Business booms for ‘Parasite’ locations Feb 14, 2020 0 332 12345 Seoul: Locations featured in South Korea’s Oscar-winning ‘Parasite’ movie have enjoyed a business boom since its Oscar triumph, with a pizza store seeing sales double.The genre-defying thriller critiquing the gap between rich and poor won four Oscars, including best picture, the first non-English language film to win the top prize since the Academy Awards debuted in 1929.South Koreans have been overjoyed by its success, with many paying visits to spots where scenes were filmed.“Sales have doubled,” said Eom Hang-ki, 65, owner of Sky Pizza in southern Seoul, a nondescript 10-seat restaurant and takeaway where the poor Kim family scheme to infiltrate another member into the wealthy Park household. “Yesterday, the pizza machine broke down due to an overload of orders. “It was special, touching, and heart warming when they won the awards,” she added. (AFP) Pages 12 RELATED ARTICLES Top US commander warns Philippines rift could hurt counter-terrorism fight Feb 14, 2020 0 537 Indonesian volcano spews ash, lava Feb 14, 2020 0 1457 Virus death toll soars as China changes counting methods Feb 14, 2020 0 309 BOOSTING TIES: TURKEY’S ERDOGAN IN PAKISTAN Islamabad (dpa) - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan arrived in Islamabad on Thursday, months after Pakistan''s rebuke to a plan some saw as a challenge to Saudi Arabia''s hegemony in the Muslim .. US announces week-long partial truce with Taliban AFP Brussels The United States has secured a seven-day reduction in violence in talks to help seek a negotiated settlement in Afghanistan, Pentagon chief Mark Esper said on Thursday. The announcement came as NATO .. Mall reopens in Thailand, days after mass shooting Bangkok: A shopping centre in north-eastern Thailand that last weekend was the scene of the country’s deadliest mass shooting reopened its doors to the public on Thursday. Large crowds turned out at Terminal 21 mall in .. Blast kills another Pakistani Taliban leader in Afghanistan Peshawar: A senior Pakistani Taliban commander was killed by a bomb in eastern Afghanistan, militant and intelligence sources told AFP on Thursday, the latest such incident to target the group in recent days. Sheharyar .. At least 14 killed, 31 hurt in bus-truck collision in India New Delhi: At least 14 people were killed and dozens injured when a speeding bus rammed into a parked truck in northern India, police said on Thursday. Police officer Iraj Raja said the crash occurred on an expressway in .. Russia fines Twitter, Facebook for keeping data abroad AFP Moscow A Moscow court on Thursday fined social networking giants Twitter and Facebook for ignoring a Russian law requiring them to store Russian citizens’ user data inside the country. A court slapped the US-based ..