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Ferry crew desertion like murder, South Korea's president says

South Korea's president said Monday that the captain and some crew members who escaped a ferry that sank with hundreds of vacationers had committed acts "tantamount to murder."
In the Media by Nathan Salant

Death toll rises to 61 as searchers enter capsized ferry

Ansan - Divers recovered more than a dozen bodies Sunday from a sunken ferry believed to still contain more than 250 passengers, mostly South Korean high school students on vacation who died Wednesday when the boat they were riding in capsized in the Yellow Sea.
In the Media by Nathan Salant

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.
In the Media by James Walker - 4 comments

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.
In the Media by Megan Morreale

Eating Vicariously — South Korea feeds the online voyeur fad

Seoul - People in South Korea clamour to watch others enjoy elaborate meals in an online fad that is taking the country by storm.
In the Media by Sylvannia Soulet

One in three people overweight

According to figures just released by the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) almost 1 billion people in the developing world are overweight.
In the Media by Mark Harradine - 1 comment

Japanese PM Abe visits war shrine, angering China and South Korea

Tokyo - Tensions between China and Japan have been heightened for some months and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's visit to a controversial war shrine has infuriated many in the region.
In the Media by Eileen Kersey - 1 comment

North Korea faxes Seoul: Will 'strike mercilessly without notice'

In what has become a common occurrence during N. Korean anniversaries and festivals, protesters in Seoul earlier this week burned effigies of N. Korean leaders, as well as their flag. North Korea, in response to the protest, sent South Korea a fax.
In the Media by Karen Graham - 2 comments

Execution of Chang Song-thaek, uncle of Kim, stuns world leaders

Pyongyang - News that ousted Chang or Jang Song-thaek, a powerful uncle of Kim Jong-un has been executed, has sent ripples of shock-waves to other countries. The uncle of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un was ousted from office and not seen in public since November.
In the Media by Eileen Kersey - 10 comments

North Korea shake-up purges Jang Song-thaek, Kim uncle

Pyongyang - The reclusive state of North Korea is rarely in western headlines for the right reasons and Wednesday is no different. The whereabouts of a powerful uncle of the country's leader, Kim Jong Un, are unknown following speculation that he has been "removed".
In the Media by Eileen Kersey
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