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WATCH: Nepal rescuers retrieve bodies of 9 climbers killed on Mount Gurja

2018-10-14 13:55

The bodies of nine climbers killed on Nepal's Mount Gurja have been retrieved from the mountainside as rescuers tried to piece together what led to the freak accident.

Seoul: North Korea estimated to have 20 - 60 nuclear weapons

2018-10-02 10:17

A top South Korean official has told lawmakers that North Korea is estimated to have up to 60 nuclear weapons.

South Korea begins removing mines, expects North to do same

2018-10-01 06:57

Seoul says South Korea has begun removing mines on border, and it expects North is doing the same under summit deal.

Two Koreas' leaders in mountain show of unity

2018-09-20 15:01

Kim Jong Un and Moon Jae-in visited the spiritual birthplace of the Korean nation for a show of unity after their North-South summit gave new momentum to Pyongyang's negotiations with Washington.

Moon landing: South Korean leader and North's Kim begin summit

2018-09-18 23:26

South Korea's president and the North's leader Kim Jong Un drove together through the streets of Pyongyang past thousands of cheering citizens.

Two Koreas open joint liaison office in North - pool report

2018-09-14 12:01

North and South Korea have opened a joint liaison office in the Northern city of Kaesong as they knit closer ties ahead of President Moon Jae-in's visit to Pyongyang.


2018-09-09 07:00

THOUSANDS of gatvol women in South Korea are swamping the streets of the capital Seoul in protest at the epidemic of cameras being put into places like loos to secretly film them.

Caffeine hit: South Korea bans coffee in schools

2018-08-31 22:32

Students and teachers in South Korea will need to find new ways of staying alert through the long school day, after the government said it will ban coffee sales in schools.

Trump revisits wargames with South Korea as North Korea talks stall

2018-08-30 18:52

US President Donald Trump said that there's no reason to spend a lot of money on military wargames with South Korea, but he warned he could "instantly" relaunch the exercises again and they would be "far bigger than ever before".

South Korea court extends ex-leader Park's lengthy prison term

2018-08-24 15:06

A South Korean high court has extended the lengthy prison sentence of former president Park Geun-hye for corruption in office.


South Korea ex-president Lee jailed for 15 years over corruption

2018-10-05 18:08

Former South Korean president Lee Myung-bak was jailed for 15 years for corruption, becoming the latest of the country's ex-leaders to be sent to prison.

UN report on global warming target puts governments on the spot

2018-10-01 22:28

Diplomats gathering in South Korea find themselves in the awkward position of vetting and validating a major UN scientific report that underscores the failure of their governments to take stronger action on climate.

South Korea at UN urges world to 'respond positively' to North Korea

2018-09-27 07:30

South Korean President Moon Jae-in has urged world governments to encourage North Korea to advance toward denuclearisation by "responding positively" to leader Kim Jong Un's "new choices".

North Korea's Kim to visit Seoul, shut missile site

2018-09-19 22:21

North Korea's Kim Jong Un agreed to make a historic visit to Seoul soon and close a missile testing site in front of international inspectors at a summit with the South's President Moon Jae-in in Pyongyang.

South Korea launches its first missile-capable submarine

2018-09-16 07:04

South Korea launched its first ever missile-capable attack submarine, despite a recent diplomatic thaw with the nuclear-armed North.

Koreas to hold military talks ahead of their leaders' summit

2018-09-11 08:52

Koreas to hold military talks to discuss ways to ease tensions ahead of their leaders' summit.

South Korea's Moon wants 'irrevocable' progress on nuke diplomacy

2018-09-07 13:01

South Korea's president says he's pushing for "irrevocable" progress on efforts to denuclearise North Korea by the end of this year.

South Korea's Moon replaces defence chief in cabinet reshuffle

2018-08-31 07:00

South Korean President Moon Jae-in replaced his defence chief and four other ministers in a cabinet reshuffle after falling approval ratings in recent weeks.

Snake bites dog: South Korea police to honour dead canine

2018-08-29 19:00

A long-serving South Korean police dog killed in the line of duty - by a snake - will be honoured with a rare ceremony next month in a country where a million of his fellow canines are estimated to be eaten every year.

Korean relatives bid emotional farewell after reunions

2018-08-22 16:26

Hundreds of elderly Koreans are tearfully saying their final goodbyes at the end of rare reunions between relatives separated by the 1950 - 1953 Korean War.

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