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Temple reforms for S Korea monks

Thursday, June 7th 2012, 15:59

Buddhist leaders in South Korea say they will bring in managers to run temple finances, following recent "misbehaviour' by several monks.
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Move to curb South Korean suicide

Tuesday, June 5th 2012, 10:47
related countries: North Korea North Korea

South Korea appoints a team to scan the internet for suicide-related material as part of a move to cut suicide rates in the country.
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S Korea current account shrinks

Wednesday, May 30th 2012, 3:04

South Korea's current account surplus almost halves in April after exports of computer and phone chips and oil products slow.
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War remains return to South Korea

Friday, May 25th 2012, 11:46
related countries: North Korea North Korea

The remains of 12 South Korean soldiers return home, in the first repatriation of soldiers from the South killed during the Korean War 60 years ago.
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S Korea urges North on 'new path'

Monday, May 21st 2012, 3:46
related countries: Japan Japan, North Korea North Korea, United States United States

South Korea urges North Korea to follow a 'different path to peace' at the start of talks with the US and Japan, amid fears of a third nuclear test.
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Asian powers discuss trade pact

Monday, May 14th 2012, 4:41
related countries: China China

Chinese President Hu Jintao meets the leaders of South Korea and Japan, as the three countries agree to begin negotiations on a free-trade pact.
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VIDEO: Secret video shows monks gambling

Friday, May 11th 2012, 14:31

Six senior monks in South Korea have offered to step down after a colleague leaked a video of them allegedly holding a private gambling session.
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Gambling row hits S Korea monks

Friday, May 11th 2012, 9:47

The leader of South Korea's biggest Buddhist order apologises after monks were filmed apparently gambling illegally.
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VIDEO: Tackling the trade in human flesh pills

Tuesday, May 8th 2012, 14:24
related countries: China China

South Korea has stepped up customs inspections to stop capsules filled with powdered human flesh being smuggled into the country from China.
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VIDEO: Rebranding S Korea's 'demilitarized' zone

Monday, May 7th 2012, 13:14
related countries: North Korea North Korea

South Korea is planning to open a new eco-tourism site along its frontier with North Korea.
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Seoul 'to target flesh capsules'

Monday, May 7th 2012, 8:27
related countries: China China

South Korea is to increase customs inspections targeting capsules of powdered human flesh smuggled in from China and taken as medicine.
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S Korea arrests Chinese sailors

Monday, April 30th 2012, 7:59
related countries: China China

South Korea arrests nine Chinese sailors after officials were injured in a scuffle when they boarded a ship suspected of illegal fishing in the Yellow Sea.
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Adults-only Gaga gig rocks Seoul

Friday, April 27th 2012, 15:18
related countries: United States United States
related places: Seoul

US pop star Lady Gaga kicks off her Born This Way Ball tour with a concert in Seoul that fans under the age of 18 had been forbidden to attend.
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VIDEO: Gaga only suitable for over 18s

Friday, April 27th 2012, 2:55
related places: Seoul

Lady Gaga has had her Seoul concert re-rated as only suitable for over 18s, by South Korea's Media Rating Board.
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South Korea growth picture mixed

Thursday, April 26th 2012, 0:55

South Korea's growth picks up in the first quarter but analysts warn of challenging times for Asia's fourth-largest economy.
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S Korea firms halt US beef sales

Wednesday, April 25th 2012, 9:50
related countries: United States United States
related places: California

Two of South Korea's biggest retailers halt sales of US beef after the discovery of a case of "mad cow" disease in California.
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VIDEO: N Korea pledges action on South

Monday, April 23rd 2012, 18:16

North Korea has warned of "unprecedented" action against South Korea's ruling establishment, amid tough rhetoric between the two sides.
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N Korea pledges action on South

Monday, April 23rd 2012, 9:33

North Korea warns of "unprecedented" action against South Korea's ruling establishment, amid tough rhetoric between both countries.
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S Korea deploys cruise missiles

Thursday, April 19th 2012, 9:02
related countries: North Korea North Korea
related places: Pyongyang

South Korea deploys new missiles it says could hit "any place" in the North, amid tension following Pyongyang's failed rocket launch.
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S Korea to end rocket debris hunt

Tuesday, April 17th 2012, 5:30
related countries: North Korea North Korea
related places: Pyongyang

South Korea says it will end its search for debris from North Korea's failed rocket launch, a day after the UN condemned Pyongyang's action.
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North Korea rocket launch fails

Friday, April 13th 2012, 13:14
related countries: North Korea North Korea

North Korea confirms its controversial rocket launch failed, as observers report it broke up and crashed into the sea shortly after blast-off.
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Ruling party win South Korea vote

Thursday, April 12th 2012, 9:45

Parliamentary election results in South Korea show the ruling Saenuri party taking the majority of seats by a small margin after a close race.
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VIDEO: South Korea rulers win majority

Thursday, April 12th 2012, 3:35

South Korea's ruling Saenuri party has taken the majority of seats in parliamentary polls, winning 152 in the 300-seat national assembly.
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South Koreans vote in tight race

Wednesday, April 11th 2012, 10:25

Votes are being counted in South Korea after a closely-contested parliamentary election seen as a key test for President Lee Myung-bak.
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Seeking the youth vote in S Korea

Tuesday, April 10th 2012, 1:25

Fighting for the youth vote in South Korea
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Seeking the youth vote in S Korea

Tuesday, April 10th 2012, 1:25

Fighting for the youth vote in South Korea
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S Korea murder sparks resignation

Monday, April 9th 2012, 7:36

South Korea's police chief resigns amid an outcry after a woman was raped and murdered despite telling police exactly where she was.
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N Korea 'needle assassin' jailed

Thursday, April 5th 2012, 3:27
related countries: North Korea North Korea

A North Korean defector is jailed in South Korea for plotting to kill a high-profile activist with a poison-tipped needle.
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N Korea group 'arrives in Seoul'

Wednesday, April 4th 2012, 7:51
related countries: China China, North Korea North Korea
related places: Seoul

A group of North Korean refugees arrives in Seoul after three years in a South Korean diplomatic mission in China, South Korean media reports say.
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Leaders warn over nuclear threat

Tuesday, March 27th 2012, 11:09
related places: Seoul

World leaders call for closer co-operation to tackle the threat of nuclear terrorism at a summit on nuclear security in Seoul.
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Obama hopes for new nuclear cuts

Monday, March 26th 2012, 8:37
related places: Seoul

US President Barack Obama challenges North Korea and Iran, and pledges to work with Russia and China, ahead of a nuclear security summit in Seoul.
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S Korea warning on stray rockets

Monday, March 26th 2012, 8:04
related countries: North Korea North Korea

South Korea warns that it might shoot down any North Korean rocket that strays into its territory, ahead of the North's planned launch next month.
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Obama visits tense Koreas border

Sunday, March 25th 2012, 10:09
related countries: United States United States
related places: North

US President Barack Obama visits the Demilitarised Zone (DMZ) separating the Koreas, amid rising tensions over a planned rocket launch by the North.
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Asia's big three close in on deal

Friday, March 23rd 2012, 0:45
related countries: Japan Japan

Japan, China and South Korea move closer to inking a trilateral investment agreement that may pave the way for a free-trade deal.
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