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# south-korea - Wednesday 3 August, 2016

North Korea launched a missile that landed 250km off the coast of Japan
# Tensions
# Tensions

North Korea launched a missile that landed 250km off the coast of Japan

Aug 3rd 2016, 7:07 AM 19,024 Views 36 Comments

The launch has been met with fury by Japan.

# south-korea - Saturday 9 July, 2016

Mers virus transmitted from one 'super-spreader patient' in overcrowded emergency room
# South Korea
# South Korea

Mers virus transmitted from one 'super-spreader patient' in overcrowded emergency room

Jul 9th 2016, 7:30 AM 18,350 Views 4 Comments

The 35-year-old man infected 82 people including other patients, healthcare workers and visitors.

# south-korea - Tuesday 5 July, 2016

Your beloved dead family dog 'reborn'. Animal cloning is big business
# Neverending Tail
# Neverending Tail

Your beloved dead family dog 'reborn'. Animal cloning is big business

Jul 5th 2016, 6:10 AM 19,545 Views 38 Comments

At a centre in Seoul, devastated pet owners are ‘reunited’ with a twin of their deceased animal.

# south-korea - Monday 27 June, 2016

Seoul brings in traffic signs telling smartphone addicts to look up more often
# Self(ie) Obsessed
# Self(ie) Obsessed

Seoul brings in traffic signs telling smartphone addicts to look up more often

Jun 27th 2016, 10:25 AM 7,781 Views 13 Comments

The pilot scheme will warn smartphone users to pay attention to their surroundings.

# south-korea - Thursday 23 June, 2016

This woman's insane makeup optical illusions will melt your brain
# It's An Illusion
From The Daily Edge
# It's An Illusion

This woman's insane makeup optical illusions will melt your brain

Jun 23rd 2016, 10:00 PM 7,356 Views 1 Comment

Talent.

# south-korea - Wednesday 22 June, 2016

North Korea takes major nuclear step as it test-fires two powerful missiles
# Shots Fired
# Shots Fired

North Korea takes major nuclear step as it test-fires two powerful missiles

Jun 22nd 2016, 7:25 AM 10,622 Views 20 Comments

The launches have sparked worldwide condemnation.

# south-korea - Saturday 30 April, 2016

South Koreans eat nearly 2.5 million dogs a year, but the industry is dying
# Rescued
# Rescued

South Koreans eat nearly 2.5 million dogs a year, but the industry is dying

Apr 30th 2016, 2:00 PM 24,044 Views 74 Comments

Close to 200 dogs were freed from a farm this week.

# south-korea - Friday 22 April, 2016

North Korea wants the South to prove it didn't kidnap 12 women
# Kidnapped
# Kidnapped

North Korea wants the South to prove it didn't kidnap 12 women

Apr 22nd 2016, 6:06 AM 8,811 Views 11 Comments

The North insists they were tricked into defecting by South Korean spies who effectively “kidnapped” them.

# south-korea - Wednesday 13 April, 2016

South Korean men may have been given Viagra as political bribes
# Electile Dysfunction
# Electile Dysfunction

South Korean men may have been given Viagra as political bribes

Apr 13th 2016, 6:05 AM 11,566 Views 22 Comments

The country goes to the polls today.

# south-korea - Sunday 21 February, 2016

'If a regular suddenly stops coming, it usually means he or she has died'
# Old-age Discos
# Old-age Discos

'If a regular suddenly stops coming, it usually means he or she has died'

Feb 21st 2016, 12:01 PM 22,086 Views 23 Comments

Thousands of retired South Koreans are hitting the dance floors at special discos for the elderly.

# south-korea - Wednesday 10 February, 2016

It looks like North Korea may have executed ANOTHER military leader
# Execution
# Execution

It looks like North Korea may have executed ANOTHER military leader

Feb 10th 2016, 10:06 PM 21,217 Views 46 Comments

Reports suggest that the North Korean army’s chief of staff Ri Yong-Gil was executed earlier this month.

# south-korea - Wednesday 3 February, 2016

An enormous ship has been towed to Spain after it listed almost completely to one side
# Moving Mountain
# Moving Mountain

An enormous ship has been towed to Spain after it listed almost completely to one side

Feb 3rd 2016, 9:39 PM 23,298 Views 14 Comments

The Modern Express cargo ship had been described as being like a “moving mountain” by a member of the salvage team.

# south-korea - Saturday 30 January, 2016

Working at Samsung factory caused woman's cancer
# Toxic Chemicals
# Toxic Chemicals

Working at Samsung factory caused woman's cancer

Jan 30th 2016, 7:45 AM 12,273 Views 0 Comments

Lee Eun-joo was diagnosed with ovarian cancer and died a decade afterwards.

