Sabah quake: Singaporean girl among those killed at Mount Kinabalu, say Malaysian officials
SINGAPORE - A Singaporean girl was killed at Mount Kinabalu when a 6.0-magnitude earthquake struck Sabah on Friday (June 5), according to the Malaysian authorities.
She is believed to be a 12-year-old pupil from Tanjong Katong Primary School (TKPS) who was there on an overseas learning journey organised by the school. A group of 29 pupils and eight teachers went on the trip. Eight pupils and two teachers are still unaccounted for.
Mr Sadri Farick, the father of another TKPS pupil who joined the trip, told The Straits Times that he heard from the Malaysian authorities that "one of the TKPS pupils is not with us anymore".
ISIS militants seize another town in Libya
BENGHAZI, Libya (REUTERS) - Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants have seized another town in Libya, the group and a military source said on Friday, expanding the territory they control in the strife-torn country.
The militant group, which controls large parts of Iraq and Syria, has exploited a security vacuum in Libya as two rival governments struggle for power, four years after the ousting of Muammar Gaddafi.
ISIS took over the city of Sirte on Libya's central Mediterranean coast in stages this year, occupying government buildings and taking the city's airport last month.
Tennis: Storm halts Djokovic-Murray clash until Saturday
PARIS (AFP) - The French Open semi-final between Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray was suspended until Saturday after a severe storm led to play being abandoned at Roland Garros on Friday.
World no. 1 Djokovic was leading 6-3, 6-3, 5-7, 3-3 when play was halted at 6.33pm (2.33am on Saturday, June 6, Singapore time) with the match officially called off 10 minutes later.
The winner will face Stan Wawrinka in Sunday's final.
Basketball: Cavs lose injured Irving for rest of NBA title series
OAKLAND, California (AFP) - Cleveland Cavaliers star guard Kyrie Irving has a broken left kneecap and will miss the rest of the NBA championship series against the Golden State Warriors, the Cavaliers said on Friday.
An MRI exam revealed the extent of the damage a day after Cleveland fell 108-100 to the Warriors in overtime in Game One of the best-of-seven finals.
Irving collapsed to the court in the extra period, grimacing as he limped to the locker room.
Yahoo folding up map site as priorities shift; Yahoo Entertainment in Singapore to close
SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) - Yahoo will fold up its online map service this month as it strives to recapture past glory by reinventing itself as a premier venue for digital lifestyles.
Word that Yahoo will shut-down an array of tools and services by the end of June comes as the California-based Internet search pioneer spins off an Alibaba investment that bolstered the company's coffers despite lackluster earnings from its own offerings.
"We continue to focus on our key product pillars: search, communications and digital content," Yahoo chief architect Amotz Maimon said in an online post.