World Briefs: Indonesian singer Julia Perez dies

Indonesian singer Julia Perez dies

JAKARTA • Prominent Indonesian singer-turned-actress Julia Perez, widely known as Jupe, died yesterday morning after a long battle with cervical cancer. She was 36.

She had undergone surgery last Thursday, The Jakarta Post reported. Jakarta deputy governor-elect Sandiaga Uno was among those who flooded social media with condolence messages.

'Batman' Adam West dies

LOS ANGELES• •Adam West - an actor defined and also constrained by his role in the 1960s TV series Batman - has died in Los Angeles. He was 88.

A representative said West died on Friday night after a short battle with leukaemia.

With its "Wham! Pow!" onscreen exclamations, flamboyant villains and cheeky tone, "Batman" became a surprise hit with its premiere on ABC in 1966, a virtual symbol of 1960s kitsch.


Brazil court votes not to oust Temer

BRASILIA • Brazil's election court voted against stripping President Michel Temer of his office in a major boost to his chances of beating a gathering corruption scandal.

The Supreme Electoral Tribunal - considering charges that Mr Temer's election in 2014 should be annulled because of the role of corruption money - voted 4-3 last Friday to acquit the embattled centre-right President.


Buffett lunch sells for $3.7m

SEATTLE • A bidder pledged US$2.68 million (S$3.7 million) to a San Francisco charity in exchange for a lunch date with billionaire investor Warren Buffett.

The winner of the online auction that concluded on eBay last Friday chose to remain anonymous.

The final price fell short of last year's US$3.46 million winning pledge, which tied the previous record.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on June 11, 2017, with the headline 'World Briefs'. Print Edition | Subscribe