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2 hrs ago | WTOC-TV Savannah

Bae's sister pleads for his release from North Korean prison

Terri Chung is the sister of Kenneth Bae, who is serving a 15-year prison sentence in North Korea.

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6 hrs ago | Yahoo!

Dethroned Myanmar beauty queen seeks apology before returning crown

A Myanmar beauty queen dethroned for alleged misconduct said Tuesday she would only return her crown if South Korean pageant organisers apologised -- and denied accepting free breast implants.

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9 hrs ago | Inhabitat

Seoul Installing Hydro-Powered Smartphone Charging Stations

The smartphone capital of the world has found an innovative and environmentally-friendly way to charge all those homegrown Samsungs and other mobile devices- Seoul, South Korea , is planning to install five charging stations powered by three mini- hydroelectric turbines embedded in the manmade Cheonggyecheon River that runs through the capital's ... (more)

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Mon Sep 01, 2014

The Age

Americans held in North Korea plead for US help

Seoul, South Korea: North Korea granted two US news organisations interviews with three incarcerated Americans on Monday, with all three prisoners apologising for violating its laws and beseeching Washington to send an emissary to negotiate their release.

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WHTC

Exclusive: From Seoul to Mexico City, pressure mou...

Washington is facing growing international pressure to ease its long standing ban on crude oil exports, with South Korea and Mexico joining the European Union in pressing the case for U.S. oil shipments overseas.

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12NewsNow.Com

Americans detained in North Korea speak to CNN, ask for U.S. help

Three Americans detained in North Korea spoke out about their conditions and pleaded for U.S. help in interviews with CNN.

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Polygon

League of Legends World Championship poised to sell out 45K seat stadium

The League of Legends 2014 World Championship is likely to sell out Sangam Stadium in Seoul, South Korea, according to Riot Games' EVP of eSports, Dustin Beck.

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The Japan Times

Putting an end to the Japan-Korea history wars

Georges Clemenceau, who, as France's prime minister, led his country to victory in World War I, famously said that "war is too important to be left to the generals."

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Channelnewsasia.com

Samsung's shipbuilding, engineering units to merge

The shipbuilding and engineering units of South Korea's Samsung group said on Monday they would merge, as the family-run giant gears up for generational ownership succession.

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Korea Herald

Festival to bring finest wind bands to Korea

A weeklong festival of wind music will take place next week, bringing together some of the world's finest musicians in the field, such as German Brass.

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Korea Herald

Two foreign universities open branch campuses in South Korea

Belgium's Ghent University opened its local branch in South Korea's Incheon free economic zone Monday, becoming the first European school to open a campus here.

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Sun Aug 31, 2014

Martinsburg Journal

Korean War vet served as translator in Air Force

For 84-year-old retired U.S. Air Force staff sergeant James "Jim" Rehanek, language was his contribution to the Korean War effort.

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South China Morning Post

North Korea blasts British TV drama about its nuclear programme

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea is a country in East Asia, located in the northern half of the Korean Peninsula bordering South Korea and China.

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Newkerala.com

South Korea looking to correct trade imbalance with India: Envoy

With an ever increasing trade, investments and people-to-people contact between them, India and South Korea, the two Asian economic power houses, look forward to correct their trade imbalance, says Seoul's ambassador Joongyu Lee.

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Korea Herald

Pakistan looks east to South Korea

There are essentially two Pakistans. One made familiar by gruesome suicide bombings, U.S. drone strikes and heavy political wrangling in headlines around the world.

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Daily Mail

Kim Un have a go if you think you're hard enough: Pro wrestling...

Cold case murder 'solved' with LEGO: Toy blocks unexamined in slaying of elderly woman lead police to her 'killer' 23 years later Joan Rivers' daughter Melissa is an 'emotional wreck' as she waits for news on the 81-year-old star who was placed in a medically-induced coma 'I was ready to give up': Tourist whose leg was amputated after a New York ... (more)

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Malaysian National News Agency

Current Athletes More Fortunate, Professional

By Karina Imran And Farhanah Azmi KUALA LUMPUR -- Current athletes are certainly more fortunate compared with what pre-independence and early post-independence athletes had to go through, says national bowling head coach Holloway Cheah.

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Sat Aug 30, 2014

The Japan Times

Asahi rivals pile on over sex slaves retraction

Revisiting the past: The Asahi Shimbun published a two-page spread on Aug. 5 that included an explanation of erroneous reporting it published on the topic of the so-called comfort women in the 1980s and '90s.

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Reuters

Professional wrestlers take Pyongyang

Former pro-wrestler turned Japanese politician, Antonio Inoki, stages an exhibition wrestling match and other events, including tug-of-war.

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Suria

Funeral of disaster-hit ferry owner...

The funeral of a South Korean tycoon who was the target of a massive manhunt connected to April's ferry disaster began Saturday under tight security at the compound of the religious group he led.

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