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  1. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    South Korean children come last in 30-nation happiness survey

    Posted Nov 04th 2014, 10:25pm by Reuters

    ... a heavy burden on children, with its focus on competition and long hours of work. South Korea's survey results were measured against those of 27 members of the Organisation for Economic ... schools and a pathway to a secure job at a top corporation on the line. When the test is held on November 13, the country's stock market will open an hour later andoffice openings ...

  2. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    South Korean police hunt for fugitive tycoon already found dead is ridiculed

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 11:12pm by AFP

    ... for questioning over lax safety standards and regulatory violations. On Tuesday, the police said DNA and fingerprint tests on a badly decomposed body found in a plum orchard on June 12 showed ... on Tuesday, Suncheon police chief Woo Hyung-Ho acknowledged the "imperfect" nature of the investigation. "We could have identified him far earlier if we had worked more actively," ...


    Fire in South Korea hospice for elderly kills 21

    Posted May 28th 2014, 09:22am by >Agence France-Presse

    ... and patients with Alzheimer’s. The nurse was also reportedly killed in the blaze. The fact that most of the victims were sick and elderly will fuel debate about lax safety standards for vulnerable ... to have been sparked by welding work at an underground restaurant. The country is still reeling from the sinking of the Sewol ferry on April 16. The loss of so many young lives triggered a bout ...

  4. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    Families of South Korea ferry dead march on presidential palace

    Posted May 09th 2014, 09:40am by Reuters in Seoul

    ... in the early hours of Friday morning, where they demanded to meet with President Park Geun-hye. Clutching memorial portraits of their children, family members and grieving parents were prevented ... vehicle. The prosecution is working with the US Federal Bureau of Investigation and Department of Homeland Security for possible extradition of Yoo Hyuck-ki, the prosecutor said. Prosecutors have ...

  5. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    All 15 crew that navigated stricken South Korean ferry held, says prosecutor

    Posted Apr 26th 2014, 03:13pm by AP

    ... and of failing to help passengers in need as the ferry Sewol sank April 16. The captain initially told passengers to stay in their rooms and took half an hour to issue an evacuation order, by which time ... their best to save people. He said that he and four crew members worked from nearby boats to smash windows on the ferry, dragging six passengers stuck in cabins to safety. Officials in charge ...

  6. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    Grieving pupils return to classes at school hit hardest by South Korea ferry tragedy

    Posted Apr 24th 2014, 03:30pm by Associated Press

    ... the faces of those students and could not fight back my tears.” So far 159 bodies have been pulled from the water, with 143 people still missing. Hundreds of divers are working to retrieve ... in their cabins, and waited about half an hour to issue an evacuation order. He has said he waited because the current was strong, the water was cold and passengers could have drifted away before help ...

  7. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    Crashed drone found in South Korea took photos of presidential palace in Seoul

    Posted Apr 03rd 2014, 10:53pm by Reuters

    ... but was not capable of carrying a bomb, officials said yesterday. The drone was the first of two unmanned aircraft found in the space of a week. The second drone was found soon after a three-hour artillery ... standard, and it would not have been easy to use it in an act of terror, or more precisely, it would not have been possible." South Korea believes the drone was launched by North Korea because ...

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    South Korea orders probe after students killed by roof collapse

    Posted Feb 18th 2014, 12:42pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... and workers, backed by heavy equipment, had worked throughout the night under arc lights to clear the debris and snowfall to reach the victims. Shouting and screaming “The ceiling came crashing down ... snow had been cleared from the roof of the auditorium and whether the building was an authorised structure that met safety standards. The city of Gyeongju is a popular tourism spot for both ...

  9. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    South Korea quarantines poultry farms in 2 provinces over bird flu

    Posted Jan 19th 2014, 11:14pm by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Seoul Farms quarantined over bird flu concerns South Korea has banned the movement of people who work with poultry and poultry products from two provinces after confirming ... province, South Jeolla province and the city of Gwangju, about 240 kilometres from Seoul, for 48 hours, Lee Dong-phil, minister of the agriculture, food and rural affairs, said yesterday. ...

  10. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    South Korea leftist politician arrested for 'planning to help North'

    Posted Sep 04th 2013, 09:47pm by AFP

    ... stand-off that lasted for nearly one hour. Television showed Lee surrendering and walking out. Some exhausted UPP members fell to the ground or screamed as the NIS agents escorted Lee out. “I came ... Geun-hye. It is not the first time Lee has faced subversion charges. He was arrested in 2002 and sentenced to two and a half years for working with an underground political party in the 1990s. He ...




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