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 2021-10-24 11:43 

Korea Herald

Moon says S. Korea to begin gradual return to normal life from November...

South Korea will take steps toward a gradual return to normal life from the COVID-19 pandemic next month, as the nation's vaccination rate surpassed the key milestone of 70 percent, President Moon Jae-in said Monday. Despite the measures, however, s...

 2021-10-24 11:42 

South China Morning Post

Coronavirus: Tokyo's cases lowest in 16 months; South Korea on alert for Halloween...

Tokyo confirmed 19 daily coronavirus cases on Sunday, the fewest since mid-June last year, as the downtrend in infections continues across Japan.The figure released by the Japanese capital city's metropolitan government was below 20 for the first time...

 2021-10-24 11:41 

The Chosun Ilbo

Ko Jin-young Wins LPGA's BMW Ladies Championship in Busan...

Ko Jin-young won the LPGA Tour's BMW Ladies Championship in Busan on Sunday after a playoff with compatriot Lim Hee-jeong.It is the 200th title won by a Korean player on the LPGA Tour.Ko, who was trailing Lim by four strokes until the end of the third...

 2021-10-24 11:40 

The Asahi Shimbun

China's Evergrande resumes work on more than 10 projects | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

BEIJING--China Evergrande Group said on Sunday it had resumed work on more than 10 projects in Shenzhen, Dongguan and other cities - a statement that comes after it appeared to avert default with a last-minute bond coupon payment last week....

 2021-10-24 11:39 

KBS World

Pres. Moon Vows to Overcome Crises Until End of Term...

[Politics] : President Moon Jae-in has promised to exert his best efforts until the end of his term to overcome crises so that the nation can enjoy a complete return to normalcy and economic recovery. He made the pledge on Monday during an address before ...

 2021-10-24 11:38 

Central News Agency

Precipitation to lighten in northern Taiwan as temperatures stay low - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 24 (CNA) Cool weather is set to continue in northern and northeastern parts of Taiwan this week as rain levels dip, Central Weather Bureau (CWB) forecaster Liu Pei-teng () said Sunday....

 2021-10-24 11:37 

Korea Herald

Celltrion's coronavirus self-test kit gets FDA emergency approval...

South Korean biopharmaceutical company Celltrion Inc. said Monday that its self-diagnostic kit for the novel coronavirus has won emergency approval from US drug authorities. Celltrion DiaTrust COVID-19 Ag Home Test, co-developed by local healthcare...

 2021-10-24 11:33 

South China Morning Post

US and Taiwanese officials meet to discuss 'meaningful' UN role for island...

US and Taiwanese officials discussed plans to allow the island to "participate meaningfully" at the United Nations on Friday in the latest move to upgrade Washington's relationship with the island.The US State Department said in a statement re...

 2021-10-24 11:32 

Korea Herald

Former US ambassador Gregg calls for 'dynamic' steps toward N. Korea diplomacy...

Donald Gregg, a former US ambassador to South Korea, stressed that the United States should take a more proactive approach to resume talks with North Korea and break the impasse in the Korean peace process. Gregg, who served in the South Korean emba...

 2021-10-24 11:32 

KBS World

S. Korea Ranks 4th in Relative Poverty among OECD Nations...

[Economy] : South Korea ranked fourth in relative poverty among the 37 members of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development(OECD).According to the OECD on Monday, South Korea's relative poverty rate came to 16-point-seven percent in 20...

 2021-10-24 11:31 

China Post

French sexual abuse victims denounce police mistreatment...

PARIS (AP) — One rape victim was asked by Paris police what she wore that day, and why she didn't struggle more. Another woman was forced to fondle herself to demonstrate a sexual assault to a skeptical police officer. They are among thousands o...

 2021-10-24 11:31 

The Chosun Ilbo

Hwang Sun-woo Stands out at Swimming World Cup Series in Qatar...

Teenage swimmer Hwang Sun-woo won one gold and two bronze medals at the FINA Swimming World Cup, which wrapped up last week in Doha, Qatar.Hwang took the top podium spot in the men's 200-m freestyle by clocking 1:41.17.His record is only 0.14 second b...

 2021-10-24 11:30 

The Asahi Shimbun

GOLF/ Thrilled Matsuyama claims Zozo Championship with back nine charge | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

A blistering back nine saw Masters champion Hideki Matsuyama hold off a determined challenge from Cameron Tringale to win the Zozo Championship by five shots in front of his adoring Japanese supporters on Sunday....

 2021-10-24 11:25 

The Asahi Shimbun

Almost no cases of flu yet, but big outbreak still possible | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

Although a winter outbreak of influenza has not materialized, experts caution that one could still occur--with huge ramifications for health care workers bracing for sixth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic....

 2021-10-24 11:15 

Korea Herald

Infection rates continue to trend downward with S. Korea hitting vaccine milestone...

South Korea reported 1,190 new cases Monday, continuing a sustained decline in the number of coronavirus cases as its vaccination rate reached the milestone of 70 percent over the weekend. Monday's tally, including 1,167 local infections, raised the...

