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20 Feb 2018


Wardrobe malfunction at Olympics: French ice skater suffers costume disaster

French ice dancer Gabriella Papadakis suffered what she calls her "worst nightmare", a wardrobe malfunction, on Monday while performing at the 2018 Winter Olympics.

10 Feb 2018


1,218 drones set world record at Winter Olympic Games 2018

The opening ceremony of the Winter Olympic Games 2018 saw a record-setting performance of 1,218 drones, flying in sync to create huge formations of various Olympic sports and the iconic Olympic rings.

09 Feb 2018


Reliance JioTV to exclusively stream Winter Olympic Games in India

Reliance Jio has bagged the digital content streaming rights to broadcast the Winter Olympic Games 2018 in India.

05 Feb 2018


Samsung's Jay Y. Lee freed from prison in surprise verdict

In a stunning decision, a South Korean court suspended the prison sentence of Samsung Electronics Co. Vice-Chairman Jay Y. Lee, who had been arrested in February'17 in a scandal that brought down the country's former president.

04 Feb 2018

North Korea

UN Report: North Korea earned $200mn from banned exports, arms-sale

As per recent UN report, North Korea has earned nearly $200mn in 2017 by exporting banned commodities. It has also allegedly supplied weapons to Syria and Myanmar.

26 Jan 2018


Hospital fire, South Korea's deadliest in a decade, kills 41

At least 41 people were killed and 100 injured when a fire ripped through a hospital in South Korea's Miryang city.

20 Jan 2018

North Korea

North Korea to send Winter Olympics delegation to South Korea

North Korea will send a delegation to South Korea on Sunday to prepare for a trip by an art troupe for next month's Winter Olympics in South Korea.

14 Jan 2018


Hong Kong: Man brutally kills wife, child at Ritz-Carlton

In a horrifying incident of double murder, a South Korean is suspected to have killed his wife and seven-year-old son this morning at Hong Kong's five-star Ritz-Carlton hotel.

14 Jan 2018


India ranked 30th on WEF global manufacturing index; Japan tops

The World Economic Forum (WEF) ranked India 30th in its global manufacturing index, 25 places behind China, but ahead of BRICS nations Brazil, Russia, and South Africa.

09 Jan 2018

North Korea

North Korea, South Korea commence first talks in 2 years

The situation in the Korean peninsula had been extremely tense over North Korea's aggressive pursuit of its nuclear program all through 2017.

08 Jan 2018


#DefenseDiaries: Government scraps Rs. 32,000 crore minesweeper project

The government of India has cancelled a Rs. 32,000crore project to build 12 minesweepers, in collaboration with South Korea, at the Goa Shipyard.

07 Jan 2018

North Korea

Trump willing to talk to Kim Jong-un over phone

US President Donald Trump has said the he would "absolutely" be willing to speak to North Korean leader Kim Jong-un over the phone and that he hopes that something positive comes out of the talks between North Korea and South Korea next week.

03 Jan 2018


Report: China's new hypersonic missile can target India, Japan, US

China's new hypersonic ballistic missile can reportedly hit military targets in the US, India and Japan.

02 Jan 2018


Will new Foreign Secretary Gokhale change India's approach towards China?

Former ambassador to China Vijay Gokhale, a 1981 batch IFS officer, has been appointed India's new foreign secretary. He will replace the incumbent S Jaishankar on January 28.

21 Dec 2017

North Korea

Warning shots fired as North Korean soldier defects across border

A North Korean soldier crossed the heavily fortified Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) into South Korea, the fourth such defection this year.

21 Dec 2017

North Korea

India to attend 'North Korea summit' organized by US, Canada

India will attend an upcoming summit co-hosted by the US and Canada, focused on managing the nuclear threat from North Korea.

13 Dec 2017

North Korea

Is North Korea printing counterfeit "supernote" dollars again?

In the past, North Korea has been known to print counterfeit high-value US dollar notes, known as "supernotes," for circulation in various countries.

11 Dec 2017

North Korea

North Korea crisis: US, Japan South Korea hold missile-tracking drills

North Korea has been advancing its nuclear arsenal at a rapid pace stoking fear within the international community.

06 Dec 2017


International Olympic Committee bans Russia from 2018 Winter Olympics

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has banned Russia from competing in the 2018 Winter Olympics to be held in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

05 Dec 2017


What is the status of placements at IITs this year?

