- One million residents in Selangor, KL to face water disruption from Tuesday
- 2 Mamak Gang members nabbed over pharmacy hold-up in Subang
- Bad weather forces emergency landing for helicopter in Bintulu
- Filthy, disabled children found at grim Australian incest farm
- Teen escapes rape attempt in mall
- 'Fake' interpreter at Mandela event claims illness
- Anger over Mandela death 'picture'
- Queen Elizabeth went nuts over nibbles, court told
- Water cuts in Selangor, KL next week
- Two cops arrested for rape of Indonesian woman
- Cancer cases up 11%, breast cancer by a fifth: WHO
- 39 dead from plague in Madagascar: government
- Chong Wei cruises to victory
- 3 Japanese firms keen to participate in S'pore-KL rail link project: PM
- PM: Malaysia moving into 2nd phase of LEP More
KEMAMAN: The Kemaman disaster operation centre closed at 11.45am after all remaining 324 flood victims in 4 evacuation centres returned home.
NAYPYIDAW: Lim Chee Wei won the men's individual Kata gold medal for Malaysia for the first time since 2007 to open the karate squad's Sea Games campaign today on a high.
KUALA LUMPUR: The Sessions Court today fined two PKR Youth members RM1,900, in default two months' jail, each, for participating in an illegal assembly at a mosque during the "Blackout 505" rally.
MISSOULA, Montana: A newlywed bride pleaded guilty Thursday to killing her husband of eight days by pushing him from a cliff in Glacier National Park while they argued about her second thoughts about the marriage.
SEPANG: Two cops from the Dengkil police station were arrested yesterday for the rape of a female Indonesian immigrant.
WELLINGTON: New Zealand Police have broken up a Nigerian drug-smuggling ring after seizing methamphetamine valued at 2.7 million NZ dollars (US$2.22 million), Xinhua news agency reported.
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia: Sotheby’s auction house in New York has agreed to return an ancient statue to Cambodia, ending a heated legal battle that began more than a year ago.
PHOENIX: The half-brother of golfer Tiger Woods was arrested Thursday in Phoenix for allegedly making a false bomb threat at the government building where he works.
SAN FRANCISCO: Twitter Inc encountered a user revolt for the first time as a public company after it tweaked its "block" function on Thursday, prompting an outcry from those who said the new policy empowered perpetrators of online abuse.
SYDNEY: Four Australian police officers will be charged with assaulting a 21-year-old Brazilian student who died while being arrested in Sydney last year, an anti-corruption official said in Friday.
NEW YORK: IBM Corp has been sued by a shareholder who accused it of concealing how its ties to what became a major U.S. spying scandal reduced business in China and ultimately caused its market value to plunge more than $12 billion.
SANAA: Fifteen people on their way to a wedding in Yemen were killed in an air strike after their party was mistaken for an al Qaeda convoy, local security officials said on Thursday.
WASHINGTON: US regulators Thursday opened the door to allowing mobile phone use on airplanes — an issue that has stirred howls of protest over the potential for disruption in the skies.
SYDNEY: Italian superstar Alessandro Del Piero denied rumours Friday that he was unhappy at Sydney FC and wanted out, insisting he had no plans to leave.
LONDON: Jose Mourinho is desperate to fire up his shot-shy strikers when Chelsea return to Premier League action against Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.
BANGKOK: The Malaysian Kitchen Programme is seeing a growing number of restaurants in Thailand, which itself is known as the "Kitchen of the world."
LIVERPOOL: Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard will be sidelined for at least four weeks with the hamstring injury he picked up last weekend, manager Brendan Rodgers said on Thursday.
MARAN: Four masked men armed with machetes escaped with cash and valuables after holding up a family at a house in Kampung Luit here early today.
SHAH ALAM: A man was found dead with head injuries at his rented unit in the Sri Angkasa Flats in Section 28 here today.
PETALING JAYA: After 28 years on the run, two brothers linked to the infamous 'Mamak Gang' and two accomplices were arrested in connection with a robbery at a pharmacy in Bandar Pinggiran Subang near here early today.
TOKYO: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak said the second wave of the Look East Policy (LEP 2.0) was about the industries of the future which focus on high technology and low-carbon emission.
TOKYO: Malaysia is moving into the second phase of the Look East Policy (LEP) which will emphasise on deepening and strengthening certain areas including institutional relationship.
PARIS: The final result of Europa League fixtures played last night.
