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September 3, 2018 10:53 AM One out of two Malaysians fat, Dewan Rakyat told

KUALA LUMPUR: Obesity and non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in the country have reached a worrying level and on the rise, the Dewan Negara was told today. Health Minister Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad said the Health and Morbidity Survey conducted by the ministry found that one out of two Malaysians were overweight or obese. "The survey also found 17.5% suffered 9

September 3, 2018 10:28 AM Contractor charged with hitting first wife with belt

PETALING JAYA: A contractor was charged in the sessions court here today for assaulting his first wife with a belt last month. Azwardibin Zaidi, 32, pleaded not guilty to deliberately causing injury to Nurul Nadia Mohammad Salleh, 29, by hitting her with a belt and causing injuries to her body. The offence was allegedly committed by the father of five at a house 12

August 29, 2018 5:32 AM Mother of late Tan Sri Jamaludin files application for his inheritance

KUALA LUMPUR: The mother to the late Tan Sri Dr Jamaludin Jarjis, who perished in a helicopter crash three years ago, has submitted an application at the Syariah High Court to claim his property worth more than RM2 billion. Aminah Abdullah, 85, applied for an inheritance certificate today worth more than RM2.1 billion, comprising of a few houses, land and companies 10

August 28, 2018 2:21 AM Fire forces brief Statue of Liberty evacuation

NEW YORK: More than 3,000 tourists were evacuated Monday from the island where the Statue of Liberty stands, after propane cylinders caught fire at a construction site near the iconic landmark, officials said. Liberty Island, which welcomes thousands of visitors a day during the busy summer season, was evacuated for more than two hours, before the fire department 17

August 27, 2018 3:16 PM Vatican rolls back on pope's remarks on psychiatric help for gay children

VATICAN CITY: The Vatican on Monday rolled back on Pope Francis' recommendation that parents seek psychiatric help for children who show homosexual tendencies. The pope made the comments to journalists as he was flying back to Rome from Ireland, but the Vatican later removed his phrase from its official account, saying he had not meant to suggest that homosexuality 8

August 27, 2018 8:23 AM Pope says psychiatrists can help gay children and their parents

ON BOARD THE PAPAL PLANE, Italy: Pope Francis has recommended parents seek psychiatric help for children who show homosexual tendencies, during a press conference on his plane taking him back to Rome from Ireland. A journalist asked the pontiff on Sunday what he would say to parents who observe homosexual traits in their children. "I would say first 12

August 26, 2018 10:02 AM Athletes show off their national pride as Merdeka Day approaches

GEORGE TOWN: As the nation marks the 61st National Day celebrations with the annual pomp and splendour, citizens from all walks of life mark the occasion through their own unique approaches. In Kampung Bukit Pelanduk at Permatang Pauh, two friends have set off on some 380km bicycle ride to mark the occasion. "We want to instil the spirit of patriotism 15

August 23, 2018 12:12 PM ‘Lost generation’ looms for Rohingya children

DHAKA: Rohingya refugee children who lack proper education in camps in Bangladesh could become a "lost generation", the United Nations said yesterday, a year after Myanmar's army began a crackdown that has forced more than 700,000 people to flee the country. The lives and futures of more than 380,000 children in refugee camps in Bangladesh are in peril 15

August 21, 2018 9:52 AM Terminally-ill boy gets to fly, thanks to cops and Children's Wish Society of Malaysia

GEORGE TOWN: The Royal Malaysian Police showed a boy here that they do not just enforce the long arm of the law but they go out of their way to grant wishes to children suffering terminal illnesses. Despite an early morning downpour, a King Air Beechcraft 350 aircraft from the police air wing took off from the Penang International Airport with a special 13

August 19, 2018 11:43 AM Two children killed in Algeria grenade explosion

ALGIERS: Two children have been killed and four others wounded when a homemade grenade exploded in the Ahnif area east of the Algerian capital, the El Watan newspaper said Sunday. Armed groups had placed the improvised explosive there to delay the advance of security forces pursuing them in the mountainous region, according to local media. "A homemade 14