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From TheJournal.ie Ireland has the seventh fastest broadband speeds in the world Zoom Zoom

Ireland has the seventh fastest broadband speeds in the world

According to a new report from Akamai, speeds in the country are now at an average of 13.9 Mbps, faster than speeds in the UK and Germany.

From TheJournal.ie South Korean plastic surgeons 'partied in operating theatre' Gangnam Style

South Korean plastic surgeons 'partied in operating theatre'

The incidents are being investigated, authorities say.

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.

From TheJournal.ie North Korea is forcing anyone called 'Kim Jong-un' to change their name One Kim To Rule Them All
From The42 Paul McGrath, Dara O'Briain and Enda Kenny lead the Twitter tributes to Katie Taylor Praise Her

Paul McGrath, Dara O'Briain and Enda Kenny lead the Twitter tributes to Katie Taylor

There’s praise pouring in from all quarters for the Bray native today.

From The42 Glory for Katie - the pics from South Korea as Taylor is crowned world champion Champ

Glory for Katie - the pics from South Korea as Taylor is crowned world champion

Taylor defeated Yana Allekseevna of Azerbaijan.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Soju think the Irish are all drunks? Stereotype

Opinion: Soju think the Irish are all drunks?

News of an Irish teacher being discriminated against in South Korea has annoyed a lot of people – but it shouldn’t put you off this beautiful and welcoming country.

Irish girl rejected for job in South Korea due to “alcoholism nature of your kind”

Kate Mulrennan was applying for a teaching position in Seoul.

From TheJournal.ie Kim Jong-Un mystery latest: Now he's been seen walking without a stick Speculation

Kim Jong-Un mystery latest: Now he's been seen walking without a stick

He briefly disappeared from public view in September.

From TheJournal.ie South Korea spies believe they know where Kim Jong Un ran off to that time Mystery Solved
From TheJournal.ie These companies are designing 5G wireless that will be 1,000 times faster than 4G Too Fast Too Furious
From TheJournal.ie North Korea warns of 'unpredictable retaliatory strikes' against South Rising Tensions

North Korea warns of 'unpredictable retaliatory strikes' against South

The two sides exchanged fire yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie Concert planner found dead after 16 die at South Korea pop performance South Korea

Concert planner found dead after 16 die at South Korea pop performance

The man was found not far from where 16 people watching a K-Pop concert died in an accident.

From TheJournal.ie Collapse of ventilation grate at South Korean pop concert leaves 16 dead Accident

Collapse of ventilation grate at South Korean pop concert leaves 16 dead

It’s believed the concert goers standing on the grate fell 65 feet.

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 South Korea to hike cigarette price by 80% Quite The Increase

South Korea to hike cigarette price by 80%

There’s also proposals for tobacco packaging to include pictures of the harm caused by smoking and for tobacco ads to be banned in retail stores.

Beauty queen runs off with her tiara 'and free breast implants'

She could hardly leave them behind, to be fair.

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 Taxi-hailing Uber app banned in South Korea over fears of unlicensed drivers Regulation

Taxi-hailing Uber app banned in South Korea over fears of unlicensed drivers

Drivers can bypass background checks, insurance and vehicle upkeep and safety.

From TheJournal.ie South Korea withholds suicide note of army shooter who killed five comrades Military

South Korea withholds suicide note of army shooter who killed five comrades

Reports say the note detailed how bullying drove him to despair.

From TheJournal.ie If a humanitarian disaster happened in Ireland tomorrow, how ready would we be? Crisis
From TheJournal.ie Killer soldier who shot dead five colleagues captured after tense standoff South Korea

Killer soldier who shot dead five colleagues captured after tense standoff

The 22-year-old soldier, who was a conscript to the army, was captured after a 24-hour standoff.

From TheJournal.ie EC and South Korea team up to develop 5G technology Speed Boost

EC and South Korea team up to develop 5G technology

The partnership will see both sides cooperate in 5G research as well as developing a target timeline for the technology by the end of 2015.

From TheJournal.ie First Communions, Harley-Davidsons, and abortion : The week in numbers Prime Numbers

First Communions, Harley-Davidsons, and abortion : The week in numbers

Plus: What age was the former US president who did a parachute jump for his birthday this week?

From TheJournal.ie 6,000 Korean police storm religious compound in manhunt for sunken ferry owner Ferry Disaster

6,000 Korean police storm religious compound in manhunt for sunken ferry owner

Followers of the Evangelical Baptist Church of Korea erected a barricade at the entrance to the complex, but made no move to block police.

From TheJournal.ie Murder trial opens for South Korea ferry captain and crew Ferry Disaster

Murder trial opens for South Korea ferry captain and crew

The bulk of the charges arise from the fact the Captain and the others chose to abandon the ferry while hundreds of people were still trapped inside the vessel before it capsized.

From TheJournal.ie Patient with dementia questioned after 21 die in fire at hospital for the elderly South Korea

Patient with dementia questioned after 21 die in fire at hospital for the elderly

Most of the victims died from asphyxiation as they could not escape the smoke-filled corridors.

From TheJournal.ie Captain and three top crew of sunken South Korean ferry charged with manslaughter Sewol

Captain and three top crew of sunken South Korean ferry charged with manslaughter

Along with 11 other lower-ranking crew members, they are accused of being the first to scramble to safety.

From The42 Ji-Sung Park, the man who tamed Pirlo, retires at 33 UNSUNG HERO

Ji-Sung Park, the man who tamed Pirlo, retires at 33

South Korean enjoyed an illustrious seven-year spell at Manchester United

From TheJournal.ie Diver killed at scene of ferry search after air hose becomes entangled South Korea

Diver killed at scene of ferry search after air hose becomes entangled

53-year-old Lee Gwang-Wook, who was making his first dive at the scene, lost consciousness and was pronounced dead in hospital.

From TheJournal.ie Divers struggle to open blocked cabins on sunken South Korea ferry Recovery Effort

Divers struggle to open blocked cabins on sunken South Korea ferry

One body was retrieved on Friday four kilometres from the site.

From TheJournal.ie "I am sorry to the people": President apologises over ferry disaster South Korea

"I am sorry to the people": President apologises over ferry disaster

Park said that she was “heavy-hearted” over the lives lost in the disaster.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Sunday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Good morning. Here’s everything you need to know this morning as you start your Sunday.

From TheJournal.ie South Korea's prime minister resigns over ferry disaster Ferry Disaster

South Korea's prime minister resigns over ferry disaster

“I offer my apology for having been unable to prevent this accident from happening” said Chung Hong-Won.

From TheJournal.ie All 15 crew members of South Korean ferry in custody Ferry Disaster

All 15 crew members of South Korean ferry in custody

All are accused of negligence and of failing to help passengers in need as the ferry Sewol sank on 16 April.

From TheJournal.ie Obama confirms that if Putin was drowning, he would probably jump in to save him Tensions

Obama confirms that if Putin was drowning, he would probably jump in to save him

“If anybody is out there drowning, I would save them. I used to be a pretty good swimmer, I grew up in Hawaii.”

From TheJournal.ie Race to recover bodies from Korea ferry before storms hit Ferry Disaster

Race to recover bodies from Korea ferry before storms hit

The confirmed death toll stands at 183 people, with 119 still unaccounted for.

From TheJournal.ie Distraught families gather as South Korea ferry disaster death toll passes 100 Searching

Distraught families gather as South Korea ferry disaster death toll passes 100

There are still almost 200 people missing – most of them schoolchildren.