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Man crushed to death behind Seoul subway screen door

Seoul - A passenger was crushed to death Wednesday after getting stuck between a subway train and a platform screen door in South Korea.

Chinese movies dominate Asia's top film festival

Busan - Chinese movies have taken the two main prizes at Asia's premier film festival, with judges lauding their portrayal of two very different versions of modern reality in their country.

Tour bus crash kills 10 in South Korea

Seoul - At least 10 people were killed and seven others seriously injured after their tour bus crashed and caught fire on a highway near South Korea's southeastern city of Ulsan, police said Friday.

Samsung slashes profit estimate after Note 7 disaster

Seoul - Samsung Electronics on Wednesday slashed its latest quarterly profit estimate by one third in the wake of a highly damaging recall crisis that ended with the scrapping of its latest flagship smartphone.

North Korea purges vice foreign minister: report

Seoul - North Korea has purged its vice foreign minister as punishment for the recent defection of the nuclear-armed country's deputy ambassador to Britain, South Korean media reported on Wednesday.

Samsung halts sales of Note 7, tells customers 'switch-off'

Seoul - Samsung on Tuesday halted worldwide sales and exchanges of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphone and told customers to stop using the device, following reports that replacements for combustible models were also catching fire.

Samsung shares plunge 8.0 percent on Note 7 woes

Seoul - Samsung's share price plunged 8.0 percent by the close of trade Tuesday on the back of a decision to halt sales and exchanges of the company's troubled Galaxy Note 7 smartphone.The share price ended the day at 1.

YouTube video shows Note 7 'flamer' in Burger King

Seoul - A YouTube video showing an oven-gloved Burger King employee struggling with a burning Galaxy Note 7 has become a viral illustration of the crisis facing Samsung over its troubled smartphone.

Film seeks new take on foreign domestic workers

Busan - A documentary that takes an intimate look at the daily dramas of foreign domestic workers has premiered at Asia’s largest film festival, with its director pushing a fresh perspective on the millions employed in homes across the globe.

Activity at North Korea rocket site fuels test concerns

Seoul - Analysis published Sunday of recent satellite images fuelled concerns that North Korea may be on the brink of another nuclear test or long-range rocket launch.

Activity at North Korea nuclear site fuels test fears

Seoul - Analysis of recent satellite images of North Korea's nuclear test site shows activity at all three of its tunnel complexes, fuelling speculation of another test ahead of a key political anniversary next week.

Agencies warn of fresh disaster as winter looms in flood-hit N. Korea

Seoul - Humanitarian agencies are warning of a "second disaster" in flood-hit North Korea with tens of thousands -- many of them children -- still homeless as the region's bitter winter approaches.

Typhoon Chaba leaves six dead in South Korea

Seoul - South Korea cleaned up Thursday after Typhoon Chaba lashed its southern coast with powerful winds and heavy rains that triggered flash floods and left six people dead and four missing.

N. Korea embassy official defects in Beijing: report

Seoul - A North Korean embassy official in Beijing has defected, South Korea's Yonhap news agency said Wednesday, while a separate report suggested two embassy staff had sought asylum with the Japanese mission there.

South Korean president urges N. Koreans to defect

Seoul - South Korean President Park Geun-Hye called on North Koreans to abandon their country Saturday and defect, just a day after a soldier walked across the heavily fortified border into the South.

North Korea building new submarine: US think tank

Seoul - Recent satellite imagery suggests North Korea may be building a new, larger submarine for ballistic missiles, a US think tank has said, as the isolated state pushes its nuclear weapons programme.

Pulling a rip cord over North Korea

Kumhwa - When he booked his tour, Swiss lawyer Rafael Studer hadn't seriously considered the option of jumping out of a Russian-made helicopter at 2,000 meters strapped to a North Korean soldier.

S. Korea rules out flood aid to N. Korea

Seoul - South Korea Friday ruled out giving aid to flood-hit North Korea, saying leader Kim Jong-Un would claim credit for any assistance following what Pyongyang calls the "worst disaster" since World War II.

Loan for embattled shipper Hanjin sends stock soaring

Seoul - The largest shareholder in South Korea's Hanjin Shipping has agreed to provide an emergency loan to the cash-strapped firm, sending its share price soaring some 30 percent Thursday.

Red Cross seeks $15.5 mn to help flood-hit N. Korea

Seoul - The Red Cross appealed Wednesday for $15.5 million in emergency funding to help flood-ravaged North Koreans, warning of a "secondary disaster" in the impoverished country unless urgent assistance is provided.
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