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June 30, 2018 9:46 AM Japan Christian sites added to Unesco World Heritage list

MANAMA: A dozen Christian locations in parts of southern Japan where members of the faith were once brutally persecuted were selected for inclusion on the Unesco World Heritage list on Saturday. The 12 sites include Oura Cathedral, a Catholic church in Nagasaki that is dedicated to 26 Christians who were executed for their beliefs over four centuries 22

June 29, 2018 8:28 AM Death sentence upheld for man convicted of fatally stabbing lover 76 times

PUTRAJAYA: The Federal Court here today upheld the death sentence imposed on a former security guard for murdering his lover by stabbing the woman 76 times nearly seven years ago. Federal Court five-man bench led by Tan Sri Hasan Lah held that Muhammad Faizul Mohd Ali's conviction for the offence was safe. He dismissed Muhammad Faizul's final appeal 30

June 28, 2018 12:10 AM Alleged fake victim of Paris attacks faces fraud charge

PARIS: A 32-year-old woman appeared in court in France on Wednesday accused of fraud after allegedly falsely claiming to be a victim of the Paris jihadist attacks. The woman had claimed to have been shot in the elbow or thumb, according to different accounts, during the attacks in which 130 people died and hundreds more were wounded at the national stadium 45

June 27, 2018 12:12 PM Baby flung from 2nd floor in critical condition

KUALA LUMPUR: The infant believed to have been thrown from the second floor of a building at Pusat Hentian Kajang on Monday night, has taken a turn for the worse and is in critical condition. Kajang police deputy chief Supt Mohd Sabri Abdullah said that the baby boy was still being treated at the Kajang Hospital's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) 11

June 27, 2018 10:26 AM Second victim of rare Hong Kong shooting dies of injuries

HONG KONG: The death toll from a brazen daylight shooting in a Hong Kong park — reportedly over sharing the inheritance of a US$1 million apartment (RM4.03 million) — rose to two Wednesday after an uncle of the suspect died in hospital, police said. A 44-year-old woman shot four people with a semi-automatic pistol at Quarry Bay Park in eastern Hong Kong Island 49

June 27, 2018 5:13 AM Female founder of S. Korea's largest porn site arrested

SEOUL: A woman who co-founded South Korea's largest pornography website has been arrested after living as a fugitive in New Zealand for years, police said. Soranet — set up in 1999 — held tens of thousands of illegal porn videos including "revenge porn" and spycam porn videos of women secretly filmed at public locations. Distributing pornography is illegal 39

June 26, 2018 12:41 PM Two Ukraine minors in custody over deadly Roma attack

LVIV, Ukraine: A Ukrainian court has ordered that two minors suspected in a deadly attack on a Roma camp be held in custody for 60 days, officials said Tuesday, as concern grows over a wave of hate crimes. On Saturday, masked assailants attacked a Roma camp outside Lviv, in western Ukraine, with batons and knives, killing one man. The 24-year-old died from stab wounds 16

June 26, 2018 12:41 PM Four wounded in rare Hong Kong shooting

HONG KONG: Four people were wounded, two critically, during a brazen daylight shooting at a park in Hong Kong on Tuesday, a rare firearms attack in a city with a reputation for safety. Police said a 44-year-old woman fired at four people at a harbourfront park near a largely residential neighbourhood for middle-income families in eastern Hong Kong Island 19

June 26, 2018 8:02 AM Police nab Myanmar man, woman over Grab driver's murder

KUALA LUMPUR: The police have arrested a Myanmar man and a woman over the murder of a Grab driver in Selayang near here last Saturday. Gombak District Police deputy chief Supt Tey Kong Seng said today the man, in his 20s, and the woman, in her 30s, were picked up in the Selayang area at about 1am today. "The duo were arrested to assist in the investigation 28

June 23, 2018 11:49 PM Saudi women driving ban ends

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia allowed women to drive from Sunday, overturning the world's only ban on female motorists, a historic reform that is expected to usher in a new era of social mobility. The lifting of the ban, which follows a sweeping crackdown on women activists, is part of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's reform drive to modernise the conservative 49