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September 4, 2018 10:19 AM Nearly 100 elephants killed for ivory in Botswana

GABORONE, Botswana: Ninety elephant carcasses have been discovered in Botswana with their tusks hacked off, a charity said Tuesday, in what is believed to be one of Africa's worst mass poaching sprees. Most of the animals killed were large bulls carrying heavy tusks, Elephants Without Borders said. The grim discovery was made over several weeks during 46

September 2, 2018 4:54 AM Malaysia concludes Asiad with 10th place in triathlon

PALEMBANG: National triathlon squad, Ryan Tan Qai Shen, Aldrian Yu Yong Yeo, Irene Chong See Win and Teoh Sue Ling only managed to finish their 2018 Asian Games mixed team relay event at the 10th position at the Jakabaring Sports City (JSC) here, on the final day of the Games today. The Malaysians clocked one hour, 46 minutes and 59 seconds in the endurance 16

August 29, 2018 12:35 AM LA to pay US$14.3m to family of man mistakenly shot by police

LOS ANGELES: Los Angeles County has agreed to pay US$14.35 million, (RM58.91 million) to the family of a man mistakenly shot by police during a search for a wanted gang member, the family's attorney said. The settlement, one of the highest ever paid by the county, was reached earlier this year but the amount had not been made public. Frank Mendoza, 54, was fatally 14

August 20, 2018 2:59 PM 14 killed in Rio police, military operations

RIO DE JANEIRO: At least 14 people were killed Monday in Rio de Janeiro during operations by soldiers and police against drug gangs in impoverished favelas and a suburb, officials and media reports said. The military command heading security in Brazil's second biggest city said eight people died in the sweep of favelas "and there could be more." The military 14

July 17, 2018 3:57 PM US police capture suspected serial killer in Texas

CHICAGO: Police in the US state of Texas on Tuesday captured a man they described as a serial killer who took the lives of at least three people in seven days. Jose Gilberto Rodriguez was arrested after a 14-minute car chase with police. A resident in a Houston suburb alerted authorities to the location of the 46-year-old's vehicle just hours after police 15

June 29, 2018 11:31 AM US paper attacked in shooting covers its own tragedy

WASHINGTON: A local newspaper targetted in a shooting that left five dead managed to publish on Friday, covering its own tragedy and leaving its editorial page blank in honor of those slain. "We are speechless," read a brief comment in the otherwise empty editorial page of The Capital, the print version of the digital newspaper the Capital Gazette 17

June 25, 2018 1:42 AM Portugal ready for 'tough battle' with Iran

SARANSK, Russia: Portugal boss Fernando Santos predicts a "tough battle" in Monday's decisive World Cup group game against Iran as both countries chase a place in the last 16. European champions Portugal are level with Spain on four points at the top of Group B and need a draw to guarantee qualification. Iran, who beat Morocco in their opening game before 33

June 7, 2018 8:04 AM 13 Malaysian companies in Forbes Global 2000 list

PETALING JAYA: Thirteen malaysian companies made it into the 16th annual Forbes Global 2000 list which includes publicly traded companies from 60 countries. The companies are judged based on four metrics, sales, profits, assets and market value. Malaysian entrants were led by Malayan Banking Bhd, ranked 394 and ended with AmBank group which was ranked 20

May 23, 2018 9:47 AM Police detain four suspects in Banting

SHAH ALAM: The police shot and injured one of four youths after a getaway car they were in, failed to stop for inspection but instead, rammed into two police multi-purpose vehicles (MPV) in Jalan Bunga Pekan, Banting today. Selangor CID chief, SAC Fadzil Ahmat said the incident occurred when a police MPV from the Kuala Langat police headquarters stumbled 15

May 19, 2018 2:30 AM Police shoot dead third suspect in goldsmith robbery (Updated)

PETALING JAYA: Police have shot dead a third suspect involved in a robbery at a goldsmith outlet in Damansara Jaya early this morning. The 22-year-old man was killed during a shootout between him and policemen at Bukit Beruntung, Hulu Selangor at 1am this morning. Selangor CID chief SAC Fadzil Ahmat said that in the chase, the suspect lost control of his car and hit a tree. "The suspect 19