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Asian Superstar Anggun sings latest single onboard Wish 107.5 bus

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Wednesday, December 20th, 2017

MANILA, Philippines – Anggun admits being captivated anew by the talent of Filipinos with the concept of the Wish 107.5 bus, the only FM Radio on wheels in the country.

“I love the concept. I really love it. It’s really something refreshing,” she said.

“You know the fact that we sing live here. It’s one of those things that are precious because sometimes there are not many places that you can showcase your songs. It’s really a nice concept. I want to do this again,” Anggun added.

Aside from being a singer, Anggun Cipta-Sasmi is also known for thoroughly assessing the talents of Asians as one of the judges of the ‘Asia’s Got Talent’.

And upon her return to the Philippines, the Asian Superstar shared her talent to her Filipino fans.

“When I sing in front of a crowd who love music, you sort of have that kind of you know… it’s like your fuel. So being here it’s like reminding me how much music is important in my life and in their life. And that is just wonderful feeling to have,” said Anggun.

On board the Wish 107.5 bus, Anggun sang some of her singles in her new album entitled ‘8’.

“It’s really close to my heart. I’m very honest when I was writing this album and I think though it does come from the woman’s perspective but I guess a lot of people can relate to it,” Anggun added.

Anggun is a famous singer-songwriter in Indonesia. Her song ‘Snow on the Sahara’ was among her worldwide hit singles in the 90’s.

She visited the Philippines for the promotion of her new album. – Leslie Longboen | UNTV News & Rescue

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Death toll from Lombok quake rises to 98 – official

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Tuesday, August 7th, 2018

 

 

Strong Lombok Quake. Antara Foto/Ahmad Subaidi/ via Reuters

At least 98 people were killed when Indonesia’s resort island of Lombok was hit by a magnitude 6.9 earthquake on Sunday (August 5) a spokesman from the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) said on Monday (August 6).

Most of the victims were killed by falling rubble, the agency said, adding that hundreds of people were injured and thousands of houses were damaged.

The quake was felt for several seconds in Bali, where people ran out of houses, hotels, and restaurants and two people died according to BNPB spokesman, Sutopo Purwo Nugroho.

Nugroho said more than 2,000 people had been evacuated from the three Gili islands off the northwest coast of Lombok, where fears of a tsunami spread among tourists. — Reuters

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People in Bali stay outside after 7.0 earthquake shakes the Indonesian island

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Monday, August 6th, 2018

A woman walks past debris from a collapsed wall following a strong earthquake in Lendang Bajur Hamlet, Lombok island, indonesia August 6, 2018 in this photo taken by Antara Foto. Antara Foto/Ahmad Subaidi/ via REUTERS

People on the Indonesian resort island of Bali ran from their homes on Sunday (August 8) after a magnitude 7.0 earthquake hit the neighboring Lombok island, killing at least one person.

The earthquake was felt for several seconds in Bali, where people ran out of houses, hotels, and restaurants.

The quake struck Lombok in the early evening at a depth of 10 km (6 miles), a week after a magnitude 6.4 quake killed 14 people on the island and briefly stranded hundreds of hikers on the slopes of a volcano.

Witnesses said the initial quake grew in intensity over several seconds, rattling windows and doors, and there were many aftershocks.

The country’s disaster management agency urged people to stay away from the sea. However, an initial warning of a tsunami with waves of up to half a metre was later withdrawn. — Reuters

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At least 82 killed by 7.0 quake in Indonesia’s Lombok, Bali islands

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Monday, August 6th, 2018

A policeman examines debris that fell and crushed parked motorbikes following a strong earthquake on nearby Lombok island, at a shopping center in Kuta, Bali, Indonesia August 5, 2018. REUTERS/Johannes P. Christo

DENPASAR, Indonesia (Reuters) – At least 82 people were killed on Sunday when Indonesia’s resort island of Lombok was hit by a magnitude 7.0 earthquake.

The powerful quake triggered panic among tourists and residents, and was also felt on the neighboring island of Bali. On Lombok, thousands fled from their homes to gather in emergency shelters in open spaces, the National Disaster Mitigation Agency said.

The area continued to be rattled by aftershocks from the quake, which occurred days after a 6.4 tremor hit Lombok on July 29, killing 14 people and injuring 162 people.

The National Disaster Mitigation Agency placed Sunday’s death toll at 82, more than doubling its earlier figure of 32. Many of the dead were from northern and western parts of Lombok.

Singapore Law and Home Affairs Minister K. Shanmugam, who was in the Lombok town of Mataram at the time of the quake, wrote on Facebook that his 10th-floor hotel room shook violently and walls cracked.

“It was quite impossible to stand up. Heard screams,” he wrote. “Came out, and made my way down a staircase, while building was still shaking. Power went out for a while. Lots of cracks, fallen doors.”

The quake struck Lombok in the early evening at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).

Most of Lombok suffered power cuts, local media reported.

Travelers at the international airports in Lombok and Bali were thrown into panic and there was minor damage to the buildings but operations were not disrupted, officials said.

The quake was felt for several seconds in Bali, where people ran out of houses, hotels and restaurants.

“All the hotel guests were running, so I did too. People filled the streets,” said Michelle Lindsay, an Australian tourist. “A lot of officials were urging people not to panic.”

Other witnesses said the initial quake grew in intensity over several seconds, rattling windows and doors, and there were many aftershocks.

The country’s disaster management agency urged people to stay away from the sea. However, an initial warning of a tsunami with waves of up to half a meter was later withdrawn.

Saffron Amis, a British student visiting the Gili Islands off the northwest coast of Lombok, told Reuters by text message that dozens of tourists were evacuated to a hill after the quake.

Additional reporting by Tabita Diela, Jessica Damiana, Agustinus Beo Da Costa and Kanupriya Kapoor; Writing by Kanupriya Kapoor and John Chalmers; Editing by Bill Trott and Susan Thomas

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