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  1. Sport - Other Sport - KOREAN GRAND PRIX

    Organisers fear for future of Korean Grand Prix

    Posted Oct 04th 2013, 11:20am by Associated Press in Yeongam, South Korea

    ... Associated Press in Yeongam, South Korea Korean Grand Prix organisers say there needs to be a significant reduction in the race’s hosting fee if it is to continue beyond this year, ... because public opinion has changed in our favour.” The race made a reported deficit of US$37 million last year, and struggled to attract sponsors and spectators, with the track located about ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/other-sport/article/1324243/organisers-fear-future-korean-grand-prix
  2. Sport - Other Sport - MOTOR RACING

    Film could help Formula One break US, says Button

    Posted Oct 05th 2013, 05:43pm by Agence France-Presse in Yeongam, South Korea

    ... Agence France-Presse in Yeongam, South Korea Former world champion Jenson Button says the success of Formula One film Rush could help the sport finally get a hold in the United States. ... America with Formula One,” McLaren driver Button told reporters ahead of Sunday’s Korean Grand Prix. Director Ron Howard’s high-octane film, released last month to critical acclaim, tells the true ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/other-sport/article/1325196/film-could-help-formula-one-break-us-says-button
  3. Sport - Other Sport

    Vettel takes pole for Korean Grand Prix

    Posted Oct 05th 2013, 01:32pm by Associated Press in Yeongam, South Korea

    ... Associated Press in Yeongam, South Korea Sebastian Vettel’s extraordinary dominance of Formula One continued on Saturday when he claimed pole position for the Korean Grand Prix. The German has taken the pole for three straight races - and won them all. He’s aiming for a third consecutive win at the Yeongam circuit, and most importantly, a fourth consecutive F1 championship. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/other-sport/article/1325098/vettel-takes-pole-korean-grand-prix
  4. Sport - Golf - GOLF

    Rumford wins Ballantine’s in play-off

    Posted Apr 28th 2013, 04:49pm by Agence France-Presse in Icheon, South Korea

    ... Agence France-Presse in Icheon, South Korea Australian Brett Rumford won the Ballantine’s Championship in dramatic style on Sunday, hitting an eagle to beat compatriot Marcus Fraser and Peter Whiteford of Scotland in a play-off. The three players were level at 11-under-par at the end of four rounds before Rumford secured victory on the first extra hole. It is his fourth ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/golf/article/1225293/rumford-wins-ballantines-play
  5. News - Asia - JAPAN-SOUTH KOREA

    Japan's prime minister calls South Korea a 'foolish country': magazine report

    Posted Nov 15th 2013, 02:08pm by Audrey Yoo

    ... Audrey Yoo audrey.yoo@scmp.com "Korea is a foolish country that isnt able to negotiate", says Abe, according to Japanese magazine report South Korean internet users are fuming after a conservative Japanese magazine reported that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe had called South Korea a "foolish country". "China is an absurd country but it still knows ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1356574/japans-prime-minister-calls-south-korea-foolish-country
  6. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    South Korea suspects two crashed drones likely to have come from North Korea

    Posted Apr 02nd 2014, 04:57pm by Associated Press

    ... Associated Press in Seoul South Korean officials said on Wednesday they suspect that two unmanned drones that crashed recently near the border with rival North Korea were flown ... of animosity over a long-disputed sea boundary between the countries. On March 24, another drone crashed in Paju, a South Korean city near the land border with the North. Preliminary investigations ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1463182/south-korea-suspects-two-crashed-drones-likely-have-come-north-korea
  7. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    North Korea fires four missiles into sea amid US-South Korea drills

    Posted Feb 27th 2014, 07:51pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Seoul Pyongyang's launch, likely of short-range rockets, seen as protest against US-South Korean military exercises or UN rights report N Korea fires four missiles amid drills North Korea fired what were believed to be four short-range missiles into waters off its east coast yesterday, South Korean defence officials said. The action appeared ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1436468/north-korea-fires-four-short-range-missiles
  8. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    Wind and waves hamper search for hundreds trapped in South Korea sunken ferry

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

    ... Reuters in Jindo Massive search under way in South Korea to rescue passengers, many of whom are teenagers South Korean coastguard and navy divers fought rising winds, strong waves ... on the outskirts of Seoul. 'The ship went boom': Survivors speak of chaos as South Korea ferry stared to sink Grieving family members gathered early on Thursday on the quay of the coastal city ...

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

    Grief in South Korea town of students missing in ferry disaster

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 08:40am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Ansan, South Korea The most poignant reminders of what’s been lost here are the most ordinary. Desks in the classrooms of Danwon High School in Ansan, where dozens ... a population of about 770,000, about 40,000 of whom are foreign workers from China, Thailand, Vietnam and other countries, according to city officials. Many South Korean high schools organise trips ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1486663/grief-south-korea-town-students-missing-ferry-disaster
  10. News - Asia

    'The ship went boom': Survivors speak of chaos as South Korea ferry started to sink

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 11:07pm by AP

    ... could rise drastically. South Korea's biggest ferry disasters happened in 1993 when 323 people died. The water temperature was cold enough to cause hypothermia after about 90 minutes to two ... a storm on December 30, 2006. Typhoon Unsang sank the Dona Marilyn, killing 389 passengers, as it sailed from Manila to Tacloban in the Philippines on October 24, 1988. South Korea ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1484863/nearly-300-missing-6-confirmed-dead-ferry-sinks-south-korean-coast

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