Death Toll In Indonesia Landslides Rises To 36

JAKARTA, Jan 18 (NNN-ANTARA) – Rescue workers today retrieved bodies of four missing persons, in the landslides in Sumedang district of Indonesia’s West Java province, bringing the death toll to 36, a local official said. The newly confirmed deaths included three children and one adult, the provincial capital, Bandung’s search…

Samsung Heir Sentenced To 2-1/2 Years In Prison For Corruption

SEOUL, Jan 18 (NNN-YONHAP) – Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman, Lee Jae-yong was jailed today, for corruption linked to his management succession. The Seoul High Court sentenced Lee, an heir apparent of South Korea’s biggest family-run conglomerate, Samsung Group, to two-and-a-half years in prison, for corruption charges, including bribery. With a…

Former Lord President of Malaysia Had Razor-Sharp Mind, Says Ex-Legal Partner

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 16 (NNN-Bernama) – A one-time legal partner of the late Dr Mohamed Salleh Abas has described the former Lord President of Malaysia as a man with a razor-sharp mind. Tunku Sofiah Jewa, founder and trustee of the Tun Suffian Foundation, likened his “prolific brain” to the “prolific…

Warning of Bigger Quake, Tsunami in Indonesia’s West Sulawesi

JAKARTA, Jan 15 (NNN-Bernama) — The Indonesian authorities have warned that a stronger earthquake, which can trigger a tsunami in West Sulawesi, can occur, following an earthquake measuring 6.2 on the Richter Scale in the area early Friday morning. Indonesian Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics (BMKG) Agency chief Dwikorita Karnawati, in…

COVID-19: India records 15,590 fresh cases

NEW DELHI, Jan 15 (NNN-PTI) — India’s COVID-19 caseload rose to 1,05,27,683 with 15,590 people testing positive for the infection in a day, while recoveries have surged to 1,01,62,738, according to Union health ministry data updated on Friday. The country’s death toll increased to 1,51,918 with 191 new fatalities, the data…

Three Dead, 24 Injured In Indonesia’s West Sulawesi Quake

By Mohd Shukri Ishak JAKARTA, Jan 15 (NNN-Bernama) — Three people have been confirmed killed and 24 injured in a 6.2-magnitude earthquake in West Sulawesi, Indonesia early Friday which left hundreds of people homeless. In a statement, the Kabupaten Majene and Polewali Mandar Regional Disaster Management Agency (BNPD) said early…

Thailand Requesting Sinovac to Provide More Clinical Trials Data

By Linda Khoo BANGKOK, Jan 15 (NNN-Bernama) — Thailand, which is expected to receive its first batch of the COVID-19 vaccine from Sinovac Biotech in February, is asking for more information from the Chinese company on its clinical trials before the delivery. Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) spokesman, Thaweesilp…

Malaysian Police Ready to Work With S Korea to Trace Female Suspect in Casino Theft

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 15 (NNN-Bernama) — The Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) is ready to cooperate with the South Korean authorities to help track down a Malaysian woman allegedly involved in a theft case at the Jeju Shinhwa World gambling centre in South Korea. Bukit Aman Criminal Investigation Department deputy director…

Minimum Temperature Dips to 2 Degrees Celsius in Delhi

NEW DELHI, Jan 14 (NNN-PTI) — Parts of Delhi reeled under a severe cold wave and witnessed dense fog on Thursday as the minimum temperature dropped to 2 degrees Celsius, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said. Visibility levels dropped to 100 metres at Palam and 201 metres at Safdarjung due to…

Thai Open: Malaysian Shuttler Upsets World Number Three Antonsen

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 14 (NNN-Bernama) — Malaysian independent shuttler, Liew Daren pulled the biggest surprise at the Yonex Thailand Open against world number three, Anders Antonsen of Denmark in the first round match, Wednesday. Ranked 41 in the world, the 33-year-old fought out for 46 minutes to secure a 21-12,…
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