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Samsung chairman dies at 78

October 26, 2020 5:00 AM

The tycoon who became South Korea's richest man after transforming Samsung into a global tech titan best known for its smartphones, memory chips and LED televisions has died at the age of 78.

Singapore leaders send condolences on death of Sultan of Brunei's son, Prince Abdul Azim

October 25, 2020 3:21 PM

SINGAPORE - Singapore's leaders on Sunday (Oct 25) have offered condolences to Brunei ruler Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah on the death of his son, Prince 'Abdul 'Azim.

Taiwan's former leader Lee Teng-hui dies, aged 97

July 31, 2020 5:00 AM

Mr Lee Teng-hui, Taiwan's first democratically elected president, died from multiple organ failure yesterday evening. He was 97.

Taiwan's 'Mr Democracy' Lee Teng-hui dies aged 97 in Taipei

July 30, 2020 8:28 PM

TAIPEI (REUTERS) - Former Taiwan President Lee Teng-hui, dubbed "Mr Democracy" for burying autocratic rule in favour of freewheeling pluralism, died at the age of 97, the official Central News Agency reported on Thursday (July 30).

Priest who became face of Marawi siege in southern Philippines in 2017 dies

July 22, 2020 3:54 PM

MANILA - The priest who was the face of hundreds of hostages taken by Muslim militants during the disastrous siege of the southern city of Marawi more than three years ago died early on Wednesday (July 22).

Philippine 'kingmaker', tycoon and Marcos ally Danding Cojuangco dead at 85

June 17, 2020 11:25 AM

MANILA - Eduardo Cojuangco, a businessman who built a fortune thanks to his close ties with the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos and who became a 'kingmaker' in Philippine politics, died of lung cancer on Wednesday (June 17) aged 85.

Netflix star and Japanese female wrestler Hana Kimura dies at 22

May 24, 2020 12:25 AM

TOKYO - Professional Japanese wrestler Hana Kimura who was part of the cast in Netflix's reality show Terrace House has died after complaining about being cyber-bullied.

Vietnamese dissident monk, a Nobel Prize nominee, dies

February 24, 2020 5:00 AM

HANOI • Mr Thich Quang Do, a dissident Buddhist monk who had effectively been under house arrest since 2003 and was nominated multiple times for the Nobel Peace Prize, has died aged 93.

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