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Former South Korean President Roh Tae-woo Passes Away

Former South Korean president Roh Tae-woo died on Tuesday (26/10). Roh died at the age of 88. Seoul National University Hospital said Roh died while being treated for an undisclosed illness. Roh came to power after participating in a military coup. He won the general election in 1987, which was …

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South Korea Tests First Homemade Space Rocket

South Korea conducted a test launch of its first domestically produced space rocket, Thursday (21/10). The Nuri rocket launched at around 5pm local time (0800 GMT), carrying the payload dummy weighing 1.5 tons consisting of blocks of stainless steel and aluminum to orbit 600 to 800 kilometers above the Earth. …

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South Korea hopes to speed up declaration of end of war

South Korea has reiterated its determination to accelerate its declaration to end the Korean War. After Monday’s meeting in Washington with the US Special Envoy for North Korea Sung Kim, South Korea’s special envoy Noh Kyu-duk said he believed recent discussions between the two sides had “deepened” the US administration’s …

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South Korea Holds Aerospace and Defense Exhibition at Seoul ADEX 2021

South Korea’s annual International Aerospace and Defense Exhibition will take place from Tuesday (19/10). One day before its official opening, the organizers opened the exhibition exclusively for the media at Seoul airport on Monday. In addition to the air show, the Seoul Aerospace and Defense Exhibition (ADEX) exhibits a variety …

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Heavy Rain, Landslide Kills 18 People in South India

At least 18 people died a day after torrential rains hit villages and flooded roads in the southern Indian state of Kerala. News agency Press Trust of India (PTI) reported, citing officials as saying rescue teams found bodies in the two worst-hit districts, Kottayam and Idukki, where heavy rains triggered …

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Afghan Refugees Perform at South Korean Public Event

A number of Afghan refugees in South Korea appeared in public Wednesday (13/10), for the first time since they arrived in the country in late August. Upon arrival in South Korea, the refugees were placed in government facilities in Jincheon, about a two-hour drive from the nation’s capital. After a …

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Earthquake Shakes South Pakistan, 20 Killed

At least 20 people were killed and more than 100 injured on Thursday (7/10) when an earthquake hit southwest Pakistan. The unfortunate incident caused the roof and walls of the mud-brick house to collapse onto the family as they slept. A one-year-old boy was among the dead. He breathed his …

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