- Police classify death of man in lock-up as murder
- 18 protestors detain for ignoring police orders to disperse
- 'Opposition reps are anarchists': Tunku Aziz
- Public advised not to visit places with leptospirosis cases
- Police deny photo of Adam Adli being handcuffed was taken at the Jinjang police station
- Atheists are good if they do good, Pope Francis says
- Britain calls emergency meeting after man killed in London
- PKR may postpone party election this November
- Three people killed in road accident
- RON97 price down by 20 sen
- Police confirm sex videos seizure of Pas leader
- Officials: Suspect lunged at FBI agent with knife
- Toddler drowns in pail of water
- Police: 1 dead, 2 injured in attack in London
- Facebook joins Web freedom group More
PETALING JAYA: Parti Keadilan Rakyat may postpone its annual party elections which is due this November, said its secretary-general Datuk Saifuddin Nasution.
NEW YORK: This time “you’re fired” is more than a Donald Trump catchphrase. Fox is turning the firing of real people from real jobs into prime-time entertainment starting this week.
TRENTON, New Jersey: New Jersey officials have seized inventory and demanded records from 29 bars and restaurants that allegedly sold low-quality liquor to patrons who thought they were buying premium brands.
FRANKFURT: German software company SAP is looking to recruit people with autism as programmers and product testers, drawing on skills that can include a close attention to detail and an ability to solve complex problems.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia: A leaking acetylene tank is blamed for a blast early Wednesday that tore apart a car parked on a street in Vancouver, British Columbia.
LONDON: British Prime Minister David Cameron has called a meeting of his government’s emergency Cobra security committee after the killing of a man in south London, his office said on Wednesday.
PARIS: Neanderthals may have started weaning their young from seven months of age and transferred them to solid food by just over a year, a fossil tooth study said Wednesday.
BOSTON: Law enforcement officials say a man was shot while he was being questioned in the Boston Marathon bombing case after he lunged at an FBI agent with a knife.
KIEV, Ukraine: Ukrainian reporters on Wednesday disrupted a government session chaired by the prime minister, suggesting his family members could be the next victims of official inaction after police in Kiev stood by while pro-government activists attacked two journalists covering an opposition protest.
LONDON: One person has died and at least two people were wounded in a violent attack near a military training barracks in London, British officials said Wednesday, as Prime Minister David Cameron called an emergency meeting in response.
LOS ANGELES: Los Angeles councilman Eric Garcetti was elected as the US city’s first Jewish mayor Wednesday, after a hard-fought run-off race to succeed Antonio Villaraigosa, full results showed.
MOORE, Oklahoma: Two babies are among the 24 fatalities in the tornado that tore through this US community, officials said Wednesday, as residents began the daunting task of rebuilding their lives in the wake of the catastrophe.
BOSTON: A Boston church official who once claimed to be an associate of mobster James “Whitey” Bulger has been arrested on charges of stealing money from the church.
WASHINGTON: Facebook on Wednesday became a full member of the Global Network Initiative, a non-government organization promoting Internet freedom and privacy rights.
LONDON: Shakespeare, the Magna Carta — and now some of John Lennon’s finest lyrics.
WASHINGTON: The U.S. tax official at the center of the storm over the collection agency’s targeting of conservative groups told Congress on Wednesday that she had done nothing wrong in the episode, and then invoked her constitutional right to refuse to answer lawmakers’ questions.
VATICAN CITY: Atheists should be seen as good people if they do good, Pope Francis said on Wednesday in his latest urging that people of all religions - or no religion - work together.
NIBONG TEBAL: The public are advised not to visit, temporarily, places that have been detected as the source of leptospirosis cases to avoid the serious viral disease.
KUALA LUMPUR: Star-studded Johor Darul Takzim (Johor DT) lived up to its top billing by beating Kelantan 2-0 in a Super League match at the Tan Sri Hassan Yunos Stadium in Larkin, Johor, tonight.
KUALA LUMPUR: Eighteen people, including four women, were arrested in front of the Jinjang police lock-up yesterday.
KUALA LUMPUR: Police have classified the death of a man while in a lock-up on Tuesday as murder.
GHAZNI, Afghanistan: A teenage suicide bomber killed seven people in central Afghanistan on Wednesday when he targeted local fighters who battle against Taliban insurgents, officials said.
NEW YORK: A New York City woman has been sentenced to probation for stalking French actress Marion Cotillard on the Internet.
VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, California: The U.S. Air Force has launched an unarmed intercontinental ballistic missile from a California base, a month after the test flight was postponed because of tensions with North Korea.
PARIS: In France, there’s a brewing debate over whether to speak anglais in universite.
KUALA LUMPUR: The Ministry views seriously media reports on the marriage of an underage victim with her alleged 40-year-old rapist, Women, Family and Community Development Minister Datuk Rohani Abdul Karim said today.
KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Anti Corruption Commission (MACC) will start investigations if there were reports received on elements of corruption in the RM19.2 million loss suffered by KONTENA Nasional Bhd, the country's largest logistics company.
NEW YORK: Evian is giving itself a facelift to keep up with its sleek, young competitors on store shelves.
ANKARA: Scholars around the Muslim world were alarmed five years ago by news reports that Turkey planned a new, possibly heretical compilation of the Prophet Mohammad’s sayings that might scrap those it thought were out of date.
KUALA LUMPUR: The Prime Minister's Special Envoy Tan Sri Ahmad Kamil Jaafar shared his more than 35 years of diplomatic experience revolving Malaysia's bilateral ties with many nations as well as promote Malaysia in his first book "Growing Up With The Nation."
KOTA KINABALU: The number of foreign nationals who married local Muslims in Sabah reached almost 20,000 to date since 2000, the Royal Commission of Inquiry on illegal immigrants was told today.
KUALA TERENGGANU: The new session for the Terengganu state assembly will be from June 17 to June 19, said Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Ahmad Said.
KUALA LUMPUR: Thirteen items have been placed under the Price Control Scheme for the Kaamatan (harvest) Festival in 24 districts in Sabah and Labuan.
ROME: The captain of the cruise ship Costa Concordia, which capsized off Italy’s west coast last year killing 32 people, will face trial for manslaughter as well as other charges, an Italian judge ruled on Wednesday.
ANKARA, Turkey: Turkey’s state-run news agency says a Turkish court has sentenced four people to 83 years in prison each for the deaths of five Russians from bootleg alcohol poisoning.
MIAMI: An FBI agent fatally shot a man in the US state of Florida Wednesday while he was being questioned in connection with the Boston Marathon bombings, the FBI said.
BATU PAHAT: Police arrested a 32-year-old man after a dramatic car chase where six shots were fired at the suspect's car tyre in Jalan Kluang here early today.
PEKAN: For so many years, Form Four student Ahmad Kamal Imran has seen the people around him disposing used cooking oil by pouring it into the sink or drain.
JOHOR BARU: The Super League football match between Johor Darul Takzim and Kelantan was disrupted when their supporters turned unruly here tonight.
BATU GAJAH: Police are hot on the heels of Pikap Gang members, believed to be responsible for seven robbery and vehicle theft cases in the district for the past year.
SHAH ALAM: For Sergeant Azman Iten, 47, his childhood hobby of watching police and investigation-based television programmes has turned into a rewarding lifelong career.
KUANTAN: Various parties lauded the Pahang government's effort to establish a special committee on unity which will also look into the interest of the non-Malay communities.
LONDON: The feud between world number one Tiger Woods and Sergio Garcia deepened when Woods described the Spaniard’s “fried chicken” jibe as “wrong, hurtful and inappropriate” on Wednesday.
LONDON: An 18th century silver Rococo coffee pot is expected to become the most valuable piece of English silver ever sold at auction when it goes up for sale in July, auction house Christie’s said.
SHAH ALAM: The four accused in the murder of cosmetics millionairess Datuk Sosilawati Lawiya and three other individuals, will know their fate tomorrow after the trial which received wide media coverage came to an end yesterday after almost two years.
PUTRAJAYA: Red Bull-KTM-Ajo's Moto3 rider Mohd Zulfahmi Khairuddin who was involved in a spectacularly crash with four laps remaining in the French Motorcycle Grand Prix at Le Mans last week, has been cleared of any serious injuries as feared initially.
KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak is scheduled to deliver the opening address at the landmark global gathering Women Deliver 2013 Conference at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC) here, next Tuesday.
SEREMBAN: All newly-appointed Negri Sembilan State Executive Councillors (Excos) were today given one month to declare their assets.
KUALA LUMPUR: The retail price of RON97 petrol nationwide was reduced by 20 sen per litre to RM2.70 per litre from RM2.90 per litre effective last night.
