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Gunmen storm Dhaka cafe, take diners hostage

By AFP - Saturday, 2 July 2016.

DHAKA: Gunmen stormed a crowded restaurant popular with foreigners in the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka on Friday night, taking dozens of people hostage and triggering a deadly firefight with police, witnesses and officials said.

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Man lost while out fishing found drowned

By Bernama - Saturday, July 2, 2016 - 11:35

JOHOR BAHARU: A man who was reported missing while out fishing yesterday, was found drowned at the beach of Rimba Terjun, near Pontian, today.

[UPDATE] Gunfighting at Dhaka restaurant ends, commandos still inside - police

By Reuters - Saturday, July 2, 2016 - 11:25

NEW DELHI: Gunfighting at a besieged restaurant in the Bangladeshi capital ended on Saturday and between eight and ten hostages were rescued by commandos who were still inside the building, a police official said.

Flow of traffic leaving federal capital under control as at 10 am

By Bernama - Saturday, July 2, 2016 - 10:52

KUALA LUMPUR: The traffic flow out of the federal capital is still under control as at 10 am today, although at some locations it was reported to be slow moving.

Bangladesh police storm restaurant to rescue hostages, gunfight on

By Reuters - Saturday, July 2, 2016 - 10:28

DHAKA/NEW DELHI: Bangladeshi police stormed a Dhaka restaurant on Saturday to free 20 hostages, including several foreigners, that were trapped inside after gunmen launched an attack on it late on Friday night, an official said.

Islamic State posts photos it says are of foreigners killed in Dhaka attack

By Reuters - Saturday, July 2, 2016 - 09:07

CAIRO: Islamic State posted photos on Saturday it claimed to be of foreigners killed in an attack on a cafe in Dhaka, Bangladesh, where gunmen were holding hostages as police laid siege to the building, news agency Amaq said.

Bangladesh police say plan to move soon to end hostage crisis

By Reuters - Saturday, July 2, 2016 - 08:40

DHAKA/NEW DELHI: Bangladesh security forces were preparing to free around 20 hostages, including several foreigners, from a restaurant in an upmarket area of the capital Dhaka early on Saturday, after gunmen stormed the building killing at least two policemen.

Seven Italians among hostages in Dhaka cafe attack- Italian state TV

By Reuters - Saturday, July 2, 2016 - 08:32

MILAN: Seven Italian nationals are thought to be among the hostages taken by gunmen who stormed a cafe popular with foreigners in the capital of Bangladesh on Friday, Italian state television said quoting the Italian ambassador to Bangladesh.

Police to collaborate with Facebook to spread info about missing children

By Bernama - Saturday, July 2, 2016 - 03:00

KUALA LUMPUR: Police will collaborate with Facebook to spread information about missing children in the country among its users.

Check PTPTN payment account statement, report if not updated

By Bernama - Saturday, July 2, 2016 - 01:59

KUALA LUMPUR: Borrowers who have made payments towards their National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN) loans should check their account statements online.

Veteran actor Aziz Singah dies at 75

By Veena Babulal - Saturday, July 2, 2016 - 01:49

KUALA LUMPUR: Veteran actor Datuk Abdul Aziz Singah died of prostate cancer about 11pm yesterday, surrounded by his family at his home in Bandar Putra Permai, Seri Kembangan.

Two friends burn to death as car catches fire in Malacca accident

By Kelly Koh - Saturday, July 2, 2016 - 00:40

MALACCA: A night out for four friends ended in tragedy when two of them burnt to death in an accident near Malim last night.

Malaysian worker killed at Marina South worksite

By Bernama - Saturday, July 2, 2016 - 00:33

SINGAPORE: A 30-year-old Malaysian worker was killed at a Marina South worksite today and a stop-work order has been issued, Channel NewsAsia reported.

Almost 15,000 people arrested for illegal gambling this year

By ZAHRATULHAYAT MAT ARIF - Saturday, July 2, 2016 - 00:23

KUALA LUMPUR: Police arrested a total of 14,946 people for their involvement in illegal gambling between January and June this year.

Firemen retrieve RM30,000 cash from burnt prayer goods shop

By Ahmad Fairuz Othman - Saturday, July 2, 2016 - 00:21

JOHOR BARU: A team of firemen which had battled a fire at a Buddhist prayer goods shop in the city today recovered RM30,000 cash intact from the burnt premises.

