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September 5, 2018 6:05 AM ‘God’ charged over hoax bomb call to Sri Pentas

PETALING JAYA: A man, who claimed to be God, was charged at the magistrate's court today over a false call claiming there was a bomb at Sri Pentas Bandar Utama. Nur Azhan Kamaludin, 46, pleaded not guilty to the charge of making criminal threats by calling Petaling Jaya police control centre and saying he had placed a bomb in Sri Pentas TV3. The unemployed 91

September 4, 2018 11:29 AM Man who torched private hospital a mentally unstable

GEORGE TOWN: The man who yesterday poured and lit petrol, resulting in five including a doctor and three nurses being burned in the urology unit of a private hospital in Jelutong, was a mental patient. Northeast District Police chief ACP Che Zaimani Che Awang said the 39-year-old man who was detained had received treatments for mental illness at the Penang 29

September 4, 2018 7:17 AM Woman loses RM34,101 to foreigner she met on Facebook

KUANTAN: A 60-year-old woman paid a heavy price for befriending and trusting an acquaintance on Facebook after she was cheated off RM34,101 last month. Pahang Commercial Crime Investigation Department chief Supt Mohd Wazir Mohd Yusof said the victim said she wanted to help a man known as Ying Jimmy, who claimed to be an American, to start a business 28

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

September 2, 2018 4:59 AM Man who insulted Islam in viral video nabbed

PETALING JAYA: Police have arrested a man following a viral video that stirred religious sentiments. Selangor CID chief SAC Fadzil Ahmat said a report against a video that went viral was lodged on Aug 30. "The report was made based on the viral video of a man who insulted Islam. Selangor police arrested the 24-year-old man at around 3.40am on Sunday 11

August 30, 2018 4:41 AM Old foe, cholera, returns to haunt Algeria

BOUFARIK, Algeria: Outside a hospital in Algeria, worried relatives arrive daily in a desperate bid to talk to those quarantined inside — the victims of the country's first cholera outbreak in more than 20 years. Cases began appearing in early Aug and two people have so far died, with scores hospitalised in Boufarik, about 20km south of Algiers 12

August 29, 2018 11:08 AM Lost MyKad leads to lost citizenship?

KUALA LUMPUR: A 69-year-old man has claimed that he lost his citizenship due to a misplaced identity card (MyKad). Thean Seng Heng said he was only aware that he was stateless after he was denied entry to Sarawak in 2016. He has lodged a police report on the matter and appealed to MCA Public Services and Complaints Department Head Datuk Seri Michael 10

August 29, 2018 12:35 AM LA to pay US$14.3m to family of man mistakenly shot by police

LOS ANGELES: Los Angeles County has agreed to pay US$14.35 million, (RM58.91 million) to the family of a man mistakenly shot by police during a search for a wanted gang member, the family's attorney said. The settlement, one of the highest ever paid by the county, was reached earlier this year but the amount had not been made public. Frank Mendoza, 54, was fatally 13

August 27, 2018 3:47 PM Calls for justice after Bosnian reporter brutally beaten

SARAJEVO: Bosnian journalists on Monday demanded justice after a reporter said he was severely beaten by unknown attackers after covering politically-sensitive protests. The US and European Union also condemned the assault on Vladimir Kovacevic, a journalist who works for the TV network BN in Bosnia's Serb-run entity. On Sunday night he posted a photo 10

August 27, 2018 9:51 AM Austria asylum seekers to be denied apprenticeships

VIENNA: Austria will no longer allow asylum seekers to take up apprenticeship opportunities while their claims are being assessed, a policy reversal by the country's anti-immigration government criticised by the opposition. The government is working on a new regulation to fill vacant training places with labourers from third countries, but will no longer 10