London police arrest man 'preparing act of terror'

LONDON: Police swooped on a man armed with knives metres away from the Houses of Parliament in London on Thursday, arresting him on suspicion of preparing “acts of terrorism”.

College's robot chef draws long queues with its traditional knife-cut noodles

BEIJING: China's latest celebrity chef is a noodle-making robot. Decked out in a chef's hat, white uniform and hygiene mask, the robot chef has been drawing big crowds and long queues at a university canteen in southern Guangdong province, according to Chinese media reports.

Indian actor and politician Vinod Khanna dies at 70

NEW DELHI: Iconic Indian actor and politician Vinod Khanna died Thursday in Mumbai. He was 70.

25-year-old Taiwanese teacher donates organs after sudden death in Singapore

SINGAPORE: A 25-year-old Taiwanese woman who was working in Singapore donated her organs after dying of a brain-related disease on Sunday (April 23).

Thai mother saw daughter’s Facebook Live murder

PHUKET: The distraught Thai mother of a baby girl killed by her boyfriend in a murder he broadcast on Facebook Live has described the harrowing moment she stumbled across the video and rushed to alert police.

China’s pesticide drones ‘a godsend’ for struggling farmers amid labour shortage

BEIJING: Farmers in northern China have employed drones over their orchards this month to make up for rising labour shortage, and achieving remarkable increases in productivity in the process, the state news agency reported.

Gold chain and pendant fetch RM58K at police auction

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysians love a good deal and are willing to go the distance to get value for their money, even to an auction held by the Narcotics Criminal Investigation Department (NCID) here on Thursday.

Ku Nan: My comment was not aimed at mamak eateries

KUALA LUMPUR: Federal Territories Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor has said that his comment on high prices was not aimed at Indian Muslim eateries.

Taxi driver arrested for allegedly raping Brazilian tourist

BANGKOK: A taxi driver was arrested in Nonthaburi on Wednesday after he allegedly took a Brazilian tourist to Suphan Buri and raped her.

Star Foundation to contribute to 1,700 rural pupils in Sarawak

PETALING JAYA: About 1,700 rural pupils in Sarawak will receive food and education aid for a year, thanks to donations from the Star Foundation and various other individuals and organisations amounting to RM1.23mil.

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