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Seoul officials say Kim Jong Un had ankle surgery

Activists who plan to send anti-North Korea leaflets, hold a defaced image of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as police officers stand guard during a rally in Paju, north of Seoul, South Korea, Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014. North Korea opened fire on Oct. 10 after activists floated propaganda balloons across the border, following through on a previous threat to attack. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

South Korea’s spy agency says it has an explanation of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s mysterious 6-week-long public absence.

Posted: October 28th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

South Korea dismantles border ‘propaganda’ Christmas tree

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South Korea’s Defense Ministry says it has pulled down a 43-year-old frontline Christmas tower that North Korea viewed as propaganda warfare.

Posted: October 22nd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Amnesty slams ‘abuse’ of migrant workers in S. Korea

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Migrant farm workers in South Korea have become victims of rampant abuse under a “shameful” work permit system that encourages exploitation, Amnesty International said in a report published Monday.

Posted: October 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Report: South Korean manager commits suicide to apologize for concert tragedy

South Korean National Forensic Service members check a broken ventilation grate after concert goers fell through it into an underground parking area below in Seongnam City, south of Seoul, on Oct 17, 2014. PHOTO/AFP

A South Korean official who committed suicide after a pop concert accident left 16 people dead, had posted a Twitter message apologizing for the tragedy, just minutes before he was found dead.

Posted: October 19th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Safety official kills self after K-pop concert tragedy kills 16

Rescue workers stand around a collapsed ventilation grate at an outdoor theater in Seongnam, South Korea, Friday, Oct. 17, 2014. Fourteen people were feared dead Friday after the ventilation grate collapsed during a concert by popular girls’ band 4Minute, officials said. (AP Photo/Yonhap, Shin Young-geun)

An official dealing with safety measures at a concert in South Korea where 16 people died when the grate they were standing collapsed apparently committed suicide hours after the tragedy, authorities said Saturday.

Posted: October 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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