All posts tagged "Asia"

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    S. Korea becoming most rapidly aging country in the world

    By Brian Han In South Korea, 80 percent of people view a rapidly growing aging population as a “major problem” according to the latest report by World Bank. Those concerns are valid across Asia, which happens to...

    • Posted December 9, 2015
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  • People stand outside a house damaged from an earthquake in Peshawar, Pakistan, Monday, Oct. 26, 2015. A powerful 7.7-magnitude earthquake in northern Afghanistan rocked cities across South Asia. Strong tremors were felt in Kabul, New Delhi and Islamabad on Monday. In the Pakistani capital, walls swayed back and forth and people poured out of office buildings in a panic, reciting verses from the Quran. (AP Photo/Mohammad Sajjad)
    7.5-magnitude Afghan earthquake rocks Asia, over 150 dead

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A strong earthquake in northern Afghanistan shook buildings from Kabul to Delhi, cut power and communications in some areas and caused more than 150 deaths, mainly in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Pakistani officials that...

    • Posted October 26, 2015
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  • Trade ministers from the 12 Asia-Pacific countries hold a press conference in Atlanta to announce the conclusion of talks to create the Trans-Pacific Partnership on Oct. 5, 2015. (Yonhap)
    Trans-Pacific Partnership feared to sap S. Korea’s export competitiveness

    SEOUL/SEJONG, Oct. 6 (Yonhap) — A landmark free trade deal spanning the Pacific Rim is feared to weaken the competitiveness of South Korean exports as Seoul may have to cope with harsher competition from its rival Japan,...

    • Posted October 6, 2015
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  • A screen shows Afghanistan actress Marina Golbahari, right, and South Korean actor Song Kang-ho on the eve of the opening ceremony of the Busan International Film Festival at Busan Cinema Center in Busan, South Korea. Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015. Asia's largest movie festival kicks off Thursday at a time when the region's influence on the global movie industry is on the rise. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
    Asia’s largest movie festival set to kick off in Busan

    BUSAN, South Korea (AP) — Asia’s largest movie festival kicks off Thursday at a time when the region’s influence on the global movie industry is on the rise. Entering its 20th year in the South Korean port...

    • Posted September 30, 2015
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    Netflix to make debut in Asia on Sept. 2

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Netflix will expand into Japan next month to give the Internet video service its first presence in Asia. Japanese subscribers will be able to start watching Netflix on Internet-connected devices beginning Sept. 2....

    • Posted August 4, 2015
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    ‘Side effects of hallyu’ concern other Asian countries

    By Jung Min-ho BANGKOK — When Japanese popular culture gained traction in Korea in the 1990s, critics deplored the comic books and music, saying they were destroying Korean traditions and values. Now, with the Korean wave experiencing...

    • Posted November 20, 2014
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  • The poll indicates that EXO seems to have the largest number of K-pop fans in North America. (Newsis)
    Different K-pop for different people

    Recent poll shows EXO in North America, SHINEE in Europe, f(x) most popular in Asia  By Chung Ah-young The popularity of K-pop singers turns out to differ by region worldwide, a recent poll showed. The poll indicates...

    • Posted January 24, 2014
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