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Wild moment muggers try to rob delivery driver in Uruguay

The less-than-minute-long altercation was captured by CCTV, and shows the two thieves skulking in the background.


Russia promises retaliation against US for Ukraine strike on Crimea

By Dmitry Antonov and Guy Faulconbridge MOSCOW (Reuters) -The Kremlin on Monday squarely blamed the United States for an attack on Crimea with U.S.-supplied ATACMS missiles that killed at least four people and injured 151, and Moscow formally warned the U.S. ambassador that retaliation would follow. The war in Ukraine has deepened a crisis in relations between Russia and the West, and Russian


A few thousands votes in seats could cut Labour's majority in half

In a speech to Tory activists, the Prime Minister acknowledged public anger with the Conservatives but urged voters to 'think what a Labour government would mean.'


Not wrong for govt to announce allocations during by-elections, says Ahmad Maslan

The Umno Supreme Council member says such issues have been brought to court before.


Labour refuses to rule out dragging Britain back under European Courts

Labour's business spokesman Jonathan Reynolds said the party won't 'give away our negotiating hand entirely' when asked if they would accept a European Court of Justice role.


Malaysia upgraded to Tier 2 in latest Trafficking in Persons report

PETALING JAYA: Malaysia has upgraded to Tier 2 in the latest Trafficking in Persons (TIP) 2024 report by the US State Department. Read full story


Drug and drink driver who killed passenger jailed

David Farrow, 39, has been jailed for over 10 years for a crash which left one passenger dead.


KTMB improves guidelines on charter trains following Pinkfish Festival, says Loke

KUALA LUMPUR: Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (KTMB) has improved its guidelines on charter trains following the recent Pink Fish Festival incident, said Transport Minister Anthony Loke. Read full story


Police bust life insurance death trap: Victims killed to claim policies

Police expose scheme to kill for insurance money


Historic Causeway turning 100

JOHOR BARU: A major milestone will be celebrated this Friday with the Causeway marking its 100th year anniversary of its official opening. Read full story


Head teacher retires after 36 years at school

Joanne Starkey not only spent her entire career at the school but went there herself as a child.


‘Muslim destination’ facelift considered

KUALA LUMPUR: Pulau Lang­kawi, whose status as the “Jewel of Kedah” came under question in the past few months, has come under the spotlight again after the government says it will be positioned as a “preferred Muslim destination emphasising family-friendly and spiritual tourism”. Read full story


Man killed in drunken Boxing Day brawl - court

Taylor Fenwick is accused of stabbing to death Luke Miller in a drunken row in Tadcaster.


WikiLeaks' Assange expected to plead guilty to US espionage charge, document says

By Sarah N. Lynch WASHINGTON (Reuters) - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is expected to plead guilty this week to violating U.S. espionage law, in a deal that could end his imprisonment in Britain and allow him to return home to Australia. U.S. prosecutors filed criminal paperwork against Assange, 52, that is typically a preliminary step before a plea deal. It outlines a single criminal count


‘Julian Assange is free’: Wikileaks founder freed in deal with US

Assange to plead guilty to one charge of espionage and return home to Australia after decades fighting US extradition.


'A terrible decision!': How Scotland was robbed against Hungary


Autocracy is 'evil', Taiwan president says after China threatens death for separatism

By Ben Blanchard TAIPEI (Reuters) -Democracy is not a crime and autocracy is the real "evil", Taiwan President Lai Ching-te said on Monday after China threatened to impose the death penalty in extreme cases for "diehard" Taiwan independence separatists. China, which views Taiwan as its own territory, has made no secret of its dislike of Lai, who took office last month, saying he is a "separatist


Wanted men arrested in connection with sexual offences

The pair were found after a search involving dog and drone units, and with the help of the public.


Residents want green efforts, better public facilities

KUALA Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) has been actively gathering public feedback since January to draw up its 2025 budget. Read full story


Russia pins Dagestan attack on Ukraine, ignoring religious tensions

Despite years of Islamist attacks in Dagestan, Moscow wants to blame external actors for Sunday's attack.


Groom was stabbed on wedding day 'by brother-in-law', court hears

Hassan Jhangur (artist drawing pictured) is accused of stabbing Hasan Khan, shortly after ploughing down Chris Marriott who was helping a woman lying in a street in Burngreave, Sheffield.


Voice of Baceprot: Indonesia’s female metalheads get set for Glastonbury

The trio will be the first Indonesian band to play the renowned music festival, which gets under way this week.


Business owners hope to cash in on RTS traffic

Two entrepreneurs say the expected increase in customers using the transit line would cushion an imminent increase in rent.


Met accused of 'leaking names' of Tories who 'bet on election date'

The Met Police has been accused of leaking the identities of Tories who are alleged to have betted on the date of the general election.


Israel air raid on Gaza clinic kills senior Palestinian health official

Palestinian rights advocates accuse the Israeli military of pushing to completely destroy the medical system in Gaza.


Newspaper review: Princess Anne's injury and Holly Willoughby kidnap plot trial

Princess Anne being injured by a horse and the start of a trial over an alleged Holly Willoughby kidnap plot are among Tuesday's front page stories.


Bazaar sales, ministry help fund association’s hospice care for kids

Malaysian Association of Paediatric Palliative Care (Mappac) held a successful bazaar to raise funds for children’s palliative care. Read full story


Teen 'may have accidentally shot friend in head'

Jaydon Beckford was found dead near a canal, five days after he is believed to have shot Diego Henry.