 2021-10-24 11:10 

The Mainichi

Tokyo reports 19 new COVID-19 cases, fewest since June last year 2021/10/24...
 2021-10-24 11:10 

The Mainichi

Islamists suspend march under agreement with Pakistan govt...
 2021-10-24 11:10 

The Mainichi

Uzbek president heading toward landslide win in elections...
 2021-10-24 11:10 

The Mainichi

Soccer: Muto spurs Vissel comeback in draw with Grampus...
 2021-10-24 11:07 

Korea Herald

Citibank Korea to close retail banking 'in phases'...

Citibank Korea Inc., the Korean unit of US banking giant Citigroup, said Monday that it will close its retail banking services "in phases" in line with a global business reorganization drive. Citibank Korea held a board meeting on Friday a...

 2021-10-24 11:05 

Korea Herald

Samsung Heavy bags W971b order for 4 LNG carriers...

Samsung Heavy Industries Co. said Monday it has signed a 971.3 billion-won ($825.2 million) deal to construct four LNG carriers. Under the deal with a shipper in Bermuda, Samsung Heavy will deliver the vessels by December 2024, the company said in...

 2021-10-24 11:02 

Japan Times

Wuhan Marathon postponed as China battles COVID-19 spike...

China reported 26 new domestic COVID-19 cases on Sunday in an outbreak that comes just over 100 days until the start of the Olympic Games....

 2021-10-24 11:01 

Korea Herald

[Graphic News] Car accidents involving unlicensed teenagers up 34%: data...

Car accidents involving unlicensed teenagers soared by 34 percent between 2018 and 2020, road traffic data showed. According to a Korea Road Traffic Authority report submitted to Rep. Kang Deuk-gu of the ruling Democratic Party of Korea, teenagers...

 2021-10-24 11:00 

The Asahi Shimbun

Work to restore famed Shuri-jo castle taking shape | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

NAHA--Work to restore the ruins of historic Shuri-jo castle here after a disastrous fire two years ago are gradually beginning to take shape....

 2021-10-24 10:54 

Korea Herald

N. Korea touts 'invincible' ties with China on Korean War anniversary...

North Korea and China will continue their "invincible" friendly relations for a "common cause," the North's official newspaper said Monday, marking the 71st anniversary of China's participation in the Korean War. Rodong Sinmun, a...

 2021-10-24 10:53 

China Post

Austrian skier Leitinger takes surprise lead in WCup opener...

SLDEN, Austria (AP) — Austrian skier Roland Leitinger surprised the pre-race favorites by posting the fastest time in the first run of the season-opening men's World Cup giant slalom on Sunday. Leitinger, who started 19th, had a clean run to lea...

 2021-10-24 10:49 

KBS World

S. Korea to Call for Consultation at Int'l Meetings on Japan's Fukushima Water Release...

[International] : The government will call for international discussions on Japan's planned release of radioactive water from the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant into the ocean. The Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries said it plans to propose holding co...

 2021-10-24 10:48 

RTHK News

HK swimmer Wong Hon-yin seals second national gold...

Hong Kong swimmer Wong Hon-yin won his second gold medal in as many days on Sunday at the National Games for Persons with Disabilities. He finished the men's 100 metre S14 backstroke in 1 minute, 9.31 seconds, a national games record.Wong also took th...

 2021-10-24 10:45 

NHK

Swimmer Hagino Kosuke retires from competition...

Olympic swimming champion Hagino Kosuke has announced his retirement from competition....

 2021-10-24 10:45 

Central News Agency

Taiwan's foreign residents hope for end to family entry ban - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Oct. 24 (CNA) Taiwan's COVID-19-related curbs on the entry of non-citizen children and spouses were lifted for Taiwanese nationals in September. But these restrictions remain in place for its foreign residents, many of whom are already endurin...

 2021-10-24 10:45 

The Asahi Shimbun

Myanmar says it's committed to ASEAN peace plan, despite general's snub | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

Myanmar's military rulers pledged on Sunday to cooperate...

 2021-10-24 10:43 

South China Morning Post

Top Hong Kong government adviser defends proposed ban on lawyer choice for legal aid applicants...

A top government adviser has dismissed concerns that a controversial proposal to ban defendants seeking legal aid from choosing their own criminal lawyers could breach Hong Kong's mini-constitution.Executive Council member Ronny Tong Ka-wah said choos...

 2021-10-24 10:42 

KBS World

Daily COVID-19 Cases Fall to 1,190...

[Domestic] : Daily COVID-19 cases fell below 12-hundred on Monday due mainly to fewer tests over the weekend. The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency(KDCA) said Monday that one-thousand-190 infections were reported throughout Sunday, raising the c...

 2021-10-24 10:40 

The Asahi Shimbun

Genetic testing OK'd in limited cases to 'reduce miscarriages’ | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis...

The Japan Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology, citing clinical trials, has decided to greenlight genetic code screening for in-vitro fertilization (IVF) in the hope it will prove a boon to women who have suffered repeated miscarriages....

 2021-10-24 10:37 

Korea Herald

Seoul stocks open lower on inflation woes...

