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  1. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    Owner of South Korea ferry that sunk killing 300 is found dead

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 09:55am by AFP

    ... and a magnifying glass, Wu said. The government forensic service took about 40 days to run the DNA tests and Suncheon police said the laboratory would conduct additional tests to find the cause and timing ...

  2. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    Korea's other 'comfort women' seek payouts for serving in brothels for US troops

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 03:15am by Reuters

    ... they led. They say they were forced by the South Korean government to undergo degrading check-ups for sexually transmitted diseases and if the test was positive, locked up until they were "fit" to work. "To make sure we didn't pass on some disease to foreigners, we were tested twice a week, and if it looked abnormal, we would be locked up on the fourth floor, unlocking ...

  3. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    Ferry disaster in South Korea a bleak test for civilian divers

    Posted Apr 21st 2014, 10:43pm by AFP

    ... Professional tae kwon do teacher Lee Jun-ho took up scuba diving eight years ago as a fun hobby. It was never meant to lead him to the black, nightmarish world of a submerged ferry looking for the bloated bodies of hundreds of schoolchildren. Last Wednesd ...

  4. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    Victim’s mother files first damages suit over South Korea ferry disaster

    Posted Jun 13th 2014, 11:35am by Agence France-Presse in Seoul

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul Lawsuit seeking compensation from ferry company owners and South Korean government launched by the mother of one of the student victims from Danwon High School The mother of a student victim of South Korea’s ferry disaster has filed a test lawsuit seeking damages from the government and the vessel’s owners, a court spokesman said on Friday. ...

  5. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    US troop leader in South Korea urges deployment of new missile defence against North

    Posted Jun 03rd 2014, 12:21pm by Reuters

    ... threat of North Korea’s weapons capabilities. In March, the North test fired a mid-range Rodong missile with a range of more than 1,000 km, prompting condemnation from the UN Security Council, and being seen as preparing to conduct a fourth nuclear test. “I recommended the deployment of the THAAD (Theatre High Altitude Area Defence) missiles to South Korea,” Yonhap News Agency quoted ...

  6. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    South Korea put 650,000 students to the test for high-pressure exam

    Posted Nov 07th 2013, 02:48pm by Agence France-Presse in Seoul

    ... rescheduling flights and restricting traffic as 650,000 students sat a test that will define their adult lives in an ultra-competitive society. Preparation for the crucial exam starts from primary ... Korea’s elite universities- is seen as the key to everything from future careers to marriage prospects. With so much riding on the outcome, the day of the test- simultaneously in 1,257 centres ...

  7. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

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

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

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul South Korea cracks down on matches between 'ineligible people', such as grooms who don't earn enough and brides who fail language test New ... of 2013. The latest regulations require those applying for a resident-through-marriage visa to pass a language proficiency test, and for Korean partners to show they earn at least US$14,000 a year. ...

  8. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    Captain of sunken South Korean ferry defends slow evacuation

    Posted Apr 20th 2014, 05:37am by AFP

    ... the coastguard had set up a tent near the gymnasium on Jindo island to take DNA tests to facilitate eventual identification of recovered bodies. Inside the tent, two tables were manned by four men from ...

  9. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    Park calls for North Korea and Tokyo to amend their ways

    Posted Mar 01st 2013, 11:22am by Associated Press in Seoul

    ... to express her thoughts on North Korea and Japan. Seoul's testy relations with North Korea have grown much more antagonistic in recent months as North Korea has tested both a long-range rocket and a nuclear device. And it has threatened to test more if Washington and its allies push for more sanctions against the highly militarised country, complicating Park's agenda even before she ...

  10. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    South Korean lawmaker Lee Seok-ki jailed for treason for plotting revolt

    Posted Feb 17th 2014, 05:54pm by AFP

    ... supporters in May last year, at a time of surging military tensions following the North’s third nuclear test. The court was told how Lee had told members of his group to prepare attacks on South ...




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