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7:25 PM

Russia's Putin says ready to work with United States - TV

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia has key interests in common with the United States and needs to work with it on a common agenda, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Saturday in a television interview.

7:22 PM

Thai police track ‘Datuk’, two other Malaysians over illegal pyramid scheme

GEORGE TOWN: Thai police are hot on the heels of three Malaysians including a “Datuk” who are alleged to have cheated some 100,000 people worldwide, including thousands of Thais, of some 20bil baht (RM2.25bil) through a pyramid scheme.

7:20 PM

Afghanistan suicide blast kills 33, targets government workers

JALALABAD, Afghanistan (Reuters) - A suicide bomb blast in Afghanistan's eastern city of Jalalabad killed 33 people and injured more than 100 on Saturday outside a bank where government workers collect salaries, the city's police chief said.

7:18 PM

Rompin by-election: Promoting tourism main focus of Barisan candidate

MUADZAM SHAH: Promoting Rompin as a tourist destination will be the main focus of Datuk Hasan Arifin, Barisan Nasional's candidate for Rompin, if he is voted in during the upcoming by-election.

7:02 PM

Arteta confident of new Arsenal deal on return from injury

LONDON (Reuters) - Arsenal captain Mikel Arteta expects to extend his contract at the Premier League club when he returns from injury.

6:57 PM

Gul to replace injured Adil in Pakistan ODI squad

DHAKA (Reuters) - Pakistan seam bowler Ehsan Adil will miss the ongoing one-day international series in Bangladesh due to a hamstring injury and has been replaced by Umar Gul, the country's cricket board said on Saturday.

6:50 PM

Permatang Pauh by-election: Gerakan warns Pakatan of backlash if Anwar’s family contests

KUALA LUMPUR: Pakatan Rakyat will suffer a backlash should it decide to field a member of Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim's family to contest the Permatang Pauh by-election.

6:39 PM

Brilliant Tze Liang makes diving final in Puerto Rico

PETALING JAYA: Malaysia’s Ooi Tze Liang put up a remarkable display to storm into the men’s 3m springboard final in the Puerto Rico Diving Grand Prix in San Juan.

6:29 PM

No shame in China Masters loss by Peng Soon-Liu Ying

PETALING JAYA: Malaysian’s mixed doubles pair Chan Peng Soon-Goh Liu Ying can take heart despite failing to get the better of China’s top seeds Liu Cheng-Bao Yixin in the semi-finals of the China Masters.

6:27 PM

Indonesia suspends local association, risks FIFA wrath

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia's youth and sports ministry on Saturday suspended all activities of the local soccer association (PSSI), setting the stage for further tension with world governing body FIFA.

6:25 PM

Gunfire and explosions heard in Libyan capital

TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Clashes broke out in a district and a suburb of Libya's capital on Saturday, home to groups opposing an alternative government controlling Tripoli and parts of western Libya, residents said.

6:24 PM

Karpal Singh Forum: Sedition Act is flawed

GEORGE TOWN: The amended Sedition Act is flawed as no one will know if what they said is against the law until they are charged in court, according to a forum discussing the Sedition Act and human rights in Malaysia.

6:19 PM

Ranking and development

The Malaysian national team is currently ranked 164 in the world and there are suggestions that we are worse off than teams like Timor Leste and Bhutan who have leapfrogged us.

6:15 PM

One dies in Kashmir after police fire on protesters

SRINAGAR (Reuters) - One person died on Saturday in Kashmir following an injury suffered after police opened fire to disperse stone-throwing demonstrators during a daylong protest strike over the arrest of a separatist leader.

6:02 PM

Aphibarnrat grabs Shenzhen lead despite late woes

(Reuters) - Kiradech Aphibarnrat dropped three shots in his last two holes but will still take a two-shot lead into the final round of the Shenzhen International as the Thai bids for his second European Tour title.

5:59 PM

Arie flies away with Eagle Ridge golf title

PETALING JAYA: Overnight leader Arie Irawan flew the flag high for Malaysia after clinching his second Asian Development Tour (ADT) title and his first outside Malaysia at the Eagle Ridge Invitational in Manila.

5:58 PM

Thais set to rule SEA Games athletics again

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s track and field athletes will be under tremendous pressure at the Singapore SEA Games in June.

5:55 PM

China says using young, educated anti-graft officials as 'fox hunters'

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China's team charged with hunting down officials suspected of corruption who have fled overseas is aged 30 on average, speaks foreign languages and is well educated, a Chinese official said, giving rare details of a secretive operation.

5:45 PM

China's Xi urges Yemen resolution in call with Saudi king

BEIJING (Reuters) - Efforts should be stepped up to seek a political solution to the crisis in Yemen, Chinese President Xi Jinping told Saudi Arabia's King Salman in a telephone call, China's Foreign Ministry said on Saturday.

5:45 PM

Everest mountaineers mourn avalanche dead one year on

Kathmandu (AFP) - Hundreds of mountaineers and Sherpas in Nepal paid emotional tribute Saturday to 16 of their fellow guides who died in an avalanche on Everest a year ago, suspending climbing for the day.

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