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September 5, 2018 4:08 AM Tropical Storm Gordon makes landfall on US Gulf Coast

WASHINGTON: Tropical Storm Gordon was making landfall Tuesday night on the US Gulf Coast along the border of Alabama and Mississippi as hurricane warnings remained in place. Authorities declared a state of emergency in both states as well as in the city of New Orleans in Louisiana – devastated in 2005 by mega Hurricane Katrina. The Miami-based National 19

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 10

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 18

August 23, 2018 10:47 AM Call for clean-up of Langkawi after storm

LANGKAWI: Tourism Langkawi has called for a clean-up of the island after it was hit by a storm that uprooted trees and sunk roads. The overnight storm led to flash floods in Tanjung Rhu, Teluk Yu and Kuala Teriang. About 50 attap houses had their roofs damaged. Tourism Langkawi pro-tem committee chairman Ahmad Pishol Isahak said Langkawi would host the annual 12

August 22, 2018 6:57 AM Hurricane Lane grows to category 5 as it heads toward Hawaii

LOS ANGELES: Hurricane Lane has grown to a category 5 storm as it approaches Hawaii with potential for torrential rain, flash flooding and landslides, forecasters said. As per the latest models, the centre of Lane will move very close to or over the main Hawaiian Islands from Thursday through Saturday, the National Weather Service's Central Pacific Hurricane 11

August 21, 2018 2:24 PM Penang govt to meet affordable housing pledge by 2020

GEORGE TOWN: The Penang state government will meet its 14th General Election pledge to build 75,000 units of low-cost, low-medium cost and affordable houses in the state by 2020. State Housing, Local Government and Urban and Rural Development Committee chairman Jagdeep Singh Deo said the state government was confident the total could exceed 100,000 units 12

August 12, 2018 2:42 AM Koepka grabs PGA lead as Tiger joins crowded title hunt

ST. LOUIS: Two-time US Open champion Brooks Koepka seized a two-stroke lead after Saturday's third round of the PGA Championship while Tiger Woods charged into contention for his first major title in 10 years. Fourth-ranked Koepka, who had stretched the lead as large as five shots, fired a four-under par 66 to stand on 12-under 198 after 54 holes at Bellerive 20

July 31, 2018 1:46 PM Britain's storm in a tea cup settled: The milk goes in last!

LONDON: Although many cultural debates may be brewing in Britain, it appears that one age-old bone of contention has been settled: Should milk go in a cup of tea first or last? Drinking tea is considered one of Britain's favourite past-times, but its rituals have divided connoisseurs for centuries, and served as a social class marker. The most contentious 16

July 23, 2018 9:12 AM Gunmen storm government building in Iraq Kurdish capital

ARBIL, Iraq: Two gunmen on Monday stormed the governor's headquarters in Arbil, the capital of Iraqi Kurdistan, opening fire and wounding a policeman, deputy governor Taher Abdullah said. Kurdish security forces known as Asayish set up a "security cordon and are searching the building" for the assailants, Abdullah said. The attack took place in the early 22

July 17, 2018 3:05 AM Salcon's share price rise 4.84% after bagging RM71m Sri Lanka job

PETALING JAYA: Salcon Bhd’s share price rose 4.84% this morning after it secured a US$6.8 million (RM27.7 million) and 1.718 billion rupees (RM43.6 million) storm water pumping station contract in Sri Lanka. At 10.47am, its share price was 4.84% or 1.5 sen higher at 32.5 sen with 6.46 million shares traded. Yesterday, the group said that its wholly owned 9