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Korean man imprisoned for assaulting burglar
Korean man imprisoned for assaulting burglar

A 20-year-old man is serving his jail term that he received for assaulting a 50-year-old burglar, YTN reported Friday.

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An open letter to Gangnam City Hall and Mayor Shin Yeon-hee
An open letter to Gangnam City Hall and Mayor Shin Yeon-hee

My name is Adam and I’ve lived in Korea for close to three years. I love this country and have … Read more

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Top 10 weirdest places in South Korea
Top 10 weirdest places in South Korea

Sometimes, you’ve just got to get away from the norm. You’ve seen Gyeongbokgung Palace a half-dozen times, you’ve strolled down … Read more

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Why did North Korea release Folwe? Will there be more violence in Hong Kong?
Why did North Korea release Folwe? Will there be more violence in Hong Kong?

Following the surprise release of American Jeffrey Fowle from North Korea, many of the details surrounding the circumstances continue to … Read more

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Trans woman files complaint against military over surgical castration
Trans woman files complaint against military over surgical castration

A South Korean transgender woman Wednesday lodged a human rights complaint against the military for forcing her to undergo genital … Read more

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Police arrest artist for spreading flyers that lampoon President Park
Police arrest artist for spreading flyers that lampoon President Park

The police arrested artist Lee Ha Monday for scattering flyers that lampoon President Park Geun-hye from the rooftop of a … Read more

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Two Koreas exchange gunfire at border
Two Koreas exchange gunfire at border

North and South Korean troops on Sunday exchanged fire across their heavily fortified border, military officials said.

The incident occurred … Read more

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16 dead after vent collapses at 4Minute concert
16 dead after vent collapses at 4Minute concert

Sixteen people are feared dead and 11 others seriously injured after a ventilation grate they stood on collapsed Friday during … Read more

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Do Koreans deserve freedom of speech?
Do Koreans deserve freedom of speech?

This is the first of a two-part series that Kim Jin-joo, a conservative Korean netizen, has prepared in an effort … Read more

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Indictment of Japanese journalist in South Korea. Was it justified?
Indictment of Japanese journalist in South Korea. Was it justified?

In an age where governments around the globe are employing various methods to keep tabs on their citizens in the … Read more

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Korea, land of weird and wonderful food delicacies
Korea, land of weird and wonderful food delicacies

Koreans have certainly been creative when coming up with new snack ideas and in many ways they’ve succeeded in producing … Read more

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Teens indicted for forcing 15-year-old girl to perform sex acts and eat faeces
Teens indicted for forcing 15-year-old girl to perform sex acts and eat faeces

Prosecutors indicted three teenagers on charges of sexually and physically abusing a 15-year-old high school girl, local media reported Sunday.… Read more

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Egyptian’s Korean dream shattered over entry denial
Egyptian’s Korean dream shattered over entry denial

It should have been the most exciting day of Mohmed’s life but it ended in despair. He was brimming with … Read more

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Seoul-based Digital Agency Asiance Marks 10-Year Anniversary in Style
Seoul-based Digital Agency Asiance Marks 10-Year Anniversary in Style

Seoul, South Korea, Oct. 4th, 2014 — Asiance, a Seoul-based award-winning digital agency, celebrates its 10th anniversary this month, marking … Read more

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