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  • Indian child dies from mother's 'snake bite' breast milk

    May 25, 2018 9:03 AM 4

    NEW DELHI: An Indian woman who was bitten by a snake in her sleep and unknowingly breastfed poisoned milk to her daughter has died along with the child, police said Friday. The 35-year-old woman from Uttar Pradesh state did not realise she had been bitten when she woke and breastfed her daughter. The three-year-old girl and the mother fell ill on Thursday

  • Trump pardons boxer Jack Johnson, first black heavyweight champ

    May 25, 2018 1:08 AM 9

    WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump on Thursday issued a posthumous pardon to Jack Johnson, the first black heavyweight boxing champion, who was sent to prison a century ago in a racially charged case. Trump said Johnson, the "Galveston Giant", was the victim of what "many viewed as a racially motivated injustice". Johnson, who held the heavyweight

  • Pentagon denies reports US-led strike hit Syrian regime

    May 24, 2018 2:37 PM 4

    WASHINGTON: The Pentagon denied reports Thursday that the US-led coalition had killed at least 12 pro-regime fighters in Syria. "These reports are false, the coalition did not strike any Syrian army positions in eastern Syria," Pentagon spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Kone Faulkner said in a statement. "The coalition's mission is to defeat ISIS in designated

  • Controversial Sri Lanka monk found guilty of intimidation

    May 24, 2018 12:34 PM 4

    COLOMBO: A Sri Lanka court on Thursday found a radical Buddhist monk guilty of criminal intimidation, the first time the notorious extremist has faced the prospect of jail. Galagodaatte Gnanasara, who has been accused of hate crimes against Muslims, was convicted of two counts of harassing and intimidating a woman whose husband was abducted in 2010 by state

  • Uber says sales and value revved in first quarter

    May 24, 2018 12:07 AM 6

    SAN FRANCISCO: Uber on Wednesday said its revenue revved in the first quarter of this year and that its value climbed to US$62 billion (RM 247.26 billion) in a new funding round. Uber said its net revenue in the quarter was US$2.5 billion (RM 9.97 billion) – up 67% from the same period a year earlier – on sales that climbed 55% to US$11.3 billion (RM 45.06 billion)

  • Ukrainian journalist jailed in Belarus for eight years

    May 24, 2018 12:07 AM 4

    KIEV: A Ukrainian public radio journalist has been jailed for at least eight years in Belarus for being a secret service agent in Kiev, the Ukrainian government told AFP Wednesday. "Pavlo Sharoiko has been sentenced to more than eight years in prison in Belarus," foreign ministry spokeswoman Maryana Betsa told AFP, without specifying what he was found

  • Teen wins battle in US 'toilet wars'

    May 23, 2018 3:11 PM 9

    WASHINGTON: A US federal court ruled Wednesday in favour of a transgender teenager who fought for years to use the men's bathrooms at his high school in Virginia. In February, President Donald Trump's administration overturned rules set by his predecessor Barack Obama requiring public schools to let transgender students use bathrooms and locker rooms

  • Catalonia postpones swearing in new regional government

    May 23, 2018 1:19 PM 6

    BARCELONA: Catalonia's new separatist president on Wednesday postponed the swearing in of his administration after Madrid rejected four regional minister who are in jail or exile over the region's independence push. Catalan president Quim Torra, who took office last week, denounced in a statement the "blockage exercised by the Spanish government" against

  • Ghana police open corruption probe into football chief

    May 23, 2018 12:18 PM 5

    ACCRA: Police in Ghana on Wednesday said they were probing claims of corruption against the head of the country's football association after a complaint from the president. "The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service is investigating Mr Kwesi Nyantakyi, President of the Ghana Football Association, for alleged offences, including

  • French PM cancels Israel trip

    May 23, 2018 11:32 AM 7

    PARIS: France's Prime Minister Edouard Philippe has cancelled a planned trip to Israel early next month, citing "domestic agenda reasons", his office said on Wednesday. Philippe had been expected to visit Jerusalem on June 1 for an event promoting ties between France and Israel along with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. He was also planning