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May 22, 2018 10:52 AM Five killed, 33 wounded by blast in southern Afghan city

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan: At least five people were killed and 33 wounded Tuesday when a minivan stuffed with explosives detonated as security forces were trying to defuse it in southern Afghanistan, officials said. Security forces in Kandahar had already cleared the area around a bus station where the van was found, provincial governor spokesman Daud Ahmadi 4

May 22, 2018 4:12 AM Call for local govt elections gains momentum

GEORGE TOWN: The Seberang Prai ex-City Councilors Association (PBAM) has urged the newly-formed federal government to implement local government elections. Its president Teoh Seang Hooi (pix) said it is important to give the mandate back to the people to choose who should be given a chance to serve them instead of the process of appointing candidates 5

May 21, 2018 4:18 PM 106 cocaine capsules found in woman's stomach

NEW DELHI: Indian police used laxatives for several days to retrieve 106 cocaine capsules worth some US$900,000 from the stomach of a Brazilian woman who tried to smuggle them into the country, officials said Monday. The 28-year-old woman and the capsules were presented to a New Delhi court which remanded her in the city's Tihar jail. The woman was held on May 14 after 3

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 5

May 20, 2018 12:59 PM Pope to appoint 14 new cardinals

VATICAN CITY: Pope Francis announced Sunday that he will hold a meeting of the Church's top council to appoint 14 new cardinals next month, including from Iraq, Pakistan, Madagascar and Japan. In the event of a conclave of cardinals to name a new pope, 11 of the new 14 being under 80 years of age would be eligible to take part. "I am happy to announce 8

May 19, 2018 11:58 PM Six injured, two seriously, in Juventus title parade

TURIN: Six Juventus fans were injured, two seriously, when a truck they were travelling in during the Italian champions' victory parade on Saturday night struck the electric cables of the city's tramway, according the media reports. The team were celebrating winning their seventh straight Serie A title and fourth Italian Cup in a row with an open top bus parade 8

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 10

May 18, 2018 1:54 PM Cops cripple four gangs involved in stealing motorcycles in Shah Alam

SHAH ALAM: Shah Alam police crippled four gangs, who are believed to have been actively involved in stealing motorcycles in the city since the end of last year, in a series of raids over the past two months. Shah Alam District Police chief ACP Baharuddin Mat Taib said a total of 39 members of the four gangs, namely Mat Ropie Gang, Tutuk Jeram Gang, Sayuti 10

May 18, 2018 12:43 PM MBSA offers 50% discount on compounds during Ramadan

SHAH ALAM: The Shah Alam City Council (MBSA) is offering 50% discount on compounds issued by the local authority until June 14. Its Corporate and Public Relations Division head Shahrin Ahmad in a statement today said the offer which started yesterday was part of MBSA's initiatives to encourage people to settle their compounds arrears and avoid stern 8

May 18, 2018 12:27 PM Honda M’sia absorbs 6% GST for purchase of selected Honda models from today to May 31

HONDA Malaysia Sdn Bhd announced today that in conjunction with the announcement by the government of Malaysia that Goods and Services Tax (GST), currently set at six per cent, will be zero-rated effective June 1, the company is taking the initiative to support its customers who plan to purchase their vehicles before the Hari Raya celebrations via its GST Bonus 10