French city of Marseille yesterday after a convicted criminal with psychiatric problems drove a van into people waiting at two bus stops, police said. The...

Bell tolls for Big Ben as four-year silence begins

LONDON, Aug 22 โ€” London landmark Big Ben fell silent for four years in front of a reverential crowd yesterday amid an outcry over the temporary loss of a cherished symbol of stability at a time of national uncertainty. At midday, 12 bongs from...

Goal-shy City give boss Guardiola deja vu

MANCHESTER, Aug 22 โ€• Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola expressed fears that his team's goal-scoring problems remain an issue after they drew 1-1 with Everton in their opening Premier League home game. Wayne Rooney put Everton ahead in the...

Micro trend: neon beauty

PARIS, Aug 22 โ€” Neon is a beauty buzzword at the moment, with vivid hues making waves everywhere from the red carpet to our Instagram feeds. And now it appears the trend is making its way to our eyelashes too. A quick sweep of Instagram...

Nur Jazlan: POCA not draconian, different from ISA

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 22 โ€” The accusation against the Prevention of Crime Act , describing it as draconian and not vary from the Internal Security Act , is untrue, said Deputy Home Minister Datuk Nur Jazlan Mohamed. Nur Jazlan said this...

Benam Myanmar 3-1, Malaysia mara ke separuh akhir

SHAH ALAM, 22 Ogos โ€” Malaysia mengesahkan menempah slot separuh akhir acara bola sepak Sukan Sea Kuala Lumpur 2017 apabila menjinakkan pendahulu kumpulan A, Myanmar, 3-1 di Stadium Shah Alam, di sini, malam tadi. Kemenangan itu...

Art installations to look forward to during the London Design Festival

LONDON, Aug 22 โ€” Taking place across the English capital from September 16-24, 2017, the London Design Festival includes a variety of indoor and outdoor art installations for the general public to enjoy. The fifteenth edition of the London...

From spandex to sci-fi skirts: What to look forward to at the World of WearableArt Awards

WELLINGTON, Aug 22 โ€” The World of WearableArt Awards, an international design competition, bring together the worlds of theater and fashion for over two weeks of color and creativity from September 21 through October 8, 2017 in Wellington, New...

Reuters Video: Schooling wins first swim gold at SEA Games

Olympic 100m butterfly champion Joseph Schooling of Singapore puts disappointing showing at last month's Fina World Aquatics Championships behind him by taking gold on opening day of SEA Games. โ€” Reuters

Instagram summer fashion: Doutzen Kroes' 1980s look

IBIZA, Aug 22 โ€” Far from the catwalks, photoshoots and gyms, models and other fashion big names have flown to the four corners of the planet for a brief moment of peace before the tumult of this September's fashion weeks. And there's no...

Klopp under pressure as Liverpool eye group phase

LIVERPOOL, Aug 22 โ€• Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp concedes his side are already feeling the pressure this season ahead of the return leg of their Champions League play-off against Hoffenheim tomorrow. Liverpool looked to have planted one foot...

Reuters Video: First 'Elvis of Asia' contest kicks off in Manila

Elvis Presley fans from around the world paid tribute to the 40th death anniversary of the King of Rock and Roll in the first annual 'Elvis of Asia' contest. โ€” Reuters

Azarenka withdraws from US Open amid custody fight

NEW YORK, Aug 22 โ€• Two-time US Open runner-up Victoria Azarenka confirmed her withdrawal from the tournament yesterday amid a custody battle concerning her eight-month-old son. Azarenka, who signalled last week she may miss the tournament...

Top-ranked analyst says Lenovo could fall another 27pc

NEW YORK, Aug 22 โ€” Lenovo Group Ltd, which breathed new life into IBM's personal-computer business, bet that it could do the same with mobile phones and data centers. Now, it's beginning to look like that gamble is dragging the Chinese...

Reuters Video: Total solar eclipse dazzles spectators across US

The moon blacked out the sun on Monday as the first total solar eclipse in a century marched across the US dazzling millions of Americans. Linda So reports. โ€” Reuters

Aravind Adiga, Karan Mahajan among longlisters for DSC Prize for South Asian Literature

LONDON, Aug 22 โ€• The jury of the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature, now in its seventh year, have announced the longlist for the 2017 award, including 2008 Booker prize winner Aravind Adiga and 2016 National Book Award finalist Karan Mahajan....

Reuters Video: Navy to conduct broader probe after US warship collision

US Defence Secretary James Mattis said on Monday there would be a wider investigation into US naval operations after a American warship collided with an oil tanker east of Johor in a second accident involving a US warship in two months....

Asian stocks set to track modest US advance

SINGAPORE, Aug 22 โ€” The yen held onto gains as Asian stock-index futures indicated a firmer open after a lackluster US session and as Bridgewater's Ray Dalio said he was reducing risk. Japanese stock-index futures rose with contracts in...

Jemaah haji syukur, hujan lebat sirami Makkah

MAKKAH, 22 Ogos โ€” Hujan lebat lebih 30 minit yang melanda tanah suci Makkah petang semalam, ternyata menggembirakan penduduk setempat dan jutaan jemaah haji termasuk dari Malaysia yang berada di sini, untuk menunaikan ibadah haji. Hujan...

24 dalam tangan, Malaysia buru 45 emas hari ini

KUALA LUMPUR, 22 Ogos โ€” Malaysia meneruskan rentak positif di hari kedua Sukan Sea ke-29 dengan mengaut lapan pingat emas menjadikan kutipan pingat keseluruhan semalam kepada 24 emas, 19 perak dan 14 gangsa serta mengekalkan kedudukan teratas...