Nigel Farage accused of cosying up to the Kremlin by former NATO boss

George Robertson (pictured right) hit back at the Reform UK leader after he claimed that the ex-Nato chief backed his comments.

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

US judge sentences Germine Joly, former leader of a powerful gang in Haiti, to 35 years in prison

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A man who once described himself as “king” of a notoriously violent gang in Haiti and is linked to the kidnapping of 16 U.S. citizens was sentenced to 35 years in prison Monday in a federal court in Washington, D.C. Germine Joly, best known as “Yonyon,” had pleaded guilty in late January to weapons smuggling and the laundering of ransoms related to the U.S. citizens kidnapped in October 2021, bringing his trial to a...

Taiwan's gay politicians have broken ground - but their battle isn't over

Huang Jie has made history, but she and other gay politicians say their battle is still not over.

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.

Man, 73, dies in motorbike crash on A1

The 73-year-old man crashed into a central reservation on the A1 at Grantham on Sunday afternoon.

Bestinet should be phased out eventually, says ex-MP

Charles Santiago says Putrajaya should start developing its own system.

Former LGBT member spiritual awakening leads him back to Islam

Personal stories of repentance and returning to Islamic teachings

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.

Australia waters down planned world first vape ban after opposition from Greens

By Lewis Jackson SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia will water down a planned world first ban on vaping after opposition from the Greens party led the government on Monday to agree to amend a bill that would have restricted vapes to those with a doctor's prescription. The agreement between the ruling centre-left Labor party and the Greens will see legislation pass later this week that restricts the

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

Soccer-Police escort for Hungary PM Orban involved in crash, officer dies

By Christian Radnedge STUTTGART, Germany (Reuters) - A 61-year-old police officer died on Monday and another was seriously injured after a traffic collision while escorting Hungary Prime Minister Viktor Orban following his trip to watch his country in their Euro 2024 match against Scotland. The incident occurred on Monday morning after Orban had watched his side score a late winner in their

‘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

Worry over drop in development outlay

GROWING disparity between development and management allocations in the Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) budget is causing concern among stakeholders. Read full story

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.

Starmer squirms before he admits Labour 'got it wrong' with Corbyn

The leader said the four-year tenure of the Marxist throwback had been 'very difficult for me and our party because I thought we were not going to be heading in the right direction'.

Ahead of merger with Mavcom, ex-chairman says CAAM must keep independence to inspire confidence in stakeholders

KUALA LUMPUR, June 25 — Economist Nungsari Ahmad Radhi has urged for the Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia (CAAM) to...

Sunak claims migrants 'queuing up in Calais' for Labour government

At The Sun's Never Mind The Ballots leaders' event, Rishi Sunak has claimed migrants are 'queuing up in Calais' waiting for a Labour government so they can come to the UK.

'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.

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

WikiLeaks' Julian Assange to be freed after pleading guilty to US Espionage Act charge

By Sarah N. Lynch and Andrew Goudsward WASHINGTON/SYDNEY (Reuters) -WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is due to plead guilty this week to violating U.S. espionage law, in a deal that will end his imprisonment in Britain and allow him to return home to Australia, ending a long legal odyssey. Assange, 52, has agreed to plead guilty to a single criminal count of conspiring to obtain and disclose

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...

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.

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

Tragic twist after four dead bodies are found inside Australian home

Four people, including a teenage boy, have been found dead at a property in Melbourne's north overnight.

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.

‘Causeway a symbol of close M’sia-S’pore ties’

JOHOR BARU: The Causeway is more than a bridge linking Singapore and Malaysia, but a symbol of the close relationship between both countries, says state exco member Mohamad Fazli Mohamad Salleh. Read full story

GRAHAM GRANT: Next week, voters can loosen SNP's grip on our country

The SNP told us we could do so much better without the Union, when in fact we could so much better without the SNP.

Pickpocket steals woman's phone from right under her nose

This is the shocking moment a young woman had her phone stolen by a pickpocket - from right under her nose. Isolde Stephens, 21, was having dinner with her cousin at Xian Biang Biang Noodles in Covent Garden, London when the incident happened.

Federal Court rejects 19 death row inmates to escape death sentence, says Azalina

KUALA LUMPUR: Attempts by 19 death row inmates to escape the gallows failed after their applications to commute their sentences were rejected by the Federal Court, said Datuk Seri Azalina Othman Said. Read full story

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

'Julian Assange is free', has left Britain - WikiLeaks

Assange will now be reunited with his wife, whom he married at a ceremony in the prison, and their two young children.

Over 100 students, teachers vaccinated against cancer at Penang girls’ school

MORE than 100 students and teachers were vaccinated against cervical cancer at the Penang Chinese Girls’ Private High School as part of efforts by the Crisis Relief Squad of MCA (CRSM) GoCare and National Cancer Society of Malaysia (NCSM). Read full story

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.

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Malaysia upgraded to Tier 2 in US human trafficking report

Malaysia was last in Tier 2 of the US state department’s annual Trafficking in Persons report in 2017.

Hungarian Prime Minister involved in horror car crash in Germany

Orban's vehicle was being escorted through the German city of Stuttgart when a driver collided with the motorcycle killing one police officer and severely injuring another

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.

Taking a fresh look at Pasir Gudang roadmap

Pasir Gudang City Council (MBPG) will be reviewing its manifesto to ensure that all developments have been achieved according to plan. Read full story

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...

Anger erupts as Albo's governor-general is awarded payrise

Australia's next governor-general will pocket more than $709,000 after being awarded a 43 per cent pay rise compared to her predecessor.

A shooter who entered a Tennessee office building and caused a lockdown has died, police say

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — A suspect died and a neighborhood in Tennessee was locked down briefly Monday in response to reports of a shooter inside an office building near a shopping mall. Police in Chattanooga said reports about the man with a gun starting coming in just after 2 p.m. local time. “A shooter was inside the building and was attempting to execute a plan. That failed,” Chattanooga Police Department Sgt. Victor Miller told reporters....

Civil war breaks out as leaders BAN church from using amphitheater

Town officials in Dillon blocked all non-town sponsored groups from using their amphitheater, including Dillon Community Church which had held events there for 42 years.

DAILY MAIL COMMENT: Beware the lure of punishing the Tories

Tory voters must weigh the desire to punish their own party against the consequences of propelling a socialist into power with virtually no checks and balances.

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

Russian missiles kill five, wound 41 in Ukraine's Pokrovsk

By Anna Voitenko POKROVSK, Donetsk region, Ukraine (Reuters) -A Russian double-tap missile attack killed at least five people and wounded 41 others, including four children, in the eastern Ukrainian town of Pokrovsk on Monday, regional officials said. "This is one of the largest enemy attacks on civilians recently," regional governor Vadym Filashkin said on Telegram. Girls aged 9, 11, and 13,

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.'

Those in govt must stop spreading rumours, says Guan Eng

This comes after government spokesman Fahmi Fadzil says discussions are ongoing for PAS to join the unity government.

Police launch urgent hunt for missing girl, 13

Mejan, 13, disappeared at around 6.30pm last night and hasn't been seen since.

Scientist wants to implant prisoners with 'memories' of their crimes

A molecular scientist has unveiled a 'prison of the future' that he claimed will lead to criminals being released in just minutes, compared to years or decades.