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09-May-2019 Seoul

Samsung unveils world's highest-resolution image sensor

Samsung Electronics Co on Thursday introduced the world's highest-resolution image sensor, with 64 megapixels for smartphones, to meet the growing demand for mobile devices with better image quality.Samsung unveiled two new 0.8-micrometer pixel image sensors...

05-Apr-2019 Seoul

S. Korea fire destroys houses, thousands evacuated

A massive fire has ripped through around 500 hectares of forest and urban areas along the northeastern coast of South Korea, killing at least one person, damaging hundreds of buildings and forcing the evacuation of thousands of people.South Korea declared...

06-Oct-2018 Busan (South Korea)

Great to get exciting response from Busan : Manoj Bajpayee on 'Bhonsle'

Actor-producer Manoj Bajpayees next feature "Bhonsle", which had its world premiere at the 23rd Busan International Film Festival on Friday, received an exceptional response from the Korean audience. He feels great about it."Great to hear some exciting response coming...

25-Feb-2018 Gangneung (South Korea)

Winter Olympics: Russia beats Germany, wins men's gold

The team of Olympic Athletes from Russia won the men's gold in hockey on Sunday beating Germany 4-3 at the Gangneung Hockey Centre at the ongoing Winter Olympics in South Korea.At the end of three periods of play, the score read 3-3, taking the match into...

24-Feb-2018 PyeongChang (South Korea)

Iivo Niskanen wins Olympic gold in 50km cross-country skiing

Finland's Iivo Niskanen won the men's 50km cross-country skiing on Saturday at the Alpensia Cross-Country Center during the PyeongChang Winter Olympics here.Niskanen, 26, covered the distance in 2 hours, 8 minutes and 22.1 seconds, reports Efe.He was 18.7 seconds...

24-Feb-2018 Pyeongchang (South Korea)

Winter Olympics : Swiss snowboarder wins men's PGS gold

Nevin Galmarini of Switzerland pocketed the men's snowboard parallel giant slalom gold medal at PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games here on Saturday.Galmarini, silver medallist four years ago in Sochi, improved his standing on the podium as he overcame home favourite...

23-Feb-2018 Gangneung (South Korea)

Winter Olympics : South Korea take bronze in men's speed skating

South Korean speed skater Kim Tae-yun captured bronze in the men's 1,000m discipline in the PyeongChang Winter Olympics here on Friday.Kim clocked 1:08.22, close to his personal record of 1:08.08, at the race held at the Gangneung Oval, reports Yonhap news...

23-Feb-2018 PyeongChang (South Korea)

Winter Olympics: S. Korea target speed skating titles

South Korea will try to add two gold medals in the final speed skating events at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics on Saturday.Lee Seung-hoon and Kim Bo-reum are scheduled to compete in the semi-finals of the men's and women's mass start speed skating events...

21-Feb-2018 PyeongChang (South Korea)

Japan wins gold in women's team pursuit, sets new Olympic record

The Japan's women's pursuit speed skating team on Wednesday clinched the gold by beating the Netherlands with a new Olympic record at the Winter Games here.The team, made up of Miho Takagi, Ayano Sato and Nana Takagi completed the event with a time of 2:53.89,...

21-Feb-2018 PyeongChang (South Korea)

Winter Olympics: Norway claims two golds to top medals table

Norway claimed two more golds on Wednesday to lead the medals table at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics.In a thrilling seesaw battle, Norway beat South Korea to win the men's team pursuit title in speed skating in a time of 3 minutes 37.32 seconds, reports Xinhua...

21-Feb-2018 Gangneung (South Korea)

Winter Olympics: S. Korea take team silver in men's speed skating

South Korea won a silver in the PyeongChang Winter Games men's team pursuit speed skating on Wednesday, finishing runner-up in the second consecutive Olympics.The trio of Lee Seung-hoon, Kim Min-seok and Chung Jae-won timed 3 minutes and 38.52 seconds in the...

18-Feb-2018 PyeongChang (South Korea)

Norway takes two golds to top medals table at Winter Olympics

Snow sports powerhouse Norway grabbed two gold medals on Sunday to top the medals table at the Winter Olympic Games here.Norway, the cross-country-crazed nation, first saw its 16-year gold medal drought in the men's 4x10-kilometre relay come to an end, and...

