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September 3, 2018 3:16 PM Drug-resistant superbug spreading in hospitals: Study

PARIS: A superbug resistant to all known antibiotics that can cause "severe" infections or even death is spreading undetected through hospital wards across the world, scientists in Australia warned on Monday. Researchers at the University of Melbourne discovered three variants of the multidrug-resistant bug in samples from 10 countries, including strains 18

August 31, 2018 2:59 AM French unions call Oct 9 strike against 'ideological' Macron policies

PARIS: Unions in France on Thursday called for a strike for Oct 9 in protest at the "ideological policies" of French President Emmanuel Macron's government. The CGT and FO unions, as well as two national student unions, denounced "ideological policies targeting the destruction of our social model, favouring notably the explosion of inequality and the breaking 11

August 27, 2018 3:47 PM Calls for justice after Bosnian reporter brutally beaten

SARAJEVO: Bosnian journalists on Monday demanded justice after a reporter said he was severely beaten by unknown attackers after covering politically-sensitive protests. The US and European Union also condemned the assault on Vladimir Kovacevic, a journalist who works for the TV network BN in Bosnia's Serb-run entity. On Sunday night he posted a photo 7

August 26, 2018 10:44 AM Preparations for 2018 National Day in full swing

PUTRAJAYA: With only five days to go, the preparations for the 2018 National Day celebration are in full swing to ensure that the parade and procession on Aug 31 will run smoothly. Checks by Bernama at the Dataran Putrajaya, Presint 2 this morning found members of a marching band, dance performances as well as a contingent from the Malaysian Armed Forces 8

August 20, 2018 9:36 AM Tune Talk gives away car to college student in contest

KUALA LUMPUR: Tune Talk gave away a mini cooper as the grand prize to its subscriber, 22 year-old college student Tay Yi Jing, who participated in the "Win-a-Tune Talk MINI MINEY MOE" contest. Tune Talk's chief marketing officer Joseph Lim presented presented the prize to Tay at the prize giveaway ceremony at Wisma Tune today. The campaign, which was launched 29

August 20, 2018 8:01 AM 6 college students nabbed for drug trafficking

SERDANG: Police have detained six students of a private college in Bandar Puchong Jaya and a former student of the same college for suspected involvement in drug trafficking. Serdang district police chief ACP Ismadi Borhan said the suspects, aged between 21 and 24, were picked up in two locations, including at an apartment, in Bandar Puchong Jaya last Thursday 10

August 6, 2018 12:01 PM Over 3,000 schools nationwide with low student population

KUALA LUMPUR: A total of 3,015 schools are categorised as schools with low student population as of May 31, the Dewan Rakyat was told today. Deputy Education Minister Teo Nie Ching said out of the total 2,054 schools, 601 were Chinese National Type Schools (SJKC) and 360 Tamil SJK. "The decline in this enrolment may be due to the migration of residents 28

August 6, 2018 6:12 AM Bride dies less than a day after marriage

PETALING JAYA: Fatin Nursyahirah Yusuf, 24, died less than 24 hours after her marriage. The Universiti Malaya student was suffering from stage four sarcoma cancer. Shukur Yusuf, 30, documented his sister's battle with the disease and her recent marriage on Facebook. "My younger sister, who my family affectionately refers to as kakak (big sister), was diagnosed 24

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 22

July 29, 2018 4:53 AM Police seek teacher over molest of pupil

JOHOR BARU: The police have sought an English language teacher at a secondary school in Kulai to facilitate investigations into the molest of a 15-year-old pupil. The teacher is alleged to have molested the teenage boy on April 11 and 22 at the school's library and his house. The student complained to the school on what happened on Thursday (July 26) when the teacher 10