With the placement season on at the Indian Institutes of Technology, international firms are reportedly in an "aggressive recruitment mode", intensifying the war for talent at the premier engineering institutes.

05 Dec 2017


Delhi's New-Year gift: One common card for metro, bus travel

After several failed deadlines, Delhiites might finally get a common mobility card for the Delhi Metro and DTC buses this New Year.

29 Nov 2017

North Korea

North Korea launches highest-ever missile that reached 4,500km altitude

North Korea has test-fired an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) which reached an altitude of 4,500km and flew 960km.

29 Nov 2017


South Korea warns its companies against investing in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir

South Korea has reportedly told its companies against investing in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK).

26 Nov 2017


After Google, Twitter admits to unauthorized use of location data

In yet another instance of unauthorized use of user data, Twitter has admitted that specific locations included in some users' tweets were revealed without their consent.

18 Nov 2017

North Korea

Parasites inside North Korean defector indicate poor health, nutrition

South Korean surgeons who operated on the North Korean soldier who was shot while defecting across the border on Monday said he had extremely high levels of parasites in his intestines.

15 Nov 2017


Samsung worker dies from brain tumor, questions raised over safety

South Korea's Supreme Court has ruled that a Samsung factory worker's death from a brain tumor was the result of an occupational disease.

15 Nov 2017

North Korea

North Korea blames US Navy exercises for "worst ever situation"

North Korea has accused the US of "taking up a strike posture" around the Korean peninsula by deploying three US Navy aircraft carriers.

14 Nov 2017

North Korea

North Korean soldier shot while defecting across heavily guarded DMZ

A North Korean soldier was shot and injured by his own military as he crossed the heavily garrisoned Demilitarised Zone (DMZ) into South Korea.

10 Nov 2017

North Korea

Trump to address APEC summit in Vietnam

US President Donald Trump is set to deliver a much-anticipated address at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Da Nang, Vietnam.

08 Nov 2017

North Korea

Trump visits South Korea, urges North to 'make a deal'

US President Donald Trump landed in South Korea yesterday, the second stop in his ongoing East Asia tour.

04 Nov 2017

North Korea

What we can expect from Trump's marathon 5-nation Asia tour

President Donald Trump has embarked on a marathon 11-day tour of Asia, the longest by an American president to the continent in 25 years.

03 Nov 2017


Samsung rolls out Android Oreo beta to Galaxy S8, S8+

Samsung has finally launched Samsung Experience 9.0 beta, built on the latest Android 8 Oreo OS, for Galaxy S8 and S8+ users.

03 Nov 2017

North Korea

Intelligence-reports: North Korea may conduct missile test before Trump's visit

After briefly traveling on the road to nuclear escalation, US-North Korea relations have been relatively calm this past month.

01 Nov 2017

North Korea

US continues diplomatic engagement with N.Korea through 'New York channel'

US President Donald Trump has publicly said that talks with North Korea are a waste of time.

31 Oct 2017

North Korea

North Korea: 200 killed in nuclear test site tunnel collapse

A tunnel at North Korea's Punggye-Ri nuclear test site collapsed, killing at least 200 workers.

30 Oct 2017

North Korea

Pentagon chief: US will repel any strike from North Korea

US Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis has now warned that the nuclear threat from North Korea is accelerating.

17 Oct 2017

North Korea

North-Korean envoy: 'Nuclear war may break out any moment'

Kim In-ryong, North Korea's deputy UN ambassador, has warned that the situation on the Korean peninsula "has reached the touch-and-go point and a nuclear war may break out any moment."

13 Oct 2017


Samsung Electronics CEO Kwon Oh-hyun quits company

In the latest blow to Samsung, Electronics CEO Kwon Oh-hyun has resigned from the company citing "unprecedented crisis".

11 Oct 2017

North Korea

Reports: North Korean hackers steal US-South Korean war plans

A large trove of South Korean classified military documents may have been stolen by North Korean hackers, according to a South Korean ruling party lawmaker, Rhee Cheol-hee.

07 Oct 2017

North Korea

US to sell THAAD system to Saudi in $15bn deal

The US has approved a $15 billion deal to sell its Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile defense system to Saudi Arabia.

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