South Korea

Canadian pastor accused of 'subversive plots' against North Korea

2015-07-31 12:27

A South Korean-Canadian pastor held in North Korea has confessed to 'subversive plots' against the regime, a media report says.

South Korea declares end to MERS outbreak

2015-07-28 05:42

South Korea has declared the effective end to a deadly outbreak of MERS that killed 36 people, triggered widespread panic and stymied growth in Asia's fourth-largest economy.

S Korea's top court orders review of spy chief's conviction

2015-07-16 13:11

South Korea’s Supreme Court has ordered a lower court to review its conviction of former spy chief Won Sei-Hoon who was jailed for three years for election meddling.

South Korean professor fed former student faeces 16 different times - police

2015-07-14 08:44

South Korean police say they've detained a university design professor for allegedly forcing a former student to eat human faeces and subjecting him to other cruel acts.

South Korea reports 36th MERS death

2015-07-10 18:00

South Korea has reported its 36th death from MERS, although it has had no confirmed new cases of the virus in the past five days.

Gay couple sue for recognition in South Korea

2015-07-07 09:06

Buoyed by a landmark US Supreme Court ruling, a prominent South Korean gay rights campaigner and movie director is suing officials for refusing to recognise his 2013 same-sex marriage.

Explosion at chemical plant in South Korea kills 5

2015-07-03 10:04

Fire officials say an explosion at a chemical plant in South Korea has killed five workers. Another person is missing.

S Korea cautiously reports no new MERS cases or deaths

2015-06-29 16:12

South Korea has reported no new cases of MERS or deaths from the virus for the first time in nine days, but officials warn there is no indication yet that the outbreak has been brought under control.

Jail time for those who break new S Korea MERS law

2015-06-26 11:52

South Korea has introduced a new law designed to curb a MERS outbreak, imposing jail sentences on those who defy anti-infection measures in a crisis that has now left 31 dead.

South Korea reports 3 more MERS cases

2015-06-23 10:50

South Korea has reported three new MERS cases but no additional deaths, bringing to 175 the total number of confirmed cases.


Long road to justice for Korean victims of A-bombs

2015-07-30 20:54

Tens of thousands of Koreans were among the victims of the atomic bombs dropped on Japan. But 70 years on, foreign survivors are still fighting for the same support Japan offers its own citizens.

S. Korean man arrested for threat to kill US envoy

2015-07-24 09:08

South Korean police say they have arrested a 33-year-old man for threatening to kill the US Ambassador to Seoul, Mark Lippert, who was the victim of a vicious knife attack in March.

S Korea to return one of two stolen statues to Japan

2015-07-15 13:10

South Korea has decided to return one of two ancient Buddha statues that were stolen by Korean thieves in Japan three years ago, the prosecutor general’s office says.

Typhoon grounds domestic flights in South Korea

2015-07-12 07:02

Domestic flights have been cancelled in South Korea as Typhoon Chan-hom brought strong winds and heavy rainfall to southwestern provinces.

Seoul: North Korean leader executed 70 since taking power

2015-07-09 10:22

South Korea’s foreign minister says North Korea has staged 70 executions since current leader Kim Jong Un took power in late 2011.

S Korea navy officer arrested for spying for China

2015-07-04 17:47

A South Korean navy officer has been arrested for allegedly leaking military secrets to China, a defence ministry spokesman says.

Bus falls off bridge, kills 10 in China

2015-07-02 06:31

A bus carrying a group of South Koreans fell off a highway bridge in north-eastern China, killing 10 of them, officials say.

S Korea fears MERS may have spread to new hospital

2015-06-27 09:00

South Korea says it is closely monitoring a hospital in eastern Seoul over fears that hundreds of people there may have been exposed to the deadly MERS virus.

South Korea reports 4 new MERS cases

2015-06-24 10:05

South Korea has reported four new cases of MERS, its third consecutive day without any fatalities, as the total number of infections rose to 179.

N Korea to boycott university games in South over UN rights office

2015-06-22 13:40

North Korea says it will boycott a global sports event for university athletes to be held in South Korea because of Seoul's decision to open a UN office to investigate human rights abuses in the North, according to officials.

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