LONDON: Queens Park Rangers will leave their cramped Loftus Road home for a new 40,000-capacity stadium in west London, the club’s chairman Tony Fernandes revealed on Thursday.
SEOUL: North Korea said on Friday the uncle of leader Kim Jong Un, previously considered the second most powerful man in the secretive state, has been executed for treason, the biggest upheaval since the death of Kim's father two years ago.
PRAGUE: Rafael Nadal showed he was not tired of dethroning world number one players when he saw off Daniel Negreanu to win a charity poker tournament in Prague on Thursday.
“A dry martini. Just hand it to me, and I’ll do the shaking myself.”
NASHVILLE, Tennessee: A judge has finalized the divorce between Jack White and British model and singer Karen Elson.
CUIABA Brazil: Cuiaba stadium, one of six World Cup arenas still to be completed, will be tested in the “second half of February” as organisers race to get the playing surface and seating finished.
LONDON: PSV Eindhoven's disappointing season took a turn for the worse as they went out of the Europa League after losing 1-0 at home to Ukrainians Chernomorets Odessa, who pipped them to second place in Group B on Thursday.
NEW YORK: A former high-stakes poker game hostess pleaded guilty on Thursday to charges she helped run underground games for Wall Street financiers and celebrities in guest rooms at The Plaza hotel.
UNITED NATIONS: U.N inspectors said Thursday that chemical weapons have been used in the Syrian conflict, definitely in a widely publicized Aug. 21 attack near Damascus and probably in four other locations between March and late August.
GENEVA: The number of new cancer cases around the globe jumped by 11 percent in a five-year period, reaching 14.1 million in 2012, with breast cancer increasing by one-fifth, the UN health agency said Thursday.
ANTANANARIVO: A plague spread by rats has killed 39 people in recent weeks in Madagascar, the health ministry said Thursday.
SANAA, Yemen: Security officials say more than 40 people have been killed in sectarian clashes between Sunni Islamic militants and northern rebel forces belonging to a branch of Shiites in northern Yemen.
LONDON: The judge hearing the fraud trial of Nigella Lawson’s personal assistants told the jury Thursday to ignore comments by British Prime Minister David Cameron backing the celebrity chef.
PUTRAJAYA: A mission to send the second astronaut to the International Space Station (ISS) to carry out scientific research work will proceed, and the date will be announced later.
KUANTAN: The Tengku Mahkota of Pahang, Tengku Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah has advised residents and volunteers carrying out cleaning works in the aftermath of the floods here to avoid situations that could spread diseases.
NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO: Photo-sharing service Instagram unveiled a new feature on Thursday to let people send images and messages privately, as the Facebook-owned company seeks to bolster its appeal among younger consumers who are increasingly using mobile messaging applications.
OSLO: In an effort to solve its growing prison shortage, Norway has asked to rent prison space in neighbouring Sweden, the Norwegian justice ministry said Thursday.
BEIJING: China's capital Beijing, regularly shrouded in hazardous air pollution, plans to replace its oil-burning buses with greener models by 2017 to help clear the smog, state news agency Xinhua said.
PARIS: China’s first flyby of an asteroid shows that a gigantic space rock which once triggered a doomsday scare is essentially rubble, scientists reported on Thursday.
NAYPYITAW (Myanmar): The national sepak takraw squad were a disappointment, losing both games in the men's team event at the 27th SEA Games in the Wunna Theikdi Closed Stadium here today.
JOHANNESBURG: The man accused of faking sign interpretation while standing alongside world leaders like U.S. President Barack Obama at Nelson Mandela’s memorial service said Thursday he hallucinated that angels were entering the stadium, has schizophrenia and has been violent in the past.
ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar: Local authorities in Madagascar say 20 people have died since last week because of what they suspect to be an outbreak of bubonic plague.
KUALA LUMPUR: Social and Cultural Affairs adviser to the government, Tan Sri Dr Rais Yatim has suggested that the government send representatives to Leiden University in the Netherlands to obtain precious Malay manuscripts from the university.
KUALA LUMPUR: The success of the Malaysian Armed Forces (ATM) during the intrusion in Lahad Datu, Sabah on Feb 12 is the pride of the nation.
YANGON: The national women's football squad started its campaign on the right footing in the Group B competition after beating Laos 3-1 at the SEA Games, Myanmar today.
