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#South Korea

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 Your beloved dead family dog 'reborn'. Animal cloning is big business Neverending Tail

Your beloved dead family dog 'reborn'. Animal cloning is big business

At a centre in Seoul, devastated pet owners are ‘reunited’ with a twin of their deceased animal.

From TheJournal.ie Seoul brings in traffic signs telling smartphone addicts to look up more often Self(ie) Obsessed

Seoul brings in traffic signs telling smartphone addicts to look up more often

The pilot scheme will warn smartphone users to pay attention to their surroundings.

From TheJournal.ie North Korea takes major nuclear step as it test-fires two powerful missiles Shots Fired

North Korea takes major nuclear step as it test-fires two powerful missiles

The launches have sparked worldwide condemnation.

From TheJournal.ie South Koreans eat nearly 2.5 million dogs a year, but the industry is dying Rescued

South Koreans eat nearly 2.5 million dogs a year, but the industry is dying

Close to 200 dogs were freed from a farm this week.

From TheJournal.ie North Korea wants the South to prove it didn't kidnap 12 women Kidnapped

North Korea wants the South to prove it didn't kidnap 12 women

The North insists they were tricked into defecting by South Korean spies who effectively “kidnapped” them.

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 'If a regular suddenly stops coming, it usually means he or she has died' Old-age Discos

'If a regular suddenly stops coming, it usually means he or she has died'

Thousands of retired South Koreans are hitting the dance floors at special discos for the elderly.

From TheJournal.ie It looks like North Korea may have executed ANOTHER military leader Execution

It looks like North Korea may have executed ANOTHER military leader

Reports suggest that the North Korean army’s chief of staff Ri Yong-Gil was executed earlier this month.

From TheJournal.ie An enormous ship has been towed to Spain after it listed almost completely to one side Moving Mountain

An enormous ship has been towed to Spain after it listed almost completely to one side

The Modern Express cargo ship had been described as being like a “moving mountain” by a member of the salvage team.

From TheJournal.ie Working at Samsung factory caused woman's cancer Toxic Chemicals

Working at Samsung factory caused woman's cancer

Lee Eun-joo was diagnosed with ovarian cancer and died a decade afterwards.

From TheJournal.ie South Korea fires warning shots at North after drone peeps over border Stay Away

South Korea fires warning shots at North after drone peeps over border

The unidentified aerial vehicle flew across the border and encroached into South Korean territory by some “tens of metres”, the defence ministry said.

From TheJournal.ie US reacts to North Korea's nuclear test with bomber plane flyover Show Of Force

US reacts to North Korea's nuclear test with bomber plane flyover

The mission was conducted “in response to recent provocative action by North Korea”, US Forces Korea said in a statement.

From TheJournal.ie These are the K-pop tunes now being blared into North Korea Have A Listen This post contains videos

These are the K-pop tunes now being blared into North Korea

South Korea is hitting back after its rival claimed it had successfully tested a hydrogen bomb.

From TheJournal.ie Mystery surrounds death of top North Korean aide in car crash Kim Yang-gon

Mystery surrounds death of top North Korean aide in car crash

The state’s media is remaining tight-lipped on the death.

From TheJournal.ie World War II sex slaves and their fight for justice Comfort Women

World War II sex slaves and their fight for justice

There’s continued tension between Japan and South Korea over the ‘comfort women’.

From TheJournal.ie Canadian pastor sentenced to life in prison in North Korea International Incident

Canadian pastor sentenced to life in prison in North Korea

Hyeon Soo Lim was accused of running an anti-North Korea human rights ‘racket’.

From TheJournal.ie South Korean family charged with murder over brutal hotel exorcism Germany

South Korean family charged with murder over brutal hotel exorcism

A 41-year-old woman was “severely” beaten, allegedly by a group including her own son.

From TheJournal.ie Professor jailed for force-feeding student faeces South Korea

Professor jailed for force-feeding student faeces

The man was sentenced to 12 years in prison.

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 Beautiful and heartbreaking: Families reunited for brief moments after 60 years The Koreas

Beautiful and heartbreaking: Families reunited for brief moments after 60 years

North and South Korea will hold another 3-day session of reunions, starting today.

From TheJournal.ie Two women met at work, bonded - then DNA proved that they're long-lost sisters Bizarre

Two women met at work, bonded - then DNA proved that they're long-lost sisters

Meagan Hughes and Holly Hoyle-O’Brien were separately adopted from South Korea by Americans in the 1970s.

From TheJournal.ie Cold Case: The Itaewon Burger King murder has been made into a film - but there's still no conviction Unsolved Murder
From TheJournal.ie Here's the damage North Korea could do if it went to war Hermit State

Here's the damage North Korea could do if it went to war

Tensions between North and South Korea have escalated recently.

From TheJournal.ie How the North and South Korea talks were sparked by loudspeakers blaring propaganda This Means War

How the North and South Korea talks were sparked by loudspeakers blaring propaganda

South Korea has been blasting pop music and news from the outside world across the border.

From TheJournal.ie Kim Jong-Un has declared a "semi-state" of war North Korea

Kim Jong-Un has declared a "semi-state" of war

Military tensions between North and South Korea have soared following a rare exchange of artillery fire.

From The42 PGA tour golfer forced to return to South Korea for mandatory two-year military service Rules Are Rules

PGA tour golfer forced to return to South Korea for mandatory two-year military service

29-year-old Sang-Moon Bae has racked up 5.2 million euro in career earnings to date.

From TheJournal.ie This North Korean soldier found a very simple (but dangerous) way to defect Come On In
From TheJournal.ie Explainer: A MERS outbreak has killed 14 in South Korea. What are the experts saying? Deadly Virus

Explainer: A MERS outbreak has killed 14 in South Korea. What are the experts saying?

It’s the largest outbreak of the deadly virus outside Saudi Arabia.

From TheJournal.ie This Nobel Prize winner just apologised for saying all women in laboratories cry when criticised Less Than Nobel

This Nobel Prize winner just apologised for saying all women in laboratories cry when criticised

Briton Sir Tim Hunt said his controversial remarks were meant to be taken in a humorous fashion.

From TheJournal.ie North Korean defence minister 'executed for dozing off during a rally' Disloyalty

North Korean defence minister 'executed for dozing off during a rally'

South Korea’s spy agency says Hyon Yong-chol was killed last month in front of an audience of hundreds.

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 The42 Sports film of the week: Millionaire Gaming Prodigies Reel Stories

Sports film of the week: Millionaire Gaming Prodigies

Our sports film of the week is a documentary following the explosion of eSports in South Korea

From TheJournal.ie This on-screen lesbian kiss has sparked a huge media storm in South Korea Unprecedented

This on-screen lesbian kiss has sparked a huge media storm in South Korea

Homosexuality is not illegal in South Korea – but it carries a significant social stigma, with few openly gay public figures.

From TheJournal.ie South Korea legalises adultery, condom shares soar Careless Whispers

South Korea legalises adultery, condom shares soar

“Even if adultery should be condemned as immoral, state power should not intervene in individuals’ private lives.”

From TheJournal.ie Pair swallowed by sinkhole in pavement after getting off bus South Korea This post contains videos

Pair swallowed by sinkhole in pavement after getting off bus

They fell 10 feet into the ground.

From TheJournal.ie Woman in South Korea attacked by robot vacuum cleaner that ate her hair Robot Attack

Woman in South Korea attacked by robot vacuum cleaner that ate her hair

The little robot thought it was doing its job and the woman escaped serious injury.