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South Korea vows to send aid to North quickly, may send food

Seoul hopes that the aid will help revive diplomacy and engagement with Pyongyang that tapered off amid a stalemate in nuclear talks between the United States and North Korea.

Seoul says it will close Japan-funded sex slavery foundation

Historians say tens of thousands of women from around Asia, many of them Korean, were sent to front-line military brothels to provide sex to Japanese soldiers.


South Korea suspends flights, delay office hours as thousands attempt nine-hour entrance exam

According to South Korea's Transport Ministry, 134 flights were rescheduled because of the exam.

Rare quake measuring 5.4 in magnitude rocks southern South Korea

The quake was followed by multiple aftershocks including a 4.3-magnitude tremor that hit about two hours later.

South Korea's President Moon Jae-in says no military action without Seoul's consent

The president was making an annual speech to commemorate 72nd anniversary of the nation's liberation from Japanese military rule that began in 1910 and ended in 1945. "The government, putting everything on line, will block war by all means," Moon said.

Samsung estimates record Q2 profit at $12.1 billion as memory prices surge

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd on Friday estimated a record quarterly operating profit for April-June, propelled by a memory chip boom that analysts say will continue to pad margins for the rest of 2017. Samsung said second-quarter operating profit was likely 14 trillion won


South Korea sends military vessels to stop Chinese fishing boats

The Chinese fishermen are illegally harvesting expensive blue crabs from Seoul's disputed sea boundary with North Korea

North Korea denies role in mine blasts that maimed two South Koreans

North Korea's powerful National Defense Commission said it "makes no sense" that it buried mines on the southern side of the border because it only uses such devices for defense on its side, not on an enemy's side.

South Korean man sets himself on fire in anti-Japan rally, motives unknown

The 80-year-old sustained third-degree burns on his upper body and arms and was breathing when he was carried into an emergency vehicle, said rescue worker Woo Kyung-suk.

WHO urges reopening S Korea schools closed over MERS virus

South Korea officials this week said the MERS outbreak may have peaked but that the next several days would be crucial to determining whether their efforts to isolate infected patients had stymied the disease.

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India Art Festival hosts first edition in national capital

New Delhi, Jan 16 (ANI): After hosting successful four editions in Mumbai and an international edition at World Trade Centre in Seoul, Korea, India Art Festival has flown in to Delhi with over 300 artists and 40 art galleries from 15 Indian cities and 5 countries under one roof. From contemporary work to modern art or complex art forms, the three day long festival aims to provide a platform for artists, galleries, art collectors and connoisseurs to come together for dialogues and collaborations. Here, a few artists presented their own-self through their canvas, while few simply expressed their passion towards the art. Apart from this, one can get their hands on Urdu calligraphy carved on sculptures, miniatures that have taken 30 long years to get complete, portraits which are knitted with beads, colourful threads, precious and semi-precious stones and a lot of breath-taking paintings by various artists. India Art Festival, which began on January 14, will conclude onJanuary 17.