TOKYO: A Japanese gunman accused of shooting dead a construction worker and wounding three others died on Wednesday after he also shot himself following a long and tense standoff with police, news reports said.
Yasuhide Mizobata fled into an apartment building on Tuesday afternoon after firing repeatedly at officers who challenged him, a force spokesman said.
PETALING JAYA: A high-speed car chase on the North-South Expressway heading towards Seremban ended with two drug-trafficking suspects arrested by police today.
Dang Wangi district police chief ACP Zainol Samah said the drama unfolded at about 5.15pm when policemen on crime prevention rounds spotted a red Proton Saga FLX being driven suspiciously near Jalan Haji Hussein at Chow K
PARIS: A potential presidential bid by centrist former minister Emmanuel Macron has added to an already complex picture in French politics, with the left and right in turmoil eight months before the election.
The 38-year-old Macron, who resigned as economy minister on Tuesday to "begin a new stage in my fight" without yet declaring whether he will stand for president, would be a
COLOMBO: The Maldives said Wednesday an arrest warrant has been issued for ex-president Mohamed Nasheed (pix) for failing to return to the troubled archipelago to complete a jail sentence after receiving medical care in Britain.
Nasheed, the Maldives' first democratically elected president, won political asylum in Britain in May after being granted permission to travel t
NEW DELHI: Heavy monsoon downpours and thunderstorms brought life in the Indian capital to a grinding halt Wednesday as hundreds of thousands of commuters – and the US secretary of state – were left stranded on waterlogged roads.
Early morning torrential rains inundated large swathes of New Delhi and its surrounding areas, leaving motorists stuck in massive traffic jams, includin
SABAK BERNAM: Umno must pay heed to the interests of non-Malays because the backbone of the Barisan Nasional (BN) consistently received their support in general elections, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi (pix).
ISTANBUL: Turkey on Wednesday denied agreeing to a US-brokered truce with Kurdish-led forces in northern Syria, saying it would not compromise with a "terrorist" group a week into an unprecedented cross-border offensive.
Washington said Tuesday the two sides – both US allies – had agreed to a cessation of hostilities between their forces in Syria after deadly clashes at the weeke
MEXICO CITY: Mexico will hold a tribute to the legendary singer and composer Juan Gabriel in the capital city next week, officials said on Tuesday.
The singer known as the "Divo of Juarez," who touched millions with wrenching ballads of love and loneliness, died of a heart attack Sunday at his home in Santa Monica, California during a break in his latest tour.