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Body found in South Korea identified as owner of sunken ferry

Suncheon - A body found in southern South Korea last month is that of the missing owner of the ferry that capsized in April, killing more than 300 and sparking a national outrage that still threatens the government in Seoul.
In the Media by Nathan Salant

South Korean officials allow workers to take a nap on the job

Seoul - City workers in Seoul now have a chance to get a bit of extra rest. Between 13:00 and 18:00 they are allowed to take a nap while at work.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel - 2 comments

Dozens who survived South Korea ferry disaster return to school

Ansan - South Korean schoolkids who survived last April's catastrophic ferry sinking that killed 250 classmates returned to class Wednesday pledging to remember their lost friends and teachers.
In the Media by Nathan Salant

Child draws on dad's passport, dad can't leave South Korea

Seoul - A four-year-old Chinese boy managed to get hold of his father's passport, and apparently thought it needed an artist's touch. Unfortunately for the father, the budding Rembrandt has left him stranded in South Korea for unrecognizable documentation.
In the Media by Scott Tuttle - 3 comments

Korean ferry disaster death toll and survivor list revised again

South Korean authorities have revised the data on the missing and rescued people from the SEWOL maritime tragedy again. This is the seventh time in three weeks since the ferry capsized off the coast of Jindo island, South Korea.
In the Media by Dinh Nguyen - 1 comment

Diver dies while searching sunken South Korean ferry for victims

Jindo - A diver searching the sunken ferry Sewol for bodies lost in last month's disaster off South Korea died Tuesday when a communication line broke, authorities said.
In the Media by Nathan Salant

China, Japan and S. Korea to collaborate on environmental issues

In a rare moment of mutual commitment, environmental ministers from China, Japan and South Korea, meeting in Daegu, S. Korea on Tuesday, issued a joint statement, agreeing to unite in addressing environmental issues, particularly PM2.5 pollutants.
In the Media by Karen Graham

Ferry that sank off South Korea was overloaded

Incheon - The ferry that sank off South Korea last week, killing as many as 300 passengers, was carrying three times as much cargo as recommended and might have been dangerously unstable.
In the Media by Nathan Salant

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 - 1 comment

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

Obama chooses to minimize China island conflict

Once again President Obama has chosen to minimize confrontation, this time with China. The U.S. government is advising U.S. commercial and private planes to avoid islands China claims.
In the Media by Robert Weller - 5 comments

80 public executions in a single day across North Korea

Pyongyang - There are reports Monday that 80 people have been publicly executed in North Korea -- their crimes allegedly include including watching South Korean films and distributing pornography.
In the Media by Eileen Kersey

Photo Essay: New and old cultures mingle at the Nampo-Dong Market Special

Busan - There is a place in the former capital of South Korea, Busan, that is said to be a hidden tourist attraction. Nampo-Dong is not widely advertised in travel brochures, but it is gaining popularity among the international community.
Digital Journal Report by Dinh Nguyen - 4 comments

Review: Cop thriller Cold Eyes keeps the tension tight and fast-paced Special

Toronto - How do you make a standard cops-and-robbers film a riveting suspenseful 120 minutes of intrigue and action? Just ask the filmmakers behind Cold Eyes, a Korean film screening at the Toronto International Film Festival.
Digital Journal Report by David Silverberg - 1 comment

South Korea shocks China in FIBA Asia Championship match

Asian basketball giant China gave in to South Korea's relentless assault in the closing minutes of their first encounter in the 27th FIBA Asia Championship games at the Mall of Asia Arena in Manila Thursday night.
In the Media by Leo Reyes

Under One Skin: Korean Mud Festival continues to gain recognition Special

What started as a promotion for a mud-made cosmetic line has become one of South Korea’s most anticipated highlights — the Boryeong Mud Festival.
Digital Journal Report by Dinh Nguyen

South Korea accuses North Korea of cyber attack

The South Korean government has accused North Korea of launching cyber attacks on its website for its presidential office, as well as other governmental agencies.
In the Media by Michael Thomas

Op-Ed: North Korea restores hotline, allows managers to visit Kaesong

Pyongyang - North Korea restored the hotline with South Korea on June 3 and also announced it would allow South Korean business people to visit the Kaesong industrial zone that has been closed since the early part of April.
In the Media by Ken Hanly

Iran defeats South Korea 1-0, moves on to World Cup

Ulsan - Millions of Iranians took to the streets on Monday, June 18th, to celebrate their country's victory against South Korea, in a crucial qualifying game for a position in the FIFA 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
In the Media by Saunon Malek - 1 comment

Now North Korea proposes high level talks with US

Just five days after proposed high level talks with South Korea were abandoned after North Korea alleged that South Korea had insulted it North Korea has today, proposed new high level talks with the United States.
In the Media by Robert Myles

North Korea: We'll talk if you meet the following criteria

North Korea has said it will sit down and negotiate over its nuclear program if the UN sanctions leveled against it are ceased and the US and South Korea put an end to regional military drills.
In the Media by Paul Iddon - 2 comments

N. Korea orders S. Korea to apologize for anti-N. Korean protests

As North Korea was celebrating the birthday of their late founding leader South Koreans were hosting anti-North Korean protests. North Korea has therefore threatened "sledgehammer blows" in retaliation if the South doesn't apologize.
In the Media by Paul Iddon - 1 comment
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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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Seoul has a very active business and government scene. Officials how now tried to harness "Power Naps" for their operations.
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The Carolna Cup is an annual tradition that takes place in Camden South Carolina
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A U.S. Navy helicopter lands on the flight deck of amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard after helping with search and recovery operations at the scene of the sunken ferry Sewol near Jindo island.
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Racers head over one of the jumps along the course.
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A Korean Air Boeing 777 similar to the one involved in the incident.
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Photo shows the Sewol, the ferry that sank Wednesday off South Korea killing hundreds of high school students.
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US Marines aboard the USS Bonhomme Richard prepare to respond to the April 16 sinking of the South Korean ferry Sewol that kiled hundreds of high school students.
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People throughout South Korea wear yellow ribbons in memory of the SEWOL ferry disaster.
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A passerby stopped to write a message on a ribbon and tie it to an alter as a sign of respect for the victims of the SEWOL ferry accident.
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South Korean sentry post near the demilitarized zone separating North and South Korea
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South Korean sentry post near the demilitarized zone separating North and South Korea
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People throughout South Korea wear yellow ribbons in memory of the SEWOL ferry disaster.
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