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January 15, 2018 1:37 AM Flash floods hit several parts of Labuan

LABUAN, Jan 15 — A heavy downpour early today caused flash floods in several parts of the duty-free-island here. The worst affected is Kg Rancha-Rancha Darat with at least two houses submerged, damaging furniture and electrical appliances. Villager Mohd Rezuan Abd Hassan, 37, said flash floods frequently occurred when there was continuous rain. “We have forwarded 8

January 11, 2018 12:56 PM SanDisk presents world’s smallest 1TB USB-C flash drive

Billed as the smallest of its kind, this 1TB USB Type-C flash drive is currently still a prototype, and there's no word on when it might come to market or at what price. ― AFP picLAS VEGAS, Jan 11 ― Western Digital, under the SanDisk brand, revealed the world's smallest 1TB USB-C flash drive at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), which runs until January 13

January 11, 2018 12:30 AM Madagascar cyclone death toll hits 36 as thousands displaced

People walk along the street with fallen trees in the aftermath of tropical cyclone Ava in Toamasina, Madagascar, January 5, 2018 in this picture obtained from social media. — Reuters pic ANTANANARIVO, Jan 11 — The cyclone that slammed into Madagascar last week has claimed a total of 36 lives, with 20,000 people displaced by flooding, heavy rain and high winds 10

January 9, 2018 1:03 AM 29 killed, 80,000 affected by Madagascar cyclone

Children pose by the Mandrare River,in the Amboasary Sud area of southern Madagascar, November 9, 2017. — Thomson Reuters Foundation pic ANTANANARIVO, Jan 9 — Twenty-nine people died and more than 80,000 were affected after tropical cyclone Ava tore through Madagascar last week, authorities said yesterday. Seventeen people died yesterday after a house 7

January 7, 2018 9:30 AM One killed, thousands displaced after Madagascar cyclone

ANTANANARIVO: One person was killed, three are missing and thousands have been displaced after tropical cyclone Ava tore through Madagascar, authorities said late Saturday. The cyclone, which made landfall on Friday morning, lashed the eastern part of the African island off Mozambique with violent winds and heavy rains before moving off the territory 7

December 20, 2017 6:00 AM Sarawak floods claim first victim

It rained heavily yesterday from morning till late night in Limbang, with the flood waters inundating seven areas. — Picture via Facebook/ Lan AnakPerantauMIRI, Dec 20 — A primary school teacher in Limbang became the first fatal victim of the floods in Sarawak when the car she was travelling in with her husband was swept away by the swift flood waters 8

December 17, 2017 7:47 AM Thousands stranded after storm lashes Philippines

MATNOG, Philippines: Thousands of people heading home for Christmas in the Philippines were stranded on Sunday by Tropical Depression Kai-Tak, a day after the storm killed three people as it pounded the nation's eastern islands. The storm has weakened, with gusts of up to 90km an hour, after cutting off power and triggering landslides in a region devastated 7

December 15, 2017 5:29 AM Shopee chalks up 2.5 million orders on Dec 12

Screengrab of the Shopee webside.KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 15 — Shopee, South-east Asia and Taiwan’s leading e-commerce platform, recorded 2.5 million orders across the region within 24 hours on Dec 12, a five-fold increase compared to its performance last year. In a statement today, it said this time around, it only took one hour and six minutes for the number 12

December 4, 2017 9:38 AM Naza Kia extends flood relief programme to East Coast

NAZA Kia Malaysia is extending its flood relief programme, previously only available in the northern region, for their customers in the east coast in light of the recent flash floods. From today until Dec 31, Kia car owners affected by the flash flood can send their vehicle to any authorised Kia outlets in the East Coast region for free vehicle inspection 7

November 30, 2017 10:50 AM Tropical storm kills at least seven in Sri Lanka

COLOMBO: A tropical storm has killed at least seven people and left five fishermen missing in Sri Lanka, bringing down trees across main roads and on houses, officials said on Thursday, warning of landslides and flooding in severely hit areas. Heavy winds hit the island's southern, western and south-central areas. "At the moment, there are reports of seven 8