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36 min ago | Suria

South Korea ferry victim's father ends...

The father of one of the high school students killed in South Korea's ferry disaster on Thursday abandoned a hunger strike aimed at forcing lawmakers to set up a full independent inquiry.

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Wed Aug 27, 2014

Fox News

China slams Japan over PM's note to ceremony honoring war criminals

China's government on Thursday called on Japan to "break clean with militarism" after Tokyo confirmed that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent a note earlier this year to a ceremony honoring more than a thousand World War II-era war criminals praising their contributions.

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Star Tribune

China, South Korea urge Japan to stick to history after Abe sends note honoring war criminals

China and South Korea on Thursday urged Japan to stick to history and reflect on its wartime aggression after Tokyo confirmed that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent a note earlier this year to a ceremony honoring more than a thousand World War II-era war criminals praising their contributions.

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Sydney Morning Herald

Aussies bigger boozers than Brits

We drink to survive screaming children at first birthday parties, to celebrate wins and commiserate losses and to toast important milestones like the middle of the week, the strike of midday and breakfast.

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Newsday

South Korea military under fire over abuse

These are incidents allegedly related to a bullying culture in the 640,000-strong, conscript-manned military that guards the country against North Korea.

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The Big Lead

Megan Fox Threw Out a First Pitch in South Korea

Megan Fox is in Seoul to promote the release of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles tomorrow .

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Suria

Toxic chemicals hit North Korean workers...

Scores of North Korean workers employed by South Korean factories at a joint industrial complex have fallen sick after possible exposure to toxic chemicals, sparking criticism from Pyongyang, Seoul officials said Wednesday.

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Detroit News

North Korea: Michael Brown shooting evidence that U.S. a 'graveyard of human rights'

Seoul, South Korea - North Korea is saying the police shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old in Ferguson, Missouri, is evidence that the United States is a 'graveyard of human rights.'

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Wall Street Journal

As Ferry Trauma Fades, Island Still Suffers

A man remembers the victims of the sunken South Korea ferry Sewol with a sign along a pier in Paengmok Port on Jindo island.

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Tue Aug 26, 2014

The Washington Post

a Medical wavea lures Chinese to Korea for nips and tucks

All around the southern Seoul district of Gangnam - the area of conspicuous consumption made famous by the hit song "Gangnam Style" - Chinese women walk down the street with bandages over their faces and around their heads.

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Korea Herald

Korea's agricultural community revival movement goes global

South Korea's iconic community development movement - Saemaul Undong - is to be expanded to developing countries in a joint effort with the International Fund for Agricultural Development, according to a top banker on Tuesday.

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Swindon Business News

Ambassador to highlight trade opportunities in fast-growing, tech-savvy South Korea

West firms will be able to learn about commercial opportunities in one of the world's fastest-growing economies when the British Ambassador to South Korea visits the region next week.

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English Dong-A

Deadly flash floods hit South Korea

Deadly flash floods hit South Korea . AUGUST 27, 2014 03:14. . Heavy rain hit Busan and South Gyeongsang Province Monday, causing an unprecedented halting of the operation of Gori-2 nuclear power plant.

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Malaysian National News Agency

South Korea Confident Malaysia Will Usher Asean Into New Era - Suh

From Nashir Mansor and Azeman Ariffin SEOUL, Aug 26 -- South Korea is confident in Malaysia's capability to usher in a new era of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations in a decisive and dynamic manner when taking over the chairmanship from Myanmar next year, said its foreign affairs ministry's South Asian and Pacific Affairs Bureau ... (more)

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The Winnipeg Free Press

Seoul: Trains, fast cell service, palaces and food

South Korea's hyper-efficient capital doesn't immediately spring to mind when you think of exotic Asian destinations.

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Malaysian National News Agency

Surge In South Korean Visitors To Malaysia

By Ahmad Zukiman Zain KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 26 -- The increasing number of South Koreans and Malaysians visiting each other's country augurs well for people-to-people exchange, says South Korean Ambassador to Malaysia Cho Byungjae.

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Thanh Nein News

Five dead, five missing after heavy rain hits S. Korea

In a photo taken on August 25, 2014, rescue workers attempt to secure a bus submerged by floodwaters in the southeastern town of Changwon.

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Suria

South Korea opposition stage parliament...

South Korea's main opposition party on Tuesday launched a sit-in at parliament, as a long dispute over April's ferry disaster paralysed lawmaking.

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Mon Aug 25, 2014

Suria

Five dead, five missing after heavy rain...

Five people have been killed and five others are missing after heavy rains pummelled the southern part of South Korea, rescuers said Tuesday.

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Stars and Stripes

North Korea protests UN's refusal of session over US-SKorea drills

North Korean war veteran Kim Jae Pung, 78, a retired general, is decorated with medals as he attends a parade to celebrate the anniversary of the Korean War armistice agreement, Sunday, July 27, 2014, in Pyongyang, North Korea.

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