How a single American weapon is changing the game in Ukraine

Motorcyclist dies in crash with pick up truck

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

Mixed response to long-awaited arrival of trams

The BBC speaks to Laisterdyke residents about their thoughts on a tram linking area to Leeds.

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

San Francisco's 'very aggressive' move against the homeless

Mayor London Breed revealed the city is set to take a 'very aggressive' approach to remove encampments from the streets which have blighted the City by the Bay for the past four years.

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

Russian court jails US reporter Gershkovich for 16 years in spying case his employer calls a sham

By Andrew Osborn and Mark Trevelyan MOSCOW (Reuters) -A Russian court found U.S. reporter Evan Gershkovich guilty of espionage on Friday and sentenced him to 16 years in a maximum security penal colony in what his employer, the Wall Street Journal, called "a disgraceful sham conviction." Gershkovich, a 32-year-old American who denied any wrongdoing, went on trial in the city of Yekaterinburg

US woman freed after 43 years in prison for murder she didn’t commit

Sandra Hemme has spent almost all of her adult life in prison for a 1980 murder in St. Joseph, Missouri.

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.

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.

Inside South Sudan's basketball team: A complete roster and more to know about historic rise to 2024 Olympics

The quick rise of the South Sudan Basketball Federation, led by former NBA player Luol Deng, is one of the feel-good stories of this year's Olympics.

Leeds riots: Father sobs and begs for his children back

A sobbing dad begged for his children back after a night of violence on the streets last night. It is believed the violence flared after his four children were removed and placed into care, leading to mass disorder and riots from locals.

Vessel involved in Tanjung Balau collision has gone missing, says MMEA

KOTA TINGGI: One of the vessels involved in a collision near Tanjung Balau here has gone missing and is believed to still be in Malaysian waters, says the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA). Read full story

Pat McFadden: Online government services unaffected by outage

Minister offers reassurance following a worldwide IT outage. Pat McFadden said that prime minister has been informed and a COBRA meeting took place in morning.

NHS has no specialist service for ME sufferers, says grieving father

The father of a 27-year-old woman who died after being discharged from hospital with myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) warned the NHS has “absolutely no specialist service” for people with the condition. Sean O’Neill, a journalist at The Times, has been waiting nearly three years for the inquest into the death of his daughter Maeve Boothby-O’Neill to ...

In Singapore, ultra-rich China nationals do without Ferraris, S$100,000 whisky amid money-laundering crackdown

KUALA LUMPUR, July 20 — During Singapore’s economic boom, whisky dealer Manjit Gill sold daily to wealthy mainland Chine...

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.

‘Senior assassin’: why authorities are concerned over this toy gun game

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.

Malays no longer need to feel indebted to Umno, says analyst

Analyst Asrul Hadi Abdullah Sani says the party must rid itself of the stigma of corruption and eradicate all traces of it from within the party.

‘I made something similar in jail’: Online users react to ‘gross’ Buzzfeed claiming ramen omelette carts part of Malaysian street food

KUALA LUMPUR, July 20 — A recent Instagram Reel has received not-so-great attention from local online users, drawing com...

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.

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.

Perak govt to improve safety level of places of worship in caves

IPOH: The state government will improve the level of safety at places of worship in caves, says Gopeng MP Tan Kar Hing. Read full story

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.

Pay up RM100m to Umno for defecting or see you in court, sec-gen Asyraf Wajdi tells Rembia rep (VIDEO)

KUALA LUMPUR, July 20 — Datuk Seri Asyraf Wajdi Dusuki has told Datuk Muhammad Jailani Khamis to settle his RM100 millio...

Unfathomable errors and 'cinnamon bun' strategy: Political end-of-term report cards

As Parliament approaches summer recess, Laura Kuenssberg reflects on how they've performed over a dizzying few months.

World's youngest air force Papua New Guinea takes to skies among Top Guns

By Kirsty Needham DARWIN (Reuters) - One of the world's youngest air forces is taking part in war games alongside cutting-edge stealth fighter jets as the Pacific Island nation of Papua New Guinea boosts defence ties with Australia and the United States. Papua New Guinea's trainee pilots have queued for take-off with U.S. F-22 Raptor and Australian Joint Strike Fighter jets in northern Australia

Ukrainian nationalist ex-MP shot dead in Lviv street

Iryna Farion caused controversy in 2023 by suggesting that “true patriots” of Ukraine should not speak Russian in any situation.

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:

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.

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...

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

‘His Majesty Sultan Ibrahim’, ‘King of Malaysia’, ‘Daulat Tuanku’ trend on social media alongside installation

KUALA LUMPUR, July 20 — Local social media feeds flooded with congratulatory and salutations messages to His Majesty Sul...

King's installation begins with royal salute at Istana Negara

KUALA LUMPUR: The historic installation of His Majesty Sultan Ibrahim as the 17th King of Malaysia began with a Royal Salute steeped in military tradition at the main square of Istana Negara. Read full story

US urges people to reconsider travel to Bangladesh amid 'civil unrest'

By Kanishka Singh WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department said on Saturday it has raised Bangladesh's travel advisory to level three, which urges people to reconsider travel to the Asian country due to what Washington described as "civil unrest" amid ongoing protests. WHY IT'S IMPORTANT Massive protests have broken out in Bangladesh over student anger against quotas that set aside 30%

Town celebrates Pride after event banners defaced

At the town's fifth Pride event, the mayor says residents will not put up with discrimination.

Global community needs to do more to end RSF atrocities in Sudan

It appears most of the West has forgotten that the RSF is essentially an upgraded version of the genocidal Janjaweed.

Don’t criticise party leaders in public, Umno members told

Salleh Said Keruak says it will only harm the party’s efforts to gain support and rebuild confidence among the Malays and the general public.

Heart patient conquers Mount Kinabalu with child in tow

She wanted to create as many memories as possible with her son before undergoing her second heart surgery.

Trump calls Zelensky and promises to end the war

Donald Trump has been shouting it from the rooftops for several months now: if he becomes president of the United States again, he will solve the conflict between Russia and Ukraine with one phone call. Of course, the Republican has not yet placed that phone call (if it were even that simple), but he did make a call this week with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. Trump announced via his platform Truth Social that he spoke with Zelensky...

Four people released after man found dead in park

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

Nature reserve hide honours WW2 hero

The hide at North Cave Wetlands is named after Dennis Wood who was killed in 1942.

The Gibraltar FA puts in formal complaint to UEFA after 'Gibraltar is Spanish' chants

Five vehicles damaged by fallen tree in Tamparuli, Sabah

Five vehicles were damaged on Saturday (July 20) afternoon when a tree over 40 years old fell near a bank in Tamparuli, Sabah. Read more at WATCH MORE:

City council rules against ban on face coverings

A councillor is calling to ban face coverings in parts of the city to tackle anti-social behaviour.

Nurse allegedly used ill mother's credit card on $7,000 spending spree

Melelani Crelley, 42, allegedly racked up a $7,000 bill on a patient's bank card as she lay in a Gold Coast hospital.

Animal feeds resume at farm after sickness concern

The farm is allowing feeds to resume in a new animal contact zone.

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.