# south-korea - Wednesday 13 January, 2016

South Korea fires warning shots at North after drone peeps over border
# Stay Away
# Stay Away

South Korea fires warning shots at North after drone peeps over border

Jan 13th 2016, 8:24 AM 10,982 Views 7 Comments

The unidentified aerial vehicle flew across the border and encroached into South Korean territory by some “tens of metres”, the defence ministry said.

# south-korea - Sunday 10 January, 2016

US reacts to North Korea's nuclear test with bomber plane flyover
# Show Of Force
# Show Of Force

US reacts to North Korea's nuclear test with bomber plane flyover

Jan 10th 2016, 10:41 AM 26,995 Views 82 Comments

The mission was conducted “in response to recent provocative action by North Korea”, US Forces Korea said in a statement.

# south-korea - Friday 8 January, 2016

These are the K-pop tunes now being blared into North Korea
# Have A Listen
# Have A Listen

These are the K-pop tunes now being blared into North Korea

Jan 8th 2016, 9:44 AM 12,660 Views 19 Comments

South Korea is hitting back after its rival claimed it had successfully tested a hydrogen bomb.

# south-korea - Wednesday 30 December, 2015

Mystery surrounds death of top North Korean aide in car crash
# Kim Yang-gon
# Kim Yang-gon

Mystery surrounds death of top North Korean aide in car crash

Dec 30th 2015, 7:25 AM 15,683 Views 17 Comments

The state’s media is remaining tight-lipped on the death.

# south-korea - Sunday 27 December, 2015

World War II sex slaves and their fight for justice
# Comfort Women
# Comfort Women

World War II sex slaves and their fight for justice

Dec 27th 2015, 3:38 PM 18,562 Views 9 Comments

There’s continued tension between Japan and South Korea over the ‘comfort women’.

# south-korea - Wednesday 16 December, 2015

Canadian pastor sentenced to life in prison in North Korea
# International Incident
# International Incident

Canadian pastor sentenced to life in prison in North Korea

Dec 16th 2015, 7:22 AM 18,778 Views 16 Comments

Hyeon Soo Lim was accused of running an anti-North Korea human rights ‘racket’.

# south-korea - Wednesday 9 December, 2015

South Korean family charged with murder over brutal hotel exorcism
# Germany
# Germany

South Korean family charged with murder over brutal hotel exorcism

Dec 9th 2015, 8:30 PM 23,069 Views 17 Comments

A 41-year-old woman was “severely” beaten, allegedly by a group including her own son.

# south-korea - Thursday 26 November, 2015

Professor jailed for force-feeding student faeces
# South Korea
# South Korea

Professor jailed for force-feeding student faeces

Nov 26th 2015, 3:02 PM 17,860 Views 19 Comments

The man was sentenced to 12 years in prison.

# south-korea - Sunday 22 November, 2015

This couple have found an unusual way of dealing with a long-distance relationship
# Miles Apart
# Miles Apart

This couple have found an unusual way of dealing with a long-distance relationship

Nov 22nd 2015, 11:15 AM 44,957 Views 33 Comments

He’s in Seoul, she’s in New York – but this helps them share their lives apart.

# south-korea - Friday 20 November, 2015

This couple's photo project will resonate with anyone in a long-distance relationship
# Miles Apart
From The Daily Edge
# Miles Apart

This couple's photo project will resonate with anyone in a long-distance relationship

Nov 20th 2015, 1:59 PM 6,958 Views 3 Comments

He’s in Seoul, she’s in New York – but this helps them share their lives apart.

# south-korea - Saturday 24 October, 2015

Beautiful and heartbreaking: Families reunited for brief moments after 60 years
# The Koreas
# The Koreas

Beautiful and heartbreaking: Families reunited for brief moments after 60 years

Oct 24th 2015, 7:00 AM 26,486 Views 28 Comments

North and South Korea will hold another 3-day session of reunions, starting today.

# south-korea - Wednesday 21 October, 2015

This new 'shattered glass' nail art trend looks seriously cool
# Nailed It
From The Daily Edge
# Nailed It

This new 'shattered glass' nail art trend looks seriously cool

Oct 21st 2015, 7:48 AM 5,763 Views 1 Comment

SHINY.

# south-korea - Tuesday 13 October, 2015

Two women met at work, bonded - then DNA proved that they're long-lost sisters
# Bizarre
# Bizarre

Two women met at work, bonded - then DNA proved that they're long-lost sisters

Oct 13th 2015, 9:29 AM 22,378 Views 8 Comments

Meagan Hughes and Holly Hoyle-O’Brien were separately adopted from South Korea by Americans in the 1970s.

# south-korea - Sunday 27 September, 2015

Cold Case: The Itaewon Burger King murder has been made into a film - but there's still no conviction
# Unsolved Murder
# Unsolved Murder

Cold Case: The Itaewon Burger King murder has been made into a film - but there's still no conviction

Sep 27th 2015, 11:40 PM 21,961 Views 4 Comments

A crime that shocked South Korea.

