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  1. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    South Korea activists launch 1 million balloons carrying anti-North leaflets on border

    Posted Oct 31st 2014, 12:36pm by Agence France-Presse in Seoul

    ... South Korean activists say they have launched more than one million anti-North Korea leaflets across the border on Friday, a move likely to infuriate Pyongyang, which has demanded Seoul ban such exercises. ...

  2. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    Body of Sewol victim retrieved on what would have been 17th birthday

    Posted Oct 31st 2014, 05:24am by AP

    ... Hwang In-yeol and his wife waited seven years to have a child, and then she was born on October 29, 1997. After a ferry disaster in April that killed her and 303 others, the couple waited again for nearly seven months to see Ji-hyeon's body. ...

  3. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    Body found in sunken Sewol, six months after ferry sank off South Korea coast

    Posted Oct 28th 2014, 06:11pm

    ... The first body found in three months was being recovered Tuesday from the sunken South Korean ferry, increasing the official death toll to 295, officials said. The government task force said in a statement the body was found around a women’s toilet in the ...

  4. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    South Korean prosecutors seek death penalty for captain of doomed ferry Sewol

    Posted Oct 27th 2014, 04:09pm by Reuters

    ... South Korean prosecutors on Monday sought the death penalty for the captain of a ferry that capsized in April, leaving 304 people, most of them schoolchildren, dead or missing. ...

  5. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    South Korean activists to launch critical leaflets across border

    Posted Oct 24th 2014, 11:10pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse South Korean activists vowed yesterday to push ahead with a political leaflet launch over the border with North Korea, despite threats of retaliation from Pyongyang, appeals for restraint from Seoul and the angry opposition of local r ...

  6. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    South Korean foreign minister urges Japan to end ‘comfort women’ issue

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 12:24pm by Associated Press in Seoul

    ... Associated Press in Seoul Yun Byung-se calls on Tokyo to resolve the controversy over second world war 'comfort women' from South Korea forced into prostitution by Japanese forces South Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se on Thursday urged Japa ...

  7. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    South Korea dismantles 'Christmas tree' tower at centre of row with North

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 03:59am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Seoul Lights out for controversial 'Christmas tree' tower South Korea said yesterday it had dismantled a Christmas tree-shaped tower near the border with North Korea which had previously been used for a seasonal lights show t ...

  8. Property - International - SOUTH KOREA

    Low interest rates prompt switch from deposit-based rentals in South Korea

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 05:16am by Reuters

    ... deposits. The trend away from jeonse rentals comes at a good time for Finance Minister Choi Kyung-hwan, who fears Asia's fourth-largest economy could go the way of Japan and slip ...

  9. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    South Koreans boycott Kakao Talk social media service after president's rumour complaints

    Posted Oct 06th 2014, 04:28am by AP

    ... without waiting for complaints. News reports say authorities will only monitor public posts on Twitter, Facebook, online forums and web portals, not private messages exchanged on online ...

  10. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    16 killed in collapse at South Korean concert by girl band 4Minute

    Posted Oct 17th 2014, 07:25pm by AGENCIES

    ... are popular across Asia. About 700 people had gathered to watch the concert, which was part of a local festival, the Yonhap news agency reported. A video from the scene recorded by a spectator ...




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