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Pilot dead as Virgin spaceship crashes in US desert

LOS ANGELES - Virgin Galactic's pioneering spacecraft designed to take tourists into space crashed Friday in California, killing one of its two pilots and scattering debris across the desert.

Two injured after Kedah hit by another 'twister'

ALOR STAR: Another "twister" slammed Kedah, leaving at least two people injured and 50 houses damaged on Friday.

Fans to celebrate Hello Kitty’s 40th birthday

SINGAPORE: Hello Kitty turns 40 on Saturday and fans of the cat (or girl), Japanese company Sanrio's beloved feline character, have been purringly happy.

#AnwarVerdict: Crunch time for Anwar (Day Four)

The Federal Court resumed Friday to hear the prosecution's submission in Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim's appeal against his sodomy charge.

Black cats get Halloween protection

BUDAPEST: For a Hungarian animal shelter, Halloween is less about pumpkins, witches and ghosts, but keeping black cats out of the hands of Satanists.

Mum shocked over cruel act

BUTTERWORTH: A factory worker whose three-year-old son was allegedly tied up by a babysitter is scarred over the incident and has taken the child back to her hometown in Perlis.

Handout picture released by Costa Rica's Sismic and Volcanalogical Observatory (OVSICORI) of the Turrialba volcano in eruption, some 65 km southwest of San Jose. - AFP

Costa Rica volcano spews ash, prompts evacuations

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica, Oct 30, 2014 (AFP) - Costa Rican authorities issued an emergency alert on Thursday after ash from the erupting Turrialba volcano reached the capital San Jose and beyond.

Maxis and DiGi reveal Malaysian iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus price plans

Local telecommunications companies Maxis Bhd and DiGi Telecommunications Sdn Bhd announced their iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus pricing plans last night, causing a rush of traffic which brought both sites to a virtual standstill.

China executes man who killed toddler in parking row

BEIJING - A Chinese man who killed a two-year-old girl after a row with her mother over a parking space was executed on Friday, a court said.

There were warning signs ahead of Sri Lanka mudslide

KOSLANDA, SRI LANKA - Sniffer dogs were deployed Friday to search for mudslide victims in Sri Lanka as survivors said they had seen warning signs of the disaster, such as cracks in the ground and livestock fleeing.

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