Fans gather outside the venue of South Korean actress Song Hye-Kyo and actor Song Joong-Ki's wedding in 2017. The two stars recently got divorced. Photo: AFP

More South Korean women are filing for divorce, taking comfort in celebrity splits

  • Divorce is still seen as a taboo subject but attitudes are changing, in part due to celebrity splits like in the case of Song Joong-ki and Song Hye-kyo
  • Statistics show an increase in divorce filings just after the holidays when people spend time with their extended families
Topic |   South Korea

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Fans gather outside the venue of South Korean actress Song Hye-Kyo and actor Song Joong-Ki's wedding in 2017. The two stars recently got divorced. Photo: AFP
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For many North Korean defectors, life in the South continues to be a struggle. Photo: EPA

Deaths of destitute North Korean mother and child spark national soul-searching in wealthy South Korea

  • The story of a defector who appeared to have starved to death with her son in Seoul has thrown a spotlight on the plight of North Koreans in the South
  • Many defectors risk their lives to flee the North, only to face discrimination and further deprivation in hyper-competitive South Korea
Topic |   North Korea

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For many North Korean defectors, life in the South continues to be a struggle. Photo: EPA
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