Posted in World

N. Korea imposes 30-day quarantine to fight coronavirus

North Korea is making all-out efforts to prevent the new coronavirus from reaching the country, including extending the quarantine period for higher-risk people to 30 days, Pyongyang’s ambassador to Geneva was quoted as saying. Ambassador Han Tae-song made the remarks in an interview with Reuters, stressing that the communist nation has not seen any confirmed […]

Posted in World

One in five North Korean defectors experience discrimination in South Korea: poll

Gettyimagesbank About one out of five North Korean defectors experienced discrimination in South Korea last year mostly due to “cultural” differences, a survey showed Wednesday.According to the survey conducted by the Hana Foundation, a state-run agency that helps resettlement of North Korean defectors, 17.2 percent of 3,000 defectors polled said that they experienced discrimination last […]

Posted in World

Half a million mussels ‘cooked alive’ in warming New Zealand ocean

WELLINGTON – Up to half a million mussels were effectively cooked in the wild in unusually balmy waters on the New Zealand coast in a massive “die-off” that marine experts have linked to climate change. The dead molluscs were found by Auckland man Brandon Ferguson earlier this month at Maunganui Bluff Beach, near the northern […]

Posted in World

Scientists announce ‘breakthrough’ atomic map of coronavirus

WASHINGTON – US scientists announced on Wednesday (Feb 19) they had created the first 3D atomic scale map of the part of the novel coronavirus that attaches to and infects human cells, a critical step toward developing vaccine and treatments. It came as the death toll from the Covid-19 virus jumped past 2,000, almost all of […]

Posted in World

At least 8 killed in shootings in Hanau, Germany

BERLIN – At least eight people were killed in shooting incidents late on Wednesday (Feb 19) in the German city of Hanau, mass-selling Bild newspaper reported, citing prosecutors.  Police in Hanau, east of Frankfurt, could not be reached for comment.  The motive for the shootings is not clear.  The Hessenschau regional broadcaster said two shooting […]

Posted in China

Coronavirus spreads more like flu than Sars: Chinese study

CHICAGO – Scientists in China who studied nose and throat swabs from 18 patients infected with the new coronavirus say it behaves much more like influenza than other closely related viruses, suggesting it may spread even more easily than previously believed. In at least in one case, the virus was present even though the patient […]

Close [X]
Close [X]