Tue, 09 Aug 2022

SEOUL -- South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol's approval rating fell 1.4 percentage points over the week to 46.6 percent last week, a weekly poll showed on Monday.

The negative assessment of Yoon's conduct of state affairs gained 2.3 percentage points to 47.7 percent, according to local pollster Realmeter. (South Korea-President-Approval Rating)

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NEW DELHI -- A total of 17,073 new COVID-19 cases were recorded during the past 24 hours in India, taking the total tally to 43,407,046, data released by the Health Ministry showed on Monday.

Besides, as many as 21 deaths due to COVID-19 pandemic since Sunday morning took the country's total death toll to 525,020. (India-COVID-19 Cases)

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CANBERRA -- A NASA rocket was launched early Monday from the Australian soil for the first time in 27 years.

The suborbital sounding rocket successfully took off from the Arnhem Space Center in the Northern Territory (NT) early Monday morning after the launch was delayed by rain and wind, according to The Australian Broadcasting Corporation. (Australia-NASA-Rocket Launch)

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WELLINGTON -- New Zealand reported 5,549 community cases of COVID-19 and 11 more deaths on Monday, the Ministry of Health said in a statement.

Among the new community infections, 1,796 cases were reported in the largest city Auckland, the ministry said. (New Zealand-COVID-19)

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