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July 13, 2018 4:36 AM Malaysian kicked out of Australia for 'extreme depravity' videos

PERTH, Australia: A Malaysian tourist was kicked out of Australia Friday after videos showing "extreme sexual depravity and horrific violence" were found on his phone during a routine baggage check at Perth airport. The 43-year-old man, who was not named, arrived on a flight from Kuala Lumpur on Wednesday when the shocking material was discovered 11

July 11, 2018 1:04 PM Religious school halts sale of tahfiz unit amid discussions

IPOH: The sale of a tahfiz (Quran memorisation) unit at a religious education centre in Manjoi, here, has been postponed amid discussions with various parties, including the state government to help solve its woes. Al Barakah Education Centre founder and principal Datuk Mohd Kazim Elias said he had received a call from a state government representative 5

July 11, 2018 1:50 AM Jamal Yunos fined RM400 for causing public nuisance

SHAH ALAM: Sungai Besar Umno Division chief Datuk Seri Jamal Yunos was fined RM400 by the magistrate's court after he pleaded guilty to committing public nuisance in front of the Selangor state secretariat building last October. He was previously charged for causing public nuisance by breaking bottles containing alcoholic drinks with a hammer in front 4

July 10, 2018 11:33 AM Jho Low believed to be using passport from another country: Immigration DG

PUTRAJAYA: Businessman Low Taek Jho, or Jho Low, is believed to be using a passport from another country to travel after the Immigration Department cancelled his passport last month, said Immigration director-general Datuk Seri Mustafar Ali. "Right now, he is probably using another passport he might have," Mustafar told reporters at his office, here today 3

July 10, 2018 9:32 AM Russian cargo ship docks at ISS in record time

MOSCOW: A Russian cargo vessel took just three hours and 40 minutes to reach the International Space Station on Tuesday, Roscosmos space agency said, smashing the record flight time by two hours. The "Progress" launched at 2151 GMT on Monday from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan and arrived at the space station in the early hours of Tuesday, the agency 3

July 9, 2018 7:00 AM Japan PM cancels overseas trip as rain toll hits 100: Local media

TOKYO: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has cancelled a four-country foreign trip as the death toll from flooding and landslides caused by record rains hit 100, local media said Monday. Abe had been expected to visit Belgium, France, Saudi Arabia and Egypt from Wednesday. His office declined to comment on the reports. Abe reportedly told the deputy 5

June 30, 2018 2:30 AM Mattis in Asia, fixing Trump-rattled relationships one by one

WASHINGTON: US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis spent four days in East Asia trying to keep on the rails key relationships — two friends, one adversarial — that his boss President Donald Trump has thrown into confusion. It's now a familiar role for the Pentagon chief, not just in Asia but across Europe and the Middle East. With Trump disrupting one relationship 10

June 28, 2018 7:05 AM Substantial reduction of govt debt in next few months: PM Mahathir (Updated)

KUALA LUMPUR: The government is hopeful of a substantial reduction in the amount of government debt within the next few months, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said. He said since taking over as prime minister, his government had cancelled a number of costly projects which contributed to the overall debt reduction. "Trying to reduce debt is a tough 3

June 14, 2018 3:21 AM Michael Jackson street naming scrapped

CHICAGO: An honorary street naming in Detroit for the King of Pop was cancelled Wednesday. Michael Jackson Avenue was supposed to be officially unveiled Friday in Motor City, just as the late artist's surviving brothers prepared to perform at a weekend concert. But the ceremony was called off, as members of the Jackson 5 – the family act where Michael 12

June 4, 2018 10:54 AM Ringgit closes higher on US-Korean summit news

KUALA LUMPUR: The ringgit closed higher today against the US dollar in tandem with Asian emerging currencies following news that the United States-North Korea summit would be held next week, said a dealer. At 6pm, the local unit was quoted at 3.9700/9740 from 3.9770/9800 last Friday. The dealer said if the outcome of the summit was positive, it would 14