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January 17, 2018 5:25 AM Floods cut off access to 17 longhouses in Mukah

MUKAH: An 800-m stretch of an access road to Tanjung Pedada, Sungai Mukah, 27 km from here, was inundated by floodwaters, cutting off about 1,350 people from 17 longhouses and a village over the past four days. As of 10am today, the stretch of road was still under 1.5 m of floodwaters, according to Mukah/Dalat District Council deputy chairman Mawar Awang 6

January 16, 2018 11:55 PM RMN: Stranded tourists in Pulau Tioman evacuated

Stranded tourists arrived at the Tanjung Gelang Naval Base here via the Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) vessel, ‘KD Terenggganu’, at 6.45pm after departing from Air Batang, Pulau Tioman. 
— Bernama picKUANTAN, Jan 17 ― Some 110 people, including 98 tourists who were stranded for five days in Pulau Tioman due to inclement weather and rough seas were evacuated 7

January 16, 2018 4:12 PM RMN evacuates stranded tourists from Tioman Island

KUANTAN: Some 110 people, including 98 tourists who were stranded for five days in Pulau Tioman due to inclement weather and rough seas were evacuated today. The group comprising 54 foreigners, 44 local tourists and 12 islanders arrived at the Tanjung Gelang Naval Base here via the Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) vessel, KD Terenggganu, at 6.45pm after departing 9

January 12, 2018 4:34 AM Taylor Swift teases ‘End Game’ video

Taylor Swift performs 'Out of the Woods' at the 58th Grammy Awards in Los Angeles February 15, 2016. — Reuters picLOS ANGELES, Jan 12 — Taylor Swift has released a short clip teasing the video for her track End Game, revealing that the full video will follow at midnight Eastern time today. The clip finds Swift and fellow night-time revellers engaging 11

December 20, 2017 6:00 AM Sarawak floods claim first victim

It rained heavily yesterday from morning till late night in Limbang, with the flood waters inundating seven areas. — Picture via Facebook/ Lan AnakPerantauMIRI, Dec 20 — A primary school teacher in Limbang became the first fatal victim of the floods in Sarawak when the car she was travelling in with her husband was swept away by the swift flood waters 8

December 17, 2017 1:43 PM Froome test bad for cycling says rival Bardet

Team Sky rider Chris Froome is seen during training before the start of the Tour de France race at Dusseldorf June 30, 2017. — Reuters picPARIS, Dec 17 — France’s top cyclist Romain Bardet said today that Chris Froome’s adverse drugs test at the Vuelta a Espana had damaged the credibility of the sport. Bardet, second to Froome at the Tour de France in 2016 and third 11

December 14, 2017 3:53 PM Japan, UK eye post-Brexit mutual recognition of trade standards

Britain’s Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and Japan’s Foreign Minister Taro Kono give a joint press conference at the National Maritime Museum in London, December 14, 2017. — Reuters picLONDON, Dec 14 — Japan and Britain said today they hoped to achieve a swift deal on mutual recognition of each other’s standards for goods and services when Britain leaves 10

December 11, 2017 1:35 PM Iraqi Shi'ite cleric Sadr sets conditions for disarming his fighters after Islamic State defeated

BAGHDAD: Iraqi powerful Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr set conditions on Monday for his followers to hand over to the government the weapons they used to fight Islamic State. Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declared final victory over the militant Sunni group on Saturday and said "the state should have a monopoly on the use of arms". Iraq's armed 9

December 8, 2017 9:54 AM Nigeria says it 'by no means' supports Cameroon secessionists

YAOUNDÉ: Nigeria called for an end to violence in neighbouring Cameroon, where a crisis sparked by a separatist drive in English-speaking areas has forced thousands of people to seek sanctuary across the border. "The Nigerian state by no means supports the secessionists," Nigerian ambassador Lawan Abba Gashagar said Thursday, after a meeting with Cameroon's 12

November 24, 2017 1:01 PM Taylor Swift announces UK and Ireland dates for 2018

Singer Taylor Swift arrives at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills, California February 28, 2016. — Reuters picLOS ANGELES, Nov 24 — As part of her stadium tour promoting just-released album Reputation, Taylor Swift has announced she’ll be performing three dates in the UK and Ireland in June. Swift will then head back Stateside, with more than 20 additional 18