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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...

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 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...

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...

‘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 network apologizes for ‘inappropriate’ images on Tokyo Olympics

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Seoul-based MBC also posted reports of the recent assassination of President Jovenel Moïse as Haitian athletes walked into the Tokyo stadium during opening ceremonies, The Guardian said in a report. CLICK HERE FOR MO...

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...

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...

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...

More than 80% of the crew aboard a South Korean destroyer have tested positive for Covid-19

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SeoulSouth Korea's military has recorded in biggest cluster of Covid-19 infections to date, with more than 80% of personnel aboard a navy destroyer on anti-piracy patrol in the Gulf of Aden testing positive. While th...

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...

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...

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...

Korean BBQ boneless sticky wings are a must-try for game day

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"This simple game day recipe is a great alternative to bone-in wings, less messy and an easy clean-up," says Michael Scipione, owner and executive chef of sanobymichaelscipione.com.  FLAVOR-PACKED TOASTED PUMPKIN SEE...

Pizza for Italy and Dracula for Romania. South Korean broadcaster apologizes for its Olympic ‘inexcusable mistake’

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Seoul, South Korea The Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony is a gratuitously enjoyable affair, with bulging muscles and beaming athletes proudly walking the Parade of Nations -- and into our hearts. The made-for-TV spect...

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...

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