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 2021-01-24 09:19 

The Mainichi

Tokyo's new coronavirus cases down to 986 2021/1/24...
 2021-01-24 09:19 

The Mainichi

Spain's virus surge hits mental health of front-line workers...
 2021-01-24 09:19 

The Mainichi

Life of bomb-hit Hiroshima girl Sadako and family being made into film 2021/1/24...
 2021-01-24 09:19 

The Mainichi

Sumo: Daieisho wins maiden Emperor's Cup on final day 2021/1/24...
 2021-01-24 09:19 

NHK

Daieisho wins New Year Grand Sumo Tournament...

Lower-ranking sumo wrestler Daieisho has won his first title in the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament that ended on Sunday in Tokyo....

 2021-01-24 09:17 

China Post

Portugal chooses a president amid a severe pandemic surge...

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal held a presidential election Sunday, with the moderate incumbent candidate strongly favored to earn a second five-year term as a devastating COVID-19 surge grips the European Union nation.The head of state in Portuga...

 2021-01-24 09:06 

South China Morning Post

Hong Kong lockdown: expert proposes fresh round of Covid-19 testing in Yau Tsim Mong's restricted area, warns second confinement zone may be needed around nearby market...

A second round of testing may be required for residents currently subject to Hong Kong's first Covid-19 lockdown if the initial operation identifies more than a handful of infections, according to a government pandemic adviser.Professor David Hui Shu-...

 2021-01-24 08:51 

Korea Joongang Daily

Trout Transactions...

A villager from Hwacheon County in Gangwon dries trout on Sunday before they will be sold at a market....

 2021-01-24 08:51 

Korea Joongang Daily

Kicking back...

International employees at LG Energy Solution are having a meeting at a lounge located on the 63rd floor of the company headquarters in Yeouido, western Seoul. The lounge has a cafe, stage facility and working spaces....

 2021-01-24 08:51 

Korea Joongang Daily

KDCA assures 'no changes' in vaccine plan after AstraZeneca warns of shortfall...

Though British drug maker AstraZeneca has cut back Covid-19 vaccine deliveries across Europe, health authorities in Korea assure the country will have no issues receiving doses from the company within the first quarter of the year....

 2021-01-24 08:51 

Korea Joongang Daily

Beef for the Year of the Ox...

A visitor at a supermarket in Seoul Sunday peruses packages of hanwoo, or Korean beef, that are gift-packaged for the Lunar New Year holiday. Due to the coronavirus, people are opting for expensive gift sets instead of offline gatherings....

 2021-01-24 08:51 

Korea Joongang Daily

Opcon timing dashes Moon's hope for transfer...

South Korea abandoned its goal of regaining wartime operational control (Opcon) from the United States by the end of President Moon Jae-in's term next year, instead aiming to clearly fix a date for the transfer by the end of 2021....

 2021-01-24 08:51 

Korea Joongang Daily

Real estate reaches the 21st century with the 'proptech' boom...

The Covid-19 pandemic and the sudden restriction of movement increased people's interest in their own homes and how they use space, especially in Korea where for decades the home has been a place to sleep, maybe eat, and little more....

 2021-01-24 08:51 

Korea Joongang Daily

Respond to 'comfort women' issue sincerely, Tokyo told...

Seoul's Foreign Ministry urged Tokyo to make "sincere efforts" to heal the wounds of the victims of the Japanese military's wartime sexual slavery Saturday after Japan's top envoy issued a statement protesting a recent Korean court dec...

 2021-01-24 08:49 

Yonhap News

S. Korea reports 1 new highly pathogenic bird flu case...

SEOUL, Jan. 24 (Yonhap) -- South Korea on Sunday confirmed one additional case of highly p......

 2021-01-24 08:41 

Central News Agency

Foxconn, Byton step up efforts in electric vehicle development - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Jan. 24 (CNA) Taiwanese electronics manufacturer Foxconn Technology Group and Chinese startup Byton are stepping up cooperation in the development of electric cars, with latest reports indicating that Foxconn will have experts stationed at Byton&#...

 2021-01-24 08:39 

Korea Times

Hyun Bin thanks Son Ye-jin after winning grand prize at 2020 APAN Star Awards...

Hyun Bin thanked his girlfriend Son Ye-jin after winning the grand prize at the 2020 APAN Star Awards for his role as a North Korean elite soldier in tvN's "Crash Landing on You." The two became a real-life couple after acting together in the ...

 2021-01-24 08:39 

Korea Times

Severe reaction to Moderna vaccine 'rare': study...

