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South Korea sees biggest jump in coronavirus cases in seven weeks

The country has been held up as a global model in how to curb the virus and has rushed to contain new infections as life returns to normal.
An outbreak at a warehouse of e-commerce firm Coupang in Bucheon, west of Seoul, has seen 36 cases so far, the KCDC added.(AP)
An outbreak at a warehouse of e-commerce firm Coupang in Bucheon, west of Seoul, has seen 36 cases so far, the KCDC added.(AP)
Updated on May 27, 2020 05:49 PM IST
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Seoul closes bars and clubs over fears of coronavirus second wave

More than 50 cases so far have been linked to a 29-year-old man who tested positive after spending time at five clubs and bars in Itaewon last weekend.
South Korean army soldiers spray disinfectant as a precaution against the coronavirus on a street in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, March 5, 2020.(AP)
South Korean army soldiers spray disinfectant as a precaution against the coronavirus on a street in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, March 5, 2020.(AP)
Published on May 10, 2020 03:24 PM IST
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Seoul | ByAgence France-Presse

Dead virus particles may affect test result

The virus dies one to two weeks after infecting and proliferating inside respiratory cells, doctors at the National Medical Center in Seoul said.
Some Covid-19 patients have continued to test positive over more than a month, said Peter Collignon, a professor of clinical medicine at the Australian National University Medical School in Canberra.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
Some Covid-19 patients have continued to test positive over more than a month, said Peter Collignon, a professor of clinical medicine at the Australian National University Medical School in Canberra.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
Updated on May 01, 2020 04:49 AM IST
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Stocks rise in Asia with US futures, dollar dips: Markets Wrap

Shares in Hong Kong, Shanghai and Sydney rose. Equities advanced in Seoul despite a warning from Samsung Electronics Co. that profit may fall in the second quarter as the pandemic hits demand.
Women stand in front of at an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Thursday, March 12, 2020.(AP)
Women stand in front of at an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Thursday, March 12, 2020.(AP)
Updated on Apr 29, 2020 11:26 AM IST
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If Not Kim Jong Un, who? Possible heirs to North Korea’s throne

While the Kim family has ruled for seven decades by passing power between male heirs like other hereditary dynasties, the 36-year-old Kim has named no successor.
FILE PHOTO: Kim Yo Jong, sister of North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un.(REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: Kim Yo Jong, sister of North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un.(REUTERS)
Updated on Apr 21, 2020 09:36 PM IST
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South Korea holds parliamentary polls amid Covid-19 pandemic

South Korea is among the first countries to hold a parliamentary election during the pandemic, with citizens still asked to maintain social distancing after enduring one of the worst early outbreaks of the virus.
A woman wearing a mask to prevent contracting the coronavirus leaves a voting booth to cast her absentee ballot for the parliamentary election at a polling station in Seoul, South Korea on April 10, 2020.(Reuters photo)
A woman wearing a mask to prevent contracting the coronavirus leaves a voting booth to cast her absentee ballot for the parliamentary election at a polling station in Seoul, South Korea on April 10, 2020.(Reuters photo)
Updated on Apr 10, 2020 06:00 PM IST
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Seoul | ByAgence France-Presse

Dealing with the human condition

Uncertainty is giving rise to anxiety, guilt, shame, panic. Respond better
The government must weave in the mental health dimension in the way it approaches Covid-19. There has to be sustained counselling and therapy for patients and suspected cases(PTI)
The government must weave in the mental health dimension in the way it approaches Covid-19. There has to be sustained counselling and therapy for patients and suspected cases(PTI)
Updated on Mar 19, 2020 05:57 PM IST
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China cannot dictate terms to a free media in Nepal. Can PM Oli resist?| Analysis

