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The wrong notes: Inside the murky underbelly of K-pop
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The wrong notes: Inside the murky underbelly of K-pop

Looking inside the dark corridors of K-pop will reveal sickening episodes of mistreatment, suicide, sexual assault, sexualisation of minors by K-pop agencies and slave labour, among other atrocities

South Koreans are single and NOT ready to mingle. Here’s why
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South Koreans are single and NOT ready to mingle. Here’s why

The proportion of South Koreans expected to be living alone in 2050 is expected to be more than double from the start of the millennium

FIFA World Cup: Asian teams 'getting closer' despite knockout blows in Qatar
Football

FIFA World Cup: Asian teams 'getting closer' despite knockout blows in Qatar

Australia, Japan and South Korea -- three of the six Asian Football Confederation teams at the World Cup -- reached the first knockout stage.

South Korea says North Korea fired 130 artillery shells in latest drill, some landed in buffer zone
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South Korea says North Korea fired 130 artillery shells in latest drill, some landed in buffer zone

South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said the weapons fell within the northern side of buffer zones created under a 2018 inter-Korean agreement to reduce military tensions. There were no immediate reports of shells falling inside South Korean waters

South Korea scrambles jets after Chinese, Russian warplanes approach
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South Korea scrambles jets after Chinese, Russian warplanes approach

The Chinese H-6 bombers repeatedly entered and exited the Korea Air Defence Identification Zone (KADIZ) near South Korea's southern and northeast coasts early Wednesday, Seoul's Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said

South Korea: Couple left dead baby in kimchi container for 3 years, Police say
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South Korea: Couple left dead baby in kimchi container for 3 years, Police say

The child’s mother initially denied that she had killed the baby and instead claimed that she had abandoned her on the streets

FIFA World Cup: Son Heung-min fails to inspire on return as South Korea, Uruguay play out goalless draw
Football

FIFA World Cup: Son Heung-min fails to inspire on return as South Korea, Uruguay play out goalless draw

It was a game of few chances as neither Son on one side nor Uruguay's fearsome strikers Luis Suarez, Darwin Nunez and Edinson Cavani could find a clear opening.

South Korea puts traffic lights on ground to alert 'Phone Obsessed Zombies'; Watch
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South Korea puts traffic lights on ground to alert 'Phone Obsessed Zombies'; Watch

All the eyes were fixed on a red LED light on the pavement, behind which people can be seen standing.

FIFA World Cup: Son Heung-min will play South Korea's campaign opener against Uruguay, says ex-teammate
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FIFA World Cup: Son Heung-min will play South Korea's campaign opener against Uruguay, says ex-teammate

Son Heung-Min had surgery after suffering a fracture around his left eye while playing for Tottenham in the Champions League earlier this month.

North Korea fires missile hours after warning of 'fiercer' military response
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North Korea fires missile hours after warning of 'fiercer' military response

The military has stepped up monitoring and guard and is maintaining utmost readiness in close coordination with the US

WATCH: Hong Kong protest song replaces China’s national anthem during rugby game in South Korea
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WATCH: Hong Kong protest song replaces China’s national anthem during rugby game in South Korea

The song was penned by a local musician and popularized by protesters during extensive anti-government demonstrations in 2019

US President Joe Biden to meet Asian allies to coordinate response to North Korea threat and China
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US President Joe Biden to meet Asian allies to coordinate response to North Korea threat and China

Tensions on the Korean peninsula have skyrocketed in recent months as the North continues its weapons demonstrations and the US and South Korea launched stepped-up joint defence exercises

Joe Biden seeks North Korea strategy in talks with Japan, South Korea
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Joe Biden seeks North Korea strategy in talks with Japan, South Korea

Biden will meet his South Korean counterpart Yoon Suk-yeol and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida on Sunday to discuss ways to address the threat posed by the North's 'unlawful weapons of mass destruction and ballistic missile programs', the White House said

FIFA World Cup: South Korea announce squad, name Son Heung-Min as captain despite injury concerns
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FIFA World Cup: South Korea announce squad, name Son Heung-Min as captain despite injury concerns

Despite suffering a fractured eye socket, Son Heung-Min was selected to South Korea's 26-man squad for this month's FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

Russia-Ukraine war fallout: World's biggest weapons manufacturer goes munition shopping in South Korea
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Russia-Ukraine war fallout: World's biggest weapons manufacturer goes munition shopping in South Korea

The United States and South Korea have been working on an ammunition deal to buy 155 mm howitzer munition to shore up US weapons inventory that has come under pressure from continuing military aid to Ukraine

North Korea fires short-range ballistic missile towards eastern sea
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North Korea fires short-range ballistic missile towards eastern sea

Earlier this month, North Korea conducted a flurry of launches, including an intercontinental ballistic missile, which Seoul said appeared to have failed

Doggie Troubles: The bizarre row in South Korea over canines gifted by North Korea’s Kim Jong-un
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Doggie Troubles: The bizarre row in South Korea over canines gifted by North Korea’s Kim Jong-un

In 2018, former South Korean president Moon Jae-in was gifted two white Pungsan dogs by his North Korean counterpart Kim Jong-un. Now, the interior ministry under President Yoon Suk-yeol has backed out from a deal to pay for the pets, prompting Moon to give them up

Explained: North Korea's crumbling air force and its missile tests
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Explained: North Korea's crumbling air force and its missile tests

North Korea boasted about ‘twice the air power’ of the South before it was hit with crippling sanctions over its nuclear weapons and missile programmes. Today, most of North Korea's fighters and bombers are now either obsolete or near-obsolete

Explained: Why North Korea's new round of missile tests is nothing new
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Explained: Why North Korea's new round of missile tests is nothing new

In North Korea’s current flurry of missile launches, one can see the repetition of old patterns of escalation and response. While there is still risk associated with any escalation of tension on the Korean Peninsula, this is far from uncharted territory

North Korea military vows 'resolute and overwhelming' response to US-South Korea war games
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North Korea military vows 'resolute and overwhelming' response to US-South Korea war games

The United States and South Korea have warned that such missile launches could culminate in a nuclear test by North Korea