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North and South Korea try words instead of saber-rattling

Paju - High-level talks are underway between North and South Korea as the longtime enemies try to avert a military confrontation amid rising hostility between them.

Family of SF plane crash victim run over by rescuers drops suit

San Francisco - The parents of the young girl accidentally killed by first-responders after she survived a plane crash at San Francisco International Airport have dropped their lawsuit against the city.

Are we hearing the 'death knell' for the Carmichael mine project?

India's coal giant, Adani Group, has hit another snag in its $16.5 billion Carmichael coal mine project in Australia. Adani has now dissolved its 50-member project management team, citing delays in government approvals for the project.

South Korean woman reveals the power of makeup

There have been countless videos of makeup transformations that reveal people's natural beauty. Recently, a video was posted by a South Korean woman, who was showing people how to remove makeup.

Op-Ed: Jeb Bush schooled by college student: 'Your brother created ISIS'

Reno - Potential presidential candidate Jeb Bush found himself in troubled waters when a college student confronted him and said his brother, former President George W. Bush was responsible for the rise of the Islamic State.

'Comfort woman' invited to attend Abe's speech to US Congress

Washington - South Korean "comfort woman" Lee Yong-Soo, forced into sexual slavery serving Japan's war time imperial army, has been invited by US lawmaker Mike Honda to attend Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's historic speech at US congress Wednesday.

New record for Gangnam Style as YouTube counter crashes

Seoul - The video for Gangnam Style, on YouTube, has become the first video on the channel to be watched more than two billion times. The number of views was so great that the YouTube views counter crashed.

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.

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.

North Korea's leader returns to public view with a vengeance

Seoul - He's baaaack; and there are some 10 senior leaders of the North Korea's ruling Workers Party who are not particularly happy about it.

South Korean girls build backpacks out of junkfood containers

Some students are making snack back packs from discarded junk food containers. Everything from bottles of yogurt to "Pocky" containers is getting transformed by South Korean girls.

Gangnam Style hits two billion views on YouTube

The video for Gangnam Style has become the first YouTube video to be watched more than two billion times. The hit, by the South Korean rapper Psy, was first released in July 2012.

Chubby dancing Korean baby takes over YouTube (Video)

Sorry Psy, your position on YouTube has now been replaced by someone much younger, cuter (and chubbier). This baby girl and her friend rocked for the camera and are now going viral.

Video captures students final moments on S. Korea ferry

The heart-breaking video, taken on a cellphone, shows the last moments of the South Korean school children who tragically lost their lives aboard the sinking ferry.

School official kills self as hopes for ferry passengers diminish

Jindo - An assistant principal from the high school attended by hundreds of students aboard the South Korean ferry that sank in the Yellow Sea this week committed suicide Friday outside a gymnasium where parents of the presumed victims had gathered.

Microsoft uses South Korea ferry disaster to promote Office 365

Microsoft South Korea has seized the recent sinking of the South Korean ferry Sewol to promote the company's Office 365 in a particularly tasteless piece of promotion.

China tells Hagel won't 'stir up troubles' in Japan dispute

Beijing - Beijing will not act first to "stir up troubles" over island disputes with neighbours, China's defence minister said Tuesday at a meeting with American counterpart Chuck Hagel.

US defence chief warns China, drawing parallel with Crimea

Tokyo - Pentagon chief Chuck Hagel on Sunday warned China against unilateral action to resolve territorial disputes with its neighbours, drawing a parallel with Russia's incursion in Ukraine as he announced two more warships would be sent to Japan.

South Korea boosts air defenses with about $6.8 billion budget for F-35s

South Korea expects to pay around 7.34 trillion won ($6.79 billion) for 40 Lockheed Martin <LMT.N> F-35 fighter jets, two sources with knowledge of the matter said on Monday, as Seoul boosts its air def...

Exclusive: More South Koreans set to follow Ahn abroad, says dad

More Olympic athletes are set to ditch their South Korean passports and compete for rival nations unless the country's skating union (KSU) reforms, the father of Korea's greatest sporting...

Leading Korea skating official resigns after Sochi flop

The powerful vice chairman of the Korean Skating Union (KSU), Jeon Myung-gyu, resigned on Monday as South Korea moved to put a disappointing Sochi Olympics behind it and start building for the 2018 Pyeongchan...

Canada, South Korea conclude long-delayed free trade deal

Canada and South Korea announced on Tuesday they had wrapped up talks on a long-delayed free trade deal which had stalled for years amid squabbles over exports of autos and beef.

U.N. sanctions experts investigate Rodman's North Korea trips

A group of United Nations sanctions experts has been investigating former basketball star Dennis Rodman because of gifts he brought to North Korea during his visits to the reclusive state, ac...

Ahn's gold hard for South Koreans to swallow

Seeing Viktor Ahn draped in the Russian flag and crying tears of joy after winning short track gold for his adopted country has prompted an outpouring of fury in South Korea towards the country's skating unio...

South Korea to route sensitive U.S. communications away from Huawei gear: report

South Korea has agreed to route sensitive U.S.

South Korea plans to open a new robot theme park in 2016

Seoul - A massive world robot theme park project is underway in South Korea, a family friendly amusement park that will also double as a robotics grad school.

Dennis Rodman says he'd trade places with American held in North Korea

Former basketball star Dennis Rodman said on Friday he was willing to trade places with Kenneth Bae, an American missionary imprisoned in North Korea, the next time he visits his friend, North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un.

South Korea's Lee banned for missing dope tests

South Korea's Olympic badminton gold medalist Lee Yong-dae has been hit with a one-year ban for missing doping tests, the Badminton World Federation (BWF) said on Tuesday.

Colorful characters spent the weekend in downtown Sacramento Special

Sacramento - If you are an Anime fan or into Cosplay, chances are you heard of or attended the SacAnime Convention, Northern California's biggest “dress-up” event. The Sacramento Convention Center hosted the three day show Jan. 3rd through the 5th.

Op-Ed: America in 2014

New York - Nations, like people, are full of flaws and inadequacies. On the bright side though, we believe that we can improve if we try. Nations are also like people when it comes to the habit of mind that thinks "things were better back when."
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South Korean sentry post near the demilitarized zone separating North and South Korea
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The exhibit showcases the South African, US, UN and South Korean flags.
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KPop band Norazo attracted a huge crowd at the KORUS Festival
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The South Korean stand was selling tradition Korean garb, a hit with these visitors.
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