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April 21, 2018 7:57 AM Australian dog receives police honours for keeping lost child safe

SYDNEY: A deaf and partially blind dog that kept a lost three-year-old girl safe in Australian bushland overnight was awarded police honours Saturday after leading rescuers to the child. Emergency services began a search on foot and from the air for Aurora Friday after the young girl wandered off into bushland on a rural property in Queensland state 9

April 19, 2018 8:00 AM JAIS officer admits warrant didn’t say could seize books

ZI Publications Sdn Bhd director Ezra Zaid is seen at the Federal Court, Putrajaya in this file picture taken on September 28, 2015. — Picture by Saw Siow Feng PETALING JAYA, April 18 — The search warrant obtained by Selangor religious enforcers to raid ZI Publication Sdn Bhd over a book titled Allah, Kebebasan dan Cinta did not expressly permit them to seize 6

April 19, 2018 1:10 AM SpaceX blasts off Nasa's new planet-hunter, TESS

TAMPA: Nasa on Wednesday blasted off its newest planet-hunting spacecraft, TESS, a US$337 million (RM1.3 billion) satellite that aims to scan 85% of the skies for cosmic bodies where life may exist. "Three, two, one and liftoff!" said a Nasa commentator as the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) soared into the blue sky atop a SpaceX Falcon 15

April 17, 2018 3:19 PM Photos claiming to show ‘staged’ Syria chemical attack are from film

The White Helmets has often conducted daring rescues of people trapped in the rubble of bomb sites and their videos have frequently gone viral online. — Reuters picPARIS, April 17 — Photographs which claim to show Syrian volunteer rescue workers, known as the White Helmets, staging a chemical attack in Eastern Ghouta were actually taken from a film set, according 11

April 17, 2018 7:52 AM Crewman missing in oil drilling vessel fire

MIRI: An offshore oil and gas drilling vessel, Ocean Geos, caught fire near Baram in the South China Sea today. It is learnt that in the 3am incident, an explosion occurred in the ship's engine room which led to the fire. A search and rescue operation is underway to find the missing Malaysian crewman, said the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency Miri chief 17

April 12, 2018 11:49 PM US teen dies after being trapped by minivan seat

Kyle Plush was trapped Tuesday afternoon in a 2004 Honda Odyssey in the parking lot of his Cincinnati school. — Reuters picCINCINNATI, April 13 — Ohio police launched an investigation yesterday into why officers failed to find a teen who died after being trapped in his minivan and making desperate calls for help, telling one emergency dispatcher, “I’m almost 8

April 12, 2018 1:14 PM Malaysia’s economy to grow by 5.4pc this year, says World Bank

The World Bank has raised its projection of Malaysia’s economy to grow by 5.4 per cent this year from its earlier projection of 5.2 per cent. ― Reuters picKUALA LUMPUR, April 12 — The World Bank has raised its projection of Malaysia’s economy to grow by 5.4 per cent this year from its earlier projection of 5.2 per cent. In its World Bank East Asia and Pacific 7

April 11, 2018 7:00 AM One killed as landslide engulfs houses in Japan

Rescue workers search for missing people at the site where houses were buried in a landslide at Yabakei town in Nakatsu, Oita Prefecture, southwestern Japan, April 11, 2018. — Reuters picTOKYO, April 11 — A man has been found dead and several people are missing after a landslide engulfed houses in southern Japan today, local officials said. “A man’s 5

April 6, 2018 6:29 AM Stranded Rohingya rescued by Indonesian fishermen

BANDA ACEH, Indonesia: Five Rohingya stranded at sea for almost three weeks have been rescued by Indonesian fishermen but another five of them died during the harrowing ordeal, officials said Friday. News of the rescue comes several days after the arrival in Malaysia of another boat carrying dozens of members of the persecuted Muslim minority from Myanmar 10

April 5, 2018 3:33 PM Tiger Woods tees off in 82nd Masters

Tiger Woods hits from a sand trap on the second hole during first round play of the 2018 Masters golf tournament in Augusta, Georgia, April 5, 2018. — Reuters picAUGUSTA, April 5 — Tiger Woods teed off in the Masters for the first time in three years today, setting off in search of his first major title in a decade. Woods pulled his first shot at Augusta 11