Severe allergic reactions to Moderna's Covid-19 vaccine is "rare," the US health authorities said Friday, with only 10 cases documented from more than four million first doses....

 2021-01-24 08:39 

Korea Times

Balance of Joseon royal court interpreted through contemporary design...

Students at the Korea National University of Cultural Heritage (KNUCH) are presenting a series of daily objects inspired by the work-life balance of the Joseon Kingdom's royal court. "Sense of Balance: The Culture of Joseon Royal Court" is one...

 2021-01-24 08:39 

Korea Times

Biden's security team raises hopes for rapid North Korea policy review...

With the new U.S. administration busy finalizing the roster of its national security team, questions are arising in South Korea over when President Joe Biden will unveil his policy toward North Korea. As the team features many experts on Pyongyang, some b...

 2021-01-24 08:39 

Korea Times

Air traffic halved in 2020 due to pandemic...

Air traffic volume in South Korea halved year-on-year in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, government data showed Sunday. The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport said the number of flight operations last year totaled 421,000, down 50 percen...

 2021-01-24 08:39 

Korea Times

Ice fishing...
 2021-01-24 08:39 

Korea Times

Tightening loan regulations drive market into further confusion...

Households' fear sentiment is expected to keep escalating over the government's implementation of additional loan regulations. Experts argue this will keep distorting the loan market amid the leveraged investment boom in an era of ample liquidity....

 2021-01-24 08:39 

Korea Times

Someone in Michigan wins ticket for $1.05 billion jackpot...

Someone in Michigan bought the winning ticket for the $1.05 billion Mega Millions jackpot, which is the third-largest lottery prize in U.S. history. The winning numbers for Friday night's drawing were 4, 26, 42, 50 and 60, with a Mega Ball of 24. The ...

 2021-01-24 08:39 

Korea Times

Wuhan returns to normal as world still struggling with pandemic...

A year ago, a notice sent to smartphones in Wuhan at 2 a.m. announced the world's first coronavirus lockdown, bringing the bustling central Chinese industrial and transport center to a virtual standstill almost overnight. It would last 76 days....

 2021-01-24 08:39 

Korea Times

Seoul City reviewing effectiveness of suicide prevention warnings on bridge handrails...

The Seoul Metropolitan Government (SMG) will review whether to keep messages on the handrails of the Hangang Bridge aimed at discouraging people from attempting to kill themselves, amid questions over the effectiveness of the messages in suicide preventio...

 2021-01-24 08:39 

Korea Times

Damage compensation...

The Moon Jae-in administration and the ruling Democratic Party of Korea (DPK) have started the legislative process to allow small businesses and the self-employed to get state compensation for their losses arising from COVID-19. The move has gained moment...

 2021-01-24 08:39 

Korea Times

From 'America first' to 'Earth first'...

U.S. President Joe Biden's inauguration ceremony was held with 25,000 armed National Guard soldiers standing by under a martial law-like atmosphere to prevent possible intrusions by armed pro-Trump protesters. This is the first time in 152 years that ...

 2021-01-24 08:39 

Korea Times

People's trust needed to heal nation...

President Joseph R. Biden Jr. what a relief it is to write those words was unstintingly candid in acknowledging the drastic circumstances that made his inauguration so unlike any other. His appeal for the necessary unity to overcome those shadows recalled...

 2021-01-24 08:39 

Korea Times

WHO to consider two Chinese COVID-19 vaccines for emergency approval...

The World Health Organization will begin considering China's two COVID-19 vaccines for emergency approval next week, WHO Assistant Director-General Mariangela Simao said Friday....

 2021-01-24 08:39 

Korea Times

Larry King, broadcasting giant for half-century, dies after testing positive for COVID-19...

Larry King, the suspenders-sporting everyman whose broadcast interviews with world leaders, movie stars and ordinary Joes helped define American conversation for a half-century, died Saturday. He was 87. King died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Ang...

 2021-01-24 08:39 

Korea Times

Cyberbullying increases although school violence halved amid pandemic...

One in 100 students in elementary, middle and high schools across the country experienced school violence in 2020. And while school violence in general nearly halved from the previous year, cyberbullying cases rose apparently because the prolonged COVID-1...

 2021-01-24 08:39 

Korea Times

'Choose - I kill you or rape you': Abuse accusations surge in Ethiopia's war...

The young coffee seller said she was split from family and friends by an Ethiopian soldier at the Tekeze River, taken down a path, and given a harrowing choice....

 2021-01-24 08:39 

Korea Times

3 missing as fishing boat capsizes near Geoje Island...

Search operations were under way off the southern island of Geoje after three crew members of a capsized fishing boat went missing on Saturday, authorities said....

