North Korea says it has ‘cure’ for MERS Ebola Aids

Posted by on Jun 19, 2015 | Leave a Comment

Seoul: North Korea claims it has developed a vaccine that is “very effective” in curing MERS, Ebola and Aids, as well as a range of other diseases and ailments, state news agency KCNA reported. The drug, known as Kumdang-2, is reportedly able to treat everything from AIDS to tuberculosis and cancer, as well as “harm from the use of computers” and morning sickness, according to the drug´s website. South... 

S Korea reports 15th MERS death seven new cases

Posted by on Jun 14, 2015 | Leave a Comment

Seoul: South Korea reported Sunday its 15th death from the MERS virus as the growing outbreak that has infected 145 forced one of the nation´s biggest hospitals to suspend most services. The latest fatality from Middle East Respiratory Syndrome was a 62-year-old man who died Sunday afternoon in the southern port city of Busan, the city council said. He was diagnosed on June 7 after being infected in Samsung Medical... 

MERS death toll rises to nine in S Korea

Posted by on Jun 10, 2015 | Leave a Comment

Seoul: South Korea on Wednesday reported two more deaths from Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), bringing to nine the total number of deaths in the current outbreak. Thirteen new cases were also confirmed, expanding the list of known cases to 108 following the diagnosis of the first infected patient on May 20, the health ministry said. The two latest fatalities include a 75-year-old woman and a 62-year-old man,... 

S Korea reports sixth MERS death surge in infections

Posted by on Jun 08, 2015 | Leave a Comment

Seoul: South Korea recorded its sixth death and biggest single day jump in Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) infections Monday, with 23 new cases in the largest outbreak of the potentially deadly virus outside Saudi Arabia. From just four cases two weeks ago, the total number of infections now stands at 87, including six people who have died. The latest fatality was a man in his 80s who had been diagnosed in Daejeon,... 

South Korea reports nine new MERS cases one recovers and leaves hospital

Posted by on Jun 06, 2015 | Leave a Comment

South Korea’s health ministry reported on Saturday nine more cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) raising the total to 50 but said one patient had recovered and became the first to be discharged from hospital. The outbreak first reported on May 20 has claimed four lives and stirred public fear as the government was blamed for an ineffective initial response that allowed one man who had returned from... 

S Korea reports three additional MERS cases

Posted by on May 29, 2015 | Leave a Comment

Seoul: South Korea confirmed three more MERS cases Friday, bringing the total number of patients infected with the potentially deadly virus to 10, including a man who defied a quarantine protocol and travelled to China, health officials said. The infections were all traced to the original case of a 68-year-old man diagnosed on May 20 after returning from a trip to Saudi Arabia. Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS)... 

US army says 22 possibly exposed to anthrax at S Korea base

Posted by on May 28, 2015 | Leave a Comment

SEOUL: As many as 22 personnel may have been exposed to anthrax during a laboratory training exercise at a US military base in South Korea, a military statement said Thursday. Stressing that there was “no risk” to the public, the statement from Osan Air Force Base said an alarm had been sounded after it was discovered that the bacteria being used in the exercise might not have been an inert training sample. “Twenty-two... 

North Korea testfires underwater ballistic missile state media

Posted by on May 08, 2015 | Leave a Comment

SEOUL: North Korea has test-fired a newly developed underwater ballistic missile, the official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported early Saturday. “There took place an underwater test-fire of Korean-style powerful strategic submarine ballistic missile. The ballistic missile was developed on the personal initiative of Supreme Commander of the Korean People´s Army Kim Jong-Un,” KCNA said. View full... 

Despite threats activist sends The Interview DVDs to North Korea

Posted by on Apr 08, 2015 | Leave a Comment

SEOUL: A North Korean defector living in South Korea said on Wednesday he has launched balloons carrying thousands of copies of the film “The Interview” to North Korea, despite protests from the isolated country and emailed death threats. North Korea has denounced the Hollywood comedy featuring a fictional plot to assassinate the country’s leader Kim Jong Un as an act of war and threatened retaliation... 

US slaps sanctions on North Korea after Sony hack

Posted by on Jan 02, 2015 | Leave a Comment

WASHINGTON: The United States imposed financial sanctions Friday on North Korea and several senior government officials in retaliation for a cyber attack on Hollywood studio Sony Pictures. President Barack Obama said he ordered the sanctions because of “the provocative, destabilizing, and repressive actions and policies of the Government of North Korea, including its destructive, coercive cyber-related actions during... 
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