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16 min ago | Rock Hill Herald

10 Things to Know for Today

In this July 8, 2014, the Lotte World Tower, center, under construction is seen near the Seokchon Lake in Seoul, South Korea.

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4 hrs ago | The News Tribune

Towering worry: Small holes cause big jitters

In this July 8, 2014, the Lotte World Tower under construction is seen in Seoul, South Korea.

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4 hrs ago | Prince George Citizen

Towering worry: Small holes cause big jitters in Korea as ferry grief shifts safety ...

In this July 8, 2014, vehicles pass by the Lotte World Tower, center, under construction in Seoul, South Korea.

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4 hrs ago | Star-Telegram.com

Towering worry: Small holes cause big jitters

For the developers of the world's sixth tallest building near Seoul, a mysteriously shrinking lake and the appearance of small sinkholes in residential neighborhoods couldn't have come at a more inopportune time.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014

The Bennington Banner

S.Korea lab fails to find out how ferry owner died

Lee Han-young, left, a head of Forensic Medicine Department of the National Forensic Service briefs to the media at the National Forensic Service in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, July 25, 2014.

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Chosun Ilbo

Hiddink Opens Futsal Field for Visually Impaired in Seoul

A field for the visually impaired opened on the campus of Duksung Women's University in Seoul on Thursday with the support of the Guus Hiddink Foundation.

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The Washington Post

A sona s first visit to Korea, his parentsa homeland

Think of the most put-together traveler you can imagine. James Bond with a tux and a passport, perhaps.

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Chosun Ilbo

Seoul Pledges to Save Defectors from Repatriation

The Foreign Ministry on Wednesday pledged to make all diplomatic efforts to prevent 29 North Korean defectors being deported from China back to their repressive home country.

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AccuWeather.com

Tropical Rainstorm Matmo to Impact Korea, Japan

What was once Typhoon Matmo will continue to travel northeastward over the coming weekend, bringing continued heavy rain and occasional gusty winds to portions of Asia.

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The Globe and Mail

UN agency presses Japan for apology and compensation for WWII sex slavery

Former South Korean sex slaves to the Japanese Imperial Army during the Second World War and their supporters protest in front of the Japanese embassy in Seoul on April 15, 1998.

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Voice of America

South Korea Confirms Foot-and-Mouth Case at Hog Farm

In 2010, South Korean health officials wearing protective gears prepare to slaughter pigs at a farm where the foot-and-mouth disease was found in Ganghwa Island, South Korea.

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Wed Jul 23, 2014

KOB-TV New Mexico

Former friend of juggler accused in child rape cases speaks out

For the first time, we are hearing from someone who spent time with Neil Stammer while he was in Asia.

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Asia News Network

Seoul: Sewol Disaster: 100 days on, accident haunts Koreans

On April 16 a ferry named the Sewol sank off South Korea's southwestern coast, leaving 294 dead and 10 still missing as of Wednesday.

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Beaver Countian

North Korea unveils plans for underwater hotel in new 'tourist city'

This article titled "North Korea unveils plans for underwater hotel in new 'tourist city'" was written by Hamish Macdonald for NK News, part of the North Korea network, for theguardian.com on Wednesday 23rd July 2014 04.00 UTC North Korean authorities have announced an ambitious development project for the east coast city of Wonsan that will ... (more)

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Eater

American Opens Alabama-Style Barbecue Restaurant in Korea

A chef believes that American barbecue is good for the Seoul: Korea is already known for its barbecue but that hasn't stopped Linus Kim , a Korean American, from opening an Alabama-style barbecue place in Seoul.

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Forbes.com

Mon Dieu, Korea's Paris Baguette Is Now A Real Parisian Boulangerie

In a society surfeited with American brand names on fast-food eateries, what could be more exotic for Korean food-lovers than a name in French? " Vive la diffrence " may not have been the slogan but was surely the idea behind the opening of "Paris Baguette" in 1988 as a place to go in Seoul for eclairs and croissants and other delectable pastries ... (more)

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The Daily Beast

Why 1,000 Americans Can Fight for IsraelBy Chris Allbritton

The death of two Americans serving in Israel's military in this weekend's fighting with Hamas in Gaza is not the first time Americans have died while serving in foreign militaries.

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

The Times of India

MH17 has strong echoes of 1983 Korean plane tragedy

SEOUL: The downing of a Malaysian airliner over Ukraine has stirred memories of a 1983 incident when a Korean passenger jet was shot down by Soviet fighters in what then US president Ronald Reagan called a mid-air "massacre".

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International Business Times

BlackBerry vs Samsung Stock: Which Is a Better Buy?

After being dismissed as a has-been company and anticipated to die soon, the Waterloo-based tech firm appears not only for a recovery but even growth.

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Scotsman.com

Wanted ferry tycoon was found dead in orchard

THE body of the South Korean tycoon - wanted over the sinking of a ferry in April in which more than 300 people died -was only identified more than a month after it was found in an orchard with his book and empty bottles of alcohol nearby.

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