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South Korea: Country in East Asia
South Korea, officially the Republic of Korea, is a country in East Asia, constituting the southern part of the Korean Peninsula and sharing a land border with North Korea.

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Covid update: Ayodhya priest worried; South Korea on India, vaccines; gym rules [Video]

Covid update: Ayodhya priest worried; South Korea on India, vaccines; gym rules

From another Ayodhya priest testing positive days ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit, to the government issuing guidelines for gymnasiums and yoga centres ahead of their reopening from..

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NEP 2020: S Korea thinking to establish Korean language institute in Delhi, says Envoy [Video]

NEP 2020: S Korea thinking to establish Korean language institute in Delhi, says Envoy

Republic of Korea's Ambassador to India, Shin Bong-kil, on August 03 stated that the South Korean government is thinking to establish Korean language institute in Delhi. His statement comes after..

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World Heritage Festival: South Korea’s centuries-old tradition [Video]

World Heritage Festival: South Korea’s centuries-old tradition

The World Heritage Festival in Andong is famous but sparsely attended; this year’s organisers hope to change that.

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Watch: Women sanitation workers signal their arrival by blowing whistle to collect waste [Video]

Watch: Women sanitation workers signal their arrival by blowing whistle to collect waste

Baikunthpur Municipality in Korea have started to use whistles as an alternative to knocking on doors to alert the neighbourhood to bring out their garbage. According to a sanitation worker, whistling..

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Samsung rolls off UV Sterilizer with wireless charging in India [Video]

Samsung rolls off UV Sterilizer with wireless charging in India

South Korean tech giant Samsung has rolled off a new UV Sterilizer with Wireless Charging that can be used to disinfect Galaxy smartphone, Galaxy Buds, and Smart Watches. Priced at Rs 3,599 the UV..

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Sensex cracks by 335 points but pharma stocks outperform [Video]

Sensex cracks by 335 points but pharma stocks outperform

Equity benchmark indices swung nearly 1 per cent lower during the afternoon session on July 30 ahead of the expiry day of monthly futures and options contracts. At the closing bell, the BSE S and P..

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North Korean Reports First Possible Covid-19 Case [Video]

North Korean Reports First Possible Covid-19 Case

The first publicly reported suspected case of Covid-19 within North Korea's borders has been reported. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un called an emergency meeting Saturday after the infection was..

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No beer or chicken but South Korean fans are back at the ball game [Video]

No beer or chicken but South Korean fans are back at the ball game

Korean baseball fans are in allowed in stadiums for the first time this year.

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N. Korea 'emergency' over suspected COVID-19 case [Video]

N. Korea 'emergency' over suspected COVID-19 case

A border city in North Korea has been locked down after a person suspected to have the new coronavirus was reported to have returned from South Korea in what, if confirmed, would be the first case..

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Coronavirus: Kim Jong-un Declares State of Emergency [Video]

Coronavirus: Kim Jong-un Declares State of Emergency

North Korea has declared a state of emergency after Kim Jong-un chaired an emergency politburo meeting about a suspected case of Covid-19. State media said the person defected to South Korea three..

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North Korea places border city in lockdown over fears of first Covid-19 patient [Video]

North Korea places border city in lockdown over fears of first Covid-19 patient

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has placed a city near the border with SouthKorea under lockdown over concerns the country has its first coronavirus case,state media reported. The measure was taken on..

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Chinese giant panda gives birth in South Korean zoo [Video]

Chinese giant panda gives birth in South Korean zoo

A Chinese giant panda at South Korea’s Everland amusement park has given birth to a cub, the zoo said on Wednesday, the first baby panda born in the country and a rare event for an endangered..

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SpaceX launches satellite, breaks turnaround time [Video]

SpaceX launches satellite, breaks turnaround time

SpaceX launched South Korean communications satellite ANASIS-II aboard the Falcon 9 booster that lifted astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken on their mission to the International Space Station.

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Samsung launches range of SSDs in India [Video]

Samsung launches range of SSDs in India

South Korean tech giant Samsung has launched a new range of storage devices such as Portable SSD T7 and the internal 870 QVO SSD. The 870 QVO SSD comes with a capacity of up to 8TB and is priced at Rs..

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Coal plant taints South Korea's green pledge [Video]

Coal plant taints South Korea's green pledge

Before the first coal plant was built in the Indonesian coastal village of Suralaya, 59-year-old fisherman Ramidin would paddle just off the beach to catch fish. Now, a South Korean company is..