# south-korea - Saturday 29 August, 2015

Here's the damage North Korea could do if it went to war
# Hermit State
# Hermit State

Here's the damage North Korea could do if it went to war

Aug 29th 2015, 10:00 PM 50,272 Views 50 Comments

Tensions between North and South Korea have escalated recently.

# south-korea - Saturday 22 August, 2015

How the North and South Korea talks were sparked by loudspeakers blaring propaganda
# This Means War
# This Means War

How the North and South Korea talks were sparked by loudspeakers blaring propaganda

Aug 22nd 2015, 7:25 PM 13,949 Views 26 Comments

South Korea has been blasting pop music and news from the outside world across the border.

# south-korea - Friday 21 August, 2015

Kim Jong-Un has declared a "semi-state" of war
# North Korea
# North Korea

Kim Jong-Un has declared a "semi-state" of war

Aug 21st 2015, 7:09 AM 22,599 Views 72 Comments

Military tensions between North and South Korea have soared following a rare exchange of artillery fire.

# south-korea - Friday 24 July, 2015

PGA tour golfer forced to return to South Korea for mandatory two-year military service
# Rules Are Rules
From The42
# Rules Are Rules

PGA tour golfer forced to return to South Korea for mandatory two-year military service

Jul 24th 2015, 12:13 PM 5,202 Views 1 Comment

29-year-old Sang-Moon Bae has racked up 5.2 million euro in career earnings to date.

# south-korea - Monday 15 June, 2015

This North Korean soldier found a very simple (but dangerous) way to defect
# Come On In
# Come On In

This North Korean soldier found a very simple (but dangerous) way to defect

Jun 15th 2015, 4:57 PM 29,500 Views 37 Comments

He walked into South Korea.

# south-korea - Saturday 13 June, 2015

Explainer: A MERS outbreak has killed 14 in South Korea. What are the experts saying?
# Deadly Virus
# Deadly Virus

Explainer: A MERS outbreak has killed 14 in South Korea. What are the experts saying?

Jun 13th 2015, 5:54 PM 11,832 Views 0 Comments

It’s the largest outbreak of the deadly virus outside Saudi Arabia.

# south-korea - Wednesday 10 June, 2015

This Nobel Prize winner just apologised for saying all women in laboratories cry when criticised
# Less Than Nobel
# Less Than Nobel

This Nobel Prize winner just apologised for saying all women in laboratories cry when criticised

Jun 10th 2015, 10:08 AM 10,203 Views 30 Comments

Briton Sir Tim Hunt said his controversial remarks were meant to be taken in a humorous fashion.

# south-korea - Wednesday 13 May, 2015

North Korean defence minister 'executed for dozing off during a rally'
# Disloyalty
# Disloyalty

North Korean defence minister 'executed for dozing off during a rally'

May 13th 2015, 8:22 AM 23,467 Views 58 Comments

South Korea’s spy agency says Hyon Yong-chol was killed last month in front of an audience of hundreds.

# south-korea - Monday 23 March, 2015

Activists postpone plans to send 10,000 copies of The Interview to North Korea
# Wanton Act Of Terror
# Wanton Act Of Terror

Activists postpone plans to send 10,000 copies of The Interview to North Korea

Mar 23rd 2015, 2:30 PM 7,713 Views 20 Comments

The move followed warnings of military reprisals.

# south-korea - Sunday 22 March, 2015

Sports film of the week: Millionaire Gaming Prodigies
# Reel Stories
From The42
# Reel Stories

Sports film of the week: Millionaire Gaming Prodigies

Mar 22nd 2015, 9:30 PM 5,627 Views 2 Comments

Our sports film of the week is a documentary following the explosion of eSports in South Korea

# south-korea - Saturday 28 February, 2015

This on-screen lesbian kiss has sparked a huge media storm in South Korea
# Unprecedented
# Unprecedented

This on-screen lesbian kiss has sparked a huge media storm in South Korea

Feb 28th 2015, 8:05 AM 20,012 Views 38 Comments

Homosexuality is not illegal in South Korea – but it carries a significant social stigma, with few openly gay public figures.

# south-korea - Thursday 26 February, 2015

South Korea legalises adultery, condom shares soar
# Careless Whispers
# Careless Whispers

South Korea legalises adultery, condom shares soar

Feb 26th 2015, 8:37 AM 16,479 Views 25 Comments

“Even if adultery should be condemned as immoral, state power should not intervene in individuals’ private lives.”

# south-korea - Tuesday 24 February, 2015

Pair swallowed by sinkhole in pavement after getting off bus
# South Korea
# South Korea

Pair swallowed by sinkhole in pavement after getting off bus

Feb 24th 2015, 11:35 AM 18,201 Views 20 Comments

They fell 10 feet into the ground.