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4 hrs ago | Channelnewsasia.com

South Korea, Japan resume 'comfort women' talks

South Korea and Japan resumed suspended high-level talks in Seoul on Wednesday about the sensitive issue of wartime sex slaves, despite a virtual freeze in diplomatic ties.

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4 hrs ago | Autoblog

Seoul moves to ban Uber, create own app

The ridesharing service Uber promises to connect people needing a lift with drivers offering one, and it appears to be pretty useful.

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4 hrs ago | Newkerala.com

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

Suria

MH17 has strong echoes of 1983 Korean...

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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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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Chosun Ilbo

N.Korean Defectors, Helpers Arrested in China

Twenty-nine North Korean defectors and five of their South Korean helpers were arrested in China on July 15-17.

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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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Korea Herald

Police confirm Sewol owner's death

The police confirmed Tuesday that a dead body, found by a farmer in South Jeolla Province on June 12, is that of Yoo Byung-eun, owner of the capsized ferry Sewol.

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World Magazine

Soul-searching in South Korea

ANSAN, South Korea-Months have passed since the sinking of the Sewol ferry in South Korea.

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Science Daily

Jeju Island, Korea is a live volcano

In Jeju, Korea, a place emerging as a world-famous vacation spot with natural tourism resources, a recent study revealed a volcanic eruption occurred on the island as recently as 5,000 years ago.

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Xinhuanet

1 dead, dozens injured in S. Korean passenger train collision

At least one passenger has been confirmed dead and dozens of others wounded in a head-on collision of passenger trains in the eastern area of South Korea on Tuesday, YTN and Yonhap News Agency reported.

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Rock Hill Herald

Pyeongchang's 2018 Olympic committee faced audit

In this Feb. 22, 2014 file photo, president of the Pyeongchang Organizing Committee for the 2018 Winter Olympics Kim Jin-sun attends a press conference during the 2014 Winter Olympics, in Sochi, Russia.

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The Detroit News

Doug Bandow: Washington, it's time to talk to North Korea

North Korea has imprisoned one American since 2012 and announced its intention to try two other U.S. citizens recently arrested for "perpetrating hostile acts."

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The Independent

South Korea ferry disaster: Cruise boss found dead

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NewsOn6 Tulsa

Body of missing S. Korean shipping tycoon found

By JULIE WATSON Associated Press The two Americans killed in fighting in the Gaza Strip followed in the footsteps of scores of Jews from around the world who have volunteered to fight for Israel.

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Business Times

South Korean builders jump on government stimulus hopes

Daewoo rose as much as 8.6 per cent on the day to 10,200 won, its highest intraday level since early January 2013, lifting the Seoul stock market's construction sector by as much as 2.6 per cent to 781.51 points at one point.

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

Thanh Nein News

South Korea police: body belongs to fugitive ferry businessman

Coast guard members searched for passengers near the South Korean ferry Sewol that capsized on its way to Jeju island from Incheon, in Jindo on April 17, 2014.

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Suria

S. Korea police confirm body is fugitive...

South Korean police said Tuesday that a body recovered from a field last month has been confirmed as that of Yoo Byung-Eun, a fugitive business tycoon wanted over April's ferry disaster.

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The Fresno Bee

Fresno man gets 3 years in federal prison in money laundering case

A 72-year-old Fresno man was sentenced Monday to three years in federal prison after pleading guilty to money laundering charges.

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Channelnewsasia.com

Body of fugitive South Korea ferry owner reportedly found by police

South Korean police believe they have found the body of a fugitive business tycoon wanted after the Sewol ferry sank in April killing hundreds, a report said on Tuesday.

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