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MEXICO CITY: Mexican authorities have formally arrested five men suspected of stealing a truck carrying highly radioactive material in a theft that caused international alarm, an official said Monday.
SUNGAI SIPUT: A total of 17 shop lots at Jalan Lintang here were completely destroyed in a midnight fire.
MADRID: A radical group linked to Al-Qaeda kidnapped two Spanish journalists in Syria in September, El Mundo newspaper reported on Tuesday.
HOUSTON: A Louisiana man flying to California woke up on a dark, empty plane parked at Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston after sleeping through the call to exit the aircraft, officials said on Monday.
LOS ANGELES: Former San Diego mayor Bob Filner was sentenced Monday to three months of home confinement and three years of probation for sexually harassing female staff members.
MEXICO CITY: Two international press groups are calling for a full investigation into the death of Honduran journalist Juan Carlos Argenal Medina, who was found shot to death at his home in the southeastern city of Danli.
NEW YORK: Here’s something to wag a tongue at: MTV says Miley Cyrus is the best artist of the year.
TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras: A Honduran court has sentenced each of four police officers to 66 years in prison for the 2011 killing of the son of the National Autonomous University’s president — a case that set off a campaign to clean up the Central American nation’s corruption-plagued police force.
LOS ANGELES : Eleanor Parker, who was nominated for Academy Awards three times for her portrayals of strong-willed women and played a scheming baroness in “The Sound of Music,” has died at 91.
ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE: President Barack Obama is urging the people of the Central African Republic to remain calm amid mounting sectarian violence.
MADRID: A huge airport in central Spain that cost one billion euros ($1.4 billion) to build but has not received a commercial flight since 2011 went up for auction Monday for just 100 million euros.
BEIJING: A satellite jointly developed by China and Brazil failed to enter orbit after the rocket carrying it malfunctioned after launch on Monday, state media reported.
LONDON: A man accused of killing an off-duty British soldier in a frenzied knife attack on a London street defended his actions in court Monday, saying he carried out the attack because he is a soldier fighting in the service of God.
NEW DELHI: MALAYSIA had already qualified for the Junior World Cup quarter-finals before playing England today, but they still went on to beat England 4-2 in a cold evening at the Dhyan Chand Stadium here.
LONDON: Reports say British and American intelligence officers have been spying on gamers across the world, deploying undercover officers to virtual universes and sucking up traffic from popular online games such as World of Warcraft.
Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Franck Ribery are in the running for the Ballon d’Or.
KUALA LUMPUR: Member banks of the Association of Banks in Malaysia (ABM), with operations in East Coast states, Johor and Malacca will be pro-actively assisting customers, individuals or businesses affected by the flood.
PHILADELPHIA: A plodding storm that dumped heavy snow on the densely-populated Mid-Atlantic region made roads slippery in the Northeast for Monday’s commute while travel disruptions continued to ripple across the United States days after the same system first began wreaking havoc in the skies.
SAO PAULO: As disturbing images of fans hitting each other made their way to front pages across Brazil, FIFA moved quickly to downplay the risk of fan violence inside stadiums during the World Cup.
BANGKOK: More than 100,000 people participated in an anti-government rally around the Government House here today, although just over an hour before it started this morning, Thailand's Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra announced the dissolution of the House of Representatives.
LONDON: Blackburn striker D.J. Campbell was named Monday as one of the six people arrested in English football’s latest match-fixing investigation.
KUALA LUMPUR: The Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers (FMM) strongly supports the statement by the Sultan of Selangor, Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah, that making Friday and Saturday as rest days would discourage investments and affect business dealings in the state.
BAKU: General Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi, Egypt's armed forces chief and minister of defence, is the winner of TIME's 2013 Person of the Year poll, Azerbaijan's AzerTAc news agency reported.
KUALA LUMPUR: Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein was discharged from a private hospital here today after undergoing an angioplasty procedure for coronary artery blockage, said his press secretary Fadzli Mohamad Kamal.
KUALA LUMPUR: Improved weather is expected for Pahang, Terengganu, Kelantan and Johor tomorrow as rainfall is forecasted over only several areas.
