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Janssen Covid-19 vaccine eligible for approval

SEOUL: A South Korean panel of experts said Monday that vaccines for the novel coronavirus by Johnson & Johnson's Janssen showed 66.9 per cent efficacy, paving the way for the authorisation of the country's third Covid-19 vaccine, reported Yonhap. The...

Galaxy S21 smartphone sales top one mln units in South Korea

SEOUL: Samsung Electronics Co. said Monday that domestic sales of its new flagship smartphone series, the Galaxy S21, surpassed one million units last week, reported Yonhap. The South Korean tech giant said the S21, which was released here on Jan...

Follow Estonia, South Korea in digitalisation

KUCHING: Sarawak can be a powerhouse in the region by leveraging on its resources as well as following in the footsteps of Estonia and South Korea in digitalisation and innovation. Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg said with...

Jin Air to begin operating converted plane to carry cargo

SEOUL: South Korea’s low-cost carrier, Jin Air Co. said Monday it will begin operating a passenger plane converted to carry cargo to offset a sharp decline in air travel demand amid the coronavirus pandemic, Yonhap News Agency reported. Jin Air...

South Korea’s history-making K-pop septet — BTS

SEOUL: Trailblazing South Korean boy band BTS have shot to the top of the US charts with their first all-English song, and the socially conscious septet's latest triumph could herald a historic cultural shift. The group, who in seven years...

‘Aggressive’ handling of global supply chain crisis needed

SEOUL: President Moon Jae-in called Monday for an "aggressive" approach to surmount the global supply chain crisis, saying it poses a more serious threat to South Korea than Japan's yearlong retaliatory export control, Yonhap news agency reported. He urged the...

South Korea to beef up exports of ready-to-eat fish products

SEOUL: South Korea said Tuesday it plans to develop new ready-to-eat products utilising local fishery goods to take advantage of the rising demand for processed food items as more people refrain from dining out amid the new coronavirus pandemic...

South Korea, 10 other countries launch pandemic cooperation group

SEOUL: South Korea and 10 other countries launched a group at the United Nation Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco) on Tuesday to promote cooperation against discrimination and other social challenges stemming from the new coronavirus, the foreign ministry said. Seoul...

S. Korea on alert over secondary, tertiary transmission tied to Itaewon cluster

SEOUL: South Korea on Thursday reported a steady rise in new virus infections linked to nightclubs and bars in Seoul's most popular nightlife neighbourhood, putting health authorities on alert against secondary and tertiary infections traced to the capital city's...

South Korea reports 483 new virus cases

SEOUL: South Korea reported 483 new cases of the coronavirus on Saturday, bringing the nation's total number of infections to 6,767, with most new virus infections still in the southeastern city of Daegu, the epicentre of the virus outbreak here, and neighboring North...
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Man collared for molesting daughter

MIRI: Police have arrested a 53-year-old man for allegedly molesting his own daughter multiple times. The 14-year-old teenage girl lodged...
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