Category Archives: Asia

South Korea hit by 5.5-magnitude earthquake

Seoul: An earthquake measuring magnitude 5.5 has hit off the country’s southeastern coast, the quake was detected about 6 kilometres north of the southeastern port city of Pohang, Residents in the capital Seoul, say they’ve felt tremors and are reporting their buildings have been shaken.


Girl, 14, dies after being electrocuted in her sleep by faulty iPhone charging cable


A teenage girl has died in Vietnam after being electrocuted in her sleep by her faulty iPhone charging cable, Le Thi Xoan, aged 14, had reportedly rolled over onto the torn cable and had as a result been exposed to the live wire, police in the Vietnamese capital Hanoi said, She was found unconscious by her parents and rushed to a local hospital, however, doctors were unable to revive her and pronounced her dead.

Actress Isabel Granada passes away in Qatar


#Doha: Filipino actress Isabel Granada, 41, passed away on Saturday night after falling into a coma a week ago in Qatar, a relative of the actress confirmed on Saturday night. “It is with great sadness and grief that my cousin Isabel Granada peacefully joined our creator at 18:00 today with the comfort of the family,” Joseph Rivera said in a Facebook post.Granada fell into a coma due to aneurysm while in a business trip in Qatar.

Kuwaitis in Japan cautioned as Typhoon Lan hits Tokyo midnight


Kuwait on Sunday warned its citizens in Japan to be cautious as Typhoon Lan, which is currently over the southernmost regions of the country, is expected to hit Tokyo by midnight. In a statement, the Kuwait embassy said that Lan, classified a Category 4 storm, carries the risks of landslides and floods due to accompanying heavy rain and strong winds. Kuwaiti Citizens were also advised to abide by the safety guidelines issued by local authorities. In the case of emergency, they were urged to contact the embassy on its following hotlines, 03-3455-0361 – 03-3455-0362 – 03-3455-0363.

Thousands turn out to see lavish funeral of Thailand’s late King Bhumibol


#Bangkok: Thousands of people turned out in Bangkok to watch the funeral procession of Thailand’s late King Bhumibol Adulyadej on Thursday with buildings draped in yellow marigolds and mourners lining the streets on the eve of his cremation, A sum of $90 million has been set aside for the funeral, the likes of which has never been seen in Thailand, officials in charge of preparations have said.