PASIR MAS: Malaysian Armed Forces (ATM) chief General Tan Sri Zulkifeli Mohd Zin today refuted the allegation that the ATM were late in sending aid to the people who are trapped by flood waters in Terengganu and Pahang.
KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak is expected to announce new initiatives under Malaysia's Look East Policy in Tokyo, Japan on December 13.
KEMAMAN: The main route to Chukai town, cut off after the Sungai Limbung bridge collapsed on Thursday, has re-opened today following the construction of a tactical bridge by the army.
KUALA LUMPUR: The People's Volunteer Corps (Rela) will station its personnel at selected KK Super Mart stores in the Klang Valley to help reduce crime at the outletsand the neighbourhood.
KUALA LUMPUR: Several areas in Kuala Lumpur will face disruption in water supply between 9 am and 11 pm on Thursday, according to Syarikat Bekalan Air Selangor Sdn Bhd (Syabas).
NILAI: A Form Five student drowned while trying to save a friend whose legs were stuck in the quicksand at a sand mining area in Sungai Ngoi Ngoi, Batu 9 here this afternoon.
KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak has vowed to continue spreading the virtues of moderation, in the hope of uniting all under a single purpose.
KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak congratulated national wushu athelete Phoon Eyin for delivering the country's 1,000th gold medal in the SEA Games since it was introduced in 1959.
KUALA LUMPUR: Bank Negara Malaysia Governor Tan Sri Dr Zeti Akhtar Aziz is recognised as one of the Global Financial Game Changers of the Year 2013 by CBN, a leading business media group in China.
PUTRAJAYA: Federal Territories Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor and Energy, Green Technology and Water Minister Datuk Seri Dr Maximus Ongkili will represent the Malaysian government at the state funeral of former South African president Nelson Mandela.
PUTRAJAYA: The Public Services Commission (PSC) has rescheduled dates of examinations and interviews for candidates who were not able to attend due to floods in Pahang, Terengganu, Kelantan and Johor.
NEW DELHI: The question of who will run India’s capital remains uncertain after a new political party won a stunning number of seats from the incumbent Congress party, leaving no group with an absolute majority.
LONDON: Eight major tech giants have called for tighter controls on government surveillance, joining forces to argue there should be reforms in the way the United States snoops on people.
KUALA LUMPUR: The Magistrate's Court here today ordered the murder case involving Arab-Malaysian (AmBank) Banking Group founder Hussain Ahmad Najadi to be transferred to the High Court.
KUALA LUMPUR: A moderate earthquake, measuring 5.7 on the Richter scale, hit Halmahera in Indonesia at 4.47 pm today, according to the Malaysian Meteorological Department.
KUALA TERENGGANU: The unusually heavy rains that triggered the floods in southern Terengganu was a 'once in a century' phenomenon, said Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Ahmad Said.
HULU SELANGOR: Several teenagers were among the 10 suspected grave robbers nabbed recently for digging up the graves at the Rasa and Kerling Chinese cemeteries in Kuala Kubu Baru.
KEMAMAN: With many of the flood victims still grappling with the tragedy of seeing their homes and possessions damaged by the rising water, a team of counsellors from Kemanan Welfare office is trying their best to offer help.
BANGKOK: Thailand’s government said Monday it has proposed new elections be held Feb. 2, hours after the prime minister dissolved the lower house of parliament in a bid to calm the country’s deepening political crisis.
KUALA TERENGGANU: Terengganu Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Ahmad Said today unveiled a balanced budget of RM2.20 billion for 2014 to accelerate development at the Terengganu state assembly today.
KUANTAN: The flood situation in Pahang and Terengganu showed a marked improvement today with more victims returning home, with 49,828 still staying at various centres in the two states.
IPOH: A welder found a newborn baby girl in Lapangan Perdana 19, near the new shophouses in Taman Lapangan Setia, here, today.
JAKARTA: A crowded commuter train crashed into a fuel tanker on the outskirts of the Indonesian capital on Monday, killing at least 10 people in a huge explosion and injuring scores.
