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South Korea ferry captain gets 36 years in prison; says didn’t know his action would lead to so many deaths

The widely vilified Lee could have received a death sentence for the homicide charges.


S Korea fires warning shots after N Korean troops come too close to border

About 10 North Korean soldiers retreated without returning fire after South Korean troops fired 20 rounds of warning shots.


South Korea: At least 15 feared dead as ventilation grate collapses during concert

Victims were standing on the grate while watching an outdoor performance by girls’ band 4Minutes.

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North, South Korea hold military talks after two shooting incidents: report

The two Koreas traded gunfire Friday after South Korean activists floated anti-Pyongyang propaganda balloons across the border.


Tension mounts as rival Koreas exchange warning shots

Shot were fired after a North Korean ship briefly violated the disputed western sea boundary.


S. Korea rumor crackdown jolts social media users

Prosecutors announced the crackdown two weeks ago after President Park complained about insults directed at her.


North Korea’s No. 2 visits South for rare talks

One analyst called it a “golden opportunity” for President Park to test North Korea’s willingness to improve shaky ties.

One for the ages

34-year-old Lee Hyun-Il beats Gao Huan, 24, in decider to help Korea stun mighty China.

Asia Arm Buildup

Asia arms up to counter growing Chinese might

Several Asian nations are arming up, their wary eyes fixed squarely on one country: a resurgent China.

Government clears pruned list for Asiad, football gets lifeline

The Prime Minister’s Office has approved 679 names — 516 athletes and 163 coaches and support staff.

Second member of K-pop group dies from car crash

Kwon Ri-sae, 23, died Sunday morning at a hospital in Suwon, just south of Seoul.


K-Pop Sets the Tone

The third edition of the K-Pop India Festival in Delhi was brimming with contestants and spectators alike.


Small sinkholes near world’s sixth tallest building cause big jitters

Mysterious sinking holes are forming near the world’s sixth tallest tower in South Korea.


Leander back on India duty, named in Asian Games squad

The 41-year-old will partner Rohan Bopanna in the doubles for the first time.


North Korea provokes world again; fires short-range ballistic missiles into sea

The missiles were fired from the southwest Hwanghae province and landed in the ocean.