South Korea

Facebook fined $6m for sharing users’ info without consent

South Korea’s information watchdog on Wednesday fined Facebook Inc. 6.7 billion won (US$6 million) for passing information of at least 3.3 million South Koreans to other companies in its first ...

In this file photo taken on 16 May 2018 a figurine carrying the logo of social network Facebook is viewed in Paris. Facebook said 20 November 2018 users were having trouble accessing the social network and its other applications such as Instagram, but did not explain the cause of the outages. Photo: AFP

New BTS album racks up millions of listens within hours

BTS have ascended to global superstardom since their debut in 2013, holding a string of sold-out shows in Los Angeles, Paris and London last year

South Korean K-pop boy band BTS members (L to R) V, Jin, Jung Kook, RM, Jimin and J-Hope pose for a photo session during a press conference on BTS new album 'BE (Deluxe Edition)' in Seoul on 20 November 2020

S Korean embassy temporarily closed after COVID scare

The South Korean embassy in Dhaka will remain temporarily closed until further notice as one of the embassy staff tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday

S Korean embassy temporarily closed after COVID scare

‘Train To Busan’ sequel ‘Peninsula’ has emotions in action scenes

Filmmaker Yeon Sung-ho says he infused emotions in the action scenes of his upcoming Korean zombie thriller, Peninsula, because he was confident that actor Gang Dong-won will be able to pull it off

Korean zombie thriller Peninsula to release in India on 27 November

Indian version of PUBG mobile game to be launched after China-focused ban

Millions of people spent hours at a time playing PUBG mobile in India, the app’s biggest market by users which according to analytics firm SensorTower

A boy plays Tencent Holdings' PUBG videogame on his mobile phone at a cafe in New Delhi, India, on 3 September 2020

Rohingya crisis

China sees no problem with India's involvement in repatriation process

Bangladesh is now looking to involve India, Japan and South Korea, alongside China, in the effort to create an environment in Myanmar's Rakhine state conducive to the return of the Rohingyas

Rohingya children are seen at a refugee camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, 7 March 2019.

Samsung Electronics chairman Lee Kun-hee dies at 78

Samsung Electronics chairman Lee Kun-hee, who transformed the South Korean firm into a global tech titan, died at the age of 78 on Sunday, the company said.

Samsung Electronics chairman Lee Kun-hee


'Hospital Playlist' wins hearts

'Hospital Playlist' is a K-drama that resolves around five doctors (Ik Joon, Suk Hyung, Jung Won, Joon Wan, and Song Hwa) who are friends of 20 years.

'Hospital Playlist' official poster

'Countries investing in Myanmar may not get desired returns'

Reminding about the possible uncertainty in the region, Bangladesh foreign minister AK Abdul Momen has sought support from big countries to find a durable solution to the Rohingya crisis through ...

In this file photo taken on October 19, 2017 Rohingya refugees who were stranded walk near the no man`s land area between Bangladesh and Myanmar in the Palongkhali area next to Ukhiya, Cox's Bazar


Hi bye, Mama!

'Hi Bye Mama!' is a drama that shows how beautiful life can be and how we should value it. Our life is precious and in just one single moment, everything we have could be taken away from us.

Yu-ri with her daughter Seo-woo
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