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July 20, 2018 3:11 AM Adrian Cronauer, 'Good Morning, Vietnam' DJ, dead at 79

ADRIAN Cronauer, whose exploits as a US military disc jockey inspired the film Good Morning, Vietnam starring Robin Williams, has died at the age of 79. Cronauer, a former US Air Force sergeant, died on Wednesday, according to an obituary published by a funeral home in Troutville, Virginia, where he lived. Cronauer was a co-author of the original story 4

July 19, 2018 11:34 AM Technical glitch forces Malaysia Airlines flight to return to Brisbane

KUALA LUMPUR: A Malaysia Airlines flight from Australia's Brisbane bound for Malaysia's capital Kuala Lumpur was forced to turn back due to an unexpected technical issue, the airlines said Thursday. According to Xinhua news agency, the national carrier in a statement confirmed that its flight, MH134 which departed Wednesday from the Brisbane International 6

July 18, 2018 12:54 PM Indian Air Force pilot dies in jet fighter crash

NEW DELHI: An Indian Air Force pilot was killed on Wednesday when his Soviet-era jet fighter crashed on a routine sortie near the border with Pakistan, an official said. The MiG-21 ploughed into the ground near an uninhabited area shortly after taking off in Punjab state. "An investigation is under way to find out the cause of the crash," the official 6

July 18, 2018 12:04 PM Review on prices of domestic flight tickets resolved end of the month

He said the Malaysian Aviation Commission (Mavcom) was now in the final stages of finalising the prices of the tickets. "A comprehensive study was being finalised, we have not determined the approach for the ceiling price nor the other approaches, but in principle, the policy decision to be made would not have a negative impact on the people 5

July 13, 2018 7:40 AM Wanted man shot for attacking policemen

SHAH ALAM: A policeman shot a wanted man in the right thigh after he attempted to attack policemen with a knife in Sabak Bernam, early today. Sabak Bernam District Police chief Supt Nor Azmi Isa said the incident took place on Jalan Panchang Bedena at 2.45am after the 37-year-old man, wanted for criminal intimidation, started to run away upon seeing 9

July 11, 2018 4:03 AM 1 dead, 20 injured in S. Africa vintage plane crash: Official

PRETORIA: One person was killed and about 20 were injured when a vintage plane crashed Tuesday after it took off on a test flight from a small airport in the South African capital Pretoria, emergency services said. The Convair-340 plane built in 1954 was due to soon be flown to the Aviodrome air museum in the Netherlands from Wonderboom airport in Pretoria 10

July 6, 2018 10:06 AM Over 100 firefighters battle raging oil tank fire

KEMAMAN: More than 100 firefighters are battling a raging fire, described as the biggest in Terengganu for years, that has destroyed two huge crude oil tanks and spread to a third 16 hours after it started at the Kemaman Bitumen Company (KBC). Four people were injured by the blaze at the KBC in the Teluk Kalong Industrial Area, according to Terengganu 7

July 6, 2018 2:06 AM Water disruption in Jempol, Kuala Pilah, Jelebu and Port Dickson on July 10

SEREMBAN: Several areas around Jempol, Kuala Pilah, Jelebu and Port Dickson will face water disruption from 8am July 10 (Tuesday) to 8am the following day. Syarikat Air Negri Sembilan Sdn Bhd (SAINS) public relations chief Norzita Ismail said this was to facilitate water treatment plant maintenance and works to fix new metres. "This is part of SAINS' 13

July 5, 2018 8:30 AM Rebel-held south Syria hit by heaviest strikes yet

DARAA, Syria: The Syrian government and its Russian ally pounded rebel-held areas of the southern province of Daraa on Thursday with the heaviest air strikes of a two-week-old offensive, an AFP correspondent and a monitor reported. "Hundreds" of missiles and barrel bombs were unleashed before dawn by both Syrian and Russian aircraft after talks on rebel 12

July 3, 2018 5:11 AM Three paired highways, cross-channel undersea tunnel to proceed

GEORGE TOWN: The proposed three paired highways and a cross-channel undersea tunnel will proceed as planned despite the probe by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) on its delivery partner. Project delivery partner Consortium Zenith Sdn Bhd's senior executive director Datuk Zarul Ahmad Mohd Zulkifli (pix) claimed the MACC's investigations 8