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From TheJournal.ie North Korea has fired two short-range missiles, according to South Korean military chiefs Rocket Man

North Korea has fired two short-range missiles, according to South Korean military chiefs

It comes after Pyongyang carried out another military drill on Saturday.

From The42 Hole-in-one leaves Kim in clear at Texas Open, Graeme McDowell in the hunt As It Stands

Hole-in-one leaves Kim in clear at Texas Open, Graeme McDowell in the hunt

The 23-year-old from Seoul delivered another dazzling outing at TPC San Antonio’s AT&T Oaks Course to pull clear of a crowded field.

From TheJournal.ie Hundreds of couples livestreamed having sex in South Korea without their consent Love Motels

Hundreds of couples livestreamed having sex in South Korea without their consent

The footage was streamed 24 hours a day to a subscription website with about 4,000 members.

From TheJournal.ie 'No more war' - North and South Korean leaders commit to complete denuclearisation Good Neighbours?

'No more war' - North and South Korean leaders commit to complete denuclearisation

Kim was flanked by his sister and close adviser Kim Yo Jong.

From TheJournal.ie China and North Korea confirm that Kim Jong-un took a secret trip to Beijing Diplomatic Relations

China and North Korea confirm that Kim Jong-un took a secret trip to Beijing

It was Kim’s first trip abroad since taking power in North Korea.

From TheJournal.ie South Korea accused of targeting gay soldiers in wake of online sex video Human Rights

South Korea accused of targeting gay soldiers in wake of online sex video

“The soldiers being investigated had consensual sex with their partners and not inside the barracks,” said a human rights expert.

From TheJournal.ie South Korea's ex-president accused of €5.7 million bribe and 'leaking state secrets' Park Geun-Hye

South Korea's ex-president accused of €5.7 million bribe and 'leaking state secrets'

Park Geun-Hye, detained at a centre near Seoul, was officially charged today.

From TheJournal.ie North Korea launches three ballistic missiles as world leaders meet at G20 Flexing Muscles

North Korea launches three ballistic missiles as world leaders meet at G20

The missiles were fired into the Sea of Japan without navigational warning being given to that country.

From TheJournal.ie Mers virus transmitted from one 'super-spreader patient' in overcrowded emergency room South Korea

Mers virus transmitted from one 'super-spreader patient' in overcrowded emergency room

The 35-year-old man infected 82 people including other patients, healthcare workers and visitors.

From TheJournal.ie South Korean men may have been given Viagra as political bribes Electile Dysfunction

South Korean men may have been given Viagra as political bribes

The country goes to the polls today.

From TheJournal.ie This couple have found an unusual way of dealing with a long-distance relationship Miles Apart

This couple have found an unusual way of dealing with a long-distance relationship

He’s in Seoul, she’s in New York – but this helps them share their lives apart.

This couple's photo project will resonate with anyone in a long-distance relationship

He’s in Seoul, she’s in New York – but this helps them share their lives apart.

From TheJournal.ie Ex-airline executive walks free after bizarre 'nut rage' court case Totally Macadamia

Ex-airline executive walks free after bizarre 'nut rage' court case

Cho Hyun-Ah became enraged when a flight attendant served her some nuts in a bag, rather than on a plate.

From TheJournal.ie Activists postpone plans to send 10,000 copies of The Interview to North Korea Wanton Act Of Terror

Activists postpone plans to send 10,000 copies of The Interview to North Korea

The move followed warnings of military reprisals.

From TheJournal.ie The 5 at 5: Thursday Take 5

The 5 at 5: Thursday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

From TheJournal.ie American ambassador has face slashed by knife-wielding protester Seoul

American ambassador has face slashed by knife-wielding protester

The assailant was arrested immediately.

From TheJournal.ie Uber's boss has been indicted in South Korea and is facing a possible jail term Illegal Taxis

Uber's boss has been indicted in South Korea and is facing a possible jail term

Officials say the ride-sharing app and a local rental company have been running an illegal taxi service.

From TheJournal.ie Video shows terrifying scenes inside airplane forced to make emergency landing Extreme Turbulence

Video shows terrifying scenes inside airplane forced to make emergency landing

Passengers can be heard screaming and praying.

That 'Irish alcoholism' job rejection? There's now a Craigslist response from Seoul...

… who is pretending to be a drunk James Joyce.

From TheJournal.ie Talks to resume between North and South Korea after surprise visit Dialogue

Talks to resume between North and South Korea after surprise visit

Three top-ranking North Korean officials attended the closing ceremony of the Asian Games.

From TheJournal.ie Warm welcome: North Korea fires rockets as Pope Francis arrives in the South Frosty Relations

Warm welcome: North Korea fires rockets as Pope Francis arrives in the South

South Korea had asked for Catholics from North Korea to come to an event with the Pope, but the North declined.

