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September 3, 2018 3:16 PM Drug-resistant superbug spreading in hospitals: Study

PARIS: A superbug resistant to all known antibiotics that can cause "severe" infections or even death is spreading undetected through hospital wards across the world, scientists in Australia warned on Monday. Researchers at the University of Melbourne discovered three variants of the multidrug-resistant bug in samples from 10 countries, including strains 18

September 1, 2018 9:08 AM Pilot in Brisbane incident highly experienced: MAS

PETALING JAYA: Malaysia Airlines (MAS) has defended the captain of flight MH134, which was forced to return to Brisbane soon after takeoff on July 18. The Airbus A330-300's airspeed indicator failed as the plane's pitot probes were covered, according to an investigation report by the Australian Transport Safety Bureau. The Australian newspaper yesterday 13

August 30, 2018 4:10 AM Whistleblower Manning faces Australia speaking tour ban

SYDNEY: US whistleblower Chelsea Manning, jailed for leaking classified information, is facing a ban from Australia as organisers of a speaking tour said Thursday her visa application was likely to be refused. The former soldier, freed last year after then-US president Barack Obama commuted her 35-year sentence days before he left office, was due to talk at the Sydney 10

August 29, 2018 1:36 AM Alexander Zverev breezes at US Open as Polansky's luck runs out

NEW YORK: On a day when extreme heat took a toll at the US Open, fourth-seeded Alexander Zverev was positively brisk in reaching the second round with a 6-2, 6-1, 6-2 victory over Peter Polansky. Zverev, 21, needed just 96 minutes to dispatch Polansky, a Canadian who had the odd distinction of becoming the first player to make the main draw of all four Grand 8

August 28, 2018 12:29 PM Govt proposed to extend operations of field hospital in Bangladesh: Mohamad

KUALA LUMPUR: The Defence Ministry is proposing that the government extend the operations of the Malaysian Field Hospital in Cox Bazaar, Bangladesh for another year. Its minister, Mohamad Sabu said the hospital, which began operations at the end of last year to help Rohingya refugees, is scheduled to terminate its services on Dec 31 of this year. "During 9

August 25, 2018 7:12 AM Business as usual for Australian economy under new PM

SYDNEY: Scott Morrison is respected by investors and his elevation to Australian prime minister is a good outcome, analysts say, with the latest bout of political instability unlikely to hurt the economy. The 50-year-old outgoing treasurer took the top job after a Liberal Party revolt instigated by hardline conservatives, led by Peter Dutton, to unseat 6

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 11

August 14, 2018 7:16 AM Ex-Australian archbishop avoids jail for concealing child abuse

SYDNEY: A former Australian archbishop convicted of concealing abuse by a notorious paedophile priest in the 1970s was confronted by enraged victims outside a courthouse Tuesday after a judge spared him jail and ordered he serve his sentence at home. Philip Wilson became one of the highest-ranked church officials convicted of covering up child sex abuse 11

August 12, 2018 2:42 AM Koepka grabs PGA lead as Tiger joins crowded title hunt

ST. LOUIS: Two-time US Open champion Brooks Koepka seized a two-stroke lead after Saturday's third round of the PGA Championship while Tiger Woods charged into contention for his first major title in 10 years. Fourth-ranked Koepka, who had stretched the lead as large as five shots, fired a four-under par 66 to stand on 12-under 198 after 54 holes at Bellerive 22

August 4, 2018 11:13 AM Salahuddin: Additional 40,000 goats, cows for Aidiladha

JOHOR BARU: The Ministry of Agriculture and Agro-based Industry is taking steps to get an additional supply of about 40,000 cows and goats, mostly from Thailand, to meet the demand for Hari Raya Aidiladha. Its minister Datuk Salahuddin Ayub said the move was also due to the suspension on the export of goats by the Australian government since early July. "We've 10