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North Korea fires two ballistic missiles, South Korean military says

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Seoul, South Korea North Korea fired two unidentified ballistic missiles into waters off the east coast of the Korean Peninsula on Wednesday, according to South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff. South Korean and United ...

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...

Watchdog says ‘pervasive’ digital sex crime affecting life for South Korean women and girls

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Digital sex crime is now so pervasive in South Korea that the fear of it is affecting the quality of life for women and girls, with many victims saying they had considered suicide or leaving the country, a human righ...

North Korea says South Korea’s call to declare end of Korean War is premature

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South Korea's call to declare a formal end to the Korean War is premature as there is no guarantee it would lead to the withdrawal of "US hostile policy" toward Pyongyang, North Korean state media KCNA reported on Fr...

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...

Push to honor Otto Warmbier by renaming street outside North Korean UN mission gets bipartisan support

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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's backing for the honorary street name has prompted an outpouring of bipartisan support from more public officials and others, who say renaming the street after Warmbier will remind...

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...

‘Korean wave’ sweeps Oxford English Dictionary as new words are added

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Korean exports seem to be sweeping the world's screens, headsets and runways -- and now more than 20 words of Korean origin have been added to the Oxford English Dictionary (OED) in its September update. Over the pa...

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...

South Korean capital bans fast workout music in gyms as Covid measure

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Gyms in the South Korean capital are about to adopt an unusual Covid prevention strategy: play slower music. The Health Ministry is implementing a number of new measures as the country continues battling a coronavir...

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...

How Chuck Grassley’s ‘work ethic’ and ‘your people’ comments to Korean American judicial nominee perpetuate harmful model minority myth

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Washington Cringeworthy, insulting, obtuse: There are many words that accurately describe Iowa Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley's remarks on Wednesday to Lucy Koh, a Korean American judicial nominee to the US Court of ...

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...

South Korean gyms ban upbeat music due to COVID-19 restrictions

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Music that is higher than 120 beats per minute (bpm) during group workouts like aerobic or spin classes is no longer permitted in order to keep warriors in exercise rooms and health clubs from panting too fast or swe...

‘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...

Shirtless North Korean soldiers break blocks, lay on glass before Kim Jong Un in bizarre video

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The footage, which is just over two minutes long, was uploaded to social media by Martyn Williams, a North Korea-focused journalist. He tweeted that the exercise was broadcast on North Korean state TV.  NORTH AND SOU...

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