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  • 5 Bangladeshi men arrested in case of woman prostituting daughters in Johor

    November 1, 2017 9:41 AM 1

    JOHOR BARU: Malaysian police arrested five male Bangladeshi nationals on Wednesday (Nov 1), to facilitate investigations into the case of two sisters who were allegedly prostituted by their mother. Johor police chief Mohd Khalil Kader Mohd said the five men, who are factory workers aged between 28 and 42, were picked up in the vicinity of Senai near Kulai

  • Deadly Halloween attack in New York branded 'terrorism' by authorities

    November 1, 2017 9:39 AM 10

    NEW YORK: An Uzbek immigrant accused of killing eight people in New York City by driving a rental truck down a riverfront bike path on Tuesday appeared to have acted alone, but the Halloween Day attack had all the hallmarks of terrorism, authorities said. The suspect, who was shot by police and arrested moments after Tuesday's rampage on the Lower West Side of Manhattan

  • Saudi-led air strike kills 21 people in Yemen: Reuters witness

    November 1, 2017 8:50 AM 3

    DUBAI - An air strike by a Saudi-led military coalition killed 21 people at a market in Yemen's northern Saadah province on Wednesday, according to a Reuters witness at the scene. The attack which struck the Sahar district of the vast territory, on the border with Saudi Arabia, reduced the site to a heap of twisted sheet metal. Medics gathered corpses

  • #MYUK60: Prince Charles and Camilla arrive for official visit to Malaysia tomorrow

    November 1, 2017 7:38 AM 3

    KUALA LUMPUR: The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Charles and Camilla will start their official visit to Malaysia from Nov 2 to 8. This would be their first visit by the royal couple. Prince Charles and Camilla will visit four states to celebrate the 60 years of Malaysia-United Kingdom bilateral relations between the two nations

  • Johor bans preachers Mufti Menk and Haslin Baharim

    November 1, 2017 6:46 AM 4

    JOHOR BARU: Two foreign preachers Ismail Menk and Haslin Baharim have been banned from entering Johor, a day after Malaysia's deputy prime minister said the government had no intention to prevent the speakers from entering the country. Johor Islamic Religious Affairs Committee chairman Abdul Mutalip Abdul Rahim said the Sultan of Johor had decreed on Wednesday

  • Johor follows Singapore’s move in banning 2 Islamic preachers

    November 1, 2017 5:46 AM 9

    KUALA LUMPUR — Johor has banned two Islamic preachers from giving religious talks in the state, a day after Malaysia's Deputy Prime Minister said Putrajaya has no issues with the clerics' conduct. Johor Islamic Religious Affairs Committee chairman Abdul Mutalip Abdul Rahim said the Sultan of Johor decreed on Wednesday (Nov 1) that Zimbabwean Mufti Ismail

  • Exclusive: U.S. pursues direct diplomacy with North Korea despite Trump rejection

    November 1, 2017 3:13 AM 3

    WASHINGTON - The United States is quietly pursuing direct diplomacy with North Korea, a senior State Department official said on Tuesday, despite U.S. President Donald Trump's public assertion that such talks are a waste of time. Using the so-called "New York channel," Joseph Yun, U.S. negotiator with North Korea, has been in contact with diplomats at Pyongyang's

  • A mangled school bus and bodies everywhere; ‘It Was Surreal’

    November 1, 2017 2:55 AM 4

    NEW YORK — The screams seemed too vivid from the start, too visceral to belong to crowds celebrating a crisp and sunny Halloween in Lower Manhattan. The tragedy had unfolded in just minutes, and for hours it remained too senseless to believe. Police tape surrounded the white pickup truck that a 29-year-old assailant had transformed into an instrument

  • Japan killing spree 'lasted 2 months'

    November 1, 2017 2:44 AM 4

    TOKYO: A Japanese man arrested after police found nine dismembered corpses rotting in his house has confessed to killing all his victims over a two-month spree after contacting them via Twitter, media reports said Wednesday (Nov 1). Authorities were quizzing 27-year-old Takahiro Shiraishi, who has reportedly confessed to hacking the flesh off the bodies

  • US pursues direct diplomacy with North Korea despite Trump rejection

    November 1, 2017 12:52 AM 7

    WASHINGTON: The United States is quietly pursuing direct diplomacy with North Korea, a senior State Department official said on Tuesday, despite U.S. President Donald Trump's public assertion that such talks are a waste of time. Using the so-called "New York channel," Joseph Yun, U.S. negotiator with North Korea, has been in contact with diplomats at Pyongyang's