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July 10, 2018 10:48 AM All 12 boys, football coach rescued from flooded cave in Thailand (Updated)

CHIANG RAI, Thailand: All 12 boys and their football coach who had been trapped in a flooded cave in northern Thailand for more than two weeks have been rescued, according to a rescuer Tuesday, Xinhua reported. The 12 boys, aged between 11 and 16, and their 25-year-old coach went missing in Tham Luang cave in northern Thailand's Chiang Rai Province on June 23. They were found 5

July 7, 2018 9:58 AM Search for missing victims of capsized boat stopped

JOHOR BARU: The search and rescue (SAR) operation to find the missing victims of the boat which capsized in the waters off Kota Tinggi last Monday, has been stopped. Johor Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) deputy director of operations, Capt Sanifah Yusof said the agency decided to call off the operation at 7.30pm yesterday as there were no new leads 10

July 5, 2018 12:17 AM Costa Rica part company with coach Ramirez

SAN JOSÉ: Costa Rica's football federation has parted ways with coach Oscar Ramirez after a disappointing World Cup showing by the Central American nation. "Oscar Ramirez will not continue as coach, his contract has expired," the federation's president Rodolfo Villalobos told a press conference. Costa Rica went out of the competition in the group stage 9

July 3, 2018 7:39 AM First Video: Missing Thai boys found by British divers

BANGKOK: "How many of you?" asks the British voice loudly, a torchlight scanning the gaunt, hungry boys crowded on a muddy bank. "Thirteen? ... Brilliant" — a remarkable short exchange captured on video has electrified Thailand and paved the way for an astonishing rescue. The video, which captures the twelve dishevelled and emaciated boys and their football 25

July 3, 2018 7:39 AM Sabah strategises to reduce urban squatter problem

KOTA KINABALU: The Sabah Local Government and Housing Ministry is to develop new industries and build affordable houses in the rural areas as part of a strategy to reduce the squatter problem, especially in this capital city, Sabah Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Dr Jaujan Sambakong said today. "We will build houses in the rural areas and provide employment 5

June 30, 2018 2:24 AM MMEA monitors M'sian waters for victims of boat collision in Indonesia

TAWAU: The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) is monitoring the Malaysian territorial waters to locate four more missing victims of a boat-collision which occurred in waters off Indonesia last night. Tawau maritime director Captain Romli Mustafa said the agency had referred the matter to the Indonesian Consulate in Tawau but had yet to receive 3

June 28, 2018 1:21 PM Market fire kills 15 in Kenya capital

NAIROBI: A fire at Nairobi's Gikomba market killed 15 people on Thursday, a government official said, less than a year after a blaze to destroyed much of the Kenyan capital's largest open-air market. "We have lost 15 people from this tragedy this morning," said regional coordinator Kangethe Thuku. "We're yet to establish the cause of this fire," he said, which 8

June 26, 2018 5:57 AM Australia buys high-tech drones to monitor South China Sea, Pacific

SYDNEY: Australia will invest Aus$7 billion (RM20.9 billion) to develop and buy high-tech US drones for joint military operations and to monitor waters including the South China Sea, it said Tuesday. Canberra has been embarking on its largest peacetime naval investment through a massive shipbuilding strategy that includes new submarines, offshore patrol 9

June 20, 2018 10:02 AM Malaysian embassy monitoring Lake Toba boat capsize incident

JAKARTA: The Malaysian Embassy in Jakarta is monitoring the boat capsize incident in Lake Toba, Sumatra for any Malaysians involved in the tragedy which struck on Monday. An embassy spokesman said the embassy was still trying to get information on victims and was monitoring the search and rescue operation conducted by Indonesian authorities. "The embassy 7

June 20, 2018 9:39 AM Man arrested for possessing RM880 of drugs at a playground

BUKIT MERTAJAM: Police have arrested a man and seized several packets containing various types of drugs worth a total of RM880 at a playground near Taman Impian, Machang Bubok near here today. Central Seberang Prai district police chief ACP Nik Ros Azhan Nik Abdul Hamid said the 20-year-old suspect from Alor Star was nabbed by police during a crime prevention 4