TANAH MERAH: Three youths including a teenage girl were killed in an accident involving two cars and a bus at Km3 of Jalan Ismail Petra here at midnight on Wednesday.
ALOR GAJAH: An Orang Asli guard on duty at the KTM Berhad's Tampin-Rembau railway who took a short break to answer the call of nature, suffered a gruesome death when he was hit by a passing train today.
NEW DELHI: Indian doctors said Wednesday they have successfully carried out a first round of reconstructive surgery on the skull of a baby suffering from a rare disorder that caused her head to nearly double in size.
CLEVELAND: The three women rescued after being held captive in a Cleveland house for about a decade say they are doing fine.
AMMAN, Jordan: Syria’s ambassador to Jordan has denounced a meeting of nations that back the Syrian opposition, calling the gathering part of a U.S.-Israeli campaign to destroy his country.
KIEV, Ukraine: Ukrainian reporters have disrupted a government session chaired by the prime minister, suggesting his family members could be the next victims of official inaction after police in Kiev stood by while pro-government activists attacked two journalists covering an opposition protest.
BRUSSELS: Two officials say Britain has launched a bid to formally have the European Union declare the Lebanese party Hezbollah’s military wing a terrorist organization.
MOORE, Oklahoma: Residents began returning home to their flattened Oklahoma town after a giant tornado killed at least 24 people, destroyed countless homes and reduced one elementary school almost entirely to rubble, killing seven children inside.
KUALA LUMPUR: Newly appointed Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein said he would give priority to the welfare of soldiers stationed in seven battalions in the Sabah East Coast Special Security Area (Esscom) and the Eastern Sabah Security Zone (Esszone).
DUBAI: Iran denied on Wednesday any link to members of a spying ring detained by its Sunni Muslim regional rival Saudi Arabia, according to Iranian media.
MANILA: Communist insurgents extorted 26 million pesos (634,000) from campaigning politicians in the just-concluded Philippine mid-term elections, the military said Wednesday.
GOMA, Congo: A spokesman for the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Congo says that a mortar landed in a neighborhood of Goma, a major city in eastern Congo, which last year was briefly overrun by a rebel group.
SINGAPORE: Two US pathologists on Wednesday supported Singapore police findings that an American scientist found hanged last year in the city-state committed suicide and was not murdered as his family claims.
WARSAW: Doctors in Poland say they have performed an urgent total face transplant on a 33-year-old man whose face was torn off in an accident which also crushed his jaws.
PARIS: France’s National Assembly is taking up an education reform bill that would allow public universities to hold some courses — like science or economics classes — in English, a plan that has alarmed language purists and the political far-right alike.
SANDAKAN: Habitat loss and poaching have led to a decline of up to 30 per cent of the Malayan sun bear population in the last three decades, according to the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre (BSBCC).
LONDON: Britain is proposing to let Afghan interpreters who worked alongside its troops the right to settle in the U.K. in recognition of the risks to their personal safety.
BEIJING: The death toll from a massive blast at an explosives plant in eastern China has risen to 23 with 10 people still missing.
KUALA LUMPUR: The public is warned to be wary of a fakee-mail bearing the name of the Prime Minister's wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor.
LONDON: A 61-year-old Irishman has been charged with the Irish Republican Army bombing of the queen’s ceremonial cavalry in Hyde Park in 1982 that killed four soldiers and seven horses.
KUANTAN: Three people were killed in three separateaccidents in Pahang, yesterday. In the first incident, Ong Kim Tian, 77, was driving along Jalan Air Putih 2in Kuantan, was killed when his car lost control and landed in a drain.
SHAH ALAM: Comedian Saiful Apek found himself back in court facing a charge of consuming drugs when the High Court allowed the prosecution's appeal against his acquittal.
ISLAMABAD: A Pakistani court Wednesday refused bail to former military leader Pervez Musharraf over the detention of judges during his 1999-2008 rule, the state prosecutor said.
NAIROBI: Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has received a long-awaited Truth Justice and Reconciliation Commission report whose findings show that his father, the country’s first president, presided over a government responsible for numerous human rights violations, including political assassinations and illegal allocation of land.
KUALA LUMPUR: The Federal Court which decided a company dispute last year, did not blindly adopt the submissions of a lawyer for the two liquidators.