From TheJournal.ie Meet South Korea's new 'Gangnam Style' tourist police Hey Sexy Lady

Meet South Korea's new 'Gangnam Style' tourist police

The new force was “formed to protect tourists from being ripped off during their stay in Seoul”.

From TheJournal.ie In pictures: The jet crash in San Francisco that killed two and injured 182 Plane Crash This post contains images

In pictures: The jet crash in San Francisco that killed two and injured 182

The FBI said there was no indication that terrorism was to blame for the crash.

From TheJournal.ie Confirmed: 10 injured in San Francisco plane crash San Francisco

Confirmed: 10 injured in San Francisco plane crash

Eight adults and two children have been confirmed as being critically injured into today’s crash landing at San Francisco International Airport.

From TheJournal.ie North and South Korea hold rare talks after months of increasing tensions Tensions

North and South Korea hold rare talks after months of increasing tensions

The talks follow months of friction and threats of war by Pyongyang after its February nuclear test attracted tougher UN sanctions, further squeezing its struggling economy.

From TheJournal.ie North and South Korea agree to 'constructive' high-level meeting Two Koreas

North and South Korea agree to 'constructive' high-level meeting

The agreement comes after intense talks aimed at rebuilding trust after months of tension and threats of nuclear war.

From TheJournal.ie North Korea gives US citizen 15 years' hard labour for 'hostile acts' North Korea

North Korea gives US citizen 15 years' hard labour for 'hostile acts'

Pae Jun-Ho, also known as Kenneth Bae, has been sentenced to 15 years of prison labour for “hostile acts” against the communist regime.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Will a policy of deterrence quell tensions on the Korean peninsula? Opinion

Column: Will a policy of deterrence quell tensions on the Korean peninsula?

The problem with deterrence theory is that, at its root, it is based on threats which can lead states to the brink of war. North Korea’s behaviour should instead be viewed as an opportunity for engagement, writes Jason Douglas.

From TheJournal.ie North Korea declares 'state of war' with South North Korea

North Korea declares 'state of war' with South

North Korea has issued a warning to Seoul and Washington, saying that “any provocation” could swiftly escalate into an all-out nuclear conflict.

From The42 Sports Film of the Week: 9.79' Reel Stories This post contains videos

Sports Film of the Week: 9.79'

Remember Ben Johnson’s world record breaking gold medal in ’88? Not for long.

From TheJournal.ie South Korea plans legal ban on posting swear words using mobiles Filtering This post contains a poll

South Korea plans legal ban on posting swear words using mobiles

The government is reportedly looking at mandatory software to block swear words, purportedly to stop cyberbullying.

From TheJournal.ie These South Korean Christmas lights are considered "psychological warfare" Greetings

These South Korean Christmas lights are considered "psychological warfare"

The Presbyterian church in Seoul is being decked out in lights from today – a display which North Korea sees essentially as a rude gesture at Pyongyang.

From TheJournal.ie How much money will PSY make from ‘Gangnam Style’? Music Millions

How much money will PSY make from ‘Gangnam Style’?

An investigation reveals he could make significantly more money from YouTube than he ever might from music sales.

Hey, sexy lady: ‘Gangnam Style’ becomes most-watched YouTube video Gangnam Style This post contains videos

Hey, sexy lady: ‘Gangnam Style’ becomes most-watched YouTube video

The South Korean smackdown of Seoul’s affluent Gangnam district surpasses Justin Bieber’s ‘Baby’ with 812 million views.

What is ‘Gangnam Style’? 2012′s biggest viral phenomenon, explained Oppan Gangnam Style This post contains videos

What is ‘Gangnam Style’? 2012′s biggest viral phenomenon, explained

It’s the most ‘liked’ video in YouTube history. But what does it all mean? Hayley Millar is here to help.

Olympic themes: the best and worst of Summer Games songs On Track This post contains videos

Olympic themes: the best and worst of Summer Games songs

How does the London 2012 theme shape up to those of yester-Olympics?

From TheJournal.ie Automatic shutdown at South Korea nuclear reactor Nuclear

Automatic shutdown at South Korea nuclear reactor

Operators of the nuclear plant ruled out any possible radiation leak at the plant after the automatic shutdown.

From TheJournal.ie Two arrested for hacking 8.7 million mobile customers in South Korea Scam

Two arrested for hacking 8.7 million mobile customers in South Korea

The pair stole the data, including the customers’ names, contact details and registration numbers, to sell onto telemarketers.

From TheJournal.ie Is North Korean leader Kim Jong Un married? Koreas

Is North Korean leader Kim Jong Un married?

South Korea says mystery woman recently spotted accompanying the new leader is his wife.

From TheJournal.ie Meet the new boss: North Korea names new army chief North Korea

Meet the new boss: North Korea names new army chief

Some analysts say that the departure of Ri Yong-Ho and the arrival of his replacement Hyon Yong-Chol is an attempt by new leader Kim Jong Un to tame the power of the country’s vast military.

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