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  1. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    S Korean army under probe for failed border watch

    Posted Oct 10th 2012, 05:04pm by Agence France-Presse in Seoul

    ... A South Korean army division faces embarrassing questions after a North Korean soldier travelled unchecked across one of the world’s most fortified borders and knocked on a guard post asking for asylum. The 22nd division based in the northeastern county o ...

  2. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    Seoul cultural jewel, Namdaemun gate, restored five years after fire

    Posted Apr 30th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul More than 1,000 craftsmen helped repair the Namdaemun gate and bring pride back to Seoul National treasure restored five years after arson Five years after ... The cultural jewel in central Seoul will reopen to the public on Saturday, following one of the longest and most expensive restoration projects undertaken in South Korea, involving hundreds of highly ...

  3. Driver puts art and Seoul into career

    Posted Nov 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Charmaine Carvalho Ask Kim Jeong-woong where an art exhibition is running in Seoul and chances are he'll have a ready answer. Kim drives the Museum Shuttle Bus, a service plying ... to turn it up. I even had a regular who took the bus every day for a month simply because he liked the music.' Six years ago, he started writing a blog to share tips on Seoul ...

  4. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - POSTCARD

    Film, Postcard: Seoul

    Posted Sep 28th 2014, 12:07pm by DARCY PAQUET

    ... Darcy Paquet Strange things are happening at the South Korean box office. Chief among them is that The Admiral: Roaring Currents, a homegrown movie about a 1597 sea battle, has overtaken 2009 Hollywood hit Avatar 's 13.3 million admissions, setting a ...

  5. Sport - Hong Kong - ASIAN GAMES

    Hong Kong could match record gold haul at Asian Games in Seoul

    Posted Sep 28th 2014, 02:54am by CHAN KIN-WA

    ... Chan Kin-wa Hong Kong set to match record gold medal haul Hong Kong are on track to match their record haul of eight gold medals from the Guangzhou Asian Games four years ago. On day 9 of the 17th edition of the regional multi-sport Games in Incheon, Hong ...

  6. Seoul

    Posted Aug 09th 2006, 12:00am by Andrew Salmon

    ... (hence, the modern name Korea) dynasty to establish his own Yi dynasty. The capital he founded, Seoul, was built within a cradle of mountains around a series of palaces. Of five extant palaces, ... and grounds. Today, it's a forested oasis in the centre of the city, with pavilions and lotus ponds. Information about the city is available at the Seoul Help Centre for Foreigners in City Hall ...

  7. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    North Korea enhancing submarines for ballistic missiles, says Seoul

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 11:14pm by AFP

    ... Agencies in Seoul North 'enhancing submarines for ballistic missiles' North Korea has tried to enhance its submarines to make them capable of firing ballistic missiles as it seeks to boost its ability to launch surprise attacks, the South's defence ministry said yesterday. "Based on recent US and South Korean intelligence, we have detected signs of North ...

  8. News - Asia - RELIGION

    800,000 turn out for Pope Francis' open-air mass in Seoul

    Posted Aug 16th 2014, 07:21pm by AP, Reuters

    ... Associated Press and Reuters 800,000 attend Pope's open-air mass in Seoul Pope Francis beatified 124 Korean martyrs yesterday, telling hundreds of thousands of people who turned out ... in Seoul The streets leading up to Seoul's Gwanghwamun Gate were packed with Koreans honouring the lay Catholics who founded the church in Korea in the 18th century. The church is unique ...

  9. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    Pope to hail early Korean Catholics' courage when he beatifies 124 martyrs in Seoul

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 10:51pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul 124 early Korean Catholics will be beatified before up to one million worshippers, in the religious highlight of five-day papal visit Pope to hail martyrs' courage at Seoul mass Pope Francis will pay tribute to the courage and sacrifice of South Korea's first Catholics when he beatifies 124 tortured and executed martyrs at a special mass ...

  10. News - World - RELIGION

    Pope Francis to send greeting to China during fly-over to Seoul

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 09:50pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Vatican City Pope to send greetings to Beijing in fly-over to Seoul Pope Francis' coming trip to South Korea will provide an unusual opportunity to speak directly ... Chinese greetings might entail, but he confirmed the August 13-14 flight plan to Seoul involved Chinese airspace. Relations between Beijing and Rome have been tense since 1951, when China severed ...




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