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Fears rise for missing in SKorea ferry sinking

Fears rise for missing in SKorea ferry sinking

18-Apr-2014 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Strong currents, rain and bad visibility hampered an increasingly anxious search Thursday for 287 passengers, many thought to be high school students, still missing more than [...] » More

Grieving S. Korean parents consumed by agony and anger

18-Apr-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

The pin-drop silence as the student’s name was read out was broken by a piercing scream of anguished recognition as her shattered parents clutched each other in the [...] » More

Ferry sinks off South Korea; 6 dead, 290 missing

Ferry sinks off South Korea; 6 dead, 290 missing

17-Apr-2014 Intellasia | AP | 7:39 AM

Koo Bon-hee could see the exit. For half an hour, as the doomed ferry filled with water and listed severely on its side, the crew told passengers to wait for rescuers. With [...] » More

Korea blocks Ashley Madison adultery website

17-Apr-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

South Korea has blocked the newly launched Korean version of the global adultery hook-up site Ashley Madison, saying Wednesday that it threatened family values in a country [...] » More

Breakdancing in N Korea: Celebrating Kim Il Sung’s Birthday

17-Apr-2014 Intellasia | Nknews | 6:00 AM

When you see the pictures and videos coming out of Pyongyang today, you might be surprised by what you see. But I don’t want these pictures to make you think that North [...] » More

Japan sounds out S. Korea on settling ‘comfort women’ issue by end of the year

17-Apr-2014 Intellasia | Japan Times | 6:00 AM

Japan has sounded out South Korea about putting an end this year to the issue of South Korean women forced to serve at brothels for the wartime Japanese military, government [...] » More

N Korea’s Illicit Economy Includes Fake Viagra and Smuggled Ivory

17-Apr-2014 Intellasia | The Wire | 6:00 AM

North Korea, increasingly in need of cash to pay for things like armies, missiles, and food, has developed a rather healthy illicit economy that includes DVD trafficking and [...] » More

This is what a marathon looks like in N Korea

17-Apr-2014 Intellasia | Usa Today | 6:00 AM

For the first time in 30 years, North Korea opened its marathon to foreigners – meaning tourists could come to the normally isolated country to participate in a 26.2 [...] » More

The Foreign ministers of Mexico, Indonesia, Korea, Turkey and Australia held meetings in Mexico

The Foreign ministers of Mexico, Indonesia, Korea, Turkey and Australia held meetings in Mexico

17-Apr-2014 Intellasia | The Yucatan Times | 6:00 AM

The Foreign ministers of Mexico, Indonesia, South Korea, Turkey and Australia are in Mexico City for a two-day meeting that began on Sunday April 13th, 2014. The purpose of [...] » More

N Korea’s crimes against humanity demand action

17-Apr-2014 Intellasia | Washington Post | 6:00 AM

THE UNITED Nations Security Council will hold an informal meeting this week about the findings and recommendations of the Commission of Inquiry into human rights abuses in [...] » More

2 dead after ferry sinks off Korean coast

2 dead after ferry sinks off Korean coast

17-Apr-2014 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

The government says 295 people are still missing several hours after a ferry carrying 477, most of them high school students, sank in cold waters off South Korea’s [...] » More

N Korea celebrates birthday of founding leader Kim Il Sung

N Korea celebrates birthday of founding leader Kim Il Sung

17-Apr-2014 Intellasia | Latimes | 6:00 AM

North Korea on Tuesday celebrated the birthday of its founder, Kim Il Sung, with current leader Kim Jong Un reportedly paying respects at his grandfather’s mausoleum [...] » More

N Korean officials ‘threaten’ London hairdresser who used shop window picture of Kim Jong-un

17-Apr-2014 Intellasia | The Independent | 6:00 AM

In recent months it has been reported that Kim Jong-un’s grip over the North Korean people extends to every aspect of day-to-day life – even the way they are [...] » More

US, China in ‘productive’ talks after N Korea test threat

US, China in ‘productive’ talks after N Korea test threat

17-Apr-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The United States and China have held “productive” talks on North Korea, the US State Department said on Tuesday, part of stepped up international diplomacy after [...] » More

Hundreds rescued after ferry sinks off Korea

17-Apr-2014 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Dozens of rescue boats and helicopters are scrambling to save more than 470 people, including many high school students, caught on a ferry sinking off South Korea’s [...] » More