Six Vietnamese Workers Killed By Blast At Laos Hydropower Plant

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HANOI, Jul 30 – Six Vietnamese workers were killed when a gas cylinder exploded at the construction site of a hydropower plant in central Laos, Vietnam’s state media reported Saturday. The blast, which also injured two Vietnamese workers, occurred Friday night at the Nam Ngiep plant in Laos’ central Bolikhamxay province, according

Over 22,000 Evacuated As Fire Hits Spain Music Festival

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MADRID, Jul 30 – More than 22,000 people were evacuated Saturday when the stage at an electronic music festival near Barcelona erupted in flames, sending revellers running. Firefighters rushed to the Tomorrowland festival in Santa Coloma de Gramenet in northeastern Spain, and eventually managed to extinguish the blaze which caused no injuries,

Perkasa Dares Penang Govt To Prove Malays Not Sidelined

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PERMATANG PAUH, Jul 30 – Pertubuhan Pribumi Perkasa Malaysia (Perkasa) today challenged the Penang Government to provide evidence that the Malays in the state are not sidelined and that their wellbeing are well taken care of. Its president, Datuk Ibrahim Ali, said the state government must also explain how far the issues

Trump Rips Into Republicans After Health Care Defeat

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WASHINGTON, Jul 30 – President Donald Trump lashed out at fellow Republicans in Congress on Saturday after suffering a major setback when the Senate failed to repeal and replace Obamacare. Two Republican women – Senators Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski – along with John McCain joined Democrats in a dramatic thumbs-down vote

Cambodian PM Sets 2018 General Election Date

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PHNOM PENH, Jul 30 – Cambodia’s strongman premier Hun Sen has set July 29 as the date for a highly anticipated 2018 general election, according to a document seen by AFP Saturday. The poll will be a major test for the authoritarian premier, whose government has spent the past few years cracking

Two Die In S. Africa Football Stadium Crush

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JOHANNESBURG, Jul 30 – Two people were killed in a crush of football fans on Saturday at the South African stadium that hosted the 2010 World Cup final, police and officials said. The incident occurred at a pre-season local derby between Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates, the country’s most popular teams, both

Khairy Calls On Umno Youth To Be Ready For Election

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LABUAN, Jul 29 – Umno Youth has called on its members across the country to be well prepared to face the 14th general election to help ensure the Barisan Nasional (BN) continues to govern the country. Its chief Khairy Jamaluddin Abu Bakar said the movement must continue to work hard to face any

Safe Kids Malaysia UPM Wins Excellence In Communication Award

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KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 29 – Safe Kids Malaysia Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) won the Excellence in Communication Award, beating more than 400 coalitions from more than 30 countries. UPM’s Safe Kids Malaysia executive director Assoc Prof Dr Kulanthayan KC Mani said the award was handed over by Acting President and Chief

Assumed Dead Taxpayer Is Alive

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PETALING JAYA, Jul 29 – A 45-year-old auxiliary policeman in Dungun, Terengganu, who was assumed to be dead by the Inland Revenue Board (LHDN) is very much alive. LHDN had recently sent a letter to his wife a letter stating that he is dead. She was asked to settle RM1,728.50 in

Turkey Newspaper Staff Walk Free After Over 8 Months Jail

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ISTANBUL, Jul 29 – Seven staff from the Turkish opposition newspaper Cumhuriyet walked free from jail early Saturday after over eight months behind bars, expressing hope four colleagues still in prison would be released soon. An Istanbul court had Friday ordered the release of the seven people in the trial – seen

Republican Women Keep Trump In Check

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WASHINGTON, Jul 29 – The stunning collapse of President Donald Trump’s health reforms was due in large part to the defiance of two Republican women who resisted relentless White House pressure to toe the party line. While Senator John McCain’s revolt grabbed the headlines, the votes of the lesser-known Susan Collins and

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