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August 31, 2018 12:26 PM Seven dead as US bus collides with large truck

LOS ANGELES: At least seven people were killed when a large tractor-trailer blew a tire, jumped a highway median into oncoming highway traffic and slammed into a Greyhound passenger bus, New Mexico State Police said. Images of Thursday's scene on US media show vast area of debris and a bus missing its front section up to the front tires. The truck "suffered 6

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 10

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 13

August 20, 2018 4:45 AM Felda workshop trainee drowns while fishing

MARAN: A trainee of a workshop at Felda Jengka 2 drowned while fishing in the Lubuk Yu pond near here yesterday, according to the police. Maran District Police chief DSP Norzamri Abd Rahman said the trainee, Mohammad Azzrin Abdul Rahim, 20, of Alor Gajah, Malacca, had gone to the pond at about 5pm with four fellow trainees and the instructor 25

August 6, 2018 2:36 PM Tanker truck fireball engulfs road near Bologna

ROME: A tanker truck exploded on a motorway just outside the northern Italian city of Bologna on Monday, engulfing the area with flames and black smoke, the fire service said, with local media reporting one person killed. The explosion occurred near Borgo Paginale to west of the city, very close to Bologna airport, at around 2pm (1200 GMT, 8pm Malaysia) 8

July 31, 2018 2:04 PM Malaysians held in Thailand for having 462 kg of ganja

SADAO: Three Malaysians – two men and a woman – were arrested by Thai police here, near the Malaysia-Thailand border for having 462 kg of ganja. The trio, together with a 37-year-old Thai woman, were in possession of the drugs when they were arrested at a house in Songchai Lane, Sanakkam District at about 5pm yesterday. Based on information, the house 7

July 27, 2018 5:37 AM National Day 2018 will be truly historic: Gobind Singh (Updated)

PUTRAJAYA: The National Day 2018 celebration will be truly historic in the sense that the National Day is to be celebrated for the first time under the leadership of the new Pakatan Harapan government, said Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo. Putrajaya has been selected as the venue for the celebration on Aug 31, with the theme 'Sayangi 38

June 30, 2018 4:32 AM Accident causes temporary closure of Causeway lanes to Johor Baru

SINGAPORE: All the three departure lanes at the Causeway leading to Johor Baru have reopened after they were closed due to a traffic accident early today. "Operations at the Woodlands checkpoint have resumed normalcy," the Singapore Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) reported in an 8 am update on its Facebook account. ICA had said in a 2.30 am a post that the lanes 6

June 29, 2018 11:31 AM US paper attacked in shooting covers its own tragedy

WASHINGTON: A local newspaper targetted in a shooting that left five dead managed to publish on Friday, covering its own tragedy and leaving its editorial page blank in honor of those slain. "We are speechless," read a brief comment in the otherwise empty editorial page of The Capital, the print version of the digital newspaper the Capital Gazette 15

June 26, 2018 7:22 AM Candidate in Mexico vote gunned down

OAXACA, Mexico: A candidate in Mexico's elections was gunned down along with four other people on Monday as they made their way to a campaign rally, the Oaxaca state government and police said. The candidate was identified as 50-year-old Emigdio Lopez Avendano, a member of an indigenous community called Piedra Ceniza, the state justice department said. He and the four other 13