As Beijing always took to diplomatic recourse, its objection to a critical article in a Nepali daily is unusual
Nepal has over the last few years developed deeper bilateral ties with China, a country which had for decades limited its role as a friendly country and being happy with Nepal taking the One China policy and restricting activities of some 20,000 Tibetan refugees present in the country(AFP)
Nepal has over the last few years developed deeper bilateral ties with China, a country which had for decades limited its role as a friendly country and being happy with Nepal taking the One China policy and restricting activities of some 20,000 Tibetan refugees present in the country(AFP)
Published on Feb 26, 2020 07:09 PM IST
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North Korea’s Kim urges ‘positive and offensive’ security measures at key party meeting

The meeting was the largest plenary session of the party’s 7th Central Committee since its first gathering in 2013 under Kim, according to Seoul’s Unification Ministry handling inter-Korean affairs.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un speaks during the 5th Plenary Meeting of the 7th Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK)(REUTERS Photo)
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un speaks during the 5th Plenary Meeting of the 7th Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK)(REUTERS Photo)
Updated on Dec 31, 2019 09:14 AM IST
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Seminar on freedom of faith and human rights held by CESNUR and HRWF

Legal experts, journalists and civil society discussed solutions to defend the freedom of faith and human rights.
The seminar was devoted to the protection of the rights of religious minorities targeted by majority groups.(Digpu)
The seminar was devoted to the protection of the rights of religious minorities targeted by majority groups.(Digpu)
Updated on Dec 09, 2019 11:45 AM IST
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K-pop star Goo Hara left 'pessimistic' note, says police

Fans mourning Goo's death flocked to her funeral home on Monday, while her colleagues cancelled their schedules and relayed condolences.
Goo Hara, a member of South Korean idol group KARA, performs during the 2010 Asia Song Festival in Seoul October 23, 2010.(REUTERS)
Goo Hara, a member of South Korean idol group KARA, performs during the 2010 Asia Song Festival in Seoul October 23, 2010.(REUTERS)
Updated on Nov 25, 2019 03:50 PM IST
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Engine problem forces Singapore-bound plane to make emergency landing

The Asiana Airlines’ Airbus 350 plane took off from Incheon in South Korea with about 310 passengers on board and landed in Manila after one of its engines failed, the spokesman said on Sunday.
An airplane operated by South Korea’s Asiana Airlines <020560.KS> bound for Singapore made an emergency landing in Manila late on Saturday due to an engine problem(REUTERS)
An airplane operated by South Korea’s Asiana Airlines <020560.KS> bound for Singapore made an emergency landing in Manila late on Saturday due to an engine problem(REUTERS)
Updated on Nov 10, 2019 01:29 PM IST
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Jelena Ostapenko wins Luxembourg Open title

Ostapenko, 22, broke second seed Goerges four times to clinch a third career title -- her first since winning in Seoul in September 2017.
A file photo of Jelena Ostapenko.(USA TODAY Sports)
A file photo of Jelena Ostapenko.(USA TODAY Sports)
Updated on Oct 20, 2019 09:12 PM IST
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Luxembourg | ByAgence France-Presse

North Korea says talks with US could resume in a ‘few weeks’

Negotiations have stalled since a February summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump in Hanoi, Vietnam, collapsed over disagreements over sanctions relief in exchange for disarmament measures.
North Korea said Monday that diplomatic talks with the United States could resume in a few weeks(REUTERS)
North Korea said Monday that diplomatic talks with the United States could resume in a few weeks(REUTERS)
Published on Sep 16, 2019 06:42 PM IST
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Seoul (South Korea) | ByAssociated Press

‘Don’t abuse PM Modi’: Shazia Ilmi takes on anti-India protesters in Seoul

In the video, Shazia Ilmi is seen requesting the protesters not to abuse PM Modi. The protestors then begin anti-India slogans. The BJP leader and others countered them by raising pro-India slogans.
Local police intervened and escorted Shazia Ilmi and her associates from the location.(HT File Photo)
Local police intervened and escorted Shazia Ilmi and her associates from the location.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Jun 16, 2020 08:18 PM IST
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Seoul | ByAsian News International

