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July 10, 2018 2:01 PM Five found dead, including toddler, in suspected French family row

PAU: French firefighters found five people dead, including a toddler, on Tuesday after a suspected domestic dispute in an apartment in the southwestern city of Pau. The fire service was called to the apartment in the centre of Pau at 6.40am after neighbours saw smoke coming from it. A neighbour "was concerned after seeing blood running down the edge of one of the apartment's 6

July 7, 2018 2:17 AM First Atlantic hurricane puts Dominica on alert

MIAMI: The Caribbean island of Dominica, ravaged by the deadly passage of Hurricane Maria last year, was again under a hurricane watch Friday as the first such storm of the 2018 Atlantic season moved toward the Lesser Antilles. Dominica, a former British colony where Maria left more than 30 people dead last September, was the only area where hurricane 10

July 4, 2018 12:25 PM Some non-Malays regard Bahasa as an inferior language

Lim Guan Eng’s insistence that all government agencies, departments and ministries use Mandarin as its official language (because many Chinese do not speak Bahasa Malaysia) and the Attorney-General Tommy Thomas’s refusal to learn or speak Bahasa Malaysia or the national language is because they regard the Malay language as an inferior language. It is not that Bahasa 10

July 4, 2018 2:54 AM Konta, Edmund revive British spirits at Wimbledon

LONDON: With Andy Murray pulling out of Wimbledon on the eve of the tournament, the two-time champion's shock absence has put the spotlight on his fellow Britons at the grass-court Grand Slam. Of the four Britons in action on Monday, only teenager Katie Swan emerged victorious with a shock success against world number 36 Irina-Camelia Begu. After a combined 7

July 1, 2018 1:26 AM Three things we learned from the World Cup today

SAINT PETERSBURG: Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo were sent packing from the World Cup on Saturday as French wonderkid Kylian Mbappe made his case to follow in their footsteps as a Ballon d'Or contender. Mbappe scored twice as France edged a World Cup classic 4-3 thriller over Argentina to possibly end Messi's last attempt to win a major international 9

June 30, 2018 9:46 AM Japan Christian sites added to Unesco World Heritage list

MANAMA: A dozen Christian locations in parts of southern Japan where members of the faith were once brutally persecuted were selected for inclusion on the Unesco World Heritage list on Saturday. The 12 sites include Oura Cathedral, a Catholic church in Nagasaki that is dedicated to 26 Christians who were executed for their beliefs over four centuries 7

June 30, 2018 6:23 AM C4 and Suaram urge govt to lift ban on lawyer in Scorpene probe

KUALA LUMPUR: Civil rights group Center to Combat Corruption and Cronyism (C4) and Suara Rakyat Malaysia (Suaram) have urged the government to lift the ban on French lawyer William Bourdon to assist the judicial inquiry on the Scorpene scandal. "This move would enable him to enter Malaysia and advise the government, in particular, the Minister of Defence 3

June 30, 2018 5:16 AM Nadal to play in Brisbane ahead of Australian Open

BRISBANE, Australia: World number one Rafael Nadal will launch his 2019 Australian campaign at the Brisbane International in January, organisers said on Saturday. The Spaniard first played the tournament last year and went on to reach the final of the Australian Open against Roger Federer. "I am really looking forward to starting another season in Brisbane 8

June 26, 2018 5:15 PM Australia bow out as Peru claim World Cup consolation victory

SOCHI, Russia: Australia's World Cup ended with a whimper as goals from Andre Carrillo and Paolo Guerrero gave Peru a 2-0 victory in the teams' group finale on Tuesday. The Socceroos needed a win to stand any chance of reaching the last 16 for the first time since 2006, but they were undone by Carrillo's 18th-minute strike and Guerrero's goal early in the second 6

June 21, 2018 2:40 PM Opec confident of deal ahead of crucial talks with partners

VIENNA: Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (Opec) energy ministers expressed optimism today they were nearing a compromise on oil output policy, with Saudi Arabia acknowledging that a big production increase would be "politically unacceptable" to arch foe Iran. Opec and non-Opec partner countries are due to hold crunch talks here today 6