South Korea

South Korea reports 147 new coronavirus cases, concerns of cluster outbreaks continue

The daily tally marked the 10th day in a row that the country has posted new infections in the mid-100s or below, although up from 87 recorded the day before, according to the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC).

Mar 21, 2020, 09:58 AM IST

Coronavirus: South Korea reports 74 new cases, church cluster outbreak near Seoul

One new cluster surfaced in Seongnam city south of Seoul, the capital, where at least 40 members of a Protestant church tested positive, including the pastor, after services on March 1 and March 8, despite government calls to cancel mass gatherings.

Mar 16, 2020, 14:51 PM IST

North Korea launches three unidentified projectiles off its east coast

The South’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement that three unidentified projectiles were fired eastwards over the sea from the Sondok area in South Hamgyong province. 

Mar 09, 2020, 07:16 AM IST

Coronavirus: Death toll reaches to 3,120, over 91 thousand cases reported globally

Iran remians the most affectd country due to the novel coronavirus recording more than 66 death cases. The second most affected country is Italy with 54 death cases, followed by South Korea recording 28 deaths. 

Mar 03, 2020, 16:04 PM IST

North Korea fires two unidentified projectiles, says South Korea military

The North carried out a series of weapons tests late last year, the last of them in November, often describing them as multiple launch rocket systems, although others called them ballistic missiles.
It also carried out static engine tests, most recently in December.

Mar 02, 2020, 12:18 PM IST

Coronavirus outbreak: US, South Korea postpone joint military exercises

More than 80 percent of the South's cases are in Daegu -- South Korea's fourth largest city with a population of 2.5 million -- and the neighbouring province of North Gyeongsang.

Feb 27, 2020, 09:59 AM IST

Coronavirus scare: South Korea reports 169 new cases, including first US soldier

Of the new cases, 134 were from Daegu city, where a branch of the Shincheonji Church of Jesus, which has been linked to outbreaks, is located, the Korea Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (KCDC) said.

Feb 26, 2020, 10:32 AM IST

Coronavirus death toll in Iran rises to 16 as worries deepen

Iran has the highest number of deaths from coronavirus outside China, where the virus emerged in late 2019. Among the infected was the deputy health minister, who tested positive for coronavirus, state media said.

Feb 25, 2020, 19:38 PM IST

South Korea on highest alert against coronavirus as coronavirus cases soar

South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Sunday that the government had raised the country's coronavirus alert by one notch to the fourth and highest level in a bid to contain a surge in new cases.

Feb 23, 2020, 21:19 PM IST

Coronavirus global death toll reaches 2247; Iran reports two more deaths

South Korea remained the worst-infected country outside China as it confirmed 52 more cases of novel coronavirus taking the total figure to 156.

Feb 21, 2020, 22:36 PM IST

South Korea worst hit nation by coronavirus after China, confirmed cases reach 156

Altogether 39 of the new cases were linked to the Shincheonji Church of Jesus in the southern city of Daegu, the Korean Centres for Disease Control and Prevention said.

Feb 21, 2020, 07:56 AM IST

General Motors Korea to suspend assembly line as virus hits parts supply

One of the two assembly lines at GM Korea's Bupyeong complex, west of Seoul, which can make over 400,000 vehicles annually, will be closed next Monday and Tuesday due to shortages of parts from China, said a company representative.

Feb 12, 2020, 13:49 PM IST

Nepal avalanche: Over 200 people rescued, several feared trapped

The Nepal police informed that among the trekkers most of them were citizens of South Korea and China. However, the total number of people missing is still not known. 

Jan 18, 2020, 17:33 PM IST

South Korea's Gangwon to host 2024 Winter Youth Olympics

 The 2024 Winter Youth Olympic Games (YOG) will be hosted in Gangwon province, South Korea.

Jan 11, 2020, 13:58 PM IST

South Korea, Japan, China leaders to promote North Korea-US dialogue

North Korea has set a year-end deadline for the United States to change what it says is a policy of hostility amid a stalemate in efforts to make progress on their pledge to end the North`s nuclear programme and establish lasting peace.

Dec 24, 2019, 14:37 PM IST

K-Pop singer Goo Hara found dead at home in Seoul

Goo Hara debuted in 2008 as a member of girl band Kara, which enjoyed sensational popularity before it went on hiatus about a decade later. 

Nov 25, 2019, 08:11 AM IST

Saina Nehwal crashes out of Korea Open 2019 in first-round

Nehwal was knocked out of the tournament after facing a 19-21, 21-18, 8-1 loss to Kim Ga Eun off South Korea's in a first-round on Wednesday.

Sep 25, 2019, 19:26 PM IST

Indian football team created history by drawing against Qatar, says Renedy Singh

India witnessed a 0-0 draw against Qatar during their FIFA World Cup 2022 qualifying clash on Tuesday.

Sep 11, 2019, 22:33 PM IST

Adam Taggart next in a long line of Australia striker auditions

The 26-year-old Taggart earned his first international callup in five years when he featured in the 1-0 friendly loss to South Korea in June on the back of a stellar season with Suwong Bluewings.

Sep 04, 2019, 15:23 PM IST

Taal Thok Ke: Shazia Ilmi takes on ‘Azadi’ protesters from Pakistan in Seoul

While many have shared and liked the video of India’s Ambassador and Permanent Representative to United Nations Syed Akbaruddin’s smart retort to Pakistani journalists, another video has now appeared wherein Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Shazia Ilmi can be seen given a befitting response to Pakistani supporters in Seoul in South Korea.

Aug 18, 2019, 19:06 PM IST