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3 hrs ago | The Telegraph

Shooting up daily: bilateral Bodhi trees

President Pranab Mukherjee and Vietnam counterpart Truong Tan Sang plant a Bodhi sapling at the presidential palace in Hanoi on Monday. Picture credit: Rashtrapati Bhavan When external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj was in Myanmar last month, South Korea's foreign minister Yun Byung-se walked up to her and announced that his country's relations with India had grown by 400 per cent since March this year.

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7 hrs ago | Swimming World & Jr. Swimmer

Sun Yang Calls Out Tae Hwan Park in Hilarious Series of Asian Games Commercials

INCHEON, Korea, September 15. CHINA's Sun Yang has taken tongue-in-cheek trash talking to a new level with a series of four nationally-televised commercials for the Asian Games targeting Korean superstar Tae Hwan Park. In this series of videos, hyping the meet that starts on Sept.

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12 hrs ago | Korea Herald

Seoul to support IS fight with humanitarian aid

South Korea is expected to support the U.S.-led fight against the Islamic State militants with additional humanitarian assistance, Seoul's presidential national security adviser said Sunday. Kim Kwan-jin made the remark to reporters after arriving in Washington for talks with U.S. National Security Adviser Susan Rice.

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13 hrs ago | Korea Herald

JYJ to hold free concert on Seoul street

The concert is part of the upcoming "2014 Gangnam Festival," designed to promote hallyu, the overseas Korean pop culture boom. It will take place on Yeongdong Road in front of the Korea Electric Power Corp. headquarters in Samseong-dong.

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17 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Japanese women who have escaped from North Korea find little sympathy at home

Yoshi Takeuchi realized they had made a mistake as soon as the ferry docked in Chongjin, a major industrial city on North Korea's east coast. Instead of finding the "paradise on Earth" promised by her ethnic Korean husband, who was being "repatriated" to a country he'd never set foot in, the Japanese woman discovered a dilapidated city in even worse condition than their impoverished neighborhood in post-war Japan.

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19 hrs ago | Chosun Ilbo

Racism in Korea 'Geared to Global Rich List'

Racism in Korea is closely linked to the global economic hierarchy, the Wall Street Journal claimed in an article Friday. "Experts say that discrimination in Korea tends to stem from perceptions about economic hierarchies and targets people from less wealthy Asian nations," the paper reported.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

Wall Street Journal

Seaweed Fans Flock to Expo in South Korea

WANDO, South Korea-If there's such a thing as a mecca for seaweed lovers, it's in South Korea. At the recent international seaweed expo in the small fishing town of Wando in southwestern Korea there was plenty of the slimy stuff to eat, spread on one's body or even use as a fuel for cars.

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Korea Herald

Korea eyes democratic Myanmar

There's no doubt that Myanmar is a country in transition. Even its harshest critics admit that many game-changing political reforms have been implemented since the country's first civilian government took office in April 2011.

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EKathimerini

Ship equipment makers strike deals with foreign shipyards

Greek entrepreneurs involved in the shipping manufacturing sector are targeting customers on the international market like never before. The sector may be in crisis but Greek shipowners are blossoming and local marine equipment manufacturers are increasingly focusing their attention on exports.

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TurnTo23.com

Local man given 6 years in N. Korean labor camp

North Korea's Supreme Court on Sunday sentenced a 24-year-old American man to six years of hard labor for entering the country illegally to commit espionage. At a trial that lasted about 90 minutes, the court said Matthew Miller, of Bakersfield, California, tore up his tourist visa at Pyongyang's airport upon arrival on April 10 and admitted to having the "wild ambition" of experiencing prison life so that he could secretly investigate North Korea's human rights situation.

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Korea Herald

[Herald Interview] Korean drama fever hits U.S.

Korean TV dramas have been popular across Asia for the past decade, with series like "Autumn in My Heart," "Jewel in the Palace" and the most recent "My Love from the Star" all being major hits. Now, Korean dramas are paving the way across the U.S., triggered by new platforms such as on-demand Internet streaming media.

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Channelnewsasia.com

Samsung seeks state probe of LG executives for vandalism

Samsung said on Sunday it had requested a state investigation of senior executives from its South Korean rival LG for allegedly destroying its products at stores in Berlin, renewing a bitter feud between the electronics giants. Visitors gather at the booth of South Korean electronic giant Samsung on the opening day of the consumer electronics trade fair in Berlin.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

The New Zealand Herald

Sunday, September 21

1949 - West Germany comes into existence as U.S., British and French occupation zones are transferred to German control; People's Republic of China is proclaimed by its Communist leaders. 1950 - U.N. forces spring an offensive in South Korea by invading Inchon and Seoul with U.S. Marines fighting on the outskirts of Seoul.

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Genesee Country Express

Highway memorialized for Korean War POW hero

New York State Senator Catharine M. Young and Assemblyman Joseph M. Giglio today unveiled new signs designating State Route 70 in Allegany County as Sergeant Omar Blowers Memorial Highway. The designation of Route 70, between the Livingston and Steuben county lines, honors the Army sergeant, who died as a prisoner of war during the Korean War.

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Korean News

Country Dignified Thanks to Independence Can Guarantee National Prosperity: Rodong Sinmun

One can see his nation's genuine dignity and eternal prosperity in the country where independent politics is in force, says Rodong Sinmun Friday in an article. The DPRK emerged a unique politico-ideological power with the unbreakable single-minded unity and a military power which no formidable enemy dares provoke.

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CFR.org

Friday Asia Update: Top Five Stories for the Week of September 12, 2014

U.S. national security advisor Susan Rice , shakes hands with Chinese president Xi Jinping during a meeting at the Great Hall of the People, in Beijing on September 9, 2014. Ashlyn Anderson, Lauren Dickey, Darcie Draudt, Andrew Hill, Will Piekos, and Sharone Tobias look at the top stories in Asia today.

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English Dong-A

Police bribe local residents opposing power tower construction

Police bribe local residents opposing power tower construction . SEPTEMBER 13, 2014 03:17.

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Malaysian National News Agency

Japan Plans To Set Up Branch Campuses Of Three Famous Japanese Varsities In Malaysia - Muhyiddin

From M. Santhiran VIENTIANE, Sept 12 -- Japan plans to set up branch campuses of three renowned Japanese univeristies including Tokyo Science University in Malaysia in line with efforts to make Malaysia a regional education hub, said Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin. Muhyiddin, who is also Education Minister, said this was conveyed to him during his meeting with Japan's Education Minister Shimokura Hakubun on the sidelines of the 8th Asean Education Ministers' Meeting here Friday.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

Global Voices Online

A Group of University Students in Kyoto Want Japan, China and Korea to Just Be 'Happy'

See all those languages up there? We translate Global Voices stories to make the world's citizen media available to everyone. Taking inspiration from American singer Pharrell Williams' "Happy" video, a group of university students in Kyoto, Japan are reaching out to the youth in China and Korea with a message of peace and friendship, something that the governments of the three nations have been struggling to achieve.

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PC World

10 years in tech: The crazy cellphone ideas of 2004

A year is a long time in smartphone technology today, so remember if you can the changes that have taken place over the last decade. In 2004, Apple had only just started working on development of its iPhone and no one outside the company knew about it, Samsung was focused on the South Korean market, and the hottest thing in wireless was the success of the I-mode mobile Internet service in Japan.

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