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Over half of population feel unsafe living in South Korea

A biennial survey released on Thursday in South Korea revealed that over half the population does not feel safe living in their own country. The most cited reason given for people's feelings of insecurity was man-made disasters.

Japanese journalist denies defaming South Korea president

Seoul - A Japanese journalist charged with defaming South Korean President Park Geun-Hye insisted at a preliminary court hearing on Thursday that he had acted in the public interest.

North Korea reveals rank of leader Kim's sister

Seoul - North Korea revealed Thursday the official title of Kim Jong-Un's younger sister, who is widely tipped to become a close and influential aide to the young leader.

First complete fossil of small dinosaur found in South Korea

Hadong - A fisherman in Hadong County, southern South Korea, discovered a fossilized skeleton of a small carnivorous dinosaur complete with a skull and a jaw. This is the first such discovery of its kind, a state-run think tank reported Monday.

N. Korean leader tours museum of US 'cannibal' atrocities

Seoul - North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, under pressure over Pyongyang's human rights record, has toured a museum dedicated to alleged atrocities by US forces during the Korean War, state media said Tuesday.

N.Korea warns of 'catastrophic consequences' over UN rights ruling

Seoul - North Korea's top military body warned Sunday of "catastrophic consequences" for supporters of a UN resolution censuring its human rights record, as state media reported its leader presiding over a fresh military exercise.

S. Korea court jails ferry operator CEO for 10 years

Seoul - The head of the company that operated South Korea's ill-fated Sewol ferry was sentenced to 10 years in prison Thursday, after being convicted of manslaughter over the disaster that killed more than 300 people.

Today is National Unfriend Day on Facebook

A new trend that is now making people take long looks at their friend list and deleting those "extra" friends. With the encouragement of privacy and security, Today is National Unfriend Day. It reminds us all that cleaning your friend list is a good idea.

Napoleon Bonaparte's hat sells for $2.4 million at auction

Should you be looking for a two-pointed black felted beaver fur 'bicorne' hat formerly owned by Napoleon then, well, you just missed a chance at one. The Osenat auction house near Paris just sold one such hat at auction for a tidy sum.

Captain of sunken South Korean ferry gets 36-year sentence

Gwangju - Gasps and screams filled a Gwangju courtroom Tuesday after the captain of a passenger ferry that killed more than 300 -- mostly high school students -- when it sank off South Korea last year was sentenced to 36 years in prison for negligence.

Asiana Airlines suspended from using SFO due to 2013 crash

Seoul - South Korea has penalized Asiana Airlines for last year's fatal crash at San Francisco International Airport by barring its jets from landing there for 45 days.

Video: South Korean movie 'Set Me Free' trailer

"Set Me Free," an emotional movie about survival into adulthood, opens in theaters across South Korea in a few days. Check out the trailer.

Surge in Korean tourists as Croatia looks East to new markets

Seoul - A romantic South Korean reality show is but one reason behind the surge in tourism among Asians to Croatia, a trend the tourism minister is looking to build on.

Korea ferry captain jailed for 36 years, acquitted of murder

Gwangju - The captain of the South Korean ferry that sank in April with the loss of more than 300 lives was jailed for 36 years Tuesday, but acquitted of murdering those who died in the disaster.

Judgement in murder trial of South Korea ferry captain

Gwangju - A South Korean court will Tuesday deliver its verdict -- and possible death sentence -- on the ferry captain at the centre of one of the country's worst peacetime disasters, as officials finally ended the long search for bodies.

South Korea halts search for bodies from sunken ferry

Seoul - South Korea on Tuesday finally called off the search for bodies from the sunken Sewol ferry, nearly seven months after the vessel capsized with the loss of more than 300 lives.

North Korean TV airs video of Kim walking with limp

Seoul - North Korean state TV has aired footage of Kim Jong-Un for the first time in more than two months, showing the leader walking without a stick but with a pronounced limp.

English teacher snubbed due to 'alcoholism nature' of the Irish

Seoul - An English teacher from the Republic of Ireland has been turned down for a teaching post in South Korea because of the "alcoholism nature" of Irish people.

New North Korean uranium plant in operation, report says

Seoul - Nuclear-armed North Korea has started operating a new plant inside its uranium enrichment complex, boosting its capacity to generate fuel that could be used to make atomic weapons, a report said Wednesday.

Hyundai, Kia to pay $100 million for misleading emissions figures

Hyundai and Kia are breaking a record the companies would rather not see broken — they will be paying $100 million for giving misleading figures on their vehicles' miles per gallon and emissions figures.
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