Yelp! We need somebody… Puppies abandoned before they were born hunt for a home in the run up to Christmas

Four unwanted mothers taken in by charity gave birth to more than 20 puppies By David Wilkes Published: 22:57 GMT, 17 December 2023 | Updated: 21:53 GMT, 18 December 2023 Playing among piles of gifts and cuddling up on blankets, these tiny adorable puppies are a picture of pure joy. But behind their cute frolicking … Read more

Exports drop on lower demand for E&E products

PUTRAJAYA: Modest global growth and vulnerability in external demand for goods from Malaysia led to a contraction in total trade, especially exports. Total trade shrank by 2.4% to RM231.8 billion and exports decreased 5.9% to RM122.1 billion. On the contrary, imports rebounded to note an increase of 1.7% to RM109.7 billion, year-on-year after eight consecutive … Read more

Wall Street ends higher as rate cut fever lingers

NEW YORK: Wall Street extended its rally on Tuesday (Dec19), advancing on the day as last week’s dovish policy pivot from the Federal Reserve (Fed) continued to reverberate and investors looked ahead to crucial inflation data. Broad-based gains boosted all three major US stock indices and nudged the S&P 500 to within one percentage point … Read more

ABM drops three men’s singles shuttlers

KUALA LUMPUR: The Akademi Badminton Malaysia (ABM) has dropped three men’s singles players – Lee Shun Yang, Chia Jeng Hon and Rex Hooi Shao Heng. National men’s singles coach Hendrawan said the decision was made based on their performance in international tournaments and during training sessions. “This is very difficult as we usually drop one … Read more

Inside the cyber den of a man who allegedly spammed Australians with more than 17 million scam texts using a specially designed machine

By Sarah Liversidge For Daily Mail Australia Published: 10:47 GMT, 13 December 2023 | Updated: 10:47 GMT, 13 December 2023 A 39-year-old man who allegedly sent 17 million scam texts his lounge room using a specially designed machine has been arrested following a dramatic police raid. Detectives from the cybercrime squad on Tuesday morning broke down … Read more

JDT renew Arif Aiman’s contract

JOHOR BAHRU: Johor Darul Ta’zim (JDT) have extended the contract of young football sensation Arif Aiman Mohd Hanapi. However, JDT did not disclose the contract tenure for the 21-year-old winger. “The JDT Football Club and Arif Aiman have extended his contract after an amazing 2023 season, where the young player scored 24 goals and made … Read more

Malaysia’s economy tipped to post high growth in 2024 on all-round improvement

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s economy in 2024 is likely to register high growth, driven by improved performance in all sectors. According to Inter-Pacific Asset Management (IPAM) chief economist and independent fund manager Datuk Dr Nazri Khan, the local economy has performed significantly well across the board and expects the momentum to continue next year. “We are … Read more

Fear of scrutiny prompts book publishers to decline international award

Book publishers are facing so much government pressure worldwide that one trade group was unable to find anyone willing to accept its annual International Freedom to Publish Award. Instead, the Association of American Publishers (AAP) is honoring “all publishing houses in multiple countries and regions of the world that continued to publish” in the face … Read more

Ex-Wisconsin Supreme Court justice has lawsuit dismissed after turning over records

An open records lawsuit against former Wisconsin Supreme Court Chief Justice Patience Roggensack was dismissed after she provided records of her work investigating the possible impeachment of a sitting justice. Records did not reveal the advice she gave to Republican Assembly Speaker Robin Vos regarding the impeachment of Justice Janet Protasiewicz. The liberal watchdog group … Read more

Former extremism tsar says she is ‘baffled’ the Home Office has failed to act on her proposals to tackle radicalisation

Dame Sara Khan said her proposals were left ‘sitting on a shelf gathering dust’ By David Barrett Home Affairs Editor Published: 01:31 GMT, 18 December 2023 | Updated: 01:41 GMT, 18 December 2023 The former extremism tsar has said she is ‘baffled’ by the Home Office‘s failure to act on her proposals to tackle radicalisation. … Read more

Boston Market fast-food chain on the brink as owner files for bankruptcy protection, stores are evicted and employees and vendors are left unpaid

Boston Market had its headquarters seized, and has over $329,000 in unpaid sales and payroll taxes Its owner Jignesh Pandya has personally filed for bankruptcy protection which leaves the future of the company in doubt, according to The News Tribune   Boston Market, which began in Newton, Massachusetts, once had over 1,200 restaurant locations but this … Read more

can How many fingers Internet stumped over the number fingers displayed in this optical puzzle – can YOU work it out?

An optical illusion image shared on TikTok has leaves baffled observers divided The cryptic image displays a hand with several other hands attached to fingers Observers to guess how many total fingers there are as people’s answers clash  By Jowena Riley Published: 08:12 GMT, 17 December 2023 | Updated: 10:23 GMT, 17 December 2023 If … Read more