18-Feb-2018 PyeongChang (South Korea)

Martin Fourcade wins most gold medals in French Olympic history

French biathlete Martin Fourcade made history on Sunday when he won his fourth Olympic gold medal in a dramatic photo finish in the men's biathlon 15-kilometre mass start at the Winter Olympics here.Fourcade is now France's most decorated athlete in either...

18-Feb-2018 PyeongChang (South Korea)

Nao Kodaira breaks Olympic record to win women's 500m speed skating

Nao Kodaira of Japan broke the Olympic record here on Sunday on her way to winning the women's 500 meters speed skating at the Winter Games.Having claimed victory in each of her last 15 World Cup appearances in the women's 500m from 2016 to 2018, reigning...

17-Feb-2018 PyeongChang

Norway's Bjoergen equals Winter Olympics medal record of 13

Norway's cross-country skiing legend Marit Bjoergen won her record-equalling 13th medal at Winter Olympic Games following her country's victory in women's 4X5km relay at the PyeongChang Games here on Saturday.Norway, teamed up by Ingvild Flugstad Oestberg, Astrid...

11-Feb-2018 PyeongChang (South Korea)

Russian woman figure skater spins world record

Russian woman figure skater Evgenia Medvedeva set a world record by earning 81.06 points and in the process bagged the first medal for her side in the team short dance event at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games.She bested her previous record set at the 2017 team...

11-Feb-2018 PyeongChang (South Korea)

Dutch speed skater Kramer wins 3rd straight Olympic gold

Dutch speed skater Sven Kramer on Sunday bagged his third straight Olympic gold medal for the 5,000-metre event here at the PyeongChang Winter Games, after striking gold at the Vancouver 2010 and Sochi 2014 Games.Clocking in at 6:09.76 on Sunday, Kramer beat...

10-Feb-2018 Pyongyang

Shiva finishes 36th at Winter Olympics

India's Shiva Keshavan finished at the 36th position in the men's luge competition at the 2018 Winter Olympics here on Saturday.Shiva registered 50.578 seconds in the Men's Singles Run 1 which saw a total of 40 competitors in action.He was 2.926 seconds behind...

10-Feb-2018 Gangneung (South Korea)

PyeongChang organisers cyber-attacked during opening ceremony

The organisers of the PyeongChang Winter Olympics said Saturday its servers were hacked by an unidentified attacker during the opening ceremony the previous day.The PyeongChang Organising Committee for the 2018 Olympic & Paralympic Games (POCOG) said...

07-Feb-2018 Gangneung (South Korea)

Cold weather expected for opening ceremony of Winter Olympics

South Korea's state weather agency on Wednesday said that it expects wind chill below minus 10 degrees Celsius at the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Games."Temperatures will range between minus 5 degrees and minus 2 degrees Celsius, which is on par or...

10-Sep-2016 Seoul (South Korea)

New material blocks electromagnetic waves from mobile phones

A group of South Korean scientists has developed a new material to effectively block electromagnetic waves emanating from electronic gadgets and appliances, Yonhap news agency reported.The team led by Gu Jong-min of the Korea Institute of Science and Technology...

10-Jun-2016 Seoul (South Korea)

UN chief frontrunner in S Korean presidential hopefuls

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon ranked first in a survey of South Korean people to pick the country's next president. Ban's tenure as the UN chief ends later this year. According to a poll of 1,002 adults conducted for three days through Thursday, 26 per...

30-May-2016 Seoul

Women more addicted to smartphones than men: Study

Women are using smartphones for four hours a day or longer and are more prone to succumb to smartphone addiction than men, the first-ever academic study on this topic has revealed.The study, conducted in South Korea, noted that 52 percent of the women in the...

07-Oct-2015 Busan

'Bajrangi Bhaijaan' gets standing ovation in Busan

Superstar Salman Khan's "Bajrangi Bhaijaan" was an instant hit with the global audience at the 20th Busan International Film Festival, where it received a standing ovation, says director Kabir Khan.“The biggest audience ever...#BajrangiBhaijaanInBusan 5000 people...Standing...

15-Jun-2015 Bratislava

South Korean MERS suspect monitored in Slovakia

A South Korean national is being monitored in Slovakia after showing symptoms of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), a media report said on Monday."No sample tested positive," Slovak health ministry spokesperson Peter Bubla said on Sunday.Additional...

13-Jun-2015 Seoul

MERS cases in South Korea rise to 138

The South Korean health ministry on Saturday reported 12 new cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), bringing the total to 138.Meanwhile, a 67-year-old woman died, while receiving treatment at a hospital, bringing the number of MERS deaths to 14,...

