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Amid Bangladesh unrest, Wisma Putra steps up student security

The foreign ministry says it is in continuous communication with local authorities to safeguard the interests of Malaysian students in affected areas.

Night buses trial to begin in September

Night buses will run across Bolton, Leigh, Salford and Manchester from September.

AP PHOTOS: Remnants of lives interrupted by war half a century ago captured in Cyprus' buffer zone

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — A rickety piano leans crookedly against a peeling apartment wall, pots and pans filled with dust rest on a stove that has seen much better days and a book, its pages turning yellow with time, lies open next to a rusty tin can; signs of homes, once teeming with life, but suddenly abandoned as they stand frozen in time. Fifty years ago, Turkey invaded Cyprus — five days after supporters of union with Greece mounted a coup...

King's role crucial for unity and justice, says PM

The institution of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong is a pillar of strength for the country and its diverse population, ensuring equality and justice for all Malaysians in line with the principles of constitutional monarchy and parliamentary democracy, says Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim. The Prime Minister said this while congratulating and pledging loyalty to His Majesty Sultan Ibrahim on his installation as the 17th King of Malaysia on Saturday (July 20). Read more at WATCH MORE: SUBSCRIBE: LIKE:

Increase in political tension in the US has Canada fearing the worst

Motorcyclist dies in crash with pick up truck

The crash happened at the London Road and Church Lane junction on Friday night.

German Muslim students impose sharia law in their school

Events at a school in Neuss, near Düsseldorf, have caused great outrage in Germany. Four Muslim pupils pressured other pupils and teachers to follow strict Islamic rules. Fearing reprisals, the pupils and teachers gave in. Some pupils even converted to Islam. The Muslim students reportedly tried to impose sharia rules for a year. For example, they took time off with other students to pray, demanded a prayer room, demanded that girls and women...

Turkey’s Erdogan, Cyprus president see different paths for divided island

Turkish leader says he sees no point in UN-led talks as Christodoulides declares reunification is the only way forward.

Power works to close busy road for five weeks

Leicester Lane, at Enderby, is to shut to vehicles while National Grid carries out work in the area

Four arrests and vehicle seized over fatal shooting

Rikki Berry, 36, was shot on Quarryside Drive, Kirkby on Wednesday evening and died in hospital.

In July came the evacuation orders. We had one option – a bombed Gaza flat

My family and I now live among debris in a burnt apartment in the refugee camp we fled to many times when I was a child.

Sultan Ibrahim pledges to discharge duties faithfully, honestly for country and people

In his royal address during his installation ceremony on Saturday (July 20), His Majesty Sultan Ibrahim, the 17th King of Malaysia, pledged to discharge his duties faithfully, honestly and fairly, with full consideration to all segments of society to safeguard the well-being and sovereignty of the country. WATCH MORE: SUBSCRIBE: LIKE:

Bangladesh shuts offices, imposes curfew to curb deadly job quota protests

By Sam Jahan and Sudipto Ganguly DHAKA (Reuters) -Soldiers patrolled the deserted streets of the Bangladesh capital Dhaka on Saturday and the government ordered all offices and institutions to stay closed for two days after at least 114 people were killed this week during student-led protests against government job quotas. At least four people died, according to hospital data, during sporadic

NHS and teacher pay rises may cost extra £3bn - IFS

A report by the Times says the government has been recommended a 5.5% pay rise in schools and the NHS.

Sultan Ibrahim pledges equity and fairness for all Malaysians in royal address

KUALA LUMPUR: His Majesty Sultan Ibrahim, the 17th King of Malaysia, has pledged to discharge his duties faithfully, honestly and fairly with full consideration to all Malaysians. Read full story

Girl, 10, injured after being hit by car

The girl was near the Royal Oak pub in Scotby, Cumbria, when she was struck, police say.

City Hall says not part of decision to paint over mural by Russian artist

KUALA Lumpur City Hall had no part in the decision to paint over an eight-year-old mural by Russian artist Julia Volchkova at Jalan Panggung. Read full story

China bridge collapse kills at least 11 after floods

The partial collapse during torrential rains Shangluo city has killed at least 11 with 30 people still missing.

Woman withdraws assault report against actor boyfriend

The 25-year-old victim had claimed earlier that she was punched in the left eye and body by the 37-year-old man.

Bangladesh blocks roads and internet, deploys army to curb protests

By Sam Jahan and Sudipto Ganguly DHAKA (Reuters) - Bangladesh soldiers patrolled the deserted streets of the capital Dhaka on Saturday and set up roadblocks during a curfew meant to quell deadly students-led protests against government job quotas that have killed at least 110 people this week. Internet and text message services have been suspended since Thursday, cutting the South Asian nation

Urgent warning from Zelensky on Ukraine's F-16 Fighters

Bersatu Youth, 6 state chapters back Muhyiddin’s party polls ‘formula’

Bersatu Youth chief Wan Ahmad Fayhsal Wan Ahmad Kamal says this will ensure unity and stability in the party.

Chilling video shows wreckage of 'ghost boat' after dinghy washed up

Chilling footage shows the drowned wreck of an empty 'ghost boat' called 'Skomer' which sunk off the coast of Cornwall last week. RNLI crews were called but could not save the vessel.

Man seriously injured by punch after Euros final

Police are appealing for witnesses as the victim, in his 20s, remains in hospital.

Safety village given £53k to combat knife crime

The funding will go towards new equipment and members of staff, and creating a film.

