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  • Asian Games: Worked Hard for This, It's a Dream Come True, Says Swimmer Sandeep Sejwal

    Asian Games: Worked Hard for This, It's a Dream Come True, Says Swimmer Sandeep Sejwal

    The bronze won by Sandeep Sejwal is only the fourth -- after Sachin Nag's gold in the men's 100m freestyle in the inaugural Asian Games in Delhi (1951), Khazan Singh's silver in the 200m butterfly in 1986 at Seoul and Virdhawal Khade's bronze four ye...

  • Asian Games: Korean Schoolboy Outguns Former Olympic Champion in Shooting

    Asian Games: Korean Schoolboy Outguns Former Olympic Champion in Shooting

    Kim Cheong-Yong, a high school student in Seoul, finished with a score of 201.2, ahead of former Olympic gold medallist Pang Wei of China.

  • Hyundai Directors Kept in Dark on Size of $10 Billion Land Bid

    Hyundai Directors Kept in Dark on Size of $10 Billion Land Bid

    Hyundai Motor and two listed affiliates did not seek board clearance for the size of their record $10 billion bid for a plot of land in Seoul, more than triple its appraised value, four board members of the companies told Reuters.

  • Ex-Japan PM to Visit South Korea in Hope of Easing Troubled Ties

    Ex-Japan PM to Visit South Korea in Hope of Easing Troubled Ties

    A former Japanese premier will bring a letter from Prime Minister Shinzo Abe when he meets South Korean President Park Geun-hye during a visit to Seoul from Friday, a government spokesman, as Tokyo seeks a thaw in frosty ties.

  • Asian Games Buzz Appears Missing in Incheon

    Asian Games Buzz Appears Missing in Incheon

    Barring banners in and around the airport, there is hardly anything to remind the visitors of the Games and it seems another routine day or week of work for the common people of this city which is just 25km from capital Seoul which hosted the Asian G...

  • 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.

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