Fear and loathing in S.Korea as university exam postponed by quake

By Joyce Lee and Jiwon Choi SEOUL, Nov 16 : South Korean test-takers expressed confusion and dejection on Thursday as the country’s highly competitive annual university entrance exam, called a “life assignment exam” by some, was postponed a week for the first time ever due to safety concerns. South Korea postponed the exam after a […]

South Korea postpones university exam after rare earthquake

By Christine Kim and Cynthia Kim SEOUL, Nov 15 : South Korea postponed its annual university entrance exam by a week on Wednesday after a rare earthquake rattled the country, shaking buildings and causing damage but no deaths. Minister of Education Kim Sang-kon said the hugely competitive exam, scheduled for Thursday, would be postponed for […]

Iran quake survivors complain of slow aid effort, battle freezing cold

By Parisa Hafezi ANKARA, Nov 15 : Exhausted and exposed to freezing cold, survivors of a weekend earthquake in western Iran begged authorities for food and shelter on Tuesday, saying aid was slow to reach them. Iranian officials called off rescue operations earlier in the day on the grounds there was little chance of finding […]

Iran ends quake rescue operations, hungry survivors battle cold

By Parisa Hafezi ANKARA, Nov 14 : Iranian officials called off rescue operations, saying there was little chance of finding more survivors from the earthquake that shook parts of western Iran on Sunday, killing at least 530 people, state media said on Tuesday. Survivors, many left homeless by the 7.3 magnitude earthquake that struck villages […]

Iran ends quake rescue operations, hungry survivors battle cold

By Parisa Hafezi ANKARA, Nov 14 : Iranian officials said there was little chance of finding more survivors from the earthquake that shook parts of western Iran on Sunday, killing at least 450 people, and rescue operations had now been called off, state television said on Tuesday. Survivors, many left homeless by the 7.3 magnitude […]

Iran ends quake rescue operations as hungry survivors battle the cold

By Parisa Hafezi ANKARA, Nov 14 : Rescue operations have ended in areas of Iran hit by a powerful weekend earthquake that killed at least 450 people and injured thousands, state television reported on Tuesday, as many survivors, in need of food and water, battled the cold. Sunday’s 7.3-magnitude earthquake struck villages and towns in […]