LONDON: Britain's Queen Elizabeth was so incensed with royal police officers eating nuts from bowls left out in the corridors of Buckingham Palace that she drew lines on the sides in a bid to catch them out, a London court heard on Thursday.
KUALA LUMPUR: Police today detained a 68-year-old man suspected to be a drug dealer at Kampung Wira Damai.
ISTANBUL: Heavy snow forced the cancellation on Thursday of scores of flights from Turkey’s main hub Istanbul and caused major disruption to road and sea traffic.
AMMAN: Syrians at a sprawling refugee camp in northern Jordan scrambled to batten down their tents against torrential rains and high winds as a blustery winter storm battered parts of the Middle East for a second day Thursday.
The searing historical epic “12 Years a Slave” and the con-artist caper “American Hustle” lead the 71st annual Golden Globes with seven nominations each.
LONDON: UK-based air services company Bond Aviation said on Thursday It had temporarily grounded its global fleet of 38 EC 135 helicopters following a technical fault, the same model that was involved in a fatal crash into a pub in Scotland last month.
KUALA LUMPUR: About one million residents in Selangor and Kuala Lumpur will face water supply disruptions beginning Tuesday following the temporary partial stop-work at the Sungai Selangor Phase 2 water treatment plant.
KUALA LUMPUR: The flood situation in Pahang and Terengganu is showing signs of recovery, following a decrease in the number of flood victims at relocation centres.
GRENOBLE (France): A French care worker has been arrested on suspicion of fatally poisoning six pensioners in a retirement home in Chambery in the French Alps, police said Thursday.
SHAH ALAM: The Selangor government struck an agreement with the National Water Services Commission (SPAN) on Dec 3 to solve delays in the approval of 878 projects in the state.
PUTRAJAYA: Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk Abdul Rahman Dahlan said the government will allocate RM5 million to repair public facilities damaged by the recent floods.
CHUKAI: Over RM4.7 million worth of food items were provided to cater to 106,536 flood victims during the three peak days of the disaster last week.
GEORGE TOWN: The heat in the Penang assembly's afternoon sitting here today went up a notch with the continuous grilling by state opposition leader Datuk Jahara Hamid on the unfair actions taken against errant businesses operators.
SINGAPORE: Singapore on Thursday banned alcohol sales and consumption this weekend in a district here South Asian workers staged the city-state’s first riot in more than 40 years.
KUALA LUMPUR: United States (US) Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs, Tom Kelly is currently in Malaysia for consultations with senior officials on a wide range of political-military issues, including peacekeeping, security cooperation and defence trade.
KUALA TERENGGANU: "I am no Robin Hood," stressed Terengganu Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Ahmad Said, who did not wish to be compared to the heroic outlaw in English folklore.
RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s grand mufti Sheikh Abdul Aziz bin Abdullah al-Sheikh branded suicide bombers as “criminals” who will go to “hell,” Al-Hayat daily reported Thursday.
PRETORIA: The South African government said Thursday it would not release photographs of Nelson Mandela lying in state, and urged people to shun a purported image of the dead president posted on the Internet.
NEW DELHI: Shahril Saabah was the hero as a double from him took Malaysia into the semi-finals of the Hockey Junior World Cup here today.
NAYPYITAW (Myanmar): A Malaysian silat athlete was rushed to the hospital after he was injured in a match against Thai athlete Nanthachai Khanson in the Putera Class B event at the Zayer Thiri Closed Stadium near here today.
TOKYO: The move by the Malaysian Government to liberalise the services sector is expected to attract high interest from Japanese companies to invest in that sector, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak said here today.
BUKIT MERTAJAM: The Seberang Perai Tengah Syariah Subordinate Court here has set Jan 20 next year for Penang PAS Assembly of Muslim Women deputy chief Rahmah Md Isa to file a reply to her husband's defence and counterclaim.
KUALA LUMPUR: The results of the 2013 Penilaian Menengah Rendah (PMR) examination will be announced on Dec 19, the Education Ministry said today.
NAYPYITAW: "We don't mean to blame anyone after failing to clinch the first medal today.
PEKAN: The RM500 aid for each family of flood victims in the affected states would be given out soonest possible, said Women, Family and Community Development Minister Datuk Seri Rohani Abdul Karim.
LONDON: Two children are abducted by a parent and taken out of Britain every day, authorities said Thursday, as they sought to raise awareness of the problem ahead of an expected spike in cases after Christmas.