HONG KONG: The first Art Basel fair to be hosted by Hong Kong boasts a prestigious array of international art, highlighting the city’s new role as a global arts hub amid an explosion of personal wealth in mainland China.
TOKYO: Farmers have resumed planting rice for market only 15 kilometres (nine miles) from Japan’s crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, a local official said Wednesday.
GEORGE TOWN: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission in Penang has received seven reports on money politics after the 13th general election (GE13), said Penang state MACC director Samarajoo Manikam.
KATMANDU, Nepal: An 80-year-old Japanese extreme skier who climbed Mount Everest five years ago, but just missed becoming the oldest man to reach the summit, was back on the mountain Wednesday to make another attempt at the title.
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia has presented a document on a model nuclear weapons convention for the consideration of the United Nations' Open Ended Working Group (OEWG) in taking forward multilateral nuclear disarmament negotiations.
KOTA KINABALU: The Sabah Single Mothers Organisation (PITS) is infuriated over the rape case involving a 40-year-old man and an underaged girl.
KUALA LUMPUR: All Barisan Nasional (BN) component parties should merge to become only one party in order to win back the people's support and avoid racial problems, said Gerakan acting president Datuk Chang Ko Youn.
PUTRAJAYA: Former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and former Iranian president Mohammad Khatami today called on the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to set up a task force to examine the Sunni and Shi'a Muslims divide, in depth.
Kuala Terengganu: Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) will proceed with their planned 505 rally in Kuala Ibai tomorrow, said Terengganu PKR chairman Azan Ismail.
LILONGWE: Malawi’s luxury presidential jet, bought by late leader Bingu wa Mutharika, has been sold for $15 million to raise cash for the impoverished African country, a government official said on Wednesday.
KUALA LUMPUR: Newly-appointed Inspector-General (IGP) of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar has promised to come up with effective strategies to fight crime and reduce the crime index nationwide.
PRAGUE: A publicist for an upcoming Marilyn Monroe exhibition in Prague says that photographs of the star have been stolen.
TIMIKA, Indonesia: Rescuers on Wednesday recovered the last of 28 miners killed last week when an underground room of a giant Indonesian gold and copper mine collapsed, the operator of the U.S.-owned facility said.
PUTRAJAYA: The prosecution will proceed with the case of a 13-year-old girl in Sabah who was allegedly raped by a 40-year-old restaurant manager.
KUALA LUMPUR: The High Court here today allowed the application for judicial review by 55 institutions of higher learning to challenge the decision of the Private Institutions of Higher Learning (PIHL) chief registrar regarding international students intake.
SHAH ALAM: Selangor police have yet to be notified of a Pakatan Rakyat gathering in Petaling Jaya on Saturday said Selangor Acting Police Chief Datuk A. Thaiveegan.
STOCKHOLM: Groups of youth have smashed shop windows, set cars ablaze and burnt down a cultural center as the riots that started in one Stockholm suburb after a fatal police shooting spread to other low-income areas of the Swedish capital.
KUALA LUMPUR: The Federal Land Development Authority (Felda) yesterday failed to obtain a judgment in default against PKR secretary-general Datuk Saifuddin Nasution Ismail in relation to a defamation suit.
TEHRAN: Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says a decision by election overseers to disqualify his top aide from an upcoming presidential race is an act of “oppression” and he will take the case to the country’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan says it shares “identical views” on foreign policy with China, whose premier is beginning a two-day visit to Islamabad in the latest sign of the tight relationship between the two Asian powers.
BANGKOK: Users of smartphones have been recommended tolearn to make best use of their smartphone devices and applications in case ofany emergency, Thai News Agency (TNA) reported.
SINGAPORE: A Singapore company supervisor caught on video slapping a male intern is in trouble after the clip went viral on the web and sparked a public outcry.
SYDNEY: Australian children are accessing social media websites at an increasingly younger age, a new survey suggests, with one in five “tweens” admitting they have chatted to someone online they do not know.
KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Association of Private Colleges and Universities and 54 others yesterday obtained the green light from the High Court to quash a circular in relation to the new registration system of international students in local private institutions.
BEIJING: Authorities in southern China say a mentally ill man stabbed six primary school students and an adult in the latest of several attacks on Chinese schoolchildren.
TAWAU: The Malaysian Marine Enforcement Agency (MMEA) in Tawau has foiled an attempt to smuggle 57 black wood logs from a neigbouringcountry by boat on Monday night.