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January 18, 2018 7:33 AM Kim Kardashian and Kanye West reject US$5m baby photo offer

Kim Kardashian attends Harper’s Bazaar’s Celebration of ‘ICONS by Carine Roitfeld’ in New York September 8, 2017. — AFP picLOS ANGELES, Jan 18 — Less than 48 hours have passed since her arrival was confirmed by her parents, but it seems that the bidding war for the first photos of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s newborn third child has already begun 5

January 18, 2018 2:09 AM NY banker assistant arrested in US$1.2m fine wine theft

NEW YORK: An ex-personal assistant of a New York banking executive is facing up to 10 years behind bars, accused of stealing hundreds of bottles of vintage wine worth more than US$1.2 million (RM4.7 million) from his boss, prosecutors announced Wednesday. Nicholas De-Meyer, 40, worked in a personal capacity for Goldman Sachs' president and co-chief operating 9

January 17, 2018 3:58 PM Super blue blood moon phenomenon on Jan 31

KUALA LUMPUR: On Jan 31, the people in Malaysia will have the opportunity to witness a spectacular combination of three lunar phenomena dubbed the Super Blue Blood Moon, a total lunar eclipse which last occurred 152 years ago. The Super Blue Blood Moon phenomenon, which was last observed on March 31, 1866, is a combination of Supermoon, Bluemoon and Bloodmoon 9

January 16, 2018 5:52 AM S. Korean soldiers' wages almost doubled

SEOUL: South Korea nearly doubled wages for its rank-and-file conscripted soldiers on Tuesday but their pay will remain just a fraction of the country's minimum wage. Salaries for conscripted privates were raised 88% from 163,000 won to 306,100 won (RM1140) a month, with privates first class and corporals enjoying similar increases. But they remain far below 8

January 15, 2018 1:40 PM Pope 'afraid' world is 'one accident' from nuclear war

ON BOARD THE PAPAL PLANE: Pope Francis said Monday that the world stood on the "edge" of nuclear war and admitted the situation terrified him. The Argentine was speaking aboard the papal plane on his way to Chile and Peru, the day after a false missile alert sparked panic in the US state of Hawaii, already on edge over fears of a North Korean attack 8

January 14, 2018 2:01 PM Trump pushes back over Trump N. Korea quote

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump pushed back at a report that he had suggested he had a good relationship with North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, saying he had been misquoted. The Wall Street Journal quoted Trump as saying in an interview Thursday: "I probably have a very good relationship with Kim Jong-Un". But the White House insisted he said "I'd," not "I", and Trump 10

January 14, 2018 11:46 AM Iraq PM to head new coalition in May vote

BAGHDAD: Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced plans Sunday to run for re-election in May at the head of a new coalition separate from key rival and Dawa party co-member Nuri al-Maliki. Abadi said in a statement he set up the "Victory Alliance" coalition as a "cross-sectarian" list aimed at overcoming divisions and battling inequalities in the country 9

January 13, 2018 12:03 AM London’s Heathrow has a record-breaking 2017 with 78 million passengers

Some 78 million passengers travelled through London's Heathrow Airport in 2017. ― AFP picLONDON, Jan 13 ― London Heathrow had a record-breaking year in 2017 with 77.98 million passengers traveling through the British capital's airport in 2017. Heathrow's figures have been buoyed by the arrival of larger aircraft with higher passenger capacities, with airlines 10

January 10, 2018 3:37 AM Magnitude 7.6 quake off Central America reported

The last major earthquake was felt in Jakarta on early December 16, 2017, a magnitude 6.5 quake on the Richter scale. — AFP picWASHINGTON, Jan 10 — A massive earthquake of magnitude 7.6 struck north of Honduras in the Caribbean Sea yesterday, sparking a tsunami warning in the area, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre said. The US Geological Survey said the quake 15

January 9, 2018 9:41 AM N. Korea to reopen military hotline with South, Seoul minister says

South Korean soldiers stand guard at a checkpoint on the Grand Unification Bridge that leads to the truce village of Panmunjom, just south of the demilitarized zone separating the two Koreans, in Paju, South Korea, January 9, 2018. — Reuters picSEOUL, Jan 9 — North Korea has completed technical maintenance needed to reopen a military hotline with South 9