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South Korea: Country in East Asia
South Korea, officially the Republic of Korea, is a country in East Asia, constituting the southern part of the Korean Peninsula, and sharing a land border with North Korea. 25 million people, over half of the country's population of more than 51 million people, live in the Seoul Capital Area, the fifth-largest metropolitan area in the world.

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S.Korea sticks to flu shot plan despite deaths [Video]

S.Korea sticks to flu shot plan despite deaths

South Korean officials refused on Thursday to suspend a seasonal influenza inoculation effort, despite growing calls for a halt, including an appeal from a key group of doctors, after the deaths of at..

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South Korea hosts Asia's largest international film festival [Video]

South Korea hosts Asia's largest international film festival

It has been a bad year for the film industry as the pandemic forced the cancellation of big events - such as the one in Cannes.

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Several South Koreans die after getting flu vaccine [Video]

Several South Koreans die after getting flu vaccine

Several people have died after getting flu shots in South Korea in the past week, authorities said, raising concerns over the vaccine's safety just as the seasonal inoculation program is expanded to..

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Intel agrees to sell memory unit for $9 bln [Video]

Intel agrees to sell memory unit for $9 bln

Intel has agreed to sell its NAND memory chip business to SK Hynix Inc for $9 billion in an all-cash deal that would propel the South Korean chipmaker to second in the global rankings. Libby Hogan..

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DOJ calls out Russian hacking spree [Video]

DOJ calls out Russian hacking spree

[NFA] The U.S. Justice Department said on Monday it has indicted six Russian intelligence agency hackers for a four-year long hacking spree that included attacks against the 2018 PyeongChang Winter..

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The US Charged 6 Russian Hackers [Video]

The US Charged 6 Russian Hackers

Photo by Mikhail Svetlov/Getty Images The United States accused six Russian government officials of orchestrating a string of high-profile cyberattacks that caused billions of dollars in damage in..

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BTS label Big Hit debuts at double its IPO price [Video]

BTS label Big Hit debuts at double its IPO price

Big Hit Entertainment, the management label of popular South Korean boy band BTS, won a market valuation of around $7.6 billion in its stock market debut on Thursday as investors scrambled for a piece..

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Apple enters 5G race with new iPhone 12s [Video]

Apple enters 5G race with new iPhone 12s

Apple on Tuesday launched four versions of its new flagship iPhone 12 with faster 5G connectivity in hopes of sparking an upgrade cycle that will keep sales booming through the end of the year. Conway..

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Coronavirus pandemic: South Korea eases restrictions as cases drop [Video]

Coronavirus pandemic: South Korea eases restrictions as cases drop

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BTS Breaks Record as Band Attracts Over 100 Million Viewers [Video]

BTS Breaks Record as Band Attracts Over 100 Million Viewers

The latest virtual concert from BTS, "Map of the Soul ON:E," attracted more than 100 million viewers Saturday. The pay-per-view event beat their last concert in June, "BANG BANG CON The Live," which..

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Comparative study reveals hospitalized COVID-19 patients have less comorbidity than Influenza patients [Video]

Comparative study reveals hospitalized COVID-19 patients have less comorbidity than Influenza patients

A comparative study between hospitalized coronavirus and Influenza patients revealed that COVID19 patients had fewer comorbidities and lower medication use than influenza patients. The study was done..

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Equity indices close higher after RBI keeps key rates unchanged [Video]

Equity indices close higher after RBI keeps key rates unchanged

Equity benchmark indices maintained an upward trajectory on Friday after the Reserve Bank of India's (RBI) kept repo rate unchanged and continued with accommodative stance. Though the central bank sees..

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Equities trim early gains but close in green, Wipro spurts 7.3% [Video]

Equities trim early gains but close in green, Wipro spurts 7.3%

Equity benchmark indices shaved off early gains but closed in the positive zone on Thursday following a rally in IT stocks amid dynamic global cues. The BSE SandP Sensex closed 304 points or 0.76 per..

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Hyundai to recall Kona EV in S.Korea over fire risk [Video]

Hyundai to recall Kona EV in S.Korea over fire risk

Hyundai Motor Co will voluntarily recall its Kona electric vehicles over what may be faulty high-voltage battery cells, after at least 13 fire incidents were logged across multiple countries. Francis..

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Sensex spurts by 600 points, financial and auto stocks gain [Video]

Sensex spurts by 600 points, financial and auto stocks gain

Equity benchmark indices witnessed smart gains on Tuesday led by a jump in financial, private bank and auto stocks while Asian stock markets rose to a two-week high. The bounce on bourses came after US..

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Pompeo seeks to shore up support among Asian allies [Video]

Pompeo seeks to shore up support among Asian allies

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday visited Tokyo to meet with some of Washington's closest allies in Asia, Japan, Australia and India, to shore up support against what the United States..

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She escaped N.Korea, but 'raped' by South's spies [Video]

She escaped N.Korea, but 'raped' by South's spies

When she first met a mysterious man who introduced himself as Dr Seong, a South Korea spy, the woman thought she had found a father figure to help her start a new life after fleeing from her home in..

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Dominic Raab discusses controlling coronavirus in South Korea [Video]

Dominic Raab discusses controlling coronavirus in South Korea

Dominic Raab has met with South Korea's foreign ministers in Seoul to discussvarious global issues, including Covid-19, climate change and securitythreats. Mr Raab plans to visit the demilitarised zone..

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‘Very sorry’: Kim Jong Un apologises for killing of South Korean [Video]

‘Very sorry’: Kim Jong Un apologises for killing of South Korean

South Korean official went missing on Monday and Seoul said he had been shot and his body burned.

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Seoul says N. Korea killed missing S. Korean [Video]

Seoul says N. Korea killed missing S. Korean

A South Korean fisheries official who went missing this week was questioned in North Korean waters before being shot dead by troops who then doused his body in oil and set it on fire, South Korea's..

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S. Korea suspends flu shots in setback for winter [Video]

S. Korea suspends flu shots in setback for winter

South Korea suspended free flu shots on Tuesday after reports of problems in storing the vaccinations during transportation, disrupting plans to pre-emptively ease the burden on a healthcare system..

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