Health and Fitness


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 ...

Strip clubs inspected by city officials

There is evidence of water ingress in one of the clubs but work is under way to fix the problem.

Recommendations to be made after prison deaths

Recommendations will follow the conclusion of an inquest into a prisoner's death, a coroner says.

Woman hit by Tube trains to climb Mount Kilimanjaro

Sarah de Lagarde lost an arm and leg after being run over by two Tube trains in September 2022.

Four people released after man found dead in park

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

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

HULU SELANGOR: 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. Read full story

Animal feeds resume at farm after sickness concern

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

Bangladesh army enforces curfew as student-led protests spiral

By Sam Jahan DHAKA (Reuters) - Bangladesh soldiers patrolled Dhaka's deserted streets on Saturday amid a curfew to quell deadly students-led protests against government job quotas that have killed more than 100 people this week. A suspension on internet and text message services has remained in place since Thursday, cutting off Bangladesh from the world as police cracked down on protests that

Murder charge after man dies in the street

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

Alumni group helps needy kids afford school shoes

Ten pupils of SK Sacred Heart in Sibu, Sarawak, will now have new schoolshoes to wear, thanks to Malaysian Federation of LaSallian Associations (MFOLSA). Read full story

Home Sec: Arrests ongoing for Leeds riots as perpetrators must pay

Home Sec Yvette Cooper said that West Yorkshire Police are still making arrests for the 'unacceptable scenes of disorder last night' in Leeds, following a child protection incident. She emphasised perpetrators must feel the full force of the law.

Motorcyclist dies in crash with pick up truck

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

Dubai princess announces divorce with royal husband on Instagram

KUALA LUMPUR, July 20 — The daughter of Dubai’s ruler has reportedly announced her divorce on Instagram, a rare occurren...

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...

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

Cyclist convicted of murdering driver who hit bike

Ahmed Chakile Gonladieu killed Alexandros Josephs after his BMW dragged his bike along the road.

More than a year later, RM320mil to solve Sabah’s water woes not used yet

Deputy chief minister Shahelmey Yahya says the delays were caused by matters related to 'management' in the initial phase that had to be complied with.

Court gives father sole custody of child as mother fickle-minded

Judge says mother's history of changing her mind raises concerns about her suitability and stability as the child’s custodian.

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.

Houthis damage cargo ship in Gulf of Aden as it steps up attacks

By Hatem Maher and Lisa Baertlein CAIRO/LOS ANGELES (Reuters) -Yemen's Houthi rebels hit and damaged a Singapore-flagged container ship with two missiles on Friday as they escalate attacks on global shipping over Israel's war in Gaza. The overnight assault on the Lobivia cargo ship came as the Iran-aligned Houthis also claimed responsibility for a fiery, long-range aerial drone strike in the

Norman Cornish portrait found in back of painting

The artwork by the last of the "Pitman painters" is on display at the Bowes Museum in County Durham.

Mixed response to long-awaited arrival of trams

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

Scandal-hit council joins domestic abuse campaign

West Northamptonshire Council has joined a national domestic violence campaign to "rebuild trust".

Much optimism for the future

KUALA LUMPUR: There’s palpable excitement and optimism for the future with the installation of His Majesty Sultan Ibrahim, King of Malaysia, as the 17th Yang di-Pertuan Agong. Read full story

Girl, 12, charged with MURDER of cousin 'after suffocating her'

A 12-year-old allegedly suffocated her cousin, Demeria Hollingsworth, eight, (pictured) after the two fought over an iPhone, according to Hollingsworth's mother.

Russia-Ukraine war: List of key events, day 876

As the war enters its 876th day, these are the main developments.

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.

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

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

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...

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.

UK envoy appointed patron of CMI Malaysia’s regional board

Ailsa Terry has been announced as patron of the local arm of the Chartered Management Institute, a renowned UK management and leadership body.

‘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...

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.

Town celebrates Pride after event banners defaced

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

Council criticised for record on homelessness

Salford Council has come under criticism for not doing enough to tackle homelessness in the city.

In a California gold rush town, some Black families are fighting for land taken from their ancestors

COLOMA, Calif. (AP) — In a tiny town where the California gold rush began, Black families are seeking restitution for land that was taken from their ancestors to make way for a state park now frequented by fourth graders learning about the state's history. Their efforts in Coloma, a town of around 300 people that’s located about 36 miles (58 kilometers) northeast of Sacramento, are one of the latest examples of Black Americans urging the...

Report: Malaysia Airlines flight MH114 to Kathmandu declares emergency en route, lands safely in Yangon

KUALA LUMPUR, July 20 — Malaysia Airlines flight MH114 from Kuala Lumpur to Kathmandu, Nepal had reportedly declared an...

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.

Missouri woman who served 43 years in prison is free after her murder conviction was overturned

CHILLICOTHE, Mo. (AP) — A woman whose murder conviction was overturned after she served 43 years of a life sentence was released Friday, despite attempts in the last month by Missouri’s attorney general to keep her behind bars. Sandra Hemme, 64, left a prison in Chillicothe, hours after a judge threatened to hold the attorney general’s office in contempt if they continued to fight against her release. She reunited with her family at a nearby...

Corporation to review ‘tacky’ commercial activities on Penang Hill

Concerns have been raised about a 3D simulator featuring quakes and typhoons, and other attractions that do not fit into the 'image' of the resort.

Oil tankers on fire after colliding close to Singapore, crew rescued

By Jeslyn Lerh, Florence Tan and Jonathan Saul SINGAPORE (Reuters) -Two large oil tankers were on fire on Friday after colliding near Singapore, the world's biggest refuelling port, with two crew members airlifted to hospital and others rescued from life rafts, authorities and one of the tanker operators said. Singapore is Asia's biggest oil-trading hub and the world's largest bunkering port.

Kenya’s Ruto announces partial cabinet amid mass protests

President William Ruto announces 11 appointments, including six members of the cabinet that was dismissed last week.

Mystery on the frontlines: what Russian soldiers found while digging a trench

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:

RM500 fine awaits repeat offenders

A TOTAL of 296,866 notices have been issued to Penang folk to remind them to segregate their waste at source, with enforcement starting this month. Read full story

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

Suspended Army Major previously had affair with female captain

Major John Baileff, 35, who has been suspended over allegations of 'inappropriate' remarks was previously questioned over an affair with a married female captain in Afghanistan.

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.

Man seriously injured by punch after Euros final

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