TAWAU: The Sessions Court today sentenced a teenage boy to 16 years jail and 10 strokes of the cane after he pleaded guilty to two counts of armed gang robbery here last month.
KUALA LUMPUR: The Football Association of Selangor (FAS) has dropped its claim on Nazri Ahmad, a player wanted by the Kelantan Football Association (KAFA).
SYDNEY: A dozen filthy, neglected children, some with deformities or disabilities due to generations of inbreeding, have been found on a rural Australian settlement in an incest case that has shocked the nation.
TOKYO: Three companies from Japan have expressed their interest to participate in the Singapore-Kuala Lumpur high-speed rail link project, says Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak today.
KUALA LUMPUR: With the semi-final slot booked, Datuk Lee Chong Wei is still hungry for a win over Jan O. Jorgensen of Denmark in his last group match of the Badminton World Federation (BWF) World Superseries Finals at the Kuala Lumpur Badminton Stadium tomorrow.
KUALA LUMPUR: The government has implemented security measures to protect the data, documents and official secrets to prevent them from falling into the hands of foreign countries or irresponsible parties.
TOKYO: A Japanese man went on a year-long burglary spree, making off with a haul worth $185,000 to feed 120 cats a gourmet diet, police said Thursday.
JOHOR BARU: Johor continues to see a marked improvement today as only 100 flood evacuees from 25 families remained due to the floods.
KUALA LUMPUR: Citibank (M) Bhd has become the first foreign bank to offer private retirement savings in Malaysia, via partnering CIMB-Principal Asset Management Bhd as the distributor for the latter’s Private Retirement Scheme (PRS) to its customers.
KUALA LUMPUR: The government has no plans to implement a vehicle life expectancy policy like in developing countries.
VATICAN CITY: European evaluators have given the Vatican a mixed report card in its efforts to comply with international norms to fight money laundering and terror financing.
JOHOR BARU: Employers in the country are urged to accord serious attention to the promotion of mental health at the workplace in order to enhance productivity of their workforce.
GEORGE TOWN: The Home Ministry will come down hard on several security service companies found illegally supplying firearms to secret societies, said its minister, Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.
SYDNEY: Sydney FC chief executive Tony Pignata has denied claims that former Juventus star Alessandro Del Piero is unhappy and will leave the A-League during his second season.
TOKYO: A transsexual man, who was born a woman, has been recognised by Japan’s top court as the legal father of his wife’s child, in a national first.
BEIJING: Fifteen Chinese lawyers are protesting being blocked from meeting an officially-backed Christian pastor and several of his aides detained in a crackdown that highlights the ruling Communist Party’s often prickly attitude toward religious groups.
JOHANNESBURG: The sign language interpreter at Nelson Mandela’s funeral has said a schizophrenic episode was to blame for accusations that he was an imposter who gesticulated nonsense during the entire service.
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia is on track to achieving a gross domestic product (GDP) growth of between 4.5 and 5.0 per cent this year and 5.0 to 5.5 per cent in 2014 on improved external factors, said Bank Negara Malaysia Governor, Tan Sri Dr Zeti Akhtar Aziz.
PUTRAJAYA: The Health Ministry has announced 10 new projects worth RM1.09 billion under the healthcare national key economic area (NKEA) today.
BINTULU: A Sikorsky S-76 helicopter with two flight crew together with six passengers were forced to land their aircraft 92 nautical miles off coast Bintulu.
TEHRAN: Iran released the last two of eight Slovak paragliders who were arrested in May for allegedly spying, the official news agency IRNA reported on Thursday.
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s new chief justice took his oath of office on Thursday after his outspoken predecessor retired, ending an eight-year turbulent and at times controversial era.
ALOR STAR: Alor Star City Council (MBAS) is giving away 62 prizes worth more than RM50,000 including Proton Saga to ratepayers who settle their next year's assessment tax on time.
BUTTERWORTH: A leading nasi kandar operator in the country, Pelita Samudra Pertama (M) Sdn Bhd, has donated RM10,000 to the Tabung Bencana NSTP-Media Prima to help flood victims in the east coast states.
KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC) has called on the Human Resource Ministry to hold a tripartite meeting between the government, employers and employees to work out a strategy to prevent rioting by foreign workers.
HONG KONG: A six-year-old Chinese boy who had his eyes gouged out was discharged from a Shenzhen hospital Thursday, after being fitted with prosthetic eyeballs.