Asia Brief: S. Korean dies of Mers complications

S. Korean dies of Mers complications

SEOUL • A South Korean man died of complications from the Middle East respiratory syndrome (Mers) yesterday, in the first death linked to the virus in the country in more than three months.

The 66-year-old was diagnosed with Mers in June, but was later said to be cured. However, he had been battling an acute lung ailment that was a complication resulting from the virus.


12 injured in fight outside embassy

TOKYO • At least 12 people were injured in a scuffle between Turks and ethnic Kurds as hundreds of Turkish citizens yesterday gathered outside their embassy in Tokyo to vote early in the Nov 1 general election, reports said.


Modi to visit Britain next month

NEW DELHI • Prime Minister Narendra Modi said yesterday he was looking forward to visiting Britain next month, his first trip as premier after London lifted a decade-long boycott against the Indian leader.

Mr Modi will be in London from Nov 12 to 14 before heading to Turkey for a G-20 summit, an Indian foreign ministry source confirmed.


Bangladesh arrests opposition officials

DHAKA • Bangladesh police arrested a string of opposition officials yesterday, a day after the bombing of the country's main Shi'ite shrine killed one person and left nearly 80 wounded.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 26, 2015, with the headline 'Asia Brief: S. Korean dies of Mers complications'. Print Edition | Subscribe