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Hackers steal personal particulars of 1.5 mln Singaporean patients, including PM

Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said on Friday in a facebook post that SingHealth, the city-state's largest group of healthcare institutions, had experienced a major cyber-attack, in which 1.5 million patients had their personal particulars stolen.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/21 11:39:34

DPRK media blasts Seoul for failing to act on better inter-Korean ties

The official media of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) on Friday blasted South Korea for failing to take any practical measures to improve inter-Korean relations.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/21 9:52:11

Lonely protester

A supporter of former South Korean president Park Geun-hye waves the national flag next to pictures of Park at a protest demanding her release outside the Seoul Central District Court in Seoul on Friday. Park was found guilty of illegally receiving funds from the country's spy agency. The court added eight more years in prison to an earlier sentence
Source: VCG | 2018/7/20 23:48:41

South Korea's ex-president Park given eight more years in prison

Former South Korean president Park Geun-hye was convicted of charges including illegally receiving funds from the country's spy agency on Friday and given eight more years in prison, on top of her current term.
Source: AFP | 2018/7/20 23:23:42

Health records stolen in Singapore

Hackers have stolen the health records of 1.5 million Singaporeans including Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, authorities said Friday, with the leader specifically targeted in the city-state's biggest ever data breach.
Source: AFP | 2018/7/20 23:23:40

Japan's lower house speaker to visit China

Tadamori Oshima, speaker of the House of Representatives of the Japanese parliament will visit China from July 23 to 27 at the invitation of Li Zhanshu, chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/20 18:56:40

US, Indian FMs, defense chiefs to meet in September after postponements

The foreign and defense ministers of the United States and India will meet in September to discuss bilateral ties and regional issues, the US State Department announced Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/20 18:54:38

4 injured in bomb blast in SW Pakistan

At least four people were injured in a bomb blast on Friday in Chaman city of Pakistan's southwest province of Balochistan, local media reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/20 18:53:18

S.Korean officials visit DPRK for joint railway inspection

A group of South Korean officials visited the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) Friday for a joint railway inspection to eventually modernize and connect railways across the border, according to local media reports.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/20 14:23:04

S. Korean prosecutors ask appeals court to sentence Park Geun-hye to 30 years in prison

South Korean prosecutors asked a Seoul appeals court Friday to sentence former President Park Geun-hye to 30 years in prison over a set of corruption charges that led to her impeachment.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/20 13:42:01

Japan's Kobe Steel indicted over fabricating product quality data, scandal dates back to 1970s

Kobe Steel Ltd. was indicted by prosecutors Thursday on suspicion its instances of falsifying data regarding the quality of its products shipped domestically and overseas have violated an unfair competition law.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/20 11:55:05

S.Korean court orders gov't to compensate bereaved families of victims to Sewol ferry sinking

A South Korean court ordered the government and the passenger ship operator Thursday to compensate the bereaved families of victims to the Sewol ferry sinking disaster, acknowledging the responsibility of the government for the first time.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/20 11:27:26

South Korea government liable for botched 2014 ferry rescue: court

The South Korean government is liable for the botched rescue of more than 300 people, mostly schoolchildren, who drowned when their overloaded ferry sank, a court ruled Thursday, ordering the state to compensate relatives.
Source: AFP | 2018/7/19 22:08:41

Turnbull seeks prelate's ouster

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Thursday called on Pope Francis to sack disgraced archbishop Philip Wilson after he was convicted of covering up child sex abuse but remains employed by the church.
Source: Reuters | 2018/7/19 22:08:41

Safe at last

A Sumatran orangutan named Otan hugs its breeder before a translocation mission to the Lestari Ecosystem Foundation Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Program Otan, in Jakarta, Indonesia on Wednesday. Otan was confiscated by Polda Metro Jaya (Jakarta Regional Metropolitan Police) from illegal keepers in April 2017.
Source: VCG | 2018/7/19 22:08:40

S.Korea to offer financial support for reunion of war-separated Korean families

South Korea has decided to offer financial support for the reunion of the war-separated Korean families, scheduled in late August, Seoul's unification ministry said Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/19 11:25:02

US, Chinese scholars say cooperation is key to combatting climate change

US and Chinese experts on Tuesday pledged to continue dialogue on climate change and uphold the Paris Agreement on global greenhouse gas emissions.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/19 11:05:24

US to receive soldiers' remains from DPRK in coming weeks

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Wednesday the United States will receive the first group of soldiers' remains from the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) in the next couple of weeks.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/19 9:16:49