South Korea’s Moon calls for talks to end trade row with Japan

Moon in a nationally televised speech also downplayed the threat posed by North Korea’s recent short-range ballistic launches and expressed hope that Washington and Pyongyang would soon resume nuclear negotiations.
South Korean President Moon Jae-in offered an olive branch to Japan to end an ongoing trade dispute(PTI)
South Korean President Moon Jae-in offered an olive branch to Japan to end an ongoing trade dispute(PTI)
Updated on Aug 15, 2019 12:06 PM IST
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World Championships: Hungarian swimmer held in Korea over alleged sexual harassment

Local police are investigating allegations against the Olympic bronze medallist, who was detained and questioned over an incident at a nightclub in Gwangju, some 330 kilometres (200 miles) south of Seoul.
File photo of Hungary's Tamas Kenderesi.(AFP)
File photo of Hungary's Tamas Kenderesi.(AFP)
Updated on Jul 28, 2019 08:46 PM IST
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Gwangju | ByAFP

Korean actor Jeon Mi-seon found dead in a hotel, cops say she was depressed

Memories of Murder star Jeon Mi Seon’s manager raised the alarm after the actor had been missing for two days and said that the Memories of Murder star had been suffering from depression.
Jeon Mi-Seon, who was found dead in a hotel, was last seen in a public appearance last Wednesday promoting her film The King’s Letters in Seol.(AFP)
Jeon Mi-Seon, who was found dead in a hotel, was last seen in a public appearance last Wednesday promoting her film The King’s Letters in Seol.(AFP)
Updated on Jun 30, 2019 01:48 PM IST
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Why artificial intelligence needs to become less and less artificial

Amid all the hype, genuine and inflated, around the world of AI, it is pertinent to ask an important question. Do humans really love AI? Are humans really happy that many of their daily tasks will now be taken care of by a machine? The adoption and so the future of AI is dependent on the answers to these questions.
(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
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Updated on Jun 26, 2019 12:51 PM IST
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Emirates predicts Boeing’s 737 Max won’t fly until after Christmas

Should Tim Clark, president of Emirates, be right, the plane will be grounded longer than what at least one customer said Boeing has told them -- that the aircraft could fly again as soon as July
An aerial photo shows Boeing 737 MAX airplanes parked on the tarmac at the Boeing Factory in Renton, Washington, US March 21, 2019(REUTERSFILE)
An aerial photo shows Boeing 737 MAX airplanes parked on the tarmac at the Boeing Factory in Renton, Washington, US March 21, 2019(REUTERSFILE)
Updated on Jun 02, 2019 02:27 PM IST
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Bloomberg | ByBenjamin Katz

‘Women cured me from being gay’: Philippines Prez kisses 5 volunteers on stage

Duterte pointed to the third woman, who went on stage after she was called. After the kiss, they took a photo together, with Duterte holding her hand, the report said.
During his speech, Duterte said that beautiful women helped him get cured from being gay, afterwards slamming his critic Senator Antonio Trillanes for allegedly being a homosexual.(AFP)
During his speech, Duterte said that beautiful women helped him get cured from being gay, afterwards slamming his critic Senator Antonio Trillanes for allegedly being a homosexual.(AFP)
Updated on Jun 01, 2019 01:58 PM IST
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SpiceJet examines taking over widebody jets previously operated by Jet

SpiceJet, which operates narrowbody and turboprop planes, does not have firm plans to become a widebody operator with longer-range flights in the wake of Jet’s collapse in April, SpiceJet Chairman Ajay Singh said.
Indian budget airline SpiceJet Ltd is examining the prospect of taking over widebody jets previously operated by Jet Airways Ltd, but initial studies show they need significant maintenance work, its chairman said on Saturday.(AFP Photo)
Indian budget airline SpiceJet Ltd is examining the prospect of taking over widebody jets previously operated by Jet Airways Ltd, but initial studies show they need significant maintenance work, its chairman said on Saturday.(AFP Photo)
Updated on Jun 01, 2019 01:35 PM IST
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Seoul | ByReuters