Woman dies, husband and son injured in Dungun car crash

By Zarina Abdullah - Friday, July 1, 2016 - 23:40

DUNGUN: A woman died while her husband and their two-year-old son escaped with light injuries in a crash near Kampung Batu Lima, here, today.

Construction, maintenance work on all Malaysian roads halted until July 13

By NOR AIN MOHAMED RADHI - Friday, July 1, 2016 - 23:38

KUANTAN: All construction and maintenance work at highways, federal and state roads will be temporarily suspended from today until July 13.

Special holiday for Johor civil servants on July 10

By Ahmad Fairuz Othman - Friday, July 1, 2016 - 22:29

JOHOR BARU: The Johor government today announced a special holiday on Sunday, July 10 for civil servants in the state.

Two people killed when express bus rams it divider near Bukit Merah

By NABILAH HAMUDIN - Friday, July 1, 2016 - 22:05

BAGAN SERAI: Two people were killed when an express bus rammed into a road divider at KM194.9 of PLUS Highway near Bukit Merah at 5pm today.

Firemen combat raging fire at under-construction building in Bandar Sunway

By ZAHRATULHAYAT MAT ARIF - Friday, July 1, 2016 - 20:37

KUALA LUMPUR: A building under construction, located along Jalan Taylor in Taman Bandar Sunway, caught fire today.

The exodus begins: 'Balik kampung' traffic building up on major highways

By ZAFIRA ANWAR - Friday, July 1, 2016 - 20:35

KUALA LUMPUR: The Hari Raya “balik kampung” exodus has begun, with traffic already building up in several major highways.

PM Najib goes on walkabout at Terminal Bersepadu Selatan (TBS)

By Bernama - Friday, July 1, 2016 - 20:32

KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak today went on a walkabout at the Terminal Bersepadu Selatan (TBS) integrated transportation hub in Bandar Tasik Selatan near here.

Young Malaysian imams leading tarawih prayers in America

By Bernama - Friday, July 1, 2016 - 20:18

VIRGINIA (United States): Mohamad Alif Mursyid Husry and Mohamad Fadhilah Al-Hakam Othman will never forget the day they arrived in the United States on the third day of Ramadan this year.

Shophouse selling Chinese prayer goods destroyed in fire

By Ahmad Fairuz Othman - Friday, July 1, 2016 - 19:15

JOHOR BARU: A two-storey shophouse selling Chinese prayer items in Taman Dato' Penggawa Barat, here was razed in a fire about 2pm today.

More Malaysians will suffer from mental illness by 2020

By Bernama - Friday, July 1, 2016 - 19:00

KANGAR: Mental illness is expected to be the second highest form of health problem affecting Malaysians after heart disease by 2020.

MMA fighter found guilty of trying to seduce businessman's wife

By C. Premananthini - Friday, July 1, 2016 - 18:43

SHAH ALAM: A mixed martial arts athlete was charged and fined with RM1,000, at the Shah Alam magistrate's court today for attempting to seduce a businessman's wife.

WeChat tops list of apps used by sexual predators targeting Malaysian kids

By FAISAL ASYRAF - Friday, July 1, 2016 - 18:03

KUALA LUMPUR: A clear trend has emerged over the last five years, where sexual predators targeting children and adolescents have resorted to using social media to approach their targets.

Bonsai, caged birds worth RM25,000 stolen from K. Terengganu public parks

By ADRIAN DAVID - Friday, July 1, 2016 - 17:52

KUALA TERENGGANU: Desperate thieves have resorted to stealing bonsai plants and caged birds meant to beautify the east coast peninsula city state’s landscape.

Family of three, including infant, die in car crash

By T.N.Alagesh - Friday, July 1, 2016 - 17:37

PEKAN: Three people from a family, including an infant, were killed when the car they were in was involved in a head-on collision with another vehicle at KM10 Jalan Pekan-Nenasi, near Sungai Miang here today.

Thai smugglers using Malaysian flags on their boats to smuggle diesel

By ADRIAN DAVID - Friday, July 1, 2016 - 17:27

KEMAMAN: Ten foreigners were nabbed when they attempted to smuggle RM700,000 worth of subsidised diesel, about 138 nautical miles off Terengganu’s exclusive economic zone.

Woman stabs husband to death in domestic dispute

By NOR AIN MOHAMED RADHI - Friday, July 1, 2016 - 17:23

MARAN: A domestic dispute turned deadly when a 42 year-old man was allegedly stabbed to death by his wife at their home in Kampung Paya Besar, Kertau near Chenor yesterday.