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September 3, 2018 12:39 PM Cameroonian rights activist 'missing' for weeks: Family

DOUALA: A prominent Cameroonian rights activist has been missing for nearly a month after heading to the restive anglophone region on a fact-finding mission, his partner said Monday. Franklin Mowha, the head of the Frontline Fighters for Citizen's Interest, disappeared after leaving the commercial capital Douala on Aug 6 for Kumba, a town in the English-speaking 15

September 1, 2018 9:44 AM Girl, 8, falls to death from 12th floor

GEORGE TOWN: An eight-year-old girl was found dead after she was believed to have fallen from the 12th floor of her apartment block around 3pm today. The girl was believed to have climbed a table located beside a window that was left ajar at her apartment in Puncak Terubong here. She was believed to be playing when she slipped and plunged to her death 6

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 6

August 30, 2018 9:28 AM Watch out for 'The Cycling Dead' on Oct 13

KUALA LUMPUR: If you spot a zombie on a bicycle – or a few hundred of them – on the roads of Seberang Perai Utara this Oct 13, don't run, they're not here to feast on your brains. They're just taking part in a fun ride by the Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) of Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Datuk Onn Butterworth (SMKDOB). SMKDOB PTA president, Jazman Shahar 8

August 29, 2018 9:21 AM Woman found with stab wounds, believed murdered by husband

BUTTERWORTH: A woman was found dead, believed to have been murdered, in a house at Taman Merbau Indah, Sungai Dua here yesterday. Seberang Perai Utara (SPU) district police chief ACP Noorzainy Mohd Noor said the victim, aged 25, was found with stab wounds on the shoulder, neck and hand. "Her husband, aged 25, lodged a police report on the incident at 2am today 9

August 25, 2018 5:26 AM At least 18 dead in China hotel fire

BEIJING: A fire early Saturday at a hotel in China has left at least 18 people dead, according to an initial death toll given by state media. The incident started during the night in the hotel in Harbin, capital of the northeastern Heilongjiang province, according to the official Xinhua news agency. "At 10:50 (0250 GMT) 18 people were already confirmed 7

August 25, 2018 2:50 AM 'Snake alert' issued in India's flood-hit Kerala

NEW DELHI: Hospitals are readying anti-venom and flood victims returning home in the Indian state of Kerala have been told to stay alert as receding waters leave behind a glut of snakes. Local media reports warned that snakes may be "hiding in cupboards" or under carpets, among clothes or inside washing machines in homes previously submerged by floods 5

August 24, 2018 4:18 AM Lynyrd Skynyrd guitarist Ed King dead at 68

FORMER Lynyrd Skynyrd guitarist Ed King, a Southern rock pioneer who co-wrote the hit Sweet Home Alabama, has died, his official Facebook page account announced on Thursday. He was 68. The post said he died at home on Wednesday. It did not mention the cause, but rock music bible Rolling Stone said he had been battling lung cancer. "It is with great sorrow 14

August 22, 2018 9:45 AM US to act 'very strongly' if Syria uses chemical arms: Bolton

JERUSALEM: US President Donald Trump's national security adviser warned Wednesday that the United States would respond "very strongly" if Syrian President Bashar al-Assad uses chemical weapons in an offensive to retake Idlib province. "We now see plans for the Syrian regime to resume offensive military activities in Idlib province," John Bolton told a press 18

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 10