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February 20, 2018 4:00 PM Pro-Syrian government forces enter Afrin to aid Kurds

Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army fighters are seen near the city of Afrin, Syria February 19, 2018. — Reuters picANKARA, Feb 20 — Pro-Syrian government forces entered Syria’s north-western Afrin region today to help a Kurdish militia there fend off a Turkish assault, raising the prospect of a wider escalation. Soon after the convoy of militia fighters 11

February 20, 2018 4:01 AM Bangkok court gives Japanese man custody of 13 kids born to Thai surrogates

A nanny holds a child of Tony Jiang (back right) at his house in Shanghai September 16, 2013. — Reuters picBANGKOK, Feb 20 — A Bangkok court this morning granted a Japanese man “sole parent” rights to 13 babies fathered through Thai surrogate mothers, a ruling that paves the way for him to take custody of the children. “For the happiness and opportunities 7

February 20, 2018 1:19 AM Iraqi state holds key to Yazidi return to Sinjar

BAGHDAD: Iraq must stabilise the northern region of Sinjar to help the Yazidi minority brutalised at the hands of the Islamic State group return home, the International Crisis Group said Tuesday. A report by the conflict analysts said Baghdad must set up a local administration and mediate between factions who hold sway over Sinjar to pave the way for the return 8

February 19, 2018 12:55 PM Wanita MCA vice-chairman sworn in as senator

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 19 — Wanita MCA vice-chairman Datuk Ong Chong Swen was today sworn in as senator for a three-year term for the first time. Ong, 68, took the oath before the Dewan Negara president Tan Sri SA Vigneswaran. Ong, who hails from Kota Baru, Kelantan, holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Universiti Malaya and has been politically active since 8

February 19, 2018 1:52 AM South Africa’s Anderson holds nerve to win New York Open

South Africa's Kevin Anderson (pic) won the New York Open after beating USA's Sam Querrey. ― Reuters picNEW YORK, Feb 19 ― South Africa's Kevin Anderson bagged only the fourth title of his career with a three-set victory over Sam Querrey to claim the ATP Tour New York Open yesterday. Anderson played flawlessly in the third set tie-break to win 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7/1) in two hours 7

February 18, 2018 10:01 AM South Korea’s Ko leads all the way to win Australian Open

South Korea's Ko Jin-young holds the trophy after winning the Women's Australian Open golf tournament at the Kooyonga golf course in Adelaide February 18, 2018. — AAP/David Mariuz handout via ReutersADELAIDE, Feb 18 — South Korea’s Ko Jin-young led all the way to win the Australian Women’s Open by three shots at Adelaide’s Kooyonga golf course today 6

February 15, 2018 11:35 PM Renault green lights Ghosn for four more years at the top

Carlos Ghosn was tasked with piloting the 'Drive the Future' plan. — AFP picPARIS, Feb 16 — French auto giant Renault’s board yesterday backed a new four-year term for chief executive Carlos Ghosn and set up his succession by naming a number two. “The board decided to propose to renew the mandate of Carlos Ghosn which will be put before the general assembly 6

February 14, 2018 4:50 AM ‘Atlanta’ season two trailers debut (VIDEO)

Donald Glover holds the award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series — Musical or Comedy for his role in ‘Atlanta’ during the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards in Los Angeles January 8, 2017. — Reuters picLOS ANGELES, Feb 14 — Within this glimpse of the upcoming season, the two cousins continue to hustle and work through the trials of the Atlanta 7

February 13, 2018 11:18 PM Australia’s Domino’s Pizza posts stronger interim profit but misses estimates

A worker carries a pizza for delivery as he exits a Domino's pizza store in Sydney, Australia, August 12, 2015. — Reuters picSYDNEY, Feb 14 — Australian fast-food chain Domino’s Pizza Enterprises Ltd said interim profit rose 17 per cent, helped by increasing sales across its vast network of stores, but failed to match market expectations. Net profit 9

February 9, 2018 3:41 AM Do you live in one of the world’s worst places for gridlock? Here’s how the cities stack up

A new report shows the world's worst cities for traffic gridlock. — AFP picNEW YORK, Feb 9 — American drivers spent an average of 41 hours sitting in traffic last year, at a cost of US$305 billion (RM1.2 trillion), or an average of US$1,445 per driver. The city with the world’s worst traffic congestion? Los Angeles holds that dubious distinction, followed 7