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July 3, 2018 7:35 AM Australian senator accused of 'slut-shaming' parliamentarian

SYDNEY: An Australian senator has been accused of "slut-shaming" a fellow parliamentarian after telling her to "stop shagging men" in a grubby dispute that Tuesday saw the prime minister demand an apology. David Leyonhjelm made the derogatory remarks about fellow senator Sarah Hanson-Young during a heated debate in parliament's upper house last week about 46

June 29, 2018 12:55 PM Teacher fined RM900 for beating year one student

KUALA LUMPUR: A teacher who beat his student so hard that left marks and bruises on the girl's left arm was fined RM900 by the Magistrate's Court here today. Magistrate Namirah Hanum Mohamed meted out the fine on Hii Sii Teck, 36, who pleaded guilty to the charge, made under Section 323 of the Penal Code, for voluntarily causing hurt on the Year One student 19

June 29, 2018 9:53 AM 'Flying brain' blasts off on cargo ship toward space station

TAMPA: A ball-shaped artificial intelligence robot nicknamed the "flying brain" because it is trained to follow and interact with a German astronaut, blasted off Friday toward the International Space Station aboard SpaceX's Dragon cargo ship. A new, spare hand for the station's robotic arm, an experiment to measure plant stress in space and a study of a new cancer 49

June 28, 2018 1:21 PM Market fire kills 15 in Kenya capital

NAIROBI: A fire at Nairobi's Gikomba market killed 15 people on Thursday, a government official said, less than a year after a blaze to destroyed much of the Kenyan capital's largest open-air market. "We have lost 15 people from this tragedy this morning," said regional coordinator Kangethe Thuku. "We're yet to establish the cause of this fire," he said, which 44

June 27, 2018 10:26 AM Second victim of rare Hong Kong shooting dies of injuries

HONG KONG: The death toll from a brazen daylight shooting in a Hong Kong park — reportedly over sharing the inheritance of a US$1 million apartment (RM4.03 million) — rose to two Wednesday after an uncle of the suspect died in hospital, police said. A 44-year-old woman shot four people with a semi-automatic pistol at Quarry Bay Park in eastern Hong Kong Island 48

June 27, 2018 9:17 AM Analysts: Zahid the popular choice, but Ku Li the right one

PETALING JAYA: Never before has an Umno election carried so much weight in the 62 years of the party's existence and the outcome of this Saturday's polls will be one that either makes or breaks the party as it enters a new era. Umno heads into these elections on the back of its first ever defeat in a general election and amidst investigations of corruption 41

June 25, 2018 7:45 AM South Sudan foes in new peace talks to end deadly war

KHARTOUM: South Sudanese President Salva Kiir and arch-foe Riek Machar were set to hold a new round of peace talks Monday after a first meeting last week faltered. Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir is hosting in Khartoum the second round of talks between the two bitter rivals, aimed at ending South Sudan's four-and-a-half year brutal civil war. A first-round 21

June 24, 2018 1:01 PM Nigeria captain Mikel set to play despite hand fracture

Volgograd, Russia (dpa) - Nigeria captain John Obi Mikel is expected to play in his country's World Cup game against Argentina despite fracturing a bone in his hand, coach Gernot Rohr said. Mikel suffered the injury in stoppage time in the 2-0 win over Iceland in Volgograd on Friday. However the 31-year-old midfielder could play wearing a cast, Rohr said in a video 120

June 22, 2018 11:18 AM Russian who groped female World Cup reporter apologises

BERLIN: A Russian football fan apologised Friday for groping and kissing a German TV correspondent during a live telecast from the World Cup. "I offer you most profound apologies," he told Colombian journalist Julieth Gonzalez Theran in a video call that was shown by broadcaster Deutsche Welle. "I acted carelessly and did not think that I would cause 83

June 16, 2018 4:54 PM Why Umno must choose Zahid and not Ku Li

Ahmad Zahid Hamidi has demonstrated loyalty to the party president, Najib Tun Razak, and from 2015 right up to GE14 he stood by Najib. Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah, however, said and did nothing but took the safe path and just kept quiet. If he did not agree with Najib and believed that Najib stole 1MDB’s money then he should have spoken up. On the other 30