Brazil grieves for football team killed in crash

CHAPECÓ: A small Brazilian city will hold a massive funeral Saturday to honor its football team, wiped out at the height of their glory in a plane crash that killed 71 people. The southern city of Chapeco is expecting some 100,000 people — half its population — to descend on Conda Arena, the stadium where […]

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Ringgit to see range-bound trading next week

KUALA LUMPUR: The ringgit will see range-bound trading next week and move between 4.45 and 4.46 (against the US dollar), on market adjustments following the announcement of new measures by Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM), said a dealer. On Friday, BNM introduced measures that will come into effect on Monday. The measures aimed to further broaden, […]

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Car repossessor hacked to death by six men in Tanah Merah

KOTA BAHARU: A car repossessor was hacked to death with machetes after being attacked by six men disguised as policemen in Kampung Air Merah, Batu Gajah, Tanah Merah earlier today. Kelantan deputy police chief SAC Din Ahmad said the victim, Wan Ishak Wan Ismail, 48, died at the scene due to severe injuries to his […]

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Thai police hold suspect in Pakistan factory fire that killed 255

BANGKOK: A Pakistani man suspected of starting a devastating factory fire in Karachi four years ago that killed 255 people has been arrested in Bangkok, Thai police said Saturday. Abdul Rehman, 46, was detained at a hotel in the red light district Nana area of the capital on Friday evening, said Thailand’s Interpol chief. “Thai […]

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Sabah deports 470 illegal immigrants to the Philippines

SANDAKAN: The National Security Council in Sabah continued with its deportation of illegal immigrants, sending back the latest batch of 470 Filipinos yesterday. The 433 men, 32 women and five children, aged between one and 62, were deported from Sandakan port to Zamboanga in the Philippines, said Sabah NSC director Datuk Rodzi Md Saad in […]

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Trump says Philippines fighting drugs ‘the right way’: Duterte

MANILA: Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte said Saturday that President-elect Donald Trump told him Manila was conducting its deadly drug war “the right way”, in stark contrast to the criticism he has received from the current White House. The Philippine president called Trump late Friday evening to congratulate him on his election victory with Trump wishing […]

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White House reaffirms ‘One China’ policy after Trump calls Taiwan leader

WASHINGTON: The White House reaffirmed Friday its backing for the policy that recognizes Beijing as the sole government of “One China” after President-elect Donald Trump risked Chinese ire by calling the leader of Taiwan, in a break with US norms. “There is no change to our longstanding policy on cross-Strait issues,” National Security spokeswoman Emily […]

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‘Mission accomplished’ for emotional Rosberg

VIENNA: Nico Rosberg said it was “mission accomplished” as the German star received his Formula One world championship trophy on Friday, just hours after he stunned sport by deciding to quit. The 31-year-old paid tribute to longtime friend and Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton, the outgoing world champion, as well as his father Keke Rosberg who […]

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Acara perpaduan rakyat

Oleh Florence Nervyn// SELANGAU: Pesta Selangau menjadi acara penting dalam usaha menyatupadukan masyarakat majmuk terutama penduduk Selangau. Timbalan Ketua Menteri Tan Sri Datuk Amar Dr James Jemut Masing berterima kasih kepada Majlis Daerah Luar Bandar Sibu (MDLBS) kerana menghidup semula penganjuran Pesta Selangau kepada penduduk setempat. “Ini sangat penting kepada pihak berkuasa berkaitan di Selangau […]

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Penunggang maut dirempuh motosikal bertentangan arus

KUCHING: Seorang lelaki disah meninggal dunia semalam semasa menerima rawatan di Hospital Umum Sarawak (HUS) akibat kecederaan parah dialami selepas terlibat kemalangan Jalan Bako-Senari di sini kelmarin. Menurut sumber, mangsa Melvin Jickline berusia 22 tahun meninggal dunia sekitar jam  10.45 pagi semalam. Difahamkan, mangsa berasal dari Kampung Mayang Mawang, Serian dalam kejadian berlaku sekitar jam […]

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