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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.

Sewol captain admits he 'deserves death penalty' for ferry disaster

Seoul - The captain in charge of the Sewol ferry when it sank told a South Korean court Wednesday that he "deserved the death penalty" but denied sacrificing passenger's lives to save his own.

Jail term demanded for son of S. Korean ferry owner

Seoul - The eldest son of the South Korean tycoon blamed for April's ferry disaster appeared in court Wednesday on embezzlement charges, in the first court appearance by any member of the reclusive billionaire family on charges linked to the Sewol ferry disast...

North, South Korea naval patrol boats exchange fire

Kkutto - North and South Korean naval patrol boats briefly exchanged warning fire on Tuesday near their disputed Yellow Sea border which has been the site of numerous clashes in the past, the South's defence ministry said.

North Korea says nothing wrong with leader Kim Jong-Un

Seoul - There is nothing wrong with the health of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, a top official said during a rare visit to the South, after speculation of a debilitating illness and even wild rumours of a coup in Pyongyang.

South Korea snatches basketball gold medal in XVII Asiad

South Korea earns its fourth basketball gold medal in the Asian Games when the country's national basketball team scored a two-point victory over the highly rated Iranian basketball team Friday night in Incheon, South Korea.

Charley Suarez enters Gold medal round in XVII Asiad

Lightweight Charley Suarez of the Philippines defeated Obada Mohammad Mustafa Alkasbeh of Jordan via a split decision Thursday to barge in the final round of the ongoing Asian Games boxing competition at the Seonhak Gymnasium in Incheon, South Korea.
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