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June 29, 2018 9:53 AM 'Flying brain' blasts off on cargo ship toward space station

TAMPA: A ball-shaped artificial intelligence robot nicknamed the "flying brain" because it is trained to follow and interact with a German astronaut, blasted off Friday toward the International Space Station aboard SpaceX's Dragon cargo ship. A new, spare hand for the station's robotic arm, an experiment to measure plant stress in space and a study of a new cancer 11

May 21, 2018 9:04 AM Taliban warn Kabul residents to 'keep away' ahead of attacks

KABUL: The Taliban warned Kabul residents Monday to avoid "military centres" in the heavily fortified city, saying they are planning more attacks in the capital where civilians have long taken the brunt of the casualties. The militant group has issued such warnings to civilians before, including during a failed attempt to take the western city of Farah 15

May 20, 2018 3:26 PM Fourth day of Ramadan sees 20 explosions in southern Thailand

PATTANI: The fourth day of the month of Ramadan has been marred with incidents of violence with about 20 bombs targeting Automatic Teller Machines (ATM), going off in some parts of southern Thailand. The bomb blasts started from 7pm (local time) in the turbulent Pattani, Yala, Narathiwat and Songkla provinces. "The authorities received reports of four bombs 14

May 19, 2018 8:18 AM Afghan cricket stadium attack leaves 8 dead, 45 wounded

JALALABAD, Afghanistan: Eight people were killed and 45 wounded in a series of explosions targeting a cricket match in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad, officials said Saturday, the first attack since the holy month of Ramadan began. The blasts exploded among spectators crowded into the stadium at around 11pm (1830 GMT) on Friday evening as they watched 17

May 13, 2018 4:15 AM Indonesia church attacks kill six, dozens wounded

SURABAYA: A wave of blasts including a suicide bombing struck outside churches in Indonesia on Sunday, killing at least six and wounding dozens of others, police said, the latest assault on a religious minority in the world's biggest Muslim-majority country. Three separate locations in the city of Surabaya were hit by the bombings around 7:30am, which 11

May 1, 2018 2:53 PM Dozens killed in NE Nigeria suicide blasts

KANO, Nigeria: Dozens of people were killed on Tuesday when two suicide bombers detonated their explosives at a mosque and a market in Mubi, northeast Nigeria, residents said. "We have evacuated dozens of dead and injured people to the hospital and the rescue operation is still ongoing," local volunteer Habu Saleh told AFP. A medical source at the Mubi General 17

April 30, 2018 10:29 AM 11 children killed in Afghan suicide attack on foreign convoy

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan: A suicide attack on a foreign military convoy in southern Afghanistan on Monday killed at least 11 children who were nearby, officials said, amid a spate of attacks across the war-torn country. Sixteen others were wounded, including foreign and Afghan security forces, when a bomb-laden car exploded in the southern province of Kandahar 23

April 19, 2018 1:10 AM SpaceX blasts off Nasa's new planet-hunter, TESS

TAMPA: Nasa on Wednesday blasted off its newest planet-hunting spacecraft, TESS, a US$337 million (RM1.3 billion) satellite that aims to scan 85% of the skies for cosmic bodies where life may exist. "Three, two, one and liftoff!" said a Nasa commentator as the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) soared into the blue sky atop a SpaceX Falcon 24

April 7, 2018 12:38 PM Nizam Titingan blasts Opposition for claiming BN did not develop Sabah

TAWAU, April 7 — Tawau Umno division vice-chairman, Datuk Nizam Abu Bakar Titingan today lashed out at opposition leaders who claimed that the Barisan Nasional (BN) has not developed Sabah. Nizam, who is also the chief political secretary to the Sabah Chief Minister, said the opposition only wanted to win the people’s sympathy ahead of the 14th General 12

April 5, 2018 4:25 AM Honda Malaysia recalls 28,399 cars produced in 2013

Honda Malaysia said as of March this year, the company had replaced more than 435,000 units, or 77 per cent of Takata driver and passenger front airbag inflators of the 2013 vehicles. — Reuters picKUALA LUMPUR, April 5 — Honda Malaysia is continuing with precautionary measures in recalling 28,399 of its vehicle models produced in 2013 to replace the Takata 44