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Korea to continue flu vaccination program as no direct links with deaths found

Korea to continue flu vaccination program as no direct links with deaths found

The health authorities said Saturday that they will continue a free influenza vaccination program despite dozens of recent deaths following the shots, as they have found no link between vaccines and the fatalities. The number of deaths jumped to 48 as of 1 p.m., up from 36 the previous day, after the first suspected death was reported Oct. 16, according to the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA). About 80 percent of the deceased were in their 70s and 80s. "We are not considering suspending the state-led free vaccination program at the moment, as interim autopsy results on 20 of those who died showed no direct link between their deaths and the vaccine," KDCA Director Jeong Eun-kyeong said in a briefing.

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New virus cases fall below 100 amid infection clusters

New virus cases fall below 100 amid infection clusters

The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA) reported Saturday that new COVID-19 infections had returned to below 100 for Friday, after cases were recorded in triple digits on the previous two days, as sporadic infection clusters continued at elderly care hospitals and other risk-prone facilities. The country added 77 coronavirus cases, including 66 domestic infections, raising the total caseload to 25,775, according to the KDCA. Daily new cases came to 155 for Thursday, marking the highest since Sept. 11 when the number hit 176.

Tax agency mulls taxation for Google's 30% commission

Tax agency mulls taxation for Google's 30% commission

The National Tax Service said Saturday it will consider imposing taxes on Google's planned enforcement of a 30 percent commission on in-app purchases of digital content from its Play Store next year.

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Beijing's Korean War propaganda 'out of date', observers say

Beijing's Korean War propaganda 'out of date', observers say

The propaganda being issued by the Chinese Communist Party on the 70th anniversary of the start of the Korean War - the country's only armed conflict with the United States - no longer fits its status as a global power, according to observers.

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Tokyo opens 15,000-seat Olympic aquatics centre

Tokyo opens 15,000-seat Olympic aquatics centre

Tokyo opened a 15,000-seat swimming venue for the Olympic Games, Saturday, with a swimming star diagnosed with leukemia last year demonstrating freestyle at the ceremony.

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UN rights official slams North Korea over killing of South Korean at sea

UN rights official slams North Korea over killing of South Korean at sea

A U.N. human rights official has denounced North Korea's killing of a South Korean official last month as a violation of international human rights law during a meeting of the U.N. General Assembly.

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