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Wake for 'Moonies' founder begins

Thursday, September 6th 2012, 5:09

Mourners gather at the headquarters of the Unification Church in South Korea as the 10-day wake for leader Sun Myung Moon begins.
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S Korea growth misses estimates

Thursday, September 6th 2012, 1:12

South Korea's economy grows at a slower pace than expected, hurt by fall in capital investment and a slowdown in exports, figures show.
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VIDEO: 'Moonie' Church mourns founder

Monday, September 3rd 2012, 15:31

Members of the South Korea-based Unification Church are in mourning following the death of their founder, self-proclaimed messiah Sun Myung Moon.
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'Moonie' Church mourns founder

Monday, September 3rd 2012, 14:11

Members of the South Korea-based Unification Church around the world mourn its founder, Sun Myung Moon, who has died at the age of 92.
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VIDEO: Typhoon Bolaven hits Korean peninsula

Tuesday, August 28th 2012, 9:52
related countries: China China

Typhoon Bolaven has left at least nine people dead and several others missing on the Korean peninsula.
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China fishermen killed in typhoon

Tuesday, August 28th 2012, 9:27
related countries: China China

At least five Chinese fishermen are killed and 10 others are missing after their boats capsize as Typhoon Bolaven hit South Korea, officials say.
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Payout for killed Korea activists

Monday, August 27th 2012, 9:56
related countries: North Korea North Korea

The Supreme Court in South Korea orders the government to compensate the families of a group of suspected North Korean sympathisers killed during the Korean War.
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Okinawa typhoon heads to S Korea

Monday, August 27th 2012, 8:21
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Okinawa

A powerful typhoon heads towards South Korea after lashing the Japanese island of Okinawa, causing power cuts and paralysing transport.
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South Koreans have bans reduced

Wednesday, August 22nd 2012, 12:21
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

South Korea's Olympic badminton coach Sung Han-kook has a lifetime suspension cut following controversy at London 2012.
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Tech for glasses-free 3D cinemas

Tuesday, August 21st 2012, 20:19

Technology that could lead to the creation of glasses-free 3D cinemas has been developed by in South Korea.
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VIDEO: S Korea troops rehearse terror attack

Tuesday, August 21st 2012, 12:10
related countries: North Korea North Korea
related places: Seoul

South Korean troops have been rehearsing a terror attack by staging a mock exercise in Seoul.
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Park wins nomination in S Korea

Monday, August 20th 2012, 11:36

Park Geun-hye, the daughter of South Korea's former leader Park Chung-hee, is nominated as the presidential candidate of the governing party.
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VIDEO: Can 'Brand USA' bring in tourists?

Sunday, August 19th 2012, 13:19
related countries: Brazil Brazil, United States United States

A marketing campaign aimed at attracting more holiday-makers to the United States is moving into a second phase - with Brazil and South Korea to be targeted with promotional advertising.
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AUDIO: Where women pay men for sex - and more

Wednesday, August 15th 2012, 8:30

South Korea has seen a rise in the number of women seeking paid male company, with a boom in "host bars" over the last decade.
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Lee: History 'harming Japan ties'

Wednesday, August 15th 2012, 7:41
related countries: Japan Japan

South Korea's President Lee Myung-bak says ties with Japan are being hampered by its stance on historical issues.
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S Korea Olympic footballer barred

Saturday, August 11th 2012, 18:24
related countries: Japan Japan

The IOC tells South Korea to bar one of its footballers from a medal ceremony after he allegedly held up a political message.
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South Korea beat Japan to bronze

Friday, August 10th 2012, 21:03
related countries: Japan Japan

South Korea beat Japan 2-0 in Cardiff to clinch the Olympic bronze medal.
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S Korean visit to disputed islets

Friday, August 10th 2012, 14:28
related countries: Japan Japan

South Korea's president visits islands also claimed by Japan, in a move that raises diplomatic tensions.
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China win every table tennis gold

Wednesday, August 8th 2012, 16:55
related countries: China China

China complete a clean sweep of table tennis at the Olympics as their men's team beat South Korea to gold.
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Brazil to play Mexico in final

Tuesday, August 7th 2012, 21:18
related countries: Brazil Brazil, Mexico Mexico

Brazil will play Mexico in the men's football final after brushing aside the challenge of South Korea at Old Trafford with a 3-0 victory.
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Korean Kim wins wrestling gold

Tuesday, August 7th 2012, 19:09
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong, North Korea North Korea

South Korea's Kim Hyeon-Woo wins gold in the -66kg Greco-Roman wrestling competition, beating Hungarian Tamas Lorincz in the final.
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Mexico beat Japan to reach final

Tuesday, August 7th 2012, 18:13
related countries: Brazil Brazil, Japan Japan, Mexico Mexico

Mexico will play Brazil or South Korea in the men's Olympic football final after coming from behind to defeat Japan 3-1.
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Great Britain lose on penalties

Saturday, August 4th 2012, 22:15

Great Britain are knocked out of the Olympic football tournament with a quarter-final defeat to South Korea on penalties.
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S Korea inflation at 12-year low

Wednesday, August 1st 2012, 3:37

South Korea inflation moderates to a 12-year low, paving the pay for authorities to boost growth as exports and manufacturing data disappoints.
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N Korea dismisses talk of reform

Sunday, July 29th 2012, 22:52
related countries: North Korea North Korea

North Korea dismisses reports from South Korea that it is planning policy changes that will lead to the opening up of the secretive communist state.
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South Korea secure archery gold

Sunday, July 29th 2012, 17:41
related countries: China China

South Korea win a seventh straight gold medal in women's team archery with a 210-209 win over China.
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S Korean Jin wins 10m air pistol

Saturday, July 28th 2012, 16:41
related countries: North Korea North Korea

South Korea's Jin Jong-Oh takes the Olympic 10m air pistol title with a consistent display at the Royal Artillery Barracks.
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S Korean Jin wins 10m air pistol

Saturday, July 28th 2012, 15:53
related countries: North Korea North Korea

South Korea's Jin Jong-Oh takes the Olympic 10m air pistol title with a consistent display at the Royal Artillery Barracks.
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New details on Kim Jong-un's wife

Thursday, July 26th 2012, 11:25
related countries: North Korea North Korea

More details are emerging in South Korea about Ri Sol-ju, the woman identified as the wife of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.
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N Korea sends leaflets to South

Thursday, July 26th 2012, 7:39

North Korea floats propaganda leaflets over the border for the first time in 12 years, South Korea's defence ministry says.
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South Korea economic growth slows

Thursday, July 26th 2012, 1:46

South Korea's economic growth slowed between April and June, coming in at 0.4%, down from 0.9% in the first quarter, official figures show.
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S Korea banks in rate-rig probe

Wednesday, July 18th 2012, 8:28

South Korea is investigating banks and brokerages over possible manipulation of a savings interest rate - the latest in a series of allegations against banks.
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Asian shares fall on bank action

Thursday, July 12th 2012, 8:29
related countries: Japan Japan

Asian shares fall after South Korea makes a surprise interest rate cut while the Bank of Japan makes only minor changes to its stimulus programme.
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S Korea's Park seeks presidency

Tuesday, July 10th 2012, 10:20

The daughter of South Korea's former dictator Park Chung-hee, Park Guen-hye, launches her bid to become the country's first female president.
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