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K-Pop band BTS become richer by millions after their record label’s IPO makes debut on stock markets

The members of chart-topping Korean boy band became rich by millions after their record label’s blockbuster IPO doubled in its stock market debut on Thursday. Big Hit Entertainment started trading in Seoul stock exchange at KRW₩ 270,000 (US$ 253) compared to last month’s KRW₩ 135,000 initial public offering price, lifting the company’s market value to […]

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North Korea shoots and sets defector’s body on fire near disputed sea boundary: Seoul

South Korea said on Thursday that North Korea troops fatally shot a South Korean government official who may have attempted to defect and set his body on fire, after they found him on a floating object in waters near the rivals’ disputed sea boundary. According to Seoul’s announcement, the man disappeared from a government ship […]

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Drive-in circus entertains South Koreans amid social distancing restrictions

Clowns juggled and acrobated themselves through the air above a stage in an open field in Seoul at the weekend as the audience watched from the safety of their cars, cocooned from the risk of coronavirus. The annual circus was pushed back twice this year because of the virus until organisers turned it into a […]

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As coronavirus cases spike in South Korea, hospital bed shortages sparks concerns

South Korea for the 17th consecutive day has recorded  triple digit rise in new coronavirus cases on Sunday, extending a second wave of infections that is fanning concerns about a shortage of hospital beds in Seoul. According to worldometers data, South Korea posted 299 new infections as of Saturday midnight. Most of the new infections […]

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Korean pop stars, BTS breaks YouTube record for most views in 24 hours

A video from the Korean pop stars BTS made history after the group’s new single “Dynamite” became the best-ever 24-hour debut of a music video on YouTube with more than 100 million views. The world’s biggest K-pop group released the highly anticipated visuals for the record on Friday. By the end of the first day, […]

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South Korea on the brink of fresh coronavirus outbreak nationwide

South Korea is on the brink of a new coronavirus outbreak nationwide, according to officials. The newest cluster Presbyterian church has resulted in spread of the coronavirus in all of the 17 provinces. The members of the Church believe the virus was planted as part of a conspiracy to close it down. The government said […]

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South Korea imposes fresh restrictions amid biggest coronavirus surge in five months

South Korea has imposed fresh restrictions ordering closure of museums, nightclubs and karaoke bars in Seoul as coronavirus cases hit fresh high. The nation reported 297 new cases on Wednesday – the highest figure since March. Of the 297 infections reported, 252 were in the greater Seoul area. Starting from Wednesday, 12 high-risk business categories […]

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Korean man rinses cash in washing machine to remove coronavirus strains

A South Korean man living in Ansan city, near Seoul, placed an unspecified amount of 50,000-won bills (US$42) in a washing machine  to remove possible traces of the coronavirus. The money was seriously damaged so the man reached out to the Bank of Korea to find whether it could be exchanged for new bills. Under bank […]

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Mayor of Seoul touted to run for Presidential elections in 2020 found dead

The mayor of South Korean capital Seoul who was reported missing after his daughter made the police aware of his disappearance on Thursday was found dead early Friday. Police said they located Park Won-soon’s body near a traditional restaurant in wooded hills in northern Seoul, more than seven hours after they launched a massive search […]

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North Korea rejects holding talks with United States as envoy lands in Seoul

North Korea issued a statement to state that it has no intention of sitting down with the United States and told South Korea to “stop meddling”. On Tuesday, Kwon Jong Gun, director general for U.S. affairs at North Korea’s foreign ministry, accused South Korea of misinterpreting the North Korean statement dismissing the rumour of another […]

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North Korean troops lower guard at border with South Korea

North Korea is suspending military action plans against South Korea, the official KCNA news agency reported on Wednesday, as a report from Seoul suggested North Korean troops were taking down loudspeakers reinstalled at the fortified border. Political tensions between the rival Koreas had been rising over Pyongyang’s objections to plans by defector-led groups in the […]

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Kim Yo Jong warns military action against South Korea over defectors

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 been sending back propaganda and food. Kim Yo Jong, who serves unofficially as one of Kim Jong Un’s top aides, issued the warning […]