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40% of adults don't read a book a year: survey
Nearly 40 percent of South Korean adults don't read a book a year, a stunning finding that the time-tested way to gain knowledge, wisdom and insight is losing luster amid the text-to-video shift of preferred sources of information powered by high-speed internet.
Thailand puts off Korean drug smuggler's extradition to prevent coronavirus spread
The man, in his 50s, is suspected of smuggling 6 kilograms of methamphetamine - equivalent to 198,000 doses - into South Korea from Cambodia.
Korean-American entertainer Johnny Yune dies at 84
Yune, whose Korean name was Yune Jong-seung, suffered Alzheimer's disease for years. He was reportedly taken to Alhambra Hospital Medical Center last Wednesday due to falling blood pressure.
80% of people shun outdoor activities amid coronavirus epidemic: survey
Nearly 90 percent of people spend more time than usual catching up with epidemic-related news on TV or through a portal's news section, it said. Only 5 percent took YouTube as a main source of up-to-date coronavirus information.
27 Iranians die after drinking industrial alcohol to prevent coronavirus infection
The tragedy happened in the Khuzestan and Alborz provinces of Iran as unscientific treatments to fight the virus spread on social media. Among them was drinking industrial alcohol produced for sanitization, according to the Mehr News Agency.
'My husband died from coronavirus yesterday': a tearful account from Daegu
“I feel stuffy, can't breathe properly,” he quoted the woman as saying. Ahn said he mistook it for a respiratory difficulty that coronavirus patients normally experienced and asked her about other symptoms. She shook her head slowly and spoke in a calm but broken voice. “I mean my husband died yesterday … I was informed of his death yesterday. Since then I have felt stuffy li...
On the front line of South Korea's coronavirus battle [PHOTOS]
A South Korean soldier in protective gear cleans his goggles before spraying disinfectant as a precaution against the new coronavirus on a street in Seoul, Friday.
Coronavirus: China sends 500,000 masks to Korea in humanitarian aid
This marked a total reversal of the two countries in the donor-recipient position as new cases here outnumber those of China in recent days.
Daegu-based journalist contracts coronavirus; newsroom shut, colleagues quarantined
The newsroom of the Daegu Ilbo daily, the reporter's company, was temporarily shut for disinfection and five colleagues, who had worked with the affected man, are in self-quarantine after a virus test.
Undocumented foreigners return home as coronavirus flourishes
An exodus of undocumented foreigners here has begun as the coronavirus epidemic continues. Hundreds of illegal sojourners come to the immigration office on Jeju Island each day asking for quick deportation, according to Yonhap News Agency. Most are Chinese.