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Indian man killed, another wounded in suspected US hate crime

Indian man killed, another wounded in suspected US hate crime

Chicago – An Indian man was killed and another wounded in a shooting being investigated by US authorities in the midwestern state of Kansas as a possible hate crime. The two men, one of whom reportedly had lived in the US for more than a decade, were shot were at a bar outside Kansas City […]

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US charges former Guatemalan VP and minister with drug trafficking

US charges former Guatemalan VP and minister with drug trafficking

Guatemala City – Former Guatemalan Vice President Roxana Baldetti and an ex-minister Mauricio Lopez Bonilla have been indicted on drug trafficking charges, the U.S. embassy in Guatemala said on Friday. Baldetti and Lopez, who were tied to a corruption scandal in Guatemala, are facing charges in a Washington D.C. court for conspiracy to distribute five […]

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Ringgit ends higher against US dollar

Ringgit ends higher against US dollar

Kuala Lumpur – The ringgit ended higher against the US dollar today as investors’ interest shifted away from the greenback, following the release of the US Federal Reserve’s (Fed) meeting minutes yesterday. At 6pm, the local unit was traded at 4.4370/4440 against the US dollar versus 4.4470/4510 yesterday. A dealer said most Asian currencies would […]

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IS forcing children, disabled into suicide cars – US general

IS forcing children, disabled into suicide cars – US general

Washington – Islamic State jihadists are forcing children and disabled people into explosives-laden trucks and making them drive at Iraqi security forces in Mosul, a general from the US-led coalition has said. The barbaric tactic, coupled with other increasingly desperate battlefield measures, is a sign the IS group knows defeat is inevitable, officials say. The […]

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Ringgit ends sharply higher against US dollar

Ringgit ends sharply higher against US dollar

Kuala Lumpur – The ringgit ended sharply higher against the US dollar today, in line with emerging Asian currencies, following the release of the US Federal Reserve’s (Fed) meeting minutes. At 6 pm, the local unit was traded at 4.4470/4510 against the US dollar versus 4.4510/4540 yesterday. A dealer said demand for emerging Asian currencies, […]

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22 sex abuse charges against ex-US gymnastics doctor

22 sex abuse charges against ex-US gymnastics doctor

Chicago – The authorities in Michigan on Wednesday charged former US national gymnastics team doctor Lawrence Nassar with 22 criminal counts of sexual assault, including of girls under the age of 13. Nassar, 53, was arrested last November on charges of sexually assaulting a child in Michigan, where he is being held without bail. That […]

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Ringgit higher versus greenback

Ringgit higher versus greenback

Kuala Lumpur – The ringgit was higher at today’s opening on positive market sentiment that provided it the support, a dealer said. At 9am, the local unit was traded at 4.4480/4520 against the greenback from 4.4510/4540 on Wednesday. A dealer said news that the oil price was expected to go up to US$70 per barrel has […]

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Ringgit ends slightly higher against US dollar

Ringgit ends slightly higher against US dollar

Kuala Lumpur – The ringgit ended slightly higher against the US dollar today as traders shifted away from the greenback`ahead of the release of the minutes for the Federal Reserve’s latest meeting. At 6pm, the local unit was traded at 4.4510/4540 against the US dollar versus 4.4555/4595 yesterday. A dealer said traders would be closely […]

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Mexican migrant kills self after third deportation from US

Mexican migrant kills self after third deportation from US

Tijuana – With just a plastic bag of belongings in his hand, a Mexican man who was deported from the United States Tuesday promptly killed himself, jumping off a bridge in view of the US border. Sinaloa state native Guadalupe Olivas Valencia, 44, threw himself to his death, authorities said. He had jumped 30m. Witnesses […]

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Ringgit unchanged against US dollar at opening

Ringgit unchanged against US dollar at opening

Kuala Lumpur – The ringgit opened unchanged against the US dollar in early trade today, as traders were cautious ahead of the US Federal Reserve’s (Fed) meeting, a dealer said. At 9 am, the local unit was traded at 4.4555/4595 against the greenback from 4.4555/4595 on Tuesday. The dealer said traders were unsure of what […]

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