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N. Korea lashes out at US over human rights 'racket'

Seoul - North Korea on Saturday vowed strong action to counter a US attack on its human rights record and issued fresh warnings that the United States was in range of its nuclear weapons.

S. Korea activists, residents clash over anti-North leaflets

Paju - Tensions flared Saturday as South Korean activists attempting to launch propaganda leaflets into the North were thwarted by egg-throwing residents of a border town, following threats of retaliation from Pyongyang.

Can electromagnets 're-program' cells?

Scientists have reported that electromagnetic exposure facilitates cell reprogramming. Not all scientists are convinced.

Keeping rice arsenic free

Scientists have identified a transporter protein in rice that shifts arsenic in to vacuoles. This mechanism helps to prevent the toxic element from traveling into grains.

N. Korea says Kim Jong-Un freed US detainee at Obama's request

Seoul - North Korea said Wednesday that "criminal" US detainee Jeffrey Fowle was freed on the orders of leader Kim Jong-Un following "repeated requests" from President Barack Obama.

North Korea detainee release positive, but no game-changer

Seoul - North Korea's unexpected release of a US detainee may be aimed at prising open the door to direct talks with Washington, but the road to a genuine dialogue remains long and strewn with obstacles, analysts said Wednesday.

North, South Korean troops exchange border fire

Seoul - North and South Korean troops briefly exchanged fire Sunday in the latest in a series of minor border skirmishes that have raised military tensions on the divided peninsula.

No safety personnel for South Korea pop concert: police

Seoul - South Korean police said Sunday no safety personnel were deployed at an outdoor pop concert where a ventilation grate collapsed, killing 16 people and injuring nine others.

South Korean official in apparent suicide after concert tragedy

Seoul - A South Korean official handling safety measures at a concert where 16 people died apparently committed suicide hours after the tragedy which happened when a ventilation grate collapsed, authorities said Saturday.

16 killed in vent collapse at S. Korea pop concert

Seongnam - Sixteen people were killed and nine others seriously injured when they plunged down a ventilation shaft after a grating gave way as they watched an outdoor pop concert Friday in Seongnam south of Seoul.

North Korea's Kim makes second walking stick-aided appearance

Seoul - North Korea's state media on Friday reported another public appearance by leader Kim Jong-Un, his second in four days after an extended absence that has seen him re-emerge with a walking stick.

North, South Korea hold high-level military talks

Seoul - North and South Korea held high-level military talks on Wednesday to air grievances over recent exchanges of fire across their land and sea borders, Seoul's defence ministry said.

North Face social ad: Retracting floor forces customers to climb

In their latest social experiment advertising stunt, the Korean branch of The North Face Store pushed unsuspecting customers to take a leap of courage.

N. Korea's Kim reappears after extended absence

Seoul - North Korea's leader Kim Jong-Un has made his first public appearance for more than a month, with state media on Tuesday reporting a visit to a new housing complex in Pyongyang.

Samsung accelerates Wi-Fi speeds

Samsung has announced that the company has developed Wi-Fi technology that can transmit data at speeds five times faster than any data services currently on the market.

Science movie tops Korean box office

Seoul - A movie based on the Woo Suk Hwang cloning scandal has proved to be popular in South Korea. The movie is called "Whistleblower." Although the movie is a hit, for some the events depicted drift a little from reality.

North Korea warns of rupture in dialogue with South

Seoul - North Korea's state media warned Sunday of a rupture in dialogue with rival South Korea over the launch of anti-Pyongyang propaganda leaflets that sparked a brief cross-border exchange of fire.

North, South Korea trade heavy machine-gun fire on border

Seoul - North and South Korea exchanged heavy machine gun fire across their border Friday, after the North fired at balloons carrying anti-Pyongyang leaflets launched by activists in the South, military officials said.

S. Korea coastguard shoot dead Chinese fishing boat skipper

Seoul - The South Korean coastguard shot and killed the Chinese skipper of a fishing boat Friday in a confrontation in the Yellow Sea, triggering an angry protest from Beijing.

Two Koreas trade border fire as Kim fails to appear

Seoul - The two Koreas traded heavy machine-gun fire across their border Friday, as "missing" North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un failed to attend a key political event, fuelling further speculation about his physical health and political future.
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