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January 18, 2018 9:53 AM Angelina Jolie or Jennifer Aniston: Gerard Butler reveals who is the better kisser

Gerard Butler poses at the premiere for ‘Den of Thieves’ in Los Angeles January 17, 2018. — Reuters picLOS ANGELES, Jan 18 — Gerard Butler was put on the spot yesterday when he was asked during an interview who was the better kisser: Angelina Jolie or Jennifer Aniston? During an appearance on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen, Butler was faced 6

January 18, 2018 8:30 AM Water vending machine salesman charged with misappropriating RM58,000

PETALING JAYA, Jan 18 — A water vending machine salesman claimed trial in two Magistrate’s Court here today to two counts of misappropriation involving RM58,000. On the first charge, Muhammad Ashraf Johari, 29, allegedly withdrew for personal use, RM38,000 deposited by Jafri Othman, 48, into the account of Pro Vending One (M) Sdn Bhd. On the second charge 5

January 18, 2018 2:09 AM NY banker assistant arrested in US$1.2m fine wine theft

NEW YORK: An ex-personal assistant of a New York banking executive is facing up to 10 years behind bars, accused of stealing hundreds of bottles of vintage wine worth more than US$1.2 million (RM4.7 million) from his boss, prosecutors announced Wednesday. Nicholas De-Meyer, 40, worked in a personal capacity for Goldman Sachs' president and co-chief operating 9

January 17, 2018 11:17 AM Man faces 30 years jail for killing adopted parents with a bomb

KOTA BARU: A man who killed his adopted parents using an explosive device faces 30 years behind bars after he pleaded guilty to a charge of involuntary manslaughter at the High Court here. Cha Woon Fooi, 29, will know his fate when the court passes the sentence on him tomorrow. Judicial commissioner Datuk Ahmad Bache made the decision today after listening 6

January 16, 2018 3:27 PM India ends decades-old subsidy for hajj pilgrims

NEW DELHI: India's Hindu nationalist government is ending a decades-long policy of offering discounted airfares to Muslims embarking on the hajj pilgrimage, it announced Tuesday. The right-wing Bharatiya Janata Party has accused its opponents in the Congress party — who introduced the hajj assistance scheme in the 1950s — of trying to woo Muslim voters 8

January 16, 2018 3:27 PM Nearly two million lose mobile access in war-torn east Ukraine

DONETSK, Ukraine: Almost two million people lost their mobile phone access in war-torn eastern Ukraine after the last major provider in the devastated region suffered a fibre optic line cut. Vodafone Ukraine told AFP on Tuesday it could not say how long it would take to restore service because its workers had not received security assurances from the warring 8

January 16, 2018 8:02 AM Broker pleads not guilty to RM350k securities fraud

KUALA LUMPUR: A security officer pleaded not guilty to two charges of being involved in securities fraud involving a total of RM350,000 at the Sessions Court here today. Ismail Basir, 67, who was arrested by the Securities Commission (SC), claimed trial for both the charges before Judge Azman Ahmad. He was accused of being directly in connection with the purchase 5

January 16, 2018 6:32 AM Actor Farid claims trial to assault charges

PETALING JAYA: Popular actor and director Datuk Farid Kamil Zahari today pleaded not guilty to four charges of causing hurt to a policeman and a civilian at a police station here last week. Clad in a grey shirt and jeans, he was relaxed and managed a smile when he was surrounded by a horde of media personnel upon his arrival at 10.40am. His wife, Datin 4

January 16, 2018 6:09 AM Steven Seagal ‘unequivocally denies’ sexually assaulting Bond girl

Rachel Grant says Seagal sexually assaulted her during an audition in Bulgaria in 2002. — Reuters picLOS ANGELES, Jan 16 — Steven Seagal has denied the latest in a series of sexual assault allegations. Bond girl Rachel Grant who appeared in the role of Peaceful Fountains in Die Another Day claims the Hollywood star pulled down her top and then exposed 7

January 14, 2018 3:46 AM Airbus fined 104 mn euros over Taiwan missile affair

PARIS: Airbus said Saturday it had been fined €104 million (RM504 million) for a dispute dating from 1992 over missile sales to Taiwan by the Matra group, which was later acquired by the aerospace giant. Airbus, which this week agreed to sell China 184 A320 planes by 2020, said in a statement it had been ordered to pay the fine "for a complaint of breach 9