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August 30, 2018 4:41 AM Old foe, cholera, returns to haunt Algeria

BOUFARIK, Algeria: Outside a hospital in Algeria, worried relatives arrive daily in a desperate bid to talk to those quarantined inside — the victims of the country's first cholera outbreak in more than 20 years. Cases began appearing in early Aug and two people have so far died, with scores hospitalised in Boufarik, about 20km south of Algiers 11

August 12, 2018 12:46 PM Students nabbed in truancy sweep tested positive for drugs

KUALA NERUS: Five out of 14 students who were picked up for truancy in an integrated operation in Kampung Baru, Seberang Takir yesterday tested positive for drugs. Kuala Nerus Drug Rehabilitation Committee chairman Md Azmi A. Aziz said urine tests conducted by the National Anti-Drug Agency (Nada) showed that the students, aged between 13 and 17, were positive 11

August 8, 2018 11:14 AM RFID technology to be launched on major highways next month

KUALA LUMPUR: From next month, Touch 'n Go Sdn Bhd (TNGSB) will launch the Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology to users of major highways in Malaysia. According to a statement issued today, the decision was made after TNGSB conducted comprehensive tests on the use of the technology with the cooperation of the highway concessionaires involved 11

August 7, 2018 8:16 AM Durex recalls Real Free condoms over fears of tears or leaks

KUALA LUMPUR: Condom manufacturer Durex has recalled three batches of its non-latex Real Feel condoms in Malaysia. In a statement on its website, Durex said it initiated the product recalls in the domestic market on Aug 1 and assured that there is no immediate safety concern as only those three batches were affected. "The safety of our consumers always 12

August 5, 2018 8:41 AM Screenings to determine number of dyslexic children in Felda settlements

KUALA LUMPUR: The Felda Youth Council and the Malaysian Dyslexia Association will join forces to create awareness on the disorder, including a plan to set up help centres in Felda settlements nationwide. "This collaboration is important to generate awareness among youths in Felda settlements so that we are able to address the condition from an early 12

July 16, 2018 10:52 AM Huge drugs haul intercepted in Bali: Indonesia police

DENPASAR: Bali police said Monday they had intercepted a huge haul of Australia-bound cold relief tablets that contained a key ingredient for making illicit drugs. Some 600,000 pseudoephedrine tablets being sent from South Korea to Australia were found during a stopover on the Indonesian resort island, they said. Indonesian authorities said they were tipped 68

July 11, 2018 10:06 AM 'Clear evidence of need' in N. Korea: UN aid chief

SEOUL: The United Nations' humanitarian chief said Wednesday he had seen "clear evidence" of need in North Korea — where one fifth of children are malnourished — during a rare trip. Mark Lowcock's visit to the impoverished, isolated country this week is the first such trip by a UN undersecretary for humanitarian affairs and emergency relief coordinator 21

July 8, 2018 4:24 AM PKR's e-voting system needs detailed study: Member

GOPENG: A comprehensive study needs to be carried out on the e-voting system that will be used for the first time in PKR elections to ensure their effectiveness level is not questioned by party members. Perak PKR chairman Dr Muhammad Nur Manuty (pix) said although the system was able to expedite the voting process, the constrains in terms of the broadband 12

July 5, 2018 12:43 AM Uruguay's Cavani still struggling for fitness ahead of France clash

Uruguay's Edinson Cavani looks increasingly likely to miss Friday's World Cup quarter-final against France. Oscar Tabarez's team trained behind closed doors on Wednesday but Uruguayan media reported that Cavani was once again absent from the session. The Paris Saint-Germain forward injured his right calf muscle in the win over Portugal in the last 16, coming 17

July 5, 2018 12:17 AM Uruguay's Cavani unlikely to face France in quarter-final

NIZHNIY NOVGOROD: Uruguay striker Edinson Cavani is likely to miss his side's World Cup quarter-final against France on Friday after suffering a calf injury in the last-16 win over Portugal. The Uruguayan Football Association (UFA) posted photos of Wednesday's training session on social media, with Cavani a notable absentee. After tests on Monday, doctors 24