Search on for 10 trapped miners after Colombia blast kills 11

RESCUERS battled today to save 10 workers trapped in a coal mine in central Colombia after an explosion that killed 11.  The explosion happened when accumulated gases in the mine were ignited by a spark from a worker’s tool, Governor Nicolas Garcia of the Cundinamarca department told Blu Radio. 

Floods recede in Muar

MUAR has reportedly completely recovered from the floods, with the number of flood victims in Johor significantly dropping.  The state Disaster Management Committee said Muar saw the number of flood victims at temporary relief centres (TRCs) in three districts drop from 35,230 at 4pm to 33,245 at 8pm tonight. 

Germany takes down crypto laundering giant

GERMAN authorities said today they took down the “world’s largest” money laundering site for cryptocurrency, seizing millions of euros worth of bitcoin in the process. Law enforcement officials secured around €44 million (RM207.97 million) of the digital currency in a move against online platform ChipMixer, the Federal Criminal Police Office and Frankfurt prosecutor’s office said in […]

MOE to revise Form 6 syllabus for 2026 onwards

THE Education Ministry (MOE) wants to implement a new syllabus for Form 6 from semester 1 of STPM 2026. In a written reply published on the parliament website today, the MOE said it is revising the Form 6 syllabus to keep pace with current developments and meet the country’s needs.

Rescuers scramble to find survivors in cyclone-hit Malawi

RESCUERS scrambled today to reach survivors in Malawi’s battered city of Blantyre, after Cyclone Freddy struck southern Africa for a second time, triggering floods and landslides that have killed more than 200 people.  Weather conditions were expected to improve as the storm dissipated over land after days of torrential rains, but localised thunderstorms would persist, and […]

Selangor MACC nabs civil servant over alleged bribery

SHAH ALAM: The Selangor branch of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has arrested a civil servant on suspicion of soliciting and accepting a bribe amounting to RM1,700 from the operator of a fish exporting company. Read full story