South Korean stocks opened lower Monday amid concerns about the rising inflation pressure and oil prices. The benchmark Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) retreated 20.1 points, or 0.67 percent, to 2,986.06 in the first 15 minutes of trading...

 2021-10-24 10:34 

Korea Herald

Military identifies remains of four Korean War soldiers...

The military has identified the remains of four South Korean troops killed during the 1950-53 Korean War, about a decade after their excavation from former battle sites, the defense ministry said Monday. The identification and recovery of the remain...

 2021-10-24 10:31 

China Post

Uganda's president says deadly blast likely a terrorist act...

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — An explosion at an eatery in Uganda's capital was an apparent terrorist act, President Yoweri Museveni said on Sunday. Museveni said three people entered the eatery in a suburb of Kampala on Saturday evening and left a pla...

 2021-10-24 10:30 

Korea Herald

Over 80,000 dating violence cases reported in past 5 years: police data...

More than 80,000 cases of dating violence were reported in the past five years nationwide, with more than 200 cases resulting in murder, police data showed Monday. According to the data of the National Police Agency, obtained by Rep. Yang Ki-dae of...

 2021-10-24 10:26 

Korea Herald

S. Korea to unveil measures to enhance efficacy of lending rules based on repayment capacity...

South Korea will unveil measures to curb household debt in a way that "strikes a balance" between toughening lending rules based on borrowers' repayment capability and protecting those in actual need of loans for home rentals, the head of t...

 2021-10-24 10:24 

KBS World

Lee Nak-yon Joins Gyeonggi Gov. Election Camp as Standing Adviser...

[Politics] : Former chief of the ruling Democratic Party(DP) Lee Nak-yon has agreed to help the party's presidential candidate Lee Jae-myung in his campaign. Lee Nak-yon met with Gyeonggi Gov. Lee at a cafe in central Seoul on Sunday, two weeks after ...

 2021-10-24 10:19 

South China Morning Post

Pinched: Hong Kong authorities arrest truck driver over load of 17,000 hairy crabs...

Some 17,000 hairy crabs valued at about HK$1.53 million (US$196,800) and another 1.1 tonnes of frozen food believed to have been smuggled from mainland China were seized by Hong Kong authorities last Friday.The contraband was found by customs officers on ...

 2021-10-24 10:15 

South China Morning Post

Bombs, beheadings and masses of fake news: 21 days on Facebook in India...

In February 2019, Facebook set up a test account in India to determine how its own algorithms affect what people see in one of its fastest growing and most important overseas markets. The results stunned the company's own staff.Within three weeks, the...

 2021-10-24 10:14 

KBS World

Spy Agency Denies Media Reports of Kim Yo-jong Staging Coup...

[Inter-Korea] : The National Intelligence Service(NIS) has denied media reports that the sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un staged a coup and removed him from power. The spy agency said on Sunday in a text message to the media that the reports are ...

 2021-10-24 10:10 

Korea Herald

S. Korea ranks 4th in relative poverty among OECD nations...

South Korea ranks fourth in relative poverty among major economies in the world, data showed Monday, in a sign of its high income inequality. The country's relative poverty rate, referring to the percentage of people with an income below 50 percent...

 2021-10-24 10:09 

South China Morning Post

Communist Party number 3 hails superiority of 'Chinese democracy' and warns against Western influences such as multiparty elections and independent judiciary...

China should resolutely resist "erosive" political Western influences such as multiparty elections and an independent judiciary and "tell the story of China's democracy" well, the chairman of the country's top legislative body said...

 2021-10-24 10:08 

The Chosun Ilbo

Korea Reaches Vaccination Milestone...

More than 70 percent of Korea's 52 million population is now fully vaccinated against coronavirus. Health authorities last Saturday said a total of 35.95 million people or 70 percent of the population had been vaccinated as of 2 p.m. that day. Another...

 2021-10-24 10:07 

Korea Joongang Daily

Pandemic pets abandoned as Covid blues lift...

Lee Ji-na, 20, never thought of herself as a dog person. But working from home for two months, she was overcome with boredom and loneliness. "I felt caged in, especially as social distancing rules tightened and I couldn't go out during......

 2021-10-24 10:07 

Korea Joongang Daily

Building bridges...

Gyeonggi governor and presidential candidate for the ruling Democratic Party Lee Jae-myung, left, meets with former prime minister and runner-up in the DP presidential primary Lee Nak-yon, right, at a tea house in Jongno District, central Seoul......

 2021-10-24 10:07 

Korea Joongang Daily

70% of Korea vaccinated, key threshold crossed...

Over 70 percent of Korea is vaccinated against Covid-19, the inoculation campaign crossing a key threshold that should lead to a return to normal in early November....

 2021-10-24 10:04 

China Post

Sudan: Political tensions continue as protesters block roads...

CAIRO (AP) — Pro-military protesters briefly blocked major roads and bridges in Sudan's capital Sunday, amid growing tensions between the generals and the pro-democracy movement that fueled the uprising against autocratic former president Omar a...

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