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  1. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    Almost 300 feared dead in South Korea ferry sinking after officials reduce rescue tally

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 09:48am by Reuters

    ... had been pulled to safety. The news will raise fears that hundreds of passengers, including many schoolchildren, have been killed. The ferry with 477 people was sailing to the southern island ... A student, Lim Hyung-min, told broadcaster YTN from a gym on a nearby island that he jumped into the ocean wearing a life jacket with other students and then swam to a nearby rescue boat. “As ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1483623/rescue-underway-after-s-korean-ferry-carrying-447-sends-distress-signal
  2. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    South Korea protests to Japan over videoed claim to disputed islets

    Posted Dec 12th 2013, 11:00pm by AFP

    ... with China over another set of disputed islands. Japan's foreign ministry also published this week a video reasserting its claim to the islands- called the Senkakus by Tokyo and Diaoyus ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1379340/south-korea-protests-japan-over-videoed-claim-disputed-islets
  3. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    North Korean troops pledge loyalty en masse as Seoul on alert

    Posted Dec 16th 2013, 04:36pm by Agence France-Presse in Seoul

    ... important political dates. On Monday, thousands of North Korean propaganda leaflets fell on the frontline island of Baengnyeong, warning of an attack on South Korean soldiers stationed there, Yonhap ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1381924/north-korean-troops-pledge-loyalty-en-masse-seoul-alert
  4. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    South Korean schools to teach about Dokdo islands dispute

    Posted Feb 27th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul South Korean children will be taught about Dokdo chain, which is also claimed by Japan Young get lessons on islands dispute South Korean schoolchildren will receive mandatory classes explaining the nation's claims to ownership of a set of islands that are also claimed by Japan, the education ministry says. Beginning this year, all schools ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1159275/south-korean-schools-teach-about-dokdo-islands-dispute
  5. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    Seoul rejects Japan proposal on islands row

    Posted Aug 30th 2012, 12:18pm by Agence France-Presse in Seoul

    ... disputed islands, officials said. South Korea last week received a “note verbale” from Japan suggesting that both sides jointly refer the dispute to the International Court of Justice ... that no territorial disputes exist about the islands in the Sea of Japan (East Sea), known as Dokdo in Korean and Takeshima in Japan, Yonhap news agency said. Relations have sharply worsened since South ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1026242/seoul-rejects-japan-proposal-islands-row
  6. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    South Korean navy to block film on sinking of Cheonan

    Posted Aug 08th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... the reputation of those who are related to the incident". There was further tension in 2010. In November, the North shelled a South Korean border island, killing four people including two civilians ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1295065/south-korean-navy-block-film-sinking-cheonan
  7. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    Hunt for former South Korean tyrant Chun Doo-hwan's HK$1.1b cash stash

    Posted Jun 25th 2013, 12:00am by AP

    ... a living, too". Chun's wife said last year the ex-president had paid all he could. But then it was reported he played golf and had a whisky party at an island resort. Opposition lawmaker ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1268053/hunt-former-south-korean-tyrant-chun-doo-hwans-hk11b-cash-stash
  8. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    South Korea hails new military pact with US

    Posted Mar 25th 2013, 03:25pm by AFP

    ... incursions, shelling of border islands, and infiltration by low-flying fighter jets or by special forces units. The chairman of the South’s Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Jung Seung-jo, said ... year, North Korea shelled the South Korean border island of Yeonpyeong, killing four people. Angered by UN sanctions imposed after its nuclear test in February, North Korea has issued a wave ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1199423/south-korea-hails-new-military-pact-us
  9. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    South Korea to deploy guided missiles at sea border with North

    Posted Jan 18th 2013, 01:29pm

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul South Korea plans to deploy Israeli-made precision guided missiles near its tense sea border with North Korea next month, including an island shelled by the North in 2010, a report said on Friday. The South would deploy 50 to 60 Spike anti-tank missiles to two border islands on the Yellow Sea to guard against potential attacks from the North, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1130900/south-korea-deploy-guided-missiles-sea-border-north
  10. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    South Korea arms warships with new cruise missile

    Posted Nov 24th 2012, 12:00am by Agence France-Presse in Seoul

    ... completed a military hovercraft base at Koampo on its southwestern coast, which could be used to attack South Korean islands near the disputed Yellow Sea border. The maritime boundary was the scene of deadly naval clashes in 1999, 2002 and 2009. Seoul strengthened its troop presence and upgraded its weaponry on several "frontline" islands following North Korea's deadly shelling ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1089491/south-korea-arms-warships-new-cruise-missile

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