11-Jun-2015 Seoul

MERS infections in South Korea rise to 122

The number of South Koreans diagnosed with the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) rose to 122 since the first case was discovered on May 20, the health ministry said on Thursday.Fourteen new cases were added on Thursday, including a 39-year-old pregnant...

09-Jun-2015 Seoul

MERS cases in South Korea rise to 95

The South Korean health ministry on Tuesday said there were eight more cases of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), bringing the total to 95.An infected patient also died of the viral disease, raising the total death toll to seven, Xinhua news agency...

08-Jun-2015 Seoul

South Korea MERS cases surge to 87

South Korea's health ministry on Monday confirmed 23 more cases of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome -- MERS virus, bringing the total to 87 in the country.Out of the 23, 17 were from the same Seoul hospital emergency room where the country's first patient...

03-Jun-2015 Seoul

South Korea test-fires medium-range ballistic missile

South Korea's military test-fired a 500-km range ballistic missile with President Park Geun-hye observing the launch, the presidential office said on Wednesday.Park visited the Anheung firing range in southwest South Korea for the first time in 30 years in...

19-May-2015 Seoul

Narendra Modi wraps up three-nation visit, flies home

Prime Minister Narendra Modi wrapped up his three-nation visit on Tuesday and flew back home from this Korean city.Modi began his six-day sojourn from China on May 14. He then travelled to Mongolia, from where he flew to South Korea.He addressed the India-Korea...

19-May-2015 Ulsan (South Korea)

Shipbuilding top priority for us: Narendra Modi at Hyundai shipyard

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on a visit to the Hyundai Heavy Industries Shipyard at Ulsan, said that shipbuilding is a "top priority" for India.Modi, who arrived at Ulsan from Seoul, met top officials of Hyundai Shipyard, one of the biggest ship construction...

19-May-2015 Ulsan (South Korea)

Shipbuilding top priority for India: Modi to Hyundai head

Shipbuilding is a top priority for India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi told the chairman of Korean manufacturing giant Hyundai Heavy Industries on Tuesday."Shipbuilding is a top priority for us." PM @narendramodi tells Kil Seon Choi Chairman of Hyundai Heavy Industries,"...

19-May-2015 Seoul/Ulsan

Narendra Modi to visit Hyundai shipyard

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday left for Ulsan, in South Korea's southeast, where he will tour the Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) shipyard, one of the biggest ship construction companies in the world.Earlier, Modi left Seoul for Gimhae, from where...

19-May-2015 Seoul

Narendra Modi lauds Friends of India in South Korea

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday met the Friends of India association in South Korea and thanked its members for helping foster closer ties between the two nations."I feel proud to meet all of you," Modi said, according to a tweet by the ministry of...

18-May-2015 Seoul

South Korea part of daily life in India : Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said that South Korea is "part of daily life in India" through the wide use of Korean-made consumer durables, and praised President Park Geun-hye for her commitment to ties with India, which he described as a "source...

18-May-2015 Seoul

Narendra Modi meets UN chief Ban Ki-moon in Seoul

Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived here on Monday on the last leg of his three-nation tour and held a meeting with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, over security and cooperation."Discussed key global issues during the wonderful meeting with UN Secretary...

18-May-2015 Seoul

India, South Korea elevate ties to Special Strategic Partnership

India and South Korea on Monday elevated their bilateral relationship to "Special Strategic Partnership" and decided to hold their defence and foreign affairs dialogue in the "2+2" format, a joint statement issued here after talks between Prime Minister Narendra...

18-May-2015 Seoul

List of seven India-South Korea agreements inked

List of seven agreements inked between India and South Korea on Monday after talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and South Korean President Park Geun-hye here.A memorandum of understanding (MoU) on Avoidance of Double Taxation and the Prevention of...

13-May-2015 Seoul

Two die, three injured in Seoul military centre shooting

A reservist went on a shooting spree at a military training camp in South Korea's capital Seoul on Wednesday, killing one person and injuring three others before committing suicide, the army said.The 23-year-old reservist, identified only by his surname...

07-May-2015 Seoul

Now, thermometer-like device can spot heart attack

South Korean researchers have developed a simple thermometer-like device to diagnose heart attacks that could make detecting whether one has had a heart attack or not a lot easier and cheaper.Sangmin Jeon from Pohang University of Science and Technology and...

