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Suspected mumps among south Wales university students

Suspected mumps among south Wales university students

Health
Almost 30 suspected cases of mumps - a contagious viral infection that causes swelling of the glands - have struck students at universities in Wales.Public Health Wales (PHW) is investigating a series of cases in Cardiff and the Cwm Taf area.It is urging people to make sure they have received the MMR vaccination.Cardiff University, Cardiff Metropolitan University and the University of South Wales have advised students to be aware of symptoms.PHW has been informed of 28 suspected cases, as of 16 October, though said it was continuing to monitor the situation. Skip Twitter post by @kierramarie99 Nah who's the antivaxx kids that's caused this mumps outbreak at Cardiff uni then?...
South Korean students arrested after trespassing at U.S. ambassador’s residence

South Korean students arrested after trespassing at U.S. ambassador’s residence

World
Oct. 18 (UPI) -- More than a dozen South Korean university students were arrested on Friday after climbing into the U.S. ambassador's residence in Seoul. A total of 17 students of a progressive inter-university coalition protesting U.S. military cost sharing were arrested at 2:57 p.m. after trespassing into the U.S. compound. They used a ladder to climb the wall of the residence, South Korean news service Newsis reported. Two students who did not enter compound but were part of the group were also arrested, according to the report. After climbing into the area by ladder, the protesters expressed opposition to U.S. demands that South Korea pay nearly $ 5 billion for basing 28,500 U.S. troops on the Korean Peninsula. The students reportedly chanted, "Harris, leave this land," a reference...
South Korea to buy 20 more F-35 fighter planes

South Korea to buy 20 more F-35 fighter planes

Business
Oct. 11 (UPI) -- South Korea plans to purchase 20 more F-35 fighter planes from the United States, its arms procurement agency announced. Forty of the fifth-generation stealth jets were ordered from builder Lockheed Martin in 2014 in a deal valued at about $ 6.4 billion. The first group of planes arrived in South Korea in recent months and three were displayed for the first time last week on the country's Armed Forces Day, Oct. 1. "The government is preparing to launch the second phase of the F-X III [the code name for South Korea's purchased] in 2021 for the five years to come," the Defense Acquisition Program Administration said in an Oct. 7 report to the country's National Assembly. It is undetermined if the sale will involve the F-35A or F-35B variant of the plane. The latter has a s...
South Korea’s Moon Jae-in honors sacrifices by independence activists on Hangeul Day

South Korea’s Moon Jae-in honors sacrifices by independence activists on Hangeul Day

World
SEOUL, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Wednesday honored the sacrifice Korean independence activists made to protect the Korean alphabet, known as "hangeul," during Japan's 1910-1945 colonial rule as he marked the anniversary of the Korean alphabet's promulgation. "On national Hangeul Day, I ruminate about love for the people of King Sejong, who invented hangeul 573 years ago, and the national spirit of independence activists who fight for hangeul," Moon said in a message posted on social media to mark Hangeul Day. Hangeul was officially invented by King Sejong of the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910) in 1446. It was originally aimed at expanding literacy among the general population, who could not easily learn the writing system of the time, as it was centered on Chinese ...
South Korean activists voice support for Hong Kong protesters

South Korean activists voice support for Hong Kong protesters

World
SEOUL, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- South Korean activists on Friday demanded Hong Kong police apologize for the recent shooting of a teenager and stop suppressing protesters, voicing support for the democracy protests amid an escalating stand-off between authorities and protesters. Earlier this week, Hong Kong high school student Tsang Chi-kin was severely injured after a police bullet narrowly missed his heart. Hong Kong police acknowledged that an official fired the weapon but defended him, saying he did so in fear of his life. The shooting, the first time a demonstrator had been hit by live fire, has heightened tensions in the city. News reports that the government is considering imposing a ban on wearing face masks at protests further fueled anger. Around 65 civic organizations and Hong Kong res...