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  • South Korean Ferry Could Have Capsized Any Time: Expert

    South Korean Ferry Could Have Capsized Any Time: Expert

    The South Korean ferry that sank in April with the loss of more than 300 lives should never have been in service and only luck prevented it capsizing earlier, a prosecution expert told a court on Tuesday.

  • North Korea Sentences US Citizen Matthew Miller to Six Years' Hard Labour

    North Korea Sentences US Citizen Matthew Miller to Six Years' Hard Labour

    North Korea's Supreme Court on Sunday sentenced US citizen Matthew Miller to six years' hard labour for "hostile" acts, two weeks after he and two other detained Americans had pleaded for help from Washington.

  • Funeral of Disaster-Hit Ferry Owner Starts in South Korea

    Funeral of Disaster-Hit Ferry Owner Starts in South Korea

    The funeral of a South Korean tycoon who was the target of a massive manhunt connected to April's ferry disaster began on Saturday under tight security at the compound of the religious group he led.

  • North Korea Yanks Cheerleaders for Asian Games

    North Korea Yanks Cheerleaders for Asian Games

    North Korea said on Friday it won't send cheerleaders to the upcoming Asian Games in rival South Korea, blaming what it called Seoul's hostility for reversing a decision to dispatch the women dubbed by South Korean media as a "squad of beauties."

  • Dethroned Myanmar Beauty Queen Takes Crown

    Dethroned Myanmar Beauty Queen Takes Crown

    The first Myanmar national to win an international pageant has been stripped of her title for being rude and dishonest, and has allegedly run off with the expensive crown and breast implants.

  • A Flavour out of Favour: Dog Meat Fades in South Korea

    A Flavour out of Favour: Dog Meat Fades in South Korea

    For more than 30 years, chef and restaurant owner Oh Keum-il built her expertise in cooking one traditional South Korean delicacy: dog meat.

  • South Korea Ferry Victim's Father Ends 45-day Hunger Strike

    South Korea Ferry Victim's Father Ends 45-day Hunger Strike

    The father of one of the high school students killed in South Korea's ferry disaster on Thursday abandoned a hunger strike aimed at forcing lawmakers to set up a full independent inquiry.

  • North Korea Calls US 'Human Rights Graveyard' Over Ferguson

    North Korea Calls US 'Human Rights Graveyard' Over Ferguson

    North Korea has joined the ranks of America's foes who have seized on riots in Missouri, saying the nation is the "graveyard of human rights" and should mind its own business rather than criticise others.

  • Ferry Disaster Casts Long Shadow Over South Korea Economy

    Ferry Disaster Casts Long Shadow Over South Korea Economy

    South Korea's ferry disaster in April is still casting a cloud over the economy, with the effect on consumer spending lasting longer than expected, the central bank said on Wednesday.

  • Hunger-Striking Father of South Korean Ferry Victim Hospitalised

    Hunger-Striking Father of South Korean Ferry Victim Hospitalised

    The father of one of the high school students killed in South Korea's ferry disaster was hospitalised Friday after mounting a 40-day hunger strike to demand a full independent inquiry.

  • Some South Korean Ferry Mourners Tire of Activists Seizing Their Cause

    Some South Korean Ferry Mourners Tire of Activists Seizing Their Cause

    South Korean families who lost loved ones in April's ferry disaster are demanding accountability from the government, but some have grown weary of strident activists adopting their cause for political ends.

  • US Experts Fault Both Japan, South Korea for Tensions

    US Experts Fault Both Japan, South Korea for Tensions

    Sharp differences on historical issues that have strained relations between Japan and South Korea require Tokyo to face up to its abusive wartime past and for Seoul to be less preoccupied with it, US experts and former officials say.

  • South Korea Parties Back, Families Oppose, Ferry Disaster Probe

    South Korea Parties Back, Families Oppose, Ferry Disaster Probe

    South Korean ruling and opposition party leaders agreed on Tuesday on legislation to investigate April's Sewol ferry disaster more deeply, but a spokesman for families of the victims said they would oppose the bill.

  • Pope Leaves South Korea after Urging Peace

    Pope Leaves South Korea after Urging Peace

    Pope Francis wrapped up his first trip to Asia on Monday by challenging Koreans -from the North and the South - to reject the "mindset of suspicion and confrontation" that clouds their relations and find new ways to forge peace on the war-divided pen...

  • Pope Urges Divided Koreas to Unite as 'One People'

    Pope Urges Divided Koreas to Unite as 'One People'

    Pope Francis urged the divided Koreas to unite as "one family, one people" in a spirit of mutual forgiveness at a mass on Monday that coincided with a South Korea-US military drill condemned by the North as a prelude to war.

  • South Korea, US Start Military Drill Despite North Threats

    South Korea, US Start Military Drill Despite North Threats

    South Korea and the United States today launched an annual military drill, Seoul's defence ministry said, despite condemnation by North Korea which has threatened a "merciless" retaliatory strike.

  • North Korea Threatens 'Merciless' Strike Against US-South Korea Drill

    North Korea Threatens 'Merciless' Strike Against US-South Korea Drill

    North Korea warned Sunday of a possible "merciless" pre-emptive strike as it blasted an upcoming joint US-South Korean military exercise as a rehearsal for nuclear war.

  • Pope Francis Tells Asia's Communist Nations Not to Fear Christians

    Pope Francis Tells Asia's Communist Nations Not to Fear Christians

    Pope Francis, in remarks clearly intended for communist-ruled countries such as China, North Korea and Vietnam, said on Sunday that Asian governments should not fear Christians as they did not want to "come as conquerors" but be integral parts of loc...

  • Pope Warns Catholic Clergy to be Humble, Not Hypocrites

    Pope Warns Catholic Clergy to be Humble, Not Hypocrites

    Pope Francis on Saturday issued a clear warning to Roman Catholic clergy, saying those who profess poverty while living rich material lives were hypocrites who hurt the image and mission of the Church.

  • Pope Francis Urges Affluent To Hear 'Cry Of The Poor' in Seoul Mass

    Pope Francis Urges Affluent To Hear 'Cry Of The Poor' in Seoul Mass

    Pope Francis on Saturday celebrated a huge open-air Mass in the centre of Seoul, where he denounced the growing gap between the haves and have nots, urging people in affluent societies to listen to "the cry of the poor" among them.

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