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Robots, drones to help secure 2018 Winter Olympics in S. Korea

Organizers will deploy robots and drones to help secure the 2018 Games in South Korea in what is expected to be the most high-tech Winter Olympics in history.

South Korea bans some wheat from U.S. over safety issues

South Korea has stopped the importation of some genetically modified wheat from the United States, especially from Washington state, over safety issues.

Samsung files case against Huawei for patent infringement

Samsung Electronics has hit back at rival Huawei, filing a patent infringement case against the Chinese electronics company in a move seen to worsen the two firms’ rivalry.

South Korea eyes new technology to combat fine dust

Seoul - South Korea seeks to develop a new technology that will curb fine dust that is now emerging as a major health threat in the country.

One patient was responsible for half of MERS cases

In 2015 there was a serious incident of the respiratory viral disease MERS. A review of the cases reveals that almost half of the infections were spread by just one person.

Korean selfie tourist dies in Peru plunge

Lima - The body of a 28-year-old South Korean tourist who died after he fell from one of the world’s highest waterfalls while taking a selfie has been recovered.

Korea, Brazil develop kit that detects Zika virus in 20 minutes

Seoul - South Korean and Brazilian researchers have jointly developed a new technology that will detect the Zika virus in 20 minutes.

Koreans snub smartphones in 'Relax Your Brain' contest

Seoul - For 90 minutes, dozens of South Koreans avoided their smartphones and other electronic devices as they took part in an event that encourages people to live a stress-free life in one of the world’s most wired countries.

Explosions rock U.S. military base near South Korea's capital

Waegwan - No casualties have been reported so far after a series of oxygen tank explosions blew apart buildings at a U.S. military base in South Korea.

Dinosaur world expo opens in South Korea

Organizers expect at least 1.9 million people to visit this year’s Gyeongnam Goseong Dinosaur World Expo in South Korea.

This prehistoric puppy tells the story of canine evolution

Frozen in Siberian permafrost, this puppy died more than 12,000 years ago and is remarkably well-preserved. In fact, it's so well-preserved that scientists have performed an autopsy, in the hopes that it will solve the mysteries of canine evolution.

South Korea approves first driverless car

Seoul - South Korea has joined the growing ranks of countries starting to embrace the use of self-driving cars. The country’s first autonomous vehicle will be Hyundai's luxury sedan Genesis, which will have a state-of-the-art driving assist system.

The Beatles dominate South Korean music scene

Within just hours into their online invasion of South Korea, the Beatles dominated the country’s music scene with their first number one song in the United States almost 53 years ago topping the chart.

U.S. deploys F-22 stealth jets to deter North Korea

The U.S. deployed a formation of F-22 Raptor jets to the skies of South Korea on Wednesday in the latest show of force against North Korea.

Korean trade unionists 'under threat' as leader is arrested

Seoul - According to the campaign group Labour Start, the administration of President Park, Guen-hye of Korea, since 2013, is seeking to weaken the rights of workers and their unions. For this reason, a petition has been established.

South Korea and Japan agree to end the issue of 'comfort women'

Seoul - South Korea and Japan finally reached an agreement on Monday that will resolve the issue of "comfort women" which has plagued relationships between the two nations.

South Korean forest bulldozed to create ski run for Olympics

South Korea, host of the 2018 Winter Games, has been accused of bulldozing a 500-year-old virgin forest to make room for an Olympic ski slope.

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.

Kim Jong–un makes his own time zone

They say time waits for no one. Unless you're a deified, powerful and ruthless dictator. In which you case you can simply change it. And that is exactly what Kim Jong–un has done, introducing a new time zone — "Pyongyang time."

Seniors commit more crimes than teens in Japan

Police in Japan have dealt with more elderly crime than crime among teenagers this year, according to reports. Violent crimes committed by the elderly have risen as well.

Website for cheaters explodes in South Korea

Seoul - Ashley Madison is a cheating website that allows people to have affairs behind their partners' backs. It was once closed down in South Korea, but it's back.

South Korea signs landmark free trade agreement with China

Seoul - China signed a free trade agreement with South Korea which has the potential to create more than 50,000 jobs for a country currently trying to defeat MERS.

Japan files complaint with WTO over S. Korea food import bans

Tokyo - Japan is challenging South Korea's import bans and increased restrictions on foods from Japan after the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster. On Thursday, the central government filed a formal complaint with the World Trade Organization.

South Korea: North Korea has 6,000-strong 'cyber army'

Seoul - South Korea officials warned on Tuesday that rival North Korea has a 6,000-member cyber army tasked with attacking and disrupting its democratic neighbor's military and government computer networks.

Three nuclear power plant workers in South Korea die on job

Three workers died Friday at a Nuclear power plant construction site in Ulsan, South Korea. They had difficulty breathing and fell unconscious and were rushed to hospital where they died. It is believed that they inhaled a toxic gas.

Only one Kim Jong-un in North Korea, rest made to change name

South Korea’s KBS TV station has obtained a North Korean state document that was a directive for officials to go forth and force everyone named Kim Jong-un to change their name to something else. It was in anticipation of Kim Jong-un becoming leader.

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.

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.

North Korea threatens nuclear force against South Korea

In a Korean Central News Agency article published on Sunday, North Korea threatened the use of nuclear force against South Korea's President Park Geun-hye. This latest threat is just one of eight articles published since Nov. 22.

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.
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People throughout South Korea wear yellow ribbons in memory of the SEWOL ferry disaster.
People throughout South Korea wear yellow ribbons in memory of the SEWOL ferry disaster.
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The Carolna Cup is an annual tradition that takes place in Camden South Carolina
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South Korean sentry post near the demilitarized zone separating North and South Korea
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The Carolna Cup is an annual tradition that takes place in Camden South Carolina
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People throughout South Korea wear yellow ribbons in memory of the SEWOL ferry disaster.
People throughout South Korea wear yellow ribbons in memory of the SEWOL ferry disaster.
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Cardboard message translation: We would like t share the pain of those affected by the Ferry Disaster." Yellow ribbons with messages and prayers hang all over alters throughout South Korea in memory of the SEWOL ferry disaster.
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People throughout South Korea wear yellow ribbons in memory of the SEWOL ferry disaster.
People throughout South Korea wear yellow ribbons in memory of the SEWOL ferry disaster.
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People throughout South Korea wear yellow ribbons in memory of the SEWOL ferry disaster.
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The salvage vessel USNS Salvor attempting to rescue South Korean sailors trapped in the Cheonan.
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