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2 hrs ago | Ubergizmo

BallReady: Telepresence For Dog Owners

Dogs can be great companions. Often called Man's best friend, they have become the object of much affection by their masters who treat them more like kids than pets sometime.

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6 hrs ago | Spiked

After the Sewol disaster: the future of South Korea

For now. General Yi Sun-shin, master strategist, smashed the massive Japanese fleet with a dozen or so of his hardened boats.

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10 hrs ago | The Globe and Mail

U.S. man apparently trying to swim to North Korea detained by South Korea

South Korean border guards arrested an American man who they believe was attempting to swim across a river into rival North Korea, a South Korean defence official said Wednesday. The man was apprehended Tuesday night while lying on a bank of the Han River, which is in a restricted military area near the border, said the official, speaking on condition of anonymity due to office policy.

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10 hrs ago | DNA India

South Korea arrests American for trying to swim to North Korea

South Korea n marines arrested an American man late on Tuesday who had been swimming in a river that flows towards North Korea and said he had been trying to go to the North to meet its leader, Korean media reported. South Korean marines guarding the Han river, which flows into an estuary and meets the North's Imjin river, found the man lying on the river bank, apparently suffering from exhaustion, the South's Yonhap news agency said, citing a South Korean government official.

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10 hrs ago | The Star Online

Exclusive: South Korea's Park says door open for talks with North

South Korean President Park Geun-hye, thwarted so far in ambitious plans to begin the process of reunifying the Korean peninsula, said the door is open for talks with the North during the upcoming U.N. General Assembly. However, Park said in an interview that Pyongyang must show sincerity in seeking a constructive dialogue and "walk the talk" in taking up South Korea's offers for engagement aimed at ending a deadlock after a decade of warming ties.

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Tue Sep 16, 2014

Stuff.co.nz

South Korean-flagged vessels sent to port

Two South Korean-flagged fishing vessels working off the West Coast have been ordered back to port over pollution issues. Maritime New Zealand said that in a joint operation with the Defence Force it had checked 16 fishing vessels in the Tasman Sea.

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Asia News Network

SEOUL: 'S. Korea, US need radar, interceptor system for N. Korean drones'

Seoul and Washington should jointly develop a radar and interceptor system for unmanned aircraft to cope with the growing number of North Korean drones encroaching on South Korean airspace and a globally intensifying robotics arms race, a US defence expert said Monday. Van Jackson, a fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations in Washington, stressed the need for the allies to adapt to an "evolving global and regional context" in which military robotics has become a domain of strategic competition in Asia.

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Reuters

Exclusive: South Korea's Park says door open for talks with North

South Korean President Park Geun-hye, thwarted so far in ambitious plans to begin the process of reunifying the Korean peninsula, said the door is open for talks with the North during the upcoming U.N. General Assembly. However, Park said in an interview that Pyongyang must show sincerity in seeking a constructive dialogue and "walk the talk" in taking up South Korea's offers for engagement aimed at ending a deadlock after a decade of warming ties.

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Voice of America

S. Korea to Provide Humanitarian Help in Fight Against Islamic State

South Korea says it will contribute humanitarian assistance to the United States-led fight against the militant group Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. The South Korean presidential office announced Tuesday that National Security Office Director Kim Kwan-jin outlined Seoul's plans in a meeting with his American counterpart in Washington this week.

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Wall Street Journal

Dia's New Director Shares Her Favorite Works

The Dia Art Foundation last week announced the appointment of Jessica Morgan , a 45-year old curator at the Tate Modern in London, as its next director. Morgan replaces Philippe Vergne, who left earlier this year to become director of the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art .

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More Birthdays For Kids Under Five Around The World

Jung Ha-yoon, 2, and other children in Seoul, South Korea, enjoy playing around ceramic jars. The country's infant mortality rate dropped 91 percent between 1972 and 2012.

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Marine News

Gas Turbine Acceptance Test Completed for S. Korea Navy

Rolls-Royce has reached a milestone in the Republic of Korea Navy's FFX frigate program, with the successful completion of acceptance tests for the MT30 gas turbine. The MT30, which will power the FFX Batch II frigates, is the world's most power-dense marine gas turbine, meaning it packs in the maximum power into the smallest available space on board the ship, Rolls-Royce said.

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Korea Herald

Marine killed by grenade explosion

One Marine Corps recruit was killed and two others were injured on Tuesday when a hand grenade exploded during a training session in the southeastern port city of Pohang, military officials said. The accident took place at around 10:20 a.m. at the drill camp of the South Korean Marine Corps when a hand grenade suddenly exploded, severing the hand of one Marine recruit with shrapnel while wounding another recruit and one instructor, they said.

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Korea Herald

Incheon K-pop Expo to highlight Korean music scene

Coinciding with the Incheon Asian Games, the inaugural K-pop Expo in Asia will kick off a two-week live music expose to highlight Korean music. With international eyes on Incheon during the two-week sports competition, which starts Friday, Incheon will also host Asia's biggest K-pop showcase, hoping to attract participants and visitors of the games.

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Channelnewsasia.com

S Korean ferry could have capsized any time: expert

The South Korean ferry that sank in April with the loss of more than 300 lives should never have been in service and only luck prevented it capsizing earlier, a prosecution expert told a court on Tuesday . SEOUL: The South Korean ferry that sank in April with the loss of more than 300 lives should never have been in service and only luck prevented it capsizing earlier, a prosecution expert told a court on Tuesday .

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Wall Street Journal

New Korean Cuisine: Worms on Pizza

A patron shows a grasshopper burger piled high with dried crickets and mealworms during a global Pestaurant event in Washington, DC, June 4, 2014. Mealworms are the larva of the mealworm beetle and they look like maggots.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

Asian Correspondent

Educated SKorean women less employable than male counterparts - study

Higher education yields less employment opportunities for women compared to men in South Korea, according to a new government study. Released by the Seoul Metropolitan Government Monday, the report analyzed survey data of people who earned degrees from high school to graduate school in 2013.

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Korea Herald

Hopes for Korea-Japan thaw grow

Hopes are rising slowly for a long-awaited thaw in relations between Korea and Japan as Seoul appears to be sending out reconciliatory signals while pressing Tokyo to come clean about its wartime atrocities. Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se sat down with Japanese Ambassador Koro Bessho for tea on the sidelines of a joint culture event on Sunday, marking their first one-on-one consultation.

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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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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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