Thai subsidised fuel sellers struggle after Malaysia's diesel subsidy cut

A Thai seller said this has caused him to lose half of his income and he now relied entirely on the sale of RON95 petrol.


Warrant issued for Silvio Scaglia - estranged husband of Julia Haart

New York Supreme Court Judge Douglas E Hoffman took the extreme measure last week when he found Scaglia in contempt after he failed to appear at an appointed court date.


Sungai Bakap by-election: Testing ground for green wave

SHAH ALAM - The Sungai Bakap state by-election will serve as a test to measure the strength of the green wave and the continued influence of Pas in the area. Sultan Zainal Abidin University (UniSZA) International Relations Studies Centre Head Dr Hussain Yusri Zawawi said traditional support for Pas might remain strong, especially if the issues rais...


Israel strikes kill at least 11 in Gaza, tanks push further into Rafah

By Nidal al-Mughrabi CAIRO (Reuters) -Two Israeli air strikes targeting aid supplies killed at least 11 Palestinians in Gaza on Monday, medics said, as Israeli tanks pushed deeper into Rafah in the south and fought their way back into areas in the north they had already subdued months ago. One strike at a food distribution centre in Gaza City, near the Shati historic refugee camp, killed three


California couple found dead at picturesque waterfall

James Hall, 35, and Monica Ledesma, 34, were found floating in the water near Angel Falls after suffering a catastrophic hiking accident on Wednesday.


Mother killed children in rage, court told

Veronique John told police she loved her children and asked for the death penalty, a trial of facts hears.


'Stinks of despotism', says group as Putrajaya mulls social media licensing in latest clampdown on online dissent

Rights lawyers say it is Pakatan Harapan's ultimate betrayal of its reform promises after benefiting from social media's freedom for so long.


Cocaine dealing farmer's wife on run for a year

In her absence, Lynne Leyson has been ordered by a court to pay back £26,000.


Kenyan police to arrive in Haiti this week, US State Department says

By Edwin Okoth and Aaron Ross NAIROBI (Reuters) -The first Kenyan police officers assigned to tackle rampant gang violence in Haiti are leaving Kenya on Tuesday and are set to arrive this week, the U.S. State Department said on Monday. "We hope to see further measurable improvements in security, particularly with respect to access to humanitarian aid and core economic activity," State Department


Judge sets $10 million bond for Venezuelan man accused of killing a 12-year-old Houston girl

HOUSTON (AP) — A judge in Texas set bond of $10 million Monday for an undocumented Venezuelan man accused of killing a 12-year-old Houston girl whose body was found in a creek after she disappeared during a walk to a convenience store. Franklin Jose Peña Ramos, 26, is one of two men charged with capital murder in Jocelyn Nungaray's death. The other is Johan Jose Martinez-Rangel, 22. Peña’s bond was set during a court hearing in which prosecutors...


We live next to noisy wedding venue that's ruining our Cornish village

Kilminorth Cottages has hosted around 100 ceremonies since it started operating as a wedding venue a decade ago - but locals say the noise has become far too 'intrusive'.


Diesel price fuels fiery Dewan Rakyat debate

KUALA LUMPUR: A heated discussion between the Opposition and government blocs took place in the Dewan Rakyat as Finance Minister II Datuk Seri Amir Hamzah Azizan tried to explain the diesel subsidy rationalisation. Read full story


Illegal migrants are waiting for a Labour government, says Rishi Sunak

The Prime Minister claimed the Labour leader would reverse his Rwanda policy if elected and did not have a plan to deal with the boats.


A Canadian armored vehicle manufacturer is bringing production to Ukraine


Malaysia not selling MAHB, PM Anwar says in Parliament

KUALA LUMPUR, June 25 — Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim today dismissed reports indicating the sale of Malaysia...


Passengers use oxygen masks as Korean Air flight descends abruptly

Passengers on a Korean Air flight bound from Seoul's Incheon airport to Taichung, Taiwan, used oxygen masks when their Boeing 737 MAX 8 suddenly descended from over 30,000 feet to around 9,000 feet, causing ear pain, hyperventilation, and nosebleeds.


Stella Assange on 'constant struggle' and impact on family life

Stella Assange reacts as her husband Julian Assange wins bid to bring appeal against extradition and speaks about the impact it has had on their family life.


Share govt’s burden in competitiveness, SME group tells businesses

Samenta president William Ng says the government cannot be completely blamed for Malaysia’s drop in the IMD World Competitiveness Ranking.


Ukraine set for symbolic start of EU membership talks, along with Moldova

By Andrew Gray BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union will open membership talks with Ukraine on Tuesday, giving the country a political boost in the midst of its war against Russia's invasion, although a long and tough road still lies ahead before it could join the bloc. The ceremony in Luxembourg will be more about symbolism than the nitty-gritty of negotiations, which will start in earnest


From PM's D-Day disaster to 'gamblegate' - the worst election gaffes

A More In Common survey showed more than 80 per cent of voters were aware of the fierce row over the PM's skipping of a major international event in Normandy.


MPKj sees 50% decrease in number of lorries seized for illegal dumping

Kajang Municipal Council (MPKj) saw a 50% drop in the number of lorries seized for illegal dumping in the first half of the year compared to the corresponding period last year. Read full story