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September 3, 2018 9:56 AM Syria strike kills 8 pro-regime fighters: Monitor

BEIRUT: An air strike near a US base in southeastern Syria has killed at least eight pro-government fighters, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported Monday. Four Syrians, one Iranian national and three other non-Syrian fighters were among the casualties of the strike carried out on Saturday, the war monitor said. "A convoy of Iranian forces 18

September 2, 2018 3:22 AM Suleimanov late show sees Krasnodar stun champions Lokomotiv

MOSCOW: Substitute Magomed-Shapi Suleimanov struck a dramatic injury-time winner as Krasnodar stunned reigning champions Lokomotiv Moscow 2-1 on Saturday. Krasnodar's hard-fought win lifted them into fourth, five points behind league leaders Zenit St Petersburg, who take on second-placed Spartak Moscow on Sunday. "We dominated play and possession throughout 9

August 31, 2018 6:11 AM Three motorcyclists killed in crash

BATU PAHAT: Three motorcyclists were killed in an accident at Jalan Simpang Lima-Parit Sulong here at 2 am today. Victims, Muhamad Hamizi Isak, 18, Muhammad Fikri Zulhizir, 18, and Hamirul Neeza Abdul Rahman Justin, 20, reportedly died at the scene due to severe head and body injuries. Batu Pahat District acting police chief Supt KS Mender Singh, when contacted 14

August 30, 2018 7:40 AM Start collecting your Marvel-lous magnets

LISTEN up all Marvel fans! 7-Eleven has launched a loyalty programme that offers 30 awesome Marvel magnet designs that include Captain America, Thor, the Black Widow and others. Called the "Marvel Magnefico Collectible Magnets" programme - each magnet comes in individual "blind" packs to add an element of fun and surprise. Each magnet can be redeemed 10

August 27, 2018 7:51 AM Watta Holding gets queried for share price spike

PETALING JAYA: Watta Holding Bhd has been issued an unusual market activity query by Bursa Malaysia Securities after its share price more than doubled in under one week. Today alone it hit a high of 74.5 sen before settling at 66 sen earlier, 32% higher than the 50 sen closing it saw last Friday. Some 6.5 million shares changed hands. Just more than a week ago the company 6

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 23, 2018 10:47 AM Call for clean-up of Langkawi after storm

LANGKAWI: Tourism Langkawi has called for a clean-up of the island after it was hit by a storm that uprooted trees and sunk roads. The overnight storm led to flash floods in Tanjung Rhu, Teluk Yu and Kuala Teriang. About 50 attap houses had their roofs damaged. Tourism Langkawi pro-tem committee chairman Ahmad Pishol Isahak said Langkawi would host the annual 13

August 22, 2018 2:00 PM Tycoon leaves £41m to crisis-hit Oxfam

LONDON: A tycoon killed with his family in a seaplane crash in Australia on New Year's Eve has left a £41 million (RM217 million) fortune to the crisis-hit charity Oxfam, a British newspaper reported. The bequest comes at a time when Oxfam is trying to find £16 million in savings as it grapples with the fallout from a sex abuse scandal. The charity lost thousands 15

August 22, 2018 3:43 AM Rabies claims 12th victim in Sarawak

KUCHING: A 44-year-old man died here yesterday of rabies, the 12th person to have succumbed to the disease in the state since an epidemic was declared on June 30 last year. The Federal Health Ministry said in a statement today that the man, from Jalan Matang, died of rabies encephalitis at about 10am at the Sarawak General Hospital where he was admitted 12