22-Apr-2015 Seoul

South Korea, US reach deal on nuclear energy pact

South Korea and the US on Wednesday revised their 42-year-old civil nuclear energy agreement, opening the doors for South Korea to reprocess spent nuclear fuel sometime in the future.The two countries initialled the revised agreement on bilateral civil nuclear...

17-Apr-2015 Seoul

India and South Korea Hold High Level Defence Talks

The Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, today met Admiral Choi, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; Minister Chang of the Defence Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA); National Security Advisor Kim Kwan-jin; before being received by Defence Minister...

16-Apr-2015 Seoul

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar Arrives in South Korea

The Defence Minister of India (RM) Manohar Parrikar arrived in Seoul today on his first official visit to South Korea. The Minister is accompanied by the Defence Secretary and senior Indian military and civilian officials from the Ministry of Defence and...

16-Apr-2015 Seoul

Manohar Parrikar visits South Korea to boost defence ties

In a bid to boost defence ties with South Korea, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar reached Seoul on Thursday.On his first official visit to South Korea, Parrikar will co-chair the India-RoK (Republic of Korea) Defence Ministerial meeting with his Korean...

15-Apr-2015 Osaka

Asiana passenger plane skids off runway in Japan, 22 injured

A passenger plane of South Korea's Asiana Airlines skidded off the runway when landing at the Hiroshima Airport in Japan late Tuesday, leaving at least 22 people slightly injured.The Airbus A320 ran halfway through the runway after landing, skidded off...

12-Apr-2015 Tripoli

Gunmen attack South Korean embassy in Libya, two killed

Unknown gunmen on Sunday attacked the South Korean embassy in Libya's capital Tripoli, leaving two guards dead and one wounded, according to security sources.The armed group traveling in a car fired a hail of bullets in front of the embassy compound, security...

30-Dec-2014 Seoul

Two killed in South Korean boat fire

Two fishermen were killed and four went missing Tuesday after a fishing vessel caught fire off South Korea's easternmost islets of Dokdo.Six crewmen, including the captain of "Munseong 103" were rescued, but two of them died soon after, officials...

17-Oct-2014 Seoul

14 killed in South Korea concert accident

Fourteen people were killed and 11 others sustained injuries when a ventilation window at an outdoor theatre near Seoul, where a music concert was being held, collapsed Friday.The people were watching a K-Pop performance at an outdoor theatre in Seongnam, Gyeonggi...

01-Oct-2014

Abbas’ Dismal Failure At The United Nations

As someone who has consistently advocated a peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinians based on a two-state solution, I was appalled to hear the speech delivered by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas at the United Nations General Assembly....

01-Oct-2014 Seoul

Herbalife Welcomes Expert From Korea to Its Nutrition Advisory Board

Global nutrition company, Herbalife (NYSE: HLF), in Asia Pacific welcomes WangJae Lee, Ph.D., M.D, an expert in immunology, to its Nutrition Advisory Board, effective October 1st 2014. The Nutrition Advisory Board is comprised of leading experts from around...

28-Sep-2014 Incheon

Asian Games 2014 : Indian wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt clinches gold

Yogeshwar Dutt ended India's 28-year-old wait for a wrestling gold medal in the Asian Games by emerging champion in the men's freestyle 65kg category at the Dowon Gymnasium here Sunday.The Indian, an Olympic bronze medallist, put on a stupendous show in...

28-Sep-2014 Incheon

Indian women's team finishes 4th in recurve archery

Indian women's team missed out on the bronze medal in the recurve archery event of the 17th Asian Games as they finished fourth at the Gyeyang Asiad Archery Field here Sunday.The Indian team comprising Deepika Kumari, L. Bombayla Devi and Laxmirani Majhi...

23-Sep-2014 IncheonIndia had to settle for two bronze medals in wushu after Sanathoi Devi and Narender Grewal lost their respective semi-final bouts in the sanda category in the 17th Asian Games at the Ganghwa Dolmens Gymnasium here, Tuesday.Sanathoi settled for

Asian Games 2014: Sanathoi, Narender give India two wushu bronze medals

India had to settle for two bronze medals in wushu after Sanathoi Devi and Narender Grewal lost their respective semi-final bouts in the sanda category in the 17th Asian Games at the Ganghwa Dolmens Gymnasium here, Tuesday.Sanathoi settled for the bronze after...

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