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2011-07-27 13:30:00

The Yonhap news agency reports that South Korean scientists have created a glowing dog using a cloning technique that could help find cures for human diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's. According to the report, the research team from Seoul National University (SNU) said the genetically modified female beagle has been found to glow fluorescent green under ultraviolet light if given a doxycycline antibiotic. The researchers said the ability to glow can be turned on or off by adding a...

2011-05-03 00:46:00

SEOUL, South Korea, May 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The entry deadline for the 'Yonhap International Press Photo Awards (YIPPA) in support of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (UN MDGs)' is just one month away from today. Entries should be submitted online at http://www.yippa.net by May 31. Since Yonhap News Agency, which hosts this event under the aegis of the UN, started receiving entries on March 2, many newsworthy photos have been entered. This press photo contest is open...

2011-04-27 05:17:00

LONDON, April 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- MINDS International, the global association of digital news agencies, has expanded its reach with the addition of four news agencies to its network. At a recent General Meeting in London, MINDS announced its newest members as Australian Associated Press (AAP), Danish Ritzaus Bureau, Swedish Tidningarnas Telegrambyra (TT) and the South Korean Yonhap News Agency. In addition, MINDS has also announced the appointment of Clive Marshall, CEO of the...

2011-03-01 17:00:00

SEOUL, South Korea, March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Yonhap News Agency, South Korea's key news wire service, starts receiving entries today (March 2) for the 'Yonhap International Press Photo Awards (YIPPA) in support of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals.' Supported by the UN, the press photo contest begins today and photo submissions will be accepted via the official website (http://www.yippa.net) until May 31. This contest is open to photojournalists worldwide including...

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2009-10-30 14:50:00

North Korea has been implicated in a series of cyber attacks in South Korea and the United States in July, according to South Korea's spy agency chief. During the attack, several government and business Web sites were sluggish or completely disabled by malicious software. "The attacks on Korean and U.S. Internet sites were traced back to circuits originating in China," South Korea's spy chief Won Sei-hoon was quoted by Yonhap news. "North Korea's communications ministry has been confirmed as...

2009-09-12 08:28:35

South Korean and New Zealand officials say they'll intensify discussions to produce a free trade agreement between the two nations. South Korea's Foreign Ministry said a meeting between the two countries' trade officials in Wellington, New Zealand, Friday produced a pledge to work again on such bilateral issues as tariff concessions, services and investment during an upcoming second round of talks aimed at producing a free trade agreement, the South Korean news agency Yonhap reported. The...

2009-08-30 21:11:08

South Korea is preparing to inoculate about 9.1 million of the people at greatest risk of contracting Influenza A, the government said Sunday. Yonhap New Agency reported medical and quarantine personnel, school children, military personnel, senior citizens, pregnant women and children under age 5 will be eligible for free vaccinations. Inoculation will be available to others for $8.03 per shot. The Grand National Party said there will be earlier testing and approval of new vaccines to serve...

2009-08-15 12:18:19

The chairwoman of South Korea's Hyundai Group is staying longer than planned in North Korea, awaiting a chance to see leader Kim Jong Il, officials say. Hyundai leader Hyun Jung-eun was to have returned to Seoul Saturday after winning the release of a detained worker this week, but has extended her stay another day in hopes she can meet with Kim to negotiate resuming Hyundai's tourism and other suspended ventures in the North, the South Korean news agency Yonhap reported. Chairwoman Hyun...

2009-08-04 16:00:13

Cho Oh-ryun, a stellar South Korean swimmer nicknamed the Asian Seal, died of a heart attack Tuesday, hospital officials said. He was 56. Cho was found lying on the floor by his wife, Lee Seong-ran, at his home in Haenam, the Yonhap news agency reported. He was taken to Haenam General Hospital but officials said efforts to save him failed. Cho won four golds in the 400-meter and 1,500-meter freestyle events at the 1970 and 1974 Asian Games. In 1980, the year he was awarded the Cheongryong...

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2009-07-08 13:05:00

A widespread cyber attack that shut down U.S. and South Korean official websites might have come from North Korea or its sympathizers, according to South Korean security agency probes on Wednesday, AFP reported. A joint effort by the National Intelligence Service (NIS) and other security authorities conducted several investigations into the breach. The NIS said in a statement that the recent infiltration was not a simple attack by individuals, but rather appeared to have been elaborately...


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barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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