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South Korea sends anti-piracy unit to Persian Gulf after Iran seizes tanker

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Seoul, South Korea Seoul has dispatched an acclaimed anti-piracy unit to the Strait of Hormuz after a South Korean-flagged tanker was seized by Iran in the Persian Gulf on Monday. The Cheonghae Unit, which includes S...

South Korea reports population drop, with more deaths than births for first time

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South Korea recorded more deaths than births in 2020 for the first time ever, prompting calls for action to revive the country's falling fertility rate. For years, South Korea has struggled with a growing demographi...

A redesigned South Carolina flag was scrapped after residents made fun of its palmetto tree

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South Carolinians are fiercely proud of the state's iconic indigo-blue flag, with its thin crescent and lush palmetto. So when a commission of historians was tasked with tweaking its design, residents of the state w...

‘Schitt’s Creek’ actor Rizwan Manji defends his South Asian character’s accent

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"Schitt's Creek" emerged from 2020 as one of the year's most beloved and critically acclaimed sitcoms. But one character, a South Asian man, gave viewers pause. Fans of the show have taken issue with "Schitt's Cree...

South Carolina man sues city of Rock Hill, alleging police ordered him out of his house naked and held him at gunpoint while searching his house

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A South Carolina man filed a lawsuit against the city of Rock Hill on Monday, alleging that police officers ordered him out of his house naked and held him at gunpoint while searching his home in 2019. Jethro DeVane...

South Carolina governor tests positive for Covid-19

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South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster tested positive for Covid-19 Monday evening. The Republican governor, 73, is "experiencing mild symptoms with a cough and slight fatigue," his office said in a statement Tuesday. T...

South Korea warns of first potential lockdown as coronavirus numbers continue to rise

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Seoul South Korean health officials have warned residents to take current restrictions seriously, as the country faces the possibility of entering into its first potential lockdown since the beginning of the pandemic...

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...

Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner to head south as she explores political future

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Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner are currently in the final stages of purchasing a plot of land in an exclusive enclave nicknamed "billionaire bunker," near Miami Beach, Florida, according to a source familiar with th...

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...

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...

Execution date set for South Carolina inmate but lethal injection drugs not available

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South Carolina is set to execute a man, but it does not have the lethal injection drugs to do so. Now the inmate has to decide whether he wishes to die by electrocution or lethal injection by Friday. Richard Bernard...

A South Carolina professor who died last year left $350,000 to the school she worked at

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A professor who died last year left $ 350,000 to the university where she worked for more than four decades. Linda Hill worked an assistant professor of English at Claflin University in Orangeburg, South Carolina,...

Beach ball-sized jellyfish capable of damaging boats spotted in South Carolina

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Wildlife officials in South Carolina are asking boaters to keep their eyes peeled for an invasive species of jellyfish that can grow to beach ball size and are big enough to damage boats and fishing equipment. The S...

An iceberg 80 times the size of Manhattan could destroy a fragile South Atlantic ecosystem

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One of the world's largest icebergs is on a collision course with a South Atlantic island oasis, potentially threatening a rich ecosystem of wildlife including penguins, seals and krill. The "A68a" iceberg, which b...

Republican Lindsey Graham defeats well-funded Democratic challenger Jaime Harrison in South Carolina

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South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham will return to the Senate for a fourth term after defeating Democratic challenger Jaime Harrison, CNN projects. Harrison gained attention for raising huge amounts of mo...