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2 hrs ago | WHAS11

Ex-top prosecutor in South Korea admits lewd acts

A South Korean defense lawyer for a former top prosecutor accused of performing a lewd act in public says his client has admitted the charge.

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2 hrs ago | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Noodles: Friend or Foe? South Koreans Defend Diet

Kim Min-koo has an easy reply to new American research that hits South Korea where it hurts-in the noodles.

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2 hrs ago | Reuters

Some South Korean ferry mourners tire of the politics of closure

A man whose 17-year-old child was killed in the April sinking of a South Korean ferry, the country's worst maritime accident in decades, said he is ready to move on, tired of the political wrangling and mud-slinging four months after disaster struck.

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4 hrs ago | Channelnewsasia.com

New North Korean launch site near completion: think-tank

North Korea will be able to test longer-range rockets at its new launch site before the end of this year, a US think-tank has said.

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8 hrs ago | Denver Post

Ex-top prosecutor in South Korea admits lewd acts

In this Dec. 24, 2013 photo, Kim Soo-chang, former chief prosecutor on Jeju Island, speaks at Jeju Supreme Prosector Office on Jeju Island, South Korea.

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9 hrs ago | Reuters

Some South Korean ferry mourners tire of the politics of closure

A man whose 17-year-old child was killed in the April sinking of a South Korean ferry, the country's worst maritime accident in decades, said he is ready to move on, tired of the political wrangling and mud-slinging four months after disaster struck.

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11 hrs ago | Suria

Hunger-striking father of S.Korean ferry...

The father of one of the high school students killed in South Korea's ferry disaster was hospitalised Friday after mounting a 40-day hunger strike to demand a full independent inquiry.

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Thu Aug 21, 2014

Korea Herald

Researchers come across trove of Buddhist artifacts

South Korean researchers said Thursday they have uncovered dozens of artifacts used in Buddhist ceremonies nearly a millennium ago, as they begin to unravel the mystery behind an ancient shrine where they were discovered.

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Related Topix: World News, Archaeology, Anthropology, Science

Voice of America

Ground Game: Tunnels in Gaza, Korean Peninsula

An Israeli army officer shows journalists a tunnel allegedly used by Palestinian militants for cross-border attacks from Gaza into Israel, July 25, 2014.

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The Times of India

AI Dreamliner's windshield cracks mid-air, flight returns to Delhi

The aircraft, operating flight AI-020 from Delhi to Kolkata, returned to Delhi after its windshield cracked while it was overflying Lucknow.

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U.S. Department of Defense

Work Meets With Senior U.S., South Korean Officials

During his visit to South Korea, Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work met with senior U.S. and Republic of Korea officials to review progress in transforming the U.S.-ROK alliance and reaffirm the United States' steadfast commitment to the defense of the ROK, Deputy Secretary of Defense Spokesperson Navy Lt.

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Star-Telegram.com

10 Things to Know for Today

Obama sent special forces to Syria this summer to save Americans held by the Islamic State, but they failed to locate any - including journalist James Foley.

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ABC News

Reactions in Asia to Instant Noodle Study

A recent U.S. study linking instant noodle consumption by South Koreans to some risks for heart disease has prompted a passionate response throughout Asia, where the noodles are not just a cheap treat but an essential part of life.

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Related Topix: World News, Asia, Smoking, Medicine, Health

The Tribune

Noodles: Friend or foe? S. Koreans defend diet

Kim Min-koo has an easy reply to new American research that hits South Korea where it hurts - in the noodles.

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Wed Aug 20, 2014

Wall Street Journal

South Korea's Exports to China: Game Over?

In an unusually candid trade report early this month, the trade ministry said it was "concerned" about a sustained fall in exports to China, Seoul's biggest trade partner.

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DFW Catholic

Memory, hope, witness are Korea trip's import, Pope reflects

Vatican City, Aug 20, 2014 / 08:22 am .- Pope Francis discussed his recent trip to South Korea in his General Audience address Wednesday, saying its significance is found in the three words memory, hope, and witness.

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The Washington Post

Pandering to Northern Va.'s Koreans is going to extremes

YEAR PANDERING to ethnic minorities is part of America's political tradition, but sometimes restraint is the wiser course.

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Korea Herald

Memories of trampled dignity haunt former sex slaves

The following is the second in a series of articles on Japan's wartime sexual enslavement of Asian women on the occasion of the 61st anniversary of the foundation of The Korea Herald on Aug. 15. - Ed.

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The Raw Story

Ex-Obama advisor David Plouffe takes leadership position with ride-sharing app Uber

A political strategist who ran U.S. President Barack Obama's winning campaign in 2008 has hopped on board at controversial smartphone car-hailing service Uber.

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Daily Journal

North Korea insults John Kerry over his looks

SEOUL, South Korea - In its latest personal attack on a prominent official from a rival country, North Korea on Wednesday called U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry a wolf with a "hideous lantern jaw."

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