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September 3, 2018 9:54 AM Sri Lanka probes deaths of wild elephants

COLOMBO: Sri Lankan authorities on Monday began investigating the deaths of wild elephants in the east of the island after pulling seven carcasses out of a marsh, a minister said. Wildlife Minister Palitha Thewarapperuma said six out of the seven animals found in the swamp were young — below the age of 12 — and he suspected that many more may have died there 5

September 1, 2018 9:02 AM Indonesia to bid for 2032 Olympics

JAKARTA: Indonesia will bid to host the 2032 Summer Olympics, President Joko Widodo said Saturday following its successful staging of the 18th Asian Games. Widodo said the Asian Games, hosted in the cities of Jakarta and Palembang over the past two weeks, have proved the country has the ability to host the world's most prestigious multi-sports event 7

August 30, 2018 4:41 AM Old foe, cholera, returns to haunt Algeria

BOUFARIK, Algeria: Outside a hospital in Algeria, worried relatives arrive daily in a desperate bid to talk to those quarantined inside — the victims of the country's first cholera outbreak in more than 20 years. Cases began appearing in early Aug and two people have so far died, with scores hospitalised in Boufarik, about 20km south of Algiers 8

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 27, 2018 1:17 PM Top Glove’s founder seeks removal of Adventa Capital rep from board

PETALING JAYA: The feud between Top Glove Corp Bhd and Singapore’s Adventa Capital Pte Ltd has intensified with a bid to remove Low Chin Guan, a representative of Adventa Capital, from its board. Top Glove said in a filing with the stock exchange that it had received a special notice from its founder and executive chairman Tan Sri Lim Wee Chai, who holds 5

August 27, 2018 4:01 AM Inter Milan lose ground in Serie A with Torino stalemate

MILAN: Inter Milan, considered among the Serie A title challengers this season, lost further ground by letting a two-goal led slip to draw 2-2 with Torino on Sunday with Luciano Spalletti's side collecting a single point from their first two games. Champions Juventus beat Lazio 2-0 and last season's runners-up Napoli came from two goals down to rally 12

August 24, 2018 6:22 AM Canada concerned over reported Saudi death sentences for activists

MONTREAL: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau expressed concern Thursday over reports that human rights activists in Saudi Arabia face the death penalty. The two countries are locked in a diplomatic dispute triggered by Canadian criticism of the kingdom's human rights record, but Trudeau said Canada continues to "engage diplomatically" with Saudi Arabia 10

August 24, 2018 5:17 AM 'Malaysia 1' number plate collects record RM1.1m

PUTRAJAYA: The "Malaysia 1" special number plate received a bid of RM1.1 million, making it the highest amount paid for a single car plate. Transport Minister Anthony Loke said the government has collected over RM13.16 million for the "Malaysia" special plate series, with a total of 3,353 successful tenders from an overall 9,166 bidders 11

August 22, 2018 2:16 PM IHH Healthcare likely to exit maiden investment in India: Report

PETALING JAYA: The Economic Times of India reported late on Tuesday that Malaysia's IHH Healthcare Bhd, which recently succeeded in its bid for the much coveted Fortis Healthcare Ltd for 40 billion rupees (RM2.35 billion), is likely to exit its maiden investment in India, Kolkata's Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals. According to the report which cited people 14

August 18, 2018 3:18 AM Snedeker stays on top at Wyndham Championship

WASHINGTON: Brandt Snedeker, struggling in his bid to back up a first-round 59, came alive late on Friday to stay atop the Wyndham Championship leaderboard with a two-stroke lead over D.A. Points. Snedeker knew it would be hard to follow his Thursday performance, when he became just the ninth golfer to post a sub-60 round on the US PGA Tour. Unable to build 10