Sri Lanka appealed Tuesday for volunteers to help with a massive clean-up after landslides and floods left at least 193 dead and tens of thousands without safe drinking water. The Disaster Management Centre said nearly 600,000 people had been forced from their homes. Water supply minister Rauf Hakeem
* Palm hits intraday and one-month low of 2,475 rgt/T * Slow demand once Ramadan fasting begins also weighing on market * Palm may stabilise in 2,496-2,506 rgt/T support zone - charts (Updates with closing ...
French customs officials said Tuesday that they had intercepted 135 kilogrammes (300 pounds) of Captagon, dubbed the "jihadists' drug", at Paris's Charles de Gaulle airport this year, a first for France. Captagon, a type of amphetamine, is one of the most commonly used drugs among
The euro slid Tuesday against rival currencies after European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi hinted the bank will stick to its loose monetary policy for now. London and Paris equity markets shed about half a percent, but Frankfurt turned flat. British Airways owner IAG saw its share price slide after
May 30 (Reuters) - MY EG Services Bhd : * Qtrly net profit 53.902 million rgt * Qtrly revenue 99.2 million rgt * Year-ago qtrly revenue 70.1 million rgt, year-ago qtrly net profit 33.1 million rgt Source ...
The "Little Mermaid" statue in Copenhagen, the city's most famous monument, was doused in red paint on Tuesday by animal rights activists outraged over whaling, police said. The culprits who vandalised the bronze sculpture, which sits on a rock by the waterside in the Danish capital, also
Former Panamanian dictator Manuel Antonio Noriega, who was on the CIA payroll, ousted from power by US soldiers in 1989, and spent years in prison for drug trafficking and money laundering, has died. Noriega died in Panama City's public Santo Tomas hospital where he had been recovering from surgery
May 30 (Reuters) - Damansara Realty Bhd * External auditors issued statement of “material uncertainty related to going concern” for co’s financial statements for FY 2016 Source ( http://bit.ly/2qBBpCX ...
A London-bound Eurostar train was halted for at least four hours in France late on Monday after police were called in to take off two drunken British passengers, French railway authorities said. The string of events that led to the delays started shortly after the train carrying about 770 passengers
May 30 (Reuters) - Samchem Holdings Bhd: * Eweny Chemicals entered into sale and purchase agreement with Easy Sun to dispose a single storey factory for 2 million rgt * Disposal is not expected to have ...
Beer cans, newspapers drenched in vomit and aluminium foil litters the ground inside a parking garage where young Afghan asylum seekers smoke heroin as they shelter from the cold in central Sweden. "When we smoke... we're calm and don't worry about anything," says Mahdi, a 16-year-old
A train station next to the scene of last week's suicide bombing in Manchester reopened Tuesday for the first time since the carnage in which 22 people were killed, as the city slowly returned to normal. Manchester-born Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher was to make his solo debut later on Tuesday with
May 30 (Reuters) - Fajarbaru Builder Group Bhd : * Timber production for April 2017 was 32,100 cubic metres Source text : ( http://bit.ly/2s9m2n6 ) Further company coverage:
Two bombings killed at least 27 people and wounded more than 115 in Baghdad, officials said Tuesday, as Iraqi forces fight to retake the last Islamic State group-held areas of Mosul. In the deadliest of the two attacks, a suicide bomber detonated an explosives-rigged vehicle at a popular ice cream shop
May 30 (Reuters) - DRB-Hicom Bhd : * Qtrly net loss 328.5 million rgt * Qtrly revenue 3.48 billion rgt * Year-ago qtrly revenue 2.63 billion rgt, year-ago qtrly net loss 790.8 million rgt Source text : ...
May 30 (Reuters) - Allianz Malaysia Bhd : * Qtrly net profit 67.174 million rgt * Qtrly revenue 1.21 billion rgt * Year-ago qtrly revenue 1.17 billion rgt, year-ago qtrly net profit 73.2 million rgt Source ...
A British journalist faces up to five years in a Thai jail after he was arrested for carrying a gas mask and plates for a bullet-proof vest through Bangkok's main airport on his way to cover fighting in the Iraqi city of Mosul, police confirmed Tuesday. Tony Cheng, who works for Chinese state broadcaster
Yoshie Oka, the first person to raise the alarm outside Hiroshima that the Japanese city had been hit by an atomic bomb, has died aged 86, media and acquaintances said Tuesday. Oka was 14 years old on August 6, 1945 and working in Hiroshima as a communications operator at an underground command centre
A South Sudan military court on Tuesday opened the trial of 13 soldiers accused of raping foreign aid workers and murdering a local journalist during fighting in Juba last July. The chilling attack cast a spotlight on atrocities by government troops but also led to a damning probe into the failure of
Smoking and other tobacco use kills more than seven million people each year, the World Health Organization said Tuesday, also warning of the dire environmental impact of tobacco production, distribution and waste. The UN agency said tougher measures were needed to rein in tobacco use, urging countries
Cyclone Mora battered Bangladesh on Tuesday, killing two people, ripping through camps housing Rohingya refugees and forcing 450,000 people to flee coastal villages. Police said a woman and a man had been crushed under trees felled by winds of up to 135 kilometres (84 miles) per hour in the coastal
At least 27 people were killed and more than 100 wounded in two bombings in Baghdad, security and medical officials said on Tuesday. The Islamic State group issued a statement claiming the first attack, identifying the bomber as an Iraqi who blew up an explosives-rigged vehicle targeting Shiite Muslims
The daughter of the woman at the centre of a corruption scandal that led to the ousting of South Korea's president will return home Wednesday from Denmark, officials said. Chung Yoo-Ra, 20, will be "immediately put into custody" when she arrives at Incheon airport after being extradited
Philippine authorities on Tuesday warned Islamist militants occupying parts of a southern city to surrender or die, as attack helicopters pounded the gunmen's strongholds where up to 2,000 residents were feared trapped. More than 100 people have been confirmed killed in the conflict, which began
The late Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega, who rose to power while working for the CIA, ruled ruthlessly 1983-1989 and was ousted by a US military invasion. Noriega, 83, died late Monday in a Panama City hospital as he was recovering from surgery to remove a brain tumor. Here are some notable moments