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September 3, 2018 2:28 AM After a week of bipartisan tribute, McCain is laid to rest

WASHINGTON: A nearly weeklong celebration of the life of US senator John McCain – war hero, maverick, two-time presidential candidate and outspoken critic of Donald Trump – came to a solemn and subdued end Sunday as he was laid to rest at the US Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. McCain, who died Aug 25 aged 81 after a year-long struggle against brain 6

August 20, 2018 2:20 PM Pujara and Kohli pile on the agony for England in third Test

NOTTINGHAM, United Kingdom: Chesteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli both scored fifties as India piled on the agony for England in the third Test at Trent Bridge on Monday. India were 194 for two in their second innings at lunch on the third day, a commanding lead of 362 runs. Pujara was 56 not out and India captain Kohli, who made 97 in the first innings 12

August 15, 2018 10:48 AM Mother disowns son after 14 years of being harassed by loan sharks

KUALA LUMPUR: A mother has decided to disown her son after being harassed by loan sharks over his debts for the past 14 years. Speaking to reporters at a press conference at the MCA Public Services and Complaints Department, its head Datuk Seri Michael Chong said the woman, who only wants to be known as Ng, believes her son, Chiow Chee Son, 36, started 10

August 12, 2018 2:07 PM Remains of seven Kiwi soldiers from WWII to be repatriated

TAIPING: The remains of seven New Zealand soldiers who died in World War II were exhumed from the Commonwealth War Graves in the Kamunting Camp and transported to Wardieburn Camp in Kuala Lumpur today and will be flown home on Aug 20. The forensic analysis process and reconciliation was conducted at Taiping Hospital while identification was done at the camp. A total 12

August 12, 2018 9:06 AM Venezuela's Maduro says he would accept FBI help over alleged murder plot

CARACAS: President Nicolas Maduro has said that he would let US FBI agents come to Venezuela to help investigate the alleged recent plot to kill him with explosive drones — but with conditions. If US officials confirm "the offer for the FBI to investigate links in Florida with the assassination plan ... I would agree for the FBI to come here," Maduro 16

August 11, 2018 7:54 AM LeBron James to make Lakers home debut against Rockets

LOS ANGELES: LeBron James will make his Los Angeles Lakers' home debut on October 20 against the Houston Rockets at Staples Center arena, the National Basketball Association announced on Friday. The four-time league MVP James, who left the Cleveland Cavaliers last month to sign with the Lakers, and his new teammates travel to Portland on the 18th for their 22

August 8, 2018 11:38 PM Christmas cracker as LeBron and Lakers visit Warriors

NEW YORK: LeBron James and his new Los Angeles Lakers teammates will visit defending champion Golden State on Christmas in a 2018-19 NBA campaign that opens Oct16, the league announced Wednesday. James has faced the Warriors in the NBA Finals the past four years as a member of the Cleveland Cavaliers, winning the 2016 crown. But the four-time NBA Most Valuable 20

August 1, 2018 9:03 AM Perodua increase aftersales workforce

IN preparation for a record 2.14 million service intakes expected this year, Perodua aims to further improve its standards, skills and knowledge of its after-sales staff nationwide through its National Technical Skill Contest. First held in 1997, the Perodua National Technical Skill Contest puts service advisors, foremen, mechanics, and for the first 15

July 31, 2018 6:36 AM Man admits Australia child suitcase murder

SYDNEY: A man pleaded guilty Tuesday to killing a young mother and her toddler, whose skeleton was found in a suitcase on the side of a road, ending a case that baffled police and shocked Australians. Daniel James Holdom, 43, admitted the double murder in 2008 of Karlie Jade Pearce-Stevenson, then aged 20, and her two-year-old daughter Khandalyce Kiara 11

July 9, 2018 5:53 AM Britain's Prince Louis to be christened in private ceremony

LONDON: Britain's Prince Louis, the baby son of Prince William and his wife Kate, is due to be christened at a private ceremony at St James's Palace in London on Monday. Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, the spiritual leader of the world's Anglicans, will lead the service at the Chapel Royal with close friends and family in attendance. Welby, who will baptise 14