4 dead, 1 missing in chemical factory blast in S. Korea

July 3, 2015 by · Comments Off on 4 dead, 1 missing in chemical factory blast in S. Korea 

SEOUL, July 3 — Four workers have been identified dead, with one missing, in an explosion accident near a waste water disposal facility of a Hanwha Chemical factory in the country's southeastern city of Ulsan, YTN and Yonhap News Agency reported Friday citing firefighting authorities.

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DOH XIII releases MERS-CoV 'Advisory' to public

June 16, 2015 by · Comments Off on DOH XIII releases MERS-CoV 'Advisory' to public 

BUTUAN CITY, June 15 — The Department of Health Regional Office XIII in a press forum held at the health regional directors office here, released the most recent health advisory to the public regarding the Middle East Respiratory Syndorme-Corona Virus (MERS-CoV) in the dialect through the tri-media.

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Roundup: Vietnam launches action plan against MERS

June 10, 2015 by · Comments Off on Roundup: Vietnam launches action plan against MERS 

HO CHI MINH CITY, June 9 — Vietnam's Health Ministry on Monday stated that the country is at high risk of seeing the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) epidemic coming from abroad, and put forth three scenarios to prevent and combat it.

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PHL remains free of MERS-CoV –DOH

June 10, 2015 by · Comments Off on PHL remains free of MERS-CoV –DOH 

By Ferdinand G. Patinio

MANILA, June 9 (PNA) — The Department of Health (DOH) assured on Tuesday that the Philippines remains safe from the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome–Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) despite confirming reports that a South Korean couple visited the country over the weekend.

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(Feature) No plans yet to decommission BRP Rajah Humabon –PN

May 21, 2015 by · Comments Off on (Feature) No plans yet to decommission BRP Rajah Humabon –PN 

By Priam F. Nepomuceno

MANILA, May 17 (PNA) — Despite the arrival of new ships and other naval assets, there are no plans yet to decommission the BRP Rajah Humabon (PF-11), the Philippine Navy's oldest operational warship.

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S.Korea's business delegation heads for Kaesong amid wage row with DPRK

May 15, 2015 by · Comments Off on S.Korea's business delegation heads for Kaesong amid wage row with DPRK 

SEOUL, May 15 — A group of South Korean businessmen representing businesses running factories in the Kaesong industrial complex headed for the border town of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) amid the ongoing wage row between the two sides.

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Sales of new cars in Russia to drop by almost 30% in 2015 — Kia Motors

May 15, 2015 by · Comments Off on Sales of new cars in Russia to drop by almost 30% in 2015 — Kia Motors 

VELIKY NOVGOROD, May 15 — Sales of new cars in Russia will decline by one third in 2015, president of KIA Motors Rus Kim Sung-Hwan told TASS on Thursday.

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Japan proposes early holding of summit with China, S. Korea

March 12, 2015 by · Comments Off on Japan proposes early holding of summit with China, S. Korea 

SEOUL, March 11 — Japanese Deputy Foreign Minister Shinsuke Sugiyama said he proposed at a meeting with his Chinese and South Korean counterparts in Seoul on Wednesday that a summit meeting between the leaders of the three countries be held soon.

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Lee decided before becoming president to visit disputed islets

January 30, 2015 by · Comments Off on Lee decided before becoming president to visit disputed islets 

SEOUL, Jan. 29 — Former South Korean President Lee Myung Bak decided to visit a pair of South Korean-controlled islets disputed with Japan — the first ever by a South Korean head of state when it happened in 2012 — before he even took office in 2008, according to his memoir to hit shelves Monday.

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South Korean star swimmer Park fails doping test

January 28, 2015 by · Comments Off on South Korean star swimmer Park fails doping test 

SEOUL, Jan. 27 — South Korea's star swimmer Park Tae-Hwan failed a doping test, according to Yonhap news agency.

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