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S. Korea reports 15 more cases of novel coronavirus, total at 46
S. Korea reports 15 more cases of novel coronavirus, total at 46
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South Korea confirmed 15 more cases of the novel coronavirus Wednesday, bringing the total number of infections here to 46, amid growing concerns that the respiratory illness is spreading across the country despite tighter quarantine measures. According to the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC), 13 new patients reside in Daegu, 300 kilometers southeast of Seoul and adjacent areas. They are presumed to have contracted the illness via contact with a 61-year-old South Korean
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 Transgender soldier files petition against discharge decision
Transgender soldier files petition against discharge decision
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A former noncommissioned officer forcibly discharged from the military after sex reassignment surgery has filed an appeal seeking reinstatement, sources said Wednesday. Byun Hee-soo, 22, filed the petition with the Army Headquarters, the sources said, after a military committee ruled last month based on a medical examination that the staff sergeant is unable to continue to serve. Byun underwent the transition surgery late last year in Thailand and has expressed a desire to keep serving in the
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