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September 3, 2018 2:28 AM After a week of bipartisan tribute, McCain is laid to rest

WASHINGTON: A nearly weeklong celebration of the life of US senator John McCain – war hero, maverick, two-time presidential candidate and outspoken critic of Donald Trump – came to a solemn and subdued end Sunday as he was laid to rest at the US Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. McCain, who died Aug 25 aged 81 after a year-long struggle against brain 9

August 30, 2018 7:40 AM Start collecting your Marvel-lous magnets

LISTEN up all Marvel fans! 7-Eleven has launched a loyalty programme that offers 30 awesome Marvel magnet designs that include Captain America, Thor, the Black Widow and others. Called the "Marvel Magnefico Collectible Magnets" programme - each magnet comes in individual "blind" packs to add an element of fun and surprise. Each magnet can be redeemed 55

August 27, 2018 11:16 AM Spanish police seize cocaine-stuffed pineapples

MADRID: Spanish police said Monday they have seized 67kg of cocaine found inside dozens of hollowed-out pineapples at Madrid's main wholesale fruit and vegetable market. The drug-stuffed fruits were found at the sprawling Mercamadrid market among a shipment of pineapples that arrived in the Portuguese port of Setubal by ship from Costa Rica and was then transported 10

August 22, 2018 9:45 AM Anti-Muslim rant sparks backlash against AFL personality

SYDNEY: A leading Australian media personality sparked controversy Wednesday after lashing out at the nation's Muslim community, saying they "share no common interest" with the rest of the country. Sam Newman, a former Aussie Rules football player who co-hosts the popular "Footy Show" on commercial television, was reacting after two leading Muslim players 12

August 21, 2018 9:34 AM Kawan Food earnings fall in Q2

PETALING JAYA: Kawan Food Bhd’s net profit for the second quarter ended June 30,2018 fell 32.40% to RM6.08 million from RM8.99 million a year ago due to lower export turnover, and higher operation and promotion costs. Revenue for the quarter under review fell 4.92% to RM52.38 million from RM55.09 million due to a decrease in turnover from North America 15

August 20, 2018 6:45 AM The Sacred RIana to be featured on America's Got Talent live shows

AFTER scaring off the competition and winning Asia's Got Talent season 2, Sacred Riana took part in America's Got Talent season 13 and spooked judges Simon Cowell, Heidi Klum, Mel B (her new target after Anggun) and Howie Mandel enough to get her into the America's Got Talent Live Shows or quarterfinal rounds. The Sacred Riana who scared the daylights 18

August 19, 2018 9:04 AM No, Umno was NOT wiped out

Over the last 100 days, the local media, international media, blogs, etc., have been writing about how history was made on 9th May 2018 when Malaysia saw a regime change after 61 years of the same government. They are also giving an impression that Umno was totally wiped out and is now finished and is going to be buried for good. (Incidentally, they said the same thing 81

August 17, 2018 1:38 AM Low-carb diet linked to elevated mortality risk: Study

MIDDLE-aged people who get roughly half their daily calories from carbohydrates live several years longer on average than those with low-carb diets, researchers reported Friday. The findings, published in The Lancet, challenge a trend in Europe and North America toward so-called Paleo diets that shun carbohydrates in favour of animal protein and fat. Proponents 10

August 5, 2018 2:03 AM Police order crowd dispersal after projectiles thrown at US far-right rally

PORTLAND: Police said activists hurled rocks and bottles during a Portland rally Saturday organized by two far-right groups that drew a counter-demonstration and raised fears of a replay of last year's deadly "Unite the Right" protests in Charlottesville, Virginia. Police in the western state of Oregon's largest city said the projectiles were thrown 21

August 2, 2018 6:20 AM Pompeo to call on Mahathir tomorrow

PUTRAJAYA: United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo begins a two-day working visit to Malaysia today as part of a Southeast Asian trip that also includes Singapore and Indonesia. He is scheduled to call on Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad tomorrow, Wisma Putra said in a statement. "The visit will provide a great opportunity for both Malaysia 13