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Mahatma's bust unveiled in South Korean city

In yet another sign of the growing people-to-people ties between India and South Korea, a bronze bust of Mahatma Gandhi was unveiled in the South Korean city of Busan to mark the inauguration of an Indian Cultural Centre.

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

New York Daily News

Chinese shopping mall creates 10 pink, extra-wide parking spots for women

Bosses at the World Metropolis Center in Dalian say they introduced the tailored spaces - which are 11 inches wider than regular ones - to make life easier for female shoppers.

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Wall Street Journal

South Korea Invites Foreigners to "Imagine Your...

Foreign tourists dressed in traditional Korean clothing, hanbok, take photos during their visit to Namsangol Hanok Village in downtown Seoul, South Korea, April 14, 2014.

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

Mashable

Seoul Bans Uber and Plans to Launch a Competing App

While several major cities around the world are fighting the arrival of Uber as an alternative to traditional taxi companies, the government of Seoul, South Korea , has decided to fight fire with fight by officially banning the service offering its own software alternative.

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Malaysian National News Agency

VietJetAir To Launch Hanoi-Incheon Flight

HO CHI MINH CITY, July 21 -- VietJet Aviation Joint Stock Company will launch the Hanoi-Incheon service on Thursday, just a few days after its Da Nang-Incheon route served its first passengers, Vietnam News Agency reported, citing a local newspaper report.

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Sun Jul 20, 2014

The Nation

Bhutan: small kingdom with big diplomacy

A small kingdom with 770,000 people nestled in the heart of the Himalayas and sandwiched by some 2.8 billion people from the world's two most populous nations Recently, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi came to this tiny kingdom and made a good impression of continued friendship and assistance even though he mistook the host's name as Nepal and ... (more)

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Sat Jul 19, 2014

South China Morning Post

China in their eyes: Korean actors and investors to profit from film co-productions

An agreement signed by China and South Korea on jointly produced films is likely to attract more investment and resources from the Korean film industry to China, experts say.

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Fri Jul 18, 2014

Xinhuanet

S. Korea, Japan to hold talks on wartime sex slavery next week

South Korea and Japan will hold talks about the militaristic Japan's sexual enslavement of Korean women next week, Seoul's Foreign Ministry said Friday.

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The China Post

North Korea threatens boycott of Asian Games in South

North Korea on Friday threatened to pull out of September's Asian Games in South Korea, blaming Seoul for the breakdown of talks on Pyongyang's participation.

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Daily Mail

Tourists get down and dirty at Boryeong Mud Festival in South Korea

Elegant macaques, a tiny lion cub and robots riding camels in Oman... award-winning travel photos you'll wish you had taken Bird's eye view! Amazing new treetop hotel has giant bamboo sleeping tipi 'nests' snuggled among the lush forest canopy THREE HUNDRED passenger planes were scheduled to fly over Ukraine on day MH17 was shot down... despite ... (more)

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Korea Herald

[Weekender] Armchair traveling, a new way to experience getaways

Long-awaited vacations always pass by all too soon, and it seems that to make the most out of that limited time, one simply has to fully savor the pretravel excitement and post-travel reminiscing.

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Thu Jul 17, 2014

Asia News Network

SEOUL: Shinsegae Group jumps into convenience store business

Shinsegae Group, South Korea's largest retailer, is planning to expand in the country's crowded convenience store sector, aiming to open 1,000 With Me outlets by the end of this year.

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Reuters

UPDATE 1-Gaw Capital enters binding bid for S.Korea's Parnas Hotel-sources

Hong Kong-based private equity firm Gaw Capital Partners is among several parties that have submitted binding bids for a controlling stake in South Korea's Parnas Hotel Co Ltd, three people with direct knowledge of the matter said.

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Wed Jul 16, 2014

Arirang TV

Inter-Korean talks on N. Korea's participation in Incheon Asian Games begin

Departing for the border village of Panmunjom for Thursday's working-level talks, South Korea's chief delegate said general issues surrounding the North's participation in the upcoming Asian Games will be up for discussion.

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Tue Jul 15, 2014

The Nation

Making tracks in and around Seoul

Visitors to the Asian Olympiad in September should make time to discover the delights in and around the host city Incheon, South Korea's third most populous city after Seoul and Busan, is all set to host this year's edition of the Asian Games and the organisers are understandably keen to show off what their city has to offer visitors to this ... (more)

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Reuters

Surviving children of South Korea ferry disaster march to pursue full inquiry

Teenage survivors of South Korea's worst maritime disaster in 20 years, many wearing yellow bracelets, walked out of classrooms on Tuesday and marched on parliament to demand enabling legislation for a inquiry into the more than 300 deaths.

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Mon Jul 14, 2014

English Dong-A

Seoul Metro promotes `stamp tour` through August

Seoul Metro promotes `stamp tour` through August . JULY 15, 2014 05:06. . Seoul Metro and Seoul Metropolitan Rapid Transit Corp. said Monday they will promote through August a "stamp tour," an event to deliver souvenirs to people touring Seoul.

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The Washington Post

A quick meeting. A marriage. And then bride school.

Mail-order marriages have boomed in South Korea in the past 15 years, prompting the country to more forcefully regulate the process - including funding several bride schools in Vietnam in which women are introduced to the Korean language and customs before getting their visas.

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Pacific Daily News

United to begin Seoul daily flights

Direct service: A Boeing 737, like this one in a photo provided by United Airlines, will be used to provide daily direct service between Guam and Seoul, beginning October.

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Sun Jul 13, 2014

Channelnewsasia.com

Two Koreas agree to hold talks on Asiad arrangements

The two Koreas will hold talks this week to discuss logistics arising from the North's decision to send a delegation of athletes and cheerleaders to the upcoming Asian Games, officials in Seoul said.

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