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North Korea warns citizens of “yellow dust” coming from China

North Korea warned its citizens to stay indoors over fears that “yellow dust” which blows in from China could bring coronavirus with it. State broadcaster warned of an influx on Thursday, resulting in the streets of the capital Pyongyang to be virtually empty following the warning. Yellow dust refers to sand from Mongolian and Chinese […]

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13 people have died in South Korea after taking seasonal flu vaccination

South Korean authorities have sought to reassure people as the number who have died after being vaccinated against seasonal influenza rose to 13. The doctor leading an inquiry into the deaths has said he does not believe the vaccine and fatalities are connected. But trust in the vaccine programme has been dented, and the Korean […]

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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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Dozens hospitalised after 33-storey tower in South Korea catches fire

A fire engulfed a 33-storey building in Ulsan, a city in southern South Korea on Thursday, dozens hospitalised.  Hundreds were evacuated from the building after it caught fire at 11pm local time on Thursday. More than 91 people were taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation and other minor injuries. The country’s Ministry of the […]

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North Korea’s acting-ambassador to Italy who went missing two years ago has defected to South Korea

A top North Korean diplomat who disappeared in Italy two years ago is now living in South Korea, making him one of the regime’s most high profile officials to defect in decades. Jo Song Gil and his wife disappeared in November 2018 after leaving the North Korean embassy in Rome where Jo was employed as […]

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Kim Jong-un, North Korean dictator apologises for killing of South Korean national who entered stray waters

Kim Jong-un, North Korean dictator has  issued a rare personal apology for the killing of a South Korean official, Seoul claims. The apology came in the form of a letter sent to President Moon which acknowledged that the incident should not have happened, according to South Korea’s presidential office, also known as the Blue House. […]

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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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LG Electronics develops battery-run facemasks that fights COVID-19 and fogged glasses

A South Korean company invented a battery powered filtered face mask designed to reduced problems with conventional masks, such as breathing difficulties and fogged-up glasses. LG Electronics’ PuriCare Wearable, comes in one size and weighs much as a pair of ski goggles, features two fans and high-efficiency particle air filters that clean air coming in […]

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Two typhoons set to hit North and South Korea back to back within a week

Two typhoons are expected to hit the Korean Peninsula, threatening to bring more flooding and devastation to an area that has already been battered by one of the wettest monsoon seasons in recent history. Typhoon Maysak: Typhoon Maysak, equivalent to a Category 4 hurricane is expected to make landfall on the southern part of the […]

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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, […]