Samsung has told customers worldwide to stop using their Galaxy Note 7 smartphones after a spate of battery explosions threatens to derail the powerhouse global brand. It is the latest in a string of lithium-ion battery fires on products ranging from laptops to hoverboards to planes -- and a reminder that pushing the technology envelope can sometimes be problematic. Here are some things to know about Samsung's snowballing safety crisis, the handset recall and why batteries can be a fire hazard. How do these batteries work…
SEOUL: Samsung said Friday it would suspend sales of its latest flagship smartphone Galaxy Note 7 as reports of exploding batteries threatened to damage the reputation of the South Korean electronics giant.
DIYARBAKIR: At least seven civilians were killed on Wednesday in two separate bomb attacks blamed on Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) militants in Turkey's southeast, a regional security source said.
PESHAWAR: A policeman lost his life and at least 15 people sustained injuries in twin blasts in Peshawar on this morning.
BRUSSELS: A string of explosions rocked Brussels airport and a city metro station on Tuesday, killing at least 23 people, of them 13 lost their lives at the airport while 10 others died in metro blast, reports BBC.
HOMS: At least 32 people were killed and 90 wounded in two bomb explosions in the Syrian city of Homs on Monday, monitoring group the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.
KANDAHAR: At least 37 people were killed and 35 others wounded when Taliban militants stormed Kandahar airport in southern Afghanistan, with one gunman still resisting security forces, the defence ministry said Wednesday.
TIANJIN: Hundreds of tonnes of highly-poisonous cyanide were being stored at the warehouse devastated by two giant explosions in the Chinese port of Tianjin which killed 112, a senior military officer said Sunday.