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Report: Rizalman due in NZ Saturday

PETALING JAYA: Former Malaysian attache Muhammad Rizalman Ismail is due back in New Zealand on Saturday to face the sexual assault charges filed against him in May, according to reports in New Zealand.

Police officers take cover near Parliament Hill following a shooting incident in Ottawa October 22, 2014.    REUTERS/Chris Wattie

Canada's parliament attacked, soldier fatally shot nearby

OTTAWA (Reuters) - A gunman attacked Canada's parliament on Wednesday, with gunfire erupting near a room where Prime Minister Stephen Harper was speaking, and a soldier was fatally shot at a nearby war memorial, jolting the Canadian capital.

Rain fails to dampen Mariah Carey's fans' spirits

KUALA LUMPUR: Storm clouds opened up in the skies above Stadium Merdeka Wednesday night, as R&B diva Mariah Carey perform here for the first time in a decade.

No progress in Hong Kong protests talks, fresh confrontations break out

HONG KONG: Hong Kong student leaders said Wednesday they may shun further talks with the government, accusing it of failing to make any meaningful offers to end weeks of mass pro-democracy rallies and roadblocks.

Deepavali: The festival of lights in colour

Deepavali, the Festival of Lights, is celebrated by Hindus around the world. Here are some moments of the celebration.

Breaking taboos: Syed Azmi (sitting, in yellow) with the rest of the organising team in Central Park, Bandar Utama.

The face of compassion

With so many campaigns designed to drive Malaysians apart, it is really heart-warming to see something bring us together.

Kate makes first appearance since royal pregnancy

LONDON - Prince William's wife Kate on Tuesday made her first public appearance since her pregnancy was announced as she welcomed Singapore's President Tony Tan on his state visit to Britain.

Dominican American fashion designer Oscar de la Renta gestures during a press conference for the Moda Nextel Mexico in Mexico City, Mexico, 22 March 2013. De la Renta died at the age of 82 on 20 October 2014, his family confirmed. - EPA

Tributes for Oscar de la Renta, who defined romantic glamour

NEW YORK: Oscar de la Renta dressed generations of the world's most iconic women, from former first lady Jacqueline Kennedy to lawyer Amal Alamuddin, bride to modern Hollywood royal George Clooney.

Nobel Peace Prize recipient Malala Yosafzai speaks at the Forbes Under 30 Summit in Philadelphia on October 21, 2014. - AFP

Pakistan's Malala receives US Liberty Medal

PHILADELPHIA: Malala Yousafzai, the child rights activist and youngest ever recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, received the Liberty Medal Tuesday and pledged her $100,000 award to education in her homeland Pakistan.

Thank this ancient fish for giving us sex

Humans have to thank this ancient fish for the gift of sex – it's the earliest vertebrate animal found to have done the old "in-out, in-out".

These images provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration(NOAA) shows sonar images of an American merchant tanker the "Bluefields" (TOP) and a World War II U-boat "U-576. The NOAA announced October 21, 2014 that they have discovered the two vessels sunk during the Battle of the Atlantic more than 72 years-ago. - AFP

WWII ships found deep in 'Graveyard of the Atlantic'

WASHINGTON: Two sunken ships from World War II - a German U-boat and an American merchant vessel - have been found deep in the ocean off the coast of North Carolina, officials said Tuesday.

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