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Nation 19 Dec 2017 | 12:00 AM

Student drowns day before convocation

A FAMILY in Sitiawan, Perak, was devastated when their only son, who was supposed to attend his convocation ceremony on Sunday, drowned during an outing at a waterfall on Saturday evening, Makkal Osai reported.

AseanPlus News 19 Dec 2017 | 12:00 AM

Mother of Tianjin blast fireman gives birth to twins

BEIJING: The mother of a firefighter killed in massive chemical explosions in Tianjin in 2015 has given birth to twins at a hospital in Wuhan, Hubei province.

World 18 Dec 2017 | 11:00 PM

South Africa's ANC says electoral commission to join plenary at 1500 GMT

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's ruling ANC said on Monday party chairwoman Baleka Mbete had told delegates election officials would join them in the main conference area at 5pm local time (1500 GMT).

World 18 Dec 2017 | 10:20 PM

Many police, few protesters as far right enters Austrian government

VIENNA (Reuters) - Hundreds of police sealed off part of central Vienna on Monday as Austria became the only western European country with a far-right party in power, but protests against the swearing-in proved small and largely peaceful.

World 18 Dec 2017 | 6:53 PM

Landslide kills at least eight Indonesian miners on slope of volcano

JAKARTA (Reuters) - A landslide on the slopes of Indonesia's Mount Merapi volcano on Java island on Monday killed at least eight people mining sand and stones and injured eight, the country's disaster mitigation agency said.

World 18 Dec 2017 | 6:23 PM

ISIS claims attack on spy agency centre in Afghan capital

KABUL (Reuters) - Islamic State claimed responsibility for an attack near a training facility of Afghanistan's main intelligence agency in the capital, Kabul, on Monday as gunmen exchanged fire with security forces.

World 18 Dec 2017 | 5:35 PM

Yemen air strike kills eight women, two children, say residents

DUBAI (Reuters) - Eight women and two children from the same Yemeni family were killed when an air strike by forces of the Saudi-led coalition involved in the country's three-year-old war hit a wedding party, residents said on Monday.

World 18 Dec 2017 | 4:35 PM

Israel strikes Hamas targets in Gaza after Palestinian rocket attacks

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - The Israeli military said it attacked a Hamas training compound in Gaza on Monday in response to rocket strikes from the Palestinian enclave, which have surged since U.S. President Donald Trump recognised Jerusalem as Israel's capital on Dec 6.

World 18 Dec 2017 | 3:03 PM

At least 61 dead after days of violence in Ethiopia's Oromiya region

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - At least 61 people have been killed in clashes between different ethnic groups in Ethiopia's Oromiya region, officials said, the latest bout of violence to highlight increasing instability in a province racked by bloody protests in 2015 and 2016.

Nation 18 Dec 2017 | 1:53 PM

Jail for Malaysian who moved RM652k across the Causeway

SINGAPORE: On five separate occasions in September, a Malaysian woman was handed S$216,000 (RM652,694) in ill-gotten gains which she was told to transport from Singapore to Johor Baru.