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September 5, 2018 7:56 AM 'No helmet, no fuel' for Bangladesh bikers

DHAKA: Motorcyclists without helmets will be barred from buying fuel at filling stations in the Bangladesh capital Dhaka, police said. The move is part of efforts to quell tensions after the city of nearly 20 million people was rocked by angry protests about poor road safety last month. "The petrol pumps (owners) have already been told not to sell fuel to any motor 84

September 5, 2018 4:08 AM Tropical Storm Gordon makes landfall on US Gulf Coast

WASHINGTON: Tropical Storm Gordon was making landfall Tuesday night on the US Gulf Coast along the border of Alabama and Mississippi as hurricane warnings remained in place. Authorities declared a state of emergency in both states as well as in the city of New Orleans in Louisiana – devastated in 2005 by mega Hurricane Katrina. The Miami-based National 77

September 5, 2018 2:01 AM US to lead Security Council talks on Iran in late September: Haley

UNITED NATIONS, United States: US President Donald Trump plans to lead a meeting of heads of state of the United Nations Security Council meeting on Iran in late September, his envoy Nikki Haley announced Tuesday. With the United States now holding the presidency of the Security Council, Haley said the aim is to put further pressure on Tehran over its alleged 74

September 4, 2018 11:18 AM Road works along Jalan Balakong has nothing to do with by-election: Baru Bian

BALAKONG: Works Minister Baru Bian said the road upgrading work along Jalan Balakong is not a move by the Pakatan Harapan government to fish for votes in the upcoming by-election. Speaking to members of the media here, he said it was mere coincidence that the upgrading works were being implemented in the run-up to the polls on Sept 8. "If a development 30

August 30, 2018 6:19 AM Bursa Malaysia rebounds in early trade

KUALA LUMPUR: Bursa Malaysia opened higher today, with the key index rebounding from yesterday's downtrend as investors took the cue from the upbeat overnight close of Wall Street amid improving oil prices. At 9.04am, the benchmark FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (FBM KLCI) was 1.26 points higher at 1,821.9 from Wednesday's close of 1,820.64. Market breadth 21

August 29, 2018 7:24 AM Court dismisses Mohamad's preliminary objection against Dr Streram's election petition

SEREMBAN: The Special Election Court here today dismissed a preliminary objection by Umno deputy president Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan to strike out an election petition filed by PKR candidate for the Rantau state seat, Dr S. Streram. Judge Datuk Azimah Omar made the decision after studying and considering all the affidavits and written submissions by Mohamad 9

August 24, 2018 9:51 AM King will not confer titles in conjunction with official birthday celebration

PETALING JAYA: In a break with tradition, Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Muhammad V will not confer titles in conjunction with his official birthday celebrations next month. According to an exclusive news report by an online news portal, this was confirmed by an officer from the Prime Minister's Office. Another source told the portal that the Agong would 14

August 24, 2018 6:46 AM Dragons and steamed buns at Taiwan's temple-like church

YANSHUI, Taiwan: With a cross rising from a red pagoda roof and two lion statues guarding the entrance, a Catholic church in southern Taiwan could easily be mistaken for one of the ubiquitous temples dotting the island. Taiwan embraces freedom of religion and has one of the highest densities of temples in the world, with close to 70% of the population 14

August 22, 2018 2:16 PM IHH Healthcare likely to exit maiden investment in India: Report

PETALING JAYA: The Economic Times of India reported late on Tuesday that Malaysia's IHH Healthcare Bhd, which recently succeeded in its bid for the much coveted Fortis Healthcare Ltd for 40 billion rupees (RM2.35 billion), is likely to exit its maiden investment in India, Kolkata's Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals. According to the report which cited people 16

August 22, 2018 6:57 AM Hurricane Lane grows to category 5 as it heads toward Hawaii

LOS ANGELES: Hurricane Lane has grown to a category 5 storm as it approaches Hawaii with potential for torrential rain, flash flooding and landslides, forecasters said. As per the latest models, the centre of Lane will move very close to or over the main Hawaiian Islands from Thursday through Saturday, the National Weather Service's Central Pacific Hurricane 12