KUWAIT CITY: Syrian opposition leader Ahmad Jarba said in Kuwait on Monday he would visit Russia at Moscow’s invitation, but gave no date for the trip.
ALOR STAR: Four families from Jalan Sultanah were left with only clothes on their back after their houses were gutted down in a fire yesterday evening.
ALOR STAR: National Gerakan Youth chief Tan Keng Liang today slammed the DAP-led Penang government for imposing a new rule barring owners of houses worth RM400,000 and below from selling their property without the state's consent.
JOHOR BARU: The number of flood victims in Johor have dwindled to 449 in seven relief centres here as of 12pm.
PUTRAJAYA: Retired civil servants play an important role to help the government in disseminating the right information to the public.
KEMAMAN: Communication and Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Shabery Cheek is to propose to the Cabinet to re-examine the outdated aspects of the standard operating procedure to ensure the comfort of flood evacuees at relief centres.
BEIJING: A Chinese farmer with five children drank a fatal dose of pesticide at a communist chief’s house after officials seized his family’s annual food supply for violating the one-child policy, reports said Monday.
SINGAPORE: Singaporeans woke up to unfamiliar images of burnt cars and littered streets Monday after a fatal road accident triggered a riot by South Asian workers, the worst outbreak of violence in more than 40 years.
KUALA LUMPUR: Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein leaves Gleneagles Hospital today after undergoing an angioplasty procedure for coronary artery blockage.
MYNMAR: Wushu exponent Phoon Eyin won Malaysia's 1,000th gold medal at the biennial Sea Games today in Myanmar.
RIO DE JANEIRO: A total of 130 couples said “I do” in a mass wedding Sunday at Rio de Janeiro’s Superior Court of Justice, marking the city’s first gay civil marriages.
MELBOURNE: Ghana, Malaysia, Cambodia, and India are just some of the countries University of Adelaide law students are visiting to gain practical experience during a human rights law internship.
BEIJING: Chinese state-run media on Monday played down South Korea’s expansion of its air defence identification zone, weeks after Beijing provoked regional fury by establishing its own.
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PUTRAJAYA: A press conference will be held soon on the outlawed Shia movement in Malaysia, says Umno vice president Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamid today.
SABAK BERNAM: A traditional healer who allegedly outraged the modesty of a 15-year-old girl had turned himself in yesterday and is expected to be remanded today.
AMPANG JAYA: One of the three suspects in an auto teller machine (ATM) robbery attempt was caught at the scene here in Bandar Baru Ampang yesterday, while his accomplices escaped.
PENANG: All 10 Penang BN assemblymen, led by Opposition Leader Datuk Jahara Hamid, staged a walkout from the state legislative assembly this morning over repeated disruptions during the latter's budget debate.
ALOR STAR: Alor Star Sessions Court sentenced former policeman to a one year imprisonment and RM10,000 fine for taking RM500 bribe two years ago.
BANGKOK: Thailand’s premier called a snap election Monday to try to defuse the kingdom’s political crisis, but protesters vowed to keep up their fight to topple her government with a major rally described as “judgement day”.
SHAH ALAM: An army pathologist claimed trial at the Sessions Court here today for unlawfully engaging in trade, last year.
SHAH ALAM: The 36-year-old Indonesian security guard who was charged with the murder of AmBank operations manager Norazita Abu Talib was fixed for case management on Jan 24.
KUALA LUMPUR: A strong earthquake, measuring 6.1 on the Richter scale, struck the Kuril Islands in Japan at 1.24 am today, according to the Malaysian Meteorological Department.
KUALA LUMPUR: The 13 commandos from Sungai Udang camp who were feared missing after their boat failed to land with the other group at Pulau Upeh in Malacca, was found safe.
KUANTAN: The number of flood victims at 9 relief centres in Pahang dropped to 33,952 at 9am today, from 35,502 last night.
MADRID: Cristiano Ronaldo can set a new record for goals scored in a Champions League group stage when already-qualified Real Madrid visit FC Copenhagen on Tuesday.
MUNICH, Germany: Coach Manuel Pellegrini admits Manchester City face an uphill task to break Bayern Munich’s record winning streak in the Champions League in Tuesday’s battle for top spot in Group D.
