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Typhoon Haishen Moves Onshore In S Korea After Battering Japan Isles

Sep 07, 2020 Associated Press (AP)

As the typhoon headed to South Korea on Monday, thousands of homes lost power and hundreds of flights were grounded. More than 900 residents in the southern mainland regions were evacuated due to the possibility of landslides and other concerns.

US Escalates Tensions With China, Orders It To Close Consulate In Houston

Jul 23, 2020 PTI

Democratic Senator Mark Warner, Chairman of Senate Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, in an interaction with members of the US India Security Council said China had emerged as a major problem for the US companies doing businesses in that country and intellectual theft was a big concern.


North Korea Blows Up Liaison Office With South, Cuts All Communication Lines

Seoul's Unification Ministry says the destruction of the building at the North Korean border town of Kaesong happened at 2:49 p.m. Tuesday.

North Korea's Military Threatens To Reenter Demilitarised Border Areas

Jun 16, 2020 Associated Press (AP)

The powerful sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un days earlier said the North Korea would demolish a 'useless' inter-Korean liaison office in the border town of Kaesong.


Sex Dolls Row: South Korean Football Club Get Record Fine

With spectators barred because of the coronavirus, FC Seoul came under fire after dozens of dolls wearing T-shirts or holding placards with the logo of a sex-toy seller appeared at Sunday's game

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20 May, 2020

'Sex Doll' Row: South Korean Football League To Investigate FC Seoul

Agencies

With fans banned from matches because of the coronavirus, FC Seoul came under fire for deploying dozens of silicone spectators wearing T-shirts or holding placards with the logo of a sex-toy seller


09 May, 2020

South Korea League Kicks Off Football's Post-coronavirus Era With Unprecedented International Audience

Agencies

With most leagues worldwide sidelined by the coronavirus pandemic, the K-League is the first competition of any standing to come back to life


08 May, 2020

Hot-shot Son Completes Military Service

Stats Perform

Son Heung-min has not been able to the hit target for Tottenham recently, but he was lethal during military service


09 April, 2020

Aggressive Testing Major Reason Behind Flattening Of Coronavirus Curve In South Korea

Rajat Mishra

At a time when countries across the world are fighting to contain the spread of the deadly novel coronavirus, South Korea has emerged as a quintessential example of how to fight the disease through technology, transparency and lucid communication strategy.


12 March, 2020

Damage Caused By Coronavirus Not Limited To Our Bodies, For Panic Is Far More Dangerous

Ekta Kumar

The impact is not limited to our bodies. Stocks are tumbling across the world, oil prices have dropped sharply, the biggest plunge since the start of the 1991 Gulf war, flights are being suspended, travel bans are being issued, writes Ekta Kumar.


07 March, 2020

Coronavirus Outbreak: More Than One Lakh Infected Globally, Death Toll Nears 3500

AFP

The most affected countries after China are: South Korea (6,767 cases, 44 deaths), Iran (4,747 cases, 124 deaths), Italy (4,636 cases, 197 deaths) and Germany (684 cases, no deaths).


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04 March, 2020

Coronavirus: South Korea Hunts For Sick Beds; Death Toll in Iran, Italy Rises

Associated Press (AP)

WHO said about 3.4 per cent of people infected with the virus COVID-19 globally have died, making it more fatal than the common flu.


03 March, 2020

Coronavirus: Regular Visas Of Citizens Of Four Nations, Who Are Yet To Enter India, Suspended

PTI

The advisory also suspends visa on arrival (VoA) issued by March 3 to Japan and South Korea nationals who have not yet entered India.


29 February, 2020

Coronavirus Outbreak: South Korea Warns Of More Cases As total Reaches To 2,931

IANS

The sharp increase in cases in Daegu, the country's fourth-largest city with a population of 2.5 million, came as authorities began intensive tests on followers of the Shincheonji church.


28 February, 2020

Coronavirus: India Temporarily Suspends Visa On Arrival For Japanese, South Korean Nationals

PTI

With COVID-19 cases surpassing 2,000, South Korea has become the biggest cluster to have the infections outside China


24 February, 2020

Coronavirus Epidemic: S Korea On Frontline; Bahrain, Kuwait Flag First Cases

AFP

Italy, countries in Middle East are taking strict measures like quarantine with everyday life coming to a halt in many areas.


23 February, 2020

Coronavirus: South Korea Reports Sharp Jump In Cases; Italy, Iran Take Measures

AFP

The contagion's spread prompted the World Health Organization (WHO) to warn that Africa's unprepared health systems left the continent vulnerable to the COVID-19 disease, which spilled out of China and has infected more than 77,000 people in more than 25 countries.


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16 October, 2019

Kim Jong-Un Vows To Fight US Sanctions, Visits Sacred N Korean Peak

Associated Press (AP)

Kim has often visited Mount Paektu, the highest point on the Korean Peninsula, before making major decisions such as the 2013 execution of his powerful uncle and his 2018 entrance into diplomacy with Seoul and Washington.


Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

PTI Photo

Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

PTI Photo

A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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