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September 5, 2018 7:56 AM 'No helmet, no fuel' for Bangladesh bikers

DHAKA: Motorcyclists without helmets will be barred from buying fuel at filling stations in the Bangladesh capital Dhaka, police said. The move is part of efforts to quell tensions after the city of nearly 20 million people was rocked by angry protests about poor road safety last month. "The petrol pumps (owners) have already been told not to sell fuel to any motor 25

September 2, 2018 11:45 AM Be aware of bad weather and take precautions: MetMalaysia

KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Meteorological Department (MetMalaysia) advised the public to be weather-sensitive and take precautionary measures in the wake of heavy rains and strong winds that damaged houses and uprooted trees in the federal capital yesterday evening. MetMalaysia National Weather and Geophysics Operations Centre director Dr Mohd Hisham 19

August 20, 2018 2:20 PM China's Sun Yang roars to second Asian Games gold

JAKARTA: Chinese heavyweight Sun Yang battered his rivals to create history Monday as the swimming goliath scooped the first-ever Asian Games men's 800m freestyle gold with another monstrous performance. Greeted like a rock star with high-pitched squeals from a excitable section of female Chinese fans in Jakarta, the triple Olympic champion claimed a runaway 23

August 14, 2018 2:30 PM Tourist killed by helicopter tail rotor in Nepal

KATHMANDU: An Indian tourist died in Nepal Tuesday after he walked into the tail rotor of a helicopter at a remote helipad near the border with China, officials confirmed. The 42-year-old man was disembarking from the chopper at Hilsa — the staging point for popular pilgrimage sites in neighbouring Tibet — when the accident happened. "He was hit on his head by the tail rotor 14

August 10, 2018 12:25 PM Downward trend in HFMD cases: Health Minister

PUTRAJAYA: The number of hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) cases nationwide showed a downward trend over the last two days, said Health Minister Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad. He said 710 HFMD cases were reported nationwide yesterday, involving the closure of three nurseries, 10 kindergartens/pre-schools and several classes in five schools. "It is hoped that the HFMD cases 12

July 31, 2018 2:52 AM Franklin, first black 'Peanuts' character, turns 50

WASHINGTON: Franklin, the first African-American to appear in the classic comic strip "Peanuts" alongside Charlie Brown and Snoopy, turns 50 on Tuesday — a major milestone for a character born in a time of racial tensions after the slaying of Martin Luther King. The young Franklin joined the iconic line-up on July 31, 1968 during a summer of race riots 14

July 27, 2018 1:45 AM Set up volunteer teams to address security issues and provide protection for children: PPIM

KUALA LUMPUR: The Women, Family and Community Development Ministry has been urged to set up volunteer teams in housing areas to tackle security issues and provide protection for children. Malaysian Muslim Consumer Association (PPIM) lead activist Datuk Nadzim Johan (pix) said the move could lead to a change in the society's attitude, making them more sensitive 11

July 23, 2018 11:46 PM Four-month-old baby dies after choking on milk in nursery

MELAKA: It was only his sixth day at the nursery, but it was not meant to be as the four-month-old baby boy died after choking on milk. Yusof Al-Baihakki Zainal Abidin was brought from the nursery at the Al-Azim Mosque Complex and admitted to the Melaka Hospital at 12.05pm but he was confirmed dead 30 minutes later. Melaka Tengah Police chief, ACP Afzanizar 7

July 17, 2018 10:32 AM Cambodia calls campaign to boycott election a 'crime'

PHNOM PENH: Cambodia's election commission on Tuesday described calls to boycott a controversial election on July 29 as a "crime" and said authorities were already pursuing charges against those who criticised the vote. Strongman leader Hun Sen is set to extend his 33-year grip on power in the upcoming election after supporting the dissolution of the main opposition 17

July 3, 2018 1:51 AM White House won't recognise Crimea annexation: Official

WASHINGTON: The White House said Monday it rejects Russia's annexation of the Crimean Peninsula from Ukraine in 2014, and US sanctions will remain in place until the move is reversed. "We do not recognise Russia's attempt to annex Crimea. We agree to disagree and the sanctions against Russia remain in place until Russia returns the peninsula to the Ukraine 16