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North Korean soldiers killed 'defector' from South and burnt his body, claims Seoul
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North Korean soldiers killed 'defector' from South and burnt his body, claims Seoul

The first killing of a Southern citizen by North Korean forces in a decade comes at a time when Pyongyang is at high alert over the coronavirus pandemic and inter-Korean relations are at a standstill

Reformist who breaks territorial barriers of bureaucracy: Yoshihide Suga set to be new Japan Prime Minister
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Reformist who breaks territorial barriers of bureaucracy: Yoshihide Suga set to be new Japan Prime Minister

Under Abe's first administration in 2006, Suga headed the internal affairs ministry, where he introduced a hometown tax programme, offering tax deductions for those who donate money to local municipalities

Coronavirus outbreak pushes Busan International Film Festival 2020 by two weeks
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Coronavirus outbreak pushes Busan International Film Festival 2020 by two weeks

The Busan International Film Festival will be reduced to a fraction of its usual scale with several sections moved online because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Typhoon Haishen lashes South Korea after battering south Japan islands; over 20 injured, 1,600 evacuated
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Typhoon Haishen lashes South Korea after battering south Japan islands; over 20 injured, 1,600 evacuated

The Korea Meteorological Administration warned of 'very heavy rain and very strong winds’, adding the typhoon would likely reduce to a tropical storm within 24 hours

Tick-borne bunyavirus causing fever, hemorrhages spreading in China: Everything we know so far
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Tick-borne bunyavirus causing fever, hemorrhages spreading in China: Everything we know so far

The STFS virus is transmitted to humans by ticks or bits, and is thought to be fatal in 1 to 3 out of every 10 infections.

Coronavirus Outbreak: South Korea to allow limited fans back into baseball, soccer games
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Coronavirus Outbreak: South Korea to allow limited fans back into baseball, soccer games

Fans will be allowed to attend Korea Baseball Organization (KBO) games starting on Sunday, and Korea Professional Football League (K League) matches starting 1 August.

Apple supplier Foxconn to invest one billion dollars to expand factory in south India: sources
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Apple supplier Foxconn to invest one billion dollars to expand factory in south India: sources

Foxconn's investment in the Sriperumbur plant, where Apple's iPhone XR is made some 50 km west of Chennai, will take place over the course of three years.

Seoul mayor Park Won-soon found dead days after being accused of harassment by secretary
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Seoul mayor Park Won-soon found dead days after being accused of harassment by secretary

Park, who was serving his third term as mayor of Seoul, a city of 10 million, had often been cited as a possible successor to President Moon Jae-in, whose single five-year term is set to expire in 2022

Seoul mayor Park Won-soon goes missing after sexual harassment allegations, search underway
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Seoul mayor Park Won-soon goes missing after sexual harassment allegations, search underway

His daughter called the police on Thursday afternoon and said her father had given her 'a will-like' verbal message before leaving their home

Probe finds inoperative warning systems, absence of preventive mechanisms at LG Polymers plant
India

Probe finds inoperative warning systems, absence of preventive mechanisms at LG Polymers plant

12 people died and hundreds were hospitalised after toxic styrene gas leaked from the chemical plant near Visakhapatnam in the early hours of 7 May

ASEAN leaders meet via video summit to tackle thorny issues like emergency coronavirus fund, tensions in South China Sea
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ASEAN leaders meet via video summit to tackle thorny issues like emergency coronavirus fund, tensions in South China Sea

Vietnam, the current ASEAN chair, had planned face-to-face meetings, but most member states assessed it was still too risky for leaders to travel. Still, it organized a colorful opening ceremony with traditional songs and dance in Hanoi for about 200 Vietnamese officials and foreign diplomats.

Samsung introduces new 50 MP ISOCELL GN1 image sensor for better low light pictures
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Samsung introduces new 50 MP ISOCELL GN1 image sensor for better low light pictures

With its 1/ 1.31-inch sensor size, the GN1 offers dual pixel autofocus to ensure you can take high quality pictures in any environment.

India should heed appeal by RCEP members to return to negotiating table; then battle hard for equitable deal
India

India should heed appeal by RCEP members to return to negotiating table; then battle hard for equitable deal

On Wednesday, representatives from ASEAN, along with Japan, New Zealand, South Korea, Australia and China participated virtually in the 10th RCEP inter-sessional ministerial meeting

Coping with the coronavirus: How the world is gradually learning to live with COVID-19
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Coping with the coronavirus: How the world is gradually learning to live with COVID-19

Around the world, governments that had appeared to tame the coronavirus are adjusting to the reality that the disease is here to stay

Galwan Valley clashes may have been China's pushback against efforts to thwart its ambitions for Indo-Pacific region
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Galwan Valley clashes may have been China's pushback against efforts to thwart its ambitions for Indo-Pacific region

In the days since the violent face-off took place between the soldiers of the Indian Army and the People's Liberation Army in Galwan Valley in eastern Ladakh, the Chinese media has time and again brought the US and its Indo-Pacific Strategy into the conversation

AFC U-16 Championships: India handed tough draw; pooled with South Korea, Australia and Uzbekistan in Group C
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AFC U-16 Championships: India handed tough draw; pooled with South Korea, Australia and Uzbekistan in Group C

India qualified for the U-16 Finals when they finished as Group B champions in qualifiers

North Korea vows to redeploy troops on border with South, rejects Seoul’s offer to send envoys amid tensions over propaganda leaflets
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North Korea vows to redeploy troops on border with South, rejects Seoul’s offer to send envoys amid tensions over propaganda leaflets

North Korea said it had rejected South Korea’s offer to send special envoys to ease escalating bilateral tensions, and vowed to redeploy troops to demilitarised border units in the latest step towards nullifying inter-Korean peace accords

Kim Yo-jong, sister of North Korea's Kim Jong-un, threatens South with military action over deteriorating relations, anti-Pyongyang leaflets
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Kim Yo-jong, sister of North Korea's Kim Jong-un, threatens South with military action over deteriorating relations, anti-Pyongyang leaflets

Describing South Korea as an “enemy,” Kim Yo-jong repeated an earlier threat she had made by saying Seoul will soon witness the collapse of a “useless” inter-Korean liaison office in the border town of Kaesong.

Certain underlying conditions in patients could indicate when a person is more severely affected with COVID-19
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Certain underlying conditions in patients could indicate when a person is more severely affected with COVID-19

South Korean doctors wrote that diabetes, high body temperature, low oxygen saturation and pre-existing cardiac injury were the prognostic factors for severe COVID-19.

As floating propaganda leaflets irritate North Korea, it appears the South isn't all that happy either
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As floating propaganda leaflets irritate North Korea, it appears the South isn't all that happy either

Hydrogen balloons float over the world’s most heavily-guarded border, unleashing their payloads in North Korea like snowflakes: Propaganda leaflets calling Kim Jong-un, the North’s leader, a “devil” who will meet the same bloody end as Saddam Hussein of Iraq and Muammar Gaddafi of Libya