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July 15, 2018 10:49 AM Rebels, families begin evacuating Syria's Daraa city

DARAA, Syria: Syrian rebels and their relatives began evacuating the southern city of Daraa on Sunday, an AFP correspondent and a monitor said, more than seven years after the country's ill-fated uprising erupted there. The transfers were part of a ceasefire deal brokered by government ally Russia, and came after more than two weeks of ferocious bombardment 5

July 15, 2018 10:49 AM Cholera outbreak kills 6 in Cameroon

DOUALA: Six people have died in Cameroon from a cholera outbreak that has infected 43 people since May, the health ministry said. "Cases of cholera were documented since May 2018 in four districts in northern regions," health minister Andre Mama Fouda said in a statement sent late Saturday. He said one case of the disease had been found in the capital 3

July 13, 2018 12:48 PM Bomb kills 20, injures 40 at Pakistan election rally: Official

QUETTA, Pakistan: A bomb killed at least 20 people and injured 40 others Friday during a rally in Pakistan's restive Balochistan province, in the day's second attack on a political event ahead of the July 25 election. "Twenty people were killed in the blast and we fear this toll may rise," Agha Umar Bungalzai, provincial home minister, told AFP, adding 8

July 13, 2018 10:06 AM Berjaya Corp acquires 98% stake in Just KPop

PETALING JAYA: Berjaya Corp Bhd's (BCorp) wholly-owned subsidiary Berjaya HR Café Ltd has acquired 98% equity interest in South Korea's Just KPop Ltd (JKP), for KRW98 million(RM354,172). The group told the stock exchange that following the subscription of 19,600 common stocks at par value of KRW5,000 (RM17.87) each, JKP has now become a 98%-owned subsidiary 7

July 13, 2018 9:38 AM Bursa Malaysia ends higher for 5th consecutive day

KUALA LUMPUR: Persistent buying interest in index-linked counters and small capitalisation stocks against a backdrop of positive market sentiment spurred Bursa Malaysia to close stronger for the fifth consecutive trading. At 5pm the benchmark FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (FBM KLCI) finished at the intra-day high of 1,721.93, up 18.36 points, from yesterday's 9

July 11, 2018 3:53 PM Court lifts injunction on Adventa, Aspion directors

PETALING JAYA: The Kuala Lumpur High Court has dismissed Top Glove's ex-parte interim injunction order restraining Adventa Capital Pte Ltd, ACPL Sdn Bhd as well as Aspion Sdn Bhd directors Low Chin Guan and Wong Chin Toh from disposing of their assets in Malaysia. The inter partes hearing for the ex-parte Mareva injunction has been fixed for July 19, according 7

July 11, 2018 4:03 AM 1 dead, 20 injured in S. Africa vintage plane crash: Official

PRETORIA: One person was killed and about 20 were injured when a vintage plane crashed Tuesday after it took off on a test flight from a small airport in the South African capital Pretoria, emergency services said. The Convair-340 plane built in 1954 was due to soon be flown to the Aviodrome air museum in the Netherlands from Wonderboom airport in Pretoria 9

July 9, 2018 3:04 AM Top Glove hits limit down in early trade, short selling suspended

PETALING JAYA: Short selling of Top Glove Corp Bhd has been suspended for the rest of the day today after its share price fell more than 15% limit following news that it is suing Adventa Capital Pte Ltd. Top Glove has alleged a conspiracy to defraud the group as well as fraudulent misrepresentations made by Adventa Capital's directors in relation to the purchase 5

July 8, 2018 3:42 AM West African states in joint fight against root crop 'Ebola'

ABIDJAN: Researchers from half a dozen states in West Africa have joined together in a battle against what one expert calls a root crop "Ebola" — a viral disease that could wreck the region's staple food and condemn millions to hunger. Their enemy: cassava brown streak disease (CBSD), a virus that strikes cassava, also called manioc, which in some of the region's 8

July 7, 2018 5:16 AM Objectives must be correct when writing news: MPWS

KOTA KINABALU: Journalists are encouraged to always place the right objectives when performing the task of disseminating information to the people through news writing. The Sabah Women's Advisory Council (MPWS) chairman Datuk Dr Tarsiah Taman said such an attitude was important as journalists played an important role and had a responsibility to develop 11