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U.S. Ambassador to South Korea Mark Lippert leaves a lecture hall for a hospital in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, March 5, 2015. U.S. Ambassador Mark Lippert was slashed on the face and wrist by a man wielding a blade and screaming that the rival Koreas should be unified, South Korean police said Thursday. (AP Photo/Yonhap, Kim Ju-Sung)

US ambassador to South Korea attacked with knife, slashed on face, wrist

Lippert stood up for a handshake, the suspect wrestled the ambassador to the ground and slashed him with a knife.

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North Korea warns of ‘merciless strikes'; test fires 2 missiles to retaliate for US-South Korea military drill

During the 2013 drills, tension rose amid North Korean rhetoric that included vows of nuclear strikes on Washington and Seoul.

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Gunman kills 4, found dead in South Korea: Police

The incident follows another shooting on Wednesday when a gunman shot and killed three people in Sejong City.

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South Korean constitutional court shuns controversial adultery law

South Korean court abolished law that bans extramarital affairs; stock price of prominent condom maker immediately shot up 15%.

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South Korean spy chief says teenager joined Islamic State group

18-year-old man becomes the first known South Korean to join the Islamic State group.

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Court sentences Korean Air ‘nut rage’ executive to an year in prison

Korean Air executive famous for an inflight tantrum over macadamia nuts was found guilty of violating aviation safety law.

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100-car pileup on South Korean bridge leaves 2 dead, 65 hurt

South Korean officials say two people were killed and at least 65 were injured after a pileup involving about 100 vehicles.

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South Korea election scandal: Ex-spy chief sent to jail

South Korean spy chief was arrested for running an illicit online campaign to support then-ruling party candidate and current President

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Final against South Korea is toughest test: Tim Cahill

Socceroos veteran forward Tim Cahill is aware of the difficulty of taking on the Taegeuk Warriors.

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South Korean police find Islamic State images on missing teen’s computer

The teenager had gone missing in Turkey near the Syrian border.

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Three killed, 101 injured in South Korea apartment fire

Many residents were unable to evacuate as the building’s front entrance was blocked by smoke and flames.

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‘A living hell’ for slaves on remote South Korean ‘slave’ islands

Slavery has been so pervasive that regional judges have shown leniency toward several perpetrators.

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South Korean activist to drop 100,000 copies of ‘The Interview’ in North Korea using balloons

An US-based non-profit Human Rights Foundation is financing the project and the movie will have Korean subtitles.

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South Korea officials face punishment over ‘nut rage’

A Seoul court is expected to decide Tuesday whether to issue an arrest warrant for then-Korean Air executive Cho Hyun-ah.

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Amid hacking tensions, South Korea proposes resuming talks with North

Seoul’s unification minister said the South had sent a letter to Pyongyang seeking negotiations.