JERUSALEM: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has decided not to attend a memorial service for Nelson Mandela this week because it is too expensive to travel to South Africa, Israeli media reported Sunday.
SEOUL: North Korea confirmed Monday that leader Kim Jong-Un’s uncle Jang Song-Thaek was removed from office for committing “criminal” acts and for leading a “counter-revolutionary faction”, state news agency KCNA reported.
BANGKOK: Thailand’s strife-hit capital is bracing Monday for fresh opposition protests described as “judgement day” by demonstrators seeking to overthrow the embattled premier, despite her offer of early elections.
LONDON: Six people have been arrested following fresh allegations of match-fixing in English football, authorities announced Sunday, with media reports suggesting that even next year’s World Cup could be a target.
BERLIN: Defending champions Bayern Munich will travel away to face Bundesliga rivals Hamburg in the German Cup quarter-finals after Sunday’s draw.
THOUSAND OAKS, United States: Zach Johnson salvaged a stunning par at the 72nd hole then beat world number one Tiger Woods at the first playoff hole of the $3.5 million World Challenge on Sunday.
LONDON: Premier League leaders Arsenal were left five points clear at the top of the Premier League after visitors Everton fought back to claim a 1-1 draw on Sunday.
LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK:Walt Disney Co's animated fairy tale "Frozen" heated up movie box office charts in the United States and Canada, displacing dystopian thriller "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" as the top-earning film.
LONDON: British police say they have freed three men believed to be victims of slavery and human trafficking.
SINGAPORE: A riot broke out among South Asian workers in Singapore late Sunday, damaging police cars and other vehicles in the city state’s Little India district, eyewitnesses and local media said.
KUALA LUMPUR: Squash queen and world number one, Datuk Nicol Ann David claimed her seventh World Squash Association (WSA) World Series title after winning the Hong Kong Open.
SINGAPORE: At least three busloads of police officers in riot gear responded to a riot that broke out along Race Course Road around 10pm on Sunday night.
KUALA LUMPUR: Former Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) chief Left Gen (R) Tan Sri Mohamed Ngah Said died in KPJ Tawakal Hospital, Jalan Pahang today.
DIJON, France: Franco-Beninese student Flora Coquerel has said she is proud to represent a “cosmopolitan” country after being crowned the new Miss France in a lavish ceremony.
NEW DELHI: A stunning performance by an upstart anti-corruption party helped topple India’s ruling Congress in elections to New Delhi’s state assembly Sunday, only months before the country goes to the polls.
RIYADH: Scientists from Saudi Arabia and China said on Sunday they have completed mapping the genome of the date-palm tree, whose fruit is a staple food in many regions.
LONDON: Three people were arrested on Sunday following fresh allegations of match-fixing at English non-league games, Britain’s National Crime Agency (NCA) said.
LONDON: British Prime Minister David Cameron will attend the memorial service for Nelson Mandela in South Africa next week and Prince Charles will attend the funeral several days later, officials said on Sunday.
Dungun: Residents should follow the flood advisory to evacuate their homes although they may feel safe as their housing area had never been affected before.
NEW DELHI: Malaysian Juniors lived dangerously, and even survived a penalty stroke to beat a stubborn South Africa 2-1 in the Group D of the Junior World Cup at the Dhyan Chand Stadium yesterday.
LONDON: Singer Susan Boyle says she has been diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome, a form of autism — and feels relief at finally having the right label for her condition.
IPOH: Nga Kor Ming was today elected Perak DAP chairman at the Perak DAP Convention held at Bukit Merah Lake Town Resort.
LONDON: Senior British politicians lined up on Sunday to condemn plans by an independent body to grant them an 11-percent pay rise, embarrassed at how such largesse will be perceived at a time of deep public spending cuts.
MANILA: The Philippine government and the main Muslim rebel group on Sunday signed a crucial power-sharing accord, paving the way for a final peace agreement, government statements said.
NAYPYITAW: Malaysia dislodged Thailand from second place on the fifth day of the 27th SEA Games after collecting an additional gold and four silver today, all of which were contributed by the wushu camp.