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South Korean coronavirus patients vote as general election kicks off

April 10, 2020 3:44 pm

The election is on April 15 but officials are hoping that people will take advantage of early voting to reduce the numbers crowding polling locations that day.

South Korean shares slip as OPEC supply cut concerns offset Fed optimism

April 10, 2020 10:54 am

The Seoul stock market's main KOSPI fell 0.62 points, or 0.03 per cent, to 1,835.59 by 0220 GMT.

Coronavirus may ‘reactivate’ in cured patients, Korean CDC says

April 09, 2020 2:10 pm

About 51 patients classed as having been cured in South Korea have tested positive again, the CDC said in a briefing on Monday.

South Korea has reported 104 new cases of the coronavirus and five more deaths

March 26, 2020 9:41 am

Health authorities have been scrambling to prevent the virus from re-entering as an increasing number of South Koreans return from Europe and the United States.

Coronavirus lockdown: These pictures show how air pollution has dropped in China, Italy

March 19, 2020 10:02 pm

China and Italy have taken unprecedented measures to limit the movement of people in order to slow down or contain the spread of coronavirus.

Coronavirus: South Korea reports rebound in new cases after nursing home outbreak

March 19, 2020 9:17 am

The fresh outbreak has prompted Daegu officials to launch extensive checks on all other nursing homes involving more than 33,000 people.

We need to restrict use of crowded public transport to prevent transmission of coronavirus

March 19, 2020 12:22 pm

Crowded mass transport systems, including local trains, are more vulnerable to Covid-19. We need to regulate and restrict their use.

Brawling monkeys. Wandering deer. Blame coronavirus

March 18, 2020 4:08 pm

Large populations of wild animals are sustained almost entirely on treats handed out by tourists in a variety of Asian countries. Now, for better or worse, thousands of animals are being forced to fend for themselves.

Latest coronavirus update: US to close Canada border to 'non-essential' traffic

March 18, 2020 10:17 pm

The global number of deaths caused by coronavirus crossed 7,500 Wednesday, with nearly 200,000 people infected as of now.

Coronavirus test cases: Why South Korea and Italy have produced vastly differing results

March 17, 2020 1:50 pm

South Korea had started to prepare even before January 12, when China shared the genetic code of the novel coronavirus with the World Health Organisation (WHO). At the time, China had reported only 41 cases. But South Korea knew it was vulnerable — and it was clear on the path ahead.


South Korean protesters call for ouster of justice minister handpicked by President Moon Jae-in

October 10, 2019 7:01 am

Thousands of protesters rallied in South Korea's capital Seoul to call for the ouster of President Moon Jae-in's hand-picked justice minister, whose family is at the center of an investigation into allegations of financial crimes and academic favors.

In Pictures: PM Modi conferred with Seoul Peace Prize in South Korea

February 22, 2019 1:59 pm

PM Narendra Modi dedicated the USD 200,000 prize money to 'Namami Gange Programme', which is flagship programme of his government to accomplish the twin objectives of effective abatement of pollution, conservation and rejuvenation of River Ganga.

Prison Inside Me: South Koreans lock themselves up to escape daily life

November 28, 2018 6:50 am

A downturn in South Korea's high-tech, export-driven economy has intensified a hyper-competitive school and work environment that experts say adds to a high incidence of stress and suicide

Joy, disbelief as Korean families separated by war meet after 65 years

August 23, 2018 10:13 am

About 90 families from North and South Korea wept and embraced as the neighbors held their first reunion events in three years for relatives wrenched apart by the Korean War for more than six decades.

Brutal knife attack on US ambassador to South Korea

March 05, 2015 12:43 pm

The attack happened at a venue in a performing arts center in Seoul, as the ambassador was preparing for a lecture.

South Korea celebrates the March First Independence Movement Day

March 01, 2015 12:30 pm

South Koreans celebrate this day as the anniversary of the 1919 uprising against Japanese colonial rule in Seoul.


UAE, Germany and Italy condemn Pathankot attack

January 08, 2016 2:58 pm

New Delhi, Jan 08 (ANI): The governments of UAE, Germany and Italy have condemned the terrorist attack on Indian Air Force base in Pathankot in which seven security personnel were martyred."Terrorism and extremism know no borders and no limits and pose a threat to innocent people everywhere around the world. In order to contain the dangerous threat that terrorism poses to our countries and peoples, international cooperation is indispensable," the Foreign Ministry of UAE said in a statement. Although, the UAE assured India of complete support in its fight against terrorism. "We utterly condemn the terrorist attacks on the Indian air force base in Pathankot and on the Indian Consulate General in Mazar-e-Sharif. The responsible parties must be identified and held accountable," Federal Foreign Office Spokesperson said in a statement. Earlier, Italy, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Japan, South Korea, Maldives, Nepal, Brazil and France also condemned the terrorist attack. Six terrorists were neutralised in the terror attack at the Pathankot air base that began in the wee hours on January 1. Seven security personnel were martyred in the terror attack. The conspiracy behind the terrorist attack in Pathankot was hatched in Markaj, Pakistan, as per high-level official sources.