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#South Korea

# south-korea - Friday 25 April, 2014

Race to recover bodies from Korea ferry before storms hit

The confirmed death toll stands at 183 people, with 119 still unaccounted for.

# south-korea - Wednesday 23 April, 2014

Distraught families gather as South Korea ferry disaster death toll passes 100

There are still almost 200 people missing – most of them schoolchildren.

# south-korea - Tuesday 22 April, 2014

104 dead in South Korea ferry disaster, 200 still missing

It was reported that the ferry had turned sharply before it sank, but now experts say the data is incomplete.

Warning that North Korea could be carrying out a new nuclear test

If the country goes ahead with the test, it could be a ‘game changer’, South Korea’s foreign minister has warned

# south-korea - Monday 21 April, 2014

Captain of capsized ferry appeared in safety video

The South Korean president has called the incident “tantamount to murder”. Four others have been arrested.

It is illegal to have an affair in South Korea. But this website is offering them anyway

“Life is Short. Have an Affair,” says

# south-korea - Sunday 20 April, 2014

16 bodies recovered from capsized South Korean ferry

Almost 250 people are still unaccounted for.

# south-korea - Saturday 19 April, 2014

Captain of capsized ferry defends delayed evacuation

“I thought that passengers would be swept far away and fall into trouble if they evacuated thoughtlessly.”

# south-korea - Friday 18 April, 2014

Here's What Happened Today: Friday

Everyone’s talking about Jill Meagher, pubs being closed, and disaster at Mount Everest.

The captain of the South Korean ferry which sank has been arrested

A news agency in South Korea reports that the 68-year-old faces five charges, including negligence of duty.

Vice principal who was rescued from sinking ferry dies in apparent suicide

The body of Kang Min-Kyu was found near the gym where families of missing students are staying.

"I feel ashamed": Captain wasn't at the helm of capsized Korean ferry

Anger is said to be spreading over the stalled rescue efforts as hundreds of passengers remain missing.

# south-korea - Thursday 17 April, 2014

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

Everyone’s talking about Anglo bosses found guilty, Bertie Ahern, and Ukraine…

The 9 at 9: Thursday

It’s Thursday – and here’s everything you need to know before 9am.

Fears grow for hundreds missing after ferry sinks

Nine people have already been confirmed dead, but 287 are unaccounted for.

# south-korea - Wednesday 16 April, 2014

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

Everyone’s talking about Sean FitzPatrick being found not guilty.

Hundreds of people missing, feared dead in ferry disaster

I’m afraid there’s little chance for those trapped inside still to be alive,” one rescue official said.

Lunchtime Fix: 6 things you need to know

Catch up as you refuel.

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

It’s the middle of the week now and here’s everything you need to know before 9am.

Two dead and up to 295 missing after South Korean ferry sinks

Most of the 477 passengers were high school students.

# south-korea - Monday 31 March, 2014

Tensions rise after North Korea fires across maritime border with South Korea

South Korea says that it will make a “resolute retaliation” to the firing of over 200 rounds into their waters.

# south-korea - Wednesday 19 March, 2014

Space rocks spark 'gold rush'-style frenzy in hills of South Korea

Hundreds of people have been scouring hills and rice paddies in the hope of a ‘bonanza’ after a meteor shower shower near the city of Jinju.

# south-korea - Friday 21 February, 2014

From The42 South Korean fury at Yuna Kim figure-skating defeat Controversy

South Korean fury at Yuna Kim figure-skating defeat

Websites were flooded with angry comments by ordinary South Koreans who felt that “Queen Yuna” had been robbed of the title.

From The42 Here's why the Olympic figure skating final wasn't fixed Explanation

Here's why the Olympic figure skating final wasn't fixed

The website of the popular online campaigning forum,, last night crashed as hundreds of thousands logged on to sign a petition calling for a review of the judges’ scores.

# south-korea - Thursday 20 February, 2014

Sad scenes as families are reunited for first time since Korean War

A group of elderly and frail South Koreans met with family members in North Korea more than 60 years after they were separated.

# south-korea - Tuesday 21 January, 2014

20 million South Koreans affected by country's largest-ever data theft

More than 1.15 million people have canceled or requested new credit cards after financial regulators announced the data theft.

# south-korea - Wednesday 1 January, 2014

North Korea's Kim Jong-Un hails execution of powerful uncle

Kim made his first public comment on Jang Song-Thaek’s execution during his new year message.

# south-korea - Friday 27 December, 2013

China gives Japan 'severe reprimand' over PM's war shrine visit

Before and during World War II Japanese forces swept through much of east Asia, and their treatment of both civilians and prisoners of war was often appalling.

# south-korea - Monday 16 December, 2013

The 9 at 9: Monday

Good morning! Here are nine things you want to know as you start your day.

South Korea leader warns of North's 'reckless provocations' after execution

Kim Jong-Un’s uncle was executed last Thursday, after being accused of corruption.

# south-korea - Sunday 8 December, 2013

South Korea expands air defence zone to overlap China's

The move comes amid tensions between South Korea and China over competing territorial claims.

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Good morning! Here are nine things you want to know as you start your day.

# south-korea - Thursday 28 November, 2013

Japanese and South Korean planes fly through disputed Chinese air defence zone

It brings to three the number of nations who have entered the airspace since Tuesday.

# south-korea - Wednesday 20 November, 2013

Watch: A smartphone that can heal itself when scratched

The LG G Flex’s self-healing cover means it can fix any light scratches it gets within minutes.

# south-korea - Wednesday 16 October, 2013

Meet South Korea's new 'Gangnam Style' tourist police

The new force was “formed to protect tourists from being ripped off during their stay in Seoul”.

# south-korea - Thursday 29 August, 2013

Kim Jong-un's ex-lover executed by firing squad

The former girlfriend of the North Korean leader was killed over a porn scandal she was allegedly involved in.

# south-korea - Sunday 25 August, 2013

From The42 Ji Sung Park scores a cracking goal on one knee Flamingo

Ji Sung Park scores a cracking goal on one knee

The net-rippler comes about 365 days too late for QPR fans.

# south-korea - Thursday 22 August, 2013

North and South Korea confirm talks on family reunions to go ahead

The two countries were in disagreement about where the talks should take place, but a location has now been agreed by both parties.

# south-korea - Sunday 18 August, 2013

North Korea agrees to reunions for families separated since the 50s

These reunions had been held for years to get families back together up until 2010 when tensions between the two countries rose again.

# south-korea - Monday 12 August, 2013

South Korea turns off air conditioning in energy crisis

A heatwave and an energy consumption crisis has led to emergency measures – as temperatures head to 34 degrees Celsius.