North Korea says leader Kim Jong Un oversaw drills of rocket launchers

The weapons launches were a likely sign of Pyongyang’s growing frustration at stalled diplomatic talks with Washington meant to provide coveted sanctions relief in return for nuclear disarmament.
North Korea says leader Kim Jong Un oversaw drills of rocket launchers(AP)
North Korea says leader Kim Jong Un oversaw drills of rocket launchers(AP)
Updated on May 06, 2019 10:55 AM IST
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Seoul | ByAssociated Press

North Korea fires short-range missile

The joint chiefs of staff said Korea and U.S. authorities are analysing details of the missile, which was fired at around 9 a.m., Yonhap said.
North Korea fires short-range missile (Representative Image)(ANI)
North Korea fires short-range missile (Representative Image)(ANI)
Updated on May 04, 2019 12:39 PM IST
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Lok Sabha elections 2019: Residents give a thumbs up to anti-pollution plan

Some of the key promises made in the AAP manifesto include converting the state-run bus services into 100% electric buses and reviving the river Yamuna on the lines of Seoul’s Cheonggyecheon or Thames in London.
The Aam Aadmi Party’s manifesto, which promises to transform Delhi into a world-class city on the lines of Singapore and London, evoked mixed response from residents, activists and experts in the national capital.
The Aam Aadmi Party’s manifesto, which promises to transform Delhi into a world-class city on the lines of Singapore and London, evoked mixed response from residents, activists and experts in the national capital.
Published on Apr 26, 2019 03:42 AM IST
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South Korea’s Son Heung-min keen to share the limelight

As South Korea’s captain, Son Heung-min makes a point of sharing the credit for the team’s successes and shouldering the blame for the failures and the flying forward did a bit of both after Tuesday’s impressive 2-1 win over Colombia
South Korea's Son Heung-min (R) celebrates his goal against Colombia.(AFP)
South Korea's Son Heung-min (R) celebrates his goal against Colombia.(AFP)
Updated on Mar 27, 2019 11:28 AM IST
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Hundreds of motel guests were secretly filmed, live streamed in South Korea

According to police, four men installed tiny cameras -- all of them with a lens just one millimetre wide -- in 42 rooms in 30 motels, hidden inside hairdryer holders, wall sockets and digital TV boxes.
Last year, Seoul several times witnessed thousands of women protesting against spycam videos as part of the country’s #MeToo movement.(AFP)
Last year, Seoul several times witnessed thousands of women protesting against spycam videos as part of the country’s #MeToo movement.(AFP)
Updated on Mar 21, 2019 03:23 PM IST
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Seoul | ByAgence France-Presse

South Korean citizens increase consumption of pork to tackle pollution

Scientists say there is no rationale for the belief, but pork sales jumped about a fifth on the year from Feb. 28 to March 5, when pollutants blanketed most areas, data from major retailers E-Mart and Lotte Mart showed.
The pollution has affected South Korean policy and businesses, driving up shares of companies that make air purifiers and masks.(AFP)
The pollution has affected South Korean policy and businesses, driving up shares of companies that make air purifiers and masks.(AFP)
Updated on Mar 20, 2019 11:57 AM IST
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Have donated Rs 1.4 crore Seoul Peace Prize money for Ganga cleaning: PM Modi

PM Modi had announced his decison to contribute Rs 1.4 crore award money to the environment ministry-run fund in his speech at the award ceremony.
n official said the PM made the contribution before heading to Uttar Pradesh’s Prayagraj today.(PTI)
n official said the PM made the contribution before heading to Uttar Pradesh’s Prayagraj today.(PTI)
Updated on Feb 24, 2019 07:07 PM IST
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Terror, climate biggest challenges: PM Modi in Seoul

SEOUL trip: Says India will be among top 3 economies in next 15 yrs
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and South Korea president Moon Jae-in unveil the bust of Mahatma Gandhi at the Yonsei University in Seoul on Thursday. The leaders will hold bilateral talks on Friday(ANI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and South Korea president Moon Jae-in unveil the bust of Mahatma Gandhi at the Yonsei University in Seoul on Thursday. The leaders will hold bilateral talks on Friday(ANI)
Published on Feb 22, 2019 02:07 PM IST
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