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August 11, 2018 11:37 AM IS jihadists in Iraq kill 5 members of family

TIKRIT, Iraq: Islamic State group jihadists killed five members of the same family at a checkpoint on the edge of their village north of Baghdad early on Saturday, a police official said. The killings took place in Baiji district, around 200km north of the capital, the official said. "A group of Daesh (IS) fighters came from the Hamrin mountains, crossed 8

August 11, 2018 11:14 AM Govt urged to provide land to every Sarawakian family

KUCHING: The Sarawak state government has been urged to provide land, especially the traditional plots to every Sarawakian family to enable them to build houses on the land. Jemoreng state assemblyman Datuk Dr Juanda Jaya said the ideal provision would be an acre of land to be divided among four families, as implemented some time ago in the Kampung Gita and Kampung 9

July 25, 2018 6:28 AM Landslides kill five near Rohingya camps in Bangladesh

DHAKA: Landslides triggered by monsoon rains killed at least five children Wednesday near camps on the Bangladesh-Myanmar border housing one million Rohingya refugees, police said. Aid agencies have been warning of the potential for catastrophe as heavy rains lash Cox's Bazar district, where many of the huge concentration of refugees live on exposed 18

July 23, 2018 2:26 PM Record heat broils Japan, prompting warnings

TOKYO: Japanese officials issued new warnings Monday as a deadly heatwave blankets the country, producing record high temperatures in Tokyo just two years before the city hosts the 2020 Summer Olympics. Officials said last week that the heatwave had killed at least 15 people and forced the hospitalisation of over 12,000 others in the first two weeks 13

July 16, 2018 1:54 AM Operation by Nicaragua forces leaves at least 10 dead, rights group says

MANAGUA: Nicaraguan pro-government forces launched an operation in the country's south that left at least 10 people dead and around 20 injured on Sunday, a human rights group said. The dead included six civilians – among them two children – and four police, according to the Nicaraguan Association for Human Rights (ANPDH). The operation by police and paramilitaries 18

July 15, 2018 10:49 AM Rebels, families begin evacuating Syria's Daraa city

DARAA, Syria: Syrian rebels and their relatives began evacuating the southern city of Daraa on Sunday, an AFP correspondent and a monitor said, more than seven years after the country's ill-fated uprising erupted there. The transfers were part of a ceasefire deal brokered by government ally Russia, and came after more than two weeks of ferocious bombardment 21

July 12, 2018 11:16 AM Where 'Probably The Best Football Party' parties will be taking place this weekend

CARLSBERG and Carlsberg Smooth Draught are inviting beer lovers to "Probably The Best Football Parties" at major cities and small towns nationwide. It's where the fun is happening, rewarding lucky consumers with limited-edition football merchandise such as official autographed football jerseys*, TVs and smartphones. Additionally, try your "leg" at "Probably 15

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 20

July 11, 2018 3:25 AM Comedy live at the cinema

COMEDIAN Kavin Jay is taking his Kavin Jay: Anger Management show to eight towns across Malaysia. Presented by MTalent Asia in collaboration with TGV Cinemas, his tour is scheduled to kick off this August. Kavin, with his unique blend of comedic timing, personal escapades and ruthless complaints, is one of only three Southeast Asian comics with their 21

June 22, 2018 1:15 PM Refugee returns to Syria must be coordinated with UN: Merkel

BEIRUT: The return of Syrian refugees to their homeland can only happen in coordination with the United Nations, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Friday during her two-day visit to Lebanon. Refugee returns have been a hot-button issue in Lebanon, a small country that has the world's highest number of refugees per capita. "We want to contribute 15