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June 22, 2018 5:41 AM Five charity workers gang-raped in India

NEW DELHI: Five women working for a charity in remote eastern India were abducted and gang-raped at gunpoint, police said Friday, in the latest horrific sexual assault in the country. The women said in their complaint they were performing a play to raise awareness about human trafficking in the largely tribal Khunti district of Jharkhand state on Tuesday 9

June 20, 2018 4:53 PM Temporary lane closure at Karak highway

KUALA LUMPUR: Two of the three lanes at Km33.5 of the Karak Highway (Kuala Lumpur-bound) will be temporarily closed to traffic beginning 6am today to facilitate removal of a bus which was involved in an accident. Selangor Traffic Investigation and Enforcement Department chief Supt Azman Shari'at said the process would take up to four hours. "As such, only one lane will be opened 3

June 20, 2018 9:53 AM Woman crushed to death by tree branch

MALACCA: A 23-year-old woman was killed after the SYM motorcycle she was riding was hit by a falling tree branch while on her way to work in Jalan Ayer Keroh Lama, Bukit Beruang here today. In the 8am incident, Intan Syahira Ahmad Safri died at the scene following serious injuries. The second child of four siblings was riding the machine from her rented 5

June 19, 2018 4:15 PM Woman dies, 10 hurt in mishap in Karak

KUALA LUMPUR: A woman was killed and 10 others sustained slight injuries when a bus overturned at Km33.3 of the Karak Highway heading towards the capital today. The incident occurred at about 6.30 pm when the bus, which was heading to Shah Alam, Selangor, from from Jerantut, Pahang, and carrying 41 passengers, was believed to have gone out of control 6

June 19, 2018 2:51 PM Nine nabbed over World Cup betting

JOHOR BARU: Johor police have detained nine individuals including a woman for allegedly being involved in illegal betting of between RM100,000 and RM200,000 over 2018 FIFA World Cup matches. State police chief Datuk Mohd Khalil Kader Mohd said the suspects, aged between 17 and 58, were picked up in an operation, dubbed "Op Soga", in three raids from last Thursday 4

June 19, 2018 1:26 PM Penang police cripple three drug syndicates

GEORGE TOWN: Police crippled three drug smuggling syndicates and seized RM300,000 worth of the contraband in raids conducted at three locations in Penang over the past week. State police chief Datuk A. Thaiveegan said the first raid was conducted at 12.45am on June 10, during which police arrested a 42-year-old man and seized drugs worth RM26,260 from a sling 5

June 19, 2018 9:15 AM Pensioner loses RM288k in Macau Scam

JOHOR BARU: A government pensioner lost about RM288,000 after being duped by a Macau Scam syndicate in May. Batu Pahat District Police chief ACP Abdul Wahib Musa said the 62-year-old man lost his money when he made payment transactions to four accounts belonging to the syndicate, purportedly for bail and legal fees. "The victim, a retired medical assistant 7

June 18, 2018 8:04 AM 7 months' jail for two who escaped from police custody

JOHOR BARU: Two jobless men were sentenced to seven months in prison by the magistrate's court here today for escaping from police custody last week. Johor Baru senior assistant registrar R.Salini meted out the punishment to Nolmat Halil Abd Jalil, 34, and Muhammad Firdaus Irwan, 25, after they pleaded guilty. They committed the offence at the Gelang 3

June 17, 2018 12:21 AM One dead, 5 seriously injured in Beluran accident

BELURAN: One woman died while five others were seriously injured after the car they were travelling in, skidded and hit the concrete wall of a drain at Kilometre 11 Jalan Beluran, today. District police chief Supt Sivanathan Velautaham said the dead who was a passenger in a Perodua Kancil had been identified as Warda Binti Faisal, 29, from Batu 8 Jalan 5

June 14, 2018 10:32 AM Cyprus escorts 61 Syrian refugees safely to shore

NICOSIA: Cypriot authorities have safely escorted a boat carrying 61 Syrian refugees to shore after spotting it off the coast of the Mediterranean island, they said Thursday. The vessel was intercepted late Wednesday evening off the island's northwestern coast after embarking from Turkey, police said. One woman and 60 males, including seven children 15