What you should know about: The myth of the ‘lazy poor’

KUALA LUMPUR, July 20 — A common view of poverty is that it is often the result of laziness, which can have far-reaching...

How a single American weapon is changing the game in Ukraine

Umno right to demand Alor Setar seat, says Mahdzir

The Kedah Umno chief says it is reasonable to review which party should contest the Alor Setar seat in the next general election.

One part mourns, another celebrates as Cyprus marks 50 years since split

By Michele Kambas NICOSIA (Reuters) -Air raid sirens wailed across Cyprus's divided capital Nicosia at dawn on Saturday as Greek Cypriots mourned, and Turkish Cypriots celebrated, 50 years since Turkey invaded part of the island in response to a brief Greek-inspired coup. The ethnically split island is a persistent source of tension between Greece and Turkey, which are both partners in NATO but

Escaped prisoner sparks police hunt

Members of the public have been urged not to approach Gary Rootham and to call 999 if they see him.

Boatyard hosts first market since arson attack

The Bristol yard will play host to crafters, performers, and live demonstrations of equipment.

DAP leader moots royal academies for 5 medical specialities

Dr Boo Cheng Hau says the proposed institutions should work with advanced nations to facilitate specialist assessments and have mutual recognition agreements.

Pulai MP denies being 'missing' from his constituency

JOHOR BARU: Pulai MP Suhaizan Kayat has denied allegations by a Johor Umno leader that he has been 'missing' since winning the Pulai Parliamentary by-election in September 2023. Read full story

Man may have died months before body found - police

Julius Matera's remains were found in December 2023, but he may have died in October, police say.

Huge multi-country police operation busts world's largest drug sailboat gang

During the international operation, in which 11 countries have participated, 1,500 kilos of cocaine have been seized and eight boats, 36 vehicles and more than 85 telephone terminals have been seized.

Murder charge after man dies in the street

Essex Police says officers will remain in the area during the weekend.

Four people released after man found dead in park

Northamptonshire Police says the force will remain in the Semilong area "over the coming days".

Liew proposes for Malaysia's economic resurgence in new book

During an interview with The Star, Deputy Investment, Trade, and Industry Minister Liew Chin Tong discussed his latest book, "Second Takeoff: Strategies for Malaysia's Economic Resurgence." This collection of essays on economics, society, and governance highlights policy suggestions aimed at unlocking Malaysia's potential for economic revival amidst the current unprecedented global shifts. Read more at WATCH MORE: SUBSCRIBE: LIKE:

Mural unveiled in honour of fallen firefighter duo

Adam Meere and Billy Faust died after tackling a fire in Bethnal Green on 20 July 2004.

Here’s proof you must pay RM100mil for defecting, Asyraf tells rogue Umno rep

The Umno secretary-general says Rembia assemblyman Jailani Khamis had signed an agreement when he was a BN candidate before the 2021 Melaka state election.

Myanmar's civil war has seen a devastating increase in attacks on schools, researchers say

BANGKOK (AP) — An intensification of fighting in Myanmar’s civil war has brought a sharp increase in destructive attacks on schools, a group that monitors armed conflict in the Southeast Asian nation said in a report Saturday. Myanmar Witness said the attacks have further strained Myanmar’s already fractured school system, taking away education for millions of children who have also been forced to flee their homes, miss vaccinations and suffer...

Why is the Bangladeshi government facing so much anger?

Unrest has claimed the lives of 32 people, after a policy on government jobs sparked mass protests.

Teacher loses RM135,000 to phone scam

Police say the woman took out a personal loan for RM128,000 and used her savings to make 11 bank transactions.

Zahid congrats Sultan Ibrahim on installation as 17th King of Malaysia

PETALING JAYA: Deputy Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi extended congratulations to the newly installed King of Malaysia, Sultan Ibrahim. Read full story

Nur Farah murder: Cops find suspect's SIM card, car in farm

Police have found a SIM card belonging to a suspect in the Nur Farah Kartini Abdullah murder case during a search of the farm where he worked part-time. Hulu Selangor deputy OCPD Deputy Supt Mohd Asri Mohd Yunus said a team from the police's forensic unit was deployed on Saturday (July 20) to a tapioca farm at Kampung Klan Halt, Slim River, to search for evidence. Read more at WATCH MORE: SUBSCRIBE: LIKE:

Residents protest against controversial PJD Link’s possible revival

Petaling Jaya residents criticise Selangor government for still considering the project when it had been cancelled by Putrajaya in April.

Haunting last photo of missing girl riding her bike to relative's home

Alison Jillian Chao, 15, was last seen on Tuesday on surveillance footage riding her bike from her father's house in Monterey Park, California , to her aunt's in San Gabriel around 5:32pm.

Scotland Yard joins Swedish murder probe

Detectives investigating the double murder of a pair of British businessmen found in a burned out car in Malmo are seeking a 'third man' who may have arrived in Sweden with them.

Israel kills dozens as it steps up Gaza bombardment

By Nidal al-Mughrabi CAIRO (Reuters) - Israeli forces pounded several areas across the Gaza Strip on Saturday, killing at least 30 Palestinians, according to health officials, as tanks advanced deeper into western and northern Rafah. Among those killed on Saturday were local journalist Mohammad Abu Jasser, his wife, and two children, in an Israeli strike on their house in the northern Gaza Strip

Not true MCA under pressure to quit BN, says Zambry

The BN secretary-general says the claim is fabricated and all the coalition's partners remain united.