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Trump announces withdrawal from global climate deal

President Donald Trump announced America's shock withdrawal from the Paris climate accord Thursday, prompting a furious global backlash and throwing efforts to slow global warming into serious doubt.


Philippine friendly fire airstrikes kill 11 troops

Philippine airstrikes aimed at Islamist militants who are holding hostages as human shields in a southern city killed 11 soldiers, authorities said Thursday, as they conceded hundreds of gunmen may have escaped a blockade.


Task force to improve country's competitive ranking

Malaysia will establish a task force, comprising representatives from the public and private sector, to improve its ranking in the World Competitiveness Yearbook (WCY), said the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI).


Faceless fish among weird deep sea Australian finds

Faceless fish and other weird and wonderful creatures, many of them new species, have been hauled up from the deep waters off Australia during a scientific voyage studying parts of the ocean never explored before.


Petrol marginally cheaper tomorrow

The prices of both RON95 and RON97 will be down two sen while diesel is cheaper by one sen.


91 accounts of MBI, MFace frozen

A total of 91 bank accounts related to MBI International and MFace International have been frozen, involving RM177 million.


Former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega dead at 83

Panama's former dictator Manuel Noriega, who was on the CIA payroll, ousted from power by US troops in 1989, and spent years in prison for drug trafficking and money laundering, has died aged 83, authorities said.


Cities may be 8°C hotter by 2100

Under a dual onslaught of global warming and localised, urban heating, some of the world's cities may be as much as eight degrees Celsius (14.4 degrees Fahrenheit) warmer by 2100, researchers warned Monday.


Copenhagen's iconic mermaid statue vandalized

The "little mermaid" statute in Copenhagen, the city's most famous monument, was vandalised on Tuesday by animal rights activists outraged over whaling, police said.


Police open investigation paper on The Star front page

Police have opened investigation paper on the front page of The Star newspaper on May 27 under the Sedition Act and Section 298A of the Penal Code.


 

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