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Jeon Mi-Kyung

Based out of Pittsburgh, PA, South Korean Born Mi-Kyung Jeon is a MASTER OF FINE ARTS (M.F.A.) from Duquesne University. She joined NYK Daily as an international Correspondent. She has previously interned at the New York Times in New York,for eleven months.
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Self-distancing a pipe dream in Hong Kong’s cramped ‘cubicle flats’

Squashed inside the 50-square-foot living space she shares with her son, Wong Mei-ying knows social-distancing during the coronavirus pandemic is all but impossible. The 70-year-old...

Afghan hospital attackers ‘came to kill mothers’: MSF

Gunmen who stormed a hospital in the Afghan capital this week had come to "kill the mothers" at the maternity ward, medical charity Doctors...

Powerful storm forces thousands from homes in virus-hit Philippines

Tens of thousands of people were forced into cramped shelters by the powerful storm pounding the Philippines on Friday, making social distancing nearly impossible...

Bangladesh says coronavirus detected in Rohingya refugee camp

The novel coronavirus has been detected in one of the southern Bangladesh camps that are home to more than a million Rohingya refugees, officials...

Two dead in eastern Turkey in armed attack on aid distributors

Two people were killed and another was wounded in an armed attack on a municipality vehicle in the eastern Turkish province of Van, the...

In virus-hit Iraq, shrine visits go virtual

Every year, Maher al-Rubaye would marvel at the gold-leaf walls of Iraq's Imam Ali mausoleum. He still visits the shrine today -- through a...

Typhoon forces risky evacuations in virus-hit Philippines

A powerful typhoon hit the central Philippines Thursday, forcing a complicated and risky evacuation for tens of thousands already hunkered down at home during...

Hong Kong reports first locally transmitted coronavirus cases in weeks

Hong Kong reported its first two coronavirus cases in three weeks not linked to anyone who travelled overseas, with authorities scrambling to trace the...

South Korea raises age of consent from 13 to 16

South Korea has raised the age of consent for sex to 16 from 13 as it seeks to strengthen protection for minors following accusations...

Chinese city in partial lockdown over ‘major risk’ of virus spread

A northeastern Chinese city has partially shut its borders and cut off transport links after the emergence of a local coronavirus cluster that has...

Myanmar army admits prisoner abuse after beating video emerges

Myanmar's military has conceded its troops abused prisoners in Rakhine State after a video of soldiers battering blindfolded detainees spread on social media --...

Israeli police arrest over 300 at mass gathering at shrine

Israeli police arrested over 300 people Tuesday as officers attempted to control crowds that had assembled at a religious site in northern Israel in...

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