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Apple iPhone 12 series may have smaller batteries compared to iPhone 11 [Video]

Apple iPhone 12 series may have smaller batteries compared to iPhone 11

US tech giant Apple is reportedly gearing up to unveil its next-generation iPhone 12 series in September and the smartphones are expected to be available for sale in October. The latest leak reportedly..

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Prominent mayor of S.Korea's capital found dead [Video]

Prominent mayor of S.Korea's capital found dead

One of South Korea's most prominent elected officials, Park Won-soon, the longtime mayor of its capital, was found dead police, said on Friday, after he was reported missing by his daughter amid a..

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Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon found dead left note saying 'sorry to all people'

More details emerge about the death of Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon, whose body was found late Thursday in wooded hills near South Korea's capital.
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South Korea Denies U.S. Request to Extradite Operator of Child Pornography Site

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Vietnam in talks to ease entry for visitors from China, South Korea, Japan

Vietnam is holding talks aimed at easing the entry of citizens from China, South Korea and Japan into the country after restrictions on foreign visitors amid the coronavirus pandemic, the Ministry of..
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South Korea's nuclear envoy visits U.S. as tensions flare with North Korea

South Korea's chief nuclear negotiator will hold talks with officials in Washington on Thursday amid flaring tensions with North Korea after Pyongyang blew up an inter-Korean liaison office and..
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Defectors prepare packages to send to North Korea despite growing tensions

A North Korean defector-led group on Thursday prepared hundreds of plastic bottles stuffed with rice which they plan to float into North Korea, despite a legal challenge from South Korean authorities..
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North Korea releases photos showing explosion of liaison office jointly run with South Korea

The office building was erected just two years ago to serve as a breeding ground for diplomacy between North Korea and South Korea.
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South Korea's Moon faces crisis in peace bid with North but has few options

South Korea's President Moon Jae-in faces the biggest crisis yet in his bid to foster reconciliation with North Korea, as it lashes out with the destruction of a joint office and rolls back agreements,..
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North Korea rejects South's offer of envoys, vows to redeploy border troops

North Korea said on Wednesday it had rejected a South Korean offer to send special envoys to ease escalating tension over defiance by North Korean defectors and stalled reconciliation efforts, and it..
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South Korean unification minister offers to step down, Yonhap says

South Korean Unification Minister Kim Yeon-chul, who oversees engagement with North Korea, offered on Tuesday to step down, saying he takes responsibility for a worsening in ties between the..
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South Korea says will no longer accept unreasonable behavior by North Korea

South Korea's presidential Blue House said on Wednesday that recent North Korean criticism of President Moon Jae-in was senseless and that it will no longer accept unreasonable behavior by the North.
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Timeline: From historic summit to building destruction, North Korea unsettles U.S.

North Korea on Tuesday blew up a building set up in 2018 in a border town as a joint liaison office to foster better ties with South Korea, the latest in a series of actions by Pyongyang that have..
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U.S. urges North Korea to 'refrain from further counterproductive actions'

The United States responded to North Korea's blowing up of a joint liaison office with South Korea on Tuesday by saying it fully supports Seoul's efforts on inter-Korean relations and urging Pyongyang..
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North Korea destroys inter-Korean liaison office in 'terrific explosion'

North Korea on Tuesday blew up a building set up in 2018 in a border town as a joint liaison office to foster better ties with South Korea after threatening action if North Korean defectors went ahead..
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U.S. says in 'close coordination' with South Korea after North Korea destroys liaison office

The U.S. government is in "close coordination" with South Korea after North Korea destroyed an inter-Korean liaison office on Tuesday, a senior Trump administration official said.
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South Korea vows to respond sternly if North keeps raising tensions

South Korea's presidential office said on Tuesday it will respond sternly if North Korea continues to raise tensions after destroying a joint liaison office that was a symbol of inter-Korean..
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North Korea blows up diplomatic office amid escalating tensions with South Korea

Pyongyang has warned Seoul it needs to stop defectors sending anti-North Korea leaflets across the border. Denuclearization talks are gridlocked.
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North Korea blows up liaison office on its side of border with South

North Korea blew up and destroyed an inter-Korean liaison office in its border city of Kaesong on Tuesday, South Korea said, after Pyongyang threatened to take action if defector groups push ahead with..
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North Korean army 'fully ready' for action over South Korean propaganda leaflets: KCNA

North Korea's army is ready to take action if defector groups push ahead with their campaign to send propaganda leaflets into North Korea, state media said on Tuesday, in the latest warning of..
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'Black Lives Matter' banner removed at U.S. embassy in South Korea after Trump displeased: sources

