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September 3, 2018 9:54 AM Sri Lanka probes deaths of wild elephants

COLOMBO: Sri Lankan authorities on Monday began investigating the deaths of wild elephants in the east of the island after pulling seven carcasses out of a marsh, a minister said. Wildlife Minister Palitha Thewarapperuma said six out of the seven animals found in the swamp were young — below the age of 12 — and he suspected that many more may have died there 9

August 21, 2018 9:52 AM Terminally-ill boy gets to fly, thanks to cops and Children's Wish Society of Malaysia

GEORGE TOWN: The Royal Malaysian Police showed a boy here that they do not just enforce the long arm of the law but they go out of their way to grant wishes to children suffering terminal illnesses. Despite an early morning downpour, a King Air Beechcraft 350 aircraft from the police air wing took off from the Penang International Airport with a special 13

August 19, 2018 9:34 AM Poor start for wushu world champion Weng Son

JAKARTA: Going to the Asian Games as the 2017 world champion did not appear to add any clout to Wong Weng Son in the men's changquan event today. The gold medalist of the 2017 World Championship ended in the ninth position out of 17 participants after collecting 9.59 points in the event held at Dewan B, Jakarta International Expo. Another national representative 15

August 18, 2018 10:28 AM Incomplete infrastructure not reason for high fish prices: LKIM

LUMUT: The incomplete infrastructural facilities at fish landing sites is not the main cause of the exorbitant prices of fish in Terengganu. Fisheries Development Authority Malaysia (LKIM) deputy director-general (Management) Raja Kahalid Raja Ariffin said the rise in fish prices was due to the weather and unpredictable seasons. "In fact, this infrastructure 13

July 18, 2018 10:43 AM Three killed in helicopter crash in Thailand

BANGKOK: At least three people were killed in a helicopter crash in northeastern Thailand on Wednesday, officials said. The victims were travelling to Khon Kaen province in the early morning when the helicopter crashed before landing. "The flight was supposed to land in Khon Kaen airport at 9.10am but around 9am we got a report that the helicopter crashed 55

June 20, 2018 6:49 AM Toddler survives after falling from 14th floor of Puchong condo

PETALING JAYA: A four-year-old boy miraculously escaped death when he fell from the 14th floor of a condominium in Puchong here on Tuesday. The victim who was alone at home had slipped from the balcony of his father's house at the Koi Tropika condominiums on Jalan Puchong and plunged on a zinc roofing on the third floor before landing on the bonnet of a car parked 10

May 30, 2018 9:49 AM China plane makes emergency landing after window cracks

BEIJING: An airplane flying from China to Vietnam turned back to make an emergency landing after cracks appeared in a window, just two weeks after another airliner's cockpit window broke mid-flight in the country, state media said Wednesday. The Beijing Capital Airlines flight bound for Nha Trang in southern Vietnam with 211 people aboard returned to the eastern 19

May 3, 2018 9:41 AM Russian fighter jet crashes off Syria, both pilots killed: Agencies

MOSCOW: A Russian fighter jet crashed after taking off from an airbase in Syria on Thursday, killing both pilots, Moscow's defence ministry said in a statement carried by news agencies. "As it was climbing after taking off from the Hmeimim airbase, the Russian fighter Su-30SM crashed into the Mediterranean Sea. Two pilots, who fought until the last minute 22

April 16, 2018 1:57 AM ‘Full Metal Jacket’ star R. Lee Ermey dies at 74

In this file photo taken on August 22, 2005 US President George W. Bush (left) shakes hands with US actor and Marine Corps veteran R. Lee Ermey after speaking to Veterans of Foriegn Wars at the VFW convention in Salt Lake City, Utah. — AFP picLOS ANGELES, April 16 — US actor and retired Marine R. Lee Ermey, best known for his role as foul-mouthed Gunnery 33

April 15, 2018 9:53 AM Air China flight diverted after passenger threatens crew with fountain pen

Passengers and crew were unharmed in the incident. — AFP picBEIJING, April 15 — An Air China flight bound for Beijing made an unscheduled landing in the central Chinese city of Zhengzhou today after a passenger threatened a flight attendant with a fountain pen, the country’s civil aviation authority said. In a brief statement on its website, the Civil 29