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  1. 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 blocks Ashley Madison website for promoting adultery

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 10:47pm by AFP

    ... receive a prison sentence of up to two years for conducting an affair. The Korea Communications Standards Commission (KCSC), a largely government-appointed body, said the website was an incitement ...

  3. 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

    ... hours ago. Coastguard, navy and some private divers were operating in waters at the site of the accident, about 20 kilometres off the country’s southwestern coast. Earlier, rescue teams hammered ...

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    New rules regulate marriage-by-mail brokers, participants in South Korea

    Posted Apr 10th 2014, 10:29pm by AFP

    ... than 30,000 were given resident-through-marriage visas. The trend was triggered by the large numbers of young, rural women leaving to find work and a new life in Seoul and other South Korean ...

  5. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    South Korean spy chief faces calls to resign in forged evidence scandal

    Posted Mar 12th 2014, 11:30pm by AFP

    ... prosecutors yesterday. President Park Geun-hye on Monday expressed "deep regret" over the scandal and called for a thorough investigation. Hours later, prosecutors raided the NIS ...

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    Korean ex-dictator Chun Doo-hwan’s artwork auctioned to pay debts

    Posted Mar 13th 2014, 09:44pm by AFP

    ... of 600 art works since December. The figure raised still falls far short of the 167.2 billion won Chun has been ordered to pay. Lee Sang-gyu, the head of K-Auction, said the last batch of 97 items fetched 1.36 billion won, more than twice their estimate. Among the works were three pieces of calligraphy written by Chun that went for between one and five million won each. Succumbing ...

  7. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    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 ...

  8. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    Thousands marry in South Korean ‘Moonie’ mass wedding

    Posted Feb 12th 2014, 02:50pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... that romantic love led to sexual promiscuity, mismatched couples and dysfunctional societies. Many were married just hours after meeting for the first time, and Moon’s preference for cross-cultural, ...

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    Movie tackles South Korean giant Samsung over worker illnesses

    Posted Feb 06th 2014, 09:44pm by GDN

    ... was hoping, it would pay her younger brother's way through university. But in 2007, five years after she began work at the semiconductor plant of the South Korean consumer electronics firm, ... win a fight with Samsung'." But yesterday the silence surrounding the case of Yu-mi, and dozens of others who claim they fell ill after working at Samsung plants, was pierced ...

  10. 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. ...




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