South Korean cafe follows social distancing by hiring robot barista

The new robot barista at the cafe in Daejeon, South Korea, is courteous and swift as it seamlessly makes its way towards customers. “Here is your Rooibos almonds tea latte, please enjoy. It’s even better if you stir it,” it

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Chicago artist fills potholes with coronavirus-themed art

The Covid-19 pandemic has been a bumpy road for many people in Chicago, but they have mosaic artist Jim Bachor to thank for paving the way to some unexpected smiles with four additions to his ‘pothole art’ series installed on

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Celebrating your child’s birthday during the lockdown

Schools are shut, attractions are shut and looks like we will go into official lockdown anytime. During this coronavirus outbreak, we are doing everything we can to get through day by day. I have got my thinking cap on and

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National Creative Industry Policy must be improved

KUALA LUMPUR: The National Creative Industry Policy (DIKN) must be re-assessed and improved to spearhead the growth of the national creative industry, said Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah (pix). At the same time, he said, an audit must be conducted

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DBKL monitoring, cleansing of markets

KUALA LUMPUR: Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) will continue to monitor the area around the walls of the Kuala Lumpur Wholesale Market to ensure that no foreigners use it to enter the market. In a statement issued today, DBKL said patrols

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Dare to violate, pay the penalty

KUALA LUMPUR: People who are now stuck in their hometowns after violating the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) to celebrate the Hari Raya Aidilfitri are now in a dilemma. According to media reports, executive director of the Malaysian Employers Federation

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Four men drinking at entertainment centre arrested

IPOH: Four men who went for drinks at an entertainment outlet in Jalan Canning Estate here last night ended up being arrested. Ipoh District Police Chief ACP A.Asmadi Abdul Aziz said in the raid conducted by a team from the

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MACC’s twitter account down due to technical glitch

KUALA LUMPUR: The official Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission’s (MACC) Twitter account @SPRMalaysia is temporarily down due to technical glitch and not being deactivated as claimed. In a statement today, MACC said that its Twitter account has been experiencing technical issues since yesterday

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Police record statements from 33 people over temple wedding probe

KUALA SELANGOR: Selangor police have confirmed recording statements from 33 people in connection with a wedding ceremony alleged to have been held at a temple in Seri Kembangan yesterday. Selangor Criminal Investigation Department chief, Datuk Fadzil Ahmad said the statements

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CMCO: 38 individuals detained for gathering to snap lotus flower scenery

MALACCA:  Central Malacca district police chief ACP Afzanizar Ahmad said the offenders were nabbed in a Covid-19 and Hari Raya Crime Prevention operation at about 12 noon. Of the total, 20 individuals were issued a compound of RM1,000 each under

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