 2021-01-24 08:39 

Korea Times

Popera singer Lim Hyung-joo: Music is my destiny...

Back in February 2003 at the inaugural ceremony of then President Roh Moo-hyun, a soft and lyrical voice followed a prelude of the national anthem of South Korea played by an orchestra....

 2021-01-24 08:39 

Korea Times

HyunA to drop new EP, ending yearlong hiatus...

K-pop soloist HyunA is set to drop a new EP next week, returning from a yearlong hiatus related to health problems....

 2021-01-24 08:39 

Korea Times

North Korea sees talks as way to advance nuclear program, says US intel official...

The top U.S. intelligence officer for North Korea warned, Friday, that the country sees diplomacy only as a means to advance its nuclear weapons development, even as the new Biden administration says it will look for ways to bring Pyongyang back to talks....

 2021-01-24 08:39 

Korea Times

India to give homegrown vaccine in seven more states this week...

India said it will administer homegrown coronavirus vaccine COVAXIN in seven more states from Monday as it seeks to inoculate 30 million healthcare workers across the country. The government this month gave emergency-use approval to the vaccine, developed...

 2021-01-24 08:39 

Korea Times

Cho Seong-jin to premiere unreleased work by Mozart...

Pianist Cho Seong-jin will premiere an unheard piece by Mozart in Salzburg on the occasion of the classical composer's 265th birthday. Cho will play Mozart's "Allegro in D K626b/16" at the Great Hall of the Salzburg Mozarteum Foundation, W...

 2021-01-24 08:39 

Korea Times

New virus cases under 400 again...

South Korea's daily new coronavirus cases fell back below 400 on Sunday, following a brief rise a day earlier, but health authorities remain vigilant against possible upticks amid an apparent slowdown. The country added 392 more COVID-19 cases, includ...

 2021-01-24 08:39 

Korea Times

Pakistani man killed during TikTok video stunt on train track...

A young man was hit and killed by a train in Pakistan while being filmed walking along the tracks for a TikTok stunt, police and rescue officials said Saturday....

 2021-01-24 08:39 

Korea Times

Korea reports 431 more cases of new coronavirus...

The health authorities said Saturday that the number of daily new COVID-19 cases here rose back to above 400 for Friday. The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA) reported 431 more infections, including 403 locally transmitted ones, raising t...

 2021-01-24 08:39 

Korea Times

South Korean, US defense chiefs reaffirm alliance in phone talks...

South Korea's Defense Minister Suh Wook held telephone talks Sunday with newly confirmed U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, where the two reaffirmed the importance of their alliance and agreed to closely cooperate on developing it, Seoul's defen...

 2021-01-24 08:39 

Korea Times

LG's value to improve with mobile biz restructuring: analysts...

LG Electronics can improve its corporate value by restructuring its money-losing mobile business and focusing on future growth engines for a post-pandemic world, analysts here said Saturday....

 2021-01-24 08:39 

Korea Times

Egypt to start COVID-19 vaccination campaign with China's Sinopharm jab: Sisi...

President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi announced Saturday that Egypt would start rolling out a mass Covid-19 vaccination campaign the following day with the Chinese-made Sinopharm jab. "We are starting a vaccination drive tomorrow beginning with healthcare wo...

 2021-01-24 08:39 

Korea Times

The death of K-pop...

The Korean ascent to greatness has been steep and fraught with danger, yet it is all the more remarkable for having overcome such obstacles. A people once on the verge of cultural extinction at the hands of a merciless colonial force, held down by militar...

 2021-01-24 08:39 

Korea Times

Politicians eating in traditional market raises eyebrows...

With less than three months left before April's by-elections, potential candidates have started campaigning, with some of them visiting traditional markets to hear about the economic hardships suffered by merchants amid the COVID-19 pandemic. While it...

 2021-01-24 08:39 

Korea Times

Kim Hyang-gi's new film 'I' shares glimpses of healing, hope...

After appearing in a number of thought-provoking movies such as "Thread of Lies" (2014) and "Innocent Witness" (2019), actress Kim Hyang-gi aims to share glimpses of healing with another heart-warming family drama "I."...

 2021-01-24 08:39 

Korea Times

Freedom of 'anonymous' expression?...
 2021-01-24 08:39 

Korea Times

Compensation for victims of car accidents...

An SUV suddenly cut off a city bus as it left a stop in Jinju City, South Gyeongsang Province, on Dec. 16, 2019. The bus screeched to a halt, causing a passenger a high school girl to fly head-first into the metallic fare box inside the vehicle. The girl ...

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