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August 31, 2018 12:26 PM Seven dead as US bus collides with large truck

LOS ANGELES: At least seven people were killed when a large tractor-trailer blew a tire, jumped a highway median into oncoming highway traffic and slammed into a Greyhound passenger bus, New Mexico State Police said. Images of Thursday's scene on US media show vast area of debris and a bus missing its front section up to the front tires. The truck "suffered 98

August 24, 2018 8:18 AM PUC ties up with Revenue Monster to facilitate WeChat Pay transactions in Malaysia

PETALING JAYA: PUC Bhd is collaborating with Revenue Monster Sdn Bhd to facilitate WeChat Pay transactions in Malaysia. PUC Bhd told the stock exchange that its wholly owned subsidiary Founder Pay Sdn Bhd had inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Revenue Monster, whereby Founder Pay will lease Android-based payment terminals to Revenue Monster 75

August 24, 2018 6:46 AM Dragons and steamed buns at Taiwan's temple-like church

YANSHUI, Taiwan: With a cross rising from a red pagoda roof and two lion statues guarding the entrance, a Catholic church in southern Taiwan could easily be mistaken for one of the ubiquitous temples dotting the island. Taiwan embraces freedom of religion and has one of the highest densities of temples in the world, with close to 70% of the population 54

August 14, 2018 8:24 AM 40 children killed in Yemen bus strike: new Red Cross toll

SANAA: Forty children were among 51 people killed in a Saudi-led coalition air strike on a bus in rebel-held northern Yemen, the Red Cross said in a new toll Tuesday. Fifty-six children were also among the 79 people wounded in the Thursday strike on Saada province, a rebel stronghold that borders Saudi Arabia, the International Committee of the Red Cross 55

August 14, 2018 7:56 AM Mahathir’s water-war with Singapore

More than 30 years ago, back in the mid-1980s, a Malaysian friend who lives in Singapore told me that if Malaysia ever cuts off the water supply to Singapore, Singaporeans will not go thirsty (like in 1941 when the Japanese did that). Singapore has enough water although they may have to ban garden hoses and the washing of cars. The reason this Malaysian-Singaporean 54

August 13, 2018 2:04 AM Curfew in ESSZone extended to Aug 29

KOTA KINABALU: The curfew in the waters off seven districts in the Eastern Sabah Security Zone (ESSZone), which ends at 6pm today, has been extended to Aug 29, according to Sabah Police Commissioner Datuk Ramli Din (pix). Wth the extension of the curfew, he said, those living in the affected areas should remain indoors, while outsiders would not be allowed 43

August 7, 2018 6:23 AM Brazil closes, then reopens border to Venezuelan migrants

SAO PAULO: Brazil briefly closed then reopened its northern border to Venezuelans on Monday as it struggled to contain mass migration from the South American country saddled with a crippling political and economic crisis, police said. A Supreme Court justice overturned a lower court judge's decision that had suspended for a few hours the entry of more Venezuelans 41

August 5, 2018 6:33 AM Asensio scores twice as Real Madrid topples Juventus 3-1

LOS ANGELES: Substitute Marco Asensio made an immediate impact by scoring two early second-half goals as Real Madrid rallied to beat Juventus 3-1 in a pre-season exhibition contest on Saturday. Asensio entered the game at the start of the second half and scored less than two minutes in before adding another in the 56th minute with both goals being assisted 53

August 3, 2018 12:00 AM Puppies rescued from uninhabited Canadian island

OTTAWA: Puppies discovered on an uninhabited island in the Canadian wilds are looking for a new home. The litter – four males and three females – has been dubbed the "Gilligan's Island crew" after the 1960s American television sitcom about castaways on an uncharted tropical island. Two boaters recently heard their cries in the night, Deb Vandekerkhove 87

August 2, 2018 2:10 AM Storms halt Pacific swim record attempt

TOKYO: Powerful storms have forced a Frenchman attempting to become the first person to swim cross the Pacific Ocean to suspend his bid, nearly two months into the mammoth undertaking. Ben Lecomte set off on June 5 from Choshi in Japan, planning to swim across the ocean in six to eight months. But after nearly two months swimming eight hours a day, severe 40