• Ministers refuse frills in line with government’s austerity drive

    PETALING JAYA, Feb 12 — Several Cabinet ministers have no problems doing away with protocol and other special preparations to welcome them during official functions, in line with the government’s...

    The Malay Mail Online 52 mins ago
  • Will my foot grow back, Mummy? Asks boy who lost foot in escalator mishap

    PETALING JAYA, Feb 12 —  The father of the three-year-old boy who lost half his foot in an escalator mishap at KL Sentral on Monday is struggling to find the right words to explain to his son what...

    The Malay Mail Online 55 mins ago
  • US stocks slide further on global economic worries

    Jitters over the global economy and steep declines in bank stocks knocked U.S. stocks lower for the fourth day in a row Thursday. The slide in the U.S. followed large losses all around the world and left ...

    Associated Press
  • 'Star Wars' film company in court after Harrison Ford broke leg

    The production company behind "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" is being prosecuted in Britain over an incident on set which left actor Harrison Ford with a broken leg, health and safety officials said Thursday. Ford, 73, was struck by a heavy door at Pinewood Studios west of London on the film's Millennium Falcon spaceship set in June 2014 and airlifted to hospital afterwards. Now Foodles Production UK will appear in court in May to face four charges alleging that it breached health and safety law as Ford reprised his role as Han Solo.

    AFP News
  • Einstein's gravitational waves detected in landmark discovery

    By Will Dunham and Scott Malone WASHINGTON/CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (Reuters) - Scientists for the first time have detected gravitational waves, ripples in space and time hypothesised by Albert Einstein a century ago, in a landmark discovery announced on Thursday that opens a new window for studying the cosmos. The researchers said they identified gravitational waves coming from two distant black holes - extraordinarily dense objects whose existence also was foreseen by Einstein - that orbited one another, spiraled inward and smashed together at high speed to form a single, larger black hole. The waves were unleashed by the collision of the black holes, one of them 29 times the mass of the sun and the other 36 times the solar mass, located 1.3 billion light years from Earth, the researchers said.

    Reuters
  • Maid flees via rubbish chute, employer disputes claims

    According to The Straits Times, the 27-year-old Indonesian maid, named Rindu, attempted to climb down a rubbish chute in a seventh floor flat last November and fell into a rubbish heap. Rindu’s employers, who had only employed her for two and a half months, dispute her claims and have engaged a lawyer, according to the paper.

    Nicholas Yong
  • Penang businessman who rebuked JPJ officer shot dead, says report

    A 46-year-old businessman who was charged in court recently for uttering foul language at a Road Transport Department (JPJ) officer, was shot dead this morning at Jalan Datuk Keramat in Penang, The Star reported. Syed Amen Jainul Abdin, who owns a nasi kandar restaurant and a car wash centre, was shot five times in his head, chest and arm....

    The Malaysian Insider
  • Public interest no excuse to leak classified information, minister says

    KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 12 ― Matters of public interest cannot be used as an excuse to justify classified information leakages, Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Salleh Said Keruak has...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Bakke resigned twice as 1MDB chairman, says Seng Giaw

    Former 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) chairman Tan Sri Mohd Bakke Salleh told the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) that he had resigned from his post twice because he was not satisfied with the company's management, said PAC vice-chairman Dr Tan Seng Giaw. The DAP lawmaker said Bakke told the committee members this during the proceedings...

    The Malaysian Insider
  • Coca-Cola stops making drinks at three Indian plants

    Coca-Cola has halted manufacturing at three plants in India temporarily on lower sales, company officials said Thursday, as the US giant faces challenges from activists over alleged depletion of groundwater. Nearly 300 people work at the three plants in the states of Andhra Pradesh, Meghalaya and Rajasthan, where activists have waged a more than decade-long battle against the fizzy drinks company. "Manufacturing at three units have been temporarily suspended," Kalyan Rajan, spokesman for Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages, which bottles drinks in India for the US giant.

    AFP News
  • Seoul: N. Korean leader Kim had his military chief executed

    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un had his military chief executed for corruption and other charges, a South Korean official said Thursday. If true, the execution of Ri Yong Gil, chief of the North Korean military’s general staff, would be the latest in a series of killings, purges and dismissals since Kim took power in late 2011. Details about North Korea’s opaque government are notoriously difficult for outsiders to get, even national governments, and South Korean officials have a spotty record of tracking developments in North Korea.

    Associated Press
  • Mahdzir: Malay teacher allegedly attacked at Chinese school to be transferred

    PUTRAJAYA, Feb 11 ― A Malay teacher who lodged a report that she was attacked by the parent of a student at SJKC Pai Chee in Mersing will be transferred out along with two others, Education...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Fletcher on target in Marseille win

    Scotland striker Steven Fletcher marked his first start for new side Marseille with a goal in their 2-0 French Cup win against minnows Trelissac on Thursday. Fletcher played the full 90 minutes of the last-16 tie in Bordeaux against fourth-tier opponents and secured OM's victory when he converted an Abdelaziz Barrada centre late on. Marseille, who won the last of their 10 French Cups back in 1989, will now face fifth-tier amateurs Granville from Normandy at home in the quarter-finals next month.

    AFP News
  • Female tiger killed by mating partner at Sacramento Zoo

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A Sumatran female tiger was killed at the Sacramento Zoo by her mating partner Wednesday after the two felines were put in the same enclosure for breeding, zoo officials said.

    Associated Press
  • Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin's romance isn't exclusive

    Justin Bieber is afraid he will harm Hailey Baldwin if they commit to each other.

    Cover Media
  • Oil tumbles close to 13-year low

    World oil prices tumbled once more Thursday, nearing a 13-year low in New York, with no end in sight to the global supply glut. US benchmark West Texas Intermediate for delivery in March hit $26.32 a barrel, ...

    AFP
  • Ex-priest arrested in 1960 slaying of Texas beauty queen

    HOUSTON (AP) — For more than half a century, the unsolved killing of a young schoolteacher and beauty queen who was last seen at church haunted the Texas city of McAllen.

    Associated Press
  • Dollar sinks in Asia as Fed boss dampens chance of rate hike

    The dollar retreated across the board in Asia Thursday after comments from Federal Reserve boss Janet Yellen on the weak global economy suggested the central bank will not hike interest rates any time ...

    AFP
  • Man Utd chief defends transfer policy, says academy still at heart of club

    By Martyn Herman LONDON (Reuters) - Premier League leaders Leicester City have become a 'reference point' for their rivals but Manchester United are unlikely to copy their blueprint in the transfer market, United's executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward said on Thursday. Leicester have assembled a title-challenging side for around 22 million pounds ($32 million) -- a fraction of what United's under-performing squad cost to put together -- but Woodward dismissed suggestions United could follow their lead.

    Reuters
  • China warns on South China Sea as U.S., India consider patrols

    China on Thursday responded to a Reuters report that the U.S. and India are discussing joint naval patrols in the disputed South China Sea, warning that interference from countries outside the region threatens peace and stability. "Countries from outside the area must stop pushing forward the militarisation of the South China Sea, cease endangering the sovereignty and national security of littoral countries in the name of 'freedom of navigation' and harming the peace and stability of the region." The United States wants its regional allies and other Asian nations to adopt a more united stance against China over the South China Sea, where tension has spiked since China's construction of seven islands in the Spratly archipelago. China lays claim to most of the South China Sea, while Brunei, Malaysia, the Philippines, Taiwan and Vietnam have rival claims.

    Reuters