A large “Black Lives Matter” banner draped on the outside of the U.S. embassy in Seoul was removed on Monday after President Donald Trump expressed his displeasure about it, two people familiar..
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South Korea may face a new coronavirus wave without tough social distancing measures: expert

South Korea will face another wave of coronavirus infections, with as many as 800 new cases a day by July, if the government does not introduce stricter social distancing guidelines, a prominent..
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South Korea's Moon urges North to keep peace deals, return to talks

South Korea's President Moon Jae-in urged North Korea on Monday to refrain from raising tension and return to dialogue, after threats trumpeted by state media in Pyongyang to cut ties and take military..
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South Korea says North Korea should honour agreements

South Korea's Unification Ministry on Sunday said North Korea should honor past agreements signed between the two countries, a day after Pyongyang warned of retaliatory measures against the south that..
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North Korea warns of retaliatory actions over defectors in South

The sister of North Korea's leader has warned of retaliatory measures against South Korea that could involve the military, in the latest escalation of tensions over defectors from the North who have..
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Korean Adoptee Wins Landmark Case in Search for Birth Parents

In the first verdict of its kind, a South Korean court has ruled that Kara Bos, an American, is a daughter of an 85-year-old man in Seoul.
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Woman's search for birth parents leads to landmark S.Korea adoption ruling

Decades after she was sent for adoption in the United States, Kara Bos’ quest to find her birth parents in South Korea moved a step closer on Friday when a Seoul court ruled that a South Korean man..
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South Korea to extend virus guidelines on prevention, sanitation

South Korea will extend its prevention and sanitation guidelines against the coronavirus until daily new infections drop to single digits, the health minister said on Friday, failing which he warned of..
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North Korea suggests U.N. chief pretending to act like a drunk

North Korea suggested on Thursday that United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres might be pretending to act like a drunk as the country slammed comments by his spokesman on Pyongyang's decision..
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North Korea defectors push ahead with leaflet and aid campaigns despite South Korea legal threats

Two North Korean defector-run groups targeted for legal action by South Korean authorities say they intend to continue sending propaganda leaflets and humanitarian aid into North Korea, despite..
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South Korean doctors find risk factors for severe COVID-19 cases

South Korean doctors have found certain underlying conditions that may make some COVID-19 patients more severely affected by the disease, a professor at Yeungnam University Medical Center said on..
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U.N. chief regrets North Korea decision to cut hotlines with South

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres regrets that North Korea has severed hotlines with South Korea, warning that such channels "are necessary to avoid misunderstandings or miscalculations," a U.N...
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South Korea acts to stop defectors sending aid, messages to North Korea

A day after North Korea suspended communication hotlines with South Korea over defectors who send propaganda and contraband into the North, South Korea said it would take legal action against two..
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North Korean leader's sister emerges as policymaker in spat with South Korea

The sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is taking a leading role in a new, more hard-line pressure campaign against South Korea, highlighting what analysts say is a substantive policy role that..
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North Korea to sever hotlines with South Korea in first step to cut contact

North Korea said on Tuesday it would sever hotlines with South Korea as the first step toward shutting down all contact.
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China says it hopes North Korea, South Korea will cooperate through dialogue

China said on Tuesday it hopes North Korea and South Korea will cooperate through dialogue, amid renewed tensions after Pyongyang said it will cut hotlines with Seoul.
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Vietnam plans to resume flights to some virus-free countries

Vietnam plans to allow a resumption of flights to and from countries that have had no cases of coronavirus for 30 days, state media cited the prime minister as saying on Tuesday, with priority..
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North Korea has said it is cutting communication hotlines with South Korea, a tactic the isolated country has used repeatedly during periods of rising tension.
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Coronavirus shutdowns prevented 60 million infections in the US, study says

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South Korean court denies arrest warrant request for Samsung heir

A South Korean court on Tuesday denied an arrest warrant request for Samsung Group heir Jay Y. Lee after prosecutors accused him of accounting fraud and stock manipulation.
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North Korea's Kim stresses self-sufficient economy as tensions with South Korea rise

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Protests in Australia, Japan embrace 'Black Lives Matter' movement

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North Korea lashed out at South Korea for the second day in a row on Friday, threatening to close an inter-Korean liaison office and calling the South naive to think the North wants dialogue and..
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Testing the waters: South Korea's waterparks open under new anti-virus measures

Only a handful of rubber floats tumbled down the giant slide at South Korea's largest waterpark on Friday, its first day back in business since the coronavirus pandemic hit.
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North Korea warns South Korea to stop defectors from scattering anti-North leaflets: KCNA

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