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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 111

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 101

September 4, 2018 11:00 AM Selangor to reallocate RM200k to each BN assemblyman

SHAH ALAM: The Selangor government will reallocate RM200,000 to each Barisan Nasional (BN) assemblyman in the state to carry out projects for the people's well-being. Mentri Besar Amirudin Shari said the allocation was the policy of the state government and it was prepared to give it even though the BN assemblymen used to reject the allocation 49

September 3, 2018 12:39 PM Cameroonian rights activist 'missing' for weeks: Family

DOUALA: A prominent Cameroonian rights activist has been missing for nearly a month after heading to the restive anglophone region on a fact-finding mission, his partner said Monday. Franklin Mowha, the head of the Frontline Fighters for Citizen's Interest, disappeared after leaving the commercial capital Douala on Aug 6 for Kumba, a town in the English-speaking 17

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 10

September 2, 2018 3:27 PM Who are these ‘little boys’ to question my loyalty?: Azmin

PETALING JAYA: Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali today slammed individuals who have been questioning his loyalty to PKR de facto leader, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and called them little boys who do not understand the real struggle of reformation. The PKR deputy president said all this while he was being patient and took the stand of not attacking any individuals 9

September 2, 2018 2:30 PM Storm damages houses, vehicles in Seputeh

KUALA LUMPUR: Heavy rain and strong winds damaged many houses and vehicles in Seputeh here yesterday. Seputeh MP Teresa Kok said she would help affected residents including those living at Block C, Muhibbah People's Housing Project (PPR) in Jalan Kelang Lama here to file claims. "We will follow up with the relevant parties for further action," she told reporters 15

September 2, 2018 11:45 AM Be aware of bad weather and take precautions: MetMalaysia

KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Meteorological Department (MetMalaysia) advised the public to be weather-sensitive and take precautionary measures in the wake of heavy rains and strong winds that damaged houses and uprooted trees in the federal capital yesterday evening. MetMalaysia National Weather and Geophysics Operations Centre director Dr Mohd Hisham 31

August 31, 2018 12:26 PM Seven dead as US bus collides with large truck

LOS ANGELES: At least seven people were killed when a large tractor-trailer blew a tire, jumped a highway median into oncoming highway traffic and slammed into a Greyhound passenger bus, New Mexico State Police said. Images of Thursday's scene on US media show vast area of debris and a bus missing its front section up to the front tires. The truck "suffered 11

August 31, 2018 11:30 AM 2 hurt in Amsterdam station stabbing, attacker shot: Police

THE HAGUE: Two people were hurt during a stabbing incident at Amsterdam's busy Central Station on Friday morning before the alleged attacker was shot and wounded, Dutch police said. "A suspect has been shot after a stabbing incident at Amsterdam Central Station," Dutch police said on Twitter, indicating that the station had been evacuated and closed 20