Cambodian killed by 40 crocodiles after falling into enclosure

ABOUT 40 crocodiles killed a Cambodian man today after he fell into their enclosure on his family’s reptile farm, police said. Luan Nam, 72, was trying to move a crocodile out of a cage where it had laid eggs when it grabbed the stick he was using as a goad and pulled him in.

US doctor reprimanded for talking about 10-year-old's abortion

A DOCTOR who drew national attention for revealing she had performed an abortion on a 10-year-old rape victim was reprimanded and fined by a medical board for violating patient privacy laws.   The state of Indiana’s Medical Licensing Board found gynaecologist Caitlin Bernard had violated privacy laws when she spoke publicly about the case without the […]

Rwandan fugitive set to appear in South African court

FULGENCE Kayishema, one of the last fugitives sought for their role in the 1994 Rwanda genocide, was due in a court in Cape Town today, two days after being arrested following 22 years on the run.   He allegedly took part in one of the genocide’s bloodiest episodes, when more than 2,000 Tutsis who had sought […]

Govt to refine strategy in tackling weather issues regionally

THE government will refine its strategy and strengthen bilateral ties with neighbouring countries along with multilateral relations at the Asean region to tackle the southwest monsoon and the El Nino phenomenon. For this purpose, Natural Resources, Environment and Climate Change Minister Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad said he would lead the Malaysian delegation to the Asean […]

Bank Negara says external factors causing ringgit’s slide

THE ringgit’s current weak performance is attributed to external developments in global financial markets, including the US debt ceiling impasse and episodes of stress in the US and European banking sectors, Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) said today. “In the current environment, external developments are having a more dominant impact on ringgit performance. 

Delegation to discuss El-Nino, haze in Singapore, says Nik Nazmi

KUALA LUMPUR: The government will refine its strategy and strengthen bilateral ties with neighbouring countries along with multilateral relations at the Association of South East Asian Nations (Asean) region to tackle the south west monsoon and the El Nino phenomenon. Read full story