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Thousands evacuated as powerful Typhoon Haishen barrels toward Japan and the Korean Peninsula

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Hundreds of thousands of people have been evacuated out of the path of a powerful typhoon that's expected to make landfall in southwestern Japan on Sunday. Typhoon Haishen has sustained winds of 195 kph (121 mph) an...

South Korea official shot dead by North Korean troops after crossing border: Seoul

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Seoul A South Korean official was shot dead after crossing a maritime border into North Korea, Seoul said Thursday. According to Lt. Gen. Ahn Young-ho, a top official with South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff, a staf...

‘Don’t end up a real ghost,’ South Korean officials warn, fearing a Halloween coronavirus resurgence

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(Reuters)South Korean officials are stepping up efforts to ensure locals stick to social distancing guidelines during Halloween, warning this year's party "could really turn scary" as it tries to avoid another resur...

South Korean leader of online sexual blackmail ring sentenced to 40 years

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The South Korean leader of an online sexual blackmail ring that targeted minors and young women was sentenced to 40 years in jail on Thursday, marking the end of an explosive criminal case that sparked outrage acros...

Half a million South Korean students sit a college entrance exam despite rising Covid cases

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Seoul, South Korea Half a million students will sit South Korea's notoriously difficult National College Entrance Exam on Thursday, a marathon, nine-hour test day that is the country's answer to the SATs and can dete...

Anonymous Korean War veteran purchases hundreds of meals for local hunger relief effort

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What started as an average Monday morning last month at a grocery store in Raeford, North Carolina, turned into something extraordinary when a 91-year-old Korean War veteran walked in and headed straight for the cus...

North Korean defector says he’ll risk jail to defy South Korea’s propaganda leaflet ban

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A prominent North Korean defector has vowed to continue sending messages to his homeland -- at the risk of going to prison -- after South Korea banned the launching of propaganda leaflets into North Korea. The ban, p...

Congresswoman Marilyn Strickland wore traditional Korean clothing to her swearing-in to celebrate her mother’s heritage

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Democratic Rep. Marilyn Strickland of Washington state made history not once but twice on Sunday. She not only became the first African American to represent her state in Congress, but she also is one of the first K...

Song Yoo-jung, South Korean TV star, dead at 26

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South Korean actress Song Yoo-jung has died at the age of 26, her agency confirmed Monday. "Actress Song Yoo-jung has left us," Sublime Artist Agency wrote in an Instagram post. "Yoo-jung was a friend who always gav...

South Korean volleyball twins Lee Jae-yeong and Lee Da-yeong dropped amid bullying scandal

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South Korean volleyball twins Lee Jae-yeong and Lee Da-yeong have been dropped from their national and club sides amid claims of teenage bullying. The 24-year-old sisters, two of the country's best known female ath...

A Harvard professor argued that Korean women forced into sex slavery in WWII did so voluntarily. Now he’s facing a backlash

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A Harvard professor has sparked international backlash after publishing an academic article arguing that Korean comfort women -- sent against their will to imperial Japan to have sex with soldiers -- were not actual...

Iran releases seized South Korean tanker Hankuk Chemi

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Seoul A South Korean tanker seized by Iranian authorities in January has been released. In a press release Friday, South Korea's Foreign Ministry said the Hankuk Chemi and its captain were freed early Friday Iranian...

North Korean education official reportedly executed for ‘anti-party activities’

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The man in his 50s, only identified as Park, had been selected to serve as chairman of the Ministry of Higher Education’s "non-standing commission for the implementation of the Distance Education Act," the Daily NK r...

Yuh-jung Youn becomes first Korean to win acting Oscar

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Yuh-jung Youn won the Oscar for best supporting actress for her performance in "Minari" on Sunday and made history by becoming the first Korean actor to win an Academy Award. During her acceptance speech, Youn spoke...

Top US, Japanese and South Korean military leaders meet, underscoring US shift from the Middle East to China

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Honolulu The top US general met his South Korean and Japanese counterparts in Hawaii Thursday, emphasizing America's commitment to "long-term peace and stability in the region" and underscoring a broader US shift fro...

Biden to award 1st Medal of Honor to Korean War hero

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Biden will bestow the nation's most prestigious military honor on retired Col. Ralph Puckett Jr., who held Hill 205, a strategic position near Unsan, over two days in November 1950 while fighting off numerous attacks...

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