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Pilot trainer new to the job—Asiana

This frame grab from video provided by KTVU shows the scene after an Asiana Airlines flight crashed while landing at San Francisco Airport on Saturday, July 6, 2013, in San Francisco. AP/KTVU

The trainer assigned to guide a pilot who crash-landed an Asiana Airlines plane in San Francisco was on his first day in the job, the carrier said Tuesday, as investigators began interviewing the cockpit crew.

Posted: July 9th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

No panic in NKorea despite talk of missile test

South Korean soldiers guard at Unification Bridge near the border village of Panmunjom, that has separated the two Koreas since the Korean War, in Paju, north of Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, April 11, 2013. As the world braced for a provocative missile launch by North Korea, with newscasts worldwide playing up tensions on the Korean Peninsula, the center of the storm was strangely calm. AP

As neighboring nations kept a close eye on missile movements in North Korea, people in the country’s capital began celebrating a series of April holidays, including the anniversary Thursday of their leader’s appointment as head of the ruling Worker’s Party.

Posted: April 11th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Bodies of 2 Korean divers found

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A Philippine Coast Guard-led search team has found the bodies of two South Korean expert divers who were reported missing since Tuesday after going on a dive in the waters off Barangay Mapating in Maricaban Island, Batangas.

Posted: November 30th, 2012 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

6 Koreans held for online gambling

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The police arrested on Friday six Korean nationals allegedly running an illegal online gambling operation at a condominium in this city.

Posted: October 19th, 2012 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Dictator’s daughter runs for S. Korea presidency

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Park Geun-hye AP FILE PHOTO

Park Geun-Hye, the daughter of an assassinated dictator, officially launched her bid Tuesday to become South Korea’s first female president, with polls placing her as frontrunner in December’s election.

Posted: July 10th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

8 Koreans nabbed; 300 dogs rescued

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Police arrested eight Koreans and rescued over 300 pit bulls in separate raids on an underground dog fight arena and a dog farm in Caluan and San Pablo City in Laguna.

Posted: March 31st, 2012 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

UN chief heads to Asia on Sunday

U.S. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is heading to Asia on Sunday to attend a second summit of world leaders on nuclear security in South Korea and meet the leaders of Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore.

Posted: March 17th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

2 Koreans freed in Lanao del Norte

ILIGAN CITY—Armed men freed the two remaining South Koreans they kidnapped in Lanao del Norte on Oct. 21 hours after releasing the first South Korean victim. The fate of three other captives, all Filipinos, was uncertain, however. Col. Aldred Limoso, of the 2nd Mechanized Infantry Brigade, said the two South Koreans—Wu Seok-bung and Kim Nam-du—were [...]

Posted: November 26th, 2011 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

1 of 3 kidnapped Koreans released

ILIGAN CITY—One of three South Koreans kidnapped while checking mining prospects in Lanao del Norte has been released on Thursday, authorities said yesterday. Chief Supt. Felicisimo Khu, chief of the Directorate for Integrated Police Operation (Dipo) in Western Mindanao, said Choi In-soo was abandoned by his kidnappers in Barangay Kalimudan in Salvador, Lanao del Norte, [...]

Posted: November 25th, 2011 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Seven missing after South Korean cargo ship sinks

Seven crewmen were missing and 14 others were rescued after a South Korean bulk carrier sank in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea), Seoul’s foreign ministry said Tuesday.

Posted: November 22nd, 2011 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

PNP revives Korean help desk

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The Philippine National Police has activated its Korean help desk amid “sensational and heinous crimes” involving South Koreans in the country, its spokesman said.

Posted: July 19th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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