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South Korea's discredited ex-president Park freed after about 5 years in prison

First democratically elected leader of South Korea, President Park was imprisoned in 2017 on grounds of colluding with a friend to receive tens of billions of won from companies.
Park's release comes as her old party, the main opposition conservative People Power Party, and Moon's Democratic Party are in a tight presidential race.(AP)
Park's release comes as her old party, the main opposition conservative People Power Party, and Moon's Democratic Party are in a tight presidential race.(AP)
Published on Dec 31, 2021 12:58 PM IST
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Park Shin-hye and Choi Tae-joon expecting their first baby, to marry in January

South Korean actors Park Shin-hye and Choi Tae-joon have announced that they will be tying the knot in January 2021. The couple is also expecting their first baby. 
Park Shin-hye and Choi Tae-joon are set to tie the knot in January 2021. 
Park Shin-hye and Choi Tae-joon are set to tie the knot in January 2021. 
Updated on Nov 23, 2021 03:06 PM IST
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BTS: Jin preps for his UN speech with Korean breakfast, rehearses lines. Watch

  • BTS: In a new Bangtan Bomb video, Jin is seen getting ready for his UN speech. Check out the clip here.
Jin getting ready for his United Nations speech.
Jin getting ready for his United Nations speech.
Published on Nov 12, 2021 07:15 AM IST
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Lee Min-ho greets fans as he joins Squid Game stars at LACMA Gala 2021

Lee Min-ho greeted fans at the LACMA Art + Film Gala. He, along with Squid Game stars Park Hae-soo, Lee Byung-hun and Jung Woo-sung, attended the international event. 
Lee Min-ho greets fans. 
Lee Min-ho greets fans. 
Published on Nov 07, 2021 04:46 PM IST
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South Koreans take college entrance exam amid viral resurgence

Hundreds of thousands of masked students in South Korea, including 35 confirmed COVID-19 patients, took the highly competitive university entrance exam Thursday despite a viral resurgence that forced authorities to toughen social distancing rules.
A student hugs her mother, right, before entering a high school to take the college entrance exam in Seoul, South Korea on Thursday, Dec 3, 2020. South Korean officials urged on Wednesday people to remain at home if possible and cancel gatherings as about half a million students prepare for the crucial national college exam.(AP)
A student hugs her mother, right, before entering a high school to take the college entrance exam in Seoul, South Korea on Thursday, Dec 3, 2020. South Korean officials urged on Wednesday people to remain at home if possible and cancel gatherings as about half a million students prepare for the crucial national college exam.(AP)
Updated on Dec 03, 2020 09:44 AM IST
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South Koreans lie inside closed coffins for 10 minutes for life lessons

More than 25,000 people have participated in mass “living funeral” services at Hyowon Healing Center since it opened in 2012, hoping to improve their lives by simulating their deaths.
A South Korean service is offering free funerals - but only to the living. (Representative Image)(AP)
A South Korean service is offering free funerals - but only to the living. (Representative Image)(AP)
Updated on Nov 06, 2019 09:39 AM IST
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Seoul | ByReuters

Seven South Koreans dead, 19 missing after boat sinks in Budapest

Seven people were confirmed dead and 21 remained missing after a sightseeing boat carrying 33 South Korean passengers and two crew members collided with another vessel and sank in downtown Budapest.
The sunken boat was located early Thursday near the Margit Bridge, not far from the neo-Gothic Parliament building on the Danube river bank.(Reuters File Photo)
The sunken boat was located early Thursday near the Margit Bridge, not far from the neo-Gothic Parliament building on the Danube river bank.(Reuters File Photo)
Updated on May 30, 2019 11:29 AM IST
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These South Koreans are locking themselves up to escape ‘prison of daily life’

Since 2013, the “Prison Inside Me” facility in northeast Hongcheon has hosted more than 2,000 inmates, many of them stressed office workers and students seeking relief from South Korea’s demanding work and academic culture.
For most people, prison is a place to escape from. For South Koreans in need of a break from the demands of everyday life, a day in a faux jail is the escape.(REUTERS)
For most people, prison is a place to escape from. For South Koreans in need of a break from the demands of everyday life, a day in a faux jail is the escape.(REUTERS)
Updated on Nov 23, 2018 05:48 PM IST
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Asian Games 2018: India claim silver in men’s & women’s team compound archery events

The Indian archery compound men’s team had to settle for silver against Korea in a rip-roaring final which ended in a shoot-out after both teams were locked 229-229 at Asian Games 2018.
Madhumita Kumari of India competes in the women’s compound archery team final at Asian Games 2018.(REUTERS)
Madhumita Kumari of India competes in the women’s compound archery team final at Asian Games 2018.(REUTERS)
Updated on Aug 28, 2018 01:55 PM IST
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Elderly North and South Koreans meet for the first time after seven decades, it’s already time to bid farewell

Millions of people were swept apart by the 1950-53 Korean War, which left the peninsula split by the impenetrable Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) and separated brothers and sisters, parents and children and husbands and wives.
North Koreans wave to their South Korean relatives on a bus to bid farewell after the separated family reunion meeting at the Diamond Mountain resort in North Korea on Wednesday.(AP Photo)
North Koreans wave to their South Korean relatives on a bus to bid farewell after the separated family reunion meeting at the Diamond Mountain resort in North Korea on Wednesday.(AP Photo)
Updated on Aug 22, 2018 12:58 PM IST
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Indian students largest group authorised to work in US under OPT: Pew report

Graduates from India made up the largest share of those authorised to work under the optional training program between 2004 and 2016, according to a Pew Research Center report.
The OPT programme is a type of work authorisation provided by the US government under the F-1 visa programme that allows foreign students to be temporarily employed for up to 12 or 36 months in a field that is directly related to their area of study.(Getty Images)
The OPT programme is a type of work authorisation provided by the US government under the F-1 visa programme that allows foreign students to be temporarily employed for up to 12 or 36 months in a field that is directly related to their area of study.(Getty Images)
Updated on May 11, 2018 11:40 AM IST
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‘He’s not a cartoon character’, South Koreans smitten by Kim Jong-un, wife Ri Sol Ju

Kim Jong-un’s public appearance at the summit, beamed live to millions in the south, was for many the first prolonged exposure to an authoritarian figure revered in his secretive nation but shrouded in mystery
South Korean President Moon Jae-in toasts North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and his wife Ri Sol Ju at the truce village of Panmunjom inside the demilitarized zone separating the two Koreas, South Korea, April 27, 2018.(REUTERS)
South Korean President Moon Jae-in toasts North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and his wife Ri Sol Ju at the truce village of Panmunjom inside the demilitarized zone separating the two Koreas, South Korea, April 27, 2018.(REUTERS)
Updated on Apr 28, 2018 03:22 PM IST
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Agence France-Presse, Seoul | ByAgence France-Presse

South Korea deploys warship to Ghana after pirates kidnap sailors

The pirates seized the three South Koreans and escaped on a separate speedboat, with their current whereabouts unknown.
The 500-tonne Marine 711 with about 40 Ghanaian and three South Korean sailors was boarded by unidentified pirates last Monday.(Representative image)
The 500-tonne Marine 711 with about 40 Ghanaian and three South Korean sailors was boarded by unidentified pirates last Monday.(Representative image)
Updated on Apr 01, 2018 11:24 PM IST
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