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#South Korea

# south-korea - Monday 9 February, 2015

Woman in South Korea attacked by robot vacuum cleaner that ate her hair

The little robot thought it was doing its job and the woman escaped serious injury.

# south-korea - Saturday 31 January, 2015

From The42 Jubilant scenes as hosts Australia win Asian Cup after beating South Korea in a thriller Champions

Jubilant scenes as hosts Australia win Asian Cup after beating South Korea in a thriller

James Troisi scored the winning goal in extra-time after Korea had grabbed injury-time equaliser.

# south-korea - Wednesday 14 January, 2015

Ireland has the seventh fastest broadband speeds in the world

According to a new report from Akamai, speeds in the country are now at an average of 13.9 Mbps, faster than speeds in the UK and Germany.

# south-korea - Monday 29 December, 2014

South Korean plastic surgeons 'partied in operating theatre'

The incidents are being investigated, authorities say.

# south-korea - Wednesday 24 December, 2014

Uber's boss has been indicted in South Korea and is facing a possible jail term

Officials say the ride-sharing app and a local rental company have been running an illegal taxi service.

# south-korea - Wednesday 17 December, 2014

Video shows terrifying scenes inside airplane forced to make emergency landing

Passengers can be heard screaming and praying.

# south-korea - Thursday 4 December, 2014

# south-korea - Monday 24 November, 2014

From The42 Paul McGrath, Dara O'Briain and Enda Kenny lead the Twitter tributes to Katie Taylor Praise Her

Paul McGrath, Dara O'Briain and Enda Kenny lead the Twitter tributes to Katie Taylor

There’s praise pouring in from all quarters for the Bray native today.

From The42 Glory for Katie - the pics from South Korea as Taylor is crowned world champion Champ

Glory for Katie - the pics from South Korea as Taylor is crowned world champion

Taylor defeated Yana Allekseevna of Azerbaijan.

# south-korea - Friday 7 November, 2014

Opinion: Soju think the Irish are all drunks?

News of an Irish teacher being discriminated against in South Korea has annoyed a lot of people – but it shouldn’t put you off this beautiful and welcoming country.

# south-korea - Wednesday 5 November, 2014

From The Daily Edge Irish girl rejected for job in South Korea due to “alcoholism nature of your kind” Stereotyping

Irish girl rejected for job in South Korea due to “alcoholism nature of your kind”

Kate Mulrennan was applying for a teaching position in Seoul.

Kim Jong-Un mystery latest: Now he's been seen walking without a stick

He briefly disappeared from public view in September.

# south-korea - Tuesday 28 October, 2014

# south-korea - Tuesday 21 October, 2014

# south-korea - Monday 20 October, 2014

North Korea warns of 'unpredictable retaliatory strikes' against South

The two sides exchanged fire yesterday.

# south-korea - Saturday 18 October, 2014

Concert planner found dead after 16 die at South Korea pop performance

The man was found not far from where 16 people watching a K-Pop concert died in an accident.

# south-korea - Friday 17 October, 2014

Collapse of ventilation grate at South Korean pop concert leaves 16 dead

It’s believed the concert goers standing on the grate fell 65 feet.

# south-korea - Saturday 4 October, 2014

Talks to resume between North and South Korea after surprise visit

Three top-ranking North Korean officials attended the closing ceremony of the Asian Games.

# south-korea - Thursday 11 September, 2014

South Korea to hike cigarette price by 80%

There’s also proposals for tobacco packaging to include pictures of the harm caused by smoking and for tobacco ads to be banned in retail stores.

# south-korea - Saturday 30 August, 2014

From The Daily Edge Beauty queen runs off with her tiara 'and free breast implants' Not Rose Material

Beauty queen runs off with her tiara 'and free breast implants'

She could hardly leave them behind, to be fair.

# south-korea - Thursday 14 August, 2014

Warm welcome: North Korea fires rockets as Pope Francis arrives in the South

South Korea had asked for Catholics from North Korea to come to an event with the Pope, but the North declined.

# south-korea - Monday 21 July, 2014

Taxi-hailing Uber app banned in South Korea over fears of unlicensed drivers

Drivers can bypass background checks, insurance and vehicle upkeep and safety.

# south-korea - Thursday 26 June, 2014

South Korea withholds suicide note of army shooter who killed five comrades

Reports say the note detailed how bullying drove him to despair.

# south-korea - Tuesday 24 June, 2014

# south-korea - Monday 23 June, 2014

Killer soldier who shot dead five colleagues captured after tense standoff

The 22-year-old soldier, who was a conscript to the army, was captured after a 24-hour standoff.

# south-korea - Monday 16 June, 2014

EC and South Korea team up to develop 5G technology

The partnership will see both sides cooperate in 5G research as well as developing a target timeline for the technology by the end of 2015.

# south-korea - Saturday 14 June, 2014

First Communions, Harley-Davidsons, and abortion : The week in numbers

Plus: What age was the former US president who did a parachute jump for his birthday this week?

# south-korea - Wednesday 11 June, 2014

6,000 Korean police storm religious compound in manhunt for sunken ferry owner

Followers of the Evangelical Baptist Church of Korea erected a barricade at the entrance to the complex, but made no move to block police.

# south-korea - Tuesday 10 June, 2014

Murder trial opens for South Korea ferry captain and crew

The bulk of the charges arise from the fact the Captain and the others chose to abandon the ferry while hundreds of people were still trapped inside the vessel before it capsized.

# south-korea - Friday 30 May, 2014

From The Daily Edge Kid uses dad's passport as a colouring book, gets them stuck in South Korea Art Attack

# south-korea - Wednesday 28 May, 2014

Patient with dementia questioned after 21 die in fire at hospital for the elderly

Most of the victims died from asphyxiation as they could not escape the smoke-filled corridors.

# south-korea - Thursday 15 May, 2014

Captain and three top crew of sunken South Korean ferry charged with manslaughter

Along with 11 other lower-ranking crew members, they are accused of being the first to scramble to safety.

# south-korea - Wednesday 14 May, 2014

From The42 Ji-Sung Park, the man who tamed Pirlo, retires at 33 UNSUNG HERO

Ji-Sung Park, the man who tamed Pirlo, retires at 33

South Korean enjoyed an illustrious seven-year spell at Manchester United

# south-korea - Tuesday 6 May, 2014

Diver killed at scene of ferry search after air hose becomes entangled

53-year-old Lee Gwang-Wook, who was making his first dive at the scene, lost consciousness and was pronounced dead in hospital.

# south-korea - Sunday 4 May, 2014

Divers struggle to open blocked cabins on sunken South Korea ferry

One body was retrieved on Friday four kilometres from the site.

# south-korea - Tuesday 29 April, 2014

"I am sorry to the people": President apologises over ferry disaster

Park said that she was “heavy-hearted” over the lives lost in the disaster.

# south-korea - Sunday 27 April, 2014

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Good morning. Here’s everything you need to know this morning as you start your Sunday.

South Korea's prime minister resigns over ferry disaster

“I offer my apology for having been unable to prevent this accident from happening” said Chung Hong-Won.

# south-korea - Saturday 26 April, 2014

All 15 crew members of South Korean ferry in custody

All are accused of negligence and of failing to help passengers in need as the ferry Sewol sank on 16 April.

# south-korea - Friday 25 April, 2014

Obama confirms that if Putin was drowning, he would probably jump in to save him

“If anybody is out there drowning, I would save them. I used to be a pretty good swimmer, I grew up in Hawaii.”