Japan beats Thailand at AFC U-16 opening match

KUALA LUMPUR: Two-time champions Japan bounced back from being left behind one goal before sinking 1998 champions Thailand 5-2 at the opening game of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) ...

More than 100 die in Lake Victoria ferry disaster

NAIROBI: The death toll in a ferry capsize in Lake Victoria climbed to more than 100 yesterday, as Tanzanian rescue workers pressed on with searches to find scores of more people feared drowned. The ...

Toll jumps to 22 in Philippine monsoon landslide

MANILA: The death toll from a monsoon landslide in the central Philippines has risen to 22, officials said yesterday, as rescuers dug through the night in a frantic search for survivors of the latest...

Hot tech sector prompts shakeup in S&P 500 stock indexes

NEW YORK: The hot and rapidly changing tech sector has prompted the S&P 500 stock index to reshuffle its components, opening up more chances to invest in Google, Netflix, Facebook and other stars...

Asian markets pick up Wall St baton to end week on a high

HONG KONG: Asian markets enjoyed another day of strong buying on Friday, helping them to end the week with a flourish as investors looked past the China-US trade row to focus on the booming American ...

BNM international reserves lower at US$103.9 bln

KUALA LUMPUR: Bank Negara Malaysia’s (BNM) international reserves amounted to US$103.9 billion as at Sept 14 compared with US$104.4 billion as at Aug 30, 2018. In a statement yesterday, the central b...

‘I do not condone child marriages’ – DPM

PUTRAJAYA: Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail said her latest statement on the marriage of a 15- year-old girl to a 44-year-old man in Kelantan did not mean that she condoned c...