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World 28 Jan 2013 | 12:00 AM

French seal off Mali's Timbuktu, rebels torch library

GAO, Mali (Reuters) - French and Malian troops on Monday sealed off Timbuktu, a UNESCO World Heritage site, after fleeing Islamist rebel fighters torched several buildings in the ancient Saharan trading town, including a priceless manuscript library.

World 28 Jan 2013 | 12:00 AM

Mali's MNLA Tuareg rebels say they control Kidal

DAKAR (Reuters) - Secular Malian Tuareg MNLA rebels said on Monday they were now in control of the northern town of Kidal after their former Islamist allies abandoned it.

Lifestyle 27 Jan 2013 | 12:00 AM

Going great guns

Two decades on and one of crime fiction's most engaging and interesting detectives is still irritating his bosses and still doggedly getting his man.

World 27 Jan 2013 | 12:00 AM

Bulgarian vote for nuclear plant challenges government

SOFIA (Reuters) - Bulgarians backed the building of a nuclear power plant in a referendum on Sunday, a blow to Prime Minister Boiko Borisov who had abandoned the multi-billion-dollar project, but turnout was not enough to overturn the government's decision.

Nation 27 Jan 2013 | 12:00 AM

Man held after car chase, cops seize weapons from suspected stolen vehicle

IPOH: Police have arrested a 26-year-old man and seized an array of weapons after a car chase from Sitiawan to Pantai Remis.

Nation 27 Jan 2013 | 12:00 AM

Just seconds to lose a child

WITH criminals getting more informed and sophisticated, it is crucial for parents to keep abreast on safety issues and watch their children closely.

Community 26 Jan 2013 | 12:00 AM

New homes, new hope

SOME RM65mil has been spent in three years to revive abandoned housing projects in the country, said Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk Seri Chor Chee Heung.

Nation 26 Jan 2013 | 12:00 AM

Chor: Government committed to reviving abandoned projects

GEORGE TOWN: Some RM65mil has been spent in three years to revive abandoned housing projects in the country, said Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk Seri Chor Chee Heung.

World 26 Jan 2013 | 12:00 AM

Haiti's road to reconstruction blocked by land tenure disputes

JEREMIE, Haiti (Reuters) - The smooth black asphalt of National Road No. 7 stretches for about five miles beyond Camp Perrin, a town in fertile southwest Haiti.

Community 25 Jan 2013 | 12:00 AM

Village folk to enjoy electricity thanks to microhydro project

KOTA KINABALU: Eighteen families from Kampung Tiku will enjoy electricity once a microhydro project in their village is completed.