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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


Who exactly was St. John the Baptist?

A predecessor of Jesus, St. John the Baptist is a prominent figure in Christianity. From baptisms on the River Jordan to prophesizing the birth of the Messiah, John was a notable figure in the Bible. His feast day, on June 24, is celebrated across Europe in various ways. But just who exactly was John the Baptist, and why is he venerated? Click on to discover everything you didn't know about this saint.


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


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


‘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 Canadian armored vehicle manufacturer is bringing production to Ukraine


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


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


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.


All you need to know about: Mavcom’s dissolution and merger with CAAM

JUNE 25 — On Monday, June 24, 2024, Putrajaya tabled two Bills to dissolve the Malaysian Aviation Commission (Mavcom) an...


'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.


Interpol arrests 219 criminals in human trafficking operation

The week-long operation involved police and border guards from several continents and focused on criminal networks involved in human trafficking, particularly children.


Experts: Marketing gimmicks, weak regulations main reasons for vape popularity among teens in Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR, June 25 — It may be the most challenging question for parents and public health experts alike: how to keep...


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.


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.


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.


Four people including a teen boy found dead at Melbourne property

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


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.


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


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.


Inside the NHS hospital treating Princess Anne after 'horse accident'

Emergency services raced to the Princess Royal's Gatcombe Park estate in Gloucestershire yesterday and she was given medical care at the scene before being taken to Southmead Hospital in Bristol.


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.


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

Police expose scheme to kill for insurance money


‘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


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.


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.


Police launch urgent hunt for missing girl, 13

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


‘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


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


Defense rests in trial of Karen Read, accused of killing her police officer boyfriend with SUV

DEDHAM, Mass. (AP) — The defense rested its case Monday in the murder trial of a woman accused of striking her Boston police officer boyfriend with her SUV, clearing the way for closing arguments and jury deliberations after nearly two months of testimony. Karen Read did not take the stand after three final witnesses testified in the high-profile case that's created a media storm in part by accusations of police misconduct that have been fueled...


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


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.


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


Sunak vows to 'boot out' any Tories found to have broken betting rules

The under-pressure PM made the vow tonight as he faced increasing pressure to act over a growing scandal casting a long shadow over the tail end of the campaign.


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.


Beloved owner of popular café suddenly dies

Tributes are pouring in for a much loved café owner and mother-of-two who locals describe as a 'beautiful soul'.


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.


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.


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


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


Teen whizzes create flood alert app

Sibu residents can now get instant flood warning alert on their cellphones, thanks to two students who have invented a special flood monitoring device and application. Read full story


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.


Fall in competitiveness ranking a wake-up call for Putrajaya, experts say

Optimistic projections and rhetoric are not the answer, they say.


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.'


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.


Former LGBT member spiritual awakening leads him back to Islam

Personal stories of repentance and returning to Islamic teachings


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.


Bestinet should be phased out eventually, says ex-MP

Charles Santiago says Putrajaya should start developing its own system.


US couple 'walked for hours' before dying in Hajj heat

The couple's daughter says a tour agency her parents used failed to provide basic necessities.


Woman, 50, arrested after biker dies in crash

A 63-year-old man biker on the A9 near Calvine in Highland Perthshire Highland Perthshire.