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July 14, 2018 2:18 AM Two workers die in operations at construction site

KUALA LUMPUR: Work at the construction site at Jalan Dewan Sultan Sulaiman, here was stopped immediately after an incident that killed two workers early on Thursday morning. The Human Resource Ministry said in a statement last night that six workers were carrying out concrete works on the 15th floor of the building concerned when the concrete slabs and formwork 11

July 8, 2018 8:23 AM Old couple die in 3am blaze

KOTA TINNGI: An elderly couple burnt to death in their shop in Sungai Rengit, near here, early today. Chong Chin Sin, 70, and his wife, Tan Ah Yeng, 70, were found dead in their electrical appliance shop after the fire was stopped. The fire also destroyed a motorcycle workshop and a hardware shop. Two vans that were parked in front of the shops were also burnt 5

June 26, 2018 1:02 AM US senator's rib cracked as lawmaker saves her from choking

WASHINGTON: US Senator Claire McCaskill said Monday she suffered a cracked rib when a fellow lawmaker who noticed her choking rushed to the rescue and performed the Heimlich manoeuvre on her. During a luncheon of Senate Democrats on Thursday, Senator Joe Manchin jumped from his seat to help his colleague, dislodging the blockage in McCaskill's throat 7

June 23, 2018 10:20 AM Five migrants die, nearly 200 rescued off Libya

TRIPOLI: Five migrants died and nearly 200 were rescued off the coast of Libya while trying to cross the Mediterranean to Europe in two boats, the Libyan navy said Saturday. Three children and nine women were among 94 migrants rescued on Friday when their inflatable dinghy sank 12 nautical miles from Garabulli, east of the capital Tripoli. Five migrants 9

June 19, 2018 6:19 AM Couple, daughter die in Gua Musang road accident

GUA MUSANG: A couple and their daughter were killed and four other people were injured in a head-on collision between two cars at KM55 of Jalan Gua Musang-Kuala Krai here yesterday, according to the police. Gua Musang District Police chief Supt Mohd Taufik Maidin said today Ibrahim Mat Rifin, 61, his wife Mahani Mohd Nasir, 58, and their daughter Rosinani 6

June 14, 2018 12:01 AM People smugglers make billions: UN report

VIENNA: People smugglers made billions on the backs of some 2.5 million desperate migrants in 2016, the UN said in a report Wednesday as the plight of refugees worldwide continues to top the headlines. The report, issued by the UN Office on Drugs and Crime, said people smuggling rings earned some US$7.0 billion (RM 27.96 billion) in 2016 – an amount 13

May 28, 2018 12:12 AM Three day mourning for dozens dead in Uganda bus crash

KAMPALA: Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni on Sunday declared three days of mourning after dozens died when a speeding bus hit a tractor at night and then ploughed into a truck. The Red Cross put the toll at 48 dead, including 16 children, but police said 22 died and 14 were injured. The accident was one of the deadliest in Uganda in recent years and happened 13

May 11, 2018 10:22 AM Khairy: Make Umno great again

KUALA LUMPUR: Umno Youth chief Khairy Jamaluddin has issued a rallying cry to push for big reforms in the party without delay. He called on Umno members to change in ways they have never imagined before to rebuild the party. "I call on my comrades who wish to rebuild Umno from the collapse we have seen today, to stand with me as change must begin immediately 45

April 30, 2018 7:57 AM Australia scientist, 104, heads to Switzerland for assisted dying

SYDNEY: Australia's oldest scientist, who caused a stir when his university tried to vacate his office aged 102, will fly to Switzerland in early May to end his life, reigniting a national euthanasia debate. David Goodall, who is now 104, does not have a terminal illness but his quality of life has deteriorated and he has secured a fast-track appointment 18

April 22, 2018 6:50 AM Tough for Pakatan to win Ayer Hitam, says Liew

JOHOR BARU: Johor DAP chairman Liew Chin Tong (pix) has said the Ayer Hitam parliamentary seat is a tough constituency for Pakatan Harapan (PH) to win. Liew, the candidate for the seat, said: "It will be a do or die battle which we may or may not win." He said in a statement today that he would like to see Pakatan Harapan winning 65% of the popular votes 14