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August 18, 2018 10:08 AM Slow moving traffic reported on several major highways

KUALA LUMPUR: Traffic flow on several major expressways is reported slow moving since 3pm as more people are leaving for their hometowns in conjunction with the school holiday and the Aidiladha celebration which falls on Aug 22. A spokesman from PLUS Malaysia Berhad said traffic was slow moving from Slim River heading to Sungkai, Bidor to Gopeng and Simpang 5

August 10, 2018 10:21 AM 10 killed in botched bank heists

LAGOS: Armed robbers killed at least 10 people, including a policeman, when they raided a police station and two banks in southern Nigeria, police said Friday. The incident, which took place on Thursday in Igarra in Edo state, was the latest in a string of such robberies in which the assailants have first attacked a police station to seize weapons before 10

August 7, 2018 10:30 AM Singapore uproar over store selling ivory jewellery

SINGAPORE: A Singapore online store selling ivory jewellery has sparked an uproar, with an animal rights group Tuesday slamming the shop for offering products made from "tortured" elephants. Ivory Lane offers earrings for Sg$160 (RM476) and necklaces for Sg$800 and insists its products are made from ivory that was obtained before 1990 when an international 13

August 6, 2018 5:06 AM Tajikistan fears for tourism after attack on bike tourists

DUSHANBE, Tajikistan: En route to mountainous Tajikistan's "roof of the world" lies a hastily-erected memorial to four bike tourists killed in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group late last month. Roses and tulips lie scattered at the tribute — featuring a plaque inscribed in English — in the foreground of a scrubby mountain landscape. "We express 15

August 4, 2018 9:20 AM 'Real problem' of anti-Semitism in UK Labour party: Corbyn

LONDON: Britain's opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn conceded in a newspaper article Saturday that his party had a "real problem" with anti-Semitism as the issue continues to dog the veteran leftist. "I do acknowledge there is a real problem that Labour is working to overcome," he wrote in a guest column in the Guardian. "And I accept that if any part of our national 6

August 4, 2018 8:50 AM Palestinian teen dies of wounds from border clash

GAZA CITY, Palestinian Territories: A Palestinian teen died of his wounds Saturday a day after he was shot by Israeli troops during clashes on the Gaza border, the territory's Hamas-run health ministry said. Muadh al-Suri, 15, was shot in the stomach on Friday in central Gaza, ministry spokesman Ashraf Al-Qudra said, raising the number of Palestinians 6

August 3, 2018 12:20 AM Mnangagwa wins Zimbabwe's first post-Mugabe election

HARARE: Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa, a former ally of Robert Mugabe, narrowly won the country's landmark election, results showed early Friday, in an outcome set to fuel fraud allegations as security forces patrolled the streets to prevent protests. Mnangagwa won 50.8% of the vote, ahead of Nelson Chamisa of the opposition MDC party on 44.3%, the Zimbabwe 5

August 2, 2018 12:52 PM Decision to descent Mt Rinjani a day earlier saved lives of Malaysian climbers

SEPANG: The decision to shorten the time spent on the summit of Mount Rinjani in Indonesia and descent a day earlier saved the lives of the climbing expedition members from Malaysia. A spokesman of the expedition, Haziq Wafi Mohd Azman said based on the group's initial plan, they were to have climbed down from Mount Rinjani on Sunday, the day Lombok 5

August 1, 2018 9:16 AM Trump predicts Iran talks 'pretty soon'

TAMPA: US President Donald Trump suggested Tuesday that talks with arch foe Iran were imminent, but the idea has been criticized in Tehran, with the country's foreign minister warning that "PR stunts won't work." Tehran has not given a definitive response to Trump's statement that he would meet "any time" without preconditions, but skepticism is rife in Iran over the possibility 8

August 1, 2018 1:23 AM Hundreds evacuated from Paris metro after power cut

PARIS: Hundreds of commuters and holidaymakers were evacuated from one of Paris' busiest metro lines on Tuesday evening after a power failure halted the driverless trains. The failure happened at around 8.10pm (2.10am Malaysia) between two stations on Line 1 in the French capital's upmarket Marais district, a spokesman for the operator RATP said. Passengers 7