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American sought to expose N. Korea prison life: State media

Seoul - A US citizen jailed this month in North Korea wanted to be imprisoned so he could reveal the human rights situation inside, the North's state media said Saturday.

S. Korea fires warning shots after N. Korea incursion

Seoul - The South Korean navy fired warning shots Friday to end a brief incursion by a North Korean patrol boat across the sensitive maritime border, Seoul's defence ministry said.

South Korea detains American trying to swim to the North

Seoul - South Korean soldiers detained a US citizen trying to swim across the river border into North Korea -- reportedly to meet leader Kim Jong-Un -- the South's defence ministry said on Wednesday.

N. Korea jails U.S. citizen Matthew Miller to six years' hard labour

Seoul - North Korea's Supreme Court on Sunday sentenced U.S. 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.

Two members of female K-Pop group killed in auto accident

Seoul - Two members of South Korean K-Pop group Ladies' Code were killed in an auto accident near Seoul, South Korea. Go Eun-bi, 22, died shortly after the crash Wednesday while Kwon Ri-sae, 23, succumbed to her injuries Sunday morning.

North Korea fires missiles ahead of S. Korea holiday

Seoul - North Korea on Saturday test-fired three short-range missiles off its east coast, putting the South's military on alert ahead of a traditional harvest holiday.

Two S. Korean soldiers die during training

Seoul - Two young soldiers in South Korea's special warfare unit died during training, the military said Wednesday, following a series of incidents and suicides that have unleashed public fury over bullying in the army.

Yellowstone earthquake threat much larger than estimated

The threat of Yellowstone's earthquake is much larger than previously estimated. Recent seismic activity helped the U.S. Geological Survey Team reach this alarming discovery.

Hover bikes soon to be a reality

In the future flying machines would replace the automobile our teachers once told us. That prediction has just become a reality. The first hover bike is now making headlines for being the first of many hover machines being produced for the mass market.

Study suggests correlation between finger ratio and testes in men

Seoul - A new report published on August 12th, 2014 suggests a correlation may exist between finger-digit ratios and male reproductive function.

Funeral of disaster-hit ferry owner starts in S. Korea

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

Captain blames company for South Korean ferry disaster

Seoul - The captain of a sunken South Korean ferry Friday pinned the blame on the ship's operator for one of the nation's worst maritime disasters, saying it was standard practice to overload the vessel and overlook safety checks.

Toxic chemicals hit North Korean workers in joint Kaesong complex

Seoul - Scores of North Korean workers employed by South Korean factories at a joint industrial complex have fallen sick after possible exposure to toxic chemicals, sparking criticism from Pyongyang, Seoul officials said Wednesday.

Op-Ed: Continuing aftermath of the Sewol ferry disaster

A solution must be found, and quickly, if there is to be any peace for the grieving parents and the country that mourns alongside them.

Five dead, five missing after heavy rain hits South Korea

Seoul - Five people have been killed and five others are missing after heavy rains pummelled the southern part of South Korea, rescuers said Tuesday.

Pope's message lost on China?

Seoul - When Pope Francis sent an unprecedented message to Chinese President Xi Jinping last week, it went missing -- an apparent technical glitch laden with symbolism.

Pope makes plea for Koreas to unite as 'one people'

Seoul - Pope Francis wrapped up the first papal visit to Asia in 15 years on Monday, urging the divided Koreas to reject suspicion and confrontation and unite as "one family, one people".

Pope says Church not out to 'conquer' Asia

Chonpyongni - Pope Francis reached out to China on the penultimate day of his visit to South Korea on Sunday, urging a closer dialogue and insisting that Catholics did not view Asia with the mentality of "conquerors.

'What would we die for?' Pope asks at mass for Korean martyrs

Seoul - Pope Francis beatified 124 early Korean martyrs Saturday at a mass in Seoul and challenged the massive crowd to ask what values would be worth dying for in an increasingly materialistic, globalised world.

Pope warns of 'cancer' of despair in South Korea sermon

Daejeon - Pope Francis warned of the "cancer" of despair that afflicts outwardly affluent societies and called on South Korean Catholics to reject "inhuman economic models" at a mass for 45,000 people